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Unlike the Titanic, I stayed afloat on the #a2zchallenge

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Image captured with Canon SD8800 (point n' shoot) camera. Applied Fotor vintage effect.

Titanic exhibit in Pigeon Forge, TN. Image captured with my Canon SD8800 (point n’ shoot) camera. Applied Fotor vintage effect.

I managed to complete the A-Z challenge this go-around. I felt a bit overwhelmed in the beginning and decided the only way to stay afloat, unlike the Titanic, was to combine this blog hop with my regular scheduled hops.  This really saved the day month for me! Continue reading

#Music from the Xanadu soundtrack on #a2zchallenge

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Good-morning, Kittens and Dawgs! I hope you’re feeling refreshed from the weekend, if not then maybe today’s A-Z Challenge alpha prompt will get you shakin’ and a movin’!


This morning,  we’re partying “freebie style“.  Whatever tunes are getting your groove on, then we want to hear them  right here on Monday’s Music Moves Me!


Reading Challenge AddictOur lovely hostesses, XmasDolly, would like to thank you for joining the party and as always JAmericanSpice, Stacy Uncorked, Just the stuff ya know & myself are happy that you came.

Dance party rules: 

  • grab XmasDolly 4M button here 
  • display it on your blog
  • add your favorite YouTube videos

We aren’t music snobs, if you have tunes to share, then you’re cool coz all we want to do is dance. Now, it’s time to link up and shake your bootie with all the fellow rockin’ bloggin’ friends below!

** Remember, to be considered for honorary co-host each month, then be sure to add your URL to the link up.**


A flashback to the 80s with the complete soundtrack…


Did you have a good time on the dance floor? I did. Next stop… your place! What music moves you?


Be sure to come back next week to dance with the 4M crew, and if you can’t get enough music, then join me for Saturday Song-suasion!

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Saturday Song-suasion 36: Tom Waits #a2zchallenge

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This morning’s Saturday-suasion inspiration comes from today’s A-Z Challenge alphabet prompt, the letter W.





You know the drill. I don’t blog on the weekend, but I welcome friends visiting anytime. Thanks for taking the time to hop over to listen to my music choice. I hope you enjoyed your stay. In fact, I hope you enjoyed it so much that you cannot wait to tell your friends. Go ahead, hit the share (Facebook, Twitter, Google+) button! You know you wanna. 😉


Have a songsational Saturday, and be sure to join me on the dance floor on Monday’s Music Moves Me!



#a2zchallenge #SottoPelle therapy on Tuesday Talk Time

DS came down with Strep. He was off on Good Friday, and the doctor ordered him to not work for the next 2-days. Although, his work schedule including the weekend shift at FYE, the timing couldn’t have been better. This is his second job he uses to get a few extra bucks. As of Sunday, he was still feeling awful and felt like it would be best to not go into work on Monday. Poor kiddo!


This morning’s participation in the A-Z Challenge continues. Today’s alphabet prompt ties perfectly in with my subjects of conversation.

Springtime allergies are reeking havoc on me this year. This weekend tree pollen was high. I was head achy, and constantly sneezing. The sneezing gave way to my drippy sinuses. My poor nose was sensitive and chaff from the blowing. Despite the misery, spring thrills me still! How do spring allergens affect you?

Earlier in the month, I went in for my annual GYN appointment.  While I waited, I picked up a pamphlet on hormone replacement therapy. When my eyes fell on the phrase, most female patients report that they experience improvement within several days of receiving their pellets my eyes widen with anticipation to learn more.

I have taken oral HRT, since 2006. Initially, this drug helped with some of my menopausal symptoms, but I never felt completely on track and for the past two years I feel like some symptoms have grown worse.

Last week, I began Sottopelle Therapy. This is a bio-identical hormone replacement in the form of pellets that are place just below the skin.

The process was simple and nearly painless. The only ouch came (and it wasn’t anything to cry over) when Dr. T numbed the fatty part of my hip for the incision and I didn’t feel that at all. It took less than 10-minutes to do the procedure, out the door, and on my way to a new, improved me.

Can you benefit from Sottopelle? Here are some good reasons why you might consider this type of treatment:

  • This therapy has been around since 1939
  • It’s purely natural ~ no fillers or horse urine. It’s designed to reproduce human hormones
  • Your body controls the release of hormone as needed – no more peaks and lows of traditional HRT
  • It works around the clock 24/7 releasing a low dosage directly into the blood stream that’s right for you
  • More effective than other forms of hormone therapy in treating mood swings, relief from anxiety & depression, increased mental clarity, focus, & memory, restores energy, exercise tolerance, & muscle mass,  improves cholesterol & triglycerides levels, urinary & vaginal problems,  sexual function, breast health, bone density, and  hormone ratios

It is a bit early in my treatment to make any conclusive comments on change in my hormone health, but if this is an indicator (and I hope that it is) for the past three days I noticed I think with more clearly than I have in months…even years.  The brain fog is lifting. Hooray!

Are you interested in Sottopelle? Learn more by visiting SottoPelle Therapy.


Now, it’s time to do the hop…the Tuesday morning blog hop that is. Grab a cup of coffee and join me as I visit my lovelies at. Starting first with Les from Time Out For Mom wants us to share something that made us laugh this past week.

I can’t think of anything that made me laugh as much as something that made me smile. DS’s bout with strep this Easter weekend made me think fondly of a time when I was horribly sick Easter 1996.

Springtime allergies had me absolutely knocked out in the worse way ~ stuffy head, congestion, fuzzy head,…the whole nine yards. I didn’t know what planet I was on and to this day I don’t remember much about that weekend other than this…

Okay, I knew that we were visiting the in-laws. During my waking hours, my head was in the clouds, but most of the time I was sleeping. DS missed me terribly and decided he had enough of being away from mommy. He snuggled against me and went to sleep, too. My heart aches just a bit for this poor little guy, but it gives me a warm feeling and puts on my smile on my face when I look back. It also makes me wonder, where did the years go?

Patrice’s chats on the farmhouse porch questions this week are:

  1. Do you enjoy crossword puzzles, word finds, or any “word” activities? I like doing word finds sometimes.
  2. What’s on your dining room table right now? A mess! My dining room table has been grand central station during our home school years and now it’s where I do all of my work on the computer. I really need to get into my dream home fast!
  3. Do you like Italian food? Definitely! I love it!
  4. Did you ever want a brother, twin, or sister, when you were a child? I don’t know,if I did or not. I just got them anyway without asking.
  5. How far away is the nearest grocery store? There is a Kroger about 2-3 miles from our house, but we rarely shop at it. Instead, we drive across town to the Super Wal-Mart to do all of our grocery shopping. It takes us about 30-minutes to get there.

For now, did someone say coffee? Oh yes, that was me. Hee-Hee! It’s time to get another refill of Joe. As luck will have it, my last stop takes us to Starbuck’s home state to visit Stacy Uncorked. She is now back in Blogosphere doing what she does best  ~ random musings on Random Tuesday Thoughts ! I’m gonna to join her linky party now. Wanna come with?


Have a terrific Tuesday!



#a2zchallenge: What does a horse say? Wordless Wednesday

I just past the half-way point with this month’s A-Z Challenge yesterday. Getting creative with the daily alphabet prompts is sometimes like trying to find a needle in a haystack when it comes to rolling two hops into one. Needless to say, I got this one covered!  What does a horse say?

With a neigh, neigh here,

a neigh, neigh there.

Here neigh,

there a neigh,

every where a neigh neigh…

DSC_2866DSC_2870DSC_2726DSC_2876DSC_2882I used my big girl camera (Nikon D7000) for all photographs and Fotor photo editor to apply copyright. and make minor adjustments.

The truth of the matter is not a single horse made a neighing sound. I did hear an occasional blustery exhale from those nearest me and that’s because I didn’t have a carrot to spare. Sorry, I just don’t keep loose carrots in my pockets, do you?

Sending a round of applauds and cheers to this week’s featured photographer…

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Congratulations! Please, be kind enough to visit our featured photographer and show some love by leaving a comment. Oh, yes…don’t forget to link up below for consideration of next week’s photographer hotspot!

To join other bloggers/photographers, scroll to the top of my Home page, click on Daily Blog Hops for more WW communities! It’s so nice of you to come by and I hope you decide to make it a repeat visit to share in my photo ops. Wanna make me or someone else happy? Then, leave a comment! I’ll be hopping over to see you soon!