Best Moment Award

Mike over at,; has nominated me for the Best Moment Award.Best-Moment-Award

This award makes me feel all warm and cuddly inside. It is a real honor to receive this. Someone, somewhere has read one of my post and now I know that it gave them a “Best Moment” for that time.

I don’t know which post I wrote that gave him the ah-hah moment, but I found my nomination on my post called,

Thank-you so much Mike. I really do appreciate this.


Winners repost this completely with their acceptance speech. This speech may be written or video taped (vlogged)

Winners have the privilege of awarding the next recipients. The re-post should have a new set of people/blogs that are worthy of this award and then you have to tell the new folks that you’ve chosen.

When I started blogging I never knew that there would be a day when I would receive an award. In fact, I hesitated about blogging because I didn’t think anyone would like what I wrote.

I can still remember it so clear. I had prayed for months for something to do that would not only help me, but to help others. I prayed to feel worthy while caring for my brother since my outside world was pretty narrow at the time.

God whispered to me for a few days before I wrote that first word. He is an amazing God. He knew that I needed to do this. My lack of being out in public where other humans walked was replaced by hundreds of good friends. Not just any friends, but friends who had heart and compassion and didn’t judge me.

My writing has helped to heal me. I have been able to speak of things from my past and learn to accept what we wish never happened. I have been guided by many in the right direction when it comes to my brother.  I feel like I have a host of angels watching over me and praying for Al and myself.

I get shivers even now as I sit here and think of the miracles I have received over the past year. What a blessing all of you have been in my life. Thank- you to each and every one .

Please accept fwf-gratitudeone of these beautiful roses as I call your name to step forth and accept your nomination.

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sheridegrom – From the literary and legislative trenches. x

The Real Cie



I know I don’t usually post this late at night. My ears and eyes are on the news and then Joyce Meyers. I just finished up watching Joyce and thought I would check for the last time responses I wanted to reply to before going to bed. I really don’t want to turn into a pumpkin.

I was so happy with what I saw!followed-blog-1000-1x I saw this symbol. Wow, to me that is a lot of people!!!

I just had to share my joy with you that helped me to earn this.

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Hi My Friends

Just a little something to say for the first time tonight, I have been fairly cough-free. I have had bronchitis and the eye infection. The eye infection is gone finally. The cough medicine makes me more sleepy than anything. Every does I take puts me in sleep mode.

I actually moved around this evening a little bit. I am still tired and sort of weak. I am not staying on here but just wanted you all to know I think it is on the up-hill now. It has been a slow process. Al is wanting pop and snacks and I haven’t been able to get in there yet. I hope his patience holds out. He does know that I am sick.

Talk to you all soon



Remember the Dream I Had the Other Day?

This was a lot of fun and many responded with honest answers of either not being poetic or giving an ending. I just loved being able to chat with all of you who dropped by. The poem started from a dream I was having. All I could remember when I woke up was these words;

As I lay here on the ground

And the guns are going off

I know that these people are trying

To silence me God don’t let me be found.

Valarielovelight responded with this ending;

Hide me under your shadow, Keep me safe from harm, Protect me from mine enemies, Let your peace replace my fear and alarm.


ltpen315,barb added this ending;

I’m not afraid to go

For You I do know

And though I would love to see my mother

I still need to be here for my brother!


Aren’t these beautiful endings? I love them both. Thanks everyone for stopping by and chatting with me and to Valarie and Barb for giving wonderful endings.

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Daily Prompt; Ode to a Playground

A place from your past or childhood, one that you’re fond of, is destroyed. Write it a memorial.

I miss the laughter

The fullness of the house

Kids everywhere

Never quiet like a mouse.

Parties for no reason

Foods being made late

Never time to think lonely

Always marking  calendar dates.

Watching my kids grow

From babies to teens

Sharing each day

This was definitely the canteen

English: Kids playground


Now they are grown

With kids of their own

My house is so silent

And I feel often alone.

This is the time

That I can explore

What life has to offer

So I’m sitting no more.

I miss this part of my life

And what it used to be

But life must move on

So now it is time for me.

Terry Shepherd


Walking In Faith

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I know it isn’t the prettiest subject, but my life is not always pretty. You want to know the good and the bad in my days right? I always said life is not really a bed of roses.

Right after supper last evening I got this tiny sharp pain beside my eye. No, it wasn’t from my throw together meal. LOL. I heard you thinking. It didn’t go a way, and by bedtime, I wasn’t in any crucial pain, but that stab was still there.

I went to use the lady’s room prior to jumping in my nice warm flannels sheets and I saw the culprit staring back at me in the mirror. I panicked a bit My one eye lid was pretty swollen. Oh no, I am supposed to stand in front of people on Thursday and give a verbal reading of my poem. What am I going to do now. I don’t want to miss this opportunity and I also don’t want to be questioned.

For the past two years the doctors are letting me know that I am getting older. Me? Getting older? Well, when the doctor says it, I guess I will believe it also.

My eyes are showing their age also. This is about the fourth time I have gotten another infection in my eye. A tear duct gets plugged. It doesn’t stick with just one eye, it goes to either one, but I have never had it in both at the same time. My eye lid gets swollen and tears run down my face. I have to use this gel type medicine and put it on my eye lid and hope I did a good enough job that it will saturate up under the lid. The antibiotic in it then heals the tear duct, unplugging it.

I put the gel on at bedtime but when I got up this morning it was in full force to the naked eye. I need to use this gel three times a day and it had been used once in several sleeping hours. I did as the doctor said. I washed my eye with Johnson’s baby shampoo and then applied the gel. It is almost time to use it again and now the redness is mainly gone. I am just stuck with the eye that looks like someone punched me.

I am going to go to the book reading tomorrow. I am not contagious, and I really don’t want to lose the opportunity to do this. Maybe a door has been opened for me, who knows. I did not see Al today because it is an infection and all kinds of germs run rampant through nursing homes. I haven’t seen him since Sunday in fact because of the frigid temperatures. I did call him but he could not talk as he was playing bingo. I told the nurse to tell him that I would be in tomorrow afternoon. The weather will be better and I also don’t want him to think I don’t care. My eye should be much better as the medicine works quickly.

Now to the last topic. You all know I have been praying without hearing anything about needing to work. For weeks I heard nothing. I placed ads without anything positive coming from it.

Two days a go I had this idea come into my mind but I brushed it off. I was afraid. Afraid of not being able to write anymore. Afraid of losing my friends on here and afraid of not being able to do any type of work because of my bad feet. I can’t stand very long and I can’t sit very long.

Well after the second day of swatting this fly a way, he kept returning. It was getting on my nerves to be quite honest. Have you ever had something on your mind that no matter how you tried to dismiss it, it would not leave until you dealt with it?

I made a couple of calls that my mind kept telling me to do. I have no answers but there is a chance that a program will assess my damages from my diabetes and they may be able to find a match for me that fits my health.

I still  want to worry about not being able to write. Writing has become such an important part of my life. It represents who I am. I have a sneaky feeling that God is behind this. He is answering. If it is him, he already knows my dreams. He will guide me through each door and put me right where I am supposed to be. I believe this is called faith, and I am going to walk in faith that this will turn out alright. I probably won’t have answers yet Friday. From what I was told there is many steps to this.

I feel and did feel calm after I made the phone calls. So now I will not worry or bite my nails or eat everything in my cupboards. I will trust, just plain trust and go to the scheduled meeting Friday afternoon.

Reader Appreciation Award


You want to know more about Sara? Well here ia good picture  in her own words

Me, in 10 sentences.

Scatty – I’m always losing something or other.

Loyal – give me a reason to like you and you’ve got a friend forever.

Honest – I can’t abide dishonesty, it’s a pet hate of mine.

Dizzy – I actually mean dizzy, I suffer from Vertigo and Meniere’s Disease.

Hopeful – well aren’t we all.

ThinkerI think therefore I am… who truly knows what Rene Descartes was thinking when he wrote it, I’ll leave that to the professionals.

Crazy – some might say I’m a rabbit hole short of a warren, a sandwich short of a picnic… you get the idea, but hey, it works for me.

Hermit – I’ve been trying this out for a couple of years, albeit on a part-time basis.

Believer – in all things paranormal, that there’s more to life than pain and suffering, that one day I will achieve something worthwhile.

Lover – of tea, my family, my cat, the written word, sunrises and sunsets, imagination.

The Reader Appreciation Award Rules:

1. Link back to the person who nominated you

2. Attach the icon to your site.

3. Answer the attached questions.

4. Nominate 6 bloggers who you feel deserve this award.

1. What is your favorite color? It depends what day it is. Sometimes I love bright yellow. Other days I enjoy pastels. I guess it depends on my moods.

2. What is your favorite animal? Well years a go I enjoyed hamsters. I had three of them along with three children who took care of them. Then I went to fish tanks. I still love fish tanks but only if they are over ten gallon. Now a days, I think about dogs, but the dog has to be mature, want to be loved, doesn’t potty in the house, and doesn’t yap all the time. Guess I still don’t have one. Am I too picky? LOL

3. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink? Well you may not realize this but I don’t touch alcohol. Two reasons, A. I am a diabetic. It would be pretty stupid of me to drink when the drink is loaded with sugars. B. I already make dumb mistakes in my life. Why would I want to subject myself to more? Favorite non-alcoholic drink? In the summertime, I love Crystal Light Lemonade and Lipton Diet Peach Tea. In the summer, I like the cinnamon apple tea or my usual, coffee with cream.

4. What is your favorite number? it has always been 3, 7 and 21. Don’t ask me why, I really don’t know. They just rub me the right way.

5. What is your favorite day of the week? Sunday, it is always this day. No bills to pay. No doctor appointments. It used to be family day after church. It used to be put my Sunday clothes on.

6. What is your favorite flower? The Lily. Strong yet delicate, smells wonderful. Feminine and romantic. It was odd in a nice way that at my mother’s funeral, lilies were the number one choice. Although the music was dreary, the scenery was bright.

7. What is your passion? I didn’t used to know this answer, but through writing I know know. Writing and people. When I write I hope to reach out. I hope to connect. People are amazing. We all want the same things in life but we all go about it in different ways. We want acceptance, love and security. It is sad that the biggest thing a lot of us want is lacking, love. I believe because the true love, not sexual, but true love is being sought out in so many areas that really don’t connect in the end.

8. Do you watch television? It is very  hard for me to sit and actually watch a program. It started years a go when I used to have panic attacks. I do have the television but it is for background. I sleep to it, it is my friend, but yet I can not connect to it. Television may have some fantastic shows for others, but for me, there is too much killing, bad guy shows, or just plain stupidity. I often wonder what they guys are like that are sitting in the back room creating now sitcom ideas. I actually think I could find a better plot myself, but who am I?

9. Who is your favorite author?  I was going to fib and say this name or that, but the truth is, I don’t have a favorite author. My favorite book is Black Like Me. Ever read it? You should if you are interested in how people react to each other under unusual circumstances. For example, would you like me better or worse if you knew that I was rich or poor?

10. Do you like 80′s movies? Yes, The Breakfast Club and Dirty Dancing. I am sure there are more but what do you expect out of me when I have been up for twenty minutes? LOL

11. How do you like your eggs? Easy answer. Light and fluffy scrambled. My daughter makes the best eggs ever. I miss her making them for me. Next douse with ketcup.

12. When did you discover blogging? In early March of 2012. God nudged me to write and so March 7, I began by writing my first blog

13. Why do you like to blog? Believe it or not it wasn’t to be discovered. I actually am still surprised at the beautiful bloggers that let me know how much I helped them, or one even told me I helped change their mind from committing suicide. It is healing to my own soul. It has helped me see the light about my own life and the people in it. It has given me confidence. I am proud to tell others that I am a writer. Now if I could just make a penny from it. LOL

Nominations today are;

Kellie Elmore



Missus Tribble



Thank-you once again for this Sarah.


The Versatile Blogger Award

versatile blogger award 2Lori has nominated me for this very pretty award. What is versatile? Variation, able to do many things in various areas.

This is quite an honor to me to think that someone thinks I am versatile. I feel like I ramble on about the same topics all the time, so thank-you Lori.

These are the rules for the Versatile Blogger Award:

  • Display the Award Certificate on your website
  • Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award
  • Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers
  • Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post
  • Post 7 interesting things about yourself

There is really nothing new to say about myself anymore. You probably know more about me than I do myself.

Nominations are;

Beyond Back Creek


Daily Prompt: 32 Flavors | Stuph Blog…


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Vickie Fulford




Thank-you Lori!

Reality Blog Award

Melissa has nominated me for the Reality Blog Awardreality-blog-award

Here is a slice of who Melissa is;

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau

My name is Melissa. I’m a baking enthusiast and amateur chef with latin roots from Long Island, New York. While I’ve always had this love for the kitchen, it has taken me a few years to realize that the only way I’ll be satisfied with life is by waking up everyday to bake; to make myself happy by making others happy. And thus this blog was born, to record my journey. I enjoy baking everything from cupcakes to alfajores and dream of owning a pastry shop one day. This is my long and bumpy road to that hopeful end.

It won’t be easy, but with just enough sugar, life is sweet.

1. If you could change one thing, what would you change? The love of sweets. I love sugar. I can stay away from sweets for so long. It amazes me though when I take one bite of a warm chocolate chip cookie, that I can not eat just one.

2. If you could repeat an age, what would it be? 19, when my first child was born. I looked into those big blue eyes and wrapped tiny fingers around mine, and I fell in love

3. What is one thing that really scares you? dying alone, with no one around. My nightmare is that I will die and no one will find me for days.

4. What is one dream you have not completed, and do you think you’ll be able to complete it? Publishing a book. I hope that before I pass on to another life, I see one book with my name on it on a bookshelf somewhere

5. If you could be someone else for one day, who would it be? Twiggy, I just want to know for one day what it is like to be thin.

Nominees are;


babyjill7…Marilyn Griffin



Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate….Ivonne’s Journey

on thehomefrontandbeyond

Melanie Winrow



Anne Schilde


Thank-you again for this award!