This one's an easy one for me. I love period dramas. Anything set in the past decades, and I'm in! Some of my favorites are Downton Abbey, When Calls the Heart, The Waltons, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, North and South, Pride and Prejudice, and the list goes on.
I don't have a particular favorite time period, but I do really love British period dramas. I have seen every movie based upon books written by Jane Austen more than once. Right now, I'm looking forward to the release of the Downton Abbey movie in September, and I just finished the 6th season of When Calls the Heart.
I'm always on the lookout for new period dramas. They don't necessarily have to be new, though, as I know there are many that I have missed. So if you know of any good ones that I absolutely must see, please let me know!
Establishing laws has to be a challenging tasks. Whatever you decide is going to affect everyone within that county, state, or country. So doing so should include vast amounts of wisdom and thought.
I don't think I'd be any good at making laws because I'd want to eliminate things that woul affect my irrational desire for a Utopian society. I'd want unkindness to be illegal, but how do you enforce that? And who decides if a person is being unkind or brutally honest?
Or I might choose to enact a law that only adheres to my beliefs. How equitable would that be? So I'm actually going to skip answering this question today on the grounds that I know I'm not the right person to be responsible for making the law of the land.
I've been extremely blessed this week and the previous week to be around my friends every single day. Two of my favorite people came from Raleigh to put up the backsplash in my kitchen and finish some other tasks. They did so much work and wouldn't allow me to pay them because that's the kind of people they are. I'm so very blessed to have them in my life. So who did I hug today? A friend I've known for thirty-four years and hope to know for thirty-four more.
This day's blog post is fun! For a long, long, long time I've wanted to go to New Zealand. It's on my bucket list, and I still hope to get there one day. Just take a look at the picture below. It's a beautiful country, and I've read and heard a lot about the people and the culture there. It's definitely a place I want to go in my lifetime!
I read a lot of blogs, and it's difficult for me to choose just three that I love to read. I love to read all the ones I read. But since the challenge calls for three, here goes in no particular order:
1. Retro Housewife Goes Green (https://retrohousewifegoesgreen.com/) I'm not a housewife, but I still enjoy reading about how things were done decades ago. And I've learned a lot from her 1950s housewife tips! Check out this post about cleaning tips you should steal from grandma!
2. Anne R. Allen (https://annerallen.com/)All writers should be following this blog, especially those who have gone down the indie path. The treasure trove of wisdom you find here is unparalleled. One of my favorite posts is from 2017, and it teaches authors what they should and shouldn't blog about. Granted, I don't follow all of the advice as I do blog about my faith. :-)
3. And the final one is Success (https://www.success.com/blog/). I love success.com and read it faithfully. The blog is filled with thought-provoking, common sense posts that will make you change the way you view yourself and the world. It covers everything from finances to self-motivation. You can't read it without learning something! One post that everyone should read, in my opinion, is a new one from May--What To Do When You Make a Bad Decision.
These blogs offer something for everyone and are three that I return to time and again. Hope you'll check them out!
As a massive fan of superhero movies and television shows, this is something I've actually thought about. Yes, I know it'll never happen, but sometimes it's fun to dream.
There are so many superpowers I'd love to have. Superspeed would be awesome! Can you imagine getting everything you need done in seconds? Never having to be late again? And then there's superhealing. Breaking a bone would only be a minor inconvenience. Would definitely be a plus for my clumsy self.
On the other hand, there are superpowers I wouldn't want to have. Superhearing? No, thanks. I wouldn't want to listen in on conversations that were none of my business or hear the cries for help knowing I could do nothing about it. And x-ray vision is out, too. There are some things we just aren't meant to see.
Still, after all the times I've thought about it, I still come up with one answer. I'd love to be able to fly. To go anywhere I wanted to go at any time without having to worry about how I'm going to get there, that would be incredible, especially since I love to travel. I'd be able to see the entire world without breaking the bank!
What about you? What superpower would you like to have?
I'm starting June off with another 30-day blogging challenge! Today's subject is something that is beautiful to me. Choosing only one thing is a definite challenge because I see so much beauty in the world. If I were to choose something tactile, it would be the feel of sand beneath my feet. My choice for something intangible would be space as it offers infinite possibilities.
But there is so much more beauty I see, feel, hear, and touch! The smile on a child's face, a night sky, a full moon, the scent of freshly baked bread, the sound of a train rumbling across the tracks, and the feel of cool sheets against my skin. These all may seem like simple things, but that's usually where I find the most beauty. How about you?
I'm choosing topics from various blog challenges this year, and the first one that really spoke to me was: If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?
I had so many answers for this one. Things like hate, greed, homelessness, and hunger. Any one of these would work as I agree that they all shouldn't be a part of our world. But I think the one thing I would love to get rid of in this world is partisanship in politics.
I know it's unrealistic because everyone likes to choose sides, but if we could ever get to the point where a side isn't trying to win, if there were no Democrats or Republicans, just Americans, this world...our world...might be a better place. I'm sure other countries could reap the same benefit if parties didn't represent the people.
I mean, think about it. If our political world was a mixed blend of people who disagree on issues and they weren't backed by a party, they would have no choice but to work together. If, instead of parties against one another, we had Americans working together for a common good, imagine what could be done for this country! There would be less name-calling like "libtards" and "repugnants" in our vocabulary. We'd have to make compromises on every issue.
Maybe this is pie-in-the-sky and I'm not seeing things clearly. It's possible, but this is the one thing I'd choose to erase from the world.
I've been blogging for many years, but it used to be a sporadic thing. I'd blog one month and skip the next. When going through my blog roll today, I realized that as of December 2018, I will have blogged every month since December 2014. Some months, I may have only written one post, but, much like my goal to write every day, I kept up my blog every month. And I realize now how important it is.
Even though there aren't a lot of comments, my blog is the most read part of my website. Visitors continue to read through my older posts, even some dating back to early 2014. My blog is the reason my website has so many visitors which tells me I need to be even more active. So I'm going to shoot for blogging no less than twice a month for the next six months and see how I do. If I can blog more, I will, but I definitely want to keep things rolling here since I've almost reached the four year mark!
Thanks for reading my blog! I hope you'll continue to stop by.
I saw this topic on a blog challenge, and it resonated with me because I've been watching a lot of television from the eighties and nineties. As I lived through that time period, I didn't think there was anything I'd miss about it. Surprisingly, I do. I say surprisingly because I'm a big fan of technology and the advancements that have been made in the 38 years since 1980 which is why I'd never go back to the way things were. However, I do miss the importance of phone calls.
Nowadays, we have our phones glued to our fingertips so we don't miss a call. It's easy to get in touch with someone, and if you can't talk to them, you can always send them a text. But back in the late eighties and early nineties, phone calls were something you had to invest time in, especially if it was to a relative or friend who lived out of state. You scheduled a time to call, poured yourself a glass of iced tea, and settled in for a long evening conversation on your corded phone. And when you got a phone call in the evening, you didn't have caller ID to check, and it didn't matter because you wanted to know who was calling you. Generally, a telephone call was something you looked forward to, not a nuisance.
There were payphones on every corner along with telephone booths, and a call had to be pretty important for you to stop. But it was that waiting to talk to someone that made it a little more special. Communication wasn't right at our fingertips, and it made telephone conversations special. It built anticipation as you waited for that call from someone you loved.
Honestly, though, while I get nostalgic about the past at times, there's no way I'd willingly give up my cell phone. I might miss a call!
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