Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)
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Monday, August 3, 2015

The Best Song Ever! - Rock The #WordCrimes #Music With Al

I'm so sleepy, I have no idea how I'm typing.

But had to share for our Monday's Music Moves Me, and don't forget to join in our bible study for August!

So today I can write a little more. haha. Lastnight I was asleep on my feet!

Our vehicle quit on us in the middle of the street while coming home. So glad we had another child with us and his parents was able to come get him, help us push the vehicle off the street and also take us home.  Thank God for mercies.

And did I mention that Lafayette drivers are scary scary.

Our air conditioning has quit on us for the second time this week. At this moment we are awaiting the guy to come out again and charge us some more to fix what seems to be unfixable.

Did I mention the heat here. We are being baked! Sauteed or something!

Oh wait for it. murphy's law, you know it right.
YES: our old car that we could use as back up, has a rip going through the windshield. It's not slowing down either. It's already half way across. So that needs a windshield replacement. I had told the hubs, but I don't think he really believed me fully. And now we are kinda stranded in a way. But here is another yay God. The school is right up the block, a few, so on Wednesday if we have no vehicle, we can begin walking and get there in time for orientation!

Oh so much to worry about. I keep telling myself to stop and pray.

Share your prayers with me y'all. And have a fabulous week.

I should definitely dance right now.

Theme: Funny songs and work songs. HIT IT Y'all!




Everybody shut up
Everyone listen up
Hey, hey, hey... hey, hey, hey... hey, hey, hey

(Check me out)
If you can't write in the proper way (Lousy writer!)
If you don't know how to conjugate (hey)
Maybe you flunked that class, (hey, hey, hey)
And maybe now you find (hey, hey, hey)
That people mock you on- (hey, hey, hey) -line
Everybody wise up

Okay, now here's the deal... I'll try to educate ya
Gonna familiarize you with the nomenclature
You'll learn the definitions (hey, hey, hey)
Of nouns and prepositions (hey, hey, hey)
Literacy's your mission (hey, hey, hey)

And that's why I think it's a good time
To learn some grammar (What?)
Now, did I stammer? Work on that grammar
You should know when
It's "less" or it's "fewer" (oh, yeah)
Like people who were (all right)
Never raised in a sewer

I hate these word crimes
Like "I could care less"
That means you do care, at least a little
Don't be a moron
You'd better slow down and use the right pronoun
Show the world you're no clown (Everybody wise up)

Say you've got an I-T followed by apostrophe S
Now, what does that mean?
You would not use "it's" in this case as a possessive (no, no, no)
It's a contraction (yeah, yeah, yeah)
What's a contraction?
Well it's the shortening of a word or group of words by omission of a sound or letter

Okay, now here are some notes
Syntax you're always mangling
No "x" in espresso
Your participle's dangling (uh-huh)
But I don't want your drama (hey, hey, hey) (uh-huh)
If you really wanna (hey, hey, hey) (uh-huh)
Leave out that Oxford comma (hey, hey, hey) (uh-huh)

Just keep in mind (Everybody wise up) that be, see, are, you
Are words not letters
Get it together, use your spell checker
You should never (Oh no)
Write words using numbers
Unless you're seven, or your name is Prince (Everybody wise up)
I hate these word crimes (Hate them crimes)
You really need a (I hate them crimes)
Full-time proofreader (I mean those crimes)
You dumb mouth-breather
Well, you should hire
Some cunning linguist
To help you distinguish what is proper English
(Everybody wise up)

One thing I ask of you
Time to learn your homophones is past due
Learn to diagram a sentence too
Always say "to whom"; don't ever say "to who"
And listen up when I tell you this
I hope you never use quotation marks for emphasis
You finished second grade, I hope you can tell
If you're doing good or doing well (Everybody wise up)
Better figure out the difference
Irony is not coincidence
And I thought that you'd gotten it through your skull
'Bout what's figurative and what's literal
Oh, but just now (just now) you said (you said)
You "literally couldn't get out of bed" (What?)
That really makes me wanna literally
Smack a crowbar upside your stupid head
(Everybody wise up)

I read your e-mail
It's quite apparent
Your grammar's errant
You're incoherent

Saw your blog post
It's really fantastic
That was sarcastic... (Aw, psych!)
'Cause you write like a spastic
I hate these word crimes (Everybody wise up)
Your prose is dopey
Think you should only write in emoji
Oh, you're a lost cause
Go back to preschool, get out of the gene pool
Try your best to not drool

Never mind, I give up
Really now, I give up

Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
Go away



Welcome to today's music.  I hope Monday find you with a smile and music to begin your week with light steps. 
I'm always coming to visit everyone on the linky so don't worry if I'm a bit late! 

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Don't forget to visit the spotlight dancer in the #1 spot. Soon it might be your turn.  And also Sign Our 4M's Social Network Help Linky!
Spotlight Dancers
Thank you for visiting and I'll visit you soon! 

Hosts: 
Colette @JamericanSpice
Marie @XmasDolly
Naila Moon / Michelle - Just The Stuff Ya Know
Cathy Kennedy Is taking a hiatus as co-host, but will still be dancing with us.
And welcoming our New Co-host Becca! Yay!

Honorary Co-host: Thank you Becca and Welcome Danielle - Royalegacy

Steps:
1. Visit YouTube (or other) and get your music for the theme of the week
2. Grab our "Monday's Music Moves Me" button (above) 
3. Add your post to the linky - follow the hosts and grab our buttons. Leave a note so we can follow you back
4. Visit each other and leave a comment or whatever you want to do to let them know you were there. See if they have the same music style as you. Enjoy the music! 




Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Let's Sing A Song Of Solomon - Join Our Bible Study

This month we will be studying Song of Solomon. It's going to something awesome! If you want to join, see the links below.



Facebook group
Facebook page 
Gplus group


We just finished Proverbs for July and man was it awesome! I especially enjoyed learning more about the Proverbs 31 woman! This topic was especially enlightening.

A few thoughts that I walked away with from the Proverbs 31:


We did do the whole book of Proverbs and then spent a whole week on Proverbs 31.
If you want more, you can catch the fun below:

Part 1: How To Change Your Attitude Toward Housework

Part 2: Working Diligently Inside and Outside the Home

Part 3: Let's Make Lists and Shop to the Glory of God

Part 4: When Your Husband is Not the Proverbs 31 Husband

Part 5: Choosing Joy in the Midst of the Mundane


The reading plan for this week:


Let me know if you want to join in!


Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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Coach Signature Collette Carryall Handbag #Giveaway - ARV $425

Oooh did you see this Coach handbag is named after meeeeee? Squeeeeeee! There I used the squee word everyone else seems to be using. Haha.

Anyway, that's ma name right there honey. So I want it!  I mean you can have it if you win it, so come enter the Coach Signature Collette Carryall Handbag #Giveaway - ARV $425! Isn't that a dollar and some?



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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Uncomfortable Side Of Jesus - The Jesus Chronicles

"How could the Kindest Man Who Ever Lived behave so abrasively? How could Jesus be loving and yet so full of dire threats?" - Tim Stafford. 


Warnings (or the message you wished you missed) 

1. Be ready! Jesus is coming back - Luke 12:35-48


>>> A warning to followers: wait and watch expectantly - Luke 12:35-40
Be ready at all times for Christ return. 


>>> A warning to leaders: serve faithfully - Luke 12:41-48

We will have to give account for all that God has blessed us with. 


2. Be ready! Expect division because of my faith - Luke 12:49-53
When you come to Jesus, expect conflict, especially in your family. Expect relational conflict. 


3. Be ready! Repent! Everyone is guilty, everyone dies, and everyone is judged - Luke 12:54-13:5
Repent = Do an about face and turn back to Jesus. 


4. Be ready! It's not too late - yet - Luke 13:6-9
When we reject Jesus, we have to step over his dead body to go to hell. 





Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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Keep Your Cool For #BackToSchool #Giveaway Event - ARV $255

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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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Back To School Fellowes Laminator #Giveaway - #BackToSchool

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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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Monday, July 27, 2015

A Stolen Life And The Broken Places Soothed With #Music

Between yesterday evening and this morning I read A stolen Life from Jaycee Lee Dugard.  I stopped reading around 1am last night/this morning because I had reached the part when she was about to meet her mother and it was overwhelming for me.

I remember when I first met my mother and all the questions I had about her. I didn't remember her as a child and so it was knowing a brand new mother.

I couldn't believe that God gave me the gift of knowing her. I've prayed most of my life to know her and so it was a gift.

It was February of 2004. A Friday. I remember talking on the phone with my sister too, whom I've never met. It was a voice of echo.

Since then my mother and I have developed a good relationship. Many things have happend since then, but I hope we'll continue to have a good relationship.



Have you read her book?
Will you read the book? It's heartwrenching and still so much hope and seeing the fortitude of human spirit.

A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard.

In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen.
For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse.

For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation.

On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I don’t think of myself as a victim. I survived.

A Stolen Life is my story—in my own words, in my own way, exactly as I remember it.
 
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I"m late with the music, but I"m here and will visit all of you.

And with that I want to find strength in the broken places.




I trust You to heal
I trust You to save
So I'll trust You enough
To get out of the way
To come where I am
To silence my doubt
So I'll forfeit my plans
And let Yours play out

You are strong
In the broken places
I'm carried in Your arms
You are strong
In the broken places
There's healing in these scars

So I'll keep coming back
To what You said first
Beyond what I see
Beyond how it hurts
Whatever You ask God
No matter how hard
The place of my breaking is
Right where You are

You are strong
In the broken places
I'm carried in Your arms
You are strong
In the broken places
There's healing in these scars

You redeem You restore
You make things better than before
You reconcile You resurrect
You speak life over death [x3]

You are strong
In the broken places
I'm carried in Your arms
You are strong
In the broken places
There's healing in these scars


Welcome to today's music.  I hope Monday find you with a smile and music to begin your week with light steps. 
I'm always coming to visit everyone on the linky so don't worry if I'm a bit late! 

CONGRATULATIONS to this week's spotlight dancer!
Don't forget to visit the spotlight dancer in the #1 spot. Soon it might be your turn.  And also Sign Our 4M's Social Network Help Linky!
Spotlight Dancers
Thank you for visiting and I'll visit you soon! 

Hosts: 
Colette @JamericanSpice
Marie @XmasDolly
Naila Moon / Michelle - Just The Stuff Ya Know
Cathy Kennedy Is taking a hiatus as co-host, but will still be dancing with us.
And welcoming our New Co-host Becca! Yay!

Honorary Co-host: Thank you Becca and Welcome Danielle - Royalegacy

Steps:
1. Visit YouTube (or other) and get your music for the theme of the week
2. Grab our "Monday's Music Moves Me" button (above) 
3. Add your post to the linky - follow the hosts and grab our buttons. Leave a note so we can follow you back
4. Visit each other and leave a comment or whatever you want to do to let them know you were there. See if they have the same music style as you. Enjoy the music! 


Aloha

Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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