Versatile blogger award

I am so happy to be nominated by sue over at my loud bipolar whispers for the versatile blogger award! Thanks sue for the nominationn I am so happy to be nominated and will gladly accept!

Check out sues blog its a wonderful blog and she is real, raw and honest in her writing!

Rules for the nomination are:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate ten other bloggers of your choice.
  • Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination.

7 facts about me

1 I am a night owl. Those of you who read my blog know that lol. I like to be up at night even though most of our problems with ptsd and nightmares flashbacks happen by night! I think I like to be up during the night because of what I went through as a kid.

2 I love dogs! I mean really, really love them. They are my favourite animals. Especially labs. Because my Nitro is a lab! And he is the cutest you ever did see!

3 I have traveled to america a ton of times on my own. My partner is living in Illinois. She is a multiple and currently she lives in residential so I cant see her. But for the past number of years I’ve traveled to america and visited her and we had great fun together.

4 I’ve had 2 previous guide dogs. Maisie, a yellow lab, and goldie a golden retriever. They were a lot different to nitro, Nitro is much more sensitive and needy and the other two were very independent, goldie was a stubborn dog as well!

5 I take voice lessons! I love to sing. I’ve been in stage school as a young kid and as a teen. I did musical theatre, drama, tap dancing, i was in a youth choir, and I was on stage a lot. I love being on stage and performing.

6 I am an apple junky! I love everything apple. I own an ipod and an iphone. I love my iphone. It is so helpful to me as a blind person. I wouldnt be without it.

7 I’m a big coffee drinker. I probably drink way too much coffee. But I love it. My favourite brand is starbux coffee. Costa is my second favourite coffee shop. But my all time favourite is caramel mackiatos at starbux.

ok, my nominees

marcie at marcie mental health and more
all the little parts
tessa over at
skye over at drowning in the sky

spent monday mostly sleeping

monday was a chill out day. i was going to go to the basement club but i decided when i saw the rain that I’d stay home and rest my back. i went to bed very early last night after taking a couple of anti inflamitories and a couple of paracetamol. and i slept like a log, probably because of the meds in my system. i woke early to let nitro out to do his business and feed him and then went straight back to bed. mom rang me at 9 AM and I told her I’d be staying home today. then i just went back to sleep. i woke a couple times but couldnt get up. at least my back got better though so it was good that i rested it. eventually i got up when my home help came and i ate dinner. it was after 5 Pm then. now its almost 1 AM and I am wide awake. of course i have had a couple cups of coffee and been watching tv for the evening. i’ve been talking to a couple of friends on the phone as well. im feeling pretty good. i’m watching this show right now called i survived. its about people who survived things like natural disasters, being shot, etc. its a good show. kristen will be coming today at around 8 AM. I’ll be going to be weighed and I also have to go get some groceries. I am hopeful that I’ve lost some more weight. We shall see I suppose if I did or not. I have been doing pretty good so I’m hoping that will pay off. I’ll keep you all posted.

Recipe share. Chocolate truffles

Chocolate Truffles

1/4 cup whipping cream

2 tablespoons Grand Marnier liqueur

6 ounces sweet chocolate, broken up

4 tablespoons sweet butter, softened

Unsweetened cocoa

Boil cream in small heavy pan until reduced to 2 tablespoons. Remove from heat. Stir in liqueur and chocolate. Return to low heat. Stir until chocolate melts. Whisk in softened butter. When mixture is smooth, pour into a shallow bowl. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Scoop chocolate up with a teaspoon. Shape into 1 inch balls. Roll the truffle balls in the unsweetened cocoa. Use a cool working area. Store truffles, covered, in the refrigerator. Let truffles stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.


If you don’t mind using liqueur, there are many types of spirits you can use in this recipe for different flavors. In place of the Grand Marnier, try kahlua, Framboise, or Amaretto liqueurs.

Makes 20 truffles.

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do you want to write a guest post, come on then!

would you like to guest post on my blog?
I’m looking for people to guest post on my blog. If you’d like to be a guest poster, email me using the contact form on the website. I will get right back to you and we can organise something. I’d ideally like people who are facing mental health challenges, disabled people, especially those who are blind, people with did, people with ptsd, people who’d like to share their views and their story with me and my readers.
This could be a lot of fun!
So come on, write me and lets get blogging together!
carol anne


Recipe of the day. Spectacular sweet potato muffins

Spectacular Sweet Potato Muffins
2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup oil
1 egg, beaten
Mix together 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon; set aside. Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, allspice and 1/3 cup brown sugar; set aside. Mix together sweet potatoes, buttermilk, oil and egg; stir into dry ingredients. Fill greased muffin cups two-thirds full. Sprinkle each muffin with 1/2 teaspoon of reserved cinnamon mixture. Bake at 425 degrees for 14 to 16 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
Makes 12 muffins.