Tuesday Chatter-A Sharing Event



Don’t be Shy, be Sly

I want a Smattering, of your Chattering

A Tuesday Event, it’s time well spent

There are no rules as long as you’re cool

From A to Z – what do you see?

Please come near – what do you hear?

Whatever you feel – let it peal!


The idea of Tuesday Chatter is for the blogger/reader to create a Pingback and/or leave a link to your favorite post, photo, video or what suits your fancy in the comment section of any Tuesday Chatter post. Please keep it appropriate meaning no extreme profanity, references to violence and/or porn.

Pingback How-to.  Think of them as automated comments:

  1. Person A publishes a post.
  2. Person B publishes her own post, including a link to Person A’s post.
  3. Simply right-click on the URL you want to copy and share
  4. Click on ‘copy link address’
  5. WordPress.com automatically sends a pingback to Person A’s post, letting Person A know that someone has linked to them.

Person A’s post then displays a special type of comment linking to Person B’s post. Pingbacks appear mixed in with any other comments on the post

For a detailed explanation on Pingbacks, here is the WordPress link.


Join in and Share your masterpiece!






It’s Halloween!

As I peer out the window, the weather is gray and dreary.  If I had my say, it would not be this way.  I feel weary. I feel sad.  I am not used to feeling so bad.

So, what is this all about?  Am I just going to sit here and pout?  Or, am I going to figure this out?  I must try!  I have to know why!

My favorite time of the year.  It is finally drawing near.  You must know what I mean.  It is Halloween!

As I peer out my window, I see falling rain.  The wind is blowing and there is a strong lack of knowing.  Do I feel pain?

It’s probably just me.  These feelings will soon fade away.  For the moment, I must keep them at bay.

Lo and behold, I know the reason! It is not the fall season.  It is not the rain nor the wind.

As I peer out the window, I notice the tree.  You know, the tree that I have referenced in my other blogs?  Well, yesterday the tree was dressed.  Leaves of light gold adorned its branches that reached toward the sun.


But not now, my friend.   The beauty of the tree, as I once knew, has come to an end.  The glorious leaves have been blown away by the huffing and puffing of the wind.  My tree is stressed.  It is sadly depressed.

As I peer out the window, I don’t care.  So, the tree is bare!  It is Halloween!  The rain and the wind have stopped.  The stars are shining.  The moon is aglow.  The soft nighttime light sifts through the strong but delicate branches.  It seems the tree is wearing a halo.


As we sit on the porch sipping coffee, we admire the tree in its fragile state. It seems to have renewed its pride.  It is learning to take what comes its way, in its stride.  It now knows that life is a ride.

What is that?! Something flew by the moon?  A witch on a broom?  Now, it is truly Halloween!  Wispy ghostly images float through the air making the hair stand up on my arms.  They mean no harm.


It is truly an eerie sight and we are amused by the night.  Our tree is all aglow as if it knows, it is putting on a show.  It is finally Halloween!

Cheers! 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃





Sports, Blogging and Fall


As my husband paces between his computer and the TV, analyzing each and every team, players and plays, I have determined he is addicted to sports, especially football.  He is involved in a few Fantasy Football and Fantasy Baseball leagues.  Oh, and I must also mention golf and auto racing, as well.   Of course, I knew he was a sports enthusiast when we met so I can’t complain. Need I say more about being a wife of a sports nut!

In addition, he has the ability to remember so many details!  He is amazing as he spews out names of players, race car drivers, golfers, and their stats.  He also directs his spewing to myself and our cat, as if we are his partners in all of this hoopla.  We just look at him, wide eyed, as if we understand.  Our cat, Amanda, actually sits with him and stares at the TV.  Do you think his love for sports is wearing off on her?  Pretty soon, she will want her own jersey, etc., and believe me, she has expensive taste.

Well, the reason I am bringing this to light is this is THE REASON I BLOG!  I can go only so far with my husband and cat gleefully watching sports.  Good grief!  What am I to do?  I mean, I love watching sports too.  However, I have a short attention span for anything on TV.

So here I am, taking some time for myself and remembered I was nominated by two excellent bloggers for One Lovely Blog Award.  I have previously been nominated for this award, among others – and hey, I am not bragging!  I am just saying I have been honored with some very nice awards and I appreciate each and every one of them.

Let’s discuss these two excellent bloggers.  I received the nomination from https://peace4me521.wordpress.com.  She loves pets as much as I do and has 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a saltwater fish tank.  Her dog, Jade, is her 35th pet in her lifetime.  Now that is a person that loves pets!  You need to stop by her blog and check out Jade – one beautiful dog.

My other nomination was from http://frankytellsitlikeitis.com.  She in involved in a very good cause as she applied for the “Ben Nevis – Winter” walk beginning on 11. December 2015!   Please stop by her site and see what this is all about.

I am going to post the rules for this award and answer the questions, as well.

1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
2. List the rules and display the award
3. Add 7 facts about yourself
4. Nominate 10 – 15 bloggers for the award, and comment on one of their posts to let them know

I have addressed #1 and #s 2, 3 and 4 are as follows:

lovely-blog-awardI am married to a sports nut, no kidding!

We have a gorgeous female cat that rules the household.

I just got a stat from my hubby on a football player.  Just now – I am not kidding! 😳 😝 😨 😂 😂 😆

I absolutely love fall and brought out my light up pumpkin today

I installed Windows 10 on my laptop and love it!

We can’t wait to get to Blue Ridge, Ga – our fav.

My favorite thing about blogging is the interaction with others.  There are some very nice and talented people out there.  Where, you ask?  There, I say and don’t confuse the issue.

Nominees in no particular order:




My nominees are under no obligation to pass on the award.  I pass the award to those that I follow and enjoy their talent, as well as those that are supportive of my blogs.

I celebrate fall as my favorite season

tis the reason

I love to share

the feeling of festiveness in the air.



image credits: http://www.lovethispic.com/image/281160/pumpkins

Too Many Walls?


“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” Isaac Newton

I believe this quote to be very appropriate for today’s state of affairs.  We have surrounded ourselves by walls to protect our families and ourselves.  Not only are walls a sign of protection, they are a sign of separation.

I’m speaking of walls constructed of masonry or brick.  Walls without windows or doors. Walls meant to keep people out, or to keep people in?

What about the walls in our mind?  These walls can also be without windows or doors.  These walls can also keep people out, or keep people in.  These walls can also keep our inner self out, or our inner self in – do you not agree?

We may find we have separated ourselves from our family, our community, our job and our friends.  Unfortunately, we may have separated ourselves from ourselves!  We may experience feelings of loneliness and seclusion.  We may feel sad and disconnected.

I don’t believe these feelings are healthy and can lead us down to a road of unhappiness.  What are your thoughts?

So, we should ask ourselves, are there walls that should be torn down?  Which ones?  How should we reconnect?  A door or a window or perhaps, a bridge?

Doors and windows open and close.  Bridges join and connect.  Bridges can span a short distance or a long distance.  Bridges offer flexibility in connection or re-connection.

Yes, bridges are the best option, by far.  Now that we have made that determination or, at least it is a consideration, we must take some precautionary measures.

What bridges are in need of repair and/or should new bridges be constructed?  As we go through life, our bridges may start to deteriorate and are in need of our attention.  Also, as we go through life, there are most likely changes that have occurred or are occurring, that we must address.  New and stronger, state of the art bridges may be needed.  Maybe it is time to tear down the old bridges and start anew.

In my opinion, we do build too many walls as we want to feel safe and secure.  We want that layer of protection and comfort.  Maybe we don’t want to admit it, but we also may like to feel separated – from society and/or from ourselves.

Wel,l we can put in a door or a window, can’t we?  But a door and a window are more of an open and shut situation.  A bridge is not as uncompromising and offers joining and connection.  A bridge offers a span and a broader range of choices.

If we feel the need to build walls, whether they be masonry or brick, or whether they be mental, then let’s use some common sense and plan an evacuation route.  I don’t know about you but I say we need more bridges.

A door is okay but may offer only one way.  A window might open, but what if it is broken?

A bridge is my option and should be no surprise, as long as I cross before the flood waters rise.

Thank you, Patricia, at http://patriciasplace.me/ for offering this Wednesday challenge.  It is a great way to boost that inspiration we sometimes need.  Be sure to drop by http://patriciasplace.me/ and delve in the  – In Other Words – challenge.




Who Are You?

What could be more enjoyable than a crisp fall day
Captivating colors of amber, magenta, and gold
Create a spellbinding sight as trees dance and sway

We have not yet met, your story not yet been told.
What a beautiful sight to behold; golden sunlight in your hair
My heart tells me to reach out to take your hand
I yearn to caress your skin so fair

I want to escape with you to a faraway land
Your breathtaking beauty always on my mind
Please let it be known my love will never fade
My heart all aglow as I pine

 Moments to be cherished when we meet
Memories will be everlasting when I make you mine

Bouquets of flowers placed at your feet

Cheers! ☕️ 🍵



Are You Gone?



I shouldn’t
I wouldn’t have
I couldn’t have done this
To you
Why should I
Why would I have reason to
I shouldn’t have hurt you this way, but
It was an eerie dark night
Your mind wrapped so tight
I could see your eyes
So full of fright
You went into a rage
We weren’t on the same page
I tried to engage
Peace within you
But no
You took the first blow
I wavered to the left, I wavered to the right
I had to show
My strength
I was only at arm’s length
When I took my punch
I had a hunch and a terrible feeling
When you went reeling
I feel darkness is near

Are you no longer here?




images: http://www.lovethispic.com/image/281417/candle-burning

An Award and It’s Finally Fall


I have been honored with a beautiful award by toomuchmouthwithnolisteners for the One Lovely Blog Award.  Be sure to visit her site and enjoy her entertaining blogs. https://toomuchmouthwithnolisteners.wordpress.com


Here are the rules that accompany the award:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
2. List the rules and display the award
3. Add 7 facts about yourself
4. Nominate 10 – 15 bloggers for the award, and comment on one of their posts to let them know

  1. I am a ditzy, crazy blond
  2. I am no longer being held captive by the corporate world
  3. My favorite season is Fall
  4. My favorite beverages are coffee and red wine
  5. My favorite color is black
  6. I have a Himalayan cat, named Amanda Panda
  7. I love art, fashion, and music

I am narrowing down the number of nominees and listing them in no particular order:






Please note, there is no obligation to participate if you are nominated for an award.





Simply Charming


Oh, what a beautiful day

I feel like I want to go out and play
The charm of Canton Street is beckoning
Perhaps, it’s time for a reckoning
As I open my pockets for a spree

My hard earned dollars seem to flee
Ah, such charm, there is no harm
In wanting to go out and play

Oh, what a beautiful day

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images: personal property

The Sunshine Blogger Award

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Another exciting reward, one that I haven’t received before -The Sunshine Blogger Award!

Sunshine Blogger Award

My sincerest thanks go to https://mybigfatrheumatoidlife.wordpress.com/

Be sure and stop by her blog as you will learn about a very strong person, that works tirelessly raising awareness for organ donation.

These awards may entail a little bit of work, however, they are a great way to interact with one another.

Here are the rules for this exceptional award:

Acknowledge and thank the nominating blogger with a link to their website.
Share 11 random facts about myself by answering the questions the nominating blogger has created for me.

List 11 bloggers I believe deserve some recognition and a little blogging love! (I can’t nominate the blogger who nominated me.)

I am going to start with the questions, and then I will list the nominees, in no particular order.  I am going to cut down the number of nominees.

What’s your most favourite TV show of all time? That is a difficult question, as I don’t watch much TV.  I like variety shows and talent shows.  I also like to watch The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
What makes you happy?  Peace of Mind
What was the last book you read?  Pay it Forward
What was the first CD/record you bought as a child?  Don’t Be Cruel by Elvis Presley
What would you like your headstone to read?  It’s Me
Have you ever been in a car accident?  Many years ago.  I wasn’t hurt, but the car was
Do you have a hobby?  Not really, unless you want to consider blogging a hobby
What is the best thing that ever happened to you?  Hard to pinpoint one event.  I would say being healthy and alive is a great happening.
What do you do to relax?  Play computer games and blog
What is your opinion of mint flavoured chocolate?  Love it!  I love chocolate!
Last question, what would be the best advice you would give to your 18-year-old self?  Listen and be responsible

Here are my questions:

What is your favorite type of music?

What is your favorite quote?

Do you have a pet?  Dog, cat or other?

Are you a coffee or tea fan, or neither?

What is your favorite season?

What is your favorite item of clothing?

If you cleaned out your closet, what would you eliminate?

What motivates you to blog?

Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

What is your favorite food?

What is your favorite sport to watch or play?

And here are the nominees:




That is all for now.  Happy blogging everyone!