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Glory of Love

Musical Monday and Music Monday Blog Hop: Glory of Love, Beaches version Amanda @ Bloggin with Amanda host Musical Monday & Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop
Of all versions of this song, this is what I like best. The pianist makes me chuckle; reminds me of audition time in school. I like the girl's confidence in her performance.
********************************Monday Mayhem: Ten Anyone? Meme
Harriet hosts Monday MayhemMayhem has been hijacked today by Thom. He was tagged recently by Bing at Of Living and Loving...and Coping. Mahalo Bing for the tag. Your mission is to answer the following Ten questions anyway you see fit.
1. Why do you blog? I want my life in readable form

2. Name your three best memories. my father and grandfather showering me with gifts and spoiling me rotten / my boys being happy together / exploring England. Just three? but thanks, now I know I'm more blessed than I realize

3. Name 4 of the best fiction books you've read. These are all I…

Aweright

Our Weekend Memoirs: Getaway, Koh Chang
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My lair's got 24-hour security. Besides, it's a burglar's disappointment so without the slightest scruple, I shouted out on FB, "aweright, aweright paradise here we come!" A city girl revels in her weekend luck: mountains behind, ocean in front.
More at Our Weekend Memoirs

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Sunday Stealing: The "I've Been Tagged" Meme


Today we ripped this meme of a blogger known as Kara at The Ramblings of a Marine Wife. We actually found the meme from Shius from the blog Addicted 2 Shius. Since this is a meme that has been going around for a while where you answer questions, and then add questions, we decided to use three sets. Kara explained that she was tagged by Life with the Lebedas. But it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Steali…

Mrs Orpheus

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!
1. Who in your life do you think behaves and thinks the most like you do? maybe one of my friends; birds of a feather

2. As a kid, were you ever wrongly accused (and punished, if it went that far) for something you didn't do? If so, what was it? What happened? nope; parents were good bodyguards

3. What about as an adult, were you ever wrongly accused for something you didn't do?? Do you think it's worse to be accused as a child or an adult? Why/why not? yes. I wish I handled it the noble way though, but I told the …

Butterfly Kiss

It's Friday and time for a look-back:

1. Paying attention to my nook on its wakey mode. Monday I arrived at work an hour early. Brown birds were chattering precociously on the still-empty parking lot. The gardener's dog was munching a rubber slipper behind the gate. The place smelt like it had never known pollution of any kind. I liked what I witnessed.

2. Multi-lingual multi-tasking:

- ears listening to an earphone song, nakalimutan mo na bang tumawa? (have you forgotten to laugh?)
- fingers composing a text message, nikaon na si CJ? (has CJ eaten yet?)
- eyes scanning a PR paper, "... government to mobilize resources for defense and military establishments"
- mouth clarifying instructions, mai ao tini; song akhan sippeht (I don't want it here. Send it to Bldg. 18)

*Three languages, one dialect lasting less than 3 minutes. I thought it was fun.

3. Apple pie with warm custard sauce; beef cheese tacos garnished with tomatoes and cilantro eaten over good conversation wit…

Disney Magic

Relying almost entirely on milk and unless starving, CJ doesn't eat. So when I witness moments like this, I feel relieved. His recent snack choice is kechup or soy sauce. To make him eat something healthy I try these strategies simultaneously: coax, beg, threaten, set an example by eating the food myself or bribe.

"I'll let you play all you want with Winnie the Pooh, Lion King and Mickey Mouse if you eat," goes the motivating factor behind this episode. Ibbity-Bobbity Boo! a little mouth opens wide.

For a picky eater, this bite looks big enough to last him til the next snack time.
Snacks going on at the Mommy Journey.

Test my sanity

Musical Monday: I hate myself for loving you
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Here's one of Joan Jett's popular recordings. Its "hard-edged, hard beat-driven rhythm" gets me moving today.
Amanda
at Bloggin with Amanda hosts Musical Monday; and Denise at Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop. ********************************* Monday Mayhem: The 5 on 5 Meme Scroll up for Musical Monday

1. What are 5 things that you hope to accomplish this week?
- make sure e-exams are ready to go live by Monday next week
- finish those evaluation sheets - read enough literature to put together a research inquiry
- email Dr T - test my sanity by hanging up a poster of a shapeshifter
2. Name 5 reasons to sleep in
- internet addiction - catching up on films - online chatting with acquaintances I haven't heard from in decades - pleasure reading
- insomnia
3. Name 5 of the 'interesting' things you've heard lately
- someone's been balmy and another one's been petulant - my kiddo…

Life goes on

Our Weekend Memoirs: Marang
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My former Education boss passes away. A couple of meters from the little church where her funeral was held, a wee stand of marangs beckons the wanderer in me.

Only in da Pilipins. Pinoys often say or hear that phrase. I'm not sure where else does this fruit exist.
The cortege inches out of the church yard. I whisper, "bye, Ma'am Arcon" and negotiate (read: haggle) the price of one of these marangs. More at Our Weekend Memoirs.*****************Sunday Stealing: The Threesome Meme
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Welcome back to Sunday Stealing. Sunday Stealing originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we also have our rules. First, we…

Fibula

Saturday 9: Don't let the sun catch you crying
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Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

1. When was the last time you cried? 4 years ago

2. If you could wake up tomorrow with a new talent, what would it be? play the piano better than I do today

3. Who is someone (other than yourself) would you like to go back into your past and talk to and why? ex-Hubster to see if he would have agreed to send me to flying school instead of graduate school. Damn I should have been a licensed helicopter pilot by now.

4. What is your favorite meal eating…