Friday, February 26, 2016

C is for Coffee and Candy #FunnyFriday February 2016

Today’s post is February’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 have 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 incredible picture. It was submitted by the genius at The Bergham Chronicles.
Okay, yeah, me. I submitted this pic. :)

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1. Gigi: When Mom has coffee, she's happy. When mom is happy, I get candy. I'll just be putting this right here. Now, where is the candy aisle?!

2. Gigi: I'm not even 2 1/2 and they have me doing the shopping. At this rate, I'll be doing the laundry by my next birthday. Is it too late to be adopted?!

3. Me: Gigi, don't put things in the cart! Oh. Coffee?! Carry on.
Me to Chad: Definitely my kid.

4. Chad: Did you tell her to put that in the cart?!
Me: Nope.
Chad: If cookies end up in the cart, it wasn't me.
Me: Sureee.

5. She comes by it honestly. I started drinking coffee at five. We did not prompt her to put the coffee in the cart. It was a very proud moment though. As for the aforementioned cookies, we left with two types of mysteriously acquired cookies. Oh, and Gigi did leave with organic jelly beans.

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

Friday, February 12, 2016

A Yakk a Dozen #UseYourWords February 2016

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:
love bug ~ romance ~ flowers ~ hearts ~ friends ~ candy
They were submitted by:

We started out as friends.
Hanging out. Listening to music.
Debating on important topics.
No candy and flowers.
No signs of romance.
Just two friends enjoying each other's company.
Then the love bug bit.
Our hearts became involved.
Love blossomed and passion ignited.
Somehow we made some wrong turns.
Ended up in the wrong place.
No longer lovers.
No longer friends.
Just a sad ending to an epic tale.
A stack of should haves and could haves.
Missed chances.
Foiled plans.
Love spoiled by poor choices.
I miss our friendship.
I miss our romance.
I miss the passion.
I miss what could have been. 

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:                                     Baking In A Tornado              The Bergham Chronicles                  Spatulas on Parade     The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver                     Dinosaur Superhero Mommy                        Southern Belle Charm                   Not That Sarah Michelle             The Angrivated Mom                         Never Ever Give Up Hope                                      My Brain on Kids              Confessions of a part time working mom                       Climaxed                   Someone Else’s Genius

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Love, Lovely Love #LovePoetry February 2016.

As we have done in the past, a group of us got together to share poetry with you all. This month we decided on the theme of love! Very appropriate, since Valentine's Days is right around the corner. Valentine's Days is my favorite holiday, followed closely by St. Patrick's Day! Without further delay, here is my contribution to this month's poetry collaboration!! 

Poem 1: 

Lilies and lilacs and roses too.
Only you on my mind.
Visions of our future in my dreams.
Eternity our goal.

Poem 2: 

You always told me you would love me endlessly.
Yet, your love ended.
You always told me you would be there for me.
Yet, you are long gone.
You always told me you would be mine forever.
Yet, you belong to someone else now.

Poem 3: 

I love you for the way you make me feel.
I love you for the way you kiss me deeply.
I love you for the way you give me bliss.
I love you for the poetry you share with me.
I love you for the way you test my limits.
I love you for the way you stretch my mind.
I love you for the way you care.
I love you for the sacrifices you make.
I love you for you.

Below are the links to the other contributions to this month's poetry collaboration: 

Karen of Baking In A Tornado

Steena of The Angrivated Mom

Robin of Someone Else's Genius

 Candice of Measurements of Merriment

 Dawn of Spatulas On Parade

Friday, February 5, 2016

Music of my Heart #SecretSubjectSwap February 2016

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 “Secret Subject” is: Everyone has a favorite song.  Except...
It was submitted by:My Brain on Kids

Music is such an amazing part of my life. Genuinely a favorite thing for me. When I was younger, I often said that I could NEVER live without music. Now, it more like I could NEVER live with my child. I'd hate to live without music, but I could survive.  
So, as for having a favorite song, I'd say I'm definitely an exception. Around the time I was twenty years old, I developed a Top Ten list. It has changed over the years, but for the most part, it's my go to list. I decided some time ago, when asked my favorite song, to give my number one on the list, as the answer. It has never changed. Others have, but number one hasn't. 
This list was originally created, when my close friend as me... If you had to give up all music, except for ten songs, and could only listen to those songs for eternity, which ten songs do I choose. It took me over a week to compile a list, but I managed. Spots nine and ten have changed over the years. As new songs are released, but for the most part, the list has remained fairly constant. 
So, here's my list... 
1. Waiting in Vain by Bob Marley. 
2. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain by Willie Nelson. 
3. Take Time to Know Her by Percy Sledge. 
4. What's Love Got to Do with It by Tina Turner. 
5. Have You Ever Seen The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival. 
6.  The One I Gave My Heart To by Aaliyah. 
7. Silver Threads and Golden Needles by Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, and Loretta Lynn. 
8. Hello Darlin' by Conway Twitty. 
9. Angels by The xx. 
10. Someone Like You by Adele. 
Over the years, other artists (Pop Evil, Common, Alicia Keys, AzYet, Shinedown, Mackelmore, Usher, Bruno Mars, etc etc) have made the list, but the bottom seems to be a revolving door. 
Some songs I feel need to be mentioned, since they've been on the list multiple times are... 
1. Jolene by Dolly Parton. 
2. Easy (Like Sunday Morning) by Faith No More. 
3. Hard to Say I'm Sorry by AzYet. 
4. Ready for Love by India.Arie.
5. I Can't Stop Loving You by Kem.
What about you?! Do you have a favorite song? Is it too hard to pick just one? Do you have a list? 
Here are links to all my friends and their Secret Subject posts...                          Baking In A Tornado              The Bergham Chronicles                  Spatulas on Parade     The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver                    Dinosaur Superhero Mommy                       Southern Belle Charm                   Not That Sarah Michelle             The Angrivated Mom                         Never Ever Give Up Hope                                  My Brain on Kids             Confessions of a part time working mom                             The Lieber Family Blog                   Someone Else’s Genius                       Climaxed


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