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Let it Snow Dec 2016 #FunnyFriday

Today’s post is this 2016’s final Funny Friday. Funny Friday is 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 all participating bloggers 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 Candice ofMeasurements of Merriment


1. All these clothes... Snow better be worth it!

2. Go outside in the snow, they said. It will be fun, they said.

3. I envision her bundling up every day, and waiting by the window for the first snowfall, and being sad about the unusually warm weather.

4. Getting bundled up was so tiring. Just a quick nap, and then I will be ready for all things fun in the snow!!

5. If I get told we will go out in the snow in five more minutes, one more time…

Stable Layne Pt 4 Dec 2016 #UseYourWords

Today’s post is this month's Use Your Words writing 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: Spirit ~ Holly ~ Friends ~ Artificial ~ Parties ~ Niece They were submitted by: http://www.southernbellecharm. com(Thank you for the fabulous words, Minette!!)
Today's post is an installment of an ongoing story I have been writing. In case you have not read the first three parts, or you want to refresh your memory, the previous parts can be found using these links:
Stable Layne Part 1 Stable Layne Part 2 Stable Layne Part 3

Layne was busy trying to get her house in pristine condition. Somehow, her sister Blayne…

Pants on Fire Dec 2016 #SecretSubjectSwap

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week thirteen 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: Do you ever lie?If so, does it bother you or do you feel justified? It was submitted by: http://batteredhope.blogspot.com(Thank you for the fabulous prompt!!)
I think I would be lying, if I said I never lie, but it wouldn't be the biggest lie ever told. The truth is, I hate lying and liars, and I do my very best to never lie. I have been lied to a lot over the years, mostly by the very people who should never lie to me, and it really taught me the consequences of lying. I hate it. So, I avoid it at all costs. People who know me well, often tell me I am too honest. I tend to agree. Sometimes the truth gets me into trouble and uncomfortable situations, but I would rather that than the consequences of lying.
Plus,…

Songs of Christmas #TopTenThursday

Welcome to this week's Top Ten Thursday. In case you are new around here,  this is a weekly post,  hosted by the fabulous Tamara of Confessions of a part-time working mom. We all get together and create a weekly top ten list,  based on a chosen topic. This week,  we are revealing our Top Ten Christmas Songs.

I have participated in quite a few of these Top Ten Thursday,  but if you follow my blog and Facebook page,  you know I have not been feeling my best lately,  and writing has not been happening much.  I actually have lists for all the weeks I missed,  and I may share them all in a post soon.  I am still not feeling my best,  so for now,  I just want to focus on this week's list.

Are you a fan of Christmas music? I feel like,  for the most part,  either you love it or you hate it.  I do not know too many people that tow the middle line.  I fall under those who love Christmas music.  In fact,  I often catch myself singing certain songs all year long.  What can I say?! Most C…

Hairy Situation Nov 2016 #UseYourWords

Today’s post is a writing 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: shave ~ no ~ razor ~ furry ~ mountain man ~ legs They were submitted by: Sarah of Not That Sarah Michelle (Thank you for such awesome words!! I needed that giggle!!) 
Originally, I had planned on writing a new chapter of Stable Layne for y'all, but then Tuesday happened, and I just don't have it in me. I want to have it in me. I want to feel normal, but I don't. I feel sad.

I feel like hate has won. A man that spoke about committing heinous acts, who doesn't pay taxes, who has lied countless times (about ridiculous things), w…

Blessings Overflowing Nov 2016 #PoetryCollaboration

This is our monthly Poetry collaboration. I will awaken in the morning. I will suck it up. I will write. For now, I'm too depressed. I just watched a man get elected, who terrifies me.

Our theme is blessings.

I will do it justice tomorrow. For now. . .


Poem 1:

My life has been full of blessings.
Blessings in the form of family I love.
Blessings in the form of friends I cherish.
Blessings in the form of children I adore.
I was blessed to receive an education.
I was blessed to be taught the love of God.
I was blessed to live in safety, nearly always.
I was blessed to have freedom of choice.
I want the same for my daughter.
I want the same for my daughter's children.
I'm scared. I'm worried. I'm nervous.
I fear the future.
I fear that the blessings will be gone.
I fear they'll be unavailable to my daughter.
We are supposed to pay our blessings forward.
I fear we've done the opposite.
I fear we took them for granted, and now they're gone.


Poem 2:

Boundless opportunities .
Limitle…

A Day in the Life Nov 2016 #SecretSubjectSwap

Welcome to November's Secret Subject Swap. This week twelve brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject of their own. Today, we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.




My “Secret Subject” is: Tomorrow is the start of a new day. A change for you in whatever way you want. You can try out a new profession, a new city, a new you. The catch is it's just for a day. What do you do and when tomorrow is over are you going to be happy to be back where you started.


It was submitted by:Joy of Evil Joy Speaks (Thank you, for this awesome prompt, Joy!!)
I sat down to write this post, and I had an answer in my head, then I took a break. I wasn't feeling well, and I wanted to stretch out on the couch for a few. The next thing I knew, I was waking up two hours later. It was after 10 pm, and Chad was still up with Gigi. He let me sleep. He has to be awake at 3:30 in the morning to work, but let me sleep. So, I got up …