Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!!

"Today the bite of frost nibbles
On icy dusk and rain-spun grass
When prayers glide of nighttime down,
As battle strikes your whispers yield
Through ambushed maze drilling around.
Yet heartbeats vow for honor, true
Enduring nights…freedom pursued.

Kismet of hope is in the air
While we all feel your longing thoughts 
Miles away…sweet tidings declare
Your dreams fluttering in chilled fall
About scenes of love and dear home’s care.
The rising star a grain of gold
In moments brave soldiers behold.

Then victory blazes in red
Matching the robin as it sings
From soar of peace…from soar of might
A courage blessed through godly will
Heroes return as breaths alight.
The autumn lays her colors by
As wishes crown your promised sky"
~nette onclaud 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Brown eyed girl- Happy Mother's Day!!

Happy Mother's Day to the Woman who fed me Razzles and Kool-Aid, and didn't make me eat peas. To the one who tickled me until I couldn't stand it any longer, but didn't let others do it to me when she was around. To the woman who never missed a school function for My Brother, or Myself, even when she was working or sick. The one who sat through all of Greg's ballgames with me, in rain, sleet, hail, lightning, unbearable heat and freezing cold, just so we could cheer him and his friends on. The one who kept me laughing even when we thought there was nothing to be happy about, the one who tried to put a smile on my face, even when she herself was to sad to find joy. The one that held my hand all of those times that I was scared of the doctor. The one who told me that I could do, or be, anything in the whole world, and believed in me no matter which path I decided to take, with the proudest look on her face that any one person could have.The one that cried from the day she put me on the bus for my first day of Kindergarten, to when she stood up cheering, tears streaming as she watched me walk across that Graduation stage. She was right, WE did it.To the woman who convinced me that I could accomplish anything that I sat my mind to. The one who has always told me that I was beautiful, even on the days that I felt the ugliest. The one who seems to know everything about everything, and is usually always right. The one who always told me that it was better late than never when I was upset about missing something. To the one that made my childhood magical by filling it with books, music, movies,and fun. To the one that instilled in me the importance of kindness, compassion, and gratitude. The one that took care of me when I was sick. The one that kept me from scratching more so I wouldn't have scars from the "chicky pops". The one I look exactly like, and couldn't be any more proud of. The one that was both mom and dad, and did all that she could for my brother and myself. The one that has made me feel beyond blessed for the passed 23 years just to have known her, and especially to be her daughter. She has not only been a mother, but also a father, a best friend, a confidant, and a role model. Her character continues to amaze me even to this day. Momma, Thank You for all that you have and continue to do. You Are My Heart!! I Love You!! Happy Mother's Day!!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Read me!! (There's a great new author on the rise).

Hello my fellow Hobbits/Hobbettes! I know I ramble on quite often, but today I have a specific agenda in store. That's right, I have an agenda! Watch out! Run for safety! Take cover! Save yourselves! Ahhh!!! No, I'm just kidding around, but seriously, I do have something to share with you. One of my dearest/best friend in the whole world has been published!! That's right, people! You heard me correctly!! 

PUBLISHED.

I, Katie, can have a conversation with someone, and if the subject comes up (or I slide the subject in there ever so smoothly), I can say: "Oh yeah, one of my best friend's is an author." And just so y'all know, that's exactly how it will go down!! I promised her that I would try to help get the "word" out about her novel.... so here I am! Another step trying to help her out. I figure as long as I cover all the bases that I can, then that's the least I can do. That turkey and I have been through a lot together, and I want to help her as much as possible. So thank you, so much, for taking the time to read this, and hopefully for checking it out!!

My "campaign" ad:

Hello, ladies (and gents, of course). This novel was written by one of my truest friends in the world, Erica Thomas. She is a new author, and this is her first novel that has been published to date. Her, and her family have fallen onto some difficult times, and she has asked me if I would try and help her get the word out, so people will purchase, and enjoy it. Having a larger fan base would mean so much to her, and to me. Please and thank you for your time. The novel can be found on Amazon.com. The name of it is "Half Blood" (A M.I.S.T. Novel) Volume I By: E.K. Thomas. It's only around $3 or $4 so if y'all would check it out I would greatly appreciate it.