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Flip the Flop #FunnyFriday May 2015

Today’s post is this month’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 5 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 the lovely Spatulas on Parade  ( .

1. Nobody ever saw Jonah again.

2. Sharks never attack, they said. A walk on the beach will be lovely, they said.

3. That awkward moment when your invisibility serum goes wonky.

4. When there was only one set of footprints....

5. Not necessarily a caption... I am a LOVER of flip flops. I wear flip flops all year long. Looking at this makes me so sad. I would be so devastated if I lost one of mine. Mine have names. Yes, judge if you will, but I …

Coming As I Am....

As many of you know, I recently lost my cousin MattMatt. His death hit me hard. It rocked me to my core. It has been weeks, and I have not recovered yet. I do not think I will ever fully recover. I think I will feel the impact of his loss for the rest of my life. That is fine with me. He was my MattMatt. I loved him. He was part of me. His blood was my blood. I should miss him. I find comfort in the knowledge that he will forever be with me, in my heart, in my memories.

As you may have noticed, I took a hiatus after MattMatt died. In reality, I am still on hiatus. I am just in turtle mode- peeking out of my shell and then pulling my head back in. I have just really needed time. Time to think. Time to feel. Time to process. Time to heal. Time to breathe.

So much has happened in my life the past few years. Sometimes it does not even feel real. Sometimes it feels like an insanely long dream. Sometimes I sit back and think about everything that has happened, and I wonder how I have managed …

Candle in the mirror. #UseYourWords May 2015

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 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’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

My words are: mirror ~ book ~ ink ~ candle ~ fragrance
They were submitted by:Stacy Sews and Schools (Thank you for such wonderful words, Stacy! <3)
I had a bit of writer's block while trying to work on this post, and then an idea hit me. For whatever reason, I thought of twenty questions, but with only five questions (one for each word). So, I recruited a friend to help my idea come to fruition. I gave them the list of the words, and had them come up with five questions, one for each word, and then I answered them. Yes, it was the easy way out, but I thoug…

Coming Undone May 2015 #SecretSubjectSwap

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week, sixteen brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

My “Secret Subject” is: Sell me your favorite book. It was submitted by the wonderful lady behind The Momisodes (Thank you for such a fabulous subject! Though it was a tough one!)
My favorite book. What?! I thought we were not supposed to pick favorites. Oh wait. Is that just kids? Well, in some ways books were my kids for many years. I love books with a depth that reaches my soul. I am a reader. I am a writer. Books are just sort of part of me. So, picking a favorite is not as easy as it would seem. "Where the Red Fern Grows", "She's Come Undone", "Wuthering Heights", "Yesterday I Cried", so on and so on. Gosh. Pick one and sell it to you.
"She's Come Undone" by Wally Lamb. It'…