Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hello Monday!

I made it through the weekend.
I survived the first holiday party of the year.
barely

Pretty much me
We are not even going to discuss the embarrassing selfies and party pics found on my cell phone.
Don't judge.
I get out like this one time per year.     Left Brain was unwell, so I was pretty much left unsupervised.

And you know.... I'm Irish.
You cannot leave an Irish girl who doesn't get out much.... unsupervised in a pub.
With a very cute waiter who brings apple martini's at regular intervals.
There really is only one available outcome.

Suffice to say, after the good time had: the remainder of the weekend has passed in relative quiet. 

I say, relative, because my 3 offspring live here; and they are rarely quiet.

But I was determined!!    A cup of coffee, several blogs to catch up with, and some great background music are a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.


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I’m (XmasDolly) the Conductor on this Musical trip.  Co-Conductors are my buds Callie of JAmerican Spice, Stacy of Stacy Uncorkedholy cow 092Cathy of  Curious as a Cathy, and our Becca of Everyday Life co-conductor’s on our MUSIC LOVE TRAIN!  APPLAUSE!  NOW LET’S ROCK THIS PLACE & get this TRAIN rollin’!

 Freebie Week!!!


When I am writing, I like to find a nice compilation of music on YouTube.    Many of them have continuous music for up to, or even more, than an hour.     And you can find almost any kind of music you enjoy.    I like to pick soundtracks often.

Now I realize you cannot listen to the whole video for this particular blog hop; but you can go over to YouTube and see the list of songs that are included, AND, even save the video to your favourites to play another time.

Here is one of my favourites -- mostly because it has the Sunshine theme by John Murphy, which is one of my favourite soundtrack songs.




This is one of my favourites for when I am writing, or waiting for inspiration, or even just feeling a little bit anxious about anything.  




You can also find nice ones for meditation, or yoga, or rain forest sounds if you like to fall asleep to frogs and the gentle sound of rain in the jungle.   Whatever your fancy, there is probably a YouTube compilation video for it.


About The Author
Leslie Botchar, aka "RoryBore", is a SAHM enjoying life one day - and one cup of coffee - at at time.
She has had several articles published in The Huffington Post, and hopes to one day marry her skills as Word Wrangler and Photo Ninja. Leslie spills it all on her blog Time Out For Mom, and invites you to join her for some Mom "Me" Time.
Connect with her: Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

I saw this over at Alison from Writing, Wishing
You should go drop by and say hello... she's very busy with the two cutest little twins you ever saw!

(The original idea and image came from Live, Love, Surf)


Since Left Brain and I are off on a date night adventure (assuming he has not coughed up a lung thanks to actually having bacterial pneumonia!), at his office Christmas Party; I thought I would queue this post up for you in my absence.
Wouldn't you know that we save up for a hotel as well..... and he's sick.  
He can't even drink.

So since I will be drinking his share, um... I probably won't be blogging until the rooms stops spinning and I can spit again next week some time.


Four names that people call me, other than my real name.

1.  Mom
2.  Hon
3.  Jelly Bean
4.  Bug


Four jobs I have had (not counting current)

1.  Waitress/Bartender
2.  Shit Shoveller
3.  Security Assistant Max/Med Federal Prison
4.  Secretary


Four movies I've watched more than once.


1.  It's  A Wonderful Life

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my youngest, ZooZoo - so named for this scene of ZuZu's petals.
2.  Sunshine
3.  Avengers
4.  Gladiator


Four books I'd recommend

1.  Pride and Prejudice
2.  A New Earth - Eckhart Tolle  (which may seem contrary to someone who has professed to being a Christian, however, I like to study other aspects of Spirituality (as opposed to "having Religion" well, and I find this helps me remember to deny my own ego and not be judgemental of others.)  The world is full of hurting people, seeking some connection and release from that pain: I like to have as many tools as possible to help me understand; and perhaps even help.

3.  The Bible -- um yeah, because how can have any discussion about God, is you have not read His book?  I didn't say you HAD to believe it -- just give it a try.


I, being Canadian, would of course be nicer




4.  Paradise Lost - John Milton   Technically a poem, but due to it's epic tone and length - basically a book.  Expand your horizons and give poetry a try too.


4 places I have lived

1.  Brockville
2.  Amerherstview
3.  Kingston
4.  Ottawa


4 places I have been

1. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
2. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
3. Caya Coco, Cuba



4. New York City, New York, USA


4 places I'd rather be right now

1.  Would love to go back to Cuba
2.  camping in Alaska - bucket list destination
3.  Australia - Dream Vacation
4.  given it's snowing outside my window right now: any beach will do really


4 things I don't eat

1.  liver
2.  curry  (some mild stuff is okay, but generally, no)
3.  beaver tails - meaning ACTUAL beaver tails.  (but the pastry version: YES!)
4.  actually not a big fan of cakes and pies (unless home made by my family.  I usually pass)


4 of my favorite foods

1.  Pasta
2.  Thai or Cajun food - I do like Spicy!
3.  fresh raw veggies - especially green beans and snap peas
4.  ice cream  (um yeah - take it away from me please)


4 TV shows that I watch

1.  The Walking Dead
2.  Once Upon a Time
3.  Games of Thrones
4.   Netflix  (counts right?)


4 things I am looking forward to this year
(I am going to assume in 2015)

1.  the "no surprise answer" --  Avengers: Age of Ultron movie

I just gotta know:  Is Steve Rogers/Captain America WORTHY?!!!



 2.  a newer, leaner, stronger me!
3.  finishing my poetry/photography book and maybe even self publish!
4.  making more memories with the ones I love


4 things I'm always saying

1.  Why would you do that?

As in:  why would you put the cat in the tub with Barbie?  

2.  Come here.  Here.  Here!  HERE!!!!  *point to in front of me*
3.  How many times do I have to tell/ask you?
4.  I love you.


I am not tagging anyone specifically, but feel free to copy the questions and add it to your queue for anytime you are off having adventures.  

About The Author
Leslie Botchar, aka "RoryBore", is a SAHM enjoying life one day - and one cup of coffee - at at time.
She has had several articles published in The Huffington Post, and hopes to one day marry her skills as Word Wrangler and Photo Ninja. Leslie spills it all on her blog Time Out For Mom, and invites you to join her for some Mom "Me" Time.
Connect with her: Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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