Reno Solo

We met in a whirlwind

throwing caution aside.

First time your lips found

mine, the planets aligned.

The feeling we named love,

our friends called it volatile.

Like an old romantic movie,

we ran to Vegas for our vows.

Impulsive but it felt right.

Now I’m stuck in the middle

of a cyclone, traveling alone.

I’m on my way to Reno with

only sad songs on my mind

Everyone can stare, I’m only

a shell of the woman I was.

Vegas was a dream, almost

perfect, close but no cigar.

I’m on a solo mission now.

Came to town a married lady.

I’ll be leaving carefree, single.

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What’s up with Planks

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So what’s up with all these plank challenges? I’ve decided to try the 30 day plank challenge I found on Pinterest.  If I start to see results,  I will post about it on here. So stay tuned for an update on Day 10.  Today seems fairly easy  –  20 seconds shouldn’t be too hard. Comment below if you’ve tried planks or would like to try this challenge. As always, sharing is caring!  

 

 

 

 

 

Word Crush Wednesday 1

Stumbled across a blog that has a challenge on Wednesdays to post a awesome quote for the week. Here’s my 1st Word Crush Wednesday.

Whoever coined the phrase ‘a man has to play the cards he’s dealt’ was definitely a piss poor buffer.”


Jeanette Walls – The Glass Castle 

This was chosen for Word Crush Wednesday 


Greatest Love of All – B4Peace

 

 

 

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I have always found this song “Greatest Love of All” to be a peaceful song.  Above is the you-tube link for Whitney Houston singing this amazing song.  This song was done for the Monthly Peace Challenge for Bloggers for Peace!!!

 

 

Greatest Love of All

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride, to make it easier
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be
Everybody searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone who fulfilled my needs
A lonely place to be
So I learned to depend on me

I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone’s shadow
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can’t take away my dignity
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all

I believe the children are our future

Teach them well and let them lead the way

Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be

I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone’s shadow
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can’t take away my dignity
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all

And if by chance, that special place
That you’ve been dreaming of
Leads you to a lonely place
Find your strength in love

Whitney Houston

 

 

Simply Moments

    

   This is the part where I give a kick-ass opening line, or maybe that was above.  Either way, there is no opening line.  Today is July 10th and it is exactly 4:13 am in my neck of the woods.  My oldest daughter turned 11 years old yesterday.  Her birthday party is being held Saturday, on a day much cooler for a ‘going into middle school’ kid.  We actually spent Monday night at her grandfather’s home.

     This would be her father’s father.  Anyone who normally reads anything I write, knows that my immediate family have all passed away.  Anyway, their grandfather, Randy, lives in an Amish Community.  No, he isn’t Amish nor part of the community.  He found a nice,  peaceful house there for sale about 4 years ago and bought it.  It is away from everything and that is the best part.  No internet access, my cell phone would get 1 bar of signal if I sat in the main road, and it’s pretty far back from nothing.

    We had fun though.  He bought my oldest daughter a bad mitten/volley ball set for her birthday.  After setting it up in his front yard, we played half the night.  ‘We’ being Randy, my birthday girl, my 7 year old, and myself.  Later, after filling up on ice cream, we went to bed.  My  7 year old is a rebel already and stayed up until 2 am with her grandfather, listening to him play the guitar.  My then 10 year old and I went to our bedroom we have over there and climbed in under the nice, cool comforter.  This is rare my oldest daughter wants to snuggle with her mother, so I enjoyed every moment of it.

     I awoke before her yesterday morning.  I was sitting in front of her, digging through my purse for my nasty habit of cigarettes, when it dawned on me, my baby was 11.  Now, technically she was born July 9th at 6:03 p.m. but that’s getting a bit silly.  The fact remained, here was her angelic, tan face lying there in asleep and so innocent and she will be attending middle school this fall.  Her grades are exceptionally well, she is so funny, and both my daughters are beautiful.  I teared up though.  It seems like it was just yesterday that I learned I was pregnant with her, went to the hospital to have her, brought her home and broke all the sleeping rules.  I’m OCD to begin with, so the thought of crib death terrified me.  I allowed her to sleep on my chest so I could feel her breathing for months longer than I should have.  (Though I was told not to do that anyway).

     Here is my ‘so what’;  Time flies by so quickly.  Life is rushed, then my baby walks, talks, starts pre-school, has a baby sister, does cheer leading, 4-H camp, and the list could go on.  Now my 7 year old is wanting to cheer, though it feels like yesterday, my 11 year old was shaking pom poms.  My ‘so what’ is cherish every second with your children.  They grow up so fast and now matter how much time you spend with them or for them, it never seems like enough time.  When she woke up later and I told her ‘Happy Birthday’ and let her sister slap her butt 11 times, and 1 to grow on, it crossed my mind in a bittersweet way, I wish life would always stay this simple for my girls. 

My 11 Year Old
My 11 Year Old

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