The Day My Life Changed

This is MSnubutterflies!!

MSnubutterflies

It was a normal day. Rushing to get the kids off to school and get ready for the work day. Feed the dogs. The usual stuff or so I thought. I didn’t feel good that morning. Which I guess should have been a clue. I hadn’t had so much as a cold in years. That’s exactly how I felt though like I was catching a cold. No biggie life keeps going right! I remember having a little time to relax because I was working later that day and thought a cup of tea might help.

I became very fatigued. I thought oh please don’t let this be the flu. I don’t have time for this with the kids and I was a retail manager and it’s October. As I went to leave for work my left leg was so heavy. It was like sandbags were tied to my ankle. My eye…

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INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO FOR THE WEEK : February 29

This is One More Shot Please!

ONE MORE SHOT PLEASE

Black History Month is an annual celebration since 1976 of the achievements by black Americans. They have such a significant role in the development of our country and I would like to take a moment to commemorate all the black Americans who have brought this country to what greatness is has come to. One month is surely not enough to devote to them.

Watch this video of poets describing what Black History Month means to them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riXNDSZplvc 

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Get Your Hands Involved!

Always an adventure in the Mellix household!

Mellix Life

I’ve had it! Seriously, this is just ridiculous. I don’t understand how hard it is to pee in the toilet. I mean the hole is HUGE! Just aim for the water…At this point can we just get it on the seat?

Why & how are we at the point where it smells like a gas station bathroom in the back woods?

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Free to Be Me

A great reminder on Peace From Panic!!

Peace from Panic

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I wouldn’t call myself a perfectionist. I used to though. It really bothered me if everything wasn’t just right. I’d feel anxious if the house wasn’t clean, the girls’ toys weren’t put away,  or dirty dishes were left in the sink. I’d be hard on myself if I didn’t cook amazing meals every night or if I didn’t exercise enough that week.

I thought I had to be the perfect mom, wife, daughter, friend, cook, gardener, and housekeeper — all the time. It was exhausting. I wasted a lot of energy striving for unrealistic goals and self-imposed high expectations.

I’ve learned to let go. To be gentle and not criticize myself when things don’t go the way I planned. Give myself a break when I don’t accomplish what I set out to do that day. Let myself indulge on deliciously rich foods. Say no when my schedule is too hectic.

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There’s this job see…

This is Misty Books!!

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I was out when they phoned the first time.

They left a message on the answer phone apparently.

As usual I never listened to it.

Well you don’t do you? It’s usually PPI, or double glazing, or that bloke from Sky I’m having a row with – still!

Then someone called round.

With a friend.

The neighbour told them I’d gone into town. He said they seemed a bit put out even though he’d said that he thought that I wouldn’t be long.

In fact, he told me later that he thought he’d heard one of them mutter, ‘bollocks!‘ under his breath.

I got a couple of texts on the mobile. ‘Ring! Urgently!‘ they said. But my battery was nearly flat so I put it off.

Unfortunately the emails they sent went straight to ‘junk‘. I never look in there – do you?

Then…

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x is for … xpresspost

This is Tales From the Cabbage Patch!

Tales from the Cabbage Patch

Today I am grateful that Xpresspost (Canada Post’s supposedly fast, cost-effective service with tracking and on-time guarantees) finally got it right. Late, to be sure, but right in the end. This is one of those stories that my father surely would have told about one of his friends had it happened to them so I am confident that I would have his approval to share this story with you.

As many of you are aware from my previous posts ‘About the Cabbage Patch‘ and ‘L is for

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Laughter‘, my father was a paranoid schizophrenic and an alcoholic. When he was compliant with his medications, he was a happy fella who loved to play the fiddle, tell stories, a few jokes and the odd outlandish tale. He had the greatest laugh to go along with all those jokes and stories. In his heart of hearts, he was your typical…

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5 Things Blogging has taught me so far….

I love posts about blogging; read about Kitcats Designs experience thus far!

Kitcats Designs

stocksnap_fhted9eq3bI have not been doing this blogging thing very long and WOW it’s really been like studying a whole new career. I have spent these past 5 mo studying a few hours nightly from the experts out there. What I have learned so far is;

1. I am not technical, BUT I can be taught. I laugh at this statement now because this was huge fear of mind that actually held me back from pursuing this sooner. I may be slower than some, take more notes, ask more questions… but I’m HERE... I’m doing it!!!

2. Accountability to myself-What I mean by this is,  I have finally reached that threshold where I’m writing for myself. We all have accountability to our family, loved ones, jobs, children and such. This is a deeper sense of being accountable to our creative selves  and how we put out in there in the world..

3.  …

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A Prayer for the Body

This is Th3 Platform!

Th3 Platform

Lord I pray that,

My mind will ponder your glory

My eyes will seek you and find you

My ears will hear your Word

My voice will praise your Name

My heart will feel your presence

My hands will further your kingdom

My feet will walk along your path

In Jesus Name,

Amen

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I Will Love Myself (Daily Word Prompt is Lovingly)

I want you to meet My Loud Bipolar Whispers!

My Loud Bipolar Whispers

Throughout my life I have not liked myself but,

I will lovingly accept who I am.

Years ago I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and

I will lovingly accept my illness and who I have become.

My passion is to increase awareness, educate and reduce the stigma of bipolar disorder so,

I want to lovingly be the voice for many that cannot speak for themselves.

I will share my story and journey of living with bipolar disorder

openly, honestly and lovingly to let others know they are not alone.

I will stop talking about myself negatively and

will speak about myself positively and lovingly.

God made me uniquely beautiful and flawed but,

I will lovingly embrace myself and my life just the way it is.

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is…

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Cajun Spaghetti with Roux

I call this ‘Cajun Spaghetti’ for the simple reason that it starts with a roux. In all of the recipes I’ve seen, I have never come across one that includes a roux. For many years,…

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