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Turkey Turkey Goose #UseYourWords

Welcome to November's Use Your Words challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked four to six words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That is the challenge, here is a fun twist; no one who is participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.


My words are: 
turkey ~ indian corn ~ traditions ~ packages ~ family
It was submitted by: https://cognitivescript.blogspot.com/

So, when I opened the e-mail with my words, I instantly knew what I was going to write about, the very moment I saw turkey. I just needed to figure how to fit them all in. So, bear with me...

This time of year is magical for me. I think it is partially because of the weather, but it also the holidays. As you know from other posts, I don't have a ton of traditions, so we are making our own traditions, as each ho…
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Dear Gigi: Family Gatherings #BlogWithFriends

Welcome to November's Blog with Friends round-up!! (Full disclosure, I almost typed September instead of November. Can you believe it is already November?!) This month, a group of us chose the theme of Family Gatherings, to create posts based on. The posts can be any type of post. You may get recipes, short stories, shopping advice, poetry, crafts, DIY projects, and any number of other things.



As many of you know, my father passed away in September. I am just starting to feel okay again. It has been a very hard journey, losing in, and trying to grieve, while still going on. I think having to help Gigi handle the loss, has made it a bit harder on me. She loved her Papa Charlie. It is weird how when people are alive, things seem important, and then once they are gone, those things do not even matter at all. 

When I think about family gatherings, I mostly think about my childhood. Primarily Thanksgivings and Christmases, spent with my Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. They are some of my gre…

Next Chapter #SecretSubjectSwap

Welcome to November's Secret Subject Swap. This week, nine brave bloggers chose to submit a secret subject for another blogger to craft into a post, and were assigned a secret subject of their own.



My “Secret Subject” is: "Finally I found you", you hear whispered from a familiar voice behind you. Your heart quickens, your palms become sweaty, your knees go weak and wonder how this is even possible... Finish the story of who is behind you.
It was submitted by: https://sparklyjenn.blogspot.com/ (Jenn, I oughta hug you for this!)

I turn around and see my father. How is this happening? What is happening? He died. He is gone. He has been gone for years now. Yet, here he is. Not the one hundred pounds of skin and bones, I saw at his funeral, but the strong, handsome dad from my childhood. There is a beautiful, young girl at his side. I look at her. She looks so familiar. Her chestnut curls frame her beautiful face. I look from my dad to her, and back again. Suddenly, I know her. I…

Kindness Matters #WorldKindnessDay

One thing this world needs more of, is kindness. A group of us bloggers, decided to create posts for today, to highlight World Kindness Day, and the importance of kindness. There are a few things I can easily talk about, and one of them, is that kindness matters.

If you are in the United States, today is voting day for you. I hope you all choose to vote today, and have your voice heard. I hope as you vote, you keep a few things in mind. One, is who is genuinely best for the job. Not just who is affiliated with the right party, in your opinion. Two, is that politicians aren't above the law, and they should not act as though they are. Three, is the importance of good character and kindness. Four, is that politicians don't just represent you, but the represent every American. It is important to vote for candidates that care about your quality of life, and the quality of every other Americans life.

So, yes, on this World Kindness Day, I hope you vote. I also hope that you choose to …

Boo! #FunnyFriday

Welcome to October’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write five captions and/or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they have come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.

Here is today’s picture. It was submitted by Karen of Baking In A Tornado.





1. There's a person in them thar threads.
2. Do it yourself ghost kit.
3. Mom to son: You can come out. You have sunscreen on. Son to mom: No. It's bright out there. Mom to son: Well, it is daytime. Son to mom: I'll come out at night. Mom to son: Okay, Dracula.
4. SPF Level 1000.
5. See this, just makes me want to go to the beach, or dive into a pool!! It is actually starting to get a bit chilly here, so neither of those options, are the best idea, but it is nice to take a mental v…

Daddy's Girl #UseYourWords

Welcome to October's Use Your Words challenge. Here is how it works: each participating blogger submits four to six words or short phrases, for another blogger to craft into a post. The post can be about anything, as long as each word is used at least once. The words are assigned randomly, so no blogger knows who gets the words the submitted, and have no clue which words they will receive, until they are assigned the words. The bloggers can interpret the words into any kind of post they want, and the posts are usually quite unique.




My words are:
blueberry ~ fantastic ~ love ~ scared ~ zoo
It was submitted by: http://theblogging911.com/blog

Since I received the phone call, from the Sheriff, telling me my father had passed away, I have done so much reflecting on life. Thinking about my dad. Thinking about our life together. Thinking about my life apart from him. Really, just a lot of thinking. I have also been doing a lot of crying. Thankfully, not all of the tears have been sad. Some h…

I carried a watermelon #FunnyFriday

Today’s post is September’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write five captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.

Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by Dawn of Cognitive Script.







1. Wife to hubby: I do not care what you say, I can make it fit in the box. Hubby to wife: It isn't going to fit. Wife to hubby: One day you will learn not to doubt me.
2. I carried a watermelon. (if you get this one, let's be best friends!)
3. I actually sat down to finish this post today, and the first thing I thought, when I looked at it, was the conversation I had with my daddy's friend last night. He is helping me with keeping my dad's place secure until I get there. Part …