Good Morning! Welcome to the 7th COFFEE KLATCH FRIDAY! Come, sit, enjoy a cup of something warm!

First, let me share that I quit  the job that I told you about last week. Thanks for all your input and encouragement.
Second, let me apologize for this late post. I have been under the weather this week. The dreaded FLU has hit my home. This version has a horrendous headache attached to it which makes it hard to concentrate ... it's one of those headaches that you just want to close your eyes so everything will go away. Even though I have taken medication to help me feel better the headache never completely goes away. BUT ... I am slowly feeling better.

Today we are to share 7 photos of things we are THANKFUL for. The plan was to take on picture a day. Of course, being sick, I was unable to do that. BUT ya'll know we are not that ridged  around here. So I will be using a few "old" pics that I have.

#1 Friday, 11/11 was Veterans Day

I am thankful to the men and women who have fought to keep our country free and safe.

My husband. This was taken 2 weeks ago as we began our yard clean up. He is a good provider and a hard worker. 

My job. Even though this was the last week of work for the season ... I LOVE my job!
It is hectic, it is crazy hours, but I enjoy it to the max!

My kids! This picture is almost a year old. The reason I am using it is because we are seldom all together in one spot at a time. My son lives in a different state and only visits a couple of times a year. 
My sweet Tillie. She is 13 years old. She has been the best dog we have ever had. Yes, she is MY dog. She follows me everywhere. She has separation anxiety when I am gone. I LOVE animals and am thankful for such a faithful pet.
You may thing that this is a strange thing to be thankful for.
Having 24 inches of my colon removed presents problems at times. If I have too much liquid, or eat something too spicy, or rich my colon goes crazy. Luckily, even after 18 years... I am able to use these to products and keep things pretty much under control. I am thankful that I have not had to go to something that is stronger and that I could only get by prescription.
I am thankful for sunshine! I am one of those people who needs and love the sun. If you look closely, there is ice on our pool. I took this yesterday morning. It was about 26 out. Today it was the warm temp of 30 and the ice is still there. I can tolerate cold ... as long as there is sunshine.

Looking forward to seeing what you are thankful. 



Getting by with a little help from my friend's.
Today is the 6th Coffee Klatch Friday!
And today ... the format is going to be a little different.

Today I am asking my friend's for their opinions.
If you have been reading my blog you know that I took a job, somewhat different than what I was doing, but in the same company. This is a seasonal job. It in no way affects my previous job. My previous job is still there... just slowing down and soon will be laying off people. I have to admit, that was one on the reasons I enjoy this job. A little down time over the Holidays.
Back to my new job ... I am thinking about quitting it. There are several reasons. 
First, we have to SELL the product. People come in to buy items and that's ok, but we are required to show them 8 other products and try to get them to buy them. I don't like people pushing me and I don't like feeling that I am pushy to someone else.
Second, we had our 1st (if you could call it that) winter storm yesterday. I worked for the previous job and it took me almost 30 minutes to get to my school. Traffic was terrible, weather was terrible ... it was not a fun time at all. I figured out that if I had gone to the "new" job, I would have been at least 45 minutes late. If there are only 2 of you working ... this can cause a great havoc ... for you and the customers. The job is already 50 minutes away and it is not too bad when it is daylight, but if we were to get a storm while I was at work ... taking 2 hours to get home in the dark would not be fun.
Third, we are on a "come in as needed" scheduled. Meaning, I am scheduled for certain days. I must call in the night before  to see if I am needed (is there enough going on) to be there the next day. So far, the 2 days I was scheduled I was not needed.
I have never quit anything! And even though I want to quit ... I have mixed feelings about doing so.
HELP ME!!! I just need so reassurance that I am making the right choice.

This week there is no subject. HOWEVER, starting on Friday, Nov.11, please take a daily photo of something you are thankful for. At the next Coffee Klatch Friday you should have 7 photos to share!
Have a great week!



WOW!! Can you believe it??! It's the 5th Coffee Klatch Friday!
Come on in! Sit! Have a hot cup of something ... coffee, tea, hot chocolate, apple cider ... You are with friends!

Today we are chatting about our "Bucket List's".
I'm sure you've seen the movie. A dying man decides he wants to do all these crazy, dangerous thing because he has found out that he doesn't have much longer to live,
Hmmmmm.... I'm not sure my list is really crazy, or for that fact dangerous. AND ... let me say that many of the things that I have done weren't even on my list. BUT ... I have been blessed to be able to do them and are grateful for the experiences.

1. I have always wanted to take a "stained glass" class.

I would love to make something like this to hang in my window.
2.  I would like to raise chickens and have farm fresh eggs.

3. I would like to go to the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

4. I would LOVE to go to Africa. (The photographer in me )
5. I would like to take a cruise to the Bahamas.
I have been to the outer Islands of the Bahamas and plan to go back.
The Cruise would take me to "The Atlantis Waterpark" which is my true destination.
Taking the cruise is cheaper than taking a vacation to Atlantis.
6. I would love to have a "Beach House", somewhere where it is warm all winter.
7. I would love to see Whales in the wild.
8. I would love to see Manatee in the wild.
9. I would love to learn how to make Biscoti.
I have tried, but it just never turns out right.
10. I would like to meet some, most, all of my blogging friends.


Over the years my favorite candy has changed ... a little.
When I was a child, my favorite candy bar was a MARS BAR.
Until recently ... when I found them at a popular retail store... I had not given them much though because it has been some time since I have seen them.
When I was in High School, everyday of my Sophomore I ate a bag of M&M's
I also liked "Bit O Honey" candy which is kinda like a toffee.
Now ... I don't eat candy a lot. BUT if I do have a candy bar it is a SNICKERS.
I also enjoy an M&M Blizzard on occasion
Looking forward to seeing your lists!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a GREAT week!


~FYI~ Coffee Klatch Friday~

This is a shout out to all my Coffe Klatch Friday friends. If you have checked on any comments that I have left on other peoples blogs you will know that I have been working 2 jobs. This week these jobs have been overlapping. Unfortunatly that cuts down on the time I am on-line. This looks like it may be the last week of 2 jobs (working in the same company, 2 different locations, 2 different , but similar positions). YEAH!!! I am looking forward to being able to put more time in on getting to know each of you.
Tomorrow afternoon wil be the regular Coffee Klatch Friday post. I know you are all fast thinkers and will be able to post on short notice.

Getting to know you ~
10 (or close to it) items on your "Bucket List"
Subject~ With Halloween being this past week.
Please share with us what your favorite candy is and why it is your favorite.