5 Days Of Music Challenge

I’ve decided to be prudent with the final post of the challenge and make it about a message I hold near and dear to my heart. The basis of the song means a lot to me, it used to be a well known and beloved song across the nation. As of late though, patriotism and nationalism have been slandered as heresy and racism. I am hoping that this song helps bring a little nationalism to my readers. Yes, I love this song, regardless of my lack of faith in religion.

 

5 Days Of Music

Yup, it’s me again. Here with yet another random song that comes from my childhood. You see, today my community is throwing a celebratory Easter Egg Hunt for the children! It made me pause and think of this song. I love this song so much that I used to actually have me singing it as my voice mail!

 

 

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday, and if you’ve got time, go harass Suze for me since I’ll be busy with an egg hunt!

5 Day Music Challenge

I know, I know, it’s well past 5 days since I started the bloody challenge and by George I said I’ll do it at my own flibberin’ pace! You can just deal with it. Now, I’m not personally a fan of country but I like this song, heard it a lot when I was a kid. My mom used to play it often on Friday and we’d dance around our home giddily as could be. 

 

 

Also, you can blame Suze for the random eclectic choices. If she hadn’t nominated me for this blasted challenge, you would be well on your way to experiencing some other drudgery, I’m sure.

5 Day Music Challenge

Hey, the challenge never said it had to be 5 consecutive days. Just 5 days of music. Lay off! Suze, stop snickering.

 

To go along with my nostalgia moments and the daily prompt, I figured I’d find a song about purple. I hope you enjoy as much as I have. My mom used to play this song for me when I was in a bad mood, it always managed to perk me up and get me groovin’!

 

5 Day Music Challenge

So apparently I was nominated, yet again, by Suze, for something silly. It’s some sort of 5 day marathon of posting about music. I adore this woman, even though she drives me nutty. It’s okay, I’m going to break the rules, it’s a symptom of my insanity! Who am I to let her down after she went through the trouble of nominating me on day one after all!

 

The rules

   Post a different song quote for five consecutive days.

   Post what the song quote means to you (optional).

   Post the song that the quote is from.

   Nominate two different bloggers every day of the challenge.

 

Yea, about that… Not really going to post a quote from a song, I’m going to share the most appropriate YouTube video of the song I like. Kiss my fanny! I may or may not give insight as to why I picked the song, I haven’t decided yet. I do however know I will not be nominating anyone to do this along with me, though others are more than welcome to join in the fun! 

 

Now for my day 1 of the 5 day song challenge thingie. Rule breaking is awesome.

 

#MyFirstPostRevisited from March 14th 2016

I was nominated, as always, by Suze to do something new. Again. This whacky woman loves to drag me into these nominating things, but she knows I refuse to nominate people because I don’t like bugging people, I think she just likes seeing me go off on a whacky tangent about unintelligible things. She seems to really immerse herself in my writing when I blather on about inanities during a nomination post! Either that or she likes all the flattery I write about her… Maybe I should stop. I haven’t decided yet.

 

Either way! Today is about 3 things! First off, this is my 1 year blogging anniversary! HIP HIP HOORAY! 

 

Secondly, this is about a post from my first day of blogging and a little thing I’m currently working on!! Okay – rule time. I guess… >_> Darn silly Suze and her nominations always having rules.

 

Here are the Rules:
– No cheating. (It must be your first post. Not your second post, not one you love…first post only.)

– Link back to the person who tagged you (thank them if you feel like it or, if not, curse them with a plague of ladybugs). I curse Suze with a billion caterpillars… In cocoons !
– Cut and paste your old post into a new post or reblog your own bad self. (Either way is fine but NO editing.)
– Put the hashtag #MyFirstPostRevisited in your title.
– Tag…um…five (5) other bloggers to take up this challenge. Yea, I’m so not doing that, kiss my tuckas.
– Notify your tags in the comment section of their blog. Sure, I’ll do that in invisible ink.

– Feel free to cut and paste the badge to use in your post. There is a badge?! WHERE?! I LOVE BADGES!
– Include “the rules” in your post. Uhg I hate rules. 

 

Well … Onto my first ever post. It was a bit of a doozy.

 

Something To Think About

I have been facing a dilemma for some time now, and I have yet to come up with a solution. I have a habit, you see, a very bad habit that seems to be common among a great portion of the world. Most people in their mid twenties to their mid thirties and the generation before that grew up with this bad habit, before there was ample research done to see just how bad it really is. Most who had wise parents who sought the information tried to stop their children from starting this bad habit before it became a life long grudgingly horrid constant in their lives, but growing up with it… Well that makes it hard, and when you grow up with friends that do it, it becomes appealing until you realize you too can’t seem to stop.

You see, I am a smoker. I have been trying to quit for a year almost. I’ve tried the cold turkey, I have tried patches and gums, I even managed once to quit. Sadly that was short lived and in vain, since at that time I was living with chainsmokers. It wasn’t long before I was back on the smoking bandwagon and feeling miserable all over again. The frustration of trying to quit something so addicting and the sensation of feeling so useless because every tactic doesn’t seem to work.. It can be very overwhelming for a person who just wants to be healthier and happier.

 

As the ongoing struggle continues, I keep reminding myself that one day I will be free of this habit. I will not give up on stopping, no matter how vain my attempts may be. I know that at the end of this long and dreadfully miserable journey, happiness and a healthier me is waiting.

So there is my original post, kind of disappointing and depressing and bleh. I have good news though! My husband and I decided this weekend, on the eve of our 5 year anniversary of being together, that we’re going to work together! Here’s the post I put on my blog Facebook page on March 12th, our 5th year anniversary.

 

 

Awesome, right? Full of hope and joy and excitement and frustration all at the same time! WOOHOO! I’ve only had 1 cigarette in the past 48 or so hours! So in celebration of not just 1 anniversary but 2 anniversaries, I want to make a shout out to all the people who read my blog and say thank you. Thank you for being here, thank you for reading my insane ramblings, and finally thank you for being you.

 

If anyone would like to take on this challenge, you can self-nominate like Suze did! Love you all!!!

Beautiful Leaves

I missed writing day 7 of Suze’s 7 Days Of Summer Challenge because I was at a funeral, but I’m making it up now! The 7th day of July’s prompt from her challenge is noting the end of summer, and what one looks forward to with the coming of fall. There’s a lot I look forward to, honestly!

july challenge

Fall is when both my girls’ birthdays happen! My Marie Bean will be turning 3 this September, and my Celeste Bug is turning 2 this October. Celeste was born on the 18th and had an 11 day stint in the NICU, barely making it home before Halloween. However poor Marie got sick right as we were bringing Celeste home, which broke my heart because that meant no trick-or-treating. Marie’s birthday is literally the day before her daddies! If only she could have held off another 24 hours, then they’d share the same day together for the rest of forever. 

 

One of the other things I look forward to every year when Autumn comes is the changing of the leaves. Especially during a particularly spectacular sunset, when the sun shines through the color changing leaves. It is literally one of the most amazing and beautiful things I think I’ve ever seen, when the leaves begin to turn colors and start falling to the ground. I’ve always wondered how people turn them into leaf wreaths, whenever I find these beautiful little leaves, they’re so brittle and incapable of turning into something artistically gorgeous. 

 

Don’t even get me started on Halloween itself, oh my goodness. Halloween is one of my top two most favorite holidays of the year. It is the time of year when children dress up in adorable and or semi-frightening costumes, blood oozing or covered in bazillions of sparkles. We get princesses, ghouls, ghosts, vampires, lady bugs, lobsters, and so many more adorable childrens’ costumes. I had Marie dressed up in a ghost tutu for her first Halloween, and Celeste’s first Halloween, she had a lady bug tutu dress, fully trimmed with wings and a customized headband.

 

I look forward to many more beautiful birthdays, and oodles more amazing Halloween adventures with my girls.