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Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Scribbles and Scrambles - Sicko/Puppies

My lovely caretakers during my unfortunate lost wrestling match with a stomach bug. My little helpers focused on deep tissue massage by pouncing, walking or concentrated standing on various parts of my achy body. Oh and they alerted me when any noisy trucks drove past the house. Peaceful recovery period? Not quite. But I do feel loved.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Scribbles and Scrambles - Not So Favorite Things...

This might be the shortest blog post ever. Ready for it? I HATE puking. Odd right? Cuz I'm sure you are a fan. But I did a little late night early morning experiment to test my statement. Tis very passionately true for me.  Old Faithful timing and Niagra Falls intensity out of the human body just ought not to be. No pictures today save for this one.  ( : (>>> 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Scribbles and Scrambles ~ Part Lobster




My cousin Emily nominated me for a Liebster Award. Nepotism lives!

She is an adorable little foodie, soon to be first time baby mama, and shared part of my honeymoon with me. My hubby and I babysat Emily and her siblings and chilled in lovely Kansas City. That is a bonus fact for you.

Here's where to find Emily on the WWW. And in addition to the bonus factoid above, I'll answer two of these today and be back with the rest next week. 

My questions for my chosen bloggers: 
1.  Who is your favorite musician and what is your favorite song of theirs?
2.  If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be?

3.  What is your favorite movie from your teenage years? Share what you love most about it, why it’s your favorite.  
Sixteen Candles for the humor and the one-liners. One I don't think I'd want my kids to watch as teens, but there you go. 

4.  What inspired you to start blogging?  
This one is pretty easy. I had just discovered on-line forums for expression way back in 2005. Somehow, blogging seemed like the way to work on my skills and networking. Novel Rocket was started by a writing critique partner, Gina Holmes, and her blog took off. She invited me to manage a day or so there and run Novel Reviews which was a spin off. Scrambled Dregs is kind of exactly what it started out as, random tidbits. It's just part of me and has evolved with me. 

5.  What is an experience in your life that you feel defines you as a person? (it can be good, or bad, just something that you feel shaped who you are now)

6.  What is your greatest accomplishment? 
I have to say that seeing my adult children become, and grow into, the amazing people they are gives me such satisfaction. God deserves 100% of the credit. Honestly. I spent far too many months and years of their formative years making stupid decisions to think I had much to do with their awesomeness. I do know that I loved them imperfectly and somehow they know that, otherwise, it's all God's grace. And they are amazing people. I am proud to call them my kids and friends. 

7.  What is your favorite character from your favorite TV show, and why? (I was going to narrow this down to Friends but I thought that would be unfair if anyone was one of the rare few who didn’t watch Friends.) 
Ron Swanson! Do I need to tell y'all why? 
8.  Where is the coolest place you have traveled? Describe it.
9.  On the same note, if there was anywhere in the world you could go to, where would it be and why? (for the hypothetical money and logistics are no object! :) )
10. What is a unique talent of yours?
11. If you could share one piece of wisdom that you’ve learned in life, what would it be?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Scribbles and Scrambles ~ Saving Some Money

I've found a couple of Apps I've found that pay me for things I'm already buying. I'm not motivated by couponing because it's so involved. And I'm not that organized. I do like the idea of getting money back and saving money on things I usually buy without a coupon because we need or use the items. 

Ibotta is the first one. I think this will only benefit me once in awhile, but I already have $1.00 in my queue on one product that I would buy whether or not it was on sale. I also used by red card at Target and got 5% off and it didn't take away from the rebate. 

If you use my code we both win. So give it a try if you are interested. https://ibotta.com/r/i6hba



Receipt Hog gave me points for the receipt from Target that I scanned through Ibotta, too. So three benefits from one product purchase. LIKEY.




The explanation of this cute App which is super easy and earns me gift cards to Amazon or cash on money I'm already spending. :  ) Win. Win. 

I’m getting paid for my shopping with an app called Receipt Hog, and you should try it out. All you do is take pictures of your grocery receipts, and Receipt Hog will pay you. It's that simple. And if you submit receipts regularly, you can earn spins at the “Hog Slots” slot machine, where you can win more money or even have your entire shopping trip paid for! It’s fun, it’s easy, and it’s free.

Plus, if you use this referral code, we’ll both get extra spins at the Hog Slots when you submit your first receipt: soy20596

So join me in earning some easy cash. You can download the app here: http://app.receipthog.com/download

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Scribbles and Scrambles ~ Squirrel!


As I type this I am being buffeted and body slammed by my beasts. Wrestling is pretty much 85% of their non-napping time. The other 15% is eating or begging for treats. Wait. That's not fair. Out of the 85% comes "Squirrel Time" "Squirrel Time" is a flirt stick. The girls LOVE the squirrel on a stick. It helps that it has two squeakers. When they get a hold of it they go to town. Squirrel Time is a daily or twice daily event. They run to the refrigerator and look up and sit patiently waiting for me to take down the world's best toy. In case I'm not paying attention Gertrude will let out an occasional bark to let me know that it is most definitely time to play.