New – What’s up Wednesdays

Hi guys, so today I’m trying something new called “What’s Up Wednesdays“. Where it originally started I can’t say for sure.  Cheila from Pink For Days got the idea from Hannah from Sassy Girl’s Journey who said she got the idea from Shay from Sitbackandjustlive either way hats off the person who started it.

Cheila suggested giving it a try so I’m stepping out of my comfort zone a little here.  What’s Up Wednesday is basically a catch-up post where I tell you about what’s going on in my life.

Let’s get into it already. 🙂

What I’m eating this week:

I don’t plan so far ahead but for lunch I had dumplings and with spinach stemmed in coconut milk and fresh seasonings like garlic, onion and pimento peppers. It was delicious.   For dinner, I’m thinking of preparing fried or BBQ chicken, mashed potatoes and stemmed vegetables.  I’m getting hungry just listing it.

What I’m reminiscing about: 


The days when my pants were not so tight. I’ll get over it though. LOL 🙂

What I’m loving:

 

At the moment, I’m loving writing on my blog.  Exploring new blogs and making new friends along the way.

What we’ve been up to:

I took part in a competition about a week or so ago on Pink for Days and I found out today that I won Giveaway Winner.  I was randomly selected which is even better.  I hardly ever win anything so this is a big deal for me. Woo hoo! 🙂

What I’m dreading:

 

 

 

 

Folding and putting away the clean laundry.  The pile is a bit intimidating but I’ll get to it later today for sure. I’ll get the kids involved that would definitely be fun. 😉

 

What I’m working on:

Other than this post, I’m trying to finalize my Health and Wellness Fridays topic for this Friday so I could start doing my research.

 

What I’m excited about:

I’m excited about some of the changes that are going to take place in my life over the next few months.  It’s all for better and I’m embracing it with open arms.  Will keep you guys posted on that as it unfolds. 😉

 

What I’m watching/reading:

I’m into a variety of TV series at the moment: The Grimm, The Witches of East End, The Flash, Vikings, and Quantico just to name a few. Maybe you guys could recommend something.  I’m not reading any novels at the moment.  Yes, strange enough as I feel some type a way in saying that but I’ll get over that too. 🙂

 

What I’m listening to:

Unfortunately, at this present time no music but rather Bugs Bunny is playing in the background. The kids are home from school.  If I were listening to music I’ll probably be listening to Adele, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendez, Ed Sheeran and so much more..

 

What I’m wearing:

I’m still in my work clothes, yes I said it.  I’m wearing soft pants (black) with purple and white floral blouse with black sandals.  I’ll be through here soon then it’s hit the shower and onto more comfortable attire.

What I’m doing this weekend:

The usual, cleaning and assisting the kids with homework. Once that’s all done maybe we’ll get ice cream and catch up on some movies we’ve missed. What do you have planned for this weekend?

What I’m looking forward to the next month:

The new month starts tomorrow this is also the month we celebrate Father’s Day so I’m looking forward to see what I come up with for that. Do you have any plans?

What else is new:

Not my car. The birds seem to be taking a dump on my car more than usual.  I’m not sure if I should take it personal or not but I’m starting to feel like I should start leaving them a bill for the cleaning.  As fast as I clean it up, I swear it’s like their new toilet lately.  Let’s go take a shit on Cherylene’s car. 🙂  I could almost see what they ate not cool.  Sorry for sharing guys.

That’s all for now folks.  This “What’s Up Wednesdays” was nice for me I got to share with you guys.  Hope I didn’t torture you too much. Have a great week.  Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

 

*All image credits go to Pixabay.com

Let’s clear the air

Daily Prompt: Trace

Gone without a trace

It hurts how much I miss your face

You’ve left your mark on my heart

Although we are apart

I can still feel the spark

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Your warm embrace

Your gentle touch and

Sense of humour

I miss so much

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Even with all the joy and the laughter

I can’t pretend your silence doesn’t matter

The words you don’t say

Won’t make the hurts go away

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You are very dear to me

I hope deep down this truth you’ll see

That the walls you’ve built

I can’t even cross them with a stilt

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I have no intention to scream and shout

Because even through your sorrow

I cannot blindly follow

For my heart, I did not borrow.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

 

One Lovely Blog Award

Avid Observer at whatlivingtaughtme nominated me for this award.  I am honoured and thankful to receive my first ever One Lovely Blog Award.  It really means a lot.  Thank you, Avid Observer.

Those of you not familiar with the blog should know that Avid Observer is all about motivating others, embracing life and making the most of it. Make time to visit you won’t regret it. 🙂

Here are the rules:

  • Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them and link their blog in their post.
  • They must include the rules and add the blog award badge as an image.
  • Must add 7 facts about themselves.
  • Nominate 15 people to do the award!

Seven (7) facts about me:

  1. My favourite colour is blue.
  2. I love BBQ  and curry dishes.
  3. I’m a sucker for hot french fries.  Yes, I eat junk food from time to time but I try not to over indulge. 🙂
  4. I recently created a twitter account but I’m still learning.
  5. I do not exercise as much as I should. 🙁  I started every morning a few months ago but I’ve been lazy. I’ll get back into it.  I promise!!! 🙂
  6. I love interior and exterior decorating. I love seeing a space transform and come alive by simple things such as a change in paint colour, adding storage units, plants even wall art.
  7. I love engaging with my readers.  Your feedback and comments inspire and encourage me to keep writing.  Thank you for that. 🙂

My nominees are:

  1. Roda
  2. Listen to your Heart
  3. Ajay Vyas
  4. Cheila
  5. poetrylover
  6. braveandrecklessblog
  7. eternalsoul25
  8. Sar
  9. Mr. Mel
  10. Shweta Suresh
  11. Elsie LMC
  12. Intentergy
  13. David Jose
  14. fraziersracket
  15. kayla

I understand that not everyone chooses to be a part of the award nomination process. By nominating the following blogs, I am able to show my thanks and appreciation for the contributions they make. If you choose to take part, that is fantastic! If not, just keep doing what you do. 🙂

 

The struggle within

 

Daily Prompt: Detonate

It is building up more and more each day

Those unspoken words you refuse to say

Hoping silence would make those feelings go away

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The pain is more than you can bear

But you sit there refusing to share

Your heart is so dear

You’re afraid it would tear

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Don’t be controlled by your fear

There are still people out there who care

Denial will only help your spiral

As the pressure builds, it will slowly spill

Into your life causing strife

Even forcing you to question your life

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Whatever is consuming you inside

You can no longer run from or hide

Because like a grenade you will detonate

Leaving your surroundings desolate

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You can prevent this

This explosion or possible implosion

By healing the corrosion

The corrosion of the mind, body and spirit

You know the one you’re struggling with

It’s time to stand up and face it

Because running you will never shake it.

 

Thank you for stopping by.

 

We have two choices

Daily Prompt: Radiate

Radiate such a powerful word full of meaning

To love? or To hate? They both can make you feel like screaming

Emotions so pure and real

Even if we didn’t want to

We can’t help but feel

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Being apart of this world can sometimes be surreal

What do you do when the world sucks all your energy inside

And the only thing carrying you is your pride

Dig deep and steady your feet

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Battling hate with hate will only depreciate

What people have grown to appreciate

Make no mistake

Allowing yourself to become overrun by hate

Is not like eating cake or finding your soul mate

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There is no real joy or pleasure

Just coldness and bitterness beyond measure

So when you feel yourself filling up

I suggest a deep breath

And ask that you not give up

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Don’t let go of the love you have

Don’t let go of what might be your last chance

Not everyone gets a second chance

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Let the love you have radiate like the light that it is

So much so that you can’t help but give

Let love radiate from you core

So the world can see

YOU are so much more.

Thank you for stopping by.

 

Grateful

 God used three amazing people to do his work

What I’m about to tell you is no joke

When I saw the miracle I almost choked

…………………………………………………………

I had a financial dilemma

That would take all I could muster

With little time to acquire

There was no doubt that I had to deliver

………………………………………………………….

With no clear path in sight

I prayed to God with all my might

That he would help me with my plight

Less than one week later, I sing praises to my maker

He touched the hearts of a chosen few

And now I don’t have to feel blue

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They came through for me and I didn’t ask

They came through for me and it was fast

God used them to remind me

That no dilemma is bigger than HE

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These three people know who they are

Their simple gift made me shine like a star

May God keep you safe

Wherever you are

Thank you!

God will find a WAY to get you what you NEED. Don’t lose HOPE.

Thanks for stopping by.  🙂

If you knew…

Image Credit: Pixabay.com

If you knew that special day

When you would have to go away

Away from all that you hold dear

Do you think your loved ones would care?

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If you knew that special day

Could you put aside your pride?

And show them who you are inside

Opening up your heart so wide

……………………………………………………

If you knew that special day

Would there be anything special you’d like to say?

Or wished you said a different way

But let your emotions get in the way

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If you knew that special day

Would you live your life differently?

No longer sad or depressed

Constantly worrying about all the mess

Carrying the weight of the world on your chest

Or would you’ll finally take some rest?

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No one knows that special day

When each of us will fade away

So let us make a promise today

To LIVE each and everyday

Cherishing each other and making time for one another

Taking it one day at a time

We’ll see the MOST precious gift we have is TIME.

 

 

Thank you for stopping by. 🙂