Seven “X” Seven Link Award


Well, I have to say Gabby and I are both a bit overwhelmed 🙂 Thank you so much, http://loriannfranks.wordpress.com/, Lori you surprised us.  We are both honored and again, thank you!! I have to say, we both love your writing and you have the most wonderful sense of humor 🙂

Yes and as Lori says, I am finding that with most Blog Awards on WordPress there are stipulations that must be met upon acceptance of the coveted award. So, with the 7X7 Link Award the first thing you have to do is tell something about yourself that nobody knows. Let’s see what we can say 😉 since I am writing this I could tell you all loads of things about Gabby 😉 Kidding!!

As for the things no one knows about us… well for me, I have three tattoos, I don’t think anyone here knows about them. I, being Autumn, the twin who does random things, got them long ago, and don’t regret them. I have promised the man who I love, the love of my life, well, I’ve promised him no more tattoos, and I really did want one more.

Gabby has a heart shaped scar on her right wrist from a burn, at the exact same place I have my  rose tattoo It’s a really nice scar, I must say, if you have to have a scar.

Now comes the 7X7 links to my pieces I feel are worthy to link up:
(more stipulations to the award)
 
Most Beautiful Piece: https://autumnsunshineandgabrielleangel.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/my-husband-dave-his-memory-lives-onwritten-by-gabby/?preview=true&preview_id=2279&preview_nonce=b31bdbef2a
 
Most Helpful:https://autumnsunshineandgabrielleangel.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/a-lump-of-coal-for-you-by-gabby-angel/?preview=true&preview_id=3255&preview_nonce=441c031d5d
 
Most Popular:https://autumnsunshineandgabrielleangel.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/the-world-is-changing-by-autumn-sunshine/?preview=true&preview_id=3245&preview_nonce=e1e6bb1655
 
Most Controversial: We don’t write much on the controversial thing, so None 🙂
 
Most Surprisingly Successful: https://autumnsunshineandgabrielleangel.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/my-new-but-healthy-addiction-by-gabby-angel/?preview=true&preview_id=2784&preview_nonce=496370975d
 
Most Underrated:https://autumnsunshineandgabrielleangel.wordpress.com/2011/10/08/click-your-heels-written-by-gabrielle-angel/?preview=true&preview_id=1047&preview_nonce=7494dbc767
 
Most Pride Worthy: https://autumnsunshineandgabrielleangel.wordpress.com/2011/12/20/you-are-my-music-man-by-autumn-sunshine/
 
 

Next step to the 7X7 Award fulfillment is to nominate 7 bloggers who I feel deserve the honor and hopefully haven’t already received it.

1. http://lscotthoughts.com/

2.http://poeticjourney251.wordpress.com

3.http://jamesdez.wordpress.com/

4. http://russellmazonde.wordpress.com/

5.http://mheretowrite.wordpress.com

6. http://unwrittentruth.wordpress.com/

7.http://jadedstone11.wordpress.com/

Kissing Under the Mistletoe… ~Gabby Angel


How did it begin anyway? Who started this  Christmas tradition anyway? Does anyone know? I for one didn’t, so I did some investigating. Kissing under the mistletoe, so romantic and so many people hang that mistletoe faithfully every year. It seems to be it is a magical and mysticial plant…

But, here’s a not so romantic thought! Mistletoe is labeled under the botantical classification as “partial parasite“. Yuck, no that doesn’t sound very nice does it? No romance found in the word “parasite” is there? The berries found on mistletoe are poisionous…I am sure others knew this. Oh my goodness,  this is sounding not so good. I am not trying to bash the heart warming tradition, honest I’m not! Dave and I hung plenty of mistletoe around our house every Christmas, same as I’m sure all of you do.

To lighten up the not so nice parasite thing and all, one story goes like this. Legend has it that mistletoe was hung in farmhouses and kitchens at Christmas. The young men had the privelege of kissing the young girls under said mistletoe. Each kiss, they had to pluck a berry, when the berries were gone the privelege of kissing stopped! Well, go figure and wonder just how many berries were on that bunch of mistletoe? Makes you wonder and ponder, doesn’t it? Thankfully it’s modern times and nobody has to follow any rules..Anything goes!

Happily hang that mistletoe and kiss as long as you want and keep that fine tradition going! After all, what happens under the mistletoe stays under the mistletoe! 😉 🙂

You are ~ By Autumn Sunshine


You are love, you are hope,  you are light

all things that are totally right

that is what you are

to me

you are a shining star

my love you are

The best of love

the sun above

You also will be

the last face I see

before I fall asleep each night

in dark or bright

you are to me

all I ever wished you to be

You make me laugh and smile

mile after mile

time after time

rhyme after rhyme

You are you …

all that is right and true

I give you my heart

and right from the start

The love began to grow

year after year the strength will show

that you are my love

forever …