Photos of the Week: Wildlife in the City


We took the boys to Palmetto County Park in Mount Pleasant on the weekend and caught glimpses of some great wildlife - including an Osprey in it's nest, a turtle and Wayne's favorite find, an aligator out for a swim in the pond:


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Monday Quiz - yes it's really Monday Again! #MQAM

Welcome to Monday Quiz About Me - hosted by Heather & Wayne from Acting Balanced.  We are continuing to answer questions together.  

Here are FOUR QUESTIONS that everyone can answer and then you have the option to add a fifth question of your own for those who are visiting your blog to answer in the comment section, along with commenting on the four standard questions you answered! Grab the badge for your post if you like:



Here are the Questions:



It's an interesting week on the Holiday Insights calendar that we check out for fun days, so in homage, we are making this week all about special days and weeks...

1. Today is look up at the sky day - what does your piece of the sky look like today?

2. It's also "organize your files week" - will you be participating?  

3. It's almost Easter - what are your Easter traditions?

4. What is a favorite recipe that you've dusted off for the holidays or just because it's spring?

Our Responses

Sundays In My City

Thanks to the Unknown Mami for hosting Sundays In My City.

I thought I would share an encounter I had with a gator friend...

This is his pond...
I think he chose well.
He was just enjoying a nice spring day.

patrolling his pond...making sure no food was going to be uneaten.
He was even willing to pose for pictures...
until he has to swim off to see what else was happening.


Unknown Mami

Six Word Saturday

With little changes, comes significant growth.

This week our graduating students were presenting their capstone projects.  For many students in the room, I was their intro professor three or four year prior.  What struck me this year is that they were not fundamentally different as freshmen but subtle changes in their look, language, posture and attitudes have transformed them from being kids to now being ready to be young professionals.   I was proud to see how many of the students have made the transition.  I wish them all the best as they move onto their next adventure in life.

Book Review: Dash of Peril by Lori Foster

I am so pleased to be part of another Blog Tour for Lori Foster and introduce you to Dash of Peril! I have to say that once again I am blown away by the depth and intricacy of this latest installment of the Love Undercover Series that also features Run the Risk, Bare it All and Getting Rowdy

From the Publisher:


To bring down a sleazy abduction ring, Lieutenant Margaret “Margo” Peterson has set herself up as bait. But recruiting Dashiel Riske as her unofficial partner is a whole other kind of danger. Dash is six feet four inches of laid-back masculine charm, a man who loves life—and women—to the limit. Until Margo is threatened, and he reveals a dark side that may just match her own….

Beneath Margo’s tough fa├žade is a slow-burning sexiness that drives Dash crazy. The only way to finish this case is to work together side by side…skin to skin. And as their mission takes a lethal turn, he’ll have to prove he’s all the man she needs—in all the ways that matter….


My review:

Wednesday HodgePodge

1. April showers bring May flowers, or so the saying goes. When did you last 'shower' attention on someone or have attention 'showered' on you? Did you love it, or did all that attention make you squirm?

I really do not like when people show attention on me.  I much prefer to be 'shower-er' of attention.  

2. Share a favorite 'spring break' memory. Not talking about just the 'college spring break' thing, but any favorite spring break memory you'd like to share. Keep it family friendly please!

As a university professor, the idea of spring break is about entering mid-term grades and preparing summer projects. Sorry, that wasn't kid friendly.

3. It's National Pecan Month...are you a fan? If so, what's your favorite dish that calls for pecans?


Pecans can potentially kill me, so I am not a fan.

4.  'Put all your eggs in one basket', 'egg on your face', 'rotten egg', 'walk on eggshells', or 'a good egg'...which egg-spression could most recently be applied to your own life?

I am typically just a good egg. 

5.  In my experience___________________________________.

No good deed goes unpunished...but nice people do okay in the end.

6. What's a  favorite song with the word rain in its title or lyrics?



7. What does the word hope mean to you?

When people say to me to have hope, it really means I should abandon ship...



Photos of the Week: I scream... you scream





Hanging out with Spiderman 2 and chocolate ice cream at Baskin Robbins!



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Monday Quiz About Me - April Daze edition #MQAM

Welcome to Monday Quiz About Me - hosted by Heather & Wayne from Acting Balanced.  We are continuing to answer questions together.  

Here are FOUR QUESTIONS that everyone can answer and then you have the option to add a fifth question of your own for those who are visiting your blog to answer in the comment section, along with commenting on the four standard questions you answered! Grab the badge for your post if you like:



Here are the Questions:



It's an interesting week on the Holiday Insights calendar that we check out for fun days, so in homage, we are making this week all about special days and weeks...

1. This week is "Garden Week" - do you garden and what progress have you made on this year's garden... Wayne also wants to know what May Flowers you want these April Showers to bring?

2. Monday is No Housework Day - will you celebrate?

3. Wednesday is Name Yourself Day - would you change your name if you could?  and if so, to what?  If not, why not?

4. Friday is 8 Track Tape day - do you remember them?  Did you have one?  What 8 track song will you sing in honor of this day?

Our Responses

Sundays in my City - A Spring Walk in Downtown Charleston

 Wayne is lucky enough to work right in the middle of downtown Charleston and recently took his students on a field trip to hold class at the City of Charleston council chambers - talking about tourism in the city...

With views like these it's no wonder we're tops in the Conde Nast polling:





Six x Six Word Saturday - Date Knight

Had a Date with my Boys:

Chick-Fil-A was decorated royally for us!

Gold Plates for our yummy meals:
 
Crowns and Swords for our Knights:

And a sundae bar for dessert:

= a great night sleep for one knight

**While I am a Chick-Fil-A- Mom, we participated in this local event at our own expense and had a blast!