Friday, August 28, 2015

Caped Eater #FunnyFriday 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 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.

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Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by The Bergham’s Life Chronicles
(Yep, me.)

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1. Jump on bed. Check.
Eat in bedroom. Check.
Skipped my nap. Check.
Made a mess. Check.
Hmmm... I wonder what else on Mama's Do NOT Do List, I can get done today.

2. What?! Even superheroes need to eat!

3. What do you mean I am wearing it wrong? I am pretty sure I know how to wear a cape, thankyouverymuch!

4. Is that a piece of vegetable?! Silly Mommy, always trying to sneak veggies into my food.

5. I really need to get my mom a hobby. How will I ever be an anonymous superhero, if she keeps taking pictures of me in my cape.

Click on the links below and let some other bloggers make you smile:

Friday, August 14, 2015

Updates and Poetry #UseYourWords August 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:
dominate ~ nailed in ~ continue ~ list ~ pointed ~ around 
They were submitted by: (Thank you for such great words!!)

Lately, a few things have been battling to dominate my time. I recently signed up to me a Jamberry Consultant, and that has taken up quite a bit of my free time. As usual, Gigi takes up most of my time. I have also been working behind the scenes on this blog! I hoping some great things will be coming in the future! I really want to stick around for a while, and I hope to make it an enjoyable experience for all of my readers. 

As a friend recently pointed out to me, I really need to get better at balancing my activities, so I do not continue to get overwhelmed. There have been so many changes in my life recently. I would love to list them all for you, but to be honest, I am not ready to make them all public yet. I do plan on sharing them all, as time goes on. Some are much more exciting than others. 

I am actually really excited about this Jamberry endeavor! It is fun. I basically get to party with people and help everyone have pretty nails. It is definitely fun. I wanted to find something fun to do, to earn a little extra money, and I think I nailed it. Pun probably  intended. 

Gigi is growing at the speed of light. It is incredible to watch her grow. She is so smart and fun. She is also quite stubborn and independent. She makes me so proud on a daily basis. I am so blessed to be her Mama. I am seriously excited for what the future holds for her. I know I am biased, but I really think she will do great things.

So, I am mostly trying to figure out how to balance everything going on in my life, and to get better organized, so I can balance it all better. I used to be such an organized person. It is easy when it is just yourself. You factor in kids and family life, and it seems to be a much harder task. If you guys want to comment with tips on how to be organized, I would love you all forever. Though, I probably will anyway! 

So, I did not want you guys to be stuck with just a boring update about life, so I decided to try to create a poem using my words. 

I should have known better.
I should have been smarter. 
I have been around the block before.
I should have known how this would go.
I should have made a list of reasons not to do it.
I should have nailed it on my wall.
I should have memorized it. 
I should have pointed out the risks to myself.
I should have never let myself fall for you.
I should not have let thoughts of you dominate my mind. 
What I should have done and what I did do, total opposites.
I let you in.
I let myself care.
I let my desire for you dominate my words and actions.
I let my need for you grow.
I let you become a part of my world.
I knew better.
I don't think I really cared.
I don't think I minded that I would get hurt.
I don't think it mattered that we could never last.
I think I wanted you so much, the consequences were worth it.
I immersed myself into being yours.
I dedicated myself to being what you wanted.
I knew your want could not possibly last.
I knew the day would come, when our union would end.

I did it all anyway.
I wanted you anyway.
I needed you anyways.
I cared for you anyway.
I let myself fall in love anyway. 
I knew better, but I let you continue to permeate yourself into my very soul.
I let you in so deeply, and now you are gone.
All that remains in pain and memories.
I have no regrets.
I knew better and I still made the choices I made.
You were worth it.
The memories were worth it. 
I would do it all over again, even knowing how badly it hurts.
I will forever cherish you.
I will forever remember you.
I will forever love you.

Also... The Bergham Chronicles Facebook PAGE recently reached TWO HUNDRED likes!!! I have decided to do a GIVEAWAY!!! :) It will start within the next couple of weeks. I think it will be a favorite things giveaway! So, make sure you keep an eye on the Facebook page for details!!! Thank you to all of you!!! I am so honored!!! 

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:

Friday, August 7, 2015

A Week in the Life #SecretSubjectSway August 2015

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 16 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:
You get to swap lives with a family member or close friend for a week- who do you choose and why? What do you think they'll love about your life? What do you think that they'll be glad they only have to be stuck in your shoes for a week about?
It was submitted by:    
Thank you for this interesting subject prompt!!! <3

I won't lie, my first answer that popped in my head... totally cool.... and totally inappropriate. So, I had to really think this through. I considered several options. I have some excellent options. In all cases, I definitely get the better end of the bargain. I would feel bad for anyone having to live a week in my shoes. Hopefully, they would get lucky, and I would not really be sick that week. 

I almost picked my friend Hasan or my friend Eileen or my Dad or Gigi..... In the end my choice is Chad.

I think it could really help us understand each other. It would be cool to see each other through the other person's eyes. We could really get closer, which nearly seems impossible. 

I think he would love my life, since in many ways, my life is his life. Plus, he would get A LOT more Gigi time! I would finally get a better understanding of what his work is like. 

Unfortunately, I am very rarely not sick for seven days straight, so he would likely spend some of the time sick. For him that would stink, but it would be awesome for me. Having him be able to understand what I go through, would be a huge blessing. 

If nothing else, we would be able to say we truly know what it is like to walk a mile in each other shoes. That would be awesome in and of itself! 

What about you... Who would you like to switch places with for a week?!

***Note: I take it as switch places, as in swap into each other's bodies. If it were simply switch lives period... I think I would still choose Chad, though he may be fired by the week's end. No way I could do his job in my body! LOL***

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and ENJOY! 


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