Real, Reat Reward

Of course, I mean “Real Neat Blog Award”!!

Sweet Elizabeth, from Comfortable Coop, nominated me for the Real Neat Blog Award.   Thanks, Elizabeth!!       You are a great writer, and friend!!

It’s always such a surprise, and serious thrill!! to see my name, on one of these award posts!!

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I had to put it twice, just in case you didn’t catch it the first time!!     😉

You know the drill by now:

RULES:

This award is designed for people who have a “real neat blog!”

Those participating should ~
• Put the award logo on your blog.
• Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
• Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
• Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
• Let them know you nominated them (by connecting on their blog, etc.)
• Ask your nominees 7 questions.

Everybody has a real neat blog!!       So, everybody gets an award!!          Seriously, you want it, you got it!       How did Heather get people to nominate themselves??    I’ll have to go back, and take a look!!

 

These are the 7 questions from Elizabeth, for her nominees:

  1. Is there something that you do that makes you really happy when you’re feeling down?

Singing!!     I might cry, but it always lifts my spirit, to sing praises to the Lord!

  1. Is there someone (real or fictional) who inspires you? Who is it and why does this person inspire you?

My friend, Jan S.     She has a real bad bone disease, and breaks bones just by sneezing, sometimes.     She’s always in pain.     But she is the most loving, happy, always cheerful person you will ever meet!     You can just see the joy of the Lord in her face!

  1. Do you spend a lot of time listening to, reading, or watching the news?

Nope!!      I try to avoid it as much as possible!   I have enough depression tendencies, just by myself!!      I do read the missing kids alerts, on FB.  I forward them, and pray the child will be found alive, and unharmed.

  1. Are you a night owl or a morning person?
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Night owl.

This is a funny question!     In my childhood, all the way up till I went back to teaching, in my 40’s, I was always a night owl!     Now, I want to be asleep with the chickens, otherwise known as grandbabies!!

  1. Do you have any pets? What kind and what are their names?

No, thank goodness.      The only pet I ever had as mine, was Emily.    

I’ve never loved another animal, either before, or since.

  1. Do you talk to yourself out loud?

Yes, of course!!     Doesn’t everyone need expert advice, now and again??

     7. Is Jesus your savior?

Yes!!   And I’m so excited to see this question, Elizabeth!!      Thank you!!      It is THE single most important question in all of existence!       Having Jesus as your Savior is the difference between eternity with God, in heaven, or spending eternity in hell, if He is not your Savior.

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Okay, now the hard part:

Nominate people.      

Oh please, just nominate yourselves!!      And if you do, I’ll come back, and fill in your name, so your nomination will be all official, and stuff!!     Okay?  I hate playing favorites, and having to pick people for my team!!     Or worse, feeling like someone chose me last!      (Oh wait!     This part isn’t about me!      Sorry!     Can you tell I wasn’t too enthusiastic about elementary school team sports??)

I really like Elizabeth’s questions, so I’m copying them!        (Just remember Elizabeth, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!!)

 

  1. Is there something that you do that makes you really happy when you’re feeling down?
  1. Is there someone (real or fictional) who inspires you? Who is it and why does this person inspire you?

 

  1. Do you spend a lot of time listening to, reading, or watching the news?

 

  1. Are you a night owl or a morning person?

 

  1. Do you have any pets? What kind and what are their names?

 

  1. Do you talk to yourself out loud?

 

  1. Is Jesus your Savior?

 

Okey dokey – it’s your turn- GO!!

Mouthy Memes

Mouthy memes seems like a good theme this week.      Let’s see how closely I can stick to it!

1 those days

Lol

That’s a true mouthful!!

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See, this is a mouth….

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Mama’s mouth to God’s ear!

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Big mouth…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Another mouthful of truth!

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I can’t stop laughing! Is that a big mouth bass??

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Ok, he has a mouth….

Doing fairly well, up to this point…  I know that last one was stretching it a bit!

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Hee Hee! Now that’s using your mouth!

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Sorry. I had to use this one. Please don’t be offended liberals! It’s all in good fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hush yo mouth!

 

Hey, I did it!!    Mouthy memes, all!      Ahem!!       Ok, well mostly mouthy memes, then!

 

Memorial Memes

Ok, this Monday, we are doing memorial memes for Memorial Day.     No funnies, just respect.

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We need to remember our fallen military.

       This one makes me want to cry, the father mourning his courageous son. 

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Today we remember, and celebrate ALL our fallen military.     Whatever branch, whatever war or conflict.       They died for our freedom.      It’s our duty to live in a way that honors their sacrifices.

Thank you God, that we live in a free country, and thank You for all the brave souls who fought to keep us that way.

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I used to blithely say “Happy Memorial Day.”     Till someone called my attention to it.   It’s not a happy day.     It’s a somber day.     It’s a thankful day, but not frivolous.

Stay safe, thank a veteran, and be sure to tell them, you’re glad they made it back alive.

 

Mental Minuses

Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever recover all my mind.

  1. Between being crazy{the good kind!};
  1.  Motherhood“Momzheimers”-I think I saw this on Jenny’s Unremarkable Files????   But of course, I can’t find the post now.     sigh         And I’ve heard that insanity is  inherited-  you get it from your children!  😉   (See the numbers?? I can’t even get my numbered bullets to act right, much less my body, and brain chemistry!!)

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  1. Alcoholism; We all know alcohol pickles stuff!!     Thank God, I was only an alcoholic for several years, then got sober, by the grace of God!     I would be full on mentally deficient of any brains at ALL, if I had kept that up for 20 more years!!     {Shout out to God, I’ve been delivered from alcohol, and sober for almost 24 years now!!}
  2. Thyroid fog; This is so real.    Many people are not aware, if they don’t have it.      

    Are You Living Life With Thyroid Brain Fog? – Hypothyroid Mom

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  1.  and 4 nervous breakdowns; All related to teaching, which is why I’m disabled;

It’s a wonder I have ANY pieces left!!

And I do miss the pieces that are missing.      I’m still young enough to remember when they were all there, and how sharp I was!      In school, I had a very nearly photographic memory.      [So handy, for testing!! ]      In my freshmen year at SEC (now SEU), I knew all the names of my class mates, almost 200 of us.      Now, most of the film is missing, or just doesn’t develop!    Or, should I say the memory chip is faulty??

I loved playing word games, puns, alliterating, etc.    Oh sure, I still alliterate, but privately, when I can take up to days, or weeks to figure out the perfect phrase!!

Anyways, just thought I’d remind y’all that mental problems do exist, and they are affecting more people than you realize.

So, be kind, rewind, oops- sorry! rote memorization programming kicked in there!     Be kind to everyone, and smile.   I promise it doesn’t hurt, it’s free, and you just might make someone’s day!

 

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God’s Gift

My friend, Elizabeth, from the Comfortable Coop, also wrote a wonderful Resurrection Sunday post, just like Cami’s, that I re-blogged yesterday.

 

http://thecomfortablecoop.com/2017/04/14/my-easter-to-do-list/

It reminded me once again, to give first place to Jesus, my Savior, always!!       Resurrection Sunday, (Easter), is to celebrate His resurrection from the dead!!   He gave His life on the cross, for our salvation, just because He loves us!!      Praise the Lord forever!

God’s not dead, He is alive!!     

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Hosanna!

 

Shared here:

 

 

Sweet Sanjita

Sanjita from Cluster of Stars has tagged me in her Blue Skies Post.       Thanks, Sanjita!!     How sweet!

The ubiquitous:

Rules 

  • Give 11 questions
  • Tag 11 people
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you
  • Thank the person who tagged you

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Questions for the Tagged Bloggers (Me!)

1. Which languages do you speak?

English, tiny bit of Spanish, Teacherese , Toddler, and some American Sign language.     Hey!     Does that make me quinlingual??

2. What’s your favourite colour?

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Y’all can answer that one in unison!!       (If this is your very first time, I’ll give ya a hint. Look at my name.)

3. What’s the last song that you listened to?

Ho, ho, ho hosanna, ha, ha, ha, hallelujah, He, He, He, He saved me, I’ve got the joy of the Lord!      (One of PP’s Toddler Bible songs, on CD.)

4. Which F.R.I.E.N.D.S character is most like you?

I think Phoebe, because she dresses weird, is sorta flighty, and doesn’t keep a neat house!    And her tiny, tiny tattoo!!

5. E-books or hardcover/paperback novels?

Paperbacks fer sure!!      I need to feel paper, under my fingertips!

6. What’s your dream holiday destination?

My bed!

7. Dogs or cats?

Ummm, I hate cats, so dogs it is.     Remember, Emily is the only dog I’ve ever loved?

8. Would you rather be Sherlock Holmes or John Watson?

Another hard one!    I don’t like mysteries, but I do like being in charge, and getting all the attention!     So, I guess Sherlock.

9. If you got stuck in the lift with a person you don’t like, what would you do?

Chatter their ear off!

10. What’s your favourite beverage?

Peach Fanta!!

 

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11. What’s your favourite quote?

John 3: 16          “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believed on Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”

 

Tag 11 others:

Oh, goodness, y’all know I hate to play favorites!       But here goes:

  1. Crystal – a brand new blogger!     Y’all welcome her, I know ya will!

2. Clare

3.  Bella

4. Madelyn

5. Chris

6. James

7. JKL

8. Kally

9. Carrie

10. Anne

11. Lydia

 

Questions for the Tagged Bloggers:

  • Which languages do you speak?
  • What’s your favorite color?
  • What’s the last song that you listened to?
  • E-books or hardcover/paperback novels?
  • What’s your dream holiday destination?
  • Naps, best thing ever? Or, overrated?
  • If you got stuck in the elevator, what would you do?
  • What’s your favorite beverage?
  • What’s your favorite quote?
  • What’s the hardest part of blogging for you?
  • What’s your best childhood memory?

There, all done!!

Patrick’s Page

This was my St Patrick’s Day post from 2015.        Wearing O’ the Green.

So, this year I thought I’d research it a tiny bit more.         Here’s what I learned.

From the website: http://www.christianitytoday.com/history/2008/august/real-st-patrick.html

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The “Real St. Patrick”

“Patrick isn’t really a Saint with a capital S, having never been officially canonized by Rome. And Patrick couldn’t have driven the snakes out of Ireland because there were never any snakes there to begin with.”

“Though he was not solely responsible for converting the island, Patrick was quite successful. He made missionary journeys all over Ireland, and it soon became known as one of Europe’s Christian centers. This, of course, was very important to fifth-century Christians, for whom Ireland was one of the “ends of the earth.”

 

But, he DID use the shamrock to explain the Trinity, right??

Well, according to this website, no.     It was all just legends.

http://catholichotdish.com/the-pastors-page/saint-patrick-the-shamrock-and-the-trinity/

“There are several popular legends about how St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the mystery of the Trinity.”

Being as how I wasn’t there, I am not gonna argue the point.      I do think it’s a great illustration!

Alright, now on to my St Patrick’s Day stuff.           You already saw my mantel.

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Now, here’s my porch door, outside.   

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                                  Front door, outside.                       Front door, inside.                                              

And I also put one on Vanronica’s window, PP’s side.    And immediately she said “Wheah’s baby _____(PPJr)’s??”         Bless her heart, for being so sweet to her baby sister!!         (Now, I gotta go take one down off the mantel, and tape it to the baby’s side!!)                                   

  Here’s some funny stuff I saw at the store.

I want these tights!!     Of course, I’d have to wear them on my arms…..                                       And the white fuzzy things are leg warmers!!!     LOL

Ok, so that’s all the green I got going on today.