Me Questions (If you care. If you don’t, I totally get it.)

The Lupie Momma nominated me for a question/award sesh. I really like these. It’s fun and a great way to know me, see my blog and see other people and what they’re writing about. I’m breaking the rules a bit and just tagging her. Go check out her stuff! Thank you, BTW!! I love these questions!

Here are my answers.

1: Who do you consider a role model (celebrity or not) and why?

Jesus. He’s the only one who got it right. Right?

2: If you only had 1 week to live what would you spend your time doing?

Cleaning. LOL No. I would go lay on the beach and imagine heaven. Which isn’t hard on the beach. So I guess I’m already doing that mostly?

3: What is your guilty pleasure?

21 Pilots. πŸ˜€ “…don’t know half of the abuse…”

4: The greatest thing you’ve ever done for someone without them asking?

Giving birth? LOL “I didn’t ask to be born, Mom!” JK She does not say that. She does not say that seriously, I should say. LOL She does say it in a dumb, emo teen voice tho, as a joke.

5: What are the Top 3 things on your bucket list?

Mop, Lysol, rag. Oh, you mean a pre-death wish list…um, Mile High Club?? LOL I would like to go to one of those open outdoor pools that are warm like the thing in Iceland. Is it Iceland? That would be cool. Or go to the Bahamas or some place even more tropical than Florida. I would like to be a missionary before I die.

6: Team Iphone or Team Galaxy?

Team Cheapest Smart Phone-Sunrise LG from Walmart. LOL

7: What is your favorite thing about this time of year?

The beach. πŸ˜€ I do miss leaves, warm drinks and the campfires of Missouri. :*

New Questions

Buckets on a Barefoot Beach nominated me for an award. These are new questions, so I wanted to answer them. Plus, tag her because her blog is cool. I’m not following the rules, but I don’t mind. Do you? πŸ™‚ LOL

  • What is your favorite time of day? Blogging time. πŸ™‚
  • If you could trade cell phones with someone for a day, who would you choose? No one! I like my phone and its amount of calls. LOL Maybe I would trade with the Dalai Lama? LOL Or the pope. Or some Australian outback rancher?
  • Which musician would you sing karaoke with? Tom Waits? I’m assuming I could keep up and not sound horrible. Plus, he sings a song with my name in it–Martha. Plus, he’s not a bad actor.
  • Which fictional character would you have tea with? Mad Hatter? LOL How about Atticus Finch?
  • Which historic figure (someone who has been dead at least 20 years) would you like to have as a teacher? Jesus.
  • If you were going to spend the afternoon with some spokesperson from a commercial, who would you choose? Matthew McConaughey (Lincoln commercial) Alright, alright, alright!
  • If your life was a TV show, what genre would it be? Reality. LOL
  • Where would you NOT host a secret meeting? McDonald’s
  • If you were a TV weather forecaster, what would you call your show? Meteorology with Martha
  • Which historical figure would you play a board game with? Gandhi
  • If you had speech bubbles (like a superhero), what color would the text be? Black (I’m Batman.)

Meine Lieblingsschriftsteller, Jawohl!

I am honored to be nominated for the Liebster Award by 2B or Not 2Bsuper cool beautiful writer lady with chops and skills.

The rules of the Liebster Award are as follows:

1) Acknowledge the blog who nominated you for this award.
2) Answer 11 questions the blogger gave you.
3) Give 11 random facts about yourself.
4) Nominate 11 blogs.
5) Notify them.
6) Give them 11 questions to answer.

The following are questions 2B asked me in her nomination:

  • What made you start blogging? How long ago did you start? I couldn’t stop posting crazy-long status updates on Facebook, so I thought, “Better start a blog.” Plus, my friend did and I got jealous. LOL I started about 1 1/2 years ago-Jan. 2016?
  • If you could visit any country in the world, which would you visit and why? I would like to visit India, Africa and Australia/New Zealand. I would like to help anywhere in the world people are in need. Also, Australia/NZ just looks cool. I’d go anywhere.
  • What is your favorite animal? Norwich Terrier, dog, horse
  • Favorite candy? Steak LOL Kidding! Almond Joy (I know. Ew. I’m old. You’ll understand when you’re 40.)
  • Do you prefer digital or physical books? Paper.
  • What is the biggest problem you encounter while writing? Thinking up the words. LOL No. Spelling.
  • What color are your eyes? Gray.
  • Recount a brief childhood story. What happened? Abuse. Lots of stuff. πŸ™‚ Seriously tho–I fell off my bike one day. My chain flew off my rickety old jalopy and I busted up my knees and shins. Blood poured down my legs. Road burn for days down my entire shin. One big scab. My mom hosed me off when I got home because there was that much blood. I lived. Barely.
  • What type of music do you like to listen to? Coldplay, 21 Pilots, Gorillaz
  • Do you collect anything? If so, what is it? Shells! Memories.
  • Where do you see yourself in five years? Well-known writer?? πŸ˜€

I just nominated some people through another award, so. I apologize if it’s rude to not nominate others. Only a few people actually completed the tag. I completed because I think this is fun.

Here’s a few blogs that I read (when I have time) and like:
Pencil Princess
Heaven and Haleigh
Kacey Moe
Buckets On a Barefoot Beach
JJ Cuddles


Sunshine Express

I had an uncharacteristic rant last night on the blatant hypocrisy of some Trump supporters. Sorry. Sometimes you just gotta say it out loud. Or write it down. So you know you’re not crazy.

I made a pledge to myself in August of 2012, stop being negative. Negativity courts anxiety, turmoil and attracts even more negativity and conflict. So I stopped being cynical. At least on the Facebook and other social media. I only posted positive updates and I started really processing and writing my memories down. But I would always try to sum up with hope. Like–this is hard, but worth it. Or T-I-L! πŸ™‚

Yesterday was a little remnant from the past. I’m glad I said it, wrote it, blurged about it, but I have no aspirations to be a political blog or journalist. So, best to limit negativity, ranting and name-calling. No good comes from it. It’s just me calling out in a cavern of similar faces/voices to hear the sweet echo of “Yeah! He’s an idiot!” to soothe my troubled American mind. I’m preaching to the choir and provoking the peanut gallery.

So, instead, let’s spread a little sunshine, shall we?

Thank you, JJ Cuddles. That’s what my daughter and I call you. πŸ™‚ Hope that’s cool with you. LOL JJ Cudds tagged me, so now I will tag some light-bringers as well.

This is an award for those blogs which bring sunshine into your life… interpret it any way you feel is appropriate, but follow these guidelines:


1.) Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
2.) Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
3.) Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
4.) List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

Questions Asked of Me:

  • Where is the best place to watch the sunrise or sunset? Florida beaches
  • What color do you wear the most often? Black
  • How many siblings do you have? 3, I’m the baby. You’re not going to ask for my mother’s maiden name and bank account info are you?? LOL
  • Which charity would you leave all your money to in the future? A local homeless shelter, domestic violence shelter or children’s group home.
  • If you lived in another country, what would it be? New Zealand, England or an exotic island
  • What are your favorite and least favorite candy bars? Fav-Reese’s, Almond Joy Disgusting-Charleston Chew, hell nah!
  • What is you favorite time of day? Husband kissing time
  • What is the least favorite part of your own blog? The bad writing parts. So, most of it. LOL JK! The parts where I misspell or mis-punctuate. So, all of it. LOL
  • What food causes you to pig out the most? Can’t pig out really, but right now, Hot Cheetos, my new lover.
  • What actress would you want to meet for coffee? Kate Mulgrew
  • Where is your most ticklish spot? I feel very vulnerable telling you, this is as bad as handing over my bank info. Stomach. Don’t!

I nominate:

Pencil Princess (graffiti tribute)

Heaven and Haleigh (ur my writer goals, girl!)

Richard McShreds-a-lot Potter

KC Mad-skillz Maggio

Buckets On a Barefoot Beach

Domain of Shane

Zoolon (should be called “Cool”on. πŸ™‚




Tea and Tales

haiku out of africa

Ooh! I did more than 11. Can’t have too much sunshine. I hope someone nominates me again with new questions because I have a lot more sunshine in my pocket. If you don’t have time, don’t sweat it! Just glad to show you off in the sunlight.

My Questions For You:

Why did you start a blog?
When did you start writing and why?
Do you have a religious preference? You’re not dying.
Do you have other creative talents?
Are you an introvert or extrovert?
Are you in a relationship? If so, how do they feel about your writing?
What is the one thing you want to do before you can’t do things any more? Okay, I lied, you are dying. Hurry!
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?
If you could do anything without failing and money wasn’t a concern, what would you do?
Are you blogging in hopes of being discovered or just as an exercise in community and writing?
Have you published anything yet?

Ooh! Too many questions, too. Sorry. Answer what you like! Love and hugs to you all!

What I love most about pictures of the sun?
You can’t tell if the sun is rising or setting.
Let’s imagine the rise!