can’t escape challenges – a Visual Recite

I have added a new category to my blog titled ‘a Visual Recite’.

I have taken many pictures over the years and I share them with you with a recite.

(I disabled comments today, I need more time to respond to Monday’s heartfelt comments that you left me.  I also need time to adjust back home and the changes needed as I continue my heath care here at home.  Thank you my friends for your understanding.)

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can’t escape challenges  –

I feel like life is really short, and it’s important to enjoy yourself and embrace whatever comes your way, whether it’s a challenging day or a great day, just welcome it with open arms. No matter who you are, you can’t escape challenges; they are part of life.

–          Miranda Kerr

Quote Challenge – Vacation

In my post ‘Spending time away‘, I wrote the following –

I appreciate everyone taking the time to stop by, read and leave many wonderful comments.  My time away sailing and enjoying other activities will result in time offline and will prevent me from responding to the many wonderful comments I receive.  Therefore, I will be disabling the comments on many of my upcoming posts while spending time away.  There will be times I will have some time online and you will see me a little here and there on WP.  But, most of my time will be offline having fun, relaxing and enjoying the sun.

In today’s post, I write the following –

Yes, 2 months ago I was nominated for the 3 Day Quote Challenge by the following 3 bloggers –

Roxie over at U.T.I.P. (UNITE TOGETHER IN PEACE)

An excerpt from Roxie’s About Page –

Writing has always been a passion of mine.   This was blog was started with the intent to gain a positive outlook on life.  I always had a positive outlook but after suffering a concussion, that outlook changed.   Writing about my long rehabilitation I found to be difficult and emotional, at the present time.

Charles over at CHARLES FRENCH WORDS READING AND WRITING

Charles home page displays –

Charles French Words Reading And Writing

An exploration of writing and reading

Josh over at jdfisher8404

Josh’s first post displays –

Hello to anyone and everyone that is reading this. This my first blog and first post so I thought that I would kick it off with some of my favorite quotes.

-JD

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

-Mark Twain

“The destiny of mankind is not decided by material computation. When great causes are on the move in the world … we learn that we are spirits, not animals, and that something is going on in space and time, and beyond space and time, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty.”

-Winston Churchill

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

-Benjamin Franklin

I hope it is okay with everyone that I post 3 quotes for this post for all 3 nominators instead a separate post for each one.

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The Rules for the Challenge:

Three quotations for three days.

Three nominees each day (no repetition).

Thank the person who nominated you.

Inform the nominees.

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For me, when I am nominated for the quote challenge I usually select a topic or theme – just to be different.

My topic this time around must be about ‘Vacation’; after all that is where I am today and the next 8 days!

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I decided I would not nominate anyone because I am away – so anyone that is interested – please accept my nomination.

I am on vacation today on a cruise somewhere in the Eastern Caribbean.  Due to my limited online presence, comments are disabled.

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Thank you again to these wonderful bloggers for nominating me for the 3 Day Quote Challenge, please visit these wonderful blogs –

Roxie over at U.T.I.P. (UNITE TOGETHER IN PEACE)

Charles over at CHARLES FRENCH WORDS READING AND WRITING

Josh over at jdfisher8404

Quote Challenge – Adventure Quotes

I am nominated for the Quote Challenge by Charles over at Charles French Words Reading and Writing.

Thank you Charles for the nomination and please everyone pop over and visit Charles – he has an amazing blog.

The Rules:

1.) Either once a day for three days, post a quotation, or post all 3 quotations at one time. It is your choice.

2.) Nominate and notify three other bloggers of the challenge.

3.) Thank the blogger who nominated you.

I was previously nominated last month and I decided to have my quotes related to Birthdays.  Because soon Gary and I will hit the road on our adventure in an RV, this go around my quotes will be related to Adventure!

This go around I am doing 3 quotes at one time.

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The nominees are under no obligation to complete this challenge, but it would be fun if you do.

My Nominees:

Brooke over at theutopiauniverse

Jodi over at LIFE IN BETWEEN

Sarah over at Secret Art Expedition

Thanks again Charles for this challenge.

3 of 3 Day Quote Challenge – Birthday Quote

I am nominated for the Quote Challenge by my friend Lynne over at Lynne’s Recipe Trails

Lynne lives in South Africa and she is a wife, mom, master chef (I think so anyway) and all around wonderful person.  If you have not visited here blog, please do so!

Now for the Rules of the Quote Challenge:

1. Post on three consecutive days

2. Pick one or three quotes per day

3. Challenge three different bloggers per day

4. Thank the blogger who nominated you

I was previously nominated back in November and I decided to have my quotes related to Christmas.  Because there is a very special birthday in a couple of days, this go around my quotes will be related to Birthdays.

I am doing 1 quote per day for the three days.

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My nominees for today are –

Alexis over at UNTANGLED

Doug over at Elusive Trope

Bernadette over at Haddon Musings

Thanks again Lynne.

Happy Day Everyone!

Alone, Weak & Weeping

Tomorrow is my first appointment with an urologist.  I have known something is going on with my body for over 4 months.  Since the beginning of this year, my thoughts about my symptoms have increased and after some research and knowing other information about me; I have become somewhat emotional.

My post yesterday ‘’he’ is coming back to me now’ describes me weak with my guard down – I have not been strong lately.  The past several days with tomorrows visit on my mind; I became very weak and woke one morning weeping.  That morning I voice recorded my feelings and here are those words –

It’s early morning and I can’t meditate I have too much on my mind.  I woke up this morning crying because I went to bed last night crying for many reasons.  Arguments are taking place maybe because of the stress of the move, me feeling like everything is my fault; me feeling like everything is always my fault because I am weak or defective or something is wrong with me or whatever.  It’s always my fault; I’m always at fault in problems, in relationships.  I’m always weak – has the smoking and drinking caught up with me? What’s going on with my health? Will I end up having cancer?  I always felt if I ever had cancer I wouldn’t get treatment for it, I would deal with it and die; feeling like that is what was dealt me and maybe that is the way I would commit suicide by not taking treatment, if I do have cancer. 

I get all these emotions that come back from years ago and I am trying to become strong and control myself, control my feelings, control my (pause), control me.  It’s hard, but I want to do it, but it is difficult and sometimes I am weak; many times I am weak. I just feel like just part of me does not want to go on, part of me can’t go on and like it’s; why make improvements in myself when no one else sees it?  No one else knows; no one else; sometimes I don’t think they care.  They only care when I make mistakes, when I am weak or when I am wrong; but they do not care when I try, when I succeeded.

The battles that go on in my head, the only person that sees them are me and I need someone to care enough to encourage me and to commend me; I need, I can’t; doing that myself is not enough.  (Emotions are taking over) During my weak times it would help to feel that someone cares; because right now I don’t feel like anyone cares.  (I am weeping)  As always I feel like it is just me going alone by myself and there’s people in my life that are just there; but they are not here with me going on the ride.  (Breaking down) I am just tired of going on the ride by myself; it’s hard, but I will get through it because I have been through it before and I got through it and I know I will get through it this time.

I know what ever happens it happens; I do think things happen for a reason and so I will get through it and all will be good.  But sometimes it is tough and I will have my moments, I’m going to have my days, (pause), but I’ve gotten through it and I will get through this.

3 of 3 Day Quote Challenge – Christmas Quote

A very merry thank you to ‘A Simple Life ’ for nominating me for the 3 Day Quote Challenge.

This is my second time for this challenge and I decided to change it up a little this time by just posting Christmas quotes.  Yes I know it is not Thanksgiving yet, but Christmas is just around the corner.

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‘One can never have enough socks. Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.’

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Professor Dumbledore in the first Harry Potter book by J.K Rowling. Dumbledore was played by Michael Gambon in some of the films.

This being Thanksgiving week, I will be nominating 1 person a day for the 3 days – I know it will be a busy week for most, so if you are able to participate, I look forward to your quotes.

Nominee for today –

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1 of 3 Day Quote Challenge – Christmas Quote

A very merry thank you to ‘A Simple Life’ for nominating me for the 3 Day Quote Challenge.

This is my second time for this challenge and I decided to change it up a little this time by just posting Christmas quotes.  Yes I know it is not Thanksgiving yet, but Christmas is just around the corner.

Enjoy – Christmas Quote 1

“Bah, humbug!”

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Scrooge’s catchphrase, ‘Bah, humbug’, is often used to express disgust with Christmas charity. Alastair Sim (above) played Scrooge in the classic 1951 film adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

This being Thanksgiving week, I will be nominating 1 person a day for the 3 days – I know it will be a busy week for most, so if you are able to participate, I look forward to your quotes.

Nominee for today –

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