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Jeanine Lebsack ep 83

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Join me while I share the trials and tribulations of my life as a special needs parent. Special thanks to Lose the Cape-podcast for busy Moms for the wonderful opportunity. ❤

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Mother’s Day Beyond the Clouds

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You’re my favourite hello, and my saddest goodbye

Gone-your voice that used to fill the room with laughter echoing off of the walls is gone. Never to be heard again, or feel that warm energy emanating from your soul. 

Gone- to live a new life amongst the angels, free of worry, pain, and the strife of the worlds sorrows. There’s nothing more but my memories to hold onto and squeeze all the joy and happiness from until it’s a worn out rag. 

Gone- 3 deaths in a space of 5 long grief filled weeks, how much more can my poor broken heart take? Every loss reminds me of my own loving parents and Grandparents. Who taught me to be strong in the face of adversity and face my challenges with an iron fist, and to smash any obstacles that stood in my way. 

Gone-the beauty of the storyteller forever silenced and only the loved ones to carry on those tales of family tree origins and how we came to be from our ancestors. Your words that still echo in my ears to this day. While I come to terms with the final goodbye. 

Gone- I look to the stars watching for a sign from you to let me know you’ve made your journey to be with God. Are you dancing in heaven with a spring in your step from cloud to cloud or singing with the angels chorus of glory and exaltation? 

Gone- to sit on a cloud and not only ponder lifes meaning but to truly find it and realize how much you were trapped on earth in the vessel known as your body. 

Gone-While I feel the need to express how in your body you were somebody special to me. Never will I look upon your face feeling that kindness when I looked at your smile. Never will I look into those sparkling eyes that held wonderment and mischief of a joke you were wanting to tell. 

Gone- to a place amongst the clouds to learn, laugh, and love again while I sit her trapped in my melancholy mood. Seeing your loved ones and being reunited with a heartfelt love of gratitude that shines brighter than a thousand suns. 

Gone-from this earthly plane and lighting up the heavens, but not from my heart. No one will take your place in my dreams, prayers, and aura. 

Gone-One thing that will always remain is my love for you as steadfast as the mountains. Life has to go on even when I don’t want it to. Could the earth stop spinning long enough for me to recover? 

Gone-the memories are a comfort at this woeful time yet I’d trade them all in to hear your voice saying how are you. 

Gone-Is the gift our friendship and the special nickname you had for me. I will go on, time will pass, yet it won’t heal my gaping wounds. 

Gone-Grief doesn’t have an expiry date and I will feel all the feelings and cry all the tears until I’m spent and exhausted of trying to appear as if I’m fine

Gone- I’m not ok, fine, or feel the least bit that I can cope with so much loss. As I sit here in the dark pouring out my heart. I’m crying now and bleeding tears of anguish and pain. 

Gone-There’s so much more to say, to write, to spin into poetry. But I’m tired of holding up this armor that I’ve put around myself. To protect me from lifes cruelties and another possible death. 

Gone-I will have my love and admiration for you until I breathe my last breath and see you again. 

Gone-You’re my favourite hello and my saddest goodbye.

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The Murkiness of Emotions

There are mud puddles all around as I step gingerly around them not wanting to get my new Ugg boots wet. The sheep lining encompasses my feet making me feel such coziness.

 As I tip toe across the plethora of puddles I glance at my reflection. I look so sad as the tears start to glisten in my eyes. I think of my sweet Mama and her saying “this too shall pass remember there’s always pain, but the sun shines after the rain.” I smile as I wade through the murkiness of my emotions and see the rainbows reflection.  


This is my contribution to The Carrot Ranch flash fiction challenge. If you’d like to participate keep on reading! 

February 9, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a rainbow in a puddle. Is it a silver lining of sorts or a false reflection? Think about what it might mean or convey. Simple science? Hope? Or the doom of humankind? Create action or character reflection. Go where the prompt leads you.

Respond by February 14, 2017 to be included in the compilation (published February 15). Rules are here. All writers are welcome!

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Release Blitz and Solis book review by L.B. Dunbar (writing as Elda Lore)

Title: Solis
Series: Modern Descendants #2
Author: Elda Lore (L.B. Dunbar writing as)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: January 30, 2017
Blurb

Veva Matron is a feisty girl raging with suppressed anger and distrust of men.

Solis Cronus is a blindingly beautiful, Greek god of a guy, who likes to play women.

An electric hatred thunders through each of them about the other until one night, lightning strikes. A world of secrets reveals the destiny of two at odds with one another, and clouds the line between love and hate. Can a lively girl find calm in the stormy tension of a boy made of sunshine and sin?

The mythical tale of Zeus and Hera reignites in this modern interpretation of enemies to lovers. Full of flirty sexual angst and teasing temptation, Solis might be the one man who can extinguish Veva’s angry fire and ignite a different sort of flame: desire.

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Author Bio

Elda Lore is the alter ego of L.B. Dunbar. A writer of mythical tales in the modern world.

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Solis Book Review

I have to share my heart was captured when I first read Hades by LB writing as Elda Lore. She took my love of Greek Mythology and the supernatural and turned it into something magical for my eyes and ears to experience! I was eager to read the continuation in Solis and soon fell in love with the book’s new characters. I love a strong female character in whatever genre I’m reading. Seeing what made Viva tick and how her upbringing left her jaded towards men made me feel a kingship with her. Before I met and fell in love with my husband I felt this way myself. She always preferred to be the heartbreaker than being heartbroken. Then along comes Solis Cronus who’s a gorgeous blonde Greek God who exudes sexuality and confidence. She has no time for him as her main concern is enjoying her summer break with her best friend Persephone. Who’s heartbroken after her love Hades returns to the Underworld without her. The story of the Modern Descendants flows beautifully from the introduction of Solis and his family to the conclusion of who will fall in love, lust, or out of Zeke Cronus’ good graces.  Secrets, love affairs, mythology, and modern times mix together to entice the reader and leave them eagerly awaiting the next sequel to the Modern Descendants series. I loved this book and look forward to losing myself in the next adventure of Hephateus coming soon. 
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Coziness Danish style 

December 29, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a cozy story. What is it to be cozy, to experience Danish hygge? It doesn’t need to be culture-specific, but it can be an interesting point of comparison or contrast. A character might long to feel cozy, or you might describe the perfect cozy scene. It may or may not include Prosecco.

She was chilled to the bone when she put her key in the lock. Her hand was shaking so badly she nearly dropped it. Finally she was inside and desperate for warmth. Hurriedly she got out of her coat and winter boots placing them carefully in the closet. Even though she was frozen to the core her OCD behaviours reared their impertinent head. The fire crackled and outside the wind roared against the window pane. She was safe, warm, and cozy sipping her tea she let out a sigh- hygge. She heard the laughter of her late Danish Grandma. 

This is my contribution to the flash fiction challenge at Carrot Ranch hosted by Charli Mills. I loved getting the creative juices flowing through my fingertips. Yet I found it difficult to stop at 99 words. Nothing like some creative writing to smash up a block in the brain! 

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#LinkYour Life Community Roundup

I’m so happy to be part of this #Linkyourliferoundup Christmas edition. And the kindest introduction from rachelhamson.wordpress.com. Wishing you all the Merriest Christmas in your Christmas comfort zone. 😊❤🎄☃️❄️
https://rachelahanson.wordpress.com/2016/12/23/linkyour-life-community-roundup/

My mother told me. . .

When I signed up to host the #LinkYourLife Community Roundup right before Christmas, I had no idea how much I would need it. What started out as a selfless act to help my friends and tell more people how amazing I think they are has morphed into a selfish act.

This past month has been emotionally and physically fraught. The results of the United States election were completely not what I was expecting and I have spent weeks trying to calmly convey that I am not upset because my guy (okay, lady) lost. This is not just a case of sour grapes. I am distressed because someone who spoke about many of my friends and allies as though they were the enemy. I am distressed because someone spoke about women in the most degrading way possible is our commander-in-chief elect. I am distressed because others who I love and respect…

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Acting and other lies I tell myself

When I was a little girl I always wanted to be an actress. I remember late night movie watching with my Mom. We loved the classics of Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, and Marilyn Monroe. I felt happy and safe in that world of film. When I grew older and had opportunities to participate in school plays and Christmas concerts I jumped at the chance. 

 I memorized songs, dialogue, and full scripts for plays. Theatre had always been my first love and I joined a wonderful group and they quickly became my theatre family. I felt so loved and accepted there with my beloved Hope Pact. I sang with such confidence and determination. Then immersed myself into my character enjoying an Irish accent, and learning my lines, songs, while researching the history of my chosen role. 

Life has always been easier when I’m on my stage. I throw myself into the script and I don’t think of any outside influences. Now I still act but I’m in the background singing with a chorus or taking a secondary role. Where did the confidence go, why don’t I sing with grace and passion like I did before? 

Now I feel like I’m really acting avoiding the hurt I feel when someone has wronged me. I don’t lash out I don’t kick ass or take names like my personality would have me do before. I feel but I’m tending to hide the affects of those emotions more. I’ve always been a person who wore their heart on their sleeve. Which is still true but I act like I’m Teflon and things bounce right off of me. 

They don’t though, it’s just this one act play that has become my life of hiding those true thoughts and feelings. Does anyone care about all the tears I cry flooding my fragile ego until it sinks in an ocean of denial? This is my plight one I choose to accept and be proactive to change. Or continue on with acting and wearing those rose coloured glasses that impede my true vision.  The time to be real is now and stop acting like I’m wearing a titanium suit of armour. I will persevere I always do, find my voice again, sing with courage and conviction, and leave the actress on the stage where she belongs. 

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Celebrate Blogging Linkup #21

WELCOME TO THE PARTY!!!
Hi bloggers and visitors!
I just want to let you know that we are hosting a Christmas
blog hop. All you need to do is join our Facebook group
and follow the event link to leave your links.
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Celebrate Blogging Linkup Party #20

WELCOME TO THE PARTY!!!
Is it just me or is November flying by?!
I can’t believe Thanksgiving is less than a couple weeks away.
This past weekend we did our thankful jar and made some
leaf rubbing books. 

I also did a little Christmas shopping! I got the kids Christmas
pajamas, Christmas books, advent activity books and other little things.
I love a Target Christmas run…don’t you?!-Arianne

LET’S START CELEBRATING…!
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CELEBRATE BLOGGING LINK-UP PARTY!

CELEBRATE WITH US…JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP:
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ARIANNE FROM FAMILY JOYS:

JEANINE FROM JSACK’S MOM’S BLOG

BIBI FROM SIMPLE SUMMIT:

SHANNON FROM CRAFTY MAMA IN ME:

MARILYN FROM FINANCIALLY SHOPPING:





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