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Thought I'd do another picture share!


Fourteen is my favorite number. Miss Weewee is officially 14 months old. It's so hard to believe she's that old. It feels like I was in labor just yesterday. She's growing by leaps and bounds. She has been the best little girl. I'm sure it's not a shock to hear a mom say that. Yes, I'm biased. I'm also correct. She is so smart and funny. She loves to communicate and is quite animated. As simple as it is, "hi" is her favorite thing to say. She just recently started paying attention to the television and I am still in awe of her grasp of what goes on. Her favorite shows seem to be Chuggington and Thomas and Friends. I'm not shocked. She's always been a fan of Choo - Choo Trains. Two other shows she likes are Doc MacStuffins (Yay) and Little Einsteins. She never sits for long periods of time. She watches for a bit, plays some, watches some more, plays a bit more, etc etc. She is stubborn and intelligent. She takes a bottle at bedtime and sle…

Hug. Baring my soul.

Was anyone else as shocked by Robin Williams' death as I was? I was laying in bed, and Weewee was napping next to me. I was having a very relaxed moment. I got a text from Chadski, and I read it. "Robin Williams died" What?! No! So, of course I immediately went to Google. I had to know the sad details. I was NOT expecting to find out it was suicide. I was shocked. I cried. 
I am not one to cry over celebrity deaths. I feel the pain. Let's face it, even if you do not know a person, death is a sad thing. I definitely feel sadness over celebrity deaths, but I don't usually shed tears. I cried over Robin's death. I felt his death deeply. One of the funniest human beings, that has brought me much happiness and laughter, killed himself. He felt so sad, that he decided to move on of his own choosing. 
Am I the only one that wanted to hug him? That wanted to go back in time to the day before, find him, and hug him. Tell him all that he and his work has meant to me o…

Using My Words August 2014 style.

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.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. You will be grateful you did! 

Today's challenge was a two part challenge for me. I am a very verbose person, as many of you may know. I have a very special friend that decided to challenge me a bit on his own. He challenged me to use my words, clearly and understandably, in the shortest post possible. I think he basically told me nicely to get to the point and shut up! :) So... That is what I am going to…


People tend to want everyone to treat them amazingly well. They want respect, honesty, and kindness. Some of those same people, don't extend to others the same courtesies they expect. It's sad. If everyone chose to be kinder, think of how much the world would improve. We all need to make conscious decisions to spread kindness and love. We have to want the world to be a better place, and we need to act accordingly. Many want the world to improve,  but their actions don't reflect that want. We are so quick to judge everyone around us, while hating to be judged ourselves.  When you evaluate the people around you, I'm sure it's apparent to you, how many don't truly know you. They don't know your struggles and innermost thoughts and feelings. Remember that, and realize the same goes for you. You don't know everyone else's struggles. Think twice before judging. You don't want to be judged, so don't judge. You don't want other people adding to…

Needs and Wants.

In the world today,
people have needs,
and people have wants.
I think the two get confused.
I think people think they want what they need,
and need what they want.
I need you.
I want you.
I need to want you.
I want to need you.
I try so hard to keep things clear,
when it comes to you.
That is easier said that done at times.
Most times.
Nearly all the time.
Things get confusing when it comes to you.
My thoughts get jumbled.
My feelings get scrambled.
It's hard to keep control of my thoughts.
Hard to keep my desires in check.
I know that I need you.
Certain parts of you seem very vital to my existence.
I know that I want you.
Certain parts of you seem important to my happiness.
I know that I will be okay without you.
Why be okay?
When I could be fabulous with you?
I wish your needs mirrored my needs.
I wish your wants mirrored my wants.
I wish we weren't in such a place of limbo.
I wish our eyes met on a much higher level.
I wish I could be enough.
I wish I could be the one.
I w…

August 2014 Secret Subject Swap... Family Jewels Edition.

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week, 14 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 subject is:Your family is contacted about having your own reality show on TV. What do you call it? What would you try to show off? What would you try to hide from cameras?
It was submitted by:

One of my favorite (and least favorite) things about these blogging challenges, is how they truly are a challenge for me. They tend to make me think, and usually take me way out of my comfort zone. This challenge is no exception. 
Reality TV. Something I know basically nothing about. Seriously. I have never been a huge watcher of reality TV. I have plenty of reality in my life. I do have a serious, and sick addiction to the show Hoarders. Bad. I really should never watch that. 
I will tell you right now, nobody in their right …