Friday, June 29, 2018

Spring Cleaning Time - FF

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 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 Dawn of Cognitive Script.

1. JT:Spring cleaning, great, and my only day off...grumble grumble grumble

2. JT:What? I mean ma' I didn't say anything

3. JT:Sure I'll get those out for you.

4. JT:Wait, while I'm down here I might as well clean???

5. JT: Mom...there are laws against child labor.
Me: Yes, there are but you are no longer a child so get skippy with it.

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

Baking In A Tornado   

Southern Belle Charm          

The Bergham Chronicles             

Cognitive Script       

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:           

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            
On the Border                      
The Bergham Chronicles                
Southern Belle Charm              
The Blogging 911                     
Cognitive Script               
Part-Time Working Hockey Mom
My Brand of Crazy          

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.

Me running barefoot
jumping in puddles of rain
feeling slimy mud

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

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

pigtails a flying
chasing pretty butterflies
pink cheeks freckled nose

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

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

cousin sleepovers
reading stories by flashlight
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.

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                  
The Lieber Family Blog    
The Bergham Chronicles      
Southern Belle Charm         
The Blogging 911                   
Cognitive Script               
Part-Time Working Hockey Mom
Never Ever Give Up Hope        
My Brand of Crazy          

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:              THANKS KAREN

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