Do You Have $5 I Can Borrow?

Do You Have $5 I Can Borrow?

How many times has a friend asked you that question – “do you have $5 I can borrow?” Or have you asked it of a friend – “hey, can I borrow five bucks?” I don’t know, can you? …hee hee. Oh, but I giggle. Anyway, many times I’m sure, you haven’t given it too much thought. You’ve either had it to lend, or you haven’t. Your ability to give it depends on the first part of that equation. So today, I’m asking, without any trepidation, since it’s been … Read more…


What a Roller Coaster – Meet Briana

What a Roller Coaster

This WHOLE THING began because of Briana. This September Month of Giving. And what a roller coaster it has been. Up and down and all around – the stress alone is enough to… …perhaps I had better start at the beginning. Briana is another dear friend of mine who recently found herself (along with her husband, cat, and bird) in a situation beyond their control. Seriously beyond their control. To the point where they were looking at possibly being without a home or having to move to another … Read more…


My ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – VIDEO

Worry Less, Care More

More than $40 million dollars has been donated since the ALS Association ice bucket challenge began this summer and that’s no chump change for a worthy cause. Hundreds of thousands of people have taken up the challenge around the world – celebrities and regular folks alike. WOW. And YAY. Today it was finally my turn to take the the plunge. Or dip. As the case may be. As luck would have it, I found the video of the person who challenged me by doing my usual thing, being … Read more…


Jynx the Cat Sends an Email – We Get Informed!

Jynx the Cat

Recently, I was contacted by a writer friend of mine, with a very unusual request. To help a cat named Jynx, who had sent him an email about a rather serious situation she thought he might be able to help her with. WHOA. Cats can EMAIL? I have long since known that cats are incredibly smart but I had no idea just how crafty and capable they could be, given a certain set of circumstances. I now know, through meeting Jynx the cat and reading her email to … Read more…


Wednesday is Award Day – Because I SAID So…

Apparently I can’t get away from having a theme. Only instead of using letters of the alphabet, I’ve switched to days of the week. Ack. Well, honestly, I’m still trying to decide about a blog schedule that will fit in with my vlog schedule and allow me to GET BACK TO writing (non-blog writing, that is…not that it is in any way BETTER than blogging, just different…oh, you get it…) PLUS I still wanna (whining) blog EVERY day but know that it’s just not possible… ANYway… So I … Read more…


Kari Marie is Writing By Heart

Kari Marie

Kari Marie is also my K for today. You know…in the A to Z Challenge that (by now I’m thinking) I stupidly did not sign up for??? By now, though, you may know that I’m taking a pleasurable stroll through Arlee Bird’s list of A to Z bloggers and sharing them (unofficially); today I stumbled upon a gem. Kari Marie – Writing By Heart! Kari Marie’s G – J posts are just fabulous – covering everything from Gnomes (creepy) to journaling (therapeutic). And her K today highlights – … Read more…


J is for Jen Daiker from Unedited

These Latest 8 You Must Contemplate

So I happened over to Tossing It Out this morning, intending to choose (at random) a blog that starts with J for my post today. Perusing the list didn’t take long. The #1 person on the list just happens to have a J blog…sorta. She also happens to be co-hosting this fabulous A to Z Blogging Challenge that I didn’t sign up for but I’m doing anyway but in my own little way and with my own rules – yep, another run-on sentence; take a deep breath. So … Read more…