Throw Back Thursday *I’m late, you should see my laptop*

I started at 8:30pm deciding on video’s. After years of enjoyment, YouTube and VeVo are enforcing copyright laws. Somebody has an answer, please leave a comment or email msandorm@verizon.net. The Shania Twain video is an example, of the the copyright screen. I stopped at 1:00am, way past bedtime. I’m praying for progress today. Here’s a snack while I work on desert. Xx ¬†M      

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Robert Goldstein Awarded Me Versatile Blogger Award

WOW! Mission Control we landed without to many Starbucks stops. I’m thrilled to receive The Versatile Blogger Award from Robert Goldstein at http://www.robertmgoldstein.com. Robert is a generous spirit. Thank you for choosing my blog worthy of The Versatile Award. Robert has a mental illness called DID, Dissociative Identity Disorder. He is open about the struggles he face. He is a strong advocate for Mental Illness, the treatment patients receive at medical health facilities. Please check out his site, which includes artwork, short stories and Advocacy work. He’s an all around great guy. He always has my back! The rules for receiving Versatile Blogger Award¬† Thank the person who nominated you Display award Tell 7 things about yourself Nominate ¬†Bloggers who are worthy Tell us 7 things about yourself Buy old cameras I’m a MAC/Apple lover Passion for Photography Collect old leather books I’m afraid a snake will bite me when I go in to garage Cleaning Gramps pieces and parts, old mechanical item. Organized Nominate 10 Bloggers https://apatientvoice.com https://piecesofbipolar.wordpress.com http://www.Hypervigilant.org http://www.aheartafire.wordpress.com http://www.juststuffifoundontheinternet.wordpress.com http://www.charlypriest.wordpress.com http://www.coffeegrinder.wordpress.com http://www.piecesofbipolar.com http://www.autismthoughts.wordpress.com http://www.fonzandcancer.com I’m smiling,¬†it’s new day, Xx ¬†M

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Hearding Chickens awarded Survivors Blog Here with The Versatile Blogger Award

heardingchickens.wordpress.com/2016/02/05/the-versatile-blogger-award We’re¬†thrilled¬†to receive The Versatile Blogger Award from Herding Chickens.¬†If you have not stopped by http://www.herdingchickens.wordpress.com,¬†today is a great day to start. Her personality shines through her writing. Her and ¬†husband have adopted two children. She shares the successes and struggle of Adoption. She’s a generous person. Seven Answers Paola’s Answers Writing is my therapy. It heals my soul and makes me feel less lonely I‚Äôd love to understand why I spend the whole week waiting for the Friday and the entire year waiting for the spring. Melinda’s ¬†Answers I think a snake will bite me every time I enter the garage. I don’t read instructions I’m a chocolate addict A Hawk family returns every year to lounge in our bird bath. I’ve named every generation, Hawke¬†I love the wildlife in our neighborhood. The Big Revel! https://sheldonkleemanartworks.com https://apatientvoice.com http://www.charlypriest.wordpress.com http://www.aheartafire.wordpress.com http://www.coffeegrounded.com https://mytwosentences.com http://www.insightsbipolarbear.com http://www.firefly1275.wordpress.com  

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Throw Back Thursday *Words To Live By*

I met with the Lyme Doctor on Monday, arriving home yesterday emotionally and physically drained. I knew music would lift my spirit.¬†The videos are special to me for the message. I’m blessed even when it sounds differently. Thank you for bringing sunshine with your comments. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† RIP Merle Haggard. ¬† ¬†Xx ¬†M

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I Need Your Opinion, Only Three Questions. :)

Does the site look crowded? I’m still not sure about the Twitter roll. Is there something you would like to see? Do you ever look at Footer Widgets? I want the site to flow, easy to read with the post taking center stage. Thanks a million for your help! Hugs to my friends and followers.¬†You keep me running when there’s no energy to move! There are so many people helping in this small community. Xx ¬†M

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Repost of Your Best Fake Smile *Happy Weekend*

I’m a die-hard James Bay fan, every release captures my music heart. James ¬†loves to make funny faces in photos off stage. Withdraw was not as lonely with James replying to several twitter messages. I’m still picking up the scattered pieces of my brain. Laughter is helping me find a way out. If¬†one person enjoys this post, you’ve given me something I’ve lost. I will get it back. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Xx ¬† M

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The import from previous Blog is completed *Adding close to 500 additional post*

Time to celebrate!!!! Bring your kazoo, streamers, silly string and lots of cupcakes. I can finally say Looking for the Light has merged with Looking for the Light Blog. The conversion took longer than expected. Now Looking for the Light (previous) blog completes the transition to http:lookingforthelightblog.wordpress.com. The conversion added almost 500 new post dating back to 2005. I have learned a valuable lesson, starting a new site and importing post from previous blog will give you grey hair. The confusion during the holidays was crazy for me and many followers. I appreciate those who stayed with me. Many people didn’t know where my blog would be the next day. Neither did I, every morning was a guessing game. A special thanks to friends and followers, we completed the journey from hell. Xx ¬†M  

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Yellow Wolf Enlightenment Nominated Me For The Sunshine All Around Award

https://yellowwolfenlightenment.wordpress.com/2015/12/05/sunshine/award Yellow Wolf Enlightenment ¬†nominated me for The Sunshine Blogger Award. I do apologize for the long delay in posting award.Today is a great day to visit her site if haven’t. Her site is a Spiritual journey to inspire. Instantly you’re at peace, http://www.yellowwolfenlightentment.com. I am grateful she thought my site worthy of The Sunshine Blogger Award. Many of you know I have Chronic Lyme, I pray you never know first hand. My memory last 5-15 minutes and pain leaves me in bed under pain medication. I am not able to reciprocate by writing questions and nominate awesome Bloggers. ¬† ¬†Xx ¬†M The Sunshine Blogger Award¬†Rules Are: Thank the person who nominated you. Display award on your site. Answer the 11 questions from your nominator and give nominees eleven questions to answer. Questions asked: What drew you to blogging? Write my frustrations down instead of keeping inside. Do you tend to think then speak or speak then think?¬† Depends on who I’m talking with. When working always thought first. What did you want to be when you were young?¬† I didn’t dream, lived in Is that childhood desire the path you followed to adulthood? From sixth grade wanted to be Photojournalist. ¬†What is your favorite flower?¬† Peony Is there a subject you would love to blog about but haven‚Äôt? Art, Travel, Charity, Ministry and wide open from there. Are you a cat person or a dog person?¬† I love most […]

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The Sunshine Award from Michelle of Putting my Feet in the Dirt

  My friend Michele from Putting my Feet in the Dirt¬†puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com¬† ¬†nominated me for the beautiful Sunshine Award. Thank you Michelle Michelle’s Blog is Christian based Blog with a wide variety of post on travel, children, short stories. She is funny and serious when needed. Michelle is a great supporter to the WordPress community. Do yourself a favor and stop by to see what’s she’s up to. Rules for participating. Have fun. Thank the person who nominated you. Answer the questions from the person who nominated you. Nominate a few other bloggers. Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you nominated. Notify the bloggers on their blog. Put the award button on your blog.   1. If a zombie apocalypse would happen right this very minute, are you going to ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†tweet about it? But seriously, are you going to fight or run? Why? I’m running. I don’t know what Zombie’s can do so I’ll get out of there. 2. How would you spend a million dollars? Make contribution to charities I support. Then get on airplane and see the world. 3. What thing would you want to change yourself? I cuss too much, it’s a bad habit I’ve had since childhood. 4. What‚Äôs your chinese birth year sign? I’m best suited for breeding.   5. If you could invent something, what is that? why? This is hard, there so many. Clean drinking water […]

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Living a Beautiful Life nominated me for Dragon Loyalty Award

My friend Danica of Living a Beautiful Life¬†danicapiche.wordpress.com¬†nominated me for the Dragon Loyalty Award. ¬†I like this award because everyone can participate. The bottom line is how active are you on WP. I’m thrilled to run side by side with Dragons everyday.¬† What is the Dragons Loyalty Award? The Dragon’s Loyalty Award is an award for the loyal follower/commenter, fan, […]

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Putting foot in the Dirt *Nominated Me For Liebster Award* Yay!

Michelle from puttingmyfeetinthedirt.wp.com¬† nominated me for the prized Liebster Award. Michele’s blog is informative, Christian based and makes you stop and soul search at times. I really enjoy talking to her and learning about her life outside of blogging. You have to check out her site puttingmyfeetinthedirt.wp.com¬†, Michelle’s writing will inspire you. 11 facts about me I watch true crimes programs on tv. I’ve learned so much about basic self-defense, stalking and how many family members kill each other. It’s very informative. I’m concerned about underserved children in my community and shelters. My concern expands to children around the world. Working with children is the first initiative of the charity. I love Pop Tarts, grateful for delicious gluten-free brands. I loved jewelry as a child and have several necklaces made as a little one. Making ¬†jewelry builds my confidence, growing when each piece comes out correctly. A family of Hawks hang out on the bird bath. They enjoy drinking and cooling off. Sometimes three get in bath, making it a bit overcrowded. I love to compost, worms and all. Love to decorate and or planning changes. Enjoy mapping my Ancestors, have found big surprises along the way. Enjoy learning, there are thousands of free courses. I recently started a course at Stanford University on Human Trafficking. Riding horses is a spiritual experience. Love antique Leica rangefinder camera’s. I have to duck out on nominations due to health. Take a look […]

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Throw Back Thursday (Wednesday) *Let's Get Rocked*

I hit pay dirt this week. The first two are in pre-release, I think both drop later this month. ¬†David Gilmore doesn’t have a video. None of the bands are new, you’ve heard many of their tunes here. The last video is my Guitar Hero, Eric Clapton. He sounded great even thru one ear. I not happy with Bose right now. If the music captures you, download and get your rock on anytime. Eric caresses the strings perfectly, I lose myself ¬†every time. Grab your beverage along with a nice assortment of cheese, bread and toppings.¬† I wasn’t drinking any beverages posting today, just forgot what day it was. Music is the good for you fruit. Eric Clapton doesn’t sound as perfect as liked, I could not pass up the best solo I’ve hear. ¬†¬† A shout out to a Dragon friend of mine. ¬† XO Melinda

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Throw Back Thursday * Three of My Favorite Rock Love Songs *

The songs make me feel loved or falling in love. Wonderful Tonight is my number one tune. The words are beautiful and that’s how I feel every time. Stay the Night by James Blount paints a picture of getting to know each other and falling in love. Edge of Ecstasy by John Mayer speaks for itself. Drop a line tell me what you think of the songs. I would like to hear from you. Grab a drink of choice and be ready for something different. ¬† XO ¬†M

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Third and Last Day of The Quote Challenge

“This to shall pass” Believed to originated in writings of the Medieval Persian Sufi Poets.¬† The quote appeared in tales by the English Poet Edward Fitzgerald and in speech by Abraham Lincoln¬†before becoming president. ¬†My granny used the quote probably before I was born. Times were very difficult for the family when her father died in 1930, granny was 9 years old. They had no money, insurance and no idea what tomorrow would bring. Both my granny and her mother were deeply religious, my guess this quote comforted them. I started using at some point simply because if I can survive, tomorrow can bring a blessing. The quote was not a religious quote to me. Fast forward to being a caregiver to both of my grandparents. I loved my gramps so much but several times a day I wanted to strangle him. I’d say to myself ¬†“This to shall pass”. I tell you the above because the quote “This To Shall Pass” is religious to me now. ¬†I changed in the 10 years taking care of my grandparents, what came after depression, ECT, hospitalization, Heart problems and Lyme Diease…….One day I woke up and the quote felt different, like God sent a message I’m at the wheel. Today there is a warmth in my heart to help others. The awakening gave the strength to become an Ordained Minister and start charity, God’s Tree of Life Ministries. I have enjoyed the […]

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Danica Piche Honored Me with Encouraging Lightening Award

  Be jubilant, Be jubilant, O my soul, For thou art alive to the whole Danica Piche of Living a Beautiful Life surprised me with the Encouraging Thunder Award. What I know: Danica has a great outlook on life and love music. She writes short stories and snippets of her life adventures. Visiting her site always makes me feel good, she has an infectious smile. She is living a beautiful life. Please check Danica’s site, danicapeche.wp.com¬†. Why I write Three people who should have protected and loved me, abused me instead. I’ve been a drug addict, alcoholic and down on the curb. I survived and learned to thrive. I started the blog to talk about my experiences. Hoping to rid myself of the scars & shame of abuse. As I talked to bloggers it was clear many struggled with mental illness. I have Treatment Resistant Bipolar Disorder, diagnosed¬†at 19 years old. I knew how mental illness had knocked me down and the consequences. As people left comments, I became encouraged to share more about my mental illness and help anyone who would take my hand. I started writing journals as a pre-teen, started a newspaper ( The Tumble Weed Connection) for the private school (jail) I¬†attended. I wrote for High School newspaper and City of Irving covering Sports. Writing and music took me away from my problems. I blog sharing my thoughts openly. Thank you for visiting and leaving your […]

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