Sunday Share: Week 30

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One triple o.

On another note… One double o. One. Zero. Zero. 100. 100 days until Halloween. Hope you have your costumes ready! I think this year I’m going to as Captain Underpants.

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All I need is some tighty whities and a red cape. Hope it’s not cold this year. If it is, I’ll be Captain Obvious.

Fatty McCupcakes
A Birthday to remember…

Matthew Wakelee
Just enjoying the parks and taking advantage of a warm, summery day…

Black Coffee and Bourbon
On answering a child’s question…

Welcome to the Nursery
Kids pooping on the road (not literally)…

Lutherian Liar
Story time! About a trip to the Midwest. Complete with accents…

Stomperdad
A coin, a bridge, and backed up traffic

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I’m off to watch S04Ep03. Joffery just died and all hell is about break loose! What are you watching tonight?

If you’re channel surfing you can also surf over to Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and find me there!

Sunday Share: Week 29

*Stage whispering* There’s 160 days left!

I must not be well. I was in a bookstore yesterday with permission to buy books. That doesn’t happen often. I have a stack of books in my “to read” pile. I’m currently reading The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay. I highly recommend it. Anyway, here was I surrounded by thousands of books and I walk out empty handed. Well, not really empty. Crash bought a Warriors book about cats and Bang got Little Miss Stubborn and an early reader Star Wars book. I got nothing. Did I not know which ones I wanted? Was I so torn in my decision to choose one that I chose none? Was I really content with the number of books I have? 

For now, we’ll pick D) All of the above. 

What are you reading? How about these 5 posts…

Daughter of Nature
I haven’t received a notification for it, yet, but I think Neeraja was my 1,000th follower! Thanks, Neeraja, Daughter of Nature!

The Salty Mamas
Where I learned “mompreneur” is word and what it means…

An Every Day Dad
On babies and genders…

The Return of the Modern Philosopher
My favorite Snapple drinker makes a Hellish deal…

Who’s My Favorite Today?
A cultural learning experience in Ecuador…

 

Sunday Share: Week 22

 

In case you’re counting, there are 210 days until Christmas!

You’re probably not counting, though. Neither am I.

But just like Christmas Eve, not a creature is stirring. The boys are asleep with visions of God knows what dancing in their dreams. The parrot is covered and quiet (until she screeches for a treat at 9:30). With it so peaceful, I leave you these good reads for this evening. Or morning for those of you on the other side.

One Good Dad
Where do you sit?

Hopeless Mom*Antics
Keep on Killin’ it!

Mom of Two Little Girls
Is all of it necessary?

Hold Me, Don’t Hold Me
Our kids are jerks (sometimes)

A Momma’s View
Making more love…

I’m still singing Nancy Mulligan

She was Nancy Mulligan
And I was William Sheeran
She took my name and then we were one
Down by the Wexford border

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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…

  1. IF YOU COULD ERASE A MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE, WHICH WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

    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…

  2. WHO’S YOUR FAVOURITE LITERARY HEROINE?

    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.

  3. IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD IT BE?

    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.

  4. DO YOU LIKE TO COOK? AND WHAT IS YOUR GO TO DISH?

    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.

  5. WHO WOULD YOU CHANGE LIVES WITH IF GIVEN THE CHANCE? WHY?

    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…

  6. WHAT WOULD YOU NEVER CHANGE ABOUT YOURSELF?

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

  7. WHAT WOULD YOU TELL YOUR YOUNGER SELF?

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

  8. IF YOU COULD FAST FORWARD 20 YEARS, WOULD YOU? WHY OR WHY NOT?

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

  9. WHAT SUPERPOWER WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE, MIND READING OR STRENGTH?

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

  10. WHO IS YOUR HERO?

    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.

  11. WHAT WOULD YOU WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU INSTANTLY AND WHY?

    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)…

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      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.

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      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…

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      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.

      Wonderoak
      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…

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      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…

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      My driveway this morning…