Friday, June 15, 2018

New Do -UYW - June

If you are my friend on facebook, you have seen my new profile picture. It has gotten a lot of attention, some good, some bad.
My hair had become more than I can handle on a daily basis. Down to my waist, thin, baby fine and tangles so easy.
So on my birthday feeling fully loaded, not with alcohol but with a sense of purpose. I headed out to find a hair salon.
I decided to get it cut, spice it up, do something different.
Well, a lopsided pink do was not exactly what I had in mind but honestly I love it. According to my friends, it is "not me" but who cares. It's fun and daring. When was the last time you did something fun and daring?
Would you cut off over 20 inches of your hair, straighten your curls, color it pink and look like a modern day sexy Marilyn Monroe style?
I didn't. It was a snapchat filter but I do like it and I am amazed at home many people actually thought I did do it.
Do I present myself as the type to do that? I guess they think so.
Thanks Jules for these words, they came at just the right time. So fun!

Your words are:
More than I can handle ~ Fully loaded ~ Pink ~ Lopsided ~ Decided 
It was submitted by: https://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com           

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.

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:
Baking In A Tornado                      https://www.bakinginatornado.com
On the Border                               https://dlt-lifeontheranch.blogspot.com/ 
The Bergham Chronicles                        https://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com  
Southern Belle Charm                        http://www.southernbellecharm.com
The Blogging 911                            http://theblogging911.com/blog   
Cognitive Script                       https://cognitivescript.blogspot.com/  
Part-Time Working Hockey Mom      https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/
My Brand of Crazy                    https://sarahsbrandcrazy.blogspot.com/
Climaxed                               https://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com        

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

My Barefoot Days - June poetry

Welcome to the group poetry efforts of five bloggers, including myself. Each month we chose a theme and then set about putting our thoughts, feelings and rhyme on pages for you to read. At the bottom of the post you'll find the other links.
This month we chose "Barefoot Days" as our theme. For me, that is everyday. I am not a fan of shoes. Okay, I love heels but can no longer wear them. I spend my days barefooted. My pup knows if mama has on shoes, she is leaving.
It is my desire that you see my childhood summers in this Haiku. Thanks for stopping by.


5  Me running barefoot
7 jumping in puddles of rain
5 feeling slimy mud

5 it squishing between my toes
7 puddle jumping and splashing
5 long warm summer days

5 picking peas and corn
7 swimming, naps, firefly catching
5 blowing gum bubbles

5 pigtails a flying
7 chasing pretty butterflies
5 pink cheeks freckled nose

5 playing tag with friends
7 two dirty feet and scraped knees
5 a little girls dream

5 rainbows and toad frogs
7 flip flops and short sundresses
5 summer barefoot days

5 cousin sleepovers
7 reading stories by flashlight
5 making each day count



Baking In A Tornado

Bergham Chronicles

Cluttered Genius

Life On The Ranch

Friday, June 8, 2018

Birthday Adventure Vacation -SS

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 10 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. 

It is Friday! Who's ready to party? ME! It's my birthday! What better day for your birthday to fall on than a Friday, it's the end of the work week, the beginning of the weekend AND it's payday. Let the festivities begin.

(IF) I won an adventure vacation, here is how I would want it to go.

1) fly to first destination, Paris. Check into the luxury hotel and my suite. Where a bath would be drawn in the claw-foot tub that would be sitting in a marble room with french doors opened to overlook the city. A side table with a candle and a glass of champagne are waiting.
After the luxurious bath I would dress in comfortable sight seeing clothes. We (of course I would have my husband along) would set out and find a quaint little cafe where we would enjoy espresso and a croissant. We would tour the city and return to the hotel in the early evening.
Another wonderful bath, a massage and then changing into our evening fancy dinner clothes. We would be whisked off in a limo to the finest restaurant in the city where we would dine on the latest creation of a world renowned chef.
The next morning we would be awaken with breakfast in bed. Then dressing we would head to the airport and fly to our second destination.
2) Upon arrival at our second destination we are taken to the hotel where we put on our (it's okay to get dirty) clothes, LOL, jeans, boots, t-shirt, grab our hats and goggles. yes I said goggles. We are going mudding!! 
We each climb into a jeep and off we go. Flying at breakneck speeds over mounds of dirt as a power sprayer is shooting water all over the track, up hills, through puddles, mud spraying everywhere. Squealing and laughing, spitting out mud and wiping off our  goggles so we can continue the ride.
Stopping for a lunch break we dine on slow roasted pit cooked pork, slaw, hushpuppies and oven baked bacon bbq beans. Then it's back to the track, but a different kind. A dirt racing track where we climb into our cars and head off around the track.
After a fabulous adrenaline filled day we head to the hotel to shower and change.
We take it easy this night and go for burgers and a movie.
3)Day three we wake up and head out to the country side where a hot air balloon awaits us. We climb in and are spellbound at the beauty below us. We enjoy this ride for several hours and make a soft landing in a meadow where a picnic lunch awaits us.
After the lunch we head back to the skies, we land on the beach where a gentleman loads us into a small boat and out we go. Once the land is barely visible we see our next ride. A lovely yacht.
4) adventure 4 begins on the yacht as we sail the seas and head  toward the Bahama's.
We spend 2 fun filled days here, snorkeling, swimming, clamming, sitting by the fire pit at night, drinking, dancing and loving every single minute.
Sadly the adventure ends and we fly back home having made new friends and lots of new memories.
Hey , if I win, I want it to be big.

Now...
Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:
Baking In A Tornado                            https://www.BakingInATornado.com
The Lieber Family Blog              http://thelieberfamily.com
The Bergham Chronicles              https://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com  
Southern Belle Charm                http://www.southernbellecharm.com   
The Blogging 911                            http://theblogging911.com/blog 
Cognitive Script                       https://cognitivescript.blogspot.com/  
Part-Time Working Hockey Mom       https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/
Never Ever Give Up Hope                 https://batteredhope.blogspot.com 
My Brand of Crazy                    https://sarahsbrandcrazy.blogspot.com/
Climaxed                               https://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com        


Your “Secret Subject” is:
You’ve won an adventure vacation. Do you want to swim with the dolphins? Parasail? Learn to ride in a rodeo? What adventure would you like to try?
It was submitted by: https://Bakinginatornado.com              THANKS KAREN

I had a post similar back in April, you can see it HERE.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Swords To The Right -FF - May

Today’s post is the monthly 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.


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Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by Jules of The Bergham Chronicles. Featuring none
other than little GiGi.



1. Swords to the right, snowmen to the left, MOM grab a sword and help!


2. Unguard you scoundrel. Mom what is a scoundrel anyway?


3. Light saber fight? I'm ready!


4. Put up your sword and fight like a Jedi or die Mr Snowman.


5. Mom! Take my picture!! Would this make a good blog shot??



Click on the links below and let some other bloggers make you smile:
The Bergham Chronicles       http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com/


Baking In A Tornado             https://www.bakinginatornado.com/

Southern Belle Charm            http://www.southernbellecharm.com

Friday, May 11, 2018

Brunch at the cafe - UYW - MAY

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. 

Let's be fancy and go have "brunch at the cafe" my buddy said. Sure why not, we had nothing else to do. So the five of us walked down to the corner cafe. It was very busy and thankfully one table left. Six chairs but one was broken which was no big deal since there was only five of us. I moved it aside. Then...
She sauntered in, looking as fine as a macaron. Delicious, delicate but you could tell there were layers of mystery inside. Standing next to the fountain, she glanced around and only one chair was open, the broken chair. The thought hit me, ditch your buddies, no reason to be united with them on such a fine day. So I did just that. I walked over and said hi, offered her a tour of our lovely town under the night stars and crescent moon glow. She gave me a smile that would melt your Popsicle, reaching her delicate hand to caress my cheek. "Aww aren't you sweet." as her eyes lit up. I thought this is the one. Then he was there, standing next to her, the heat of their bodies standing so close was like opening a red hot furnace. I slowly backed away and went back to my buddies.
My buddy punched me in the arm just as I lifted my cherry cream soda making me slosh some on my sleeve. "HEY MAN look what you did!" He pointed. I turned and there she stood. She leaned down and ever so slowly whispered in my ear "this should make them green with envy" and she kissed my cheek, slowly, seductively. She stood, caressed my chin and said "see ya around lover boy" and off they went.
My heart was racing, they were slapping my back, atta boy! and cheers all around. Reaching up to touch the spot her lips had pressed against I felt like the luckiest man alive.
WOW what a doll!

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:
Baking In A Tornado                      https://www.bakinginatornado.com
On the Border                               https://dlt-lifeontheranch.blogspot.com/
The Bergham Chronicles                        https://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com 
Southern Belle Charm                        http://www.southernbellecharm.com 
The Blogging 911                            http://theblogging911.com/blog  
Part-Time Working Hockey Mom      https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/  
My Brand of Crazy                       https://sarahsbrandcrazy.blogspot.com/    
Climaxed                                    https://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com              

Your words are:
Macaron ~ fountain ~ broken chair ~ united ~ ditch ~ crescent
It was submitted by: https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/             

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Ode to My Sock

Welcome and happy May 9th. Today a few of us are sharing our take on the theme "lost sock memorial day" in poetry form. Who came up with this memorial? I'm thinking a mom with several kids who never have matching socks. In her exasperation and possible venting, she spoke to the right person and Viola! Lost Sock Memorial Day was born.

Ode To My Sock

Opening the drawer
I see no more
Where have the socks gone 
In the hamper?
In the trash?
Maybe between the washer and wall
I can't find them all
Searching high
searching low
did wings grow
did they take flight
Once more to the dryer
nothing but lint
back to the dresser
finding not one hint
purse in hand
to the store I go
to buy one more pack
or should I lack
forget socks
forget shoes
bare feet it is


Poem 2
Where are my socks he said
look in the drawer
Do you think I'm a bore
Of course I looked in the drawer
 to the dryer
look insider her
nothing but lint
not even a hint
Where did they go
did someone hide them
but who
are they in my shoe
not in the shoe
not in the basket
not in the drawer
what ever will I do
wait for part 2...

Be sure to stop by the other participants links:
Karen at Baking In A Tornado
Diane at On The Border

Friday, May 4, 2018

Cat Burglar SS - May

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 10 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. 

Sit down and let me tell you the story of the cat burglar. Back in 1989 my husband, then boyfriend, was deployed to Iraq and for the first time I was alone in our home for what felt like eternity.
I did have Max. My orange tabby. He was my buddy, my snuggle kitty and companion.
I was in bed one night and kept hearing a noise outside. Concerned because there had been issues in our neighborhood with break-ins.
Finally dozing off, tossing and turning, I hear something in my hallway. I'll admit, I'm a little freaked out. Laying there trying to decide what to do. Okay this is long before cell phones or cordless phones. I did have a baseball bat near my bed.
Staying very still, listening and watching for any movement. Then it happens...the toilet flushes. I'm like OMG this jerk has broken in and now is using my bathroom?!?!
Ever so slowly I scooted to the edge of the bed, reached for my Louisville Slugger and rolled on to the floor. Low crawling toward the door, I froze, the toilet flushed again. Dear lord what was he doing in there?
Inching toward the hallway, listening and trying not to breath. I make it to the door, ever so quietly I stand up. Bat in hand, ready to swing, stepping into the hall and making my way to the bathroom door. I see it is standing wide open, gee guess he's not a shy burglar.
Simultaneously I jump in the door way, flip on the light and scream. Don't ask me why I screamed I guess I thought it would scare the burglar into submission.
And then, the toilet flushed.
There, sitting on the seat, entertaining himself with the swirling water...was Max. My cat was flushing my toilet at 3 a.m.
Relief flooded me and then I was mad. This dad gum cat had woken me up at 3 a.m. all because he was entertaining himself watching the water swirl in the bowl.
Then the laughter hit. I must have laughed for an hour. I said to myself, I can't wait for him to call and tell him all about the "cat burglar".


Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

Baking In A Tornado                            https://www.BakingInATornado.com
The Lieber Family Blog                        http://thelieberfamily.com
The Bergham Chronicles                        https://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com 
Southern Belle Charm                        http://www.southernbellecharm.com   
 The Blogging 911                            http://theblogging911.com/blog 
Never Ever Give Up Hope                   https://batteredhope.blogspot.com  
Cognitive Script                                https://cognitivescript.blogspot.com/  
Part-Time Working Hockey Mom         https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/  
My Brand of Crazy                              https://sarahsbrandcrazy.blogspot.com/
Climaxed                                          https://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com        

Your “Secret Subject” is:
Tell a funny story (true or made up) about your pet (or a pet you wish you had).
It was submitted by: http://thelieberfamily.com         Cat