“Ashes, Ashes We All Fall Down……” – Child Abuse Over The Course Of History:(

On a more serious note here with my nursery rhyme theme to start it off yet again! Sorry for the making light of a more horrific topic here but sometimes making light of it is easier for us, than admitting the truth. Here I will admit the truths as I have lived them, presented them into my life or researched into them on the grandiose cyber world on this awesome 27-inch expensive iMac that I’m so glad my husband spent money on before I met him. Without it we would have not been able to reconnect on yes, the all so famous Facebook.

Okay, let’s get off and running on the topic at hand. It states that the first child abuse case was charted aka recorded in the earliest years in Egypt. Of course, none of them were there but I throw no punches and realize they are good at their jobs while knowing what they are talking about. The remains were found and with further research the young 2-year old child was found to be brutally abused. The child had fractured bones, a broken collar-bone and much more evidence of physical abuse. Now back in those times and up until probably the 90’s there was no regulations on child abuse. It went unpunished and was an everyday occurrence. You could do what you wanted to your children. I’m sure you were frowned upon by many onlookers but no one stopped you or utter a word about it. But this was the first documented case of it.

Now in my day and age which started by 1970 or so, I was not abused any less normal than others. I did not get abused in my opinion is what I am saying. Although, many did get abused. It was very hush-hush even if others knew. No one would say a thing or tattle on you. What went on in your household was permitted by your parents while no one regulated it. I got very few spanks which were light ones not knocking me off my rocker. My mother once chased my sister and I with a wooden spoon. She smacked my sister on the butt and it broke. She was five years older than I. She couldn’t catch me. My sister and I found it humorous and laughed at her when the spoon broke. Boy, was she livid with us. Although, guess what we survived it all-what little of it there was. We became to know what respect was and with that were well-adjusted later on in life. Unfortunately, others were getting abused with no help in sight. No one knew or they did and said nothing. No S.O.S. came to their rescue-they were on their own to defend themselves. They lived in a household were they were beat with anything that could be lifted off the ground. If it wasn’t hot-wheel tracks it was electrical cords and if not electrical cords it was metal hangers among other items. It was a never-ending battle for other children to bear. I was the lucky one living in a middle upper class family with parents that really didn’t take that route with discipline. Although, we weren’t perfect kids and they were by no means perfect either….. they still didn’t go the route of beating us more so, punishing us by taking things away from us.

Now my old-school Great Aunt was from a different era and so glad she never had any children. We inherited the house in Westchester County after caring for her until her death in the late 70’s. She was a paraplegic in a wheelchair and only left down our staircase lift when sick or on way to hospital. She stayed up in her large room with a couch area with both couch and chairs, a card table, queen sized bed, a bathroom, a rather large tv on the floor-large for the 70’s, the entrance to go up to the attic and of course, the most annoying three chirping messy birds you ever did see! She loved those things but they aggravated me with their nonsensical chirping and thus, my distaste for some birds out there. She had plenty of time to watch tv and play games with me all day or after school. We watched soaps during the summertime and who knows what after school. With all that time on her hands she did her nails a lot and always bright a** red. Her lips and nails adorned this color always. She was about 78 years old at the time and an alcoholic. I had to bring her the ungodly combo my mother made of whiskey with milk in it to coat her stomach. To this day, I hate the smell, taste or anything to do with whiskey. My mother being a registered nurse felt this would coat her stomach and if she wanted alcohol this was the only way she’d get it. I learned how to shuffle playing cards like a pro, play canasta, jim rummy, checkers, parcheesi, backgammon and a bunch more games I can’t remember. BUT I never knew until an older age that my younger cousins were getting burned by yes, you got it she smoked in front of me in the 70’s not a big deal then…… although, burning my cousins with the cigarette when they started to win at the card games. I never saw this or knew of it. Both my cousins were boys and little ones at that. She liked me and never ever burned me so, this was hard to fathom for me later on in life. I guess my Great Aunt Helen wasn’t the nice crayon in the box:) SO, the abuse in the 70’s and 80’s did occur like this and many of my generation endure it. I thankfully did not-I was the lucky one!!

Alright, so now the 90’s come and with comes a very different world…….my children and those of my generation. BUT along came CPS or soon after. With CPS aka Child Protection Services came children threatened to have CPS take their parents away. But what they didn’t realize was that CPS takes them away. They usually end up in foster care or something of the sort possibly getting beat by foster parents that are only out to make a buck by having them there. This was the CPS’s secret which the children did not get or understand while accusing their parents of things they did not do or telling them not to do it as this would happen. In most cases these were good parents that never even hit their kids but if they were going to the kids would claim they’d call this wonderfully insane thing called CPS. CPS is great for many cases that need them but a crock of shi* for those who don’t. I even had them called by my ex-husband wanting to get even with me when I and my Boyfriend at the time did nothing. SO, because he could do this I had to go and answer to the false claim aka charges. We had to go through a lot of bullsh** because of an a-hole with a vengeance out to get me and others in my life. He could care less about the children and what they had to endure during this time. It can be a bunch of crap a lot of the time. Does this really benefit all of us with people being able to make false accusations against good parents not doing a thing wrong??? No, I say!!!!!!!

Now we come to an age where there is abuse and its overwhelming. We have the protection of laws, CPS, etc but does any of it work? We have so much molestation and Pedophiles out there but nothing is done to help that problem which is more existent nowadays then ever. Although, we are focused on the parents beating their children which does happen-not to down play that. I have to say lastly, that the world is just a very fuc*** up place and all of this is in existence. It will always be here on earth as we know it BUT we need to take a stand against while still protecting innocent parents more so. I don’t say to ignore the children but parents need some sort of organization to protect them as well with these kids of today thinking they can run the show!!

What is your take on the whole child abuse situation in today’s society? How do you feel about CPS and the actions they take? Do you feel CPS is legit in their actions or should we take a deeper look into them and all they are about? Has child abuse gotten worse over the course of history or stayed the same? What more can we do to rectify or lessen the cases of child abuse that do exist today?

Article By Chrissy Smith & Images Found On Google!

 

Morning “INK” Edition- “Jack & Jill Went Up The Hill-But Did They Really Fetch That Pail Of Water?”

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So, was “Jack & Jill” sister and brother or girlfriend and boyfriend? Did they even like each other? Did they really want to travel all the way up the hill to fetch one small bucket of water together? Was that trip worth the time and effort it took? Silly little nursery rhymes do they have meanings in the big picture and in the realm of real life? Or are they just that “silly” nursery rhymes created by the imagination of writer’s with a knack of boggling our minds?

   

I do believe we can take something or at the very make something out of all nursery rhymes. Of course, some are just way out there and to assume what the writer was saying or portraying to us is just not a very good thing to do-we cannot necessarily adapt or wrap our minds around pure craziness. Although, it could be considered a creative mind and I get this but plums, black birds and an egg on the wall…well, I just don’t know what to say to all that. I don’t go there in life realizing that as a kid I still thought that was a bit abnormal but hey, props to that writer. Humpty-Dumpty is well-known and was loved by most. But it was an insanely crazy idea although, it stuck in our minds as kids. Did we not questions the actions of Humpty-Dumpty and all the King’s Men? Why the hell did “all the king’s men” even give a shi* about Humpty there sitting heavily on the edge of that wall-tittering for his life. Wouldn’t he crack if he fell? Was he hard-boiled or not? Now these questions come to mind when dwelling over something that really doesn’t even matter in the realm of things or our lives. However, questioning what kids read, see on tv, or become accustom to does make sense. Though I do not believe Humpty-Dumpty is going to weigh heavily on whether they will be a criminal or not in their lifetime!

    

It’s just over a course of time these so-called nursery rhymes have been around but no one ever questioned the pure insanity of what they were about. Poor Jack Horner was it sat in a corner or was it the little spider that sat down beside her eating what was it curds and whey or some freaking shi*? Poor little Jack probably got his a** beat and put in the corner and he was wishing he was with the spider eating his curds or turds whatever the fu** it was and Mary she had that dam* lamb that followed her to school but why was she walking to school by herself and allowed to be followed by that cute little lamb…Little Jack should have walked her to school and protected her from the lamb and maybe she could have made him feel better about being abused by his parents. Which had put him in the corner only to give him a plum later on to eat while the black birds got all the blackberries or some crap in the pie. Oh and back to Jack and Jill they had it made in the shade as it seems they had a nice cushy life gathering that water but they were healthy enough to go up the hill so, am sure they got fed but Humpty-Dumpty now he was an egg. SO, why didn’t some just eat him and then we wouldn’t have had to hear about the king’s men saving his sorry roly-poly a**.  Alright, so you are starting to see the insanity of these nursery rhymes and the incredible scariness of how my mind works while twisting it all:)

   

Jack & Jill has special meaning to me. I do believe they were “sister and brother” of course, as my father is a fraternal twin with his sister. Their mother obviously had a sense of humor in life, although, I never met her. She named these twins “Jack & Jill” so…. the saga continues. Jack & Jill lived interesting lives but that’s another story for another time but doubtful. Just a FYI here into why this came to mind for me. Enjoy your day folks when you do start it here:)

Article & Top Photo By Chrissy Smith. Other Images By Google!

An Apple A Day…Does It Really Keep The Doctor Away???

In this day and age most of us heard the old saying “An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away!”. Now either our mothers or fathers told us this or someone else but whomever it was we did hear this at some point in our lives. It’s up to you whether or not you had listened to this statement or not. We tend to override this saying and ignore it as just a silly saying. Although, I’m here to tell you differently. I’m here to say that we should not have ignored this old-school saying as it was absolutely correct in the fact that apples are indeed a health benefit to all of us. However, all fruits and vegetables are as well. We must not overlook these types of foods in our daily diet. Of course, we were all told to eat them as kids. But for some of us, we rather eat other sweeter things and as kids who thinks about the benefits of these fruits and veggies. We sat at that table and tried to eat down that disgusting vegetable. If it was one we liked we’d deal with it but if it was not we’d try or at least I would to feed it to my dog sitting under the table. I hated something they (my parents) were serving to me at a very early age. I was probably raised somewhat “old-school” they didn’t really throw any punches my way but told me that I didn’t leave the table until all my food was gone. Well, these days I find it difficult to leave any food on my plate so, times have a changed for me. My husband and I cook such awesome meals that I don’t want to leave a pinch of it. Although, by now I so know how much to serve us both-how much we can eat. Plus, it’s usually pretty healthy anyhow. My husband does not like feeling full or bloated after eating. That is just how he rolls with it. His stomach is obviously smaller than mine, as I can pack away a bit more than he can. But he is a skinny man and has very good genes, as his family is all built the same way. We like to call my hubby “Slim Jim” and we love those too…lol:) but at 5’9 and under 130 pounds you can see where I am going here with him. He tries to gain weight and it just doesn’t stay on him. When he complains about it I totally laugh at him and say “We should all be so lucky as you and I don’t think that you should or have the right to complain!” He just smiles. I have lost 50 pounds since meeting him and eating healthier. But that does not change the facts that I will never be a slim as he is and that he has never had to deal with being a bigger person. He hasn’t had that and does not know how that might feel to another person.

With all this being said my husband truly believes in this old saying of “An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away!”. He was brought up in a family of 9 children with both parents there and they always had apples available to him. His late mother would tell them this saying and instilled in them to eat an apple or apples daily. He has never strayed from this and loves his apples. For God’s sake to watch him pick these out in a store could make you dizzy. He takes such time picking just the right apples. They must be firm and crisp just like his veggies mind you. If they are not near perfection he will not buy them. But when he needs a pick me up or a quick snack he does not go for the candy bar which we hardly ever have in our home but rather for the delicious red apple. Which he picked out so carefully while I wondered when the hell we’d get moving on to something else in the grocery store. So, now I just go on my way to the lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, celery, peppers and other salad mixes and by the time I’m done gathering all that he has his six or so apples. Yup, I know a bit obsessive on the apples and his Wife too but that’s not an issue now is it?:)

Please partial article on why apples are so beneficial to you! To see full article please go to:  http://www.besthealthmag.ca/eat-well/nutrition/15-health-benefits-of-eating-apples

What makes apples so great?

In 2004, USDA scientists investigated over 100 foods to measure their antioxidant concentration per serving size.Two apples—Red Delicious and Granny Smith—ranked 12th and 13th respectively. Antioxidants are disease-fighting compounds. Scientists believe these compounds help prevent and repair oxidation damage that happens during normal cell activity. Apples are also full of a fibre called pectin—a medium-sized apple contains about 4 grams of fibre. Pectin is classed as a soluble, fermentable and viscous fibre, a combination that gives it a huge list of health benefits.

1. Get whiter, healthier teeth

An apple won’t replace your toothbrush, but biting and chewing an apple stimulates the production of saliva in your mouth, reducing tooth decay by lowering the levels of bacteria.

2. Avoid Alzheimer’s

A new study performed on mice shows that drinking apple juice could keep Alzheimer’s away and fight the effects of aging on the brain. Mice in the study that were fed an apple-enhanced diet showed higher levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and did better in maze tests than those on a regular diet.

3. Protect against Parkinson’s

Research has shown that people who eat fruits and other high-fibre foods gain a certain amount of protection against Parkinson’s, a disease characterized by a breakdown of the brain’s dopamine-producing nerve cells. Scientists have linked this to the free radical-fighting power of the antioxidants contained therein.

4. Curb all sorts of cancers

Scientists from the American Association for Cancer Research, among others, agree that the consumption of flavonol-rich apples could help reduce your risk of developing pancreatic cancer by up to 23 per cent. Researchers at Cornell University have identified several compounds—triterpenoids—in apple peel that have potent anti-growth activities against cancer cells in the liver, colon and breast. Their earlier research found that extracts from whole apples can reduce the number and size of mammary tumours in rats. Meanwhile, the National Cancer Institute in the U.S. has recommended a high fibre intake to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

5. Decrease your risk of diabetes

Women who eat at least one apple a day are 28 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who don’t eat apples. Apples are loaded with soluble fibre, the key to blunting blood sugar swings.

6. Reduce cholesterol

The soluble fibre found in apples binds with fats in the intestine, which translates intolower cholesterol levels and a healthier you.

7. Get a healthier heart

An extensive body of research has linked high soluble fibre intake with a slower buildup of cholesterol-rich plaque in your arteries. The phenolic compound found in apple skins also prevents the cholesterol that gets into your system from solidifying on your artery walls. When plaque builds inside your arteries, it reduces blood flow to your heart, leading to coronary artery disease.

8. Prevent gallstones

Gallstones form when there’s too much cholesterol in your bile for it to remain as a liquid, so it solidifies. They are particularly prevalent in the obese. To prevent gallstones, doctors recommend a diet high in fibre to help you control your weight and cholesterol levels.

9. Beat diarrhea and constipation

Whether you can’t go to the bathroom or you just can’t stop, fibre found in apples can help. Fibre can either pull water out of your colon to keep things moving along when you’re backed up, or absorb excess water from your stool to slow your bowels down.

10. Neutralize irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal pain and bloating. To control these symptoms doctors recommend staying away from dairy and fatty foods while including a high intake of fibre in your diet.

11. Avert hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are a swollen vein in the anal canal and while not life threatening, these veins can be very painful. They are caused by too much pressure in the pelvic and rectal areas. Part and parcel with controlling constipation, fibre can prevent you from straining too much when going to the bathroom and thereby help alleviate hemorrhoids.

12. Control your weight

Many health problems are associated with being overweight, among them heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea. To manage your weight and improve your overall health, doctors recommend a diet rich in fibre. Foods high in fibre will fill you up without costing you too many calories.

13. Detoxify your liver

We’re constantly consuming toxins, whether it is from drinks or food, and your liver is responsible for clearing these toxins out of your body. Many doctors are skeptical of fad detox diets, saying they have the potential to do more harm than good. Luckily, one of the best—and easiest—things you can eat to help detoxify your liver is fruits—like apples.

14. Boost your immune system

Red apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin. Recent studies have found thatquercetin can help boost and fortify your immune system, especially when you’re stressed out.

15. Prevent cataracts

Though past studies have been divided on the issue, recent long-term studies suggest that people who have a diet rich in fruits that contain antioxidants—like apples—are 10 to 15 per cent less likely to develop cataracts.

Alright…anyone ready for an apple or two??? What are your thoughts on apples? Are you an avid apple eater? Do you believe the old saying about an apple a day or not?

Article By Chrissy Smith & Images Found On Google! Reblogged Portion at:  http://www.besthealthmag.ca/eat-well/nutrition/15-health-benefits-of-eating-apples

Morning “INK” Edition – Depression Shouldn’t Be Everlasting BUT For Some It Seems Like A Never-Ending “Black hole”:(

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On a more serious note here this morning! I am yes, like everyone else still reeling over Robin Williams not being able to make his way through to see the awesome “white light” of life. When you get into and travel through coming upon the “never-ending” black-hole of life-well, sometimes it seems as though you can’t make it back. Thus, this must have been what Robin Williams felt. Although, of course, none of us will ever know what was going on in his mind at that time. They say (I’m not sure who “they” are though) that after a person commits suicide-I mean milliseconds after that within their mind they usually say “I should not have done that!”  They wished they hadn’t killed themselves. They wish they choose to live but it’s too late, as they have already passed away. I don’t know if this is true or how anyone who is living would know this but it’s what I have heard in the past. It boggles my mind the whole idea of suicide. I mean don’t get me wrong I get why people often feel the need that this is the only way out.

It has never been a choice of mine to commit suicide and it has never even crossed my mind. I have always feared death which is a very unsettling thing because its part of life and cannot ever be avoided. You do many things by yourself in life and you have no partner in crime so to speak…although, not making light of death here. The two very prominent things we all do is one being born and two dying. It’s inevitable that we will some day die. I hope for myself and others to go peacefully either in our sleep or otherwise-if drugs to sedate are necessary to calm me down than by all means. I may not be a drug person but I’d rather not be sitting there knowing its my time to meet the man above. I love life and all it offers. Although, times can be tough and I have had a lifetime of crap come my way-that goes without saying. However, I have gotten to a place in my life now where I am genuinely happy with it. I am at the moment going through some very stressful situations that I cannot go into but am trying to keep my smile shining bright. I know that is meant to be will be and that if I’ve been a good enough person, which I think I have that God will do the right thing in the end here.

I can make the jokes but its really no laughing matter-just sometimes its easier for me that way at this point in time! With all that being said, I have every reason in the book to be depressed and suffer from this. Plus, with my medical condition it is indeed one of the “side effects” will call it. When you’re a Bi-Polar Manic Depressive and suffer from this you are bound to be a depressed person without the right modifications. Please check out my book if you suffer from this or a loved one does. It’s on Createspace through Amazon under my name Chrissy Smith. It is not meant to make money but to be a self-help book but not meaning to take the place of professionals. It’s called -SURVIVING MANIC DEPRESSION- My Story & The Real Truth On Managing It. Now I did not spend a plush life without any affects of this illness. I went through hell and back since the age of 14 years old when they did not know what was wrong with me. It was called “nervous breakdowns” by the hospital. That’s right I was having nervous breakdowns due to stress as a teenager. Nope, that was wrong and the diagnosis until I was 17 years old. Then diagnosed in the correct fashion. I know some of you think I am putting myself out there and yes, many know nothing about my illness…although, they think they do. I’m not crazy, insane or nuts and I have the battle wounds to prove it. I am probably close to an expert on this topic and can answer most questions regarding it. I can also tell you how to deal with or manage it as I did. I wasn’t just a person with a small or lesser form of it. I was a child, teenager, twenty-something, thirty-something getting very sick because of it. But now I’m an adult with a smart knowledge of it, managing it and was able to put those thoughts/words down on paper to help others with it. I am a better person for going through what I went through. However, I would not have wanted to ever go through it. That would have been my dream world. But hey, we do not live in a “dream world” and I am a realist.

 

Patty Duke has some wonderful books about her life with Manic-Depression. Feel free to check them out for more “Real” reading on the topic. This famous actress went through a lot of hell in her lifetime. Although, overcame it many, many years later. It’s a very interesting story that she has written for all of us to look at. She was very brave to come out in the open with her stories about the topic and all she went through with it.

So, if someone is very depressed I am hoping they turn to others. If you notice that someone seems withdrawn or is acting out of sorts…please, please take the time to talk to them whether you know them or not. You may be making a difference in a life. And that’s worth giving your time for. I have been to that “black hole” but never wanted death to be the option. I was there and fearing death so, a different perspective although, in the same depressive state. Don’t ever underestimate the power of lending your heart out or your ear to someone who is in need of your support. Most of all, don’t judge a book or a Manic-Depressive:) by its cover because there is so much more to it than you ever realized. I was called “mental” at 17 yrs old by a physiologist and was mortified while being told by her that I had this disease. This haunting me most of my life how this woman handled things with an impressionable lovely 17-year-old girl. I’d like others to take a step back and to get to know a disease before judging the person who acquires it. We are all human beings with some form of something. None of us are perfect and we all run in different circles. I get all of this but to judge is not to be a good person! I just will never go that route…I want to know who you are, what you are about and hey, if you’re an a-hole than that’s a whole other story but I will definitely not judge you before finding that out:)

Article & Top Photo By Chrissy Smith & Image By Google!

Always An Elephant in the Room…Should it Have Been Let Out By Sammy?

An interesting topic comes to mind here with me. I was wondering how you would all feel about this one. Let’s say, you’re a very young innocent girl seven-year old. You hear people always talking about the mafia aka the mob but you’re not exactly sure what the heck that means. But the conversation is almost always going on around you, in front of you and without any nervousness, as to the topic at hand. It’s a common practice in your house to discuss the mafia as if it was a normal conversation for one to have. It’s a household of an upper middle-class family-normal on-goings, Mom and Dad still married probably or seemed as though happily at the time, 2 happy go-lucky daughters, horses, dogs, cats and an awesome holiday season with all the trimmings. They inherit the house after caring for the elderly alcoholic Great Aunt and it was not your average home. At the time in the 70’s probably one of the first built-in that suburban town with very neat features and big enough that the family was thrilled to live there. They had never had such a nice home and were quite content there. The house consisted of many buildings on it including another small house to rent out, a barn, a large work garage/car garage plus many other buildings, a lake and a caretakers house across the street by their lake. For all sake and purposes this family had it all and indeed were very grateful for the gifts they received. They drove a royal blue Caddie with a white hard-top and white leather seats. The mother loved this car and the father still rode in his favorite rickety red Ford truck. It got him where he was going and stealing the show in his ride at this point was not his thing. So, they seem to be living in the high life for the moment in this grandiose fashion.

Although, times were great there was always that dam* elephant in the room for the little seven-year old girl. She always wondered what this thing called the mafia was. Her parents spoke of it often. They were friends with the mob but the little girl Sammy didn’t understand back then that her best-friend who was a little boy her age was also part of the mafia. His family was related to the friends of her parents. So, all those years she never knew she played everyday with her mob friend. She didn’t get the boy whom was three years older than her and her friend who was a boy when he told him sternly “You make sure to sit with Sammy on the bus, she is new to this school and she doesn’t know anyone to sit with on that bus!”. Well, he did what that other boy told him to do and sat by Sammy everyday during second grade until she had some friends on that bus to sit with. He even ended up with the same teacher as her that year and only that year. But all those years went by without her knowing the whole truth about the people in her town, their on-goings and her friends on the road who were part of it.

As time went on Sammy just got use to the insane talk about the mafia. She knew they were treating well in the Italian restaurants while going there with Uncle Frank. It was as though he snapped and they said “How high do you want me to jump?”. But even that didn’t kick into mind at the time it was happening. She just thought he knew them well not that perhaps they feared him. She had nothing to fear and she knew that. Uncle Frank was her friend or like an “Uncle” without the blood. He spent time with her and her little dog fox terrier. A Pigeon even sh** on her head and as tears streamed down the little girls face he said without a moment of thought “Don’t worry about it-If a bird shi** on your head it’s definitely good luck!”. She still felt no luck at that moment but if Uncle Frank said it was good luck it probably was good luck or at least you were suppose to act like no matter what he said he was right:)

However, as time went on things got weird. Uncle Frank disowned his eldest son, as he found out he was gay. The eldest son was quite a bit older than Sammy by probably close to twenty or so years. But he taught Sammy how to dance the hustle and bust stop….hey, it was the 70’s folks. So, Sammy should have taken that into consideration but she was just a little girl hanging out with some people whom were nice to her. She was very upset by Uncle Frank’s decision to disown his son, Antonio. Antonio was good to Sammy and she liked him no matter what. Although, she never ever saw him again. It pained her not to know what had happened to him. It upset her to know Uncle Frank’s actions and that was who he was but at that time the world was made of many men like him. They thought like him, acted like him and their wives feared them. With Antonio’s disappearance came some changes for our family. We saw Uncle Frank and the family all the time, had dinners, hung out and were just friends. Uncle Frank decided to buy some of our property for his excavating equipment and then the strangeness continued on. However, Sammy didn’t get at the time that it was not normal to bury a car in an old abandoned dump. Why would you need to do something like that she always questioned to herself?

Was Sammy a knowledgeable person to ongoing situations that were happening right in her own backyard aka her neck of the woods? Should Sammy have told someone later on when she realized about possible crimes in the 70’s? Was she guilty of a crime by protecting herself and family from them? What would you do if you were Sammy? Would you keep quite as she wanted to do or would you risk your safety for others whom were obviously in crime families too? (Please look for my book “NO REAL ESCAPE To My NIrvana” On Createspace through Amazon:)

Article By Chrissy Smith & Photo By Google!

Some Of My Top Names For A “Writer’s” OR “Author’s” Blog Page:)

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Alright already…I know this topic has probably been done to death everywhere online. I know you can go to sites and they will come up for names for you or already have some listed. BUT I wanted to post some that I have in mind. I have a site I like to use for extra cash and I have told you about it before. It’s called PickyDomains.com. Now on that site you pick names for businesses. It can be a name needed for a domain name, a slogan or even a name for an actual brick & mortar store. Anyway, on there you can pick names or suggestions they call it and get paid for picking ones they like which is chump change but adds up quickly or you can get “picked” by the clients and make the better money. Now depending on the client you get from $30.00 to $90.00 plus commissions once in a while. I know, I know it’s piddly squat for amounts of money but when you have the time and if you find it fun to do, than why not waste some time there instead of pinning so-called other people’s pins on Pinterest? Just a thought. I make no money on that site but can on PickyDomains. Why do I promote them? Who really knows? Just thought some of you if you’re a down & out writer with bills to pay…then every extra penny counts. Especially when your Husband is out of work, just became disabled for the moment. SO, your living on a one person income…well, then you do what you do and try to do it well:)Enough about me, Picky Domain and my private life…not always so private…LOL:)

Now don’t get me wrong here-these are names I came up with for no apparent reason other than try to impress you all. Although, I do know that is not an easy challenge here with all these awesomely talented writer’s on here. YUP, the so-called “WordSMITH” genius (Yeah, Right!!) just said “awesomely” and it’s not a word is it? Well, think of it as my made-up word that should be a word because “awesome” is just not enough. Because when you are awesomely or even awesomingly talented well, then that’s better. Now it’s not highlighting “awesomely” and is going bezurko yup, bezurko on “awesomingly”…Whatever!?! You want to be awesomingly talented its like being exceptionally gifted not just gifted. Are you sick of me yet? I try and I try but I just can’t get it right. I can’t be funny or humorous ever. I have a personality and sometimes people laugh but it’s just my husband and others just get aggravated by my sense of humor which is lacking. I compare it to my husband’s sense of humor which off the charts although, people tend to look at him like he has six-heads once in a while. I married him because he is so awesomely handsome but he is exceptional in the field of humor. He does impressions that would blow anyone away and is exceptionally or awesomingly talented with his music talents of singing and guitar playing.

Oh lord do have mercy and forgive me here for I have wondered into so many other territories…so, with that being said or rambled up upon you…I will list my list. Now do realize if the name is already taken I did not do my research and investigate it on this site or others. I am only expressing the ones that come to my mind. BUT I have not looked to see if they are out there. I know, one of my first choices of names for WordPress I couldn’t believe someone else came up with that awesome name. SO, I went on to search my name out as to be unique and no one of course having it. But along the way found some great WordPress names that all of you had come up with. If I have someone’s name on the list it is by all means a total accident and I give you props plus apologize for including it on my list. So, take it as a pure compliment on my part.

SO, HERE WE GO WITH MY LIST THAT NO ONE REALLY GIVES TWO CRAPOLLA’S ABOUT:)

1.  The INK Spot – A singular version from the really old-school band of sorts “The Ink Spots!” from my earlier post here! That’s right people pay attention or you’ll get lost here:)

2.  The Ink Stops Here – Just another catchy version of the other. Now by all means make it sparkle by adding Quotes if you’re a ” “‘S person like me or use Caps for certain words such as INK, as to highlight it.

3.  As The Ink Dries – This reminds me of the old soap opera “As The World Turns” which is now off the air but aired on CBS-Channel 2 Here in NY.

4.  The Scribbler’s List – I don’t know-just different & catches attention I’m thinking. You could change the word “List” to numerous words (World, Life, Blog, Notes, Quotes OR Kwotes just to name a few) to change it up a bit but would definitely work for the author or writer!

5.  My Fair Ink – This is taken from the movie “My Fair Lady” long ago. But could be My Fair Link…lol. But not as good. Again INK can be substituted with (Notes, Quotes, Etc. or those or other words added after the word INK).

6.  Breakfast At The Scribbler’s Table – This is taken from movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s from a while back. Substitution works with most of these but definitely can do something with all of them.

7.  Author’s Quest – Just an idea but not sure where to take this one here…might work for someone or if someone creatively adds to it.

8.  Scribbler’s Muse – Came to mind is all:) Scribbler’s can be substituted by Blogger’s, Writer’s, Author’s or even Wordsmith but I prefer not on last one…lol.

9.  The INK Between The Pages – Just taken from my posting name-a version of it listed at number 10 here.

10.  The INK Between The Sheets –  My name of my postings but not my blog name.

11. The Cat’s Out Of My Bag – Yup, my old name here and elsewhere but had to change it. Someone does go by The Cat’s Out Of The Bag but does not use “MY” unless someone has already picked it up of course!

12.  The Pages Within – Just sounds simple yet clever to me. What do you think?

13.  The Pages Between My Covers – Just another one clever or uniquely done but watch this one, as it could be took a certain way also-as some others I’ve listed.

14.  Creating Notes – Simple, Classy and to the point. This may be taken it’s so simple but creating could be changed to “creative” etc. Thinking a lot of these types would be in use but who knows? Not unique enough for me though but may be simple enough for others.

15.  Notes Gone Wild – Just a thought but not for me:)

16. Nothing But INK – Just an idea of sorts.

17.  Riffs On My Pages – Also, interesting but could use other words for Pages and MY could be changed too. But definitely haven’t seen this one. You could use the word Sheets for pages or Book for pages, etc.

18.  Rough Around The Edges – Not sure this is for writer’s or author’s but sounds interesting enough:)

19.  Corner BookShelf Ink – Not sure where to go with this one-someone must have Corner Bookshelf I’m thinking.

20.  Scribbler’s Riffs – Just combining things here and I like this one too-probably gone already!!

Please WordPress Crew add your ideas of great names for blog sites that aren’t taken and that you do not want to use to help others out. Let me know how you feel and which ones are the worthy ones here? Some are good, some are awesomingly creative I’m thinking but then some are close to crap…LOL:) No confidence-just joking!! Enjoy the end of your weekend here!!

Article By Chrissy Smith & Photo By Google!

 

 

Morning “INK” Edition – Jumping & Jiving…Does Life Ever Slow Down?

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Hmm, “THE INK SPOTS” I’m thinking pretty good name for someone’s blog out there? It’s up for grabs but I don’t need or want it although, think someone needs to have it if they are a writer of sorts! What do you think? Just FYI I get the jump, jive and the swing of those days but nowadays probably not a good idea to use the “swing” word much as people might get the wrong idea UNLESS of course, this song or record was playing. Just an opinion-take it with a grain of salt there WordPress Crew:)

Hey Guys-I know, I know I must get on the stick here and start taking my blogging more seriously. BUT hello I like to write my blogs at times a little lighter in nature with a bit more of a friendly tone. I like to writing them as though I am speaking/talking or of course, rambling to my friends. I don’t like to lecture, be a know-it-all, as we all can be just a bit at times, I don’t like to act off my rocker, indecent or curse too much (thus the ** with the sh** I put on here…lol) It just seems more lady-like and since i’m a bit older here in early forties I rather ** some derogatory word than lay it all there like others. No, it does not make me “child-like” or a “prude” of sorts plus, I’m no Granny just yet. It just seems the right thing for me to do than curse the sh** out of you while you say “Fu** she is one fowled-mouth old lady”. Although, not “old” typically yet but to the younger folks here they think I’m “old”. When you get to my age you realize that your parents really weren’t “old” yet when you bad-mouthed back to them and called them “old”. I now know this. We all think people are old when we are young and then when you get older you realize it’s not as old as you think or could be.

To a teenager twenties are old which is too funny and cute to me. To a twenty-something oh my god-thirties is so-old. They all have no clue. I feel as though I am still the same as when I was younger except for the big facts that I am without a doubt wiser, smarter and not willing to take on the crap of others anymore. I am more confident in most areas, less self-centered about things going on in my life (I realize now it’s not all about me-that others have crap going on in their lives too), I’m more giving in nature and although I don’t take crap of others I do tend to lend a hand even in the event that I shouldn’t. The reason for this is I give a dam* about other people family or otherwise and if they have ailments or issues preventing them from doing things for themselves I will help them out, even if in general I am being “Used” in a certain way. It’s hard to explain this without all the facts here but unfortunately I cannot do that now. But I go the extra mile to be a good person regardless of other people’s actions in life. I know that I will be smiled down upon for doing the right things in life and that is how I want it to be. I want to go out with a bang and for others to say “Hey, She was a good person, she lent a hand, she helped others and did the right things in life.” I would add she may not have always been perfect but she did the right thing when it really mattered!!

Okay, back to the title topic but by now you probably have forgotten what the heck it was:) It was  Morning “INK” Edition – Jumping & Jiving-Does Life Ever Slow Down? The answer for me is “No, Not Really Ever!!”. I get through one situation only to be taken into another one. They can either be the good, bad or the ugly but they always exist. Now is there anyway to slow things down you say? I say, you can sit back take some time for yourself and try to relax. Take that time daily and it will help you to have the strength to deal with the overwhelming situations of life. But life is ever-changing and will never slow down for any of us until probably “Death Does Us Part”. SO, we should not all roll over and accept it but better yet, find ways to alleviate the stresses of it.

Enjoy your day folks-looks like a nice sunny one here in New York-although, cooler than we are use to in mid-August but as long as it’s not a snowstorm we will enjoy it:)

Article & Photo By Chrissy Smith. Image By Google!