Posted in Poetry

Carefree, Happy Hearts

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Carefree, Happy Hearts.
LC © 2017

She closes her eyes
feeling the breeze on her face.
Places both hands on
her door, happily. She smiles
carefree. Like nothing matters.
Maybe it doesn’t.
It’s a sunny day.
The windows are down.
Our family is together–
that is all we need.

My daughter inspired this poem! Turned around and instantly started smiling. Occasionally, I still place my head out of the window feeling the air on my face. I enjoy feeling the breeze through my hair and closing my eyes with the sun warm on my face. She reminded me I need to do it more often. Instead of being caught up with “adulting.”

 

 

Posted in Poetry

Outside with Droopy

Outside with Droopy.
LC © 2017

We sit together
in silence. While we enjoy
the air on the porch.
Traffic whizzes by–
while birds hum their happy tune.
My dog fights his sleep.
His eyes droop then they shut.
Until he is on alert!
No longer lazy!

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Posted in Poetry

Don’t Change

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People cannot change.
We  try controlling
our own destiny.
But when fate comes knocking–
She plays tricks on relationships.
‘Causes collateral damage.
People try morphing
into who they aren’t meant to be
to placate others
for happiness and harmony.
It lasts for a while
until it fades away–
because people do not change.
Do they?

©2017 LC

Posted in Poetry

A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach. LC © 2016

Feeling the sun hot
on my face. The squishy-sand,
wet between my toes.
Relaxing as the wind sends
a gentle breeze by sweeping
up my messy hair.
We laugh and smile as waves crash
into us. We wobble. Fall!
Taste the salt water.
Ick! Though we stand linked–
holding hands. Calling to the
waves– “Come and get  us!”
Once more.

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Posted in Music

Free Fallin’ Cover

Found this cover for “the” favorite song of my girlhood. Well one of them.

John Mayer- Free Fallin’ Live

Tom Petty- Free Fallin’

Even though John Mayer’s version is nice, I think my preference will always be the original. After hearing Tom Petty sing it sooo many times, I am conditioned to that version.

I like exploring music to find artists and bands who performed covers of songs. If anything, I have another version of the song I like. If not, I’ll toss it!

Posted in Music

My Workday Playlist

My Writing/Cleaning Playlist–

One– Amazing Eyes- Good Old War

Two– Wrecking Ball- Ryan Adams

Three– We Don’t Know- The Strumbellas

Four– Winning Streak- Glen Hansard

Five– Better than Love- Griffin House (Live)

Six– She Lit a Fire- Lord Huron

Seven– Home– Blue October

Eight– Clementine- Sarah Jaffe

Nine– Falling Slowly- Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova (Once Upon a Time)

Ten- Little Talks ( The X Factor USA)- Alex and Sierra

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Day 18: Writing Challenge

Day 18: Writing Challenge– 30 Facts About Yourself


Already overthinking this one as I am sure it is meant to be simple, and fun!

  1. I love to sing. Don’t look for me on the next American Idol. I am probably not that good. However, I like to think I am when I sing.
  2. I whistle when I am doing chores. Not because I think I am Snow White commanding birds, and forest animals. Even though that would be cool. It became a habit sticking with me after dad passed away. Reminding me of him, he whistled a lot.
  3. I like to clean. When I am stressed, it calms me. Weird I know, but I stress clean.
  4. I have a hard time sticking to a set schedule. I hate doing the same thing all the time. It’s nice to switch things up when life becomes monotonous.
  5. I was the first one to pass my driver’s test (out of my group of friends). The first one to parallel park that day. You wouldn’t know it later by looking at my first car. She was banged up a bit.
  6. I don’t drink. I don’t think it’s fun. It doesn’t make me feel good. It makes me sick, and I don’t like the taste. Blah!
  7. I French on my father’s side. My ancestors came over on the boat. Fighting in wars. Made their home here. I took three years of French in school, and remember some of it. Now I am trying to teach my kids. We know how to count. How to say some phrases–like “Hello!” It is fun!
  8. I love to read. When I can find time. Anymore I rather read than watch a movie.
  9. Games and DVD’s are alphabetized. Makes them easier to find. I might be a little OCD about it. 
  10. I don’t care about being in style. I buy whatever I feel like buying, and throw it together. I have my own style. It is called, “I don’t care what anyone else thinks.”
  11. I am organized with some things. Other things, I am not. I put things in that magical “safe place.” I might find it later. Maybe not. My e-mail folder. Yikes– 1,200 messages.
  12. I hate cooking. I never learned how. Touching raw stuff freaks me out, then I am sanitizing all the counters, and the sinks. I know this isn’t normal. Ha!
  13. I love baking. Have been told I am an “awesome baker,” I inherited it from my Nanny. I can make a pretty mean pie. Cookies. Brownies. I am getting hungry now.. Nom Nom Nom.
  14. I am not a fan of fast food. Upset stomach. But I have never met a french fry I didn’t like.
  15. I don’t call other people bad words often. Hearing my husband do it annoys me. It isn’t I don’t think they are acting bad enough to be called those things, it just sounds harsh. If they are acting bad enough to annoy you in such a way, why bother with them? How can you solve the problem without letting it bother you on such a level?
  16. I like helping people. If I can, I will help others. I think we all can help each other somehow. Whether it’s a kind word. A smile. It’s the littlest things that make another person’s day.
  17. I am a good listener. I often try helping people with their problems, and offer advice. If they ask. I am not going to butt in. Unless it is family, and then I will butt in. My brothers can be total boneheads!
  18. I hate bulling. I think it is awful to watch children suffer at the hands of their classmates. Some schools are putting polices in place to thwart bullying while others stand by, and watch–  doing nothing.
  19. I love Psychology. Studied it in college. Fell in love.
  20. I hate musicals. But I love music.
  21. I am socially awkward. It is uncomfortable being around people you don’t know. However, once I know someone I find it easy to make people laugh.
  22. I would love to travel. My soul longs for places I have never visited.
  23. I love history. I find history interesting. Always have. I look around and wonder who was here before me, and what motivated their actions. I look at the roads, and wonder who walked them before me. I feel connected when learning about them.
  24. I have a hard time sitting still. Focus!
  25. I have allergies. My allergies have allergies. I am allergic to my dog. But I love him regardless. He is too cute not to love!
  26. I believe everything happens for a reason. Even if we may not know why.
  27. Best days of my life was when I became a mother, and got married.
  28. My husband and I met three times before we ever considered each other romantically. We met as children. His mother is friends with my sister so she brought him to our house with his sisters. I didn’t like him so I stole all his guys on Super Mario Bros. Again, when I dated his best friend in high school. I didn’t like him then either. Then, we randomly crossed paths after I had my son. Our first date didn’t happen for another two years. 
  29. I love quotes. If we want to become wise and learn anything, I believe we should consider the words of those before us. Those on the same paths.
  30. I have a disease no one can pronounce. I don’t let it hold me back. I don’t use it as a crutch. I take the bad with the good, and I live! I might have it, but it will never have me!

An hour later, I am done! That wasn’t so bad!

I tried NOT to state the obvious– I love poetry, coffee, and hate Mondays, as that can found from poking around the site. .


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Day 17: Writing Challenge

Day 17: Writing Challenge– Post about your zodiac sign. Whether or not it fits you.


Zodiac Signs. Fun!

When I was younger, I believed in the zodiac. I had tarot cards. It was fun to believe in something other than my faith.

I needed to know what would happen. I was a love struck teenager!

Now I’m older and think they can be fun. They aren’t meant to live your life by.

However, imagine if a person did! What an adventure.


I am a Scorpio 

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Scorpios concern themselves with beginnings and endings, and are unafraid of either; they also travel in a world that is black and white and has little use for gray.

I like beginnings and endings. They are beautiful. I find them fascinating. I paint my world with gray. Nothing is ever black and white.

The curiosity of Scorpios is immeasurable, which may be why they are such adept investigators. These folks love to probe and know how to get to the bottom of things. The fact that they have a keen sense of intuition certainly helps.

I am curious. I like learning new things. When I don’t know something, I do investigate. My investigative skills have helped me a time or two, and my intuition provides hunches. 

The Scorpion symbolizes Scorpio, and that is no accident. Much like the Scorpion would rather kill itself than be killed, those born under this sign are in ultimate control of their destiny. It is life on the Scorpion’s terms, too, since these folks promote their agenda (they are quite the executives) and see to it that things go forward

No, sadly I have no control over my destiny. That is all up to God. He leads my steps. Do I believe in destiny. Yes. Promoting my own agenda? Eh. When I am passionate about something. Maybe. 

Others may find this overbearing (it can be) and even self-destructive, but that’s the beauty of the Scorpio: they have tremendous regenerative powers, much like the literal Scorpion can lose its tail and promptly grow a new one. Fearless Scorpios rarely lose; they just keep on going, since they are stubborn and determined to succeed (this Scorpio trait is in keeping with the Fixed Quality assigned to this sign).

Yes, I am very stubborn, and determined. Rarely lose? Well, who is keeping track of that!!?? I can be competitive, but I am the first to admit when I suck at something. Do I keep going? Yes.

Scorpios work as hard as they do so they can someday sit back and feel satisfied with themselves. These folks are intense, passionate and filled with desire. They’re also complex and secretive, so don’t expect to get much out of them, lest they become suspicious and exit stage left. It’s best not to bet against Scorpios, either, since these folks are surprisingly resourceful.

Yes, I consider myself a hard-worker. I like to have my work done so I can sit back and relax. Do what I like doing. Writing or playing with the kids. That is the stuff I rather be doing than work. I can be pretty intense and passionate.. filled with desire. I have been told I am complex. Maybe a little secretive. Proven to be resourceful. 

Scorpio is ruled by Mars and Pluto. Mars was the God of War in ancient Roman mythology and is the first (and most ancient) ruler of Scorpio. When Pluto was discovered in the 20th century, it was also assigned to this sign. Pluto was known as the God of the Underworld in ancient Roman times, so when coupled with Mars, expect some intense energy to head toward Scorpions here on Earth. This planetary combo makes for people who are motivated, penetrating and aware. Scorpions don’t miss much, since they are highly attuned to the vibrations of others. They are intuitive, probing and very focused on knowing who’s who and what’s what. Scorpios can lose their temper (and even become vengeful) when someone gets in their way, so it’s best to give them plenty of room. Remember, they’re unafraid, and a loss today simply means an opportunity for victory tomorrow.

I don’t say much. I like to observe. Analyze. Picking up on those verbal and non-verbal cues. I don’t lose my temper easily. That is one thing I am proud of. It takes a lot to make me upset. It has to build up over a period of time before I blow up. If that happens, then look out because hello She-Hulk!

The Element associated with Scorpio is Water. As opposed to the ‘roiling seas’ seen in other Water Signs, a better motto for Scorpios would be ‘still waters run deep.’ Those born under this sign are as emotional as their waterborne brethren, it’s just that they’re not as likely to show it. The Scorpio’s emotions are repressed, kept under cover. Again, these are secrets to be used another day.

I can be emotional. Once a month. Give me chocolate. Back away. I can be emotional other times, but with reasons. If the kids do something nice. Or if I realize how fast they are growing. It can make me weapy. Again, not really secretive. Rather get it out in the open, and talk about it. 

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these folks are clever, perceptive and always in the mix. Their ability to see into things can sometimes be a curse for Scorpios, however, since they can take an insignificant matter and turn it into a huge slight. Beware the Scorpio who feels crossed! These folks can turn vindictive in no time flat. Luckily, once Scorpios catch their breath, they will return to their usual determined and loyal (albeit strong-willed) ways.

Perceptive, yes. I am not cursed. Always in the mix. Maybe. In my family, I have a habit of getting involved in fights that aren’t my own. Sticking up for family and putting myself there beside them when they wouldn’t do that for me. After it is all said and done, it’s all for naught. If it is for my brothers– they end up back with the girl they were against. They want my help because I am the smart one, but when it’s over I’m the forgotten one. Vindictive? Nah. I don’t want revenge. I don’t hate anyone. 

Finally, while Scorpios aren’t above some subtle manipulation to get what they want, they’d much rather take a scientific, even mystical path. The Scorpio-born are powerful and passionate, qualities that serve them well, as long as they don’t let them deteriorate into self-indulgence or compulsion.

I am not keen on manipulation. Though I dare say it works with my husband to get what I want sometimes!

Scorpios love competition in both work and play, which is why they’ll air it out in sports and games. Extreme sports are right up Scorpio’s alley, as is most anything that will test their mettle. They’ve got to have an adversary, since it makes the game that much more fun.

I don’t like extreme sports. I do love boxing. Dancing. Walking. Slower placed sports that don’t involve heights, a high level of speed, and that amount of risk.

Scorpio’s colors? Powerful red and serious black.  Love black! It’s my color! Hate red.

When it comes to love, though, Scorpios soften up a bit and are caring and devoted with their lovers, even if they do hold on a bit tight. Scorpios are also lusty in the extreme (how else?), so they need to be mindful of their reproductive organs.

Yep.

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The great strength of the Scorpio-born is in their determination, passion and motivation. Scorpios don’t know the word quit, which is why they usually get the job done. A powerhouse? Like no other.

Usually motivated. Determined. Passionate. 


To sum it up– parts of my zodiac fit while others do not. All of the sites said some of the same general things I have here, and some different.

I do not think we were meant to fit our zodiac signs perfectly. If we did, we would all be alike. God never wanted us to be alike.

What fun would that be?

We were all born to be different. To make a difference in the world somehow.

We all make a difference in some way. Whether we realize it or not. We leave our footprints.