Transitioning 2.22.19

I’m cold, I’m hot,

I’m hot, I’m cold.

I’m a little shy

And then I’m bold.

What was that?

Oh that?

It was a zap!

A tingling if you may.

My fingers, my toes,

It comes and goes.

Take a hot shower, ahhh!

Go for a walk!

Drink lots of water,

Flush it out!

Breath! Just breath!

Drink a healthy smoothie

Make it two!

Oh crap!

What was that?

Another zap!

Just because there’s a PhD

Doesn’t mean, they

Know what’s best for me.

For years I’ve studied

My anxiety.

I’m hot, I’m cold

I’m cold, I’m hot!

I’m a little shy

And then I’m bold.

What was that?

Oh that?

It was a zap!

A tingling if you may.

My fingers, my toes,

It comes and goes.

Hanging in there,

Soon it will be over.

#winning

Kind Regards – K

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🌈🌸 SIWO International Poetry Contest Results 🌈🌸

Poetry contest results! Congratulations everyone!

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Hey everyone!

First, we would like to thanks everyone who participated in SIWO International Poetry Contest ☘️

Thank you, for participating so enthusiastically. ☘️

Results :

#1 winner : Brij Kaul

Poem : I love to loiter

I love to loiter and lounge

around

the emerald mountains and

prance

the long beautiful pastures

in bleary trance.

Loving the ephemeral moments

to my fill

I love to loiter and lounge

around

the dense bushes

unknown unbound

the stillness broken occasionally

,by the cacophony of

the birds, animals,

shrill of a strong wind.

I love to mingle in the crowds

of the hustling bustling

bazaars.

throbbing with cries of

Vendors , men and women

displaying

myriad wares on the

pavements

of the huge macadamized

roads.

Haggling for the prices

With

The women vendors for a good meal of

fishes

my pleasant pastime

enjoying

their fury and frown

Smile and serenity

these amazing…

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K’s Blog Recommendations 2.18.2018

Photography by A Dierks NH

Got your coffee?

Yes!

Good!

I love when I have the chance to read and discover the variety of new and enjoy my seasoned favorites! We have a wonderful, diversely talented family that surrounds us in this blogging world!

Do Enjoy! 💗

❤️http://fabulousfiftyfive.com/a-soulmate-connection-design-not-default/

❤️https://foxandco.life/

❤️https://golulodhi.wordpress.com/2019/02/16/golu-lodhi-58/

❤️https://shubhu94.wordpress.com/2019/02/17/soulful-insight/

❤️https://roosruse.wordpress.com/2019/02/09/wait/

❤️https://tjeffers.com/2019/02/15/splitsville/

❤️https://thechickengrandma.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/life-is-like-shoveling-snow/

❤️http://www.p418millennial.com/2018/12/29/we-have-moved/

❤️https://rumenate.us/2019/02/10/only/

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Healthy is GREAT! But…. A Challenge to My Health Conscious Friends 2.13.2019

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Live healthy!! Eat right!

Exercise!!

This supplement helps with this and that and also gives a boost to, etc…

Take this med to help with your anxiety… GREAT! NOT!!

These days, so many individuals are suffering from high blood pressure! Almost every

healthy supplement states- will help lower your blood pressure.

Fantastic, RIGHT?

WRONG!

There are some of us who have a naturally low blood pressure.

Mine happens to be around 90/60!

If I lower it anymore, I’ll be on the floor!  ha!

My standard heart rate equals 57. Not too bad, eh?

 

Walking around in a dazed, weakened stupor is not only dangerous

but DEFINITELY NOT FUN!

Interestingly enough, as most of my friends are being told to watch their salt intake,

I have instructions to increase mine. Hey! What can I say? SORRY!

Much like my dad, I have always been a pepper lover!! If it’s not covered in black,

delectable, coarse speckles, it needs more!  😉

 

Yesterday, for Valentine’s day and my 57th (eek!) birthday, I had a scheduled primary care visit.

**He is literally taking me off my 12 year anti-anxiety regiment of  1.5 xanax in am, .5- 2 hours later, .5- 2 hours later and .5 at bedtime- cold turkey and switching me to 1mg of lorazepam twice per day, and upping my 25 mg Topiramate to twice per day. 

I checked with the local pharmacist. She is not impressed that he is having me quit xanax cold turkey, but said is should not be life threatening. GOOD NEWS!

Unfortunately, I will be experiencing withdrawals. OH SHUCKS!

I am researching, things to have on hand for healthy cleansing/nutritious smoothies, hydration and whatever else I can find.

 

Here is THE CHALLENGE for all my

HEALTH CONSCIOUS friends out there:

Find me some healthy lifestyle foods and smoothies,

that will “NOT DECREASE” my blood pressure, 

PLUS

 Any HELPFUL TIPS you can give me, to get through this transition

will be way beyond appreciated. (I am literally scared sh*tless)

 

Anxiously, awaiting your comments!!

 

Kind Regards and Happy Friday- K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

🌈🌈 >> POETRY CONTEST ALERT!!!!! << 🌈🌈

Deadline is 2.15.2019! SO HURRY!! DON’T MISS OUT!!

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Hey hey hey everyone !!!!!! 🌈

We’re back with our poetry contest – SUCCESS INSPIRERS’ WORLD ORGANISATION INTERNATIONAL POETRY CONTEST !! ❤️

So are you ready to be a part of this exciting opportunity ? ☘️

Grab your chance to show the world how amazing you are! To share your precious poetries and inspire people worldwide! 🌸

⚡ Rules:

1. Participant must be a follower of our blog. ( If you do not use WordPress, you can still follow us by entering your email ID )

2. Participant must share this post on their blog.

3. Participant can share their entry on our blog, or on their blog and comment the link below, or send us through an email on the email ID given at the end of this post.

4. Use #SIWOPC in your post title and in the subject of the email.

🌈 No theme!!!! Write whatever your…

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#Winning (SIWO POETRY CONTEST ENTRY) 2.11.2019

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In the wee hours

Of the morning,

I awake and lay in bed,

Listening to sounds

Of his paws

Upon the hallway carpet

As big dog paces,

While next to me

Little dog snores.

I can feel my laid, back cat

Snuggled against my toes.

Satisfaction and calmness cloak me,

In place, of those

Old, too familiar woes.

 

 

As I lay here, once again,

Realization hits, that

Circumstances can change.

I no longer own

The old Northern homestead.

Which for years

We called our home.

Now, we’ve settled in,

Just under

Nine hundred miles

Have been roamed.

This day, I possess a fresh

Freedom to rebuild.

Joyous memories to make,

A chance to regenerate a life.

Such remarkable opportunities’,

Surrounded by the Souths’

Alluring, signature décor.

Which I and the dogs

Have already begun to explore.

EUREKA!

 

– K of TheBlackWallBlog (2.11.2019)

 

 

 

 

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K’s Blog Recommendations 2.9.2018

Got your coffee?

Yes!! She’s back!

I have had a chance to read and discover a variety of new and enjoyed a few of my old favorites! We have a wonderful, diversely talented family that surrounds us in the blogging world. 

Do Enjoy! 💋

💜https://bellamyzblogzthingz.wordpress.com/2019/02/05/wrap-with-me-gift-ideas-written-in-english-dutch/

💜http://forthysomethingheyhey.com/2019/02/09/be-the-sunshine/

💜https://naijatopinfo.wordpress.com/2019/02/08/how-to-be-instafamous-in-2019/

💜https://itsgoodtobecrazysometimes.wordpress.com/2019/02/09/press-it-%e2%9d%84-%e2%9d%85-%e2%9d%86-snowflakes-tell-me-why-you-are-67/

💜https://daradgamer.wordpress.com/2019/02/09/dont-give-up-great-things-take-time-quotes-sayings-proverbs-thoughtoftheday-quoteoftheday-motivational/

💜https://www.amyjanetravels.co.uk/2019/02/05/chikn-review/

💜https://thepoetryofthingsdotblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/06/the-third-prompt-on-transportation/

💜https://amazingtangledgrace.wordpress.com/2019/02/07/present-warnings-revisited/

💜https://lifthroughalens.wordpress.com/2019/02/03/you-cant-manufacture-a-miracle/

💜https://toniroberts.wordpress.com/2019/02/07/a-bit-of-wisdom-from-a-tribal-elder/

💜http://fabulousfiftyfive.com/awakening-conversation-self/

Kind Regards – K

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Your Balls Are About Useless 2.9.2019

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Now, first of all, GET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER!   😉

I like to try different products. Particularly things that might be friendlier to the environment and I like to be frugal.

Example: I have a reusable mesh coffee filter instead of continuously buying the “one use only”,  paper coffee filters. Win! Win for frugal and obviously decreases the amount of garbage I produce etc…

Static cling is a pain!  Unfortunately, I am allergic to scented dryer sheets and generally buy the hypo allergenic kind.

Two weeks ago, doing my regular monthly online Walmart shopping, I stumbled upon a product that I had heard of  but had not tried – “Dryer balls”. This particular brand was rubber, not my favorite option, but the price was right, so I decided what the heck.

dryer balls 2.9.19

The first drying experience was okay. A bit of static but didn’t seem to be quite as much. Since then, I am up to 3 balls in my dryer. There is still static cling, perhaps not as bad as usual.  I am not sure if it is the weather or the balls. Obviously, I am not happy with the results.

YES! I am going to attempt to buy another kind. After all, it’s not a true experiment if one doesn’t follow through and execute a variety of variables.

On a scale of 1-10, ten being A++ and one being F-, I give these a 2.

Has anyone else had success with trying this type of balls?

Please, let me know.

BTW-

NOO!  I could not write this quick little post with a straight face…  😉

 

Happy chuckling Saturday!

 

Kind Regards and #winning – K

 

 

 

 

 

My Favorite Free Photo Editing App and more 2.7.2019 (A 40 second read)

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Happy Thursday!

A quick shout out to my son.

Happy Birthday!!  

I cannot  believe it’s been 32 years since the first time I held you in my arms. 

D, I hope you have a fantastic day!!

Love,

Mom ❤

 

First of all I cannot take credit for the discovery of these  two gems. That pat on the back, goes to BGage, The  Black wall blog’s photographer!

Most of us love to take pics. I am not fond of pictures that are played with to the point, they no longer look real. Simple lighting and the option to go Black and White or make my blue just a touch bluer is all I need.  The best part? THEY ARE FREE!

SnapSeed – A Photo and Video app. I truly enjoy the photo options with this free app. I noticed the crop restriction is a lot more rigid than my Iphone photo app, so I generally have my photo cropped prior to opening it in Snapseed.  You can modify your clicks a variety of ways. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Adobe Lightroom CC – I only use this application to add the copyright to the bottom of my photos. It has the option to purchase more high end modifications features, I chose not to. I will sometimes hit the auto enhance just to see what it does.  THE BEST part of this app is when you share your picture, it automatically adds a copyright to it. You have control over the size, font style etc.  Look under settings/sharing options.

Normally, I just share it to myself in messenger and then download it. Let me know if you have tried it and what tricks you use.

Before

chief without copyright and what a love 2.7.19

After

chief with the copyright logo at the bottom what a love

 

Both of the apps that I mention are all that was used for the photography in our “Where the Cows Still Play”, Coffee Table book we published. Please, check it out on Amazon when you have a chance. It makes an excellent gift!

Kind Regards and #winning – K

 

note: I was not paid for mentioning or writing this blog post on these two apps. They are just a couple of fun apps I wanted to share. 🙂

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Broom Fell- Company’s Coming 1.30.19

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Excellent news!!  On January 31st, my best friend is coming from Massachusetts to visit! Woohoo!  It will be a welcome relief for her to get away from the extreme cold. For me? Fantastic to have a friend for exploration!

L, who is coming to visit,  prompted the dedication quote in my next book!

“True friends

are often discovered by

 unsolicited action and support.

 Once found, forever carried within the heart.” – Kallie Knight

 

 

“WEATHER” OR  NOT WE ARE HAVING FUN…. HAHAHA!

after the storm 31.29.2019

 

In the northern part of the east coast,  in the last two weeks, they have experienced 12-14 plus inches of snow a few times, and quick thaws causing icy roads, walkways along with some flash flooding.  They are enduring an ongoing windchill factor that drops the temperature well below zero. New Hampshire and Vermont as well as other parts of the country are experiencing EXTREME Winter!

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When one thinks of North Carolina, generally, the mind envisions hot sunny, humid days. Surprise! They DO have winter!

This morning, as I walked the dogs, there was a crisp, crackle to the grass comparable to the sound of the crinkle-crunch of when my cat attempts to sneak into a freshly opened bag of potato chips.

Temperature?  Twenty-four degrees!

 

When I first arrived to North Carolina, it was barely 48 hours following an all time record breaking snowfall. As the last six-ish weeks have flown by, I have experienced, rain,  frozen water droplets hanging from the branches, while the ground remained wet but too warm to freeze.

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In the last 2 weeks there have been school delays due to icy roads. Sounds like Wintry weather to me!

The temperature ranges from 63-38 degrees during the day, then drops to the 20-30s at night. Mother Nature seems to enjoy the element of surprise as this transpires in no particular order and without warning.

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One day I will be a bit hot in my hoodie, the next I have my purple scarf wrapped about my neck as I add a winter coat to take the dogs outside into the brisk air! Three hours later I may be in a hoodie again, with blue skies, sunshine and what I deem to be the perfect not too hot, not too cold temperature.

I have felt blessed, weather-wise, to witness this time of year in Statesville and Troutman, NC!

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Well I am off to do more unpacking in hopes of having some sort of order when L arrives!! 

❤ 

Have a wicked awesome Wednesday!!

 

Kind Regards  and #winning- K

 

** Photography compliments and copyrighted by CShropshire, BGage and K of The Black Wall Blog- 2019  Title quote from K’s favorite movie- Practical Magic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.29.19 AHHH WIFI AND LIFE! (2 min read)

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HELLO EVERYONE!

Finally, I am back!

So much has happened, I will attempt to give you the Reader’s Digest version:

First of all I would like to say, I have missed every single one of you. Sounds crazy, but I love being a part of the blogging family!  Sending out warm wishes and K hugs all around!!  🙂

I am finally  moved into my new apartment! Thank you very much to my daughter, her new hubby and brothers! Happy dance going on here!!

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Back in the country again! Yes! Troutman, NC is a little bit country.

When I walk the dogs early in the morning, I can hear the cows mooing down the street!

Abby and Chief, feel quite at home! Lot’s of grass, space and a whole lot of new smells. What more could a beloved fur child ask for?

chief and abby exploring at their new house

These last few days have been  frustrating, eye-opening and a celebratory time.

Celebration: Moved and a whole bedroom of boxes to explore! Wifi is back! We feel extremely at home in our new place. One neighbor even brought me some of his specialty chicken as a welcome to the neighborhood! Too cool!

My grandaughter started a new Christian private school yesterday! A glorious opportunity for her to receive a wonderful education!

Eye opening:  I have a new primary physician! He was very intelligent and I loved the overall feel of the office. They called me “Miss K”.

I got my overdue eye exam done. New glasses on the way!

One downside, I have the beginning stages of cataracts! A bit of a scare for me.  Macular degeneration is hereditary, and when my grandmother, soon after retirement had one of hers removed, she lost her sight in that eye. With an inoperable cataract in the other eye eventually she became legally blind. Something, I have had a subconscious fear of for over twenty years.

Frustration: I have one daily medication that I take, that I am having a difficult time finding a doctor to prescribe. It is not controlled in North Carolina as it was up North. The frustrating aspect- I have to somehow prove I am not a drug addict! Guilty until you prove yourself innocent. To prove one’s innocence you have to get an appointment.  That is the challenge! No one will let me in the door so that I can do so. I will NOT give up, I cant! But definitely a PIA!!

#Winning: I AM HERE! 

I am getting settled!

My dreams are coming true.

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Blue skies babee!!

A click from my walk at the new place the other night!

red sky sunset with copyright from my second day here!!

 

“With confidence you have won even before you have started.” – Marcus Garvey

Since I have arrived at this part of my life journey, I have proven, once again, push on through your panic and you can live the life you deserve!!

Just close your eyes and DO IT!

Kind Regards and #winning – K