Month: May 2014

The Versatile Blogger Award

I can’t thank Jenny from Jenny in Neverland enough for nominating me for this award. She has always been so supportive of other bloggers. When I’m low on ideas, she will come up with a fabulous idea to get me going again. I know, it is me who should be awarding her! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love the community I have found here.

7 Carrie Mayhem Facts
1-I will become obsessed with a food and eat it compulsively until I grow tired of it. The mango industry has to be booming right now.
2-Speaking of compulsion, I can’t stand when the dining room chairs are askew. I push them in to the table and get them perfectly straight about 20 times each day. I actually got up right after I typed that and fixed them again. Seriously.
3-I can’t focus on one task at a time. While I watch TV, I’m catching up on internet news, playing a video game, responding to email, and checking my phone. When I clean, I typically have 3-5 projects going simultaneously. I will actually finish 1 or 2.
4-Despite the sounds of 1, 2, & 3, I am not crazy – a little quirky maybe, but not certifiable, I swear.
5-I am participating in Help wanted: Poets please apply. In addition to “Why?”, my most popular post here to date, I have submitted 2 new, original, never before shared pieces to be included in Emily’s Anthology. I hope you’ll check it out!
6-My first grandchild is due November 2014. It has been decided that my grandkids will call me “Gigi”.
7-With any luck at all, my first novel will be finished before I’m a Gigi. The full first chapter will be available on this blog next Friday, June 6, 2014.

My Nominees Are:
1. sexinthekitchensink
2. Piousunyn
3. solbuesol
4. Mihran Kalaydjian
5. Tisfortea
6. Peace, Love and Patchouli
7. Black and Write
8. Pen of the Damned
9. Jody’s Scribbles
10. Life

The Rules for the The Versatile Blogger Award:
1) Thank and link to the person who nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award
2) List the rules and display the award
3) Share 7 things/facts about yourself
4) Nominate 10-15 other blogs
5) Let them know about the award!

Brain Gypsy

You promised
You’d never forget,
You’d keep me always in your

Reduced me
To a memory,
Demoted from eternal

Brain gypsy,
A nomadic flash,
Roaming unseen within your

Rather feel
The breeze than my touch.
To reminisce is all you

A relic
Worth recollection,
Unfit for a place in your

Collect Moments, Not Things

I collected great moments this past weekend and lots of them. Deep in the forest, on the shores of a peaceful little lake, I found love, laughter, camaraderie, serenity, silliness, beauty, and a whole lot of fun. I will cherish every memory I brought home from this past weekend. On the other hand, I also found sunburn and mosquito bites. I will be happy to forget those. Still, I’d be willing to turn redder or itch harder if I could go back and do it all again.

I also took pictures, a LOT of pictures. Writing is my passion. It always has been. However, photography is quickly becoming my favorite distraction. Believe me, I am no professional. I just love everything about it, from seeking my subject to finding my favorite shot of it when I’m done. They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. For a word nerd such as myself, there is a lot of allure in that.

Anyway, it was my intention to get back to the grind today. However, a deadline calls… that’s right, I have a deadline. That sounds like something real writers say! Instead of new poetry for the blog today, I am working on a couple of new pieces for a book. There will be lots more about that to come.

In the meantime, I thought I’d share a quick pic from my adventure.