i just found out through another blogger, this got freshly pressed! this is exciting for me!

Who I am

Twas the night before Christmas

My grandma was soused

I looked right beside her

And there sat her spouse.

Mamma was laying all over the bird

An empty bottle of booze lie in her hand

The stogie she puffed on was lying in ash

In the background was playing the big city bands.

The big man of the house was nowhere to be found

I heard he got pissed and flew  out of sight

Talk was that he tried to steal a cookie or two

So the old lady hit him and turned out his lights.

Dinner’s at six and the table is set

The doorbell is knocking the guests are all here

I open it and say welcome  to all and do come on

I didn’t  know what to do, so I hand them a beer.

Every year my family flips out ore  the day

I don’t know why…

View original post 103 more words

One Lovely Blog Award


Today, as I was reading my great blogging friends new blogs and responding to comments, I came across this new nomination from Lightningpen.

When I read these blogs I often find myself glued to the words. These are so good and filled with many interesting topics. I want to thank you Lightning for this award.

You are to tell seven things about yourself and also nominate fifteen others and give credit back to the one who nominated you.

The workers say my roof will be finished today. I am hoping so.

My brother woke up with a rash on his forearm this morning, so we have doctored it.

I had a dish of watermelon for breakfast.

It is to be in the lower nineties today, so there goes my electric bill!

The house will be silent all weekend as my family will be away, I am missing them already, and soon will tire of the silence.

I have gotten more exercise lately than ever. Maybe I lost a half of an inch around my waist, from picking up so many old shingles, tar papers, and nails and staples from the ground.

Did you know there is a trailer factory not too far away from here that you can clear one thousand dollars a week? No, I am not kidding!

For my nominations:





Thank you all for reading, and following me for my writings. I receive many wonderful comments. I treasure each one of them.

Hot Potato Award


This is a new award that is being given out. You accept or you don’t. You don’t have any particular rules to follow. You don’t have to say anything about yourself. You just nominate people who you know would live to receive this. Isn’t it fantastic. I am now a real hot potato gal! A little bit tough skinned and a soft soul on the inside.

Thank you Julie for thinking of me and giving me this great award!!

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award


Aina, is such a sweet friend of mine. She is from Hawaii, and has a blog based on life, love, and poetry. She always ask about Al and always sends him her love with a hug and a kiss on the cheek. You are supposed to tell seven things about yourself, but you all know too much about me, and I am finding that you may be learning too much. I have shown much weakness lately. I think I am just tired, so trying to place a smile on my face more often, and pray even harder to keep my spirits up.

I will tell you that tonight, for the first time since I have moved back here, my son and his family, Al and me took Al’s new scooter and we all walked a path that was made for walking and seeing the beauty of God’s earth. Tomorrow, I will post the pictures for you to see.

For my nomination I would like to give this to


Paula is a new blogger friend of mine. She is a strong christian and I have already fallen in love with her blogs.

Thank you again, my dear Aina.!!!!!

I Have Been Blessed Many Times Over By Wonderful Bloggers


Pink is someone who I have come to know and it has been a joy reading her blogs. This friend has nominated me for the ABC award tonight. I am not going to try to tell you anything more about me, because I would have to dig into my childhood and tell on myself, and this would only humor you and not me. lol. I was a good kid for the most part, but we all do some things in our childhood  that we would rather not brag about now that we are all grown right? Alright, now you are wondering what in the world did she do that she can not talk about! You talked me into it. I will say only one thing. When I was young I loved to read. I had a rigid bedtime, and didn’t want to give up my reading, so I took my blanket and shoved it under the bed. I also took the lamp shade off my table lamp and placed it under the bed also and placed the blanket over the light, so mom and dad would not know that I was reading. Needless to say it caused a fire. I sure was in trouble, big trouble. Mom took my bike away from me for a whole week. I had to walk to school or anywhere I wanted to go. I learned my lesson well. It was a small fire that I yelled for help when I saw the smoke signals rising. Thank goodness mom and dad were right in the next room. Dad saved our lives that night.

So thanks to Pink, you now know I was not perfect as a child. hehe

I would like to nominate a couple of bloggers. All of you are so nice to me, it is hard to pick. I try to share the awards with all. One blogger that I have to pick tonight is


my very first follower! Bird has helped me to see things that I have not been able to see. She has guided me like a mother guides a child. I can never thank her enough.


Viveka! She is someone I have known almost from the beginning of my blogging. She shares awesome recipes, where she used to be a professional chef. She tells me her opinions and lays it out on the table flat! She is an awesome person!

Once again, thank you dear Pink for this award!!!!

Kreativ Blogger and Very Inspiring Blogging Award

I was trying to reach out to all of my emails. I am dragging behind, not by choice, but getting everything done for Al’s birthday has very much consumed my time this week. I am sorry, and will get back on track. I don’t mean to ignore any of you. I came to one of my comments and discovered I had been awarded these two awards by http://francineinretirement.wordpress.com/

She has an amazing blog. She is a strong Christian and takes wonderful photos. Check out her blog






There is nothing left for me to tell you about myself. you know all about me by now, so I would like to nominate some new friends I have made on here:





Thank you Francine. This means a lot to me!!!

Oh, I can tell you one thing about me. I have shopped for so many days for this birthday party, that I can actually say, I don’t want to see another store for some time! Did I say that?

I Am Learning From You

The logo of the blogging software WordPress. D...

The logo of the blogging software WordPress. Deutsch: WordPress Logo 中文: WordPress Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I find it fascinating when I read everyone’s blogs, of what interests lies from within each person. I also find it sad, when I see bloggers that feel like they have to hurt others if the other person does not agree. I have read blogs about recipes, that look so wonderful, they make my mouth water, and I have seen recipes and photos of food, that I  have never heard of  before, wondering if I would enjoy it. There are blogs that come from young men and ladies, trying to find their place in this world. I get much enjoyment from reading these youthful blogs, as I can go back in my own memories, and remember what little insignificant item was a really big deal. I read many blogs about people who have depression, and I find this so sad. Or, there are several that have lost their spouses, or boyfriends or girlfriends and feel so completely alone, staggering through the healing process. These, I can relate to, as I think most of us at one time or another have lost that first crush, or the person we thought we were going to spend the rest of our lives with. I have learned much through these readings. I have learned about atheists. I barely know how to spell it, let alone understand it. Reading about why issues are so important to each individual, is a way to get to know the blogger without knowing them in person. I have made some really close friends on here without ever having met them. When we write, we are opening our souls for the world to see. We don’t need fancy clothes, or make-up on our faces. Our hair does not need to be even brushed. There is no way you can impress me other than through your words. I have had bloggers that read every single one of my stories, and I have had bloggers who I don’t recognize. I have been forced to get on bended knee and thank God for all of my little blessing I receive daily. I am learning each day to recognize these small blessings. Many of you may not even recognize them if you were here with me. God makes blessings so unique, they are special fitted just for us, like a well fitted, tailored suit. Before, I started blogging, I had no one to really talk to about my struggles. I would talk to my children, but inside of me, I would feel like a broken record, and I am sure I was boring them. It is not until you have cared for someone, or lost someone who you truly loved to  understand another persons position. I have three bloggers that are with me daily, no matter what day of the week. They are encouraging, and uplifting. They offer words of comfort along with bible verses. I hate to admit it, but I am a person who can’t seem to concentrate very well. Reading my bible is sometimes a chore for me, because my mind wanders to Al, or doctor appointments, or things I need to do and get done. I feel guilt over this because I was taught to keep my nose to the book. Read a chapter, understand it each day. Sometimes when I read, I am reading without understanding. Thanks to bloggers, I have been taught verses, and their explanations, and where I can find them in the good book. For me personally, this has been a huge blessing.  I have not been alone one time since I started blogging in March. I have comfort when ever I am online. God has used my computer and my fingers, and with his help, has helped me to help others and to help myself. The way I see it, this is a huge blessing, that took me quite awhile to recognize it. I am in the word each day, sometimes several hours a day. I pray for others who are suffering. I recognize my own weaknesses and ask for help from you and our loving God.  I have been blessed with wonderful awards for the words I write. I don’t feel as if I deserve them. I don’t use big words that I have to find a dictionary to spell and understand. I have had no formal training in writing skills and classes. I have only been through partial college. I write from my heart, in an elementary style understanding. In the past two months I have learned much from you, and I have been blessed by you. I was asked last night by a blogger friend if I would start a quote sight. They told me they would be the first to join. This made me feel so good inside to know that others were understanding and enjoying my words. Last month I started a new blog page about calming music. So as of this morning here at WordPress, you can find three different web pages by me.  The sight you are on now, where I write short stories to warm the heart and soul, and the two others are http://mymusicthatcalmsme.wordpress.com/   music to sleep to, relax, and enjoy, and my latest one http://quotes4meandyou.wordpress.com/  this is a brand new page, with only three quotes in it, so far. It is mainly soul thoughts. If any of you would like to add a favorite quote of yours, and you don’t mind it being on my own blog, I will add it to the list, so that we may all share. I want to thank each of you for being here for me, for your advice, your prayers, your laughter and your tears that we have shared together. God Bless each of you

Very Inspiring Blogger Award


Terri nominated me for this wonderful award. She believes that I am inspiring to others. I often feel that my stories are sad. Although true to the word, sad. If I am inspiring others, it is through a connection you and I share with caring for others with mental illness, and physical illness. Thank you Terri for this heart felt award. Life is not all happy and giggles. Sometimes life is filled with grief, and despair. Disappointments and sorrows. Through our journey’s of life, unexpected tragedies and sorrow can once again bring us closer to God.


You all know by now who and what I am about.

I feel pain, when my children are hurting

If I receive an unknown phone number call, I answer it in a foreign voice

I love to watch my brother sneak into the cookie jar to grab a cookie, and turn around to see if I am watching, and if I am , he grins real big at me

I love orderliness. I often think God gives me these challenges to show me I can deal with a little mess


For my nominations I would love to tell you about

http://en.gravatar.com/bellybuttonblues  for her compassion about life

http://onemoremorning.com/  she writes beautiful, heart felt poetry

http://justmyfaithtalking.wordpress.com/  she is so strong in her faith. it is an honor to read her blogs


These are just a few I would like to mention

Thank you again Terri

Beautiful Blogger Award

I have been nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award. I once again am humbled that you think my stories are beautiful. You are the ones who help me out, more than I help you. I don’t write to entertain people. I write hoping one person will understand my life, and connect with me in a form of an email or comment. It is healing for me. It gives me strength through your prayers, gives me courage to keep going day to day with your kind words of support. I am to nominate other bloggers. This is difficult for me, as I think all of you have a special talent in your words to us readers. Here are a few I would like to mention today.




Thanks to backwards222!!!!