Sunday Share: Week 21

If it’s not raining y’all, it’s windy. 70 kph wind gusts yesterday and today. It wouldn’t be so bad if it was a bit warmer, but it’s only 10C (50F). At least it’s not raining. Or snowing. Friends of ours in Newfoundland got snow yesterday. Not just some flurries or a dusting, but enough for snowball fights and sledding! Here we are approaching the end of May and they’re still out snowshoeing. 

So, whether you’re enjoying sunshine and warm weather or out building igloos, here is this week’s share. Happy reading!

Sauce Box Site

The capital of Illinois is what?

The Todfather

A sit down talk with dad about sleeping arrangements…

Rhythm In Life
Summertime! A poem…

Stories of Four Boys
About having all boys…

Riddle from the Middle

On bathrooms and bears…


The Liebstering Liebsters…

Liebster: German for dearest, darling, liked or loved above all others.

So you can imagine my surprise when my little space was nominated for this award from across the globe. Here I am just writing some random thoughts for The World to read if they want. Then someone comes along and says “Hey, darling. I love what you write. Have this award.”

Maybe not in those words, exactly.

But I’m equally honored. A Momma’s View had me listed with other blogs that I read, too. Blogs that my blog look up to as if they were an older, wiser sibling. As if my blog were just a toddling toddler. I suppose it’s equivalent to someone dreaming then finding themselves playing next to those who they have pinned on their bedroom wall.

The rules state that I need to thank the person who nominated me. I did, and I thank you again! Then I need to answer some questions, give some facts, nominate some others and give them some questions to answer. So here goes with the questions given to me…


    All the moments of my life have led me to writing this, just as every moment of your life has led you to reading this. If we remove one of those moments, what would happen to the others? Would the butterfly effect change them all? If that’s the case, I’d remove none. I like where I am. If removing one didn’t alter the rest though, I’d remove the day I got my head stuck in a cinder block. 38 years later and I still haven’t lived that one down…


    Just one? I think one is Hermione from the Harry Potter series. No, not because it’s Emma Watson. I liked her before the movies ever came out. Hermione is smart, works hard, and is a loyal friend. More importantly, she knows when she needs to break the rules. J.K. Rowling did a fantastic job writing her character. If it weren’t for her, chances are good Harry wouldn’t have defeated You-Know-Who. My other favorite is Liesel Meminger from The Book Thief. Liesel loves books (as the title infers) and while everyone else in WWII German is stealing food, she is stealing books. She learns to read and then learns the power of words.


    If I got to take all my family with me, we’d move to Hawaii where there is lots of hiking and lots of water. My Dad’s sister lives in Belize so perhaps that would be fun, too. The Caribbean out the front door and Mayan ruins out the back. Again, lots of hiking and lots of water. Notice a theme? I’m part camel, part fish. A camish.


    I love to cook. I think my go to dish is that quick and easy one we call hamburger slop. It’s just burger, a packet of brown gravy, smashed potatoes and a can of corn. My favorite dish to cook though is lasagna soup.


    Wow. That’s a hard one. I think I would change lives with an astronaut. I would love to spend 6 months on the ISS. Mom always called me a space cadet, anyway…


    I would never change my hair style. It’s easy to manage. No bedhead.


    I would tell my younger self to study harder and stay on track.


    Nope. There would be so much I miss. Birthdays and graduations and vacations… Like Van Halen sang, Right Now.


    I pick strength. I don’t want to know what everyone else is thinking.


    DW, for tolerating me. My parents, for making me who I am even though sometimes it probably didn’t seem like it was working. My brother, for all his tours serving our country overseas. All my teachers, too.


    I would want people to know that in groups, I’m quiet and listening. If you’re patient, I’ll jump into the conversation when I’m ready.

Next step: 11 “interesting” facts about myself…

1. I’m an extroverted introvert
2. I have the smartest, most beautifulest wifey ever. Sorry guys.
3. I’m good at sucking up.
4. If I had a super power it would be the ability to talk to animals.
5. I once went sledding off my neighbors garage roof.
6. I have an idea for a children’s book. I just haven’t written it, yet.
7. I co-wrote a children’s book that we haven’t published yet. It has been turned down by a dozen publishers, though.
8. Crash learned to play Hot Cross Buns on his recorder. I want to stab my ear drums and now understand how my parents must have felt when I was learning to play the trumpet when I was his age.
9. I sound like I’m eating sandwiches in my sleep. I smack my lips like I’m chewing. I’ve never heard it so they could be lying, but I doubt it.
10. I grew up an Orioles fan and am still an Orioles fan.
11. I can roll my tongue and I can flip it both directions.

Now to nominate 11 bloggers. I know some of you might not accept rainbows up the arse these nomination awards, so consider this a virtual high five. A proverbial tip of the hat for doing what you do…

Ipuna Black whom I just discovered
Dorky Mom Doodles
Niki’s Thoughts
Welcome to the Nursery
Fatty McCupcakes
Grubbs n Critters
J.A. Allen
A Nene’s Life

Meh… close enough…

Here are your questions should you choose to accept…

  1. How do you re-energize?
  2. What yearly salary would you consider “living comfortably”?
  3. If you met Mother Theresa, what would you ask her?
  4. What ice cream flavor do you think your personality is like?
  5. If your car had a super power, what super power would you like it to have?
  6. Do you have a plan for your blog for the long run? 
  7. Is there a word you avoid using? A word you don’t like?
  8. Do you have a favorite word?
  9. If we communicated by playing musical instruments, what instrument would you communicate with?
  10. Is there a time when something didn’t turn out the way it was supposed to, but in the end you were glad that it didn’t?
  11. What’s the best piece of advice you would give a new blogger?

      Sunday Share: Monday Edition: Week 18, The Z’s

      The A to Z Challenge has come to an end until next year when we decide to take on this task yet again. It was fun, as always. This year I didn’t miss a single letter. Though, a few posts just barely made it in under the wire. I’ll let you know how the month went tomorrow. Tonight, I’d like to share one more time, some others who also finished up the challenge spectacularly.

      coach daddy Coach Daddy
      Z is for Zen and your chances…

      dorky Dorky Mom Doodles
      Z is for Zzz and the bedtime battle

      momma A Momma’s View
      Z is for a Zesty ending…

      zigzag Little Heart Speaks
      Z is for leading a Zigzag life…

      ziggy What Is Hoped For
      Z is for a vulture named Ziggy not voiced by the Beatles…

      stomperdad All In A Dad’s Work
      Z is for The End (not Zebra)…


      Sunday Share: Week 17: S Days

      17 weeks seems such a small amount of time. Especially when you compare it to the 35 weeks we have left until Christmas. However, this time next week will be the last day of April. Mother Nature, being the fickle beast she is, decided to give us 2 inches of snow last night. It looks more like Christmas a week after Easter than it did on Christmas! Go home Mother Nature, you’re drunk.

      I found some of these by searching the tag #atozchallenge in my reader. I found some new blogs to follow. Hope you do to!

      coach daddy Coach Daddy
      S is for Stories – 6 word stories and a 5 year gift…

      shari Writing is Communication
      S is for Strange games. But not so strange because I play them, too…

      musing My Mildly Mortifying Musings
      S is for Spark – but not the spark you thought you knew…

      bit2read Bit2Read
      S is for Something New or Starting Over. Or finding inspiration at TJ Maxx

      sandra What Sandra Thinks
      S is for Serving Size. Or WTH?

      stomperdad All In A Dad’s Work
      S is for the best day of the week! Not for Snow like we got last night.



      Sunday Share: Week 15

      Hang in there Lent folks, this is your last week of abstinence.

      Warm weather is upon us. The sun is shining and the winds are calm. Friday’s rain made the snow go all gone. The boys want to go out to play, but mean old dad is making them clean/tidy up their rooms in order to gather up all their dirty laundry so that I can wash. They mooed about it, but I gave them the option of playing outside or wearing dirty clothes to school. Smart boys chose to gather laundry and tidy their room first. Mark one in the win column for dad!

      Dorky Mom Doodles
      Abs of what?

      Man vs Mommy
      Kids, school, and fight for what’s best for them…

      Modern Mommy Madness
      The beginning of her journey to sobriety…

      Suzie Speaks
      What Suzie learned about blogging by blogging

      Life, Kids, and a Glass of Red
      Parenting lessons not learned in books…

      Properly Ridiculous
      A break up letter to yummy goodness…


      Time to get out!

      Sunday Share: Week 14

      Because I forgot to change the date and time of yesterday’s post, it was published 8 days ago. I thought I’d share it (aka shameless plug) because I thought it was pretty funny. I wrote about frog babies, nerves, seeds, and testicles.

      Yesterday was the first day of the A to Z blogging challenge. Today is a day of rest. We’ll pick up with “B” tomorrow. Our local weather forecaster (that’s a link to his video) has predicted 30 cm (12 inches) for Wednesday. WTF? Go home Old Man Winter, you’re drunk.

      Not perfect, but definitely good enough…

      Modern Mommy Madness
      When a kid sneaked out of her room…

      Green Grapes
      If you’ve ever fought with insurance companies, you’ll appreciate this…

      No Page Left Blank
      About anxiety and it’s self fulfilling  prophecy…

      Coach Daddy
      Devices, addictions, and a Mickey Mouse…


      Sunday Share: The Monday Edition

      So I didn’t do a Sunday Share yesterday. I did laundry instead.

      Today is the first day of spring! We celebrated by shovelling 8 inches of snow out of the driveway. The wet and heavy kind.

      Our road trip went well. We accomplished the three things we set out to do – Discovery Centre, visit the boys cousins, and Hope for Wildlife. The Discovery Centre was overcrowded as was March Break and every kid in Nova Scotia was out of school. Visiting DW’s brother and sister-in-law was great. Hope for Wildlife was as uncrowded as the Discovery Centre was crowded. We are planning a trip back this summer when the weather is warmer. I made a vlog style video documenting the trip. I’m currently working on uploading it, but it’s moving as slow as a toddler up the stairs. It’s uploaded! Please check it out. It’s lots of fun!

      Happy Reading!

      Dad and That
      Men and breastfeeding…

      Fatty McCupcakes
      Too incompetent for a dog?

      A Momma’s View
      On Choosing your words…

      Four Princesses and the Cheese
      When your life is in the potty…

      Making Time For Me
      A teen making memories…


      My driveway this morning…


      Sunday Share Week 11

      Good Morning, Sunday! I hope everyone had a good night’s sleep. Good luck catching that lost hour for those of you who turned your clocks ahead. Crash was up at 6:30 (really 5:30 before the clocks the changed). Bang was up at 7 (really 6 before the time change). Fortunately, this is our March Break so we don’t have school all week. Lots of time for them to get caught up. Or be so tired and cranky that I’ll fear for their survival.

      Have a great day!

      The Other World: Book One
      A book I beta read and you need to read (or at least see the cover of)

      Dorky Mom Doodles
      Lost in translation…

      Coach Daddy
      Boys and Baseball: A guest post

      Faradays Candle
      Music’s effect on brains

      Apricots and Admiration
      Instilling and bringing back confidence…

      A letter to our children should we feel we fail them…

      SuperDad’s GoPro
      See the boys and I ice skating and having fun with the camera…


      Sunday Share Week 10

      Welcome to week 10. Week 9 was supposed to be lucky because 9 is a lucky number in this house. It was and and it wasn’t. My new GoPro arrived in the mail a month after I sent my broken one back to them. So be on the look out for some fun YouTube videos. Then yesterday we went to file our taxes only to find out we owe. WTH? We don’t owe much, just enough to be annoying.

      On a more positive note, I’m not sure if you’ve heard of this “new” show called Little Big Shots. I say new, but it’s second season just premiered tonight. What a fantastic, family friendly show. If you haven’t seen it, Steve Harvey interviews kids who are either smart, funny, or talented and they never fail to disappoint. I made sure to record it as the boys love to watch it, too. I can’t wait to see their reaction to the 6 year old basketball player.

      Hope all y’all have a spectacular week! Here’s what I liked reading last week…

      J.A. Allen

      Dorky Mom Doodles
      Why can’t our kids be like this at home, too?

      Return of the Modern Philosopher
      If Satan had my barber…

      A Momma’s View
      Where little boys go…

      Who’s My Favorite Today?
      The mixed emotions a large envelope causes…



      Sunday Share Week 6

      Wow. What a response! Thanks to all those who replied to the Sunday Share post I posted on Thursday. Normally on Sundays I share posts from bloggers I follow or blogs I have read and thought you should, too. This time I asked you to share with me so I could share it with others. I usually share five. Today you get 14! It’s kind of like a meet and greet, except you don’t have to do anything but mingle. Go check out some of these posts and I guarantee you’ll find some new follows. We all win!

      Happy Reading!

      Moms Ranting
      How to take a hiatus from social media

      Invisible Illness
      On lucid dreams…

      Curious Hart
      On the structure of text…

      Humor Columnist Blog
      A blond and a catfish…

      A Momma’s View
      Stop eroding yourself…

      Grubbs n Critters
      Join this recipe showdown!

      The Only Sup
      What would happen if…

      Thunder When It Rains

      Nocturnal Mom Talks
      The best of friendships…

      Four Acorns
      Kids who experience nature…

      Super Mommy of Twins
      Being beautiful…

      Confessions of a Reborn Girl
      The power of positive thinking…

      Not the Average Mama
      The power of essential oil…

      Ethan n Evelyn
      Blogging hosts picking their favorite posts…