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Remember every choice has a consequence. You may kid yourself by convincing yourself that a bad choice feels right. The bad choices are the easiest ones to make. It’s the right choices that feels like work.

You can fool some people but there are others who will always know your true intentions. Often, they are the ones that keep quiet.

Don’t fool yourself, you are not fooling them.

Tonight friends and I engaged in a deep conversation about relationships. Everyone has had relationships that they needed to end for one reason or another. After listening to many different stories I came up with a conclusion. If you see a quality that you hate to love about yourself inside someone else maybe it’s best you choose to let that person go before you become the worst that you could be.

This is the first Christmas without my father and we will truly miss his presence. He was a huge part of what made Christmas so special. He loved to play Christmas music. If he wasn’t singing along to the songs he was humming the tunes. He loved watching his family open gifts and never wanted you to get him a thing. He knew the true meaning of Christmas and reminded us each year.
My father was one of the best gifts of my life and I hope he has a very merry Christmas in Heaven.
He fought a war and in the end he was a casualty. His war is over, and ours started the day he died. Going through life without someone you so adored is a battle.

This week’s Friday’s Song is my favorite holiday song, Happy Christmas/War is Over by John Lennon.

Happy Friday! Happy Christmas

So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
Ans so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear
And so this is Christmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong
And so happy Christmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let’s stop all the fight
A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear
And so this is Christmas
And what have we done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
Ans so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young
A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear
War is over over
If you want it
War is over
Now…

Thirteen Things about MARIBETH

Today I stubbed my toe and instantly an expletive that would make my mother wince rushed through my mind. Stubbing your toe like so many other small things can make the best of people scream the worst of things. As I waited for the pain to subside, Thursday Thirteen came to mind. This week I will list thirteen small things that hurt really bad.

1…STUBBING YOUR TOE

2…BITING YOUR TONGUE

3…HITTING YOUR FUNNY BONE

4…PAPER CUTS

5…CRACKED LIPS

6…CANKER SORES

7…GETTING WHACKED IN THE NOSE

8…FALLING ONTO THE MIDDLE BAR OF A TEN SPEED BIKE

9…WHACKING YOUR HIP ON THE CORNER OF SOMETHING

10…THE JUICE OF SOMETHING ACIDIC ON A PAPER CUT, CANKER SORE OR CRACKED LIPS

11…HAVING A SHOPPING CART RUN INTO THE BACK OF YOUR HEEL

12… A RAZOR CUT

13…GETTING POKED IN THE EYE

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Thirteen Things about Maribeth

I have not done a TT in quite some time. Tonight I thought I would jump back in and do a list of 13 Christmas presents I remember receiving. When you are a child you can't wait for christmas to come and hope you get a mountain of toys. I am sure if you add up all of the gifts I received as a young girl they would at least make a small heap and yet I found it hard to recall thirteen. It was never about the gifts, but, it takes some growing up to realize that.

Thirteen gifts I could recall:

1.... Italian Barbie (I loved her very much, I was so happy to finally have a Barbie with dark hair instead of blonde.)

2...Texas Instrument Computer (It was a gift to the family, I stayed up late many of nights learning how to enter a program that made the words I LOVE YOU fill the screen. I also learned to play blackjack which was very addicting

3...Organ (A hand-me-down gift from cousins but we loved it nonetheless) A music book came with it and it was the first time I heard IF by Bread. I loved them ever since.

4...A red boom box (my very own radio and to boot it was red, music never sounded any better)

5...Nerf football (I was a bit of a tomboy and was delighted with my orange and blue football)

6...Connect Four (loved this game)

7...Barrel of Monkeys (Christmas wasn't Christmas without receiving these in our stockings)

8...The Elephant Game (I'm not sure if this is the exact name but you wore elephant trunks and tried to suck up peanuts)

9...Simon (We had so much fun trying to remember the blinking lights)

10...Liz Claiborne purse (I couldn't believe I actually had a real Liz Claiborne)

11...Ice Skates (Finally I had my very own pair and no longer had to borrow my older sisters)

12...Diary (I felt funny writing in a diary at a young age but now I don't know what I would do without a journal)

13...Crossword Books (I loved my crosswords-still do)

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Thirteen Things about Maribeth

My son went down the basement today to get his football pants out of the dryer and got the wits scared out of him. I didn’t realize he was down there and I shut off the light and closed the door. My poor little guy, he ran up those steps so quick and I immediately realized what I did. I felt so bad but it got me thinking about fears. We all have them but what they are differs. This week I decided I will list thirteen phobias for Thursday Thirteen.

What are your fears? Did they make the list?

1…Claustrophobia- Fear of Confined places (my son, daughter and nephew accidentally locked themselves into a closet while playing and until this day my son or my daughter will not be left alone in a small place with a door shut)

2… Acrophobia- Fear of Heights (As I get older heights seem to scare me a bit more)

3… Ailurophobia- Fear of Cats (My mother is deathly afraid of cats and will not even watch one on a commercial)

4… Apiphobia- Fear of Bees (My husband is not allergic to bees but will scream like a girl if a bee comes near him)

5… Arsonphobia –Fear of Fire (One of my worst fears)

6… Aviophobia- Fear of Flying (I have never been on an airplane, so I guess you can say I have this phobia

7… Bibliophobia –Fear of Books (I don’t think I could relate to this one)

8…Brontophobia- Fear or thunder and lightning (I recall once when I was younger a girlfriend of my brother-in-laws came in from California and was scared to death of one of the thunderstorms) They can definitely be scary at times.

9… Chorophobia- Fear of Dancing ( I say dance anyway)

10… Cleisiophobia- Fear of being locked in an enclosed place (My children have this after their closet experience. I hope they grow out of it eventually)

11… Coulrophobia- Fear of Clowns (I think many people have this fear)

12… Enochlophobia –Fear of Crowds (I have become panicked in crowded areas, but nothing I didn’t get over)

13… Myrmecophobia- Fear of Ants (If I see an army of ants marching my way and we are indoors I will screech like you never heard before and run as far as way as possible. If they are outside I am okay with seeing a pile of them.)

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I have always been a Daddy’s girl. My father is a wonderful man and I am truly blessed. He had a favorite song he would sing to us when we were smaller. I can remember many nights on my father’s lap listening to him sing You are my sunshine. I felt safe, loved and happy. My dad is going through some things right now that require prayers. So let us rally together and pray for a great man.  He is my sunshine and without him, my days would sure be cloudy.

Happy Friday.

 

 

 

My five year-old nephew loves to antagonize my three year-old daughter. It usually starts with him telling her there is a ghost. It ends with her running towards me, arms wide opened, tears in her eyes, pleading for help.

I have told him many times to stop scaring her, and I assured her that there was no ghost next to her. I instructed her to say “Whatever,” the next time he mentioned a ghost.

 I forgot about the conversation and my nephew stopped the teasing. As I made my bed, my daughter delicately painted her fingernails with some Barbie nail polish. My nephew walked up to her and whispered in her ear, “There is a ghost next to you.”

I heard the whisper and spun my head around, opened my mouth and prepared to scold him for making her upset. I never had to say a word; my daughter came up with the best reply.

She shrugged her shoulders, looked at him and said, “I know, I am painting its nails.”

He hasn’t mentioned seeing a ghost since. That’s my girl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have grown bored of my blogs design so I have decided to change it. I think change is a good thing and helps push us into new directions.

Definition of Change: To become different

I am ready to become a better version of who I am and in order to do that I must first change the things that prevent me from finding out who that is.

Hope you like the new look. 

 

 This week I am in the mood for some Jack Johnson. I love the vibe his music gives. It takes me to a sunny beach far away.  

My interpretation of this song is… A person falls in love for the first time and finds it hard when the other person does not seem as interested. 

What are your thoughts? 

What are you listening to this Friday? 

Happy Friday! 

Sitting, Waiting, Wishing,Lyrics

Now I was sitting waiting wishing
That you believed in superstitions
Then maybe you’d see the signs
But Lord knows that this world is cruel
And I ain’t the Lord, no I’m just a fool
And in loving somebody don’t make them love youMust I always be waiting waiting on you?
Must I always be playing playing the fool?I sing ya songs I dance a dance
I gave ya friends all a chance
Putting up with them wasn’t worth never having you
And maybe you been through this before
But it’s my first time
So please ignore
The next few lines cause they’re directed at youI can’t always be waiting waiting on you
I can’t always be playing playing your fool
I keep playing your cards
But it’s not my scene
Wont this plot not twist?
I’ve had enough mystery,
Keep building it up, then shooting me down
Well im already down
Just wait a minute
Just sit and wait it
Just wait a minute
Just sit and wait itWell if I was in your position
Id put down all my ammunition
I’d wondered why’d it taken me so long
But Lord knows that I’m not you
And If I was I wouldn’t be so cruel
Cause waiting on love ain’t so easy to doMust I always be waiting waiting on you?
Must I always be playing playing the fool?
No I can’t always be waiting waiting on you
I can’t always be playing playing your fool, foool