Wednesday, April 23, 2014

TAG, You're It! #atozchallenge




TAG, YOU'RE IT! We used to yell wildly as we played on the playground of our school or even at home on our vast land. There were endless games we played and ran around like crazy banshees.

The games were sometimes not just poking someone in the ribs as we tagged them but the game of freeze tag where we had to stand still until someone came and rescued us.  There are tons of variations of the game. Here is a list if you would like to know some of them.

I don't remember ever liking being "it". Maybe it was because of the whole chasing after people. *chuckles* I don't know really. It seems like it was just one pain in the toosh but yet, I played the game a ton of times. I suppose it is the way it is when you are a kid or at least when I was.
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Did you ever think about the fact that sometimes we still "play" freeze tag as adults? We become "tagged" in life for some reason or another and we then do not move forward. We are "frozen" in place waiting for someone or something to rescue us. It is sort of nutty in some ways but also understandable in others.

I guess I will be  "it" one more time and play this game called life. TAG YOU'RE IT...
...now get moving and go have some fun!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sarcasm #atozchallenge


Sarcasm is a gift or maybe a curse. I suppose it really depends on who the person is. 
For example, if you hear sarcasm coming from the likes of Jim Carrey then you would think it is his artistic talent coming through. However, maybe you hear it from you next door neighbor once too often. Can't he ever be serious you might want to ask yourself?

Sarcasm can be well placed and I have been known to be a bit sarcastic at times but serious when need be.
Are you sarcastic by nature? Tell me.



Monday, April 21, 2014

A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock 'N Roll...4M's and the Letter "R" #MondaysMusicMoves Me #atozchallenge


Welcome back to another Monday's Music Moves Me with your host Xmas Dolly, Collette of JAmerican Spice, Cathy of Curious as A Cathy, Stacy of Stacy Uncorked and of course...me!


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This week's Spotlight Dancer is...Coffee Bar Confessions. Congrats!

We have a theme this week which I think will appeal to many..."A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock 'N Roll. As I am still carrying on with my A-Z blog challenge, I will be incorporating the letter "R" into this week's theme.

Hmm...let's see what I have for you...

First up for a little bit country: I am not sure if you consider her "country" or not but I cannot get enough of her. Adele's Rolling In The Deep



Staying on the country side of things: Crystal Gayle's Ready For Times To Get Better



Now moving on into a little bit of rock 'n roll: Elo's Rock 'n Roll Is King



And finally to shore up the rock: The King of Rock 'N Roll himself, Elvis' Raised On Rock



Have a good week. Join me tomorrow for the letter "S".







Saturday, April 19, 2014

Quietly Quilted Quotes #atozchallenge

Quoted Quilts
By MR aka Naila Moon
All rights reserved 2014

Quietly I quilted quotes on a Spring day.
Stitching gently without a quirk.
Quintuplet quotes spread across the quilt.

My hands did not quiver,
But ran smoothly in a quick pace.

No one quibbled about my quotes upon my quilt,
And I am sure you will not either.

For you are quite content
To watch my quest,
To finish my quality of quoted quilts.
For I am the queen of them.



Friday, April 18, 2014

Postcards! I want them! #atozchallenge


I am not sure if you know are not but I have this thing about postcards. If you follow me on Facebook at all, you already know this.

As part of a fun goal for myself, I decided I wanted to collect postcards sent to me from different people in all 50 states. It is a lofty goal but quite doable. I am well on my way.

I also knew that the two hardest to get would probably be Hawaii and Alaska. I was thrilled when two days ago I received one from Hawaii!!! Anyone know anyone from Alaska?

Anyway, it is fun connecting to others in a different sort of way. I would love to receive one from you and hear from you. Duplicates are ok because it means more people want to connect.
I also want to hear from you if you do not live in the States. I collect those too, just not a goal...yet!

If you are interested, go over to my Facebook page and drop me a line and I will give you my address. Until then, hang tight, catch me tomorrow for the letter "Q" and have a great weekend.







Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thankful Thursday and A Song with an "O"! My Grandpa was an ornithologist of sorts. There was even a song? #atozchallenge


or·ni·thol·o·gy

noun \ˌr-nə-ˈthä-lə-jē\
: a branch of science that deals with the study of birds

My Grandpa was an ornithologist! Well, sort of. My Grandpa loved all kinds of birds. I never asked him, but I am guessing since he grew up in the country backwoods of Missouri, I am guessing he began liking them as a young boy.

Even though technically he did not have a degree in the science he still liked to study them, look at them, enjoy them, and see what new ones he could find. Most people would call this "birding" today.

My Grandparents always had small bird statues in their home. I think most people thought that the statues belonged to Grandma but the truth was, those belonged to Grandpa. He would like to take them down off the shelf and talk about what each one was. He knew!

My Mother had started giving him those bird statues years ago and he loved everyone, even up until the time of his death. It was sad to see them go to someone else.

I am grateful though to have had a chance to learn a little from him and enjoy his birds while I still could.
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Check out the song I found out about the science. This is for Grandpa.