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Interesting Book I Am Reading


During Sunday School Class, the topic of a book came up that sounded very intriging.

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Case for Christ/Case for Faith Compilation [Kindle Edition]

Lee Strobel

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Lee Strobel (www.LeeStrobel.com), with a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School, was the award-winning legal editor of the Chicago Tribune and a spiritual skeptic until 1981. His books include four Gold Medallion winners and the 2005 Christian Book of the Year (coauthored with Garry Poole). He and his wife live in Colorado.

First of all to find out that he was an atheist when he first began was a surprise to me.  He only began to investigate due to his wife becoming a Christian.  His book has become a movie if you are not patient enough to read a book so look to see if it is available in DVD in your area.

Sorry I am not giving away about the book….read it for yourself and I will say that you will be glad that you did.  Just do not expect to get much done around the house as it is one of those can’t put it down books once you start to read it.

Tammye Honey

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Writing 101, Day Eight: Cash and Carry Barn is a great find


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Go to a local café, park, or public place and report on what you see. Get detailed: leave no nuance behind.

To drive past The Cash and Carry Barn which is located at 951 Lafayette Rd, Clarksville, TN 37042 it looks like a monument store.  If you have kept driving you have missed out on a huge treat.  They are so much more. (931) 503-9921 is their number to call.

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Rather than skip the adverbs I had a better idea.  Show you.  Since they are open year round they have lots of pictures on their Facebook page.

Saturday Mornings there means fresh baked goods:

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Then there is the homemade salsa, pickles, relishes, various apple butters, pie fillings and fresh baked pies.

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Did I mention the fresh vegetables.  They are open year round.  They have a great green house.

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Yes they work hard at the monuments.  Behind the scenes there is so much more… Go and see it for yourself when you are in the area.  Tell them that Tammye and Emmanuel sent you.

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Home Based Business & A Roadside Stand


Home Based Business & A Roadside Stand.

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If you say you are bored or broke


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Four Great Company’s You can Start Today

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http://mysoylscents.com/ID/Eman/
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http://www.dianasnaps.com/partner/tammye

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https://www.facebook.com/tammye42

email us for more information.
Tammye42@yahoo.com or sg14218@yahoo.com
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So what are you waiting for?  You can change that slump today

Get started and be happy!

Tammye and Emmanuel


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Daily Prompt: Learning By Doing


Daily Prompt: We Can Be Taught!

Tell us a moment or an incident that you treasure  – not necessarily because it brought you happiness, but because it taught you something about yourself.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us LEARNING.

Today I will be doing my second vendor show for Dove Chocolates.
I have yet to have actually seen a real party.
Luckily the company provides virtual trainings that I have repeatedly attended.

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 www.mydcdsite.com/tammyehoney or www.dovechocolatediscoveries.com/tammyehoney

Since my sponsor is ill today I am filling in where she was supposed to be today…

It will be hands on experience to see how much of the material I have learned and kept in my brain.

If you are in the Clarksville Area today near exit 4 I will be at the Quality Inn…come and say hello.

Do you like to learn by book or hands on training…
I am learning to love the virtual world trainings as I can do them in my jammies at anytime of day or night.

Here are what a few of the other Daily Prompt Writers had to say on the subject:

  1. The Bankrupt
  2. We Can Be Taught! | Geek Ergo Sum
  3. Mercy | Chagrinnamon Toast
  4. Daily Prompt: We Can Be Taught! | Books, Music and Movies : my best friends
  5. Daily Prompt: We Can Be Taught! | My Blog
  6. Nuggets of Self-Awareness: Moments & “School” | just another outlet
  7. Pak Mie |
  8. If you keep on long enough, you’ll get there…. | The Rider
  9. We Can Be Taught! – The Fly & I | Khana’s Web
  10. ‘OSITETI Primary School’, Maasai Mara, Kenya | Chicomallorca’s Blog
  11. What Was Your Biggest Mistake as a 20 something? | BLUE BEAD PUBLICATIONS
  12. daily prompt : show us LEARNING | bodhisattvaintraining
  13. Daily Prompt: We Can Be Taught! Really? | Mindful Splatter
  14. Learning = Living! | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  15. Daily Prompt: We Can Be Taught! | Under the Monkey Tree
  16. Musings of a Sleepy Dreamcatcher | just another outlet
  17. A Square Pet In A Round Hole | The Jittery Goat
  18. ONE HOT MESS | hastywords
  19. What I “Learned” While Traveling This Week | The Bookshelf of Emily J.
  20. You Live, You Learn [Daily Prompt: We Can Be Taught!] | unknowinglee
  21. “You Can Do This!’ | Zeebra Designs & Destinations
  22. Friday Fast One – Learning | Tommia’s Tablet
  23. Daily Prompt: We Can Be Taught! | Quirky Brunette
  24. She wasn’t a bitch, and neither am I. | Other than Lovie
  25. Daily Prompt // learning | simplylifestuff
  26. Daily Prompt: We Can Be Taught! | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  27. Daily Prompt: We Can Be Taught « Mama Bear Musings
  28. I can be taught … (I’m not an old dog yet) | theconsciouswriter
  29. Daily Prompt: We Can Be Taught!|My Confession | Discovering Myself
  30. Great Teacher… | Haiku By Ku
  31. Daily Prompt: We Can Be Taught! | Lines by Linda
  32. If Nothing Else | clarior e tenebris
  33. Patience…Please…. | Nanuschka’s Blog
  34. Don’t be afraid | Vivir, que no es poco
  35. Daily Prompt: I Don’t Wanna, But I Know Need To | Reclaiming My Narnia
  36. Lost, Alone, and Leery of Strangers | Iam Who Iam
  37. Hunting Skills « Getting Rid Of Boredom
  38. Daily Prompt: We Can Be Taught! | New Lease–Same Hope
  39. “I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.” | I Didn’t Just Wake Up This Morning with a Craving
  40. Daily Prompt: We can be taught! | Exploring Utah with MS and Apples
  41. The Good News: I Am Not Dead…Yet | This is your real mother speaking…
  42. Zen and the art of introspection | Rob’s Surf Report
  43. Get a Bigger Plate | Red’s Wrap
  44. We Can Be Taught | The self sufficient single mother
  45. Glenn’s Moment (Short Fiction) | meanderedwanderings
  46. The Lie That Changed My Life | Lewis Cave
  47. The meaning of the world | Relax…
  48. Nobody Taught Us To Quit | a former clarity
  49. Daily Prompt – What have I learned… | Is the Coffee ready yet?!
  50. Hamburger Help Me | A Day in the Life

There were plenty more if you go to the link at the top you can see them.

Tammye Honey


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Road Trip A-Z Challenge, Day 17 Tomorrow (Took a detour)


Post A-to-Z Road Trip [2013]

 

Between our store for Tupperware and answering phone calls for MikeFest 2013, we have been super busy today.  We are on our own type of road trip on a quest of trying to track down the last few vendors to make our total arrive at 30 on premises Vendors who will be at this years event.

We are inquiring about fresh honey vendors in our local area who might want a booth.  There is an entire association in our area so we are hoping for a response before we become full.

We are still looking for an Avon representative (Hoping that we have found one).

We are looking for someone who hand makes Americana Items.

We are down to the wire now with June 8th starting into the count down..

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Will continue the A-Z Challenge Road Trip tomorrow…

Sorry about the detour today.

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Daily Prompt: The gift that bites


Daily Post: Bittersweet Memories

You receive a gift that is bittersweet and makes you nostalgic. What is it?

Photographers, show us GIFT.

Let us begin this prompt by properly defining bittersweet:

Bittersweet

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Look up bittersweet orbittersweets in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

Bittersweet may refer to:

Art [edit]

Biology [edit]

  • Bitter and sweet at the same time: bittersweet chocolate.
  • Producing or expressing a mixture of pain and pleasure: a movie with a bittersweet ending.

Next is to look up Nostalgic… just to be sure we are doing this in context.

Nostalgia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other uses, see Nostalgia (disambiguation).
For the use of the term Nostalgia on Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Nostalgia.
Look up nostalgia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

The term nostalgia describes a sentimentality for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.[1] The word is a learned formation of a Greek compound, consisting of νόστος (nóstos), meaning “homecoming”, a Homeric word, and ἄλγος (álgos), meaning “pain, ache”, and was coined by a 17th-century medical student to describe the anxieties displayed by Swiss mercenaries fighting away from home. Described as a medical condition—a form of melancholy—in the Early Modern period, it became an important trope in Romanticism.[1]

Nostalgia, in its most common form, was responsible for the old front desk of The Beverly Hills Hotel (from 1942 to 1979) being made into a bar.

“Nostalgia” in this photo is the name of a home accessories store in Bowie,Texas.

In common, less clinical usage, nostalgia can refer to a general interest in the past, their personalities, and events, especially the “good old days” from one’s earlier life. Boym[2] argues that nostalgia is more prevalent during times of great upheaval.

The scientific literature on nostalgia is quite thin, but a few studies have attempted to pin down the its essence and causes. Smell and touch are strong evokers of nostalgia due to the processing of these stimuli first passing through the amygdala, the emotional seat of the brain. These recollections of our past are usually important events, people we care about, and places where we have spent time. Music and weather can also be a strong trigger of nostalgia.

Further information: Homesickness

As a medical condition [edit]

The term was coined in 1688 by Johannes Hofer (1669–1752) in his Basel dissertation. Hofer introduced nostalgia or mal du pays “homesickness” for the condition also known as mal du Suisse“Swiss illness” or Schweizerheimweh “Swiss homesickness,” because of its frequent occurrence in Swiss mercenaries who in the plains of lowlands of France or Italy were pining for their native mountain landscapes. Symptoms were also thought to include fainting, high fever, indigestion, stomach pain, and death.

English homesickness is a loan translation of nostalgiaSir Banks Joseph used the word in his journal during the first voyage of Captain Cook. On 3 September 1770 he stated that the sailors “were now pretty far gone with the longing for home which the Physicians have gone so far as to esteem a disease under the name of Nostalgia,” but his journal was not published in his lifetime (see Beaglehole, J. C. (ed.). The Endeavour Journal of Joseph Banks 1768-1771, Public Library of New South Wales/Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1962, vol. ii, p. 145). Cases resulting in death were known and soldiers were sometimes successfully treated by being discharged and sent home. Receiving a diagnosis was, however, generally regarded as an insult. In 1787 Robert Hamilton (1749–1830) described a case of a soldier suffering from nostalgia, who received sensitive and successful treatment:

“In the year 1782, while I lay in barracks at Tin mouth in the north of England, a recruit who had lately joined the regiment,…was returned in sick list, with a message from his captain, requesting I would take him into the hospital. He had only been a few months a soldier; was young, handsome, and well-made for the service; but a melancholy hung over his countenance, and wanness preyed on his cheeks. He complained of a universal weakness, but no fixed pain; a noise in his ears, and giddiness of his head….As there were little obvious symptoms of fever, I did not well know what to make of the case…Some weeks passed with little alteration…excepting that he was evidently become more meager. He scarcely took any nourishment…became indolent…He was put on a course of strengthening medicines; wine was allowed him. All proved ineffectual. He had now been in the hospital three months, and was quite emaciated, and like one in the last stage of consumption… On making my morning visit, and inquiring, as usual, of his rest at the nurse, she happened to mention the strong notions he had got in his head, she said, of home, and of his friends. What he was able to speak was constantly on this topic. This I had never heard of before…He had talked in the same style, it seems, less or more, ever since he came into the hospital. I went immediately up to him, and introduced the subject; and from the alacrity with which he resumed it.. I found it a theme which much affected him. He asked me, with earnestness, if I would let him go home. I pointed out to him how unfit he was, from his weakness to undertake such a journey [he was a Welchman] till once he was better; but promised him, assuredly, without farther hesitation, that as soon as he was able he should have six weeks to go home. He revived at the very thought of it… His appetite soon mended; and I saw in less than a week, evident signs of recovery.”

In the eighteenth century, scientists were looking for a locus of nostalgia, a nostalgic bone. By the 1850s nostalgia was losing its status as a particular disease and coming to be seen rather as a symptom or stage of a pathological process. It was considered as a form of melancholia and a predisposing condition among suicides. Nostalgia was, however, still diagnosed among soldiers as late as the American Civil War.[3] By the 1870s interest in nostalgia as a medical category had all but vanished. Nostalgia was still being recognized in both the First and Second World Wars, especially by the American armed forces. Great lengths were taken to study and understand the condition to stem the tide of troops leaving the front in droves (see the BBC documentary Century of the Self).

One notable recent medical study has looked at the physiological affects thinking about past ‘good’ memories can have. They found that thinking about the past ‘fondly’ actually increased perceptions of warmth, meaning being nostalgic can make you actually feel warmer [4]

As a description [edit]

Nostalgia is triggered by something reminding an individual of an event or item from their past. The resulting emotion can vary from happiness to sorrow. The term of “feeling nostalgic” is more commonly used to describe pleasurable emotions associated with and/or a longing to go back to a particular period of time, although the former may also be true.

As a deception [edit]

One recent study critiques the idea of nostalgia, which in some forms can become a defense mechanism by which people avoid the historical facts. [5] This study looked at the different portrayals of apartheid in South Africa and argued that nostalgia appears as two ways,[2] ‘restorative nostalgia’ a wish to return to that past, and ‘reflective nostalgia’ which is more critically aware.

Romanticism [edit]

Swiss nostalgia was linked to the singing of Kuhreihen, which were forbidden to Swiss mercenaries because they led to nostalgia to the point of desertion, illness or death. The 1767 Dictionnaire de Musique by Jean-Jacques Rousseauclaims that Swiss mercenaries were threatened with severe punishment to prevent them from singing their Swiss songs. It became somewhat of a topos in Romantic literature, and figures in the poem Der Schweizer by Achim von Arnim(1805) and in Clemens Brentano‘s Des Knaben Wunderhorn (1809) as well as in the opera Le Chalet by Adolphe Charles Adam (1834) which was performed for Queen Victoria under the title The Swiss Cottage. The Romantic connection of nostalgia, the Kuhreihen and the Swiss Alps was a significant factor in the enthusiasm for Switzerland, the development of early tourism in Switzerland and Alpinism that took hold of the European cultural elite in the 19th century. German Romanticism coined an opposite to HeimwehFernweh “far-sickness,” “longing to be far away,” like wanderlust expressing the Romantic desire to travel and explore.

Well guess that did not help much now did it.

So a gift that is brownish, redish, orange in color that might cause symptoms thought to include fainting, high fever, indigestion, stomach pain, and death.

Well even though I pulled that from Wikipedia, does not mean that is what Michelle had in mind lol.

Let’s try again, shall we…Producing or expressing a mixture of pain and pleasure: a movie with a bittersweet ending.  Something reminding an individual of an event or item from their past.

Perhaps this is how the game of  gossip got it’s beginning.

A nice but painful gift that makes me homesick and reminds me of my past.  That would have to be an old fashioned radio.

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I had one for years growing up since I did not have a television.
I can remember listening to the shadow knows and Dr. Who on the radio broadcast late at night when I could not sleep.

I could not take it with me when I had to move and it was always something I missed.

I did not miss the memories of that time in my life.  Just the radio.

What type of gift would be a bittersweet nostalgia for you?

Here are what other Daily Prompt Writers had to say:

  1. Rest In the Clouds | Misifusa’s Blog
  2. A second childhood | Geek Ergo Sum
  3. Deflowered Book | The Magic Black Book
  4. bittersweet walk – memory lane | bodhisattvaintraining
  5. 3 Adorable Songs to Brighten Your Day | Ramisa the Authoress
  6. Ian Jay’s Timex Reef Gear Watch | Daily Post: Bittersweet Memories | likereadingontrains
  7. Daily Prompt: « Mama Bear Musings
  8. Bitter Fading of Sweet Memories | Travellin’ Thru Rambles
  9. The Picture Frame | Heather D. Roberts
  10. Thank You Cindy; Photographs, Smiles, And Teardrops | The Jittery Goat
  11. Daily Post: Bittersweet Memories | Of Glass & Paper
  12. Bittersweet | Nanuschka’s Blog

Would love to hear what your gift would be.

Tammye Honey