Friday Quote

Thank you for all the loving messages this week, you know how to make me feel alive. Which is better than being dead! Have a great weekend and be safe.  Melinda   Be stupid, be dumb, be funny, if that’s who you are. Don’t try to be someone that society wants you to be; that’s stupid. So be yourself. Christina Grimmie    

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#SoSC Prompt for week *RIB*

My immediate thought was crib, not baby crib so much as doggie crib. My granny had a stray poodle named Blackie that was another child, her youngest. She took my wooden baby bed, placed by her bed and Blackie slept there every night, that is when not on the bed. She had Blackie for 13 years and when we had […]

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Weekly Prompt “lip” #SoCS

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “lip.” Use it as a word, or find a word with “lip”in it. As always, use any way you’d like. Enjoy! I came up with several perfectly good words, flip, slip, and blip but the best fit for me is lip! One reason is, I usually aggravate my husband with plenty of lip about the long to-do list. I like to think my post are giving lip because they are honest regardless if someone gets their feelings hurt. My mother would say I starting giving her lip the minute I learned to talk.  M   Join us for the fun and sharing good media stories   For more on the Stream of Consciousness Saturday, visit Linda Hill’s blog. Here’s the link: https://lindaghill.com Here are the rules for SoCS: 1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write. 2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop. 3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will […]

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This week​ prompt is “dough/d’oh” #SoSC

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “dough/d’oh.” Use one, use both, use ’em any way you like. Enjoy!   My first thought is Homer Simpsom saying d’oh at the beginning of every show but it’s not the dough I want to write about. My granny has no competition when it comes to making a cherry pie, my favorite. What makes her pie special is she puts a crust on top and knows how to cook both perfectly. I didn’t catch the cooking bug so I can’t recall all the steps she took, she was always moving foil around and that must be the answer to the perfect cherry pie crust.  Melinda   Join us for the fun and sharing good media stories   For more on the Stream of Consciousness Saturday, visit Linda Hill’s blog. Here’s the link: https://lindaghill.com Here are the rules for SoCS: 1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write. 2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop. 3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join […]

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Today in History March 28th

First Europeans settle in San Francisco With 247 colonists in tow, Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza founds a fort, or ‘presidio,’ on a wide bay in northern California. The modest outpost will grow into one of the biggest cities in North America. Three Mile Island plant suffers a partial meltdown Fears of radioactive contamination run rampant after a coolant […]

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*Last piece of mail you received* #SoSC

The last piece of mail is the same as all the mail I get, a sales flyer. Yesterday was for a plumber…..we could use one since my shower drain keeps clogging. That’s what’s happens when your losing loads of hair. The other piece of mail thou not addressed to me was this month’s Wood Worker magazine. It’s not my thing but I do love pointing out all the projects he could do for me. That would require getting off the computer. Maybe the next piece of mail will spark action. Melinda Join us for the fun and sharing good media stories   For more on the Stream of Consciousness Saturday, visit Linda Hill’s blog. Here’s the link: https://lindaghill.com Here are the rules for SoCS: 1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write. 2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop. 3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; […]

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Today in History March 21st

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by. Melinda   1952 First Rock and Roll Concert DJ Alan Freed’s Moondog Coronation Ball, in Cleveland, Ohio, notably features racially mixed performers and fans. Considered history’s first big rock concert, some 20,000 screaming teens try to crowd into a venue that can hold just half that number. Police will halt the show after just one song is performed. 1980 Olympics Boycott Protesting the USSR’s invasion of Afghanistan, US President Jimmy Carter declares that the US won’t be participating in the upcoming Moscow Summer Olympics. In the end, 65 nations won’t participate in the games, but some will do so for economic, rather than political reasons. The USSR will respond in kind, snubbing the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games. 1963 Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay, a harsh maximum security jail which once housed gangster Al Capone, closed. 1965 Martin Luther King, Jr., led the start of a civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. 1906 Ohio passes a law that prohibits hazing by fraternities. 1908 Frenchman Henri Farman carries a passenger in a bi-plane for the first time. 1928 President Calvin Coolidge presents the Congressional Medal of Honor to Charles Lindbergh, a captain in the US Army Air Corps Reserve, for making the first solo trans-Atlantic flight. On June 11, 1927, Lindbergh had received the first Distinguished Flying Cross ever awarded. 1939 Singer Kate Smith records “God Bless America” for […]

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New fabulous friends!

Originally posted on Fightmsdaily:
After a lot of soul-searching and debate with myself due to fear of ridicule and possible judgments, I finally entered the blogging community in July 2017. I must say, this was one of the best decisions I have ever made and have never once regretted this adventure! There are numerous reasons I started and continue blogging…

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Highway to Hell Part Three

  At five years old I loved my baton and was quite good, until the day I got mad at my mother and bashed several holes in my closet door. There went the baton and the dream. No anger issues here! A large group of friends and I would tube down the Nacogdoches River. It’s a 6-8 hour trip if you do the full stretch. There is […]

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Stream of Consciousness #SoSC “bash”

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “abash/a bash/bash.” Use “abash,” or “bash” as a noun or a verb. Bonus points if you manage all three. Have fun! JoAnna at https://joannaoftheforest.wordpress.com and I are on the exact same page with the bashing. We know each other, have talked a lot but I would not have guessed we would bash the exact same thing. For me bashing the media is on several layers, the parts left out to provide more drama, the local news running for two hours regurgitating the same stories. I can’t even watch the news without my blood pressure rising and wanting to bash something or someone. I try to watch one local and one national news a day but that is too much some days. When every story includes, Trump, Russians, North Korea, who was fired that day at the White House, I want to bash the television, the talking heads, the news stations and myself for allowing this behavior to happen. JoAnna watches Cop shows and so do I, it’s crazy that we have favorites that are the same. Blue Bloods is a nicer family cop show with doing the right thing is always the answer. I love the show but real life, my real life is not so holy. I prefer the bad-ass kick butt take names later type of show. I love NCIS LA because you have women who could probably kick […]

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoSC “YAWN”

  Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “yawn” Have fun!     Shaggy drives me crazy when he wakes me up only to yawn and go back to sleep.  M Join us for the fun and sharing good media stories   For more on the Stream of Consciousness Saturday, visit Linda Hill’s blog. Here’s the link: https://lindaghill.com/2019/01/18/the-friday-reminder-for-socs-jusjojan-2019-daily-prompt-jan-19th/ […]

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Valentines Day In History Feburary 14th

Saint Valentine is martyred The Catholic Church tells of a Bishop Valentine who, in part because he married couples without Imperial Rome’s consent, is imprisoned, tortured, and beheaded on this day. He will eventually become the patron saint of love. Captain James Cook killed in Hawaii After exploring and mapping vast areas of the globe, including the Hawaiian Islands, the […]

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Today in History January 31st

1734 Robert Morris, merchant (signed Declaration of Independence) 1865 Congress passes the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in America (passes 121-24) 1872 Zane Grey, American West novelist (Riders of the Purple Sage) 1925 Charles Aidman, American TV narrator (New Twilight Zone), born in Frankfort, Indiana 1949 ‘These Are My Children‘ is broadcast live on Chicago’s NBC station. It’s the first in […]

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS Zommie

  Zoomie word of the week.  Instead of looking for a definition, it’s time to wing it. I could see my nick name being Zoomie because walking at 10 months old created an unwanted road race my mother was not ready for. As a young girl Zoomie would fit my curiosity for all things behind doors. In kindergarten I snuck into the Janitor’s maintenance room and found large buckets of paint. I pried the lid off of one, it was solid on top, my little mind went “how far down is it dried”. I found out quickly not very far, just to the top of my arm. Imagine the Supervisors surprise when all the others are taking naps and I’m covered in paint.   Join us for the fun and sharing good media stories   For more on the Stream of Consciousness Saturday, visit Linda Hill’s blog. Here’s the link: https://lindaghill.com/2019/01/18/the-friday-reminder-for-socs-jusjojan-2019-daily-prompt-jan-19th/ Here are the rules for SoCS: 1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write. 2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop. 3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog […]

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Today in History January 17th

In 1929, His an iconic rascal endearing to history, a fictional hero. His name is Popeye the Sailor Man.  Popeye was created by Elzie Crisler Sega and syndicated by the New York Journal for the Thimble Theatre Page, through King Features, on December 19, 1919. Popeye the Sailor Man: “I yam what I yam” – he‘s feisty yet endearing! Jan. […]

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How to use rituals to get closer to the people you care about

Jan 4, 2019 / Carly Alaimo Raúl Soria By turning our get-togethers with friends into regular events, we can build the kinds of connections that will sustain us, says life coach Baya Voce. Every weekday for the month of January, TED Ideas will publish a new post in a series called “How to Be a Better Human,” containing a helpful piece of advice from a speaker in the TED community. With all the “must dos” (work, pets, kids, home repairs, doctors’ visits) and “should dos” (eat right, sleep enough, check in with family, exercise) in our lives, there’s often little room for anything else. But what tends to fall between the cracks is everyone who doesn’t fall into those categories — like our friends and neighbors. Why does this matter? “People who are more socially connected to family, to friends, to community, are happier, they’re physically healthier, and they live longer than people who are less well connected,” says psychiatrist Robert Waldinger — who directs the longest-running study on wellbeing and adult development at Harvard University — in his TED talk. Instead of thinking of socializing as skippable, try to view it as an essential and energizing part of your life. Life coach and event producer Baya Vocesuggests making a ritual out of get-togethers, something she calls “a powerful tool for connection.” Here’s how Voce and her friends do this: “For me and my girlfriends, our couches act as the metaphorical fire that we gather around. Every Monday […]

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Friday Quote

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” —Josh Billings (a.k.a. Henry Wheeler Shaw; humorist and lecturer)   “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole ―Otto von Bismarck (1st Chancellor of Germany)   “The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love […]

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Favorite Socks Challenge

  Daniel from http://www.retunrofdragons@wordpress.com has challenged all to show their favorite socks. This is a challenge I can take on and hope you will take part. Show your favorite socks. The rules are easy, link your post on http://www.returnofdragons.wordpress.com. A panel of WP followers will judge and let us know who has the coolest socks! These  are Smart Wool long […]

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#WATWB Steph Curry Responds To Girl’s Letter

Steph Curry Responds To Girl’s Letter About Why His Shoes Do Not Come In Girls Sizes November 30, 2018 A 9-year-old girl wrote a letter to NBA star Steph Curry pointing out that his shoes do not come in girl sizes, and not only did Curry respond, he made a change. Riley Morrison wrote in her letter that she’s a big fan of the Golden State Warriors point guard and she wanted a pair of Icon Curry 5 sneakers, but when she visited the Under Armour website to buy them, she didn’t see them listed under the girls’ section. “Dear Mr. Stephen Curry, My name is Riley (just like your daughter), I’m 9 years old from Napa, California. I am a big fan of yours. I enjoy going to Warriors games with my dad. I asked my dad to buy me the new Curry 5s, because I’m starting a new basketball season. My dad and I visited the Under Armour website and were disappointed to see that there were no Curry 5s for sale under the girls section. However, they did have them for sale under the boys section, even to customize. I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all-girls basketball camp. I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this because girls want to rock the Curry 5s, too. Sincerely,Riley Morrison” On Thursday, Steph Curry tweeted the handwritten note […]

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On This Day October 18, 2018

On this day October 18, 2018   I thought about you, how awesome you are, how you help me even on your worst days. Thank you for offering support, the kindest comments and honesty. You’ve made a positive impact on my life and attitude. Thank you for following me, sharing your life, sharing your story, most importantly growing together. M

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What do you think of this Theme Mix

I am having trouble getting comfortable with this theme. The post run together on front page, the header selections don’t seem to fit, the background color looks dull. Why can’t I find a bright white background? Do I need to learn the programming codes to accomplish that? Do I have to many widgets making the page to busy? Anything that […]

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Nominated For Sunshine Award From Two Besties

The Sunshine Award comes to me from two close friends Danica Piche http://www.livingabeautifullife@wordpress.com and Robert M. Goldstein http://robertmgoldstein.com. They are so special I took my No Awards sign down to participate. The sign is back up, I forgot how much work these are. The rules are: Thank the blogger who nominated you for the award and link to their blog. Thank you Danica and Robert, surprised I accepting the award? List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award Logo in your post. Answer the 11 Questions asked of you. Write a new list of 11 Questions for your Nominees Nominate 11 Bloggers for the Sunshine Blogger Award Many of the blogs on the list of nominees are award free blogs so those bloggers will know I’m thinking of them.  For those of who accept the award I hope you’ll find my questions interesting or crazy! I’M USING ROBERT’S QUESTIONS SINCE HIS AWARD CAME IN FIRST. I STILL LOVE YOU DANICA, OF COURSE HEDGEHOG TOO. Why do you blog? Blogging started as a way to help grieve my Granny as time went on I wanted to share what I had learned as a caregiver. The rest they say is history. What most frustrates you about blogging?  When I’m to sick to write or write anyway and its complete gibberish. What do you enjoy most about blogging? Learning, meeting people from every corner of the globe, feedback and helping others. Blogging also fulfills my 6th […]

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Special Times to Fly Your American Flag

Honor Our Flag is written with the assistance of the National Flag Foundation to ensure accuracy of the content. These are special days beyond flying everyday. There are a few surprises and questions.  M New Years Day, January 1 Martin Luther King’s Birthday, (third Monday in January) Inauguration Day, January 20th Lincoln’s Birthday, February 12th Washing’s Birthday, February 22nd Presidents Day, […]

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I Have Bipolar And I Am Not Violent

Reblogged from our friend Amy Gamble at http://www.amygamble.wordpress.com I had an opportunity to teach a group of school teachers about mental illness. After last weeks Florida school shooting I was prepared for questions about mental illness and violence. It’s beyond sad this is an ever occurring topic. But what happens to those of us who live with a mental illness […]

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Safe Dating Tips For Teens

RAINN SEXUAL ASSAULT Safe Dating Tips for Teens FEB 05, 2018 February is teen dating violence awareness month. For teens and those new to dating, it can be difficult to identify signs of an abusive relationship. The warning signs that a teen has been sexually assaulted or abused can easily blend in with the everyday struggles teens face as they learn how […]

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Where’s Waldo, Where’s The Reblog Button?

After chatting with WordPress Support about the Reblog button not working, I learn they already know and no completion date is given. From my own experience not everyone is effected. Here’s a link I was given to show tracking process. I asked if the link included a completion date I received no answer. We are tracking it here: https://github.com/Automattic/wp-calypso/issues/22491 WP.comTue, […]

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TMI tag

  ashleyleia from http://www.MentalHealth@Home.wordpress tagged me for TMI tag.  So, here we go: Q: What is your favorite show? Blind Spot Q: What is your favorite band? Bad Company Q: Something you really miss. Peace Q: Where do you go when you are sad? Bed Q: Have you ever been in a physical fight? Yes, winning most. Q: What is […]

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How should we talk about mental health?

IDEAS.TED.COM DEC 18, 2013 / Thu-Huong Ha Mental health suffers from a major image problem. One in every four people experiences mental health issues — yet more than 40 percent of countries worldwide have no mental health policy. Across the board it seems like we have no idea how to talk about it respectfully and responsibly. Stigma and discrimination are […]

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See Charity Navigator Before You Donate

Charity Navigator will guide you to Charities who are physically responsible. The information provided is enough to make a sound decision on how much of your donation will go to people supported by the Charity. It was and eye opener when I started researching charities to support, some were spending 85% on the CEO salary and administrative cost. Your money […]

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