Its been my nightly routine this week to shower very late at night. Like at 3-4 AM.

It just happens to be that I am awake, and the house is quiet, and still. I love showering early, to start my day off right.

It feels so nice to be able to shower, so relaxing, and refreshing. I love to let the hot water spill over my body and just wash all of my worries away.

I also love to smell nice, put nice shower gel on, and when I get out, put on some nice lotion..body butter is my favourite lately.

Now that I’ve done that, I think its time for a coffee, and to see to Nitro. Its now 4:30 AM. I want to go outside in my yard, see what kinda weather is out there this morning.

Its too early to feed nitro yet, but I will let him out. And then I can enjoy my morning coffee in peace.
Yay for nightly routines that make you feel alive!

Nightly – Word of the Day Challenge

3.2.1 quote me! Hope

Fandango challenged any blogger who wanted to, to post 2 quotes on hope. This game was originally thought up by Rory of A guy named bloke.
I thought I’d participate in it so here goes.

The first quote is one that Liz in our system says a lot. It goes like this…

Hope is what keeps us going, it is the fuel the heart lives on.
Liz, an insider in many of us system

For my second quote I chose this one from john lennon…

You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.
John Lennon
And just like fandango did, I tag anyone who wants to participate in this wonderful game!

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Song lyric sunday zodiac theme


This week Jim gives us a zodiac theme for song lyric sunday.

I am choosing the dog for my theme. And the famous song, hounddog by the one and only elvis presley.


This song always makes me want to dance!
😀 ❤

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A Late post for last sundays song lyrics sunday!


I am late this week with this post, but better late than not to do it at all, right?

This week, Jim asked us to find songs with these words in them, who, what, where, when, how!

I am choosing this fun song, who let the dogs out because I feel a little silly right now!


This song is so fun! It always makes me think of the year 2000, as that is when it was out!
Do you like this song? Its catchy isnt it?

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Mental wellness challenge, day 9

I missed a few days of this but, I decided to just pick up from here. So today the prompt is

Day Nine.

Take care of yourself today. Do something from your self care list.

so today I practiced some self care. What did I do? I was good to myself. I napped when I got tired. I ate when I got hungry. I am about to read my book for a little while before I try to sleep. These may seem like small acts, but to me, they are a big deal. Because, lets face it, when you have mental illness, and when you struggle on a daily basis just to do the ordinary everyday tasks, doing these small acts of self care to look after your body and mind is huge.

What did you do today for self care?

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Not just my verse, your two two too

Rory of a guy named bloke and k9 doodlepup has created the not just my verse, your two two too challenge, and he has tagged me to play along!
check out the full post here!


Not Just My Verse, Your Two Two Too!

I will choose a topic, write four lines of Rhyming Verse then l will tag one of my readers who will in turn add four lines of Rhyming Verse to my mine and Tag one of their own readers, and then it is a case of wash rinse repeat and lets see how far our topic goes in so far as a Rhyme?

Once the poem [Verse] leaves my blog, the next blogger along can take it where ever they want with regards their own four line verse but always staying on topic.

Got it?

The day is as long, as the night is young,
Four more lines of verse, to make another rhyme,
What topic shall we do to have some fun..
This time?

Ooooh l know

The Mysterious Case of Twas Not Twas!

I am sure, well pretty sure NO, of course l am sure!
Twas not twas, twas not there before!
And yet, here l am looking upon it with widened eyes
This thing that twasnt, and yet now it twas a surprise!

Then Paula of light motifs continued the verse with the following lines…

When I told my friends what had transpired,
They laughed and said I must be a liar,
For things like THAT surely are not real;
Then it came back and said lets make a deal.

Then fandango of this, that and the other continued with the following lines…

So it wants to make a deal?
Well that does have some appeal.
I asked it, Whatsit all about?
And that twas when it started to shout,

Christine of poetry for healing continued with…

Yes, whatsit all about Alfie?
Do you have bats in your belfry?
Was it this or was it that?
I know twasnt tit for tat,

Christian of tales from the mind of christian continued it next…

Are you following all this closely?
Whats that you say? Mostly?
Well then, youre far cleverer than I,
When you inherit lunacy, embrace the sky,

Victoria was next with…

Following your twas, I could not twist,
Did you all think, that I had missed?
Betwixt and between all of that,
I am quickly passing your baton back

And now its my turn as rory tagged me so I will add…

What to say here

What to do

I am lost

So now I think its going to be down to you

I am passing this on to Teresa of the haunted wordsmith

Have fun!

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Freedom of expression challenge, father!



Every Thursday, I will pick up a “prompt word” to be acted upon by y’all. You are free to go wild with your imagination and interpret the “prompt” in any way that you like – photo, prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, quotes, articles or drawing/painting – whatever works for you!
In short, it’s all about you being the BOSS and choosing the best way possible to express and depict your understanding of the prompt and go berserk!


My dad means the world to me. No we’ve not always had the best relationship. He’s an angry mess sometimes. But I still love him. Life hasnt been an easy ride for him.

He grew up poor, and then at age 10 he was sent to a reform school, as his mom couldnt look after him, while there, he was abused, physically and sexually.

He was there for 6 years. Then he left, and turned to alcohol to cope with his feelings. He abused alcohol for years. He married my mom when he was 27, my mom was 17. They’ve been together ever since.

My dad means the world to me. I can relate to him, and he has been good to me, he is usually the one I would turn to for advice on things.

He always looks after my dog for me when we go on holiday, he is a great cook. He has his issues, but dont we all?

I am so glad he’s my dad. He’s very special to me. A few years ago I almost lost him. He got sorosis of the liver and almost died from it. That was a very scary time for all of us.

He still drinks now but not as much as he did before. He cant drink as much as he’s gotten older he’s not able to drink as much.

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