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BlogHer – NaBloPoMo – March 2014

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BlogHer – NaBloPoMo – March 2014

Sunday Musings

The past weekend was great! My middle daughter, along with her five-year-old son and seven-week-old daughter, were visiting from Kentucky. On Saturday morning, my youngest daughter, and her seven-month-old son, came in from Georgia, and spent the weekend. I felt so blessed to have two of my daughters and three of my grandchildren for an entire weekend.

The weather was beautiful, (sunny and 70 degrees Fahrenheit), so we all had some fun in the sun. My wonderful daughters raked and cleaned the front yard for me. Now, I can get to all my flower and herb gardens. Maybe I can get some seeds planted this week. I have two sage plants and one lavender plant that are going to have to be moved. I will have to wait until hubby can help me with that.

My oldest grandson wanted to go swimming in the lake, so I took him down the bank and let him wade in the shallow water. He figured out, real fast, that the water is still too cold to go swimming.

Meeting my new granddaughter was wonderful! She is a dainty little girl with tiny features. Of course, she took to her MeeMaw and Papa Bear right away.

My youngest grandson ‘fell in love’ with the oldest grandson. He watched every move the older grandson made and laughed at his antics.

It was a great weekend. I am blessed.

NaBloPoMo – BlogHer March 2014

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BlogHer – NaBloPoMo March 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014
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I have been my ‘grandmotherly’ self all week. On Monday, my youngest grandson became ill, so I was called in to babysit for him, while mommy worked. I came back home on Wednesday night. On Thursday morning, our middle daughter came down from Kentucky, with her 5-year-old son and 7-week-old daughter; our youngest granddaughter.

Due to sickness and the weather, hubby and I had not had a chance to go up to Kentucky to meet her, so this was our first time to visit with Miss Elizabeth. She is a doll; precious and dainty, with small delicate features. She has very good lungs and doesn’t hesitate to use them if she is hungry, gassy, or getting her diaper changed. Miss Elizabeth doesn’t like to be naked; even if it is just her bottom.

An entire week of grandchildren; what more could a grandmother ask?
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NaBloPoMo – BlogHer March 2014

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BlogHer – NaBloPoMo

Friday, March 7, 2014
What have you learned about yourself through blogging?

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Blogging has given me self-confidence, a better ability to write, and a greater sense of the writing community. I have always known that I wanted to write, but blogging has helped me sift through different genres and different styles, until I found my own voice.

The generosity of other bloggers and writers never fails to amaze me. They offer advice and answer questions for those of us who are just starting, or are coming back to our writing.

I have learned that I have much to learn, in coming back to my own writing. The publishing process has changed, broadened, and widened over the past thirty years. There are so many choices to choose from and figuring out which way is best for which type of work is a constant process.

Overall, I’m very pleased with what I have learned during my fifteen months of blogging. I’m now close to being ready to publish my first book, which will be an anthology of short stories. Look for it soon; possibly around August 2014.

NaBloPoMo – BlogHer March 2014

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BlogHer – NaBloPoMo

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Does blogging bring out your best or worst self?

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Blogging brings out my best self. It gives me a sense of accomplishment. It helps me be a better writer and a better editor. I am a perfectionist. Blogging has taught me to let go and let the writing take over, but I still edit and edit again. Sometimes, being a perfectionist is not a bad thing.

Blogging gives me a sense of community. I enjoy participating in writing memes and reading what other bloggers have written about the same subject. Reading the different points of view gives me new perspectives; it is like seeing through another’s eyes. It always amazes me to find that someone feels the same way I do about a subject; like a kindred soul.

I enjoy blogging and sharing personal feelings and thoughts. In some ways, I look at blogging like I would a journal. It has helped me let out and let go of grievances, things I cannot control, and look at life with a new perspective. I enjoy reading other blogs that share personal feelings, along with personal experience.

I have been a blogger for 15 months. Looking back at my first few posts, I can see that blogging has helped me grow; not only to be a better writer, but to be a better person.

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NaBloPoMo – BlogHer March 2014

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BlogHer – NaBloPoMo

Wednesday, March 5, 2013
When or where do you feel most like yourself?

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The saying goes, “There’s no place like home.” Home is the place where you can relax and be your self. Home is where you can do what you want, when you want. Sure, there are chores, tasks, and work that has to be done, but home is where you can do them at your own pace.

Personally, I enjoy being home where I can dress comfortably, listen to some soft music, and sip some hot, or iced, tea. I like to stretch out on the sofa and read. Home is all about relaxing; especially now that it is just the hubby and me.

I feel most like myself in the mornings. In the mornings, I have the energy to get chores, tasks, and work completed. My brain tends to ‘take a rest’ after lunch.

I can be myself with my grandchildren. Nothing makes me happier, than having all six of them together at one time. We can swing, swim, fish, and plant flowers and herbs. I enjoy teaching my granddaughters how to garden.

Grandchildren love unconditionally.

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BlogHer March 2014 NaBloPoMo

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BlogHer – NaBloPoMo

Tuesday, March 4, 2013
How is your writing voice like you? How does your writing voice differ from you?

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My writing voice is mostly simple; like me, yet, when I let ‘self’ go, and the writing take over, it flows smoothly. I can write for hours and the emotions, feelings, and thoughts just keep flowing.

Unlike me, my writing voice is not concerned with perfection; the words just flow.

BlogHer March 2014 NaBloPoMo

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BlogHer – NaBloPoMo

Monday, March 3, 2014
Tell us five interesting things about yourself.

Five interesting things about myself? Really? I’m not that interesting, but I suppose it is a good way for us to start learning about each other.

1. I’m a blogger.

2. I have three grown daughters, ranging in age from twenty-six through thirty-five.

3. I’m in my second marriage and have the most wonderful husband ever. Sure, he has his faults, but so do I. He’s still my most wonderful husband.

4. Together, hubby and I, have six grandchildren, four girls and two boys, ranging in age from seven-weeks-old through twelve-years-old. They are truly grand!

5. I am a Certified Aromatherapist and love working with essential oils, whether mixing oil blends for myself and my family, or mixing them for the general public.

So, now you have it, five interesting things about me. It doesn’t take much to make me happy! 🙂

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