GBE 2: Blog On -- Week #76 “Patriotism”





GBE 2: Blog On -- Week #76 “Patriotism”


As always, the guidelines are simple. Blog on this week’s prompt in any way you see fit. Once you’ve posted to wherever you normally blog, drop the URL to your post into the comment section below.

REMINDER: use the URL to your entry for this week’s specific topic post, NOT to your blog’s home page!

If you haven’t already done so, you are welcome to join GBE 2 at its main headquarters over on Facebook (We’re comfortably over 300 members and we’re still growing!). Just visit GBE2’s Facebook Page and request to join the group. Everyone is welcome, so tell your friends! :O)

Oh, and people always ask what GBE stands for. It’s Group Blogging Experience. The original GBE was started over at MySpace by a fabulous woman named Alicia. She headed up the group for close to two years before deciding that she’d run her course with it, so she stepped away.

About a year and a half ago, Alicia and I, along with a few others who’d been a part of that original group, were talking on Alicia’s Facebook wall about how wonderful that experience had been and before I could stop myself, I announced that I was going to start a blogging group in the same fashion as the GBE. With Alicia’s blessing, I swiped the name, added the 2, and the rest is history.

For those of you who use Twitter, the hashtag for the group's posts is #GBE2, and we can increase readership if we all tweet early and tweet often. ;O)

That’s it! Easy-breezy-lemon-squeezy!

You have until Saturday (11-3-12) to post your blog and leave your link…

Again, this week, our prompt is: Patriotism

Ready. Set. Blog!

Happy blogging!
Beth



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You wouldn’t like it if someone stole your words, so please don’t steal the work of photographers and graphic artists to provide images for your blog.

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Potty Talk







It’s pretty much a universal thing, that sense of dread that creeps over parents about the time they realize their little one needs to ditch the diapers. Potty training, the stuff of parental heebie-jeebies.

I don’t mind it, though. Truth be told, I rather enjoy those early months when toddlers need some help in the bathroom. Not only does it keep them in one spot for a few minutes (yay!), but I’ve had some of the best conversations with the grands while they were seated on the flushing throne. I’ve told the story of one of my favorite potty conversations before, so if you’ve heard this, please accept my apology. I’m awaiting the arrival of grandchild #7, so maybe I’ve reached the stage when repeating myself will become the norm. ;O)

Miss S is seven now, but back when she was two, she liked to start many of our conversations, especially those we had while she was using the washroom, by saying, "Grammy, let's talk about stuff." Always the willing partner, I’d smile and ask her what she'd like to talk about. On this particular day, she wanted to know all about my "favorites." She grilled me for a few minutes about a variety of my favorite things (My answers included: blue, bread pudding, the pig from Charlotte's Web, her funky sweater dress, Miss Honey, apples with peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, and snow angels. If you'd like to know what the questions were, I'd be happy to fill you in.) Finally, she got to her last question. "Grammy, who is your favorite person?"

Now, I was 46 years old at the time and I knew a trick question when I heard one, but I didn't consider fibbing or even sugarcoating my answer. I told her that I love lots of people: her parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and of course, her. I finished up by saying, “But if I have to pick just one favorite person, I guess I'd pick Grampy."

Her big blue eyes widened and my little Sleeping Beauty-obsessed granddaughter exclaimed, "You love Grampy MORE than Princess Aurora?!"

Yes, Sweet Pea, even more than Princess Aurora.



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Written for this week’s GBE topic, “In My Bathroom.” If you’d like to blog with us, just clickety-click. All are welcome!

Oh, and you wouldn’t like it if someone stole your words, so please don’t steal the work of photographers and graphic artists to provide images for your blog.

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GBE 2: Blog On -- Week #75 “In My Bathroom”






GBE 2: Blog On -- Week #75 “In My Bathroom”

As always, the guidelines are simple. Blog on this week’s prompt in any way you see fit. Once you’ve posted to wherever you normally blog, drop the URL to your post into the comment section below.

REMINDER: use the URL to your entry for this week’s specific topic post, NOT to your blog’s home page!

If you haven’t already done so, you are welcome to join GBE 2 at its main headquarters over on Facebook (We’re comfortably over 300 members and we’re still growing!). Just visit GBE2’s Facebook Page and request to join the group. Everyone is welcome, so tell your friends! :O)

Oh, and people always ask what GBE stands for. It’s Group Blogging Experience. The original GBE was started over at MySpace by a fabulous woman named Alicia. She headed up the group for close to two years before deciding that she’d run her course with it, so she stepped away.

About a year and a half ago, Alicia and I, along with a few others who’d been a part of that original group, were talking on Alicia’s Facebook wall about how wonderful that experience had been and before I could stop myself, I announced that I was going to start a blogging group in the same fashion as the GBE. With Alicia’s blessing, I swiped the name, added the 2, and the rest is history.

For those of you who use Twitter, the hashtag for the group's posts is #GBE2, and we can increase readership if we all tweet early and tweet often. ;O)

That’s it! Easy-breezy-lemon-squeezy!

You have until Saturday (10-27-12) to post your blog and leave your link…

Again, this week, our prompt is: In My Bathroom

Ready. Set. Blog!

Happy blogging!
Beth





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You wouldn’t like it if someone stole your words, so please don’t steal the work of photographers and graphic artists to provide images for your blog.

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GBE 2: Blog On -- Week #74 “Cobwebs”






GBE 2: Blog On -- Week #74 “Cobwebs”

As always, the guidelines are simple. Blog on this week’s prompt in any way you see fit. Once you’ve posted to wherever you normally blog, drop the URL to your post into the comment section below.

REMINDER: use the URL to your entry for this week’s specific topic post, NOT to your blog’s home page!

If you haven’t already done so, you are welcome to join GBE 2 at its main headquarters over on Facebook (We’ve topped 300 members and we’re still growing!). Just visit GBE2’s Facebook Page and request to join the group. Everyone is welcome, so tell your friends! :O)

Oh, and people always ask what GBE stands for. It’s Group Blogging Experience. The original GBE was started over at MySpace by a fabulous woman named Alicia. She headed up the group for close to two years before deciding that she’d run her course with it, so she stepped away.

About a year and a half ago, Alicia and I, along with a few others who’d been a part of that original group, were talking on Alicia’s Facebook wall about how wonderful that experience had been and before I could stop myself, I announced that I was going to start a blogging group in the same fashion as the GBE. With Alicia’s blessing, I swiped the name, added the 2, and the rest is history.

For those of you who use Twitter, the hashtag for the group's posts is #GBE2, and we can increase readership if we all tweet early and tweet often. ;O)

That’s it! Easy-breezy-lemon-squeezy!

You have until Saturday (10-20-12) to post your blog and leave your link…

Again, this week, our prompt is: Cobwebs

Ready. Set. Blog!

Happy blogging!
Beth





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You wouldn’t like it if someone stole your words, so please don’t steal the work of photographers and graphic artists to provide images for your blog.

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GBE 2: Blog On -- Week #73 “Picture Prompt!”










GBE 2: Blog On -- Week #73 “Picture Prompt!”


Please take a look at the photo above* and then write something using that as your prompt. Remember, in the GBE, pretty much anything goes, so take your story (or poem, or song lyrics, or personal essay, or political rant, or whatever…) in any direction you’d like.

*NOTE: I found the above photo on morgueFile, and although they don’t require attribution, I think it’d be swell if you gave them credit for the pic, should you decide to use in in your post.

All set? Good!

As always, the guidelines are simple. Blog on this week’s prompt in any way you see fit. Once you’ve posted to wherever you normally blog, drop the URL to your post into the comment section below.

REMINDER: use the URL to your entry for this week’s specific topic post, NOT to your blog’s home page!

If you haven’t already done so, you are welcome to join GBE 2 at its main headquarters over on Facebook (We’ve topped 300 members and we’re still growing!). Just visit GBE2’s Facebook Page and request to join the group. Everyone is welcome, so tell your friends! :O)

Oh, and people always ask what GBE stands for. It’s Group Blogging Experience. The original GBE was started over at MySpace by a fabulous woman named Alicia. She headed up the group for close to two years before deciding that she’d run her course with it, so she stepped away.

Last year, Alicia and I, along with a few others who’d been a part of that original group, were talking on Alicia’s Facebook wall about how wonderful that experience had been and before I could stop myself, I announced that I was going to start a blogging group in the same fashion as the GBE. With Alicia’s blessing, I swiped the name, added the 2, and the rest is history.

For those of you who use Twitter, the hashtag for the group's posts is #GBE2, and we can increase readership if we all tweet early and tweet often. ;O)

That’s it! Easy-breezy-lemon-squeezy!

You have until Saturday (10-13-12) to post your blog and leave your link…

Again, this week, our prompt is: Picture Prompt! (see photo, above)

Ready. Set. Blog!

Happy blogging!
Beth




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You wouldn’t like it if someone stole your words, so please don’t steal the work of photographers and graphic artists to provide images for your blog. Today’s image courtesy of morgueFile, which offers lots of wonderful, free images for public use.

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