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postheadericon 30 Days of Truth – Day 1


While I was browsing through the Blog it Forward Tuesday Blog Hop & Giveaway Linky hosted by Sweep Tight and Just Married with Coupons, I came across a blog called Rowell Reviews.  She was doing a series of posts on 30 Days of Truth.  I tracked it through where she picked it up from, to where I thought it originates from…. a freelance copyrighter at Suess’s Pieces blog.  I browsed through the list of truths, and I gotta tell you, it makes you put it all out there.  I think I am going to join in.  Everybody else started on January 1st, so I’m way behind, and I’m going to try to catch up, so there may be multiple postings every day until I get caught up.

The first truth is “Something You Hate About Yourself”.

The thing I hate about myself the most is that I start projects and don’t follow through with them.  It really annoys me that I tell someone I’m going to do something, and I don’t do it.  I make up all kinds of excuses why I didn’t get it done.  For example, I tell my daughter I am going to do something that day, and I forget.  Ooops.  Like finding the 100 watt bulb for her Easy Bake Oven that she got for Christmas.  We just used it for the first time yesterday and only because a friend found the exact bulb required after going to about 3 different places.  This booger was hard to find.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not this way about all things, just some things.  I would say about 99% of what I say I’m going to, I do, well, maybe 90%, lol.  If I say I’m going to do laundry tomorrow, I may keep saying it every day until a week goes by.  Then I wonder why I don’t have clean jeans to wear.  Uh, hello?  You didn’t do the laundry 5 days ago when you said you were going to do it.  Yeah, yeah.

Another thing I hate about myself is that I don’t play well with others.  I’m such a loner, a hermit, that I just don’t get along in social situations very well.  I’m temperamental, privately opinionated, and if you want to step in my space…  I get stubborn, real stubborn.  This has caused 2 divorces from very stable husbands, and I’m pretty certain a lot of it was my fault.  Since my last divorce, there have been several relationships that just end abruptly because I just plain don’t play well.

Here is a list of other things…

  • I hate that I’m addicted to Dr. Peppers.  Any therapy available out there, maybe Dr Pepperaholics Anonymous?
  • I hate that my eyebrows aren’t even.  They aren’t level across, and their lengths are different.  Don’t know how I managed that one.  Makes my glasses look crooked on my nose.
  • I hate that my hair is almost gray and I have to pay gobs of money to keep it colored for my youthful looks.
  • I hate that sometimes I have no emotion at all and never get overly excited about anything.  But I can lose my temper in a heartbeat.  What’s up with that?
  • I hate that I am not an early morning riser.  I really hate cheerful people before 10 am in the morning.
  • I hate that I’m freezing if the temperature dips below 70 degrees.
  • I hate that I’m turning into my mother.  I roll my eyes at some of the things that she does, then I find myself doing the exact same thing days later.
  • I hate that I now take 5 prescriptions for various health issues.  When did that happen?
  • I hate that I don’t take time out to read a good book.  I so miss reading just for the fun of reading.

Well, I think I have purged enough about the things I hate about myself.  Tomorrow, it’s all about something I love about myself.  Stay tuned.  That could get interesting.

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postheadericon I Watch the News


I really despise watching the news.  It’s so frustrating with so many choices, so many voices, so many opinions.  Sometimes my mind reels from information overload.  Then there is the sensationalism of breaking news coverage.  You can watch moment by moment, or crackberry searching.

To answer the question, do I watch the news?  Yes, I watch the news.  I get suckered in.  I like to keep up with “headlines” and not really know all the details.  Just give it to me quick and straight.

Here are a few examples of when I have been sucked in:

Here is one more…  I wasn’t able to embed the video.  Arizona Rep. among 18 show in Tucson

Do ya see what I mean? It is so fascinating. And yes, I watch CNN, but only the news, no talk shows. It’s also terrible. I also watched live hurricane coverage on TV when I lived near Fort Walton Beach FL.

I think it’s time to disconnect the cable service, don’t you?

This post was written to participate in Day 9 of the Blog Dare.

[Mission accomplished: Went to church and listened to a great sermon on The Prodigal Son. Talked to a couple of Troop Moms about rescheduling tomorrow’s troop meeting.]

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postheadericon Collections? Who me?


I don’t really consider myself a collector.  I’m a pack rat, yes.  I have boxes of things that I just can’t bring myself to throw away.  But, I do love little knick knacks.  My mother is the ultimate collector of shabby and vintage items.  She has shelves and curios full of things that she has collected (a lot are gifts that were from me and my children).

I only have a few things that I really collect, but I’m not an “active” collector.  I don’t think I have added to my collection in over 5 years, except for a few small things that my daughter gave to me.

The two pictures below are some of favorites.  I think the artistic representations of angels are very beautiful and I am always moved when I see the graceful lines and the allure of peace on their faces.

Here are some of my others.

Uh, ohhkay, so maybe I’m a little serious about my collecting, lol.

Did I mention that I love anything teddy bear related?  Now teddy bears I have a hard time resisting not buying them.  Especially a stuffed animal for my daughter.  Here are a few that I kept for myself.

What’s that you say?  Who cleans and dusts all that?  Hmmm, well, not me.  Unless I get in a really super good cleaning mood.  Every now and then my daughter will take a duster to them, but she hasn’t done that in a while.

When I was pregnant in 2003, I went on a collecting binge (much like my eating binges, lol).  I collected things that were related to mothers and babies.

I hope one day to be able to pass these little pretties on to my daughter.  She stops by and talks to them every now and then and rearranges them on the shelf, so I know she likes them too.

This shelf has just a little hodge podge of things that I liked.  Some of the items were given to me by my late step-daughter, so they are very special to me.

Last, I have a little collection on the wall just inside the door of my daughter’s bedroom.  These are gifts from my mother and a friend of my hers from Indiana.  These are also very special.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my collections.  I hope you have enjoyed them.

This post was written to participate in Day 8 of the Blog Dare.

[Mission accomplished:  do nothing, except sleep late, drink Dr Pepper, and indulge in chips and dip]

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postheadericon Why I Started Blogging


I’m not sure why I started blogging, but I first started my blog in May 2007.  I had written a few poems and I guess I was looking for a place to share them, and that’s how my blog was formed.  My first poems I posted are Welcome and Walk on the Beach.  The beach poem is one of my favorites.  My first real post that I wrote was Why Am I a Mom? After I wrote it and read through it a few times, I realized that I enjoyed writing and I thought I was pretty good at it, even if I do say so myself.  I am notorious for never being satisfied with something I create, or I just don’t plain like it.  This I liked and my intention was to record the days of my life.  Unfortunately, life interferes and then I kept taking on other projects, such as My Leah Rose ~Princess in Training.  Since then I’ve tried a variety of blogs, some I just didn’t keep up with.  Some I did just for the fun of planning the layout, creating the graphics, and then moving on.

But I have been the most faithful to this blog, Georgia Angel.  The design and layout stayed the same for a very long time.  Last year, I finally tried the Artisteer program and created a blogger template with my “ivy” design.  I doubt I will ever change the look of it.  But who knows, one day I might decide I want one of those shabby, chic sprappin’ lookin’ blog templates.  I always think they are so cool when I’m visiting other blogs, but so far, I haven’t run across one that just screams “that’s me”.  So, ivy it is.

I chose the ivy design, because my maiden name is “Ivey”.  My mother incorporates ivy leaves in everything in her house.  We do carry our name proudly, because our ancestors were fine people, especially my Daddy.  It’s funny that I would choose ivy leaves as part of my design now, I always hated being called “poison ivy” when I was in elementary school.  I could be stirred up like a hornet’s nest faster than you could shake a stick at it, and my head would be buzzin’ because I was ready to pummel somebody around the ears.  More than once, I was chastised for my extreme temper.  But not once, was the “bully” ever chastised for calling me names.  It was frustrating.

So, now here I am 3-1/2 years later…  I haven’t blogged consistently, but I do keep coming back.  The inspiration isn’t always there and I fall back on blog hops and memes to coast by, but every now and then, I come up with some articles that I think are worthy of my time.  I hope you enjoy them too.

I hope to continue blogging for a very long time.  Here are some of my other projects, if you would like to check them out.

And, my latest and greatest that I am working on… Linky List Library.  This one is still in the construction phase.  But I love collecting linky lists of all kinds, and memes, and challenges.  When I get done with it, it should be a HUGE resource list for those new bloggers looking for more traffic to their blogs.  Personally, I don’t have a lot of followers, but that’s no biggie.  I’m just thankful to have an outlet to write and keep myself occupied.

Hope you have a great weekend!  See you around!

[Mission Accomplished:  First Ever Girl  Scout Cookie Sale Booth Lottery]

This post was written to participate in Day 6 of the Blog Dare January 2011 Writing Prompt .

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Also, to participate in Facebook Friday hosted by GHOSTMUMMYWRITER.

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postheadericon Prayer and Petition


Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
– Philippians 4: 4-7

Here it is, only the 4th day of the New Year, and I’m having to remind myself already to place my doubts and fears in God’s hands.  I allow so much stress on myself every day that I either can’t sleep at night, or I sleep so much that I’m ignoring those tasks that I need to be doing.

I grew up in a very faith filled family and with faithful friends.  But for some reason, I have always struggled.  It doesn’t seem to come so easily to me as it does to others, like my Mother.  She is an inspiration to me because she believes with all her heart that God will make it right.  I spent several hours searching the scriptures today looking for something, anything to keep me going.  But it just didn’t seem to work.  Until, at the last minute, I found Philippians 4: 4-7.

We have been studying in our Sunday School class about how God is always with us, through all tribulations and troubles.  He does stand by us and shields and protects us.

One of our Daily Bible Studies was from Psalm 106:40-48…

40 Therefore the LORD was angry with his people
and abhorred his inheritance.
41 He gave them into the hands of the nations,
and their foes ruled over them.
42 Their enemies oppressed them
and subjected them to their power.
43 Many times he delivered them,
but they were bent on rebellion
and they wasted away in their sin.
44 Yet he took note of their distress
when he heard their cry;
45 for their sake he remembered his covenant
and out of his great love he relented.
46 He caused all who held them captive
to show them mercy.

47 Save us, LORD our God,
and gather us from the nations,
that we may give thanks to your holy name
and glory in your praise.

48 Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.

Sometimes I feel like that is me.  He has given me a burden to carry, and he delivers me often, but I rebel.  I am holding on to the knowledge that just like the people of God under oppression by the Babylonians, he did hear their pleas and he delivered them.  I can only beg forgiveness from my Saviour each day for my sins, and patiently wait for my deliverance.

[Mission Completed:  Today I received word that it looks like my job may be extended until July 31st.  Praise the Lord, he is hearing my prayers.

Yesterday’s Mission Completion:  Started preparation for Daisy Troop Meeting next Monday.]

P.S.  This is my Day 4 post for the Bloggy Moms Blog Dare and the Post A Day Challenge.  Also, don’t forget to check out my Project365 and Poem-A-Day.

I planted a seed for this post at Seeded Buzz.  Promote your blog by planting a seed.  While you are there, how about giving a buzz to my post?

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postheadericon Happy New Year 2011


All day yesterday, I had the best of intentions to sit down and prepare my first 2011 post for the Bloggy Moms Blog Dare and Daily Post Challenges. Sadly to say, there was never a chance to really sit down at my computer and put my swirling thoughts into a cohesive sentence, much less a post. It is now just after midnight, my neighbors as usual, are firing up the bottle rockets, and I’m sitting in my bed, cozy, toasty, and…. alone. I’ve been abandoned, the dog and the daughter are out in la-la land and not even twitchin’ over the noise.

I do know one thing, I was resisting even mentioning one new year resolution. I was bound and determined I was not going to put down anything in words that even resembled a goal for the new year. Of course, if you read my post yesterday on A Mission A Day, you are probably scratching your head going, wha?  Yes, I did mention that I wanted to record something at the end of each day that refreshed my strength and faith to keep going, to willingly put my next foot forward.

So, with that being said, yeah, I do have a few things I would like to try to accomplish…. in no particular order.

  1. Read the entire Bible from cover to cover before the end of the year.
  2. Read at least 10 books during 2011, any book, probably science fiction, with maybe a few devotional books in between.
  3. Be a better parent and role model during 2011.
  4. Be diligent in prayer and praise and thanksgiving each day.
  5. Be smarter about saving money and train myself to be more frugal.
  6. Blog every day and Take a Photo every day.
  7. Be a part of my online friends lives and make new friends, and to be more aware of and a part of my Real World Friends
  8. Comment daily on at least 1 blog, preferably 5, but 1 will do.
  9. See the humor, experience the joy, and live each day to the fullest.
  10. Try to prepare more nutritional meals and stay healthy.
  11. Faithfully believe that God provides, he heals, and he protects.
  12. Be prepared to say in December 2011… Mission Accomplished.

As I’m finishing this list, I’m trying to think of what were my accomplishments for 2010.  I was delightfully surprised to realize that I had come up with a few…

  1. I believe that I became a better parent during 2010.  I think it was due more to the communication between me and my daughter was much easier since hers had improved greatly, but still, it seemed to be a little easier this past year.
  2. I joined a church and my daughter was baptized.
  3. I celebrated at least one “miracle” during 2009.
  4. I survived a trip and fall.
  5. I recognized a Moment of Happiness.

So here’s to finding more moments of happiness, living out my mission, making new friends, and growing in my faith and prayer.

I hope that you and yours have a successful New Year.  May God bless you richly, keep you safe from all harm, and shower you with love and favor. Pray for me and mine, and I will pray for you and yours.

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