Jackie's Forget Me Nots

No vase can overflow if you never fill it up.

Todays post is a one word prompt called Miniature

I ordered a primer (hence  prime) for foundation (from who knows where I can’t remember) I’ve been ordering products online a lot lately , anyway I expected it to be a decent size until I opened it and found a miniature pump bottle . It’s so cute I thought it would fit in this post. I don’t think it’s a sample either. I also want to show you the miniature glitter gel and pencil liner that came with Nikkitutorials The Power of Makeup Palette. Here they are and they are Miniature in size.
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Strike a Chord

436a908de0b558fae1a1c6e9609d5b8cI bought a harmonica once because I really like the way it sounds. It has harmony, but I don’t like the way it tastes or smells like a tin sandwich. Anyway I practiced for a little while and started to learn how to wahwah but breathing is a big aspect of playing the harmonica and I got discouraged because you need to be long winded or something. I realize it takes more practice but it’s not like strumming chords on a guitar or pushing buttons on a trumpet or blowing in a trombone. It takes a certain coordination . Do I wish I could still play? Yes I do! I think the harmonica is right up my alley. Maybe you think it sounds lonely but I like it . I can visualize a long and lonely road with the sound a harmonica makes….lonely with a little bit of riffraff. I like it.

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Million-Dollar Question.”

Why do you blog?

Initially it was a way for me to write about the books I read. I quickly found out about the many book blogs out there and no I don’t have a favorite. I started a book blog and called it Jackie’s Bookbytes after unsuccessfully blogging for a few years without purpose. I took part in Alphabe Thursday hosted by Jenny Matlock and that was harder then I thought.

I blog because I like using html [hypertext markup language]. I taught myself how to make links and images but I have to say I still haven’t learnt how to write a good blog post and/or book review. I’m not too concerned about it though and I don’t consider my blog to be professional by any standard. Not at all.

I blog just for the fun of it and I like changing the look and feel of my blog every so often. I still haven’t found the right theme for me. They all have their quirks that I don’t like and I choose not to pay the hefty price for a premium theme either. I figure since my blog is just for fun it would be such a waste of money.

I also blog because I like to type. I took typing in school but never did anything with it so blogging is really the only platform I can practice my typing skills. My boyfriend says I type really fast and he’s amazed so yes I type fast.

I still write book reviews but not as often and I use the Daily Prompt on wordpress. I have two blogs, one on blogger and one on wordpress. I also have a twitter account and numerous other social sites. I guess being on the internet as much as I am it’s crucial for me to interact with others either by blogging or tweeting, otherwise it would be boring I think.

I blog because there is nothing else to do.

My Mom just passed away around 3:50 this afternoon on All Saints Day at the U of A Hospital in Edmonton. She had a stroke on tuesday and was flown to Edmonton because it was severe. Bless my mom for waiting a few more days!

When I arrived in Edmonton on Thursday night I broke down and asked her to stay awhile longer and I think she heard me and acquiesced. I don’t know why I asked her to, maybe because my other sister wasn’t there yet or maybe it’s because I needed some more time with her in this world .

I didn’t get to spend much time with her but I will remember those last days always. She was barely able to talk but she could hear and see me well enough and seemed alert when she was awake. She complained about her need to pee all the time and she was weak on her left side of her body. Her wishes were to not give her anything, but to let her pass away without resuscitation or intervention, however I hated seeing her starve to death . She was given an I.V saline solution on Friday but by Sunday morning the water was interrupting her breathing so much and her legs were mottled that she passed away that afternoon but not before I said goodbye to her around noon and headed back to Calgary. Just as I got home she died .

I will treasure those last memories of being with her always, until hopefully one day I will see her again . I know she is in heaven now, not only because it is what I believe, but because she was able to receive the last sacrament and communion on Saturday night . What a blessing that was!

I LOVE YOU MOM ALWAYS!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Snark Bombs, Away!.”

Try your hand at parody or satire — take an article, film, blog post, or song you find misguided, and use humor to show us how.
Stick Boy’s Festive Season

Stick Boy noticed that his Christmas tree looked healthier
than he did.

Oyster Boy Steps Out

For Halloween,
Oyster Boy decided to go as a human.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

BLOG NEWS

I published 6 blog posts this past week, which was surprising since I didn’t feel like blogging much at all. Most of them were unfinished drafts.

HEALTH NEWS

My blood tests results showed I had high blood sugar levels which wasn’t surprising since I already know I’m diabetic, but I refuse to take medication like metformin and insulin. Instead I have been trying to control my blood sugars by not eating anything with sugar, sucrose/glucose or corn syrup etc….It’s not easy but I made it through this week as I strive toward better health. I’ve also been on youtube a lot listening to informative videos about what I can do to help lower my blood sugar and blood pressure. Intermittent Fasting is recommended as well as reducing refined carbs and increasing fibre. Chromium and Magnesium supplements are good for stabilizing blood sugars also . Losing 10 lbs and exercise helps so I was sold when I heard Markus Rothkranz talk about his new product that helps burn fat and increase energy. It’s called Trim Force

FOOD AND RECIPES

I enjoyed some of these recipe dishes …click the name for recipe.(some of my pics are blurry and may not look appetizing but it was good)
Raw mushroom soup

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Cooked Beets with ground sesame seeds and Barlean flax oil . I love beets!
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strawberry avocado spinach salad
strawberry avocado salad

chickpea salad
chickpea salad

meatball soup
meatball soup

BOOK NEWS

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I finished reading book one and two of the Throne of Glass series which weren’t bad, but I’m still reading Heir of Fire and it’s taking Celaena Sardothian far too long to work her fae magic to a level she can control and frankly I’m annoyed with her. Still I ordered the 4th book Queen of Shadows so I will be able to finish this series hopefully by the end of this year. I’m excited🙂

What’s new on my shelf…
Hell House
Revival by Stephen King
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I’m giving away a scary book of your choice for halloween . Enter my giveaway here

That’s all folks! Have a great Sunday!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Trick Questions.”

A Pulitzer-winning reporter is writing an in-depth piece — about you. What are the three questions you really hope she doesn’t ask you?

I don’t know how I’d feel about answering personal questions that hold nothing of value to anyone but myself. I know it annoys me when nobody really cares how you’re doing nor do they care to do anything to help you really.
Memos from a Retired Hippy Chicks got the right idea

Matthew 7:6 (NKJV)

6 “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.

Although I love being flattered with attention, I would answer as best I could yet I’d hope she wouldn’t ask me questions that are really nobody else’s business like… if I ever pissed in public… or have I ever stolen anything… or if I ever done drugs… and no my parents wouldn’t be proud of me. It’s also incriminating and nasty. So if the reporter is anything like Harry Potters Rita Skeeter from the Daily Prophet I wouldn’t want her to say that my eyes are glistening with the ghost of my past either (:cause that may very well be true:)

This prompt is just to trick us into telling a little bit more about ourselves right? Maybe some other time?

Out of Your Reach Was there a toy or thing you always wanted as a child, during the holidays or on your birthday, but never received? Tell us about it.

This post was originally a plinky prompt.
The thing I never received was an easy bake oven, probably because I never really told Santa that I wanted one and because it was a sin to covet or want something that Barb, Sue and Sally had. Oh Yeah. I wanted one but maybe I wasn’t as good as they were:/

I also never received a simple Barbie! That just sucked six ways from Sunday!

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Make It Count." You’ve been given the opportunity to send one message to one person you wouldn’t normally have access to (for example: the President. Kim Kardashian. A coffee grower in Ethiopia). Who’s the person you choose, and what’s the message?

Actually I sent a message to Taylor Swift on Twitter this afternoon. I mean c’mon, she writes her own songs and when she posted what I thought was a dumb tweet I could not resist the opportunity to tell her off or at least I felt like it.

Take a look at what Taylor Swift said about her cat…

Meredith is allergic to joy.
To which I said : allergic? how bout immuned or in her case im-mew-ned

What! I thought my response was witty and funny.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Must Not Fail.”What is the one thing at which you are the most afraid of failing?

Being true to myself is what I am most afraid of or not understanding.  I’ve been in many situations where I didn’t understand or didn’t understand what I was feeling, and someone would say  “What’s wrong?” to which I’d reply “nothing. What’s wrong with you?” I have learnt not to trust anyone on which to bare my soul .Only God has that place.to whom I can confide in.








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