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There are two memes in which I have participated on Fridays, Aloha Friday at “An Island Life” and Only the Good Friday at “This Eclectic Life”.  Being as it is Friday, and I’m winding down for the weekend, I thought I would combine the two today!  My Aloha Friday question is in line with today’s Only the Good theme, even!

Have you ever  stepped out of your comfort zone for the good of someone else?

For myself, well…I’m having trouble thinking of an example, although it’s certainly the kind of thing I’d like to think I’d do if the situation called for it.  I’ve hunted down new-born (umbilical cord still attached) kittens who were tangled in vines at the in-laws’ farm and couldn’t be released by their feline families, and taken them to their mama’s for a drink. 🙂  I think the closest I come to going beyond myself is when I (increasingly) stand up to some of the situations at work that do nothing to support the health and/or well-being of our client population.  (I work at a residential/teaching facility for adults with mental retardation and developmental disabilities).


For my Only the Good Friday…WE GOT MOVED!  I’m so happy I could plotz!  *rofl*  We went from a two bedroom house (with 2 adults, 3 children, a dog, two adult cats and four kittens (all animals were taken in by good people) with no interior doors, sagging floors, leaky pipes and no hot water which was also 17.1 miles from work to a 3 BR apartment with interior doors, hot and cold running water, a washer-dryer and non-biological dishwasher that is only 4.8 miles from where I work.  HUZZAH!  (Party at my place, B.Y.O.B (cause this county is dry).

Thanks for visiting, feel free to leave a comment and play along on the memes!


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A couple of weeks ago I was bee-bopping through the Internet, when I came upon the Aloha Friday meme at An Island Life blog.  I left my comment, and did a post…but apparently forgot to ask a question in my post…which is only like the whole point of the meme. *lol*  So, after hiding in embarrassment for a several weeks, I am once again venturing into the blogosphere – meme style.

So, here’s my question…

Have you ever mis-read directions to a meme and made a “boo-boo”, not finding out about it until too late?  ‘Splain please. 🙂  Have a great weekend, y’all!

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Well, it’s gotta be “Trinity” for me.  That’s my daughter’s name.  She’s named after a sister of my husband who was either stillborn or died in infancy.  That baby was named after the Trinity River in Texas.  Whatever works, right?  Well, my husband’s parents decided to let him pick his sister’s middle name.  He chose “Sunshine”.  So we decided to let our oldest child, age 6 then, pick his sister’s middle name.  First he wanted “Cherry”…and we tried to explain to him why “Cherry” might not be the best name for a girl, especially in those ‘coming of age’ years.  Secondly, he offered “White”…and that wasn’t quite right either.  He was stuck on his next choice for a L-O-N-G time…”Olive”.  It sounded way old-fashioned.  Finally we were able to agree on “Olivia”.

So, our little girl, who came 2 months early, as our 3rd child had the big, BIG name of  Trinity (for my husband’s sister) Anna (a traditional name in my mother’s paternal line) and Olivia (from her brother).

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