Another beautiful day outside in Timmins, Ontario – a break in the crazy humidity which makes it all that more nice as it is easier to breathe and think when you are comfortable. I wanted to take this opportunity to once again thank all my fans and followers for your support, encouragement and words of positive criticism – you make a difference in my life. So for all my Canadian followers – I want to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy Canada Day !!! May you have a wonderful and blessed day off – filled with good memories!! Be safe and have fun!!!
For all my American followers, if I do not remember to post on the fourth of July – I wish you a happy Fourth of July in advance!! Have a wonderful, safe and blessed holiday and thank you again for all your support and encouragement.
Before I answer to the muse’s call, I want to leave you with a quote from a wonderful book I am reading at this time (ok I have three on the go – hehe)..
“We fear discovering that we are more than we think we are. More than our parents/children/teachers think we are. We fear that we actually possess the talent that our still, small voice tells us. That we actually have the guts, the perseverance, the capacity. We fear that we truly can steer our ship, plant our flag, reach our Promised Land. We fear this because, if it’s true, then we become estranged from all we know. We pass through a membrane. We become monsters and monstrous.”
― Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles
I would like to take a quick moment to apologize for my absence and thank everyone for being patient with me!
I had to remove the app for WordPress on my phone as it was having problems syncing and just now re-added it and haven’t really been on my computer last few days to week.
So far this week has been a busy week, my client finally got into Golden Manor nursing home yesterday, so Monday was organization and packing day and yesterday she was moved in morning and the stuff that was hospital was brought there,labelled right away and put away in her room.
I have small stuff to bring over throughout week that i gathered Monday but other than that, she is settled nicely.
Today, i have interview at 10am that I am in process of getting ready for (so this will be a short blog) at Extendicare Timmins.
My Nominations for this award are hard for me to narrow down as there are so many wonderful and unique blogs, but I will try. Please know that if your name does not hit list is just because I randomly selected list (but would have love to include all of you):
Thank you to all my friends, fans and followers for leting me share my world with you and sharing a piece of yourself with me.
Although, sometimes there are times when remembering to keep up blog can be overwhelming – I do not regret it for one moment.
Remember if I could have listed all of you – I would but it would be a very long list and an extremely long blog entry. However, I send an extra shout out and nomination to all of you as you all deserve accolades!! Keep up the great work and may the muse always be present and the whispers be loud enough to hear! God bless and have a great weekend..
P.S. To all my American friends – Happy Belated 4th of July
To all my Canadian friends – Happy Canada Day
“ It’s a blogger-to-blogger award that tells a fellow newbie blogger that they are making the world a more interesting /intellectual /funny /better place. For a lot of us, it comes just when we’re facing that first blogger’s block or wondering if it’s all worth it. For the rest, it’s a shower of accolades. Either way, it’s a great thing. There are no certificates or trophies, but hey, appreciation from a fellow blogger is always valued. It is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.”
To be allowed to state that we won this award, we do need to put in some effort. It is kind of a blog chainletter award but obviously the primary motive is to recognize bloggers around the world and network.
The rules are pretty darn simple –
List 11 random facts about myself
Answer 11 questions that Neelima has set
Nominate 11 new bloggers for the award
Go back to their pages and tell these bloggers about the award
So here are 11 random facts about myself –
I love writing poetry – have since I was 14 years old
I enjoy the company of animals more that people
I was born in Timmins, Ontario – moved to Hunstville, ON and then to Sudbury, ON
I am terrified of spiders, bees and heights
I love doing all sorts of crafts
My biggest heros are my parents
I want to one day go to Bali and Tibet
My favorite book: Collected Poems of Robert Frost
I am a girly girly who tries to be a tomboy
I have no idea the rules behind hocket (to me “icing” is whats on a cake)
I am very shy
extra fact – my husband is named Jody and my brother is named Jody (they are a year apart in age and my sister in law is Melanie (she’s 7 years younger than me) – we were married 8 weeks apart from each other
Now for the answers to Neelima’s questions –
Favourite role model – my dad and my big brother Jody
Favourite fictional character from books and movie – Velveteen Rabbit, Anne of Green Gables.
Have you ever come across writer’s block? Suggest some ways to overcome it. – Yes, I have – I take my camera out and focus on another medium, see what inspiration I can get from pictures
What would be your next blog about? – How great blogging is and how great fans are
If you get an opportunity to interview a person who is now dead, who would you interview and why? – Shakespeare, to ask him where did he derive all the inspiration to write such masterpieces from.
Describe “fun” in your own words – Being there with the loved ones – travelling, hanging out et al.
Describe the most memorable incident of your life – Getting married July 15, 2006
If you are chosen to play the lead role in a movie:
Who would you like to be directed by? – not sure
Who would play the lead opposite you and why? Donnie Walberg – need a say more – come over NKOTB to Blue Bloods – plus he is YUMMY
Give the title of your film – Poetic Lust (hahaha)
Imagine you have come to know from you trusted doctor that you have 24 hours to live, enlist the things that you would want to do – Travel to Tibet – see Dali Lama
What is the one thing that really gets you angry – Imtolerance
What is the difference between being alive and truly living – People can be alive and just exist but be shut off from experiencing life, where as being truly alive and living is being present in life.
I can not just give 11 – there are so many of my fiends and bloggers that are great – so I send a SHOUT OUT and HURRAY to all of my fellow bloggers.. Embrace your talents and your dreams. I nominate all of you!!!
Thank youto http://bookandmoviereviewra.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/liebster-award-for-the-book-and-movie-reviewra/ for the wonderful nomination and shout out!! God Bless!!
Today I decided that it was time to swallow my fears and insecurities and put my words in a publishing format. It was an interesting adventure to be able to pick the selected poems for a small collection of poetry that had some meaning to me.
It was especially powerful to put some very personal poetry in the collection – ones that I have not even shared on my blog. Funny thing is that I am not even sure as to why I shared the poems on the collection – something just said “It is time!”. I swallowed the emotions and decided that I had to follow the direction I was lead to.
Right now, it is in review status and I can feel weird “butterflies” take a hold of my stomach and do magical dances inside me. I am very excited, nervous and scared to have shared my words in an actual published poetry format, even if just in kindle format..
I guess baby steps is better than no steps and I have to walk instead of just trying to fly.
But, the true reason for writing this post is to give a shout and thank you to all whom have encouraged me, supported me and listened to my poetry with an open heart.
I would also like to give a giant hug and thank you to David M. Green for the publishing information!! You helped me reach a small part of my dream..
God Bless Everyone.. Please look for my poetry book on the kindle library “Wings of Hope”.
As I lay her in our spare room bed with knee supported by pillow and waiting for pain meds to kick in.
I am also engrossed in the previous mentioned book – it is so hard to put down and yet such a sad story/memoir!!
But I will step aside from it to express myself and deliver some sips of gratitude.
1. Waking up to birds singing
2. Beautiful day despite humidity
3. Good books
4. New friends,fans and followers
5. My loving husband and my dog Shadow
6. Family and friends
And now I leave you with my favourite quote from one of my favourite plays
“Good-by, Good-by, world. Good-by, Grover’s Corners… Mama and Papa. Good-by to clocks ticking… and Mama’s sunflowers. And food and coffee. And new-ironed dresses and hot baths…and sleeping and waking up. Oh, earth, you’re too wonderful for anybody to realize you.”
― Thornton Wilder, Our Town