#MidnightMadness – 5/28/2017


If you could live your life over, would you change anything?

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My All-time Favorite Picture.


Isn’t she beautiful!  I will walk among these trees myself, someday…  ~M

Originally posted: March 13, 2015

Photo Credit: National Geographic (Young girl standing among baobab trees in Madagascar)

The Absence of Motivation


Oh motivation where have you gone?
Will you come back soon to where you belong?

Oh motivation where can you be?
Are you lost in the vastness of the wide open sea?

Oh motivation do you really exist?
I honestly need to know, I must insist!

Oh motivation will you give me a sign?
Can you please help me to free my mind?

Oh motivation what is your goal?
Are you lost in the mind of a tired old soul?

Oh motivation can you please tell me the truth?
Are you ever coming back to me, or have you moved to Duluth?

Oh motivation am I being too impatient?
What should I do, wait until I’m ancient?

Oh motivation are you really as important as you seem?
Are you really of any value, or just a fanciful dream?

Oh motivation are you really gone?
Don’t you know that without you I am not very strong?

Oh motivation can’t you see?
Without you, I am not being me.

By, Michelle Cook

Originally posted: August 27, 2015

Photo credit: Pinterest.com

#MidnightMadness – 5/27/2017

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A conversation from earlier today…

Brianna- “Mom, why don’t you like dealing with the dogs?”

Me- “Because I don’t really enjoy picking up poop the size of my head, and I’ve changed enough diapers in my life from you four girls, that I’m quite done dealing with anymore poop.”

Brianna- “Yeah mom, I understand, you already have enough crap to deal with in your life.”

Photo taken: May 2017 (Brianna (15), Emma, & Pippa)


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Nobody can frustrate me like you

You have no idea what you do

Throwing me into a daily tizzy

Simply makes me faint and dizzy

Round and round we go each day

Irritated by what the other has to say

And yet there’s love in the midst

It’s the only way we can coexist


Written by, Michelle Cook

Photo taken:  May 2017 (Brian, Pippa, & Emma)



“God gave us an imagination because he knew we would eventually need a break from reality.” ~M

Originally posted: December 5, 2015

#MidnightMadness – 5/26/2017

The other day I told my daughter (15) that all of the forks were being washed in the dishwasher and so she’d have to use a spoon to eat her meal.  I had a serving spoon on the counter for her to dish up her meal with, and I figured she’d grab a normal size spoon out of the silverware drawer to eat with.

When I came back a little while later, I found her eating her salad with this…


Yes!  That’s the serving spoon!  I took one look at her and said, “Why aren’t you using a regular sized spoon to eat with?”  She looked at me with wide confused eyes and then began to laugh so hard she could barely talk…  She said, “Oh mom, I thought you meant all the silverware was in the dishwasher and I had to eat with the serving spoon!”

Anyway, it was really funny, and she’s such a petite little person.  So to see her trying to eat with this huge serving spoon made us both laugh.


And look at the difference in size!  Lol… 😉

Beyond the Beyond


Beyond the meadow of hope

And even further than the valley of dreams

Lies a curious mountain range

Where things aren’t really as they seem


For in this faraway place

Unlike anywhere else at all

Live the strangest lot of creatures

Who all thrive under a waterfall


Each one is quite unique

Not like anything you’ve ever seen

And the colors they happen to come in

Range from pale pink to aquamarine


Some are extremely short

And others are outlandishly tall

And after having the pleasure of meeting them

I couldn’t help but love them all


Each one is excessively friendly

Genuinely loving and so very kind

And after visiting this extraordinary place

I could hardly bear to leave it behind


So if you ever get the chance to travel

Beyond the beyond you really must go

Take a left at the fork in the clouds

You’ll know you’re almost there when you see the rainbow


Written by, Michelle Cook

Originally posted: December 5, 2016

Photo credit: pinterest.com

My one true love…


You’re with me through my darkest days

Even during times when nobody else stays


You give me hope when I want to give up

There’s nobody else who can measure up


You surround me with your daily presence

And remind me of your timeless acceptance


You bring to mind an extraordinary kind of love

Which is sent to me from heaven above


You’re all I need if truth be told

My one true love worth more than gold


Written by, Michelle Cook

Originally posted: July 21, 2016

Photo credit: pixabay.com



#MidnightMadness – 5/25/2017

So, I was in a rush this morning and tried to save myself some time by putting all the eggs together in one skillet.  Here’s what happened… lol.


My daughter Brianna (15) took one look and said…

“Mom, something went wrong there…”


Do you think perhaps she’s correct in her assessment?  Lol… 😉

And just so you know… I didn’t break a single yoke when flipping them over.  So it wasn’t a complete disaster.  🙂


A reminder to myself…


“A true friend loves unconditionally and expects nothing in return.” ~M


Originally posted: January 27, 2016

Photo credit: tinybuddha.com

Never Give Up

Rainbow copy for WP

If you find yourself near the end of your rope
Completely helpless and losing hope
Go back to the beginning to find your way
You’ll find the reason there
To live another day


Originally posted: August 4, 2015

Photo credit: pinterest.com

#MidnightMadness – 5/24/2017

This is for those of you who commented on the orange peeler yesterday.  I found a tutorial that shows how to use it.  Now you’ll be able to efficiently peel oranges at midnight whenever you want!  Lol….  😉


Borrowed Heart


I borrowed your heart for a day

I desperately needed the time away

And although there wasn’t much to say

You listened and cried with me anyway

Now I can only hope and pray

That eventually I will find my way

Thanks for lending your heart for a day


Written by, Michelle Cook

Originally posted: April 24, 2016

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The Daily Post/Poem prompt – Borrowed

The Storm

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Ominous clouds fill the sky

Rain begins to splatter

Shards of glass fall to the earth

Ravaging all that’s tender


Gusting winds wild and free

Consume and disfigure

Splintered pieces of broken dreams

Fall deaf upon defiled land


Anger roars from the thunderous sky

Lightening defaces the innocent

Leaving permanent scars

Irreversible damage lays bare


The storm is unrelenting

Unearthly howls shriek of hardships

Sheets of rain pool around the lost

Devastation looms in every corner


The water quickly rises

Flooding the pummeled land

Sweeping away the evidence

Of a storm that never ceases


Hope seems too far to reach

As murky waters threaten

Adjusting tides bring promise

Of shimmering expectations


Written by, Michelle Cook

Originally posted: April 20, 2015 

Photo credit: natasjevanniekerk.wordpress.com