March Writing Challenge- Day 27: Would You Rather Have A Live-In Massage Therapist, Or A Live-In Chef?


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I would rather have a live-in chef than a live-in massage therapist because I love to eat and don’t want to have someone touching me. Then again, I hope to really trust the chef and not have him/her mad at me so I won’t get get poisoned.

In another world, I might have a female live-in chef and a male live-in massage therapist. I hope we would to get along since we’re to live together. (Wiggles eyebrows.)

So, would you rather have a live-in chef or live-in massage therapist.

Thanks for reading.

March Writing Challenge- Day 23: What’s Your Recipe For Recuperating From Extreme Heartbreak?


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I don’t know if I can call it a recipe, but whenever I had dealt with a heartbreak in the past, it didn’t go well. I would wallow while talking about how the person had done me wrong (but saying it to myself.)

It is not so easy to get over a heartbreak, well, depends on if you had cared about the person, and/or wanted the relationship to end. I tend to do more of listening to music while trying to avoid love songs. Deleting any reminders of the person and calling them a damn fool and some other choice words out loud. Or in my head if there are people around me. Okay, maybe that’s not a good thing.

I used to eat sweets more and listen to more music. I also learned years ago that it is a good thing to write down the bad things on paper and then burn it. It’s like releasing it into the Universe, letting go of the bad.

Finding other things to do instead of thinking about the person and what went wrong. Doing things that are healthy, like doing fun activities, read and read.

Get underneath someone else. Okay, I didn’t do that. And you shouldn’t either until you are ready, (or unless you just want to.) One thing I have learned now just thinking about it, and that is to never wallow in your sorrows for so long that you forget to live.

Thanks for reading.

March Writing Challenge- Day 22: What’s Your Personal Anthem Or Theme Song?


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When you are someone like me who an extreme music lover, you don’t normally have a personal anthem or theme song; well, you don’t necessarily have one.

I like to think of them as my go-to songs. Songs that speak not only to my heart but my soul. Songs that describe me as closely as any song can. The songs that’ll make you want to dance, the good ole today’s type of songs, because I’m not really feeling today’s music or dance.

And a few of those songs are (and their partial lyrics):

1.Fantasia- I Believe

I can see it in the stars across the sky
Dreamt a hundred thousand dreams before
Now I finally realize
You see I’ve waited all my life
For this moment to arrive
And finally
I believe
When you look out in the distance
You see it never was that far
Ohh-no
Heaven knows your existence
And leads you to be everything you are
Ohh
There’s a time for every soul to fly
It’s in the eyes of every child
It’s the hope, the love that saves the world
And, ohh, we should never let it go
I can see it in the stars across the sky (yeah-yeah-yeah)
Dreamt a hundred thousand dreams before
Now I finally realize
You see I’ve waited all my life
For this moment to arrive
And finally
Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah
I believe in the impossible
If I reach deep within my heart, yeah
Overcome any obstacle
Won’t let this dream fall apart
See, I strive to be the very best
Shine my light for all to see
Cause anything is possible
When you believe

—Written by: Sam Watters, Tamyra Gray & Louis Biancaniello, 2005

  1. Lenny Kravitz- Fly Away
I wish that I could fly
Into the sky
So very high
Just like a dragonfly
I’d fly above the trees
Over the seas in all degrees
To anywhere I please, oh
I want to get away
I want to fly away
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I want to get away
I want to fly away
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Let’s go and see the stars
The Milky Way or even Mars
Where it could just be ours
Let’s fade into the sun
Let your spirit fly
Where we are one
Just for a little fun
Oh, oh, oh yeah…
——Lenny A. Kravitz, 1998
3. Madonna- Human Nature
Express yourself don’t repress yourself
Express yourself don’t repress yourself
—Madonna, 1995
 
4. India Arie- Video
Now don’t be offended this is all my opinion
Ain’t nothing that I’m saying law
This is a true confession
Of a life learned lesson
I was sent here to share with y’all
So get in when you fit in
Go on and shine
Clear your mind
Now’s the time
Put your salt on the shelf
Go on and love yourself
Cause everything’s gonna be alright
I’m not the average girl from your video
And I ain’t built like a supermodel
But I learned to love myself unconditionally
Because I am a queen
I not the average girl from your video
My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes
No matter what I’m wearing I will always be
India.Arie
What is your personal anthem or theme song(s)?
Thanks for reading!

#MusicMonday- Cat’s In the Cradle #harrychapin


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There is something about folk music that always makes me feel some kind of way. Perhaps it’s the nostalgia of it and the deep meaning behind the lyrics of those songs. The type of music that isn’t played much these days—that I know of.

Cats In The Cradle is a folk song sung by Harry Chapin. It is also written by him and his wife, Sandy. This song has been one of those songs that had lived on in nearly everyone’s hearts. It’s a song about a father wanting to spend more time with his son, but the demands of life make it hard for him to be the father he wants to be. And when he does find the time, it is much later in his life, and then his son doesn’t have the time or can’t find the time to spend with his father.

The lyrics are true because there are times when we (or we know someone who) are so busy with life that we/they don’t seem to find the time to spend with our/their significant other, family, or friends.

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The love for our family, friends, or what have you, isn’t weigh or tested by how much we spend time with them. It is finding the time for the certain ones who are worthy of our time. Though for a child, sometimes, it can be hard for a parent to find the time to spend with their child(ren) because most are so busy working because we want to give them the best life possible.

We have to remember that time waits for no one. Time is something we all can’t get back. Not everyone deserves our precious time, but the ones that do deserve to spend as much time as possible while we are still alive.

LYRICS:

[Verse 1]
My child arrived just the other day
He came to the world in the usual way
But there were planes to catch and bills to pay
He learned to walk while I was away
And he was talkin’ ‘fore I knew it, and as he grew
He’d say “I’m gonna be like you, Dad
You know I’m gonna be like you”

[Chorus]
And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
When you comin’ home, Dad
I don’t know when, but we’ll get together then
You know we’ll have a good time then

[Verse 2]
My son turned ten just the other day
He said, “Thanks for the ball, Dad, come on let’s play
Can you teach me to throw”, I said “Not today
I got a lot to do”, he said, “That’s okay”
And he walked away but his smile never dimmed
And said, “I’m gonna be like him, yeah
You know I’m gonna be like him”

[Chorus]
And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin’ home, Dad
I don’t know when, but we’ll get together then
You know we’ll have a good time then

[Verse 3]
Well, he came from college just the other day
So much like a man I just had to say
“Son, I’m proud of you, can you sit for a while”
He shook his head and then said with a smile
“What I’d really like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys
See you later, can I have them please”

[Chorus]
And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin’ home son
I don’t know when, but we’ll get together then, Dad
You know we’ll have a good time then

[Verse 4]
I’ve long since retired, my son’s moved away
I called him up just the other day
I said, “I’d like to see you if you don’t mind”
He said, “I’d love to, Dad, if I can find the time
You see my new job’s a hassle and the kid’s got the flu
But it’s sure nice talking to you, Dad
It’s been sure nice talking to you”
And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me
He’d grown up just like me
My boy was just like me

[Chorus]
And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin’ home son
I don’t know when, but we’ll get together then, Dad
We’re gonna have a good time then

Lyrics Source: Genius.com

Songwriters: Sandy Chapin / Harry F. Chapin
Cat’s in the Cradle lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc
Release Date: October 1st, 1974
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What does time when it comes to our loved ones mean to you?

 

#WordlessWednesday- Happy 12th Birthday To My Daughter


Looking over the years as I watched her grow into a young lady who is wise above her years, I realize how hard motherhood can be. Yet, rewarding.

I know I can be Mother Hover and want to shelter and protect her from the ways of the world, but I know that one day she will leave the nest and test her wings.

Life can be cruel and hard, but it can also be a lesson learned. I want her to know that.

As this is the year, the last year, before she officially becomes a teenager, I can only hope and pray that I continue to try to raise her right. And, that she choose the right path one day—for her. If not, I will continue to love her and trust that she will find her own way and place that trust in her to choose the life meant for her. I believe in her and know that she can accomplish anything she set her mind to.

I love you, my beautiful Aquarian daughter. May you continue to be smart, strong, empathetic, artistic, and all the things that make you, you.

Happy Birthday!!! 🎂🎈🎈

Photos taken by: Pamela Hester (I couldn’t choose one so I chose a “few,” from over the years.)