Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The End.

This is it! The last post for the 30 day challenge. I am so glad.
Okay, to be honest, it definitely had fun days. I think I'm happy I did it. But I doubt I'll be doing this sort of challenge  again. Or not for a very long time. Not until I forget how hard this challenge was and am back to thinking, "Oh 30 days isn't that long. I can do that no problem!"

So here I go for the last time.

A song you loved this time last year.

I believe around this time last year I was on my first Mumford and Sons kick. I really love Not with Haste which is the song they wrote for the Pixar movie, Brave. They had a girl sing it for the movie, but they did a version of it on their album and it's one of my favorites.

Your eyes they tie me down so hard
I'll never learn to put up a guard
So keep my love, my candle bright
Learn me hard, oh learn me right

Mumford and Sons write some sort of strange lyrics and use imagery that is really different. But I like that about them. I like the way they put things in ways I would never have thought of.--At least, I find a lot of their music rather different lyric-wise. I don't know. Maybe it's just me.
And we will be who we are
And they'll heal our scars
Sadness will be far away

So as we walked through fields of green
Was the fairest sun I'd ever seen
And I was broke, I was on my knees
And you said yes as I said please
Anyway. Here you go. Not with Haste.

30.) Self Portrait.
This one is pretty accurate. Me in the kitchen baking. I love to be in the kitchen. Especially when the weather gets cold and I can enjoy the heat of the oven.
Erm...Don't mind the way I'm eyeballing the camera. It's nothing personal. *Hehe*
Alright. That it! Someone get out a drum and let's have some celebration!
Thank you all for being so nice about this whole long thing. You are all the best and you can help yourself to a slice of Apple Banana bread that I just pulled fresh from the oven. I have no idea how it tastes yet. I've never used that recipe before. But it looks fantastic.

You definitely want a piece now, right?
Well, I'll see you around.
God Bless~

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

One more day before I"m done!

At the finish line of freee-dooom! And the challenge will be dooooone. I will clap my hands and Siiiiiing!

Okay. Sort of pathetic, I know. But I am jubilant! I'm almost done and life will go back to normal!

Um, Yes. Moving on quickly.

Can I just point out one more time that today is the 29th? This whole thing is almost over! *Cyber Cheering*

29.) A song from your childhood.

When I was little we listened to a lot of the Clancy Brothers and/or Tommy Makem music. They're one of the best Irish folk groups you'll ever find. No one sings rebel songs like they did! I do love a good rebel song! Especially Macpherson's Lament.

Farewell ye dungeons dark and strong
Farewell, farewell to thee
McPherson's life will no be long
On yonder gallows tree

This song was a particular favorite of mine and still is, really. The lyrics are awesome and sad and brave at the same time.

Take off these bands from off my hands
And give to me a sword
For there's not a man in all Scotland
But I'd brave him at his word

I can never decide what my favorite part of this song is. Usually I can pick out my favorite verse pretty easily, but this whole song is full of favorite verses. 

There's some come here for to see me hung
And some to buy my fiddle
But before that I do part with her
I'll break her through the middle

He took his fiddle in both of his hands
And he broke it o'er a stone
Saying "There's nae ither hand shall play on thee
When I am dead and gone"

The reprieve was coming o'er the Brigg of Banff
For to set McPherson free
But they put the clock a quarter before
And they hanged him from a tree

29.) Black and white.

What does black and white immediately make you think of? 

I got an instant, "Books!" idea and this is the result. 

The quote is from one of my favorite books, The Sherwood Ring. I actually got a bit carried away trying to figure out what part to photograph because there are so many awesome moments in this book. I took a good eight pictures before my camera batteries died. Still, I couldn't settle on one picture. So you get two today.

I love this book! I am now in the mood to re-read it. And I think I'll do a book review on it sometime soon. Once this challenge is over! *Cyber Cheering*

That's all for today. I'll see you tomorrow! Which is probably the last time I'll be saying that for a really long time. *Cyber Cheering!*

God Bless

Monday, October 28, 2013

So. it has come to this

Good Evening

That picture pretty much sums up my mood tonight. Needless to say, this is going to be a pretty quick post. 

28.) A song that makes you feel guilty.

Um. Nope. I don't have any music that makes me feel guilty. I don't like feeling guilty, therefore I don't listen to music that make me feel guilty. Makes a lot of sense, doesn't it? *Hehe*

This song, however, is one of those songs I like because of the Bourne movies. But if I was listening to it with someone that hadn't seen those movies, I'd feel a little bit awkward. You know? It's like, "You'd really have to know the story to get this song."

Anyway, I present to you, Extreme Ways. 

28.) Flowers.

I just used the lily we had in the flower arrangement we had at Church yesterday. We got a little snow last night and it just seemed like a sort of cool way to take a picture.

Lilies in the snow. Sounds kind of cool, doesn't it? Literally.

And with that I leave you. Good night!

God Bless!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Day 27...

Also known as, "Nobody cares."

It's official. I'm burnt out. *Eyeballs challenge accusingly*

27.) A song you wish you could play.

Gah...I can't thing of anything.

You know what? I don't care. I'm going to change the question slightly. It's now a song you wish you could sing. *smirk* So there, Challenge! You will not beat me! *Mwahahaha*

"Our next piece, here is the Exsultate Jubilate, by Mozart."

I used to get super annoyed with this song when I was a little kid. It drove me crazy. But now I'm like, "Listen to the skill!" and pout a little that I can't manage those trills and runs.

I would post the lyrics, but it's just "Alleluja" over and over again. Nothing special there.

I looked for a different video but I couldn't find one. Some of the pictures are a little weird. Just so you know.

27.) From a Distance.


It's only three more days, you guys! I don't know who's more more excited, you  or me. Okay. Probably me. I could dance for joy. In fact, I think I shall.

God Bless

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Get in, get out, get on with it.

The title says it all. I'm going to me hasty tonight. I'm so tired for some reason and I don't have the heart to try anything witty. (And you're all thinking, "your lasts posts were meant to be witty?" lol. Yes. Yes they were... )

26.) A song you can play on an instrument.

I am a very naughty musician, (if I can even call myself that!) and don't take the time to practice my instruments very often. I'd much rather spend that time singing. Then I listen to instrumental stuff and feel all sad that I haven't kept up with my flute or piccolo or guitar or piano. Then I become all industrious and practice everyday for a week or two before slipping back into my normal 'not practicing' mode. It's really pretty terrible. It's also something I'd really like to work on, because music is just so wonderful and why not do it?

Anyway, after that long and probably boring explanation, you might be surprised to know that I actually can still play stuff on my flute even when I haven't touched in in months.

I can always, without fail, play this song.

I just can't sing and play flute at the same time, which is rather sad. 

26.) Close up shot.

I was very tempted to pour a shot of something and take a close up of that, because I have a very simple sense of humor. But I didn't. I settled with just taking a picture of the drinks we had with dinner. The glasses had been in the freezer and they looked really lovely and frosty.

That's it. Goodbye!

God Bless

Friday, October 25, 2013

This post is just weird.

I'd just like to take this opportunity to point out that it's only two months till Christmas! *La-la-la...La-la-la!* I'm telling myself I'm going to be epic and start Christmas shopping now. It's a brilliant thought. Maybe I'll even follow through on it. There's always a first time.

25.) A song that makes you laugh.

Well, you asked for it!

Okay. You didn't ask for it, but the challenge demands this of me, and you are all my willing victims. Key word here being willing.

I find this song hilarious. The refrain is terribly catchy and I've been known to go around singing only that for days. I wasn't hugely popular with my family. Especially once they started getting the song stuck in their heads. *Snicker*

I know. It's one of those things you watch and think, "Oooookaaaay," as you back slowly away. But then you find yourself pressing play again! And it's all downhill from there. The next thing you know, you want to be pirate in the Pirates of Penzance.

You're welcome.

24.) Something Pink.

Pink, huh? Pink's not really my thing. Pink is

Nevertheless, I think this pictures is cute. I wanted it to look like a dressing table type thing from the 1800's. Or something to that effect.

I've noticed a trend with my pictures. I really like using scarves in my compositions. Apparently. *Shrugs*

Does looking at this picture make anyone else want tea? 

*Drums fingers on the table* I can't think of anything else to say. Except that I need a Captain America/Avengers fix. Maybe this weekend.

I'm going to need popcorn.

And M&M's 

I might even go so far as to bust out the fuzzy slippers and a blanket!

We always seem to end up here, don't we? Me saying goodbye, you all waving to me with watery eyes...

But I really must go! My fish tacos are not going to make themselves! 

There I go, talking about food again. I'm hungry, in case you haven't noticed. Sorry.

God Bless!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Just another day in October...

I totally needed a Lord of the Rings moment. :)

24.) A song you want played at your funeral.

You know what? I've never thought about that at all. When I think of my death, I tend to think about going before God and my judgement and not about the actual funeral part of my death.

But since it's come up and since I have to answer the question, I'm going to go with the Dies Irae.
Most people remember the first line only and yes, it's a bit scary.

Day of Wrath!
O day of mourning,
See fulfilled the prophets' warning;
Heaven and Earth in ashes burning.

And I know most people think of Motzart's Dies Irae whenever that song is mention. Loud, powerful and sort of frightening. (And also really beautiful...) If you don't know what version I mean, just think of the Jack-Jack attack on the Incredibles. When Jack-Jack bursts into flames and the babysiter freaks out? That music is Motzart's Dies Irea. Anyone that hasn't seen the Jack-Jack attack from the Incredibles probably thinks this is all very creepy. lol  If you want to see what I"m talking about, Go Here (Seriously. Do it. It's hilarious.)

But the Catholic Gregorian Chant version isn't like that at all. It's gorgeous and calming and comforting.

You don't need to listen to the whole thing, because it is pretty long, but maybe listen to the first minute of it.

King of Majesty Tremendous
Who does free salvation send us, 
Fount of pity, then befriend us.

Thou the sinful woman savedst;
Thou the dying thief forgavest;
And to me a hope vouchsafest

See? That's just beautiful. 

24.) Animal

This is Sam. He's the best dog ever! Come on, look at that little face. How could you not love him? 

That flat thing in front of him is his favorite toy. It used to be a ball, but now it's just a giant rubber thing that he carries all over the yard. 

The picture is actually courtesy of Treskie. I think it's a really good picture. Pictures that I didn't take are nice. :)

I saw this and it made my day. I grinned like a doughball--Scottish slang meaning idiot-- all the way through it. Yep. Captain America is definitely my favorite Avenger. :) 

I am so excited about this movie you guys!

And after this totally cheerful post, I leave you. *Whistles Dies Irae*

"The future is safe--really safe. Sleep well."

God Bless!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Day 23 of the Challenge!

I'm in a hurry tonight. I'm going to post my song, my picture and then I'm off! My sister and I are going to re-watch one of my favorite episodes of Psych tonight and I'm excited. It's the little things in really is.


23.) A song you want played at your wedding.

I wasn't kidding when I said that I have a list of songs I want played at my wedding--the reception, anyway. Maybe I'll write them all out someday and let you know which songs make the grade. *Grin* But today is not that day.

To change up the list of Josh songs that get posted here, I'm going to post Hunter Hayes Wanted

You know I'd fall apart without you
I don't know how you do what you do
'Cause everything that don't make sense about me
Makes sense when I'm with you

I think I'd like to dance to this song. It seems like a dance sort of song. Imagine this song in a setting like this. Awesome.

I wanna wrap you up
Wanna kiss your lips
I wanna make you feel wanted
And I wanna call you mine
Wanna hold your hand forever
And never let you forget it
Yeah, I, I wanna make you feel wanted

You're more than everything I need
You're all I ever wanted
All I ever wanted

23.) Sunflare

I'm confess, I completely forgot about the picture for today until after the sun was pretty much gone. So this is an old picture I had on my computer. I am cheating. :) But I'm a very honest cheater.

Oh look. More trees.

Hurray! I'm done. Now excuse me while I settle down to enjoy myself and drink tea. If you'd like to pull up a chair and join in, please do! The more the merrier. And there's always plenty of tea around here. Or coffee. Whichever you prefer.

God Bless!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Autumn Outing

We had some gloriously warm weather this last weekend and all the trees are at their peak of beauty. So obviously we had to go out and enjoy it, right?

You bet!

 We packed a little lunch and and just spent the whole afternoon reading and exploring the woods and taking pictures.

The colors were so amazing! It was hard not to take just tree pictures. The sky was perfectly blue and the trees glowed gold and red...but mostly gold.

The camera got passed around and we all took pictures and had a really good time. 

It was like walking through Rivendell.

I think Autumn is the most beautiful season. Everything is on fire with color--the kind of color that can never be painted or captured in a picture.

And no other seasons lends itself so well to pictures.

Alright, now back to the whole challenge thing.

22.) A song you listen to when you're sad.

When I'm sad, I like to listen to sad music. Sad music makes me feel better. *Grin* "It's happy for deep people."

I settled for Jackie Evancho's Lovers. The lyrics sort of fit all the autumn pictures. Bonus!

There was a field in my old town
Where we always played hand in hand
The wind was gently touching the grass
We were so young, so fearless

I really enjoy Jackie Evancho's music. I think she's adorable and I think she's got an amazing voice. I don't like every song she sings, but over all, she's pretty awesome. This song is my absolute favorite that she sings. 

Time has passed
So much has changed
But the field remains in my heart
Oh, where are you?
I need to tell you I still love you

Your voice still echoes in my heart
You are my true love

22.) Hands.

If someone had been around while I was trying to take this picture, it would be a much cooler picture. As it was, I had to settle with trying to use the self timer and get a good shot of my hands, which was awkward. 

I'm not thrilled with this picture, but I also didn't feel like trying to get a different shot. You can tell it's getting near the end of the challenge! 

Thanks for patiently scrolling through all those pictures. :) I got a little carried away with the whole tree thing. 

God Bless

Monday, October 21, 2013

It's that sort of day.

Hello everyone. I promise there's going to be a nice 'real' blog post here tomorrow. I promise.
Today was a perfect autumn day and I spent it outside enjoying the colors of the trees, drinking coffee and taking pictures.
I'll tell you about it tomorrow, pictures and all.

But it's getting late over here and I'm going to make haste with this post so I can enjoy the rest of my evening with a good book. Or maybe a good TV show. It's still up in the air.

21.) A song you listen to when you're happy.

Music makes me happy. No matter what mood I'm in, music makes it better. When I'm already happy, music intensifies it. Listen to all the music! Sing to all the music!

This song is always amazing. This is my, "I don't care if you don't like Josh Groban. You are going to listen to this song and you're going to love it," song.

 Please, enjoy.

21.) Faceless self portrait. 

I forgot to take this picture. So I'm sort of cheating and just using a picture from among the ones that my sisters and I took today. It works. :) My face is mostly not there. Which sounds totally creepy. Never mind

Goodbye until tomorrow!
God bless~

Sunday, October 20, 2013

I an't even mad

I shall just jump right in.

20.) A song you listen to when your mad.

I don't usually listen to music when I'm angry. I'm more likely to go punch something.

(I must watch this movie again.)

 Then I cry.

Then I usually put my mp3 player on random and clean.

For some reason, when I'm angry, I feel in the mood for opera.
 (That's not at all weird, is it?)

The problem with posting something from an opera is, it's very hard to find an aria that isn't over 10 minutes long. So I shall be kind and post this song instead. 
This song is always pretty.

20.) Bokeh.

And I was like, "What?" *Sneaks on to da' google.* "Oooooh."

If you don't know what Bokeh is, google it! *Smirk*

Meh. Close enough.

Good night!
Sleep well.
I'll most likely kill you in the morning. *Sheaths sword*

God Bless!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

It comes in pints?

Hey! Ho! To the bottle I go.
To heal my heart and drown my woe.
Rain may fall and wind may blow,
But there still be many miles to go.

There was no reason for that. It just popped into my head, therefore it gets posted. 

19.) A song from your favorite album.

I can't actually just pick a favorite album straight out. I love so much music and so many different artists...

But if pressed, the album that keeps coming to mind is Josh Groban's Awake.

Come on, you all knew that I'd go for something Josh Groban related, didn't you?

One of my favorites on this album is In her eyes. It is such a beautiful song! I remember when this album first came out I listened to this song almost nonstop.

She stares through my shadow
She sees something more
Believes there's a light in me
She is sure
And her truth makes me stronger
Does she realize
I awake every morning
With her strength by my side

You may have noticed that I judge a song a lot by how good the lyrics are. Kind of the same way I judge a book by how good the characters are. The plot could be awesome, the writing style could be perfect, but if I don't like the characters, I won't care all that much for the book. Sort of the same thing with music. If the melody is awesome and catchy but I don't like what they lyrics are saying, I don't care for that song as much. Good lyrics go a long way for me.

The refrain to this song? Amazing. 

I am not a hero
I am not an angel
I am just a man
Man who's trying to love her
Unlike any other
In her eyes I am

I think this song will end up on the playlist at my wedding. :) 
You know how most girls plan their weddings down to every last detail? Dress, flowers, hair....
I don't. I plan what music I'm going to have playing! I am serious, you guys. I actually have a mental playlist of my 'reception' songs. It's a bit crazy. 

This world keeps on spinning
Only she stills my heart
She's my inspiration
She's my northern star
I don't count my possessions
All I call mine
I will give her completely
To the end of all time

Hopefully the fellow I marry will like Josh Groban music. I think he'll have to. Otherwise, how are we ever going to get along? lol.

In her eyes I see the sky and all I'll ever need
In her eyes time passes by and she is with me

I am not a hero
I am not an angel
I am just a man
Man who's trying to love her
Unlike any other
In her eyes I am
In her eyes I am

I was lucky enough to go to Josh Groban's Awake concert almost seven years ago (Daaang!) and this is exactly how he performed this song. It was about half way through the concert and...well. Just watch. 

He is awesome.

19.) Something orange.

Well, that's nice and vague. Vague is good. It leaves lots of room for creativity. So what did I do? I grabbed my book and my scarf and snapped a picture. How's that for creativity?

Hmm. That's not very much orange, is it? Oh well! I also took this picture and the colors are a little better in it.

What picture do you like better?

I'm going to leave you with this gif, because it makes me very happy.

God Bless!

Friday, October 18, 2013

I know it's crazy

18.) A song you wish you heard on the radio.

~I want crazy~
I'm booking myself a one way flight
I gotta see the color in your eyes
And telling myself I'm gonna be alright
Without you baby is a waste of time

I am forever hoping to hear this song on the radio and I never do. My sister assures me that she hears it all the time when she's in the car, but when I get in we're back to Katy Perry. And that's when the radio gets turned off.

Yeah, our first date, girl, the seasons changed
It got washed away in a summer rain
You can't undo a fall like this
'Cause love don't know what distance is
Yeah, I know it's crazy

You know how some songs are just more fun and exciting when they come on the radio? Why is that?

Maybe it's just me, but when the radio is playing a song that I love, I feel really happy. It's like, "They're playing my song!" Even though I could probably turn on my mp3 player and hear the same song, it's different when it's coming from the radio.

Or I'm just insane. Which is also possible. 

I just discovered Hunter Hayes this summer and I think he does some really good music. (Plus, he's really nice looking. :)
There are a handful of 'favorites' that I listen to all the time, and there isn't one I can think of that I don't like. The first one of his songs I ever heard was I want Crazy. I loved it right off. It's such a fun, upbeat song and the lyrics are awesome, especially the refrain.

But I don't want "good" and I don't want "good enough"
I want "can't sleep, can't breathe without your love"
Front porch and one more kiss, it doesn't make sense to anybody else
Who cares if you're all I think about,
I've searched the world and I know now,
It ain't right if you ain't lost your mind
Yeah, I don't want easy, I want crazy
Are you with me baby? Let's be crazy

But really, you should just watch the video. It's a great song. 

The song doesn't start till 48 seconds in, if you want to skip to there. 

18.) Your shoes.

This is my favorite pair of shoes and I couldn't show them off well enough with just one picture. That's one of my favorite things about Fall--wearing boots again. Boots are awesome. :)

I got these a few years ago and wish that I could buy another pair just like them as a back-up pair. As it is, I am looking for another pair of black boots to wear most days so I don't wear these out too fast. It sounds silly, doesn't it? I feel silly saying that. But these are the best boots I've ever had and I love how they actually lace all the way up the front and that they're a tall boot. They're everything I want in a boot. And I don't want to wear them out! lol. 

I'm going to go make tea now and do some reading. I've started on a book and so far it's been good. Let's hope it keeps that way. I've gone through two books this week that started out great and ended up being pretty rubbish. That makes me sad.

Oh, but I did read Haphazardly Implausible by Miss Jack Lewis Baillot and I really enjoyed that one! It was so fun. :) If I can find some extra time, I'd like to do a book review on it. We'll see.

That's all for today.

God Bless!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

When is it going to be over...

Day seventeen of the longest month in history.  


I Promise you, my dear readers, that I will never do this to you again! 

Oh, evil 30 day challenge, stealing my sanity and free-time!

That's just a tiny bit melodramatic, I know.  But seriously, I feel a little dramatic right now. And creatively stumped. I'd like to beat my head against my keyboard five or six times, but I know I'd regret it later. My head would probably hurt.

On a happier note, the weekend is coming. Slowly, I agree, but's coming. Soooo....

17.) A song you hear often on the radio.

You know, it's sort of a joke in my family that whenever I get into the car the radio stops playing good music and just plays the rubbish stuff.

Still, for the sake of trying, I'll flip through the stations and sometimes I actually get a song that I don't mind. Then it's time to groove.

Mostly, I just hear this song.

Now, I don't hate this song, but I don't really like it either. It's so-so.

17.) Technology:

After telling you all how I'm ready to hit my head on my keyboard, what do I do? Take a picture of said keyboard. Why? I'm still not sure. But you get to see what my keyboard looks like. *Ta-da!*

17 days down, only 13 more to go! I feel better already.

God Bless!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Low shutter speed--

I'm going to get all crazy and post the picture first tonight. Ha! You didn't see that coming did you? *Smirk* I feel so original now.

16.) Low shutter speed.

I forgot my camera at my parents house yesterday, so this photo is a cell picture. It's pretty 'meh,' I know. I didn't put much effort into it.

Low shutter speed makes it possible to take a picture of movement--like waterfalls, jumping, splashing, get the idea. It's a cool thing. It can capture some really awesome pictures when you put a little effort into it. But I didn't. I was lazy and snapped a picture as I did dishes today. So you get this.

We know what's going to happen you when you splash water while doing dishes. "It's going to splash, very uneventfully for a moment. It's never going to surprise us with something new. Like a glorious double rainbow..."

If you can name what I paraphrased there, you get vanilla ice cream and brownies. Cyber style. :)

Anyway. That's my rubbish low shutter speed photo. 

16.) A song you used to love and now hate.

I really loved this song for a while, but after one too many listens I was like, "Nope. This song is totally annoying." 

The first part isn't too bad, but buy the second verse I'm done. And the clapping gets tedious. 

Part of it is, once you see this guy sing, you can't un-see it. He's like a drama queen. Over-the-top, vaguely creepy, with meticulously groomed hair. *Sneer*

"He's got the mooves like Elvis, he's got the MOOVES like Elvis... He's got the moo--oooo-oOOOOOOoooves...
like Elvis.

But Elvis, for all his strangeness, had some charm. This guy, has no charm. In my humble opinion. 

And on that note, I'll leave you.

Have a great evening!

God Bless~

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

And remember...keep smiling!

Today is my little sister's birthday. That means cake and a movie and fun. It also means treating her to a latte and having a really giggle-y walk on the pier. *Grin* Caffeine and sugar are quite the combo! It was really fun. And Cold. The wind was seriously strong, you guys! But really fun too. I love birthdays.
Annoyingly I forgot to take any pictures.

15.) A song the describes you.

I puzzled about this one for a while. I've never thought about music that way, really. There are bits of loads of songs that I relate to. But a whole song?
I asked my sisters what song reminds them of me. And they all agreed this song was me. After some consideration I agree. This is totally my outlook on life in general.

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it's breaking.
When there are clouds in the sky
you'll get by.

If you smile through your pain and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through
For you.

If you smile through your pain and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through
For you.

Light up your face with gladness,
Hide every trace of sadness.
Although a tear may be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying.
You'll find that life is still worthwhile-
If you just smile.

15.) Silhouette.

I love silhouette pictures a lot. They're elegant and expressive and very Victorian. What's not to love?

I'm halfway through the challenge! *Dances happily* I really love the prompts but beginning and ending the posts is beginning to become tricky and nightmarish. I'm not going to lie! I get on and re-write the beginning line three or four times trying to say something interesting. Then I usually give up and just state the obvious. *Sigh*

Then I leave by saying, "I must go now."  Just like I'm going today. I suppose that's part of the challenge it a way. See how long I can go before I bore my readers silly. :)

I must go now.

God Bless!