Today’s Featured Blog…It’s Good To Be Crazy Sometimes!

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I always find that after the weekends I exhausted. I love my son but he is like a minature whirlwind.

He does not stop from the time he wakes up to the time he goes to sleep. I am also fairly sure he talks in his sleep, so he probably doesn’t even stop then.

We made the decision (I say we, I mean my son) that he would like to dictate his own bedtime at the weekends. Myself and my partner decided that we would like evenings to ourselves.

We came to a compromise. He goes to bed at 8pm, however he can play with his lego till he wants to go to bed. First night he eventually fell asleep at 10pm, Saturday it was 9pm.

This also means I get a lie in at the weekends, well till about 7.30am. Sunday evening came and I readied myself for a…

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Abducted: He said he was our uncle (a true story)

Runaway Nuns and Leprechauns

When we were old enough to attend school, our parents sent us to what I can only describe as “the little schoolhouse on the hill”. Seriously, it was a big white building that sat on top of a hill. Thinking back, it truly looked like something from “Little House on the Prairie”. Lunch was the same thing every day… English peas, with an orange slice and a piece of cornbread. I can vividly recall the teacher constantly saying “Ro- Shellllll, don’t fork your bread”. As if spending your day in a hauntingly scary looking house wasn’t enough, we had to look at and listen to “Mrs. Congeniality” all day, too. Luckily, my brother and I were in the same classroom since she was the only teacher.

I’ve mentioned before that I followed my brother everywhere. One day, just before dismissal, the sky turned dark and a torrential rainstorm pummeled the…

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Blog Networking: 9/14/17

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Blog networking is one of the most undervalued and underused strategies for most.  But I believe it is at the core for growing a blog.

You will find links in this post to help eliminate some of the work; all you have to do is LIKE, COMMENT and FOLLOW others. The more you network with other blogs, the more other blogs will network with you!

Essential Living with Dakota

Kingdom Living

Pearls Before Swine

Rafa Farihah

Advocate for Mental Illness

Waldina

The Courage To Shift

Who’s My Favorite Today?

The Purple Almond

What Does Waiting Look Like to You?

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

Each week, I eagerly await the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge that asks bloggers to share appropriate images based on that week’s theme.

As I anticipate my last weekend at the Sacramento River delta, I keenly recall animated conversations during the late winter and early spring of how we were going to spend every weekend windsurfing. “Best laid plans” and how quickly time flies!

While we anxiously waited and dreamed of our new season, I am sharing some older photos that have been waiting to see the light of day and work for the theme of windsurfing and Waiting.

Waiting for ??

Almost two years ago to the day, I posted this image of a man observing the windsurfers and kiteboarders waiting for wind.

Leisure Connects Us Waiting for wind in Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Waiting to Sail

This photo taken by my husband (with my phone) illustrates the wait and the fear involved…

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Blog networking is one of the most undervalued and underused strategies for most.  But I believe it is at the core for growing a blog.

You will find links in this post to help eliminate some of the work; all you have to do is LIKE, COMMENT and FOLLOW others. The more you network with other blogs, the more other blogs will network with you!

Reclaiming Hope

Dream Desire Achieve

Better Twogether

Kim Knight – Author

Single Girls Rock

Blog of a Mad Black Woman

Aria-Bella Rises

Cyranny’s Cove

Tripping Through Treacle

Blog Networking: 9/12/17

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Blog networking is one of the most undervalued and underused strategies for most.  But I believe it is at the core for growing a blog.

You will find links in this post to help eliminate some of the work; all you have to do is LIKE, COMMENT and FOLLOW others. The more you network with other blogs, the more other blogs will network with you!

Level Up +

Runaway Nunsand Leprechauns

MindElate

Getting Fit ForForty

Tales From theCabbage Patch

Fearless-JoAnn Maxwell

MultipleExperiences

HorseAddict

Lucinda E. Clarke

Rendezvous EnNew York

Peace fromPanic

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

Marquessa’s Friday Fiction Challenge – “Sorry Not Sorry”

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Being Lydia!

I, unfortunately, realized I totally missed the first week of this awesome fiction challenge based on song lyrics. It was a song that I love; however, it was our anniversary and a million other things were going on as well. I will still write on that one but let’s get caught up with today’s lyric.

The challenge is to take the snippet of lyric and write based on it. Today it is “Payback’s a bad bitch” from “Sorry Not Sorry” by Demi Lovato.

I haven’t written fiction in a long time! So, let’s get right into it.

Lydia!


Annalee looked around at the empty house one last time. She figured she should feel some guilt or regret but she didn’t. She didn’t feel relief either. What she did feel was a sense of independence and, what was that other thing? Ah, yes, revenge!

She remembered the day six years before…

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Then life happened.

Essential Living with Dakota

Life is crazy. I haven’t even looked at a blog post in over a week. I feel like a failure! I had big plans for the blog over the last 14 days, but then life happened.

There wasn’t a set winner(s) of the 100 Followers Game for blog features, so I’m going to put that on hold for a bit! Totally have just been overcome with a ton of stuff lately that I need to put my focus elsewhere.

We were blessed to be able to pick up and take the boys to Sandusky to experience Cedar Point for the first time a few days ago. It was amazing, I’d never been and the boys are already asking if we can plan our trip for next summer! But laundry has piled up. Apparently I can’t empty that laundry basket if my life depended on it. The house didn’t side itself…

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Overcome–Daily Prompt

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John 16:33  These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

Romans 12:21  Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

1 John 5:5  Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Revelation 2:7  “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.”’

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/overcome

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