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.

 

Black Cat, Blue Sea Award

Now this just sounds silly in my opinion. The title of the award, I mean. Seriously, doesn’t that sound just like the silliest name ever? Black Cat, Blue Sea Award!!! I giggle each time I read it, write it, or say it!

I’d like to throw a big thanks to Rashida Aka MaKenzye for nominating me for this award. I’d never heard of it until yesterday when I found out I was nominated for it! I’m so super stoked! Okay, so you’re probably wondering like I did, “What in the world is this award for? What’s it about?” Confused like me? Yea, I had to dig around in Rashida‘s own post to figure out just what in the world it was about. Here we go!

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This award is for bloggers who strive to write for everybody, and no matter how many viewers they get, make an impact on a reader. This award is an expression of gratitude to the nominee. It should be awarded to anybody that you choose deserves it and it doesn’t mean that they must have hundreds of followers and likes.

Well, I guess that does actually sound a lot like me. I love to blog, love to write, and most importantly, I love the idea that my words are out there and might comfort someone else, even if I never hear from them or know them. So thank you, Aka MaKenzye for nominating me and recognizing my insanity! Yay!

 

The Rules:

  1. Anybody nominated can nominate up to seven other bloggers.
  2. Anybody nominated answers three questions. The questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions. If any of the questions asked are offending or simply do not want to be answered, the nominee does not have to answer them to earn the award.

Well, I guess since she didn’t actually ask any specific three questions, I’ll just answer the three questions she was asked, then I’ll throw you all under the bus and make you answer something weird because I’m just evil like that. *devious giggle*

 

3 questions that I need to answer:

  1. Who was the first blog/blogger you heard of/read and did they inspire you to start?
  2. Do you see blogging as a future career or just a side hobby?
  3. What is your all time favorite album and why? How does it make you feel to listen to it?

 

Hmm… Okay, guess I can do this!

  1. Suze was the first blog/blogger I ever read, it was the blog about her beautiful colorful childrens keyboard that she got because she’s just that awesome. I found myself laughing and nearly dying at the same time, and soon running to the bathroom just to stop from tinkling on myself. Her whimsy and way with words made me think that maybe I too could one day be a blogger and be comically hilarious, or dubiously serious. You never know, my writing is kind of all over the place! She definitely was my inspiration for wanting to start blogging.
  2. Blogging isn’t a career, it’s something fun to do to cleanse the mind of all the insanity that keeps rattling about inside my brain! My full time job is my kids, and trust me, that is a full time job.
  3. My favorite album ? Uh… Disturb’s Darkness count? I grew up listening to that CD and I still to this day as an adult listen to it often. Of course, I don’t have the CD anymore, but I still love the songs and listen to them often. I don’t really know how to put into words how it makes me feel when I listen to it… It’s sort of a melancholy somber with a spark of hope? If that makes any sense what so ever. If you could actually get into my brain and feel how I feel when listening to that CD, you’d know just how hard it is to put into words!

 

Okay so now I get to ask any three questions of YOU (who ever I nominate, as I’ve not decided who yet) so here goes nothing, you better hold onto your britches because this might get crazy.

 

  1. What are your favorite 3 blogs and what makes them so uniquely special to you?
  2. What are three things you’ve learned during your time blogging that you never knew before?
  3. Do you have 3 favorite movies? If so, what are they and what makes them so amazing?

 

AND NOW! The pièce de résistance !!! For the poor souls I’m going to nominate.

C.L.Skellern

Mon

Amanda

Greta

Nam

Sprawly

 

GCD 11

 

I’m sort of sad to think that after today, there are only 3 days left in the Grateful Challenge. That is fine though, I can always do another challenge later on! Well, I guess onto the things I’m grateful for today.

 

  • Closets : Last night was absolutely terrifying. I was literally horrified because the storm alerts were going off and I had notifications that there was a tornado that’d touched down not too far off from where I live. I think I handled it pretty well. 
  • Non-Perishable Snacks and Quick Fix Meals : In my preparedness, I brought with me some snacks to keep the kids occupied if they got hungry, depending how long the blasted weather remained horrific. Tried to be top notch on preparedness and now I’m convinced I need a bunker/bomb shelter/severe weather shelter fully stocked with at least two weeks worth of non-perishable and or easy to open canned goods, a few dozen sets of plastic silverware, enough clean water and disposable wipes to ensure we can at least clean ourselves and hydrate ourselves for a minimum of two weeks. Yup, full blown Cheeki-Breeki over here!

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  • Music : After everything I’ve been through, the last thing I’m grateful for today is music. It gives me the ability to clear my head, stop thinking, and just enjoy a moment or two to myself. It is amazing.

I’m Not Ready!

Everyone says that with every action there is a reaction, and it’s true. Only problem is, more often than not, we’re not ready to face the music so to speak when it comes time for the reaction to take place. We all have choices to make, actions to take, and decisions that must be made. All of which have a reaction to them, in some cases the reaction is awesome and amazing. Other times… They’re horrible and we just want to run away. Who wants to face the music when its about someone dying? I certainly wouldn’t want to. 

 

For me today, facing the music went dark. I found out that it is confirmed, my Aunt has cancer. My coping technique? Fed the kids, brushed their teeth, changed their bottoms, put them to bed, turned off all the lights downstairs and locked the doors. I then went upstairs into my room and curled up in a ball on my bed and passed out. In my brain, the electricity stopped sparking and everything was on autopilot. I didn’t eat, I forgot to drink my coffee, just everything quit. I even ended up having a bit of a tiff with my husband right before he had to go to work and consequently had a freaking breakdown. I don’t remember much about it aside from continuously crying, “I don’t want her to have cancer.

 

Then about an hour ago I got news that literally lifted my spirits and made facing the music not so bad. My Aunt has been accepted into a prestigious, state of the art specialty research facility. Apparently they specialize in the kind of cancer she has. All my frustration and anger and pain started to melt. According to my Uncle, when they did the biopsy and he found out where she’d been accepted into, he told them “That is the best place for you to be.” That was from a doctor, and to know that… It made it seem less like a living hell. Sure, I’m still upset as heck that she has it, but there is somehow an amazingly bright light of hope and love at the end of this perpetually dark tunnel of dismay and death.

 

The best part about this facility though? It is purely non-profit. It won’t cost them an arm and a leg, or their home and his job. 

Avenged Sevenfold

As cheesy as it may sound, I couldn’t think of anything to personally write about todays prompt : faraway …. It spurred a memory of before I met my husband and I used to fall asleep in tears, listening to Avenged Sevenfold’s song So Far Away. Before my husband and I met, I had been going through a rough chapter of my life. I was able to leave the house with a smile on my face, but those who knew me could tell there was no pep in my step. Often I’d find myself walking aimlessly, just listening to Avenged Sevenfold and Metallica’s song Nothing Else Matters. Usually, hidden somewhere in the playlist there was Gary Jules’ song Mad World, which has been a timeless favorite of mine. These songs helped me gain perspective on my life, and gave me hope for the future when it seemed nothing could go right.