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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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Today started off great, I won a terrific prize at the Writer Mama’s giveaway, the sky is blue, the air is cool and the birds are singing, it’s a beautiful day.

Days like these make me feel like I can conquer the world and make a difference. Like Bono says, I know I am not a hopeless case.

Enjoy today. If you can’t find the sun, turn on extra lights to brighten up your day.

Happy Friday

What songs are you listening to this week?
It’s a Beautiful Day Lyrics

The heart is a bloom
Shoots up through the stony ground
There’s no room
No space to rent in this town

You’re out of luck
And the reason that you had to care
The traffic is stuck
And you’re not moving anywhere

You thought you’d found a friend
To take you out of this place
Someone you could lend a hand
In return for grace

It’s a beautiful day
Sky falls, you feel like
It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away

You’re on the road
But you’ve got no destination
You’re in the mud
In the maze of her imagination

You love this town
Even if that doesn’t ring true
You’ve been all over
And it’s been all over you

It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away
It’s a beautiful day

Touch me
Take me to that other place
Teach me
I know I’m not a hopeless case

See the world in green and blue
See China right in front of you
See the canyons broken by cloud
See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
See the Bedouin fires at night
See the oil fields at first light
And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the colors came out

It was a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away
Beautiful day

Touch me
Take me to that other place
Reach me
I know I’m not a hopeless case

What you don’t have you don’t need it now
What you don’t know you can feel it somehow
What you don’t have you don’t need it now
Don’t need it now
Was a beautiful day

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I love quizzes. I especially love learning about myself and what makes me me. Here is a great site, check it out. When you click on the youniverse tab you will be able to see my personality profile. It’s so much fun and very interesting. Let me know what yours says about you.

Are you in love? Were you ever in love? Do you want to fall in love? What do you think about love?

I personally love love. Love is sun on a cloudy day and a blanket on a cold night. I like being in love, seeing people fall in love and feeling loved.

I love David Gray and thought this week I would choose one of his songs. The video is great and really captures love at its best.

Be Mine
David Gray

From the very first moment I saw you
That’s when I knew
All the dreams I held in my heart
Had suddenly come true
Knock me over, stone-cold sober
Not a think I could say or do
‘Cos baby when I’m walking with you now
My eyes are so wide
Like you reached right into my head
And turned on the light inside
Turned an old light on
Inside my mind, hey

Come on baby it’s all right
Sunday, Monday, day or night
Whether blue or white it’s plain to see
Be mine! Be mine!
That rainy, shiny, night or day
What’s the difference anyway
Honey till your heart belongs to me?

If I had some influence girl
With the powers that be
I’d have them fire that arrow at you
Like they fired it right at me
Maybe when your heart and soul are burning you might see
That everytime I’m talking with you
It’s always over too soon?
That everyday feels so incomplete
‘Till you walk into the room?
Say the word now girl
I’ll jump that moon, hey

Come on baby it’s ok
Rainy, shiny, night or day
There’s nothing in the way now
Don’t you see?
Be mine! Be mine!

Winter, Summer, day or night
Centigrade of Fahrenheit
Baby till your heart belongs to me
Be mine! Be mine!

Thursday, Friday, short or long
When you got a love so strong
How can it be wrong now? Mercy me!
Be mine! Be mine!

Jumpin Jesus, holy cow!
What’s the difference anyhow
Baby till your heart belongs to meeee?

My body’s on fire, I’m always on fire,
My body’s on fire, I’m always on fire,
My body’s on fire, Don’t you wanna stay with me?
Be mine! Be mine!

My body’s on fire, I’m always on fire,
My body’s on fire, I’m always on fire,
My body’s on fire, Don’t you wanna stay with me?
Be mine! Be mine!

My body’s on fire, I’m always on fire,
My body’s on fire, I’m always on fire,
My body’s on fire, Don’t you wanna stay with me?
Be mine! Be mine!

My body’s on fire, I’m always on fire,
My body’s on fire, I’m always on fire,
My body’s on fire, Don’t you wanna stay…

Thirteen Things about Maribeth

Wouldn’t it be neat to fly? I mean really fly, soaring high above with wings all of our own. The beauty we would see and the freedom we would feel. I hope Heaven provides wings.

This week I wrote 13 things with wings. Some are from the bird family, but they are birds I love.

Find your wings and fly to a place you always wanted to go, bring an extra set in case someone along the way tries to clip yours.

1… Angels (I love angels! I can only imagine how beautiful their wings would appear once spread)

2…Airplanes (Okay, so they are man made, but they work-most of the time)

3…Butterflies (The beauty in their wings is unbelievable. A masterpiece like no other)

4… Fairies (Maybe they aren’t real, but I like the idea of them)

5… Bats (Ugh-I really really do not like these creatures)

6… Pterosaurs (also known as pterodactyls-flying reptiles –scary)

7… Lady Bugs (Finding a ladybug always makes me smile.)

8… Hair (Farrah Faucet sported the wing or feathered look back in the day. Today, teenagers and skateboarders like the popular wing haircut)

9… Cupid (According to Roman Mythology he is the God of erotic love and beauty. He is the guy responsible for many people finding love on Valentines Day.)

10… Penguins (Their wings are known as flippers. They use their flippers to propel themselves through water. They cannot fly)

11… Swans (One of the most magnificent creatures on earth. Elegant, graceful and they make flying look easy)

12… Doves (I love doves; there is a dove that greets me each morning. I am starting to think it may be my guardian angel)

13… Peacocks (Another gorgeous bird. Their plumage is too heavy which prevents them from being able to fly)

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The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

Thirteen Things about Maribeth

This past weekend I accompanied my daughter to NYC for a brownie trip. We had such a great day that will forever be remembered. It was her fist time there which made it even more exciting. We visited the Museum of Natural History, shopped at street vendors, rode in a cab, had our caricature done and saw the show STOMP. We loved the show, the performers were entertaining and very talented. It amazed me at their ability to create music from random every day things. This week I will list 13 things they used to make music.
Have you ever seen the show?

1…. Brooms (they started the show with the whole cast making music by sweeping the stage)

2…Powder or Flour (They sprinkled it onto the stage and kicked it around also creating a funky beat)

3…Sinks (This part was so fun. They actually came out with sinks around their necks filled with water)

4…Plungers

5… Garbage Cans (used mainly as a drum)

6… Garbage Can Lids (Sounded like cymbals)

7… Newspapers (Who would have thought, but some how they pulled it off)

8…An assortment of Bags (Garbage bags, brown paper bags etc)

9… Soda Cup and straw (squeaky but clever)

10… Playing Cards

11…Hands (lots of clapping and awesome audience participation)

12…Barrels

13…Tubes

If you haven’t checked out STOMP and you love creativity-it’s a must see.

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

I have been tagged by C.J. Writer to do a meme. I have been so busy with family issues that it has been hard to sit down and write a post worth reading, so this couldn’t have come at a better time. My digital camera needs to be repaired. Unfortunately, this meme will not include pictures.

5 Things found in my bag (purse)

I recently just started carrying a purse again. I discovered the Vera Bradley id/credit card wallet and I stopped using a purse for a while because everything I really needed fit into the small little wallet.

 In my purse right now

1… perfume (I always like to have a bottle with me)

2… receipts (When I change purses I always curse myself for having too many receipts at the bottom of purses)

3… My Vera Bradley wallet (all my essentials are in here)

4…  Ice Breakers Ice Cubes (Small little cubes of gum that I thoroughly enjoy)

5… Lip Gloss (I always feel a bit better after applying some gloss)

5 Favorite Things In your Room

1… Exposed Beams (My husband redid our bedroom a while ago. He cut off the ceiling and exposed the wooden beams. I thought he was crazy when he first told me of his idea but afterwards I was thrilled).

2… Hanging Ivy (On top of the beams we have four ivy plants, their leafs circle around the beams. They add earthiness to the room and thrive with little maintence)

3… My Sacred Heart Picture of Jesus ( I feel comforted knowing his presence is in our room as we sleep)

4… My flat screen LCD TV (It is mounted to a beam. I love climbing into bed and turning on the television)

5… Four Poster Bed (My bed is very high and even came with a step stool- it fits perfectly into the room and I love how comfy it is)

5 things you always wanted to do 

1… Start a foundation for sick children. ( I have an idea and a name but no idea how to really put it into fruition)

2… Have my novel published (still working on this one and taking a class to help me along) One day!

3… Visit Maine and possibly buy a summer house there. A home away from home

4… Sky Dive (I highly doubt I will ever have the courage to do this but I always thought it looked exhilarating)

5… Run through a massive field of flowers (I know odd but I still would like to do this)

5 things you are currently into

1. Saying a daily rosary for my father

2… The Daily Crossword

3… Comfy shoes (My feet have been swelling due to pregnancy and having the right shoes around has become very important)

4… Baseball/Softball- My daughter is on softball and my son is on baseball. I love going to their games and cheering them on.

5… Hot Pepper Spread-I love this relish looking spread on a turkey sandwich. It is delicious.

5 People you want to tag

1… Tanyetta

2… Keli

3… Jeannene

4… Julianne

5… Haley-O

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 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

Thirteen Things about Maribeth

I think I have mentioned before that I enjoy personality tests. I like to see if the results match my interpretation of myself. This week for Thursday Thirteen I am listing 13 test results I was given after taking tests at Tickle E Mode.
Do we match up? Stop by Tickle and take a test.

1…Where Does Your Inner compass Point- Result –Urban Expeditions (This states that I am a fast paced energy and make it happen type of person. According to this result I would be able to work my way out of a concrete jungle. It also states that my compass is most likely to point toward an adventure of sophistication.)

2…What’s Your True Talent –Result-Abstract Reasoning (I agree with this one-I am definitely more of an abstract person. The result states I have a rich imagination and have the ability to mix two unrelated ideas together to come up with a brand new one)

3…Which Hairstyle Matches You-Result-Cutting Edge ( I am the type of person who gets bored with the same hairstyle very quickly-although I must admit lately I have become the ponytail girl)This result states I need a hairstyle that stands out-True very true

4…Are you more Jennifer or Angelina- Result- Jennifer –I do like Jen’s down to earth style because I am pretty earthy myself.

5…Who were you in a past life-Result- An artist- Hmm interesting, I think of myself imaginative but can only draw stick figures. This result states that I march to the beat of my own drummer and do not follow the herd. Definitely true-It must stem from my father’s advice years ago-Be a leader not a follower.

6…What fashion decade is most you-Result- 50’s- It says whatever the occasion my polished look makes me one cool cat (I have always thought of myself more of a sixties/seventies girl-but I do like to be polished)

7…What’s your little black dress personality-Result-V-neck. I definitely am a V-neck girl, because I like to make my shoulders appear more narrow. (It states, I am down to earth and understand that it is what’s on the inside that counts-So true)

8…What renews your spirit-Result-Spending time with loved ones. (If you have ever read my blog, you already know this is correct, I am all about family, friends and sharing time together). This also states that I am always there for others and the best R&R for me is spending time with the ones you love.

9…What do your eyes say-Result-Sincerely Sweet- (I hope that is what others see)Results state that I have a big heart and can’t help but open it up to those I am close with.

10…What makes you amazing-Result-Sense of Humor-If you know me, then you know I have a quirky sense of humor-most of my friends share the same humor. I couldn’t imagine not having one.

11…What’s your fantasy home-Result-Nurturing Nest-I love to have visitors-This result states that I opt for colors, accessories and lighting that encourage people to take a seat and stay for a while. (I always want people to feel welcome at my house)

12…What flavor fits you-Result-Sunny orange-It states I have a sunny disposition and happy-go-lucky attitude. It states I am a glass half-full type of girl. Absolutely correct-Read my blog post If the glass if half empty fill it up. Life is too short to be pessimistic.

13…What’s your true color-Result-Green- This result states that green is the color of growth and vigor. Anyone with this result has a knack for bringing out the best in people. Success for us green’s is measured in terms of personal achievement and growth-not by status or position. I think it is easy being green unlike Kermit.

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