Saturday, March 5, 2016


Blogophilia Week 2.9-In the Bleak Midwinter

Bonus Points:

2pts:  Incorporate a Lyle Lovett Lyric

Song:  Night's Lullaby:

"The sandman is calling."

1pt:   Use a quote from J.R.R. Tolkien

"All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost."


Tiny Dancer

Due: Saturday, March 5th, 2016

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately!

My original plan was to delete myself off of Facebook all together...But then I'd miss my fellow Blogophilia friends.  You've really been there for me like family.  I'll always be grateful for that.

If Marvin did have a Blogger or Wordpress page, I would delete my FB in a heartbeat.  I would just create a profile for blogging friends only and comment on there...I mean, for those who decide not to leave the FB blogging world.

I've not been in a slump writing wise....I am too self conscious to put myself out there for the real world to see.  Sometimes when I write a short-story using the prompts provided for me, I get comments that I tend to take to heart.

I have to learn to not be like that.  Especially if I'm going to be working on the a to z challenge on my blog site: Diana J's Random World.  It's random, because I'm weird like that.  I have no idea why I decided to do this!  I barely have time to turn in a blog on time once a week as is.

This "Bleak Midwinter" you speak of?  It does not exist in South West Florida.  Winter doesn't exist down here.  I think we're about at the beginning of early Fall season, but that's about it!

For us, it's not in the bleak midwinter, but rather we're in the bleak peaking of the Summer!  Eh, I'm trying here with the prompts...

"All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost."

I guess Tolkien said it best.  Sometimes silver shines brighter than gold; I'm not lost, though I do like to wander and wonder a lot; I feel that even though I'm 38, I know I'm not old.  In fact, I'm around 18-25 year olds that act like they're old.  They get sore from their workouts and such.  I just look at them like you're crazy because you're young.  Which only tells me they must be doing their workouts all wrong.  I'm older, and I've never gotten sore after exercise, and if I did, it was because I was getting sick.

"Deep roots are not reached by the frost."  Living in Florida, you have no idea how true that is!

But even in the storm, I will dance my way out of it.  I will be that tiny, wacky dancer like I always am.  I was sick, but now I'm feeling better enough to get some exercise in today.

If the sandman is calling, I'll be sure to put him on hold.  I have too much to do today....Including finishing this blog!

Oh, UM, guesses????

Topic: Jessica?
The Lyle Lovett thing?  I didn't think my friends were into country....Um, no clue!
The J.R.R. Tolkien quote:  Liam?
The picture:  Colleen?

Yeah, I got nothing!!!!  I know!


Oh, BTW...I added FB comments to this.....Underneath Blogger comments, you can comment on your FB account....I hope this helps! :)