Thursday, September 18, 2014

You Think I'm Weird, Do You?




"Mom, you're weird."

When I heard those words I felt so many emotions.  First, I laughed.  This is a typical thing for a teenager to say to their parent, right?  Then I agreed.  I do have my own way of looking at things. Then I was self-conscious.  Am I so "weird" that I'm still embarrassing myself in my middle age?

Do you remember having someone make you feel dumb in grade school?  Or, middle school?  High School?  You raise your hand to give an answer only to have the class laugh because the answer is completely wrong.  But, in your mind, you see how your answer could work?  I mean, I get it. Why don't they?  That's pretty much me and my brain, my spirit.

Having a brain that works this way requires knowing when to keep quiet and/or having a thick skin, of which I have neither.  I am super sensitive to feelings and vibes and even when I hear the words 'Don't say it.  Don't say it.' swirling in my brain my mouth forms these words and out comes my "weird" thought.

If people had warning labels mine would read:  'I make no sense'.  But I do make sense - to myself.

I'm not weird, or dumb.  I just see things differently sometimes.  Hopefully some day I'll feel more comfortable about it.






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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

How Quickly They Turn On You - Wordless Wednesday

We love artichokes but haven't had the best luck getting them to a hearty size.  While we think to let them stay on the stalk longer will help them grow larger that doesn't seem to be the case.  They turn to a thistle and we've missed our chance at an artichoke once again.  

However, what a blossom this is!

How Quickly They Turn On You - Wordless Wednesday - Ann Again and again


Do you grow artichoke's?  If you have any tips on how to grow them to a nice, hearty size I'd love to have you share in the comment section below.

If you'd like to participate in a W.W. link-up join at The Bewitchin' Kitchen.com And Mrs. Tee Love Life Laughter.com

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Twitter You're No Help At All

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I was put into Twitter time-out for 7 days and it was so frustrating!  For whatever reason Twitter decided to shut down my posting ability and my pleas for help from their "Technical Support" went unheeded.  Not even a robo-email stating "We've received your notice and will get back to you" blah blah blah. Nothing!  For 7 days!  

Their website "Help Center" was a joke.  Under the FAQ's for being locked out of your account it said "Wait an hour or so, the lock will clear on its own".  Ahem.  I'm on day 7 and that's not happening. At the bottom of the page it asked - "Still Need Help? Contact Support".  However that took me to a prompt to Reset My Password which would then spin me back to my homepage that was notifying me that my account was locked. Yes! I know!  Round and round I go. So frustrating!!!

The other morning, somehow I was able to find a way to get my account back up and running.  I feel that this tip I found on their site was a fluke because I haven't been able to find it since. All I know is that I'm back chatting with my Twitter pals, sharing things that make me smile, good deal info. and my Instragram photos on my Twitter account now.  It's weird how I felt not having this access for 7 days :-p

If this is happening to you let me share how I was able to regain my Twitterverse access.

  • While at your Twitter Homepage go to "Settings"
  • From the menu that appears on the left of the page click "Apps"
  • On the "Applications" page you will see every app that you have allowed to access your Twitter account.  (Ex. Instagram, TweetDeck/Hootsuite) Click "Revoke Access" to all apps.
  • Refresh the page and click the button to Reset Password
There are certain accounts that I have returned access to my Twitter account and things are so far, so good.  However, it's been 10 days since I sent my first S.O.S. message to their support team and I still haven't heard anything.  *knock*knock*  Twitter, is anybody home?

Have you had issues being locked out of an account?  Did you receive help from a support team or did you figure things out on your own?

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Great Way To Start The Week

One of my favorite pieces of music.  A great way to start the week.  Make it full screen, turn on your sound... and breathe:

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