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I Made It! #NaBloPoMo

It's the last day of May, and once I hit publish, I'll have posted something here every day this month. It's a thing, "National Blog Posting Month," and most people do it in November, but I needed a post-LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER challenge, and so I imposed this on myself. And I truly did write most days this month, though there were a few posts written in advance and scheduled. So what have I learned? A few things. 1. I actually do have time for a bit of writing on most days. Some days I clearly phoned it in, but I had a few hundred words to spare a lot of the time....more
Great job Cheryl. I admire you :)more

Time For a Smile

Some Christian Fun: 7 quick takes to make you smile because sometimes we take ourselves too seriously. "Nothing in man is more serious than his sense of humor; it is the sign that he wants all the truth." Thomas Merton...more

Photo A Day Challenge - May 16-31, 2014

May has come to a close, and with it another month of daily blogging with NaBloPoMo and photos with the Fat Mum Slim Photo A Day Challenge. I can't believe I've stuck with this whole every day thing for five months solid... I'm almost halfway through the year! I'd say that's pretty great commitment. :) ...more

For the Love of Books

"Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." -Books Rock My World...more


I was so envious of Sheba this morning. There she was, asleep on the rug, not a care in the world, not a tense bone in her body - at perfect ease....more

Is confident the opposite of nervous?

Would I be nervous or confident cooking dinner for a famous chef?Neither.I would never put myself in that position.I do not like to fail. Having said that, I have many failures. As a grown ass woman, I do not put myself in positions to fail. Why would I?...more

100 Words + Photo Friday: Monkeys & Movement

I've always loved monkeys. As a child I desperately wanted one as a pet, even though I was told that they were dirty and smelly and would bite. My sock monkey "Charlie" was my favourite toy, and I was devastated when he was lost in a move (though when I was a young adult my grandma gifted me with a new Charlie monkey, which is still in my possession). Though I'm not much of a collector, I do have several of the wise trio of "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" monkeys around my home. Monkeys. Huh. ...more

Mangia, Mangia… No Talk, Nurtures’ Too

   Last Post for NaBloPoMo for the month; make it a good one; right…? The last prompt is Would you feel nervous or confident cooking dinner for a professional chef? ...more

Evil Has no Power: Small Success Thursday

 My  week can be summed up best by an 8 word story, written in the tradition of Ernest Hemingway’s famous 6 word story. An 8 word story Impenetrable darkness imprisoned; brilliant flame of truth freed....more

It's all about the comments

I think one of the things I like - no, love! - the most about blogging is the ability for others to share their own thoughts on what I've written by way of the comments feature. Thinking about it, this potential for input from readers is really what keeps me coming back to blogging day after day, writing and sharing my thoughts and life with the world instead of keeping them locked up in a private journal for my eyes only. ...more