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My Newest Award


The Rules:
1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family.

4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them.
5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people who have taken you as a friend, and spread the love.

I have come to realize that there are a lot more than ten that influence me and I might just add them as they pop into mind…

Thank you again,

Tammye Honey


Daily Prompt: Person Of The Year, Really Time?

Daily Prompt: Person of the Year

You’re asked to nominate someone for TIME’s Person of the Year.
Who would it be, and why?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us BIG.

Since President Obama made the cover in 2012 over several other people who seemed qualified I am wondering how they base it.

Here is the short list of canidates according to

The short list rounds up an elite list of famous names in business, politics and science. It includes Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist who was shot in the head by the Taliban for her crusade for better girls’ education; U.S. president Barack Obama; Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi; and Bill and Hillary Clinton for their global humanitarian and political activism. Two prominent business leaders also made the cut: Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, and Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, along with the Higgs Boson — the particle of the year — and the three scientists who discovered it.

Read more:

Following last year’s group choice of “The Protester,” the only group to appear on this year’s list is “Undocumented Americans” — a pick that highlights the demographic growth and increasing political power of Latino Americans and the ongoing struggle over U.S. immigration policy.


All eight candidates appeared on TIME’s online reader poll, but none took first place. TIME’s online voters have already revealed their choice for this year’s top newsmaker: Kim Jong Un. More than 5.6 million people voted for the supreme leader of North Korea, although his results and those of other high scorers got a boost from members of Internet forums like 4Chan. While TIME’s editors have the final say and don’t make their selection based on the poll results, “it’s always interesting to see where some of our preferred candidates end up,” says TIME executive editor Radhika Jones.


Each year since 1927, TIME has named a newsmaker of the year: the person that most influenced our world this year – for good or for ill. Last year’s choice, The Protester, came out on top of runners-up including the newly minted Duchess of Cambridge and Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei. The choice is always kept under tight wraps until the minute the magazine cover is unveiled.

Read more:

I think that I am missing something here with reading this as there seems to be a contradiction in their statements to the final outcome for last year.

Who would you pick for this year?  Would love to hear…

I am leaning toward Yoda myself

May the force be with you Time in finding your 2013 choice…

Here are what other Daily Prompt Writers had to say:

  1. Not a people pleaser | A Teacher’s Blog
  2. Too Early to Decide | Daily Prompt: Person of the Year | likereadingontrains
  3. The Woman is not perfect | A Teacher’s Blog
  4. Riding on a Donkey – what for? | A Teacher’s Blog
  5. Madiba | Travellin’ Thru Rambles
  6. 159. Daily Prompt: Big | Sofie’s Diary
  7. BIG | thoughtsofrkh
  8. 50 Word: Person of the Year | Kristina Barry
  9. 50 Words: Person of the Year | Scant Words
  10. GES Person of the (mid) Year award | Geek Ergo Sum
  11. GES Person of the (mid) Year award – The Oblivious | Geek Ergo Sum
  12. Daily Prompt: Person Of The Year | iChristian
  13. I Nominate My Bezzie | Daily Prompt: Person of the Year | Words From The Desk Of An Insomniac
  14. A Person of the Year | Miss Pelican’s Perch
  15. Tata Madiba for Person of the Year | Nanuschka’s Blog
  16. Bassem Youseff: Person of the Year | بيسان
  17. Big and Awesome! | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  18. Daily Prompt: BIG | Postcards from
  19. The Person of the Year; And It Ain’t You | The Jittery Goat
  20. My person of the year is…. | Hope* the happy hugger
  21. DP – Person Of The Year | Life With Pink Princesses
  22. What Makes People Deserve Awards? | windandlaughter
  23. Dirty Laundry – [Daily Prompt: Person of the Year] | unknowinglee
  24. Daily Prompts: Person of the Year « Mama Bear Musings
  25. Daily Prompt: Parents of the Year | Thriving Pessimist…
  26. Daily prompt: BIG | It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see – Thoreau
  27. Foster Mama of the Year… | Haiku By Ku
  28. Donors | Spunky Wayfarer
  29. Daily Prompt: Big | HpWpBp
  30. Flying On Empty Thoughts | Daily Prompt: Person of the Year
  31. Teacher and Mother: A true person of the year | Lewis Cave
  32. Into The Distance | The Educated Illiterates
  33. Daily Prompt: Person of the Year | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  34. Daily Prompt: Big // 365 Day 138 | AmiLoo’s Photography
  35. Person of the year | March of the Gypsies
  36. Daily Prompt: Person of the Year | On My Front Porch
  37. Person of The Year | Tony’s Texts
  38. Daily Prompt: Meet Donald, the Ticket Tearer | Iam Who Iam
  39. Daily Prompt: Time Before Time | One Starving Activist
  40. Bigger, nothing. | Hasta Que mi Corazón Explote… | Until my Heart Explodes…
  41. His name is Bill W. | I Didn’t Just Wake Up This Morning with a Craving
  42. Jane or John Doe | Vivir, que no es poco
  43. I have the power | That Socially Anxious Atheist Paranoid Gay
  44. ARTIST OF THE YEAR? | Standing Ovation, Seated

Let me know what you think…

Tammye Honey


Road Trip A-Z Challenge Day 11

Post A-to-Z Road Trip [2013]

Today is Day 11 and is so full of awards that just came rolling in during the day as I was about to do the road trip that I decided to postpone the trip to include them with the people who had nominated.

The first stop on our trip I may have mentioned prior, however she is such a must read daily that I feel safe in mentioning her again. (she has such an interesting site I am sending you there and will wait till you come back to continue)

Now that you are back… The award is 2013-apr-24-most-infl-blogger-award-utesmile

The way this one goes is…if you have left a comment on any of my blog sites…you qualify for this award.

Next Stop would be to another favorite of mine that is always a fun read:

To read about Revisedgewater just go to I actually think there might be a little more than 33 grams of blog there.

That award was nordic-bliss-liebster-award

Now I am in trouble as this one comes with rules…

1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.

2. Answer the questions that the tagger set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you’ve tagged to answer.

3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.

4. Go to their page and tell them.

5. No tag backs!

Hmm this is supposed to be a road trip about other sites, not me lol… I am going to answer his eleven questions and that should tell you eleven things about me.

1. Which superpower would you want? Not sure what is available out there in this modern age.  Does this question come with a list?

2. If you had that superpower, would you be my sidekick? Oh You had better ask your wife first.  Maybe a cyber sidekick will have to ask hubby if I can take time to fight bad guys  in my spare time.

3. If you could make sure a certain actor/actress would never be allowed to make another movie ever again, who would it be? I do not really keep track of actors and actresses so I guess they get a reprieve here.

4. Why? Too busy with my own life to live in that fantasy world.

5. What are you 33 grams of? Love, compassion, understanding and patience.

6. Are you as tired of this post as I, Captain Procrastination, am? LOL

7. You’re blocking the TV. Can you move a little to the left? I just turned sideways. Now you can see.

8. I guess I should’ve asked this as number 3, but I don’t care enough to put them in order. What would your superhero name be if you were my sidekick? Love overwhelmer

9. Do you have any money I can borrow? I might eventually pay you back one day. Sorry just gave hubby last twenty.

10. Which movie character (it can be from any movie) would you most want with you during a zombie apocalypse? not familiar with Zombie Apocalypse.

11. . Which movie character (it can be from any movie) would you least want with you during a zombie apocalypse? Ditto That looks like a game…

Eleven nominees will be included with the next award which also needs nominees:



So there is Day 11 Road Trip of Awards…thank you for all of them.  This has been an inspiration to really carry on and I now know that perhaps I just encountered a bad apple. Then blessings were bestowed with the awards and I now feel like a new woman that can conquer the world of writing one road trip at a time.

Thank you to all my readers for the support.

Tammye Honey


Today is my 1 year Anniversary

Not for my new marriage but on Word Press…woo hoo  anniversary-1x

I am a survivor of  one year of straight daily blogging…

Thank you as that is one year of subscribed viewers who have read every day.  I owe it all to you.

I can’t wait to see what twists and turns are in the road for next year.

So can’t wait to see you in the following year,  just follow me…
For another year of adventures.

Tammye Honey

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Road Trip A-Z Challenge Day 7 Part III

Post A-to-Z Road Trip [2013]


This road trip is a little different today.  Since I received a 3 in 1 Award from

I am a free spirit, born 20 years too late. With a huge love for all things Latin, I think I might have been / should be Spanish! I live in a constant state of gratitude and seek to find something beautiful in every day. I live to inspire and help. Hopefully I will be able to make a small difference somewhere. My motto, there is always something to be grateful for!

The nominees will be my road trip:

There are fifteen nominees:



    Hmm, where to begin. If I had my choice, I would definitely choose “living to eat.” I’ve grown to believe that “living to eat” and “eating to live” are not mutually exclusive. In everything, there’s a balance. This blog is primarily about that journey. As in many journeys, there will be detours. But that’s part of it.

    I’m The Mouse and I like to cook. Sometimes more than actually eating (but not by much). I rarely use recipes and often make things up as I go along. Part of this blog is to try and document what I cooked so I can cook it again. I’ll try to be as detailed as I can (key word “try). Don’t expect too much details. If you want more information, leave a comment, I’ll get back to you.

    The Cat is the chief taster in the family. If the dish passes her, it’s good. If it doesn’t, oh well.

    We also like to eat out, and eating out provides inspiration for me to try it at home, but with The Mouse’s spin on it.

    For now, about us, let’s just say Living, loving, eating, tasting, cooking, and sharing …

    Peace out.

    The Mouse




    I’m a retired factory worker living now in Boise, Idaho.

    In the fifth grade (second time around) I wrote a poem as a class assignment. The poem was read to the class and I remember one part of it quite well:

    “Instead of spelling and reducing my fractions                                                                                                                                                                                                                         I’m entertaining the class with all my actions                                                                                                                                                                                                                           That’s why I’m placed in this class’s rear                                                                                                                                                                                                                                What some learned in one will take me another year.”

    The class and teacher laughed and a powerful lesson was learned: Writing influences people‘s thought and emotions.

    In the tenth grade I wrote a short story that was passed to friends. They found it amusing and entertaining. For all my life I have written only for myself sharing with only friends and family, like a painter who paints only for themselves because of its personal enjoyment.

    Now being retired I’m sharing the stories that have rattled around in my head for years.

    What Is The Jittery Goat All About?

    The Jittery Goat went online in December of 2008. Something new is added once or twice a week. I’ve never had writer’s block – come close. I’m always searching for a topic that’s on people’s minds and that can be written humorously. That’s a challenge.

    I’m from the generation that stared at test patterns on the TV, first plastered the a transistor radio to their ear, served in an unwanted and unpopular war, saw a President assassinated, one resign, one that should have, saw men step on the moon, and people blow-up in the sky trying to go to space. I have lived though IMAX, Iphones, Ipads, and now living through I forgot, I don’t know, and I don’t care. I find myself most comfortable with people who are skeptical and cynical, but not to the degree of being downright negative or depressing. In other words they see or want to see the silver lining, but they are constantly aware of the dark cloud and are certain of its potential.

    The Need For Redemption Is Instinctive

    What is read early influences one throughout life.  The first book that I read that deeply impressed me (8th grade) was To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus Finch was a man born of principle. He did the right thing because to him it was the only thing to do. The book Billy Budd followed.  It left me thinking for weeks. The outcry of Billy Budd prior to his hanging impressed upon me the need to always be forgiving. “God bless you Captain Vere!” was Billy Budd’s cry to the captain responsible for his execution just before hung. Of course, Melville likely barrowed it from Jesus’ execution, “Forgive them, for they know not what they do.”

    In my early twenties I became more interested in the Bible, not as literature or a collection of lessons taught by narratives, but as God’s inspired message to man.  It has been the Bible that gives redemption and forgiveness context, reason, and form for the Billy Budd-like declaration. We do it because God forgives. It is good and healthy for us emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

    Life is an unending chain of events of wrongs to us and as we have likewise done to others. Forgiveness is the only thing that makes sense. It gives depth and background for the Finch-like character I read about. Animals don’t retaliate for harm done to them, because they forget. Humans remember. Forgiveness is what prevents retaliation. It seems it is a quality that is unique in creation to humans.

    Redemption seems, in some ways, an underlying thread in my writing. If not outright expressed it is often the reflex that pushes the key that forms the word that makes the story.

    The desire to make things right when we offend is universal as is the need to extend forgiveness. It comes natural. We can’t live without it or the hope it produces.

So that is all I can fit for part III…it has taken me all day just to try and get this to publish…

Tammye Honey


Road Trip A-Z Challenge Part I

Post A-to-Z Road Trip [2013]


This road trip is a little different today.  Since I received a 3 in 1 Award from




    Hm… where to begin?

    My jiggly bits.

    I’ve always wanted to be one of those girls who – when standing – had so much space between their thighs a freight train could barrel through my waif-like gams. And I would barely notice.

    Much like 99.9% of my very limited and uneventful sexual encounters, my response would be, “Um… did something just happen. Should I turn off the TV? I felt nothing between my legs.”

    Why so happily aloof?

    Because my thighs never touch. Like ever.

    In my head, my existence became a mythical tale of leg gap wonders….

    Strong winds would pass through my legs just to say “hello.” And rabbits and fairies visited my cavernous gap just to spread the word throughout my fairy tale kingdom, “All hail! The gap is here. Let there be peace in this unencumbered crotch. Amen.”

    And it – life – would be totally rad.

    So flippin’ perfect.

    Just me and my leg gap and my fully encumbered crotch.

    The end.

    Except it wasn’t the end – ‘cause it didn’t really happen.

    Here is what did.

    Decades of hating my body. Decades of hating my thighs – and the rest of my jiggly bits. And decades of trying to be something I was not.

    I mean that fact is… A unicorn will gallop through my living room long before my sumptuous thighs evaporate.

    I am tall. I am muscular as hell. And that is simply – the deal. I am never ever gonna be a waif.

    On a good day, I am the most fit version of me. Vibrant. Happy. Mouthy. A little sarcastic. Quick with a lame story. But by no means a waif.

    About 3 years ago, I started blogging about my weight loss journey. I lost about 55 pounds and I continued to write until I embraced all of my jiggly bits. That said, this is not a weight loss blog.

    Let me say it again – not, not, not.

    I have spent decades talking about my weight, obsessing over it, weighing myself to exhaustion. The fact is I am gonna eat well and exercise or not.

    Further, I don’t ask people about their weight or food or anything remotely tangential – nor do I give an it-shay. That is their business.

    I am entirely overwhelmed just trying to get to work on time every other decade. And that is my business – and I suck it.

    I’ve just talked, read and researched it to death – so it is now equivalent to childbirth or marriage to me – “I don’t care if other people do it, but – by all means – leave me out of it.”

    So again – this is not a weight loss blog. There are a bazillion people and places where “the numbers” can be discussed in a bazillion different ways. I am just giving my journey some context.

    The best way I know to lose some weight is to…

    • Drop a boyfriend that shouldn’t be [- 150 lbs.]
    • Or finally stop talking to that itch-bay [yes, I am fluent in Pig Latin. Impressed yet?] at work or at Thankgiving dinner or next door that drives you nuts [now, deduct another 150 lbs.]
    • Or get rid of all of the it-shay in your house that takes up too much space and is too much work to clean [now, deduct another 20 – 40 lbs.]

    And presto magic! [Throw in some Harry Potter spell here…]

    And most people will weigh in at -300, at the very least.

    Anyway, that’s how it all went down.

    Once I accepted my body. And me. I just became less interested in writing about the jiggle of my thighs, cellulite, that soft mound beneath my belly button.

    And became more concerned with exorcising and/or accepting life’s REAL jiggly bits. The parts of my life that just hung on my soul, shaking and shaking, every time I wanted to move forward or move at all.

    Yes, those jiggly bits. And I’ve had my share…

    • Abusive childhood. [So been there, so done that.]
    • Sociopath mother. [The itch-bay was – and remains cray cray.]
    • Lovers. Walked, walked, walked all over me and my low self-esteem/self-worth [Sigh]
    • My voice. I mean the one that spoke my truth, cried my indignation. Didn’t even know I could have one.

    The list goes on and on…

    But let’s just say speaking up – I mean truly advocating for myself – is firmly in my wheelhouse now.

    Demons from the past no longer rule me. Laugh at me. Taunt my soul. Hurt my heart.

    I could laugh at them, but who gives an it-shay? That’s when I knew I was truly “fixed” – because every reminder didn’t stop me in my tracks. Fill me with tears. [Boy, there was a time not long ago when I could use 2 boxes of Kleenex on some mom and kid in a Hallmark commercial. For realz.]

    But now? Eh. I just feel whole and peaceful [and I wish I could explain it better than that, but that’s all I got.]

    I say all of that to say being brutally honest about my past – using words – propelled me past it. Yes, I mean blogging. [I know. Right? It’s totally cray cray.]

    But it is what it is.

    And certainly, my support system and genuine friendships I made at saved my life – on so many levels.

    No, I don’t work for them. I mean no one in their right mind would want me to be their spokesperson. I curse too much. I have anger issues that scurry right to surface on special occasions [and holidays, of course.] And I say exactly what I mean – making me politically un-savvy, at best.

    But as goddess of everything fabulous, RuPaul, would say: “my goal is to always come from a place of love …but sometimes you just have to break it down for a mother[trucker].”

    I guess my fairy tale now would be to share and love and laugh so hard it hurts (but in a good way). To be so honest that it if makes just one person feel less lonely, less hopeless for one second, it would be worth it.

    And to wake up every day and say, “I love my jiggly bits.”

    The ones on the outside and the inside.

    That is my new goal.

    That is now my mission for life.

    I know it’s a lofty goal. But what can’t we accomplish together?

    I am pretty sure the answer is nothing.

    I’m just sayin’.

  2. Man is the pen name of someone that doesn’t care to hear the criticism for his thoughts and opinions.You may feel free to share, reblog, sing, comment, or whatever else you feel like just do not steal my words or take credit for them as they are copyrighted and protected by the hounds of hell. (added: 1-29-13 Well… with all these new visitors I have hired some “helpers” to guard my writing… and stuff…please disregard the icy feeling on your neck and down your spine) Thanks and enjoy!Additional Note: 03.13.13 – Since my blog hit 5000 members today I found two lazy Dragons that had nothing better to do than to torment fishermen in Fiji, so I did you a favor Fiji and employed them. Meet Jolly and Lolly, they can belch a flame or two and are generally lazy… but please don’t get them “fired up” … my blog might not survive.Additional Note: 04.03.13 – Today my blog hit 100,000 views and I am very excited. I am also worried about my Chia Pet collection so I asked my 10th grade English teacher to come watch over things. She has great experience with watching for idle hands that swipe things, and she was retired and bored. You really don’t want to mess with her, she can be pretty cranky.


    Within this blog, you will find three or more general topics to choose from. Well, actually I have two blogs going on, one for western stories and one on heritage and trail cooking. You can reach either site within the other blog.

    The first; For those interested in Old West short stories, click on that category. My stories are written on the spur of the moment. Nothing ticks me off more than spending $10 or more on a paperback then finding the story sucked! Now I’m not saying mine are any better than a published author gets printed, it’s just that I like endings that leave me with the feeling that the time I spent reading it was worth its while. I also love history. You’ll find that many times I place the characters or story itself in a setting that at the time was or still is real. Eg: The storm of the century involves a real storm that occurred in 1950 but I claim artistic license as to the events of the characters. My theory is that the unadulterated  truth can be pretty boring, so I lie my tail off to make it a readable story…or something like that. I call it truthful fiction!

    The second; My heritage cooking blog.  This is a blog on Heritage cooking recipes and related stuff.  I once had someone tell me that my recipe was the same as the one they found online. I do scan the cooking sites but don’t copy their recipes then claim I got it from my great grandmother on her death bed. I explained it like this. If your great grandma had a really good recipe, do you think she held it in a bank vault and left it in her will to you? Nope, she shared it with friends and family. How many times have we shared our favorite recipes with others….I bet tons of times! So a family from Idaho can have the same recipe as one in Texas because that recipe was at one time in the past shared. It’s like a family tree. So, don’t get upset if you see your own grandma’s secret recipe for Russian Borscht online under Kim Soo’s Chinese cooking secrets!

    The third; Not so short, short stories. These are stories bigger than the 5,000 word ones that many magazines etc limit your submissions to. There are times a 5,000 word story just can’t do what a 8,000 word one does. I had a western magazine once recommend I reduce my 7,200 word short story to 5,000 before they would consider publishing it. I thought it stunk after I cut it down so I never resubmitted it. Anyway, they’re less than a novel but longer than a short story. Again, ‘The storm of the century’ is a good example of this.

    About the Author; The old west has always fascinated me. As a kid in Idaho my brothers and I used to scavenge the Oregon trailthat cut through our farm for junk the wagon trail folks left alongside the road. I grew up with Hoppalong Cassidy, Sheriff Spud and yodeling cowboys. As much as I wanted to write my own stories of the old west, I was too busy trying to put food on the table most times to even consider it. I’m kinda’ retired now due to a good beating I got when I fell off a tall building I was working on, so now I find myself with the time to write. Since the accident, I’ve been thinking of changing my name also to Hoppalong but accuracy would dictate I call myself instead, stumble-a-long!

    I still get out West from time to time but most of my writing is done from my Lazy Boy here in Florida. When I was younger (and not so stove up) my wife and I worked on a large cattle ranch. She cooked for the hands and I bossed ‘em around! My years spent in the saddle inspecting and mending fences, chasing cows out of the brush, driving cattle to new pasture and sleeping many nights under the stars gave me a new appreciation for our Lord and Creator. He sure did make some awful fine scenery to gaze at while I worked the range!

    I miss the cowboy life and live it vicariously now in my writing.  Maybe someday I can once again kick off my boots on ranch house porch and hear the bawling cattle letting me know I and my heart are home again. Dreams… even though I’m a bit stove up now, I still dream my dreams.

    I was in Cave Creek Arizona one afternoon having some lunch at a local cowboy watering hole when a man and his woman road up on horseback, hitched ‘em to the rail and clunked on inside with their tall heel’d western boots clunking  an’ spurs  jingling on the wooden walkway. They had been riding to town and because of the days heat, decided to stop and grab a cold one. Now that’s my idea of what a town should be like! I tip my hat to any town still allowing horses on their streets and to those establishments kind enough to provide hitching rails and watering troughs for thirsty Nags.

    Contact me at; or

  4. well to know me you have to know about my family.

    I have a mum and dad that have been together for 30plus years they maried in there early 20s and had just me and my big sister.

    My dad was in the army till i was about 12 ish then arfter 22years 6 months and 3days he left the army.

    there have been times my amazing dad had to take rubbish jobs work all sorts of hours and althou he has moaned and has really hated it at time he has worked to provide for us.

    As for my mum she dos everything for everyone she is so helpful and is always running around for someone always doing something. i often worry about her getting warn out but she is always there for her family and friends.

    My sister i love my sister to bits at times i love to hate her but love her moment im done moaning about her. She worked dam hard to become a nurse. She loves her  job although she works hard and dos not get a lot of gratitude for her job and is under paid.

    The there are my two young sons, Kierren-jack who was born on 22-06-06 at 33weeks he was born not breathing and has had some complications but is amazing young man.Then there is Kai-rhys leach he was born on 24-04-2010 at 35 weeks he had some problems but luckly he has bounced back and seems to be doing well now.

    That is my family and i am Julianne im a single disabled mum of two boys. And these are the people who have helped me become me in there own ways they keep me strong support me and inspire me (shhhh dont tell them i said that)to be interdependent and try and achieve my dreams as much as possible.

So that is Part I…Now to see if it will finally Publish after trying all day…

Tammye Honey


Daily Prompt: Unconventional Love In Writing

Daily Prompt: Unconventional Love

Over the weekend, we explored different ways to love. Today, tell us about the most unconventional love in your life.

Photographers, share a photo that says unconventional. 

The love shown by other blog sites for your writings.  I awoke this morning to have received three awards in one from

The instructions were quite simple:

The rules for the awards are as follows:

  1. Display the Award Certificate on your website.
  2. Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented you with the award.
  3. Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers.
  4. Drop them a comment to tip them off after you have linked them in the post.
  5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself:

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So here are the Awards.  This is about as unconventional as it gets.  This is an honor.

Seven Interesting Things about Myself:

  1. The sunlight gives me migraines so I am not able to go outside much.
  2. I love fresh air so my windows are open even on chilly days
  3. I do not leave the house very much
  4. It takes me forever to get to sleep at night and stay asleep.
  5. I love to paint with acrylic and oil paints on canvas but rarely do it.
  6. I love my coffee in the morning
  7. I do not like to be waken during the night for a dumb reason.  If the house is not on fire or a tornado, or an emergency, let me sleep or I am not a nice person.

Wow now for fifteen nominees that I have never picked before?

Wait…With this I should just take a road trip…you will have to see my day today Day7

So lets see what the other Daily Prompt Writers had to say on the subject then we can continue on with the road trip,

So hurry back to see who I nominated…

  1. Friends with benefits… | Hope* the happy hugger
  2. But against | vicariously in love with you
  3. velvetspage’s Blog
  4. Daily Prompt: « Mama Bear Musings
  5. What’s In A Word | Tony’s Texts
  6. God on the Hudson | One Man Versus the World
  7. Dimples and Dreadlocks (Short Fiction) | The Jittery Goat
  8. Who prays to have a best friend? | Daily Prompt: Unconventional Love | likereadingontrains
  9. Unconventional Love | Nanuschka’s Blog
  10. Daily Prompt: Unconventional Love | superalice
  11. DP Challenge – Unconventional Love | Travels and Trifles
  12. Unconventional | Travellin’ Thru Rambles
  13. Daily Prompt: Unconventional Love | JUkk
  14. Paraclete | Relax…
  15. Flight of the discord | Miss Moiety
  16. Unconventional Love ♥ | The Silver Lining of the Optimistic Pessimist
  17. Unconventional Love? | the world behind the lens
  18. Daily Prompt: Unconventional | Postcards from
  19. Beware Cupid’s Arrow | Donbury Pond
  20. Telephonic Invasion | charlottesville winter
  21. The Artist Who Loves Facts | The Magic Black Book
  22. Daily Prompt: Unconventional Love | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  23. Unconventional Love is … | Cozy Compulsions @ Midnight
  24. Daily Prompt: Unconventional Love | On My Front Porch
  25. Daily Prompt: Unconventional Love | Little Growing Pains
  26. Daily Prompt: Unconventional Love | Of Glass & Paper
  27. The Social Stigma of Adoption | Feit Can Write
  28. Daily Prompt: Unconventional Love 14th May 2013 | ittikorn1994
  29. Unconventional love | Stephen Chapman
  30. Daily Prompt: Unconventional Love | writinglikeastoner
  31. Daily Prompt: Unconventional Love | L’S THOUGHTS….
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  33. Truth Bomb | Catching Happy
  34. A Bear and a Lion… | Haiku By Ku

Happy Reading

Tammye Honey










Day 5 of Road Trip A-Z Challenge

Post A-to-Z Road Trip [2013]

So here I am on day 5 of my journey.  Who will I explore today?  Perhaps I will find some exciting articles and possible great foods or jokes along the way.

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Perhaps there will be 15 Nominees to accept this award out there.

My first stop is


I am a 43 yr old woman trying to find her way in life and often don’t know if I ever will! Read my ramblings get to know me. You will be amazed or not! Lol!

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog 😀 I’m Leslie and my brain is where all these posts fall out of – for better or worse! I’m a video game geek, maker of crafts, sci-fi enthusiast, reader, writer, picture taker, believer in animal rights, and all around nut job (diagnostically speaking 😉

What I have here at For Therapy & Function is mostly an opinion blog. But not just mine! I completely welcome your thoughts too 😀 I don’t need you to agree with me – I just ask that you please be respectful in the debate to myself and other people in the comments section

 That said, this is also a personal blog. I talk a lot about my personal experiences, my mental health, my goals and my ideas. On another side I occasionally talk about what’s going on in the day to day – stuff about my family or pets.

When Doreen’s brother was murdered, she was shattered.  She dove head first into working; writing and learning.  Anything to keep herself  from feeling or dealing with her loss and the complete unraveling of her family.   Doreen  was fortunate enough to come in contact with some very special people at the Network of Victim Assistance.  She joined a Homicide Survivors Group and then became active in the state of Pennsylvania’s largest and most comprehensive victim service organization, NOVA,  as an advocate, board member and speaker.  She has become a voice for those affected by violence and bullying.  She has also become a champion for the elderly; who sometimes have trouble admitting they have been victimized.

Doreen has written for several Philadelphia area newspapers and is a member of The Press Club, the Chamber of Commerce and several Writers Groups including “Hot Pens” in Newtown Square, Pa.

She met (online) and married the love of her life and soul mate, John.  It was John who insisted she finish her book.  The header on this website is the very beach in Strathmere, New Jersey where  at sunset, surrounded by their friends and families they were married.

Together, Doreen and John have 5 grown children  (2 more in heaven), and 11 grand children (their own little cult).  Doreen lives in Delaware County, Pa. with her husband, John,  2 yappy terriers and a homeless woman named Sophie.  Update: (After 2 years and 4 months we have found a home for Sophie.  She is receiving the care she needs.  John and I miss her; yet we are enjoying our (we) time.

It all started with the endless winters in the Balkans.

Sometime in the middle of primary school, while in my native Romania, I began trudging through the snow, barely making it to the library. Electricity was sparse, and clouds chased away the sun at noon. Not much to do at home. The library managed to have power all day, served the best hot chocolate, and it housed collections of Eminescu, Arghezi, even some early Eliade. It also stored works by Dickens,  Hugo, and Dostoevsky, though not every librarian considered them age appropriate. A bountiful source of the finest stories.

It’s safe to say, it was when I sat in the back of the library, that I passed suddenly and passively into a state of mind similar to bliss. The reading paradise. I would have happily taken up residence in the sixteenth-century building, even tolerated the mice at night, if left alone with my books. 

The writing came later. I had never planned to be a writer, but the reading led to inspiration, and ideas willed the pen into my hand. A high school teacher liked my essay on Eminescu’s “Evening Star,” so I wrote another one, followed by a short story that would have given me no peace had it not found its way onto paper.

I moved to the U.S. in 1992 to finish my studies, and started writing in English, a beautiful challenge. The world of fiction writing continues to provide a great counterbalance to the legal research and document drafting I tackle for a paycheck in a law office.

Today, I live in sunny California where the reading and writing continues. Although far from the harsh winters of the Balkans, I sometimes miss the old library in Romania.

About Me

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I am an eclectic, introverted shopaholic with too many hobbies. I write… read… customise clothes… watch films, new and old… make greetings cards… cross-stitch… love vintage fashion, hair-styles and make-up… listen to music, again new and old… love shoes… drink lots of tea… and eat chocolate.

The Greek word Zoe means of the absolute fullness of life, both essential and ethical, which belongs to God, and through Him  – life real and genuine, a life active and vigorous, devoted to God, blessed, in the portion even in this world of those who put their trust in Christ, and to last for ever.

Zoe Cottage is the name of our new home, and after four years of blogging elsewhere I am starting fresh with a new look and a new name. Please feel free to join the conversation–it will be wide and varied!


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Happily married for lots of years to great guy, mother of one wonderful daughter. I have lots of interests and wished I had more time to explore them all.

Who is Ribbie? Good question. Difficult to answer. One thing is clear, Ribbie defies definition. An artist, no. A poet, twice, as in two poems. A writer of note, not. A gambler, never. A fisherman of sorts, as a child. Never cared much for comic books, did Ribbie. Music lover, with musical genes and no gift. But what kind of music? Jazz – Miles, Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny to name a few. Classical too. Beethoven, Bach, Chopin and others. Some Rock – old stuff, the Rolling Stones, Beatles, the Who, Led Zeppelin, old Genesis records, Pink Floyd, Yes, Jeff Beck, Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake. By these ancient references, it is not hard to guess Ribbie’s age.

A devoted husband and father, Ribbie delights in the simple pleasures of life – day trips with family just to get out, barbecues, birding, a stroll in the arboretum, making hillbilly chilly and chillin with Ella the cat. Reading is one of Ribbie’s passions. Ribbie reads voraciously. In fact, he reads 3 or 4 books at a time, for Ribbie can, despite evidence to the contrary, focus on one task and complete it in a timely fashion. He can. What is Ribbie currently reading you ask? Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy by Chris Hayes; At the Tea Party edited by Laura Flanders;  and The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson.

Speaking of books, there are two that have influenced Ribbie the most and inspired him to become a teacher: A People’s History of the United States, by Howard Zinn and Pedagogy of the Oppressed, by Paulo Freire. Ribbie teaches English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at a Community College and directs a community based Adult Basic Education (ABE) program. An advocate for increased funding for ABE programs which include literacy, Pre-GED, GED, ESOL, college transitions, and Citizenship classes, Ribbie believes that all adults have a right to free basic education.

Thank you for reading my blog! I’m originally from the mid-west but my family moved to the West Coast a long, long time ago and I went to high school and college out here. I’m a SoCal chicka! I’ve been married since 1994 to a tug boat captain who travels the world. Sometimes he’s here, sometimes he’s not. My proudest accomplishment is being the stay-at-home mom of a wonderful college graduate son. Yes, I am obnoxiously proud of my Angel Boy’s Ph.D. I have a background in education, marketing, advertising, and public relations. I’ve been in a few films, helped my surfer husband with a surf-related radio show, owned a couple of small businesses, and co-founded and co-directed a non-profit organization with my captain Right now,  I’m building acopyediting and proofreading career with diverse assignments ranging from neuroscience documents to grants for a theater group to ascientific paper originally written in German. I love seashells and rocks, gardening and baking, Hello Kitty and Chanel, and everything with sparkles and leopard print.

It is my prayer that these flaming words will ignite a fire within the hearts of my readers, inspiring them, bringing them joy, and comforting their pain as they enter this safe haven in the midst of the fiery flames.


Originally a cockney from the East End of London. Arrived in Switzerland 46 years ago and due to meeting Mr. Swiss, I am still here. Mother of two sons, have been adopted by 3 cats. Worked 30 years as an export clerk for a Swiss machine tool company and am now retired. Like to go for walks with my camera and write blogs, flash fiction, poems to make life interesting. Speak fluent German/Swiss German, French, Italian and some Russian. Mother tongue: still cockney english.


I had noticed that the A-Z challenge blogs were mostly from Blogspot and not from Word Press so I changed it up today and went to my reader to find some inspiration for Mothers Day. This award was an inspiration to me to find blogs that I have followed and that have given me a shiny moment in my life.  I hope that it does the same for you.

Carry on the torch and find several blogs that inspire you and nominate them.

Tammye Honey.


Best Moment Award


I was nominated this award by .  
What a special day on Mother’s Day to  be given this award

The rules are simple for this award.
1. Create an acceptance speech either by video or written speech post.
2. Pass the award onto 15 bloggers.

Acceptance for this award , is a thrilling moment. We , live many happy sensitive and passionate moments, as we write or post images. As a blogger, we contribute and share with others , our feelings as reactions to happenings.We promote or refuse to accept the norm, thus building a voice ,a moment for our self and for others.

In this moment, we live many spans of time, just as the rainbow..colorful and high, can see and feel…making us smile each time it appears, we want to see once again..the sky and its beauty.  (That was a thought shared by Kalabalu and I could not have said it better myself.

I appreciate this award and with the great task ahead of finding 15 (or should I say limiting myself to 15) bloggers who are deserving…

My dilemma is that quite a few of my fellow bloggers who would fit into this category do not accept awards.

I will just mention them here then will try and find 15 to qualify:,

So you see my problem these blogs through the years have inspired me.  Through their words, articles and thoughts, they have made me inspired to carry on.

Perhaps it is time for my road trip and there I will find 15 bloggers to give the award to.  If any one of the fellow Bloggers mentioned here do accept awards then by all means please feel honored to. 

You have made my blog come alive.

Tammye Honey





Nominated for the Liebster Award

Much to my amazement, one of my fellow bloggers really did some research and found that my About section did qualify for the Liebster Award.  


I am posed with 11 questions about myself and then am to pick 11 fellow bloggers who I feel qualify to accept this award and nominate them.  Since I can’t tag back I can’t renominate Mellifluousvoice.   You can read about her though.  Here are my 11 questions:

  1. What is your favourite dessert? Gluten Free, Corn Free Brownies
  2. What makes you happy? My hubby’s and My Children being happy and their lives going well.
  3. Do you have a favorite YouTube Site? Since we are so busy with our own YouTube do not wander too far other than Vevo.
  4. What genres do you read? Love a good mystery or non-fiction.
  5. What is one thing you like about your life now? Love being married.
  6. If you could use a Time Turner, which part of your life would you want to relive again? None of it.
  7. What is a sport that you are good at, or wish you are good at? Nothing really
  8. Where is the best place to travel to, based on your experience? Did you know that Tennessee is ranked #1 to retire to? I have arrived!
  9. Are you still in contact with any childhood friends? Sort of thru Facebook.
  10. How do you manage stress? I start each day fresh and do not take worries into the next day.
  11. When is your favourite time of the day and why? Early morning and late night as they are so peaceful.

So I will present the same questions to my candidates 

    1. What is your favourite dessert?
    2. What makes you happy?
    3. Do you have a favourite Youtuber?
    4. What genres do you read?
    5. What is one thing you like about your life now?
    6. If you could use a Time Turner, which part of your life would you want to relive again?
    7. What is a sport that you are good at, or wish you are good at?
    8. Where is the best place to travel to, based on your experience?
    9. Are you still in contact with any childhood friends?
    10. How do you manage stress?
    11. When is your favourite time of the day and why?

    Now for who I nominate:


      Coming up with eleven bloggers that I have never nominated prior was not an easy task.  I finally found them.  I hope that you enjoy their works as much as I do.  

      Tammye Honey