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  • blueribbonfair 8:12 pm on July 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Cee's Weekly Share your World, , , Looking forwards to, my favorite things, my world, road signs, sports and athletic, , Thankful,   

    A Piece of my World 

    I always want to do this: Share Your World    Something always comes up and I get sidetracked.  Crossing my fingers. If you can work it in, go over to Cee Photography

     

    List some of your favorites types of teas.

    If you had to describe your day as a traffic sign, what would it be?

    What are a couple of things could people do for you on a really bad day that would really help you?

    Irregardless of your physical fitness, coordination or agility: If you could be an athlete what would you do?   Remember this is SYW, dreaming is always allowed.

     

    Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

    So weekly there are questions you answer. (links above.) This is a beautiful photography blog and she also has great photos and photography help as well as this challenge and several photo challenges. Check it out.

    1. Favorite Teas: I do not like tea. I will drink black tea cold with a LOT of ice. When I have anxiety I will always try tension tamer or such. I do not really like them, but at least I can drink them without tossing down the sink. Most are so bitter and sugar in tea actually causes me nauseous.  I force myself for health reasons but have to eat something with many with each taste. Coffee for me. 

    2.  What Road Sign am I: -From the image of street signs on the original blog post: I                 Think “GRAVEL” stood out.  I checked out “gravel” on Wiki. and was amazed at all               The different types and ” personalities” gravel can fit into. I also can be rugged and             swing between feeling small -large and in between, but still am a rock as my center.

    3. ON a bad day when I am more “that small pebble of gravel” What “Helps” make my            day better? Bring me books or buy me music from groups I love. Fix me a treat and           or take me somewhere I love or to something I like happening in my area. (Classic car       show? Hint.

    4. What Athlete would you be? This is the easiest to answer: Gymnastics or Ice skating.

    5.  Optional- thankful and Looking Forward to next week? Thankful my day of lab tests           and Dr’s yesterday is over with!   Next Week getting ready for my youngest son’s                  birthday on Saturday for his birthday fun on Sunday.

    There you go, folks.  It’s just Me.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
  • blueribbonfair 12:08 am on July 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Eminence Missouri, , Rocky Falls, , swimming, swimming hole, , Waterfalls,   

    Beautiful Rocky Falls 

    We took a small weekend trip to a spot in my state I have wanted to visit for awhile and never got to do:

     

     

    rocky falls missouri swimming area

    The water was so glassy clear you could see the small fish below your feet. nice swimming experience. We swam out to the Falls and let the water stream over us. This is about 15 miles approximately from Eminence Missouri. Beautiful small western and ghost type town.

     

     
  • blueribbonfair 1:03 am on July 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , covert abuse, , emotional abuse, fear, insidious, , PTSD, scared to death, spiritual abuse, verbal abuse   

    Insidious Strikes Again 

     

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    Things were going smooth. I was happy, learning going places with my daughter on day trips and more. I did not see My very dangerous covert Narcissus husband was simmering. I have learned to deal with him. And because I am separated from him I have gained so much of my life back. 2 weeks ago we took an overnight trip-my adult daughter and I. We did not tell him because he will sabotage. My daughter did call him after we got a motel. I did not think or recognize, but tiny subtle insidious maneuvers from this man who caused chronic PTSD in me. So he started hoovering. Calling and messing up my goals for the day. Showing up with any excuse and playing my kids to divide us.  Taking away promises as he has done for years. I am surprised I survived. Yesterday he was so mad I was happy and he was mocking my daughter with insidious cruel “Jokes” which made her uncomfortable. She laughs to cover not liking it. I asked him to leave and he triggered my issues by saying things to punish me. Not straightforward though; It is emotional abuse. Just digs to my daughter like he will not help me with things he promises in his passive aggressive insidious way which had been hidden for maybe 4 months. When he left I was so panicked and traumatized that I could not concentrate on anything. My mind was gone and today my heart is full of the fear-which if you never had it, you cannot imagine how you feel when you think the fear will kill you and not because you fear a heart attack, but actually die from how bad the fear is they have projected. It is never physical. I was scared to listen to music, watch movies today; I am having a hard time even doing this and other computer things today. But I thought I would get it out on here for therapy. I regret letting him destroy me and my kids as long as he did, and I never knew why he acted the way he did until I lost my mind. But we have kids and he is still pitting them against me and wanting to kill me slowly piece by piece after he can only stand being “nice and cooperative for so long” The trip set him off this time even though it is only me that figured it out. Even though I feel like I will die of fear from his despising of me and tearing me up to punish me for making himself and his empty shell of no love and hatred despise me for being too happy and not letting him control me.    Thank you for sticking with me. Learn more about what fear can do: Not often, but it can happen.

    Extreme Fear Can Kill You

     
    • Rupali 6:04 am on July 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I feel sorry for you but I am glad you share and spoke about it. In my own experience I think you would feel better. Take care.

    • kkessler833 2:56 pm on July 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      How awful! I hope you will be able to manage in spite of the difficulties this man gives you.

    • Christy B 9:12 pm on July 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Do not give up control to him… being fearful gives him control.. therapy may help you find coping mechanisms.. I was in therapy… hugs xx

    • da-AL 2:02 am on July 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      many thanks for your honesty – we can all relate – so glad you’re working it out

      • blueribbonfair 4:47 pm on July 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you. Yes we are not alone even though you feel like it at times. Sad it is still going on for 2 many people.

    • Holistic Wayfarer 5:21 pm on July 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      So good you’re in therapy. This is serious, to say the least. This will probably facilitate the therapy, if you’re not familiar: The Tapping Solution for Pain Relief by Nick Ortner. It’s for all issues, incl emotional and psychological. I got mine from the library.

      Xxxxxxx
      D.

    • Artist Inese Poga 5:20 pm on July 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      We live to be stronger than fear. I’ve been through so many terrible things, but have learnt avoiding and excluding disturbing anxiety attacks in the most natural way: doing art. I just literally put myself to paper and canvas when crying or being totally off and get immersed in painting until I have forgotten what was the cause of the terrible stuff. I’m writing about my struggles in my other blog https://inesepogalifeschool.com/

      • blueribbonfair 5:53 pm on July 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you. I learned a lot through this attack so there was a silver lining this time. I never could see through him like I am doing now and see exactly the cycle as it progresses to trying to get me to fight back. He has ben nigh perfect love bombing me after silent treatmentfor a couple day. Today he said a cutting thing to tear my heart. I knew exctly what he was doing and he is headed to the angry jerk and today his wanting to chip me down was used subtly. I never could recognize the small pieces he uses on me standing out like this. I ignored him and came home pumping my fist in the air because he did not get me emotionally. Thanks for your encouragement and ideas.

  • blueribbonfair 1:30 am on July 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , fireworks, , , red white and blue   

    July 4th 

    Sorry I missed everyone here and happy wishes for the 4th. Hope it was a blast full of color and memories. 

     
  • blueribbonfair 9:52 pm on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    African Fish Eagle 

    For National Eagle Day, I thought I would share a great post from a great blog featuring a African Fish Eagle. Looks somewhat like a bald eagle. Beautiful. Check it out.

    de Wets Wild

    Haliaeetus vocifer

    If there is one sound that is symbolic of Africa’s waterways, it must be the call of the African Fish Eagle. It is the national bird of several African countries, and the South African presidential jet carries its Zulu name Inkwazi. They occur over almost all of Sub-Saharan Africa in close association with rivers, lakes, dams, swamps, estuaries and lagoons. As can be deduced from their name, African Fish Eagles subsist mainly on a diet of fish (weighing up to 2kg) snatched from the water in flight, though they will also catch baby crocodiles, terrapins, small mammals and other birds (up to the size of flamingos), scavenge the catches of other waterbirds like storks and herons and feed on carrion. Adults can weigh over 3kg and have a wingspan of almost 2.5m.

    African Fish Eagle pairs are monogamous, pair for life and…

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    • de Wets Wild 1:41 am on June 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you very much for sharing our post with your friends! Our African Fish Eagle is actually a close relative of your Bald Eagle – the family resemblance is clear I suppose.
      😀
      Happy National Eagle Day!

    • Amy 3:55 pm on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Awesome capture!

      • blueribbonfair 4:20 pm on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Wish I even had eagles like this in Missouri. Thanks for the comment. This is a blog share for the blog above who commented.

  • blueribbonfair 4:20 pm on June 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: cold treats, frozen yougurt, , pineapple, , ,   

    Summer Recipes I Cannot But Share: 

    My 2 prior posts were pressed and look so delicious I cannot wait to try them. I thought my followers might love to go over and see how yummy they look and even add them to something to make this summer. Enjoy: Just head over to the blogs in my 2 prior posts or look under the link for my Kitchen-Food category.

    clip art ice cream birthday 58-251137180

    And I guarantee these frozen treats look better than this ice cream clip art, but I know you get the point.

     

     
    • Matt Bowes 6:52 pm on June 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      And here I thought you were going to explain how to get perfect balls of ice cream. I always scoop with the ice cream scoop and I get a curl of icecream, which I give the kids. They think they’re getting 3 scoops when it’s really all hollow, just one scoop! Ha. Psyche! They have no idea. This only works when they’re small, later on they cotton to the fact that the ice cream ball isn’t really a ball.

      On to the recipe.

    • Matt Bowes 7:30 am on June 16, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, then you have to share and stuff. I could teach them early on how not to be cheated (you just WEIGH the ice cream. Boom. Everyone gets the same amount) but where’s the fun in that?

    • blueribbonfair 11:04 pm on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Too funny.

  • blueribbonfair 4:03 pm on June 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: carmalized pineapple, , freezer ice cream, , pineapple ice cream, summer party,   

    Caramelized Pineapple Ice Cream 

    Source: Caramelized Pineapple Ice Cream

     
    • Matt Bowes 7:31 pm on June 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Ah, this looks really delicious. I may try it. I recall friends making pineapple with rum, putting it in foil and barbecuing it. It was fantastic tasting. I wonder if you could just use the broiler to get the same effect with this?

    • Christy B 3:36 am on July 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Mmmm pineapple ice cream 😀

  • blueribbonfair 3:58 pm on June 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: coffee recipes, , frozen yogurt, , summer recipes,   

    "Summer Coffee Latte Frozen Yoghurt/Yogurt or Ice Cream plus  Recipes"  

    Summer coffee Latte Frozen Yogurt     I was told my link was no good. One of my Followers got the correct link for me: when women inspire.   Christy has a great blog also. Thank you.

     
  • blueribbonfair 11:46 pm on June 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , hands, , , pink leaf, rhododendrons, rings, strawberries, tender, zebras   

    Tender 

    Daily Post Writing Prompt: Tender

     
  • blueribbonfair 11:31 pm on June 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , durability, fatique, , , overwhelmed,   

    Update: Thanks to all my blog followers. thank you for your patience and being faithful. I feel like I sound like I am making excuses for my absence. I hate I have not had the energy even to follow up on you all liking my blog posts and such. It seems like I am doing okay for a couple weeks and get hit with some other issue within my medical problems. Someday I hope to get back to a normal schedule and the vitality of health with mind and body. Thanks for your patience. You are all the best.

     
    • slfinnell 6:46 pm on June 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Life can certainly throw us curves. Sending well wishes your way!

    • Amy 12:40 am on June 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you so much for the update! Good to hear from you!
      Hope everything is going well.

    • Catherine Townsend-Lyon, Author/Writer 6:49 pm on June 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      As you know I do have some of the same challenges sweets. So your not alone. SO happy to see you visit my blog though! I will send healthy vibes and prayers your way. I hope all else is blessed your way. I have been MIA over on my Book Blog as I am deep in writing again two book projects!

      One is my 2nd book and I am excited and blessed to say I am co-writing a memoir with/for a former NFL Pro from the Denver Broncos. SOON I can say who, but not quite yet. I’m happy to see you BACK and I won’t stay away so long! LOL.

      Love & Light,
      Cat

      • blueribbonfair 3:15 pm on June 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Wow, that is exciting. I am adopted by my biological family are from Colorado close to Denver and love the Broncos. Hoping a prosperous journey with you in both your new book projects. Thank you for your kind words.

    • BluKatDesign Upcycled Jewelry 3:46 pm on June 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I hope you feel better, I totally get it. I used to hike & compete in power lifting but just have no idea when a migraine is going to hit now. So hard to keep to a schedule!

    • Christy B 2:13 am on June 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Take care xx We know you will be around when you have more energy.. Until then we send hugs

    • Dan Escobar 12:44 pm on June 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      It’s difficult to keep our blogs updated, sometimes our own minds and bodies can be our worst enemies. Personally it helps me to exercise three times per week, it not only shapes the body but the mind to be more disciplined. Despite that, I’m struggling to keep my blog updated as much as I’d like and sometimes feel overwhelmed by all the aspects a webmaster has to take care of. What I’m doing is taking baby steps, I take the time I need to learn the new tricks like SEO, social marketing or monetization and stop worrying about putting content on the blog. Imho blogging has to be a balanced journey between the right amount of struggle, effort and a healthy dose of having fun, learning new abilities.

      Take care.

    • blueribbonfair 10:27 pm on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you.

    • Charlotte Hoather 6:49 pm on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      You do you thing in your own time 💕
      Hope you feel some of the energy thoughts I’m send your way 🌈
      Take care

    • Kally 8:11 am on July 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Your health comes first.. take care dear friend.

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