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My Dear Friend,

John of http://writingthebody.wordpress.com

has presented me with this prestigious award.

It is with much Love and Gratitude that I Graciously accept

this gift of kindness.

❤️ Thank You My Dear Friend. ❤️

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Guidelines:

1. Link and thank the person who nominated you.

2. List the rules and display the award.

3. List Three (3) things about yourself

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I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge these Very Important and Influential People that have Touched my life.  It is with their Love, Support, and Inspiration that lit a light that had been dark for too long.

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This is not meant to exclude the many other Dear Friends

whose Love, Support, and Encouragement 

has touched me deeply, and made a difference in my life.

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❤️ You Are All Important To Me ❤️

1.  A Special Thank You to Amy of  http://herladypinkrose.wordpress.com who inspired, and encouraged me to express my creativity within the world of photography. I just received my first Nikon dslr camera 📷 for my birthday last week. There is so much to learn. I have enjoyed educating myself, and playing with my new toy. Sorry kids these photo’s aren’t ready for the blog site…I hope to show case beautiful works of art one day like Amy posts regularly.

2. A Special Thank You to Lizzy of  http://bigbodybeautiful.wordpress.com. Her blog, and writings has helped me to Embrace, and Love my body regardless of my weight. Due to thyroid disease, auto immune disorders, and Menopause.  I have struggled with distorted body self-perception, and anorexia nervosa since adolescence.

3.  Mentor, Confidant, and Mutual Co-Conspirator Chazz Vincent of http://dreamlanddancing.wordpress.com. Who has inspired more than just my writings…

4. Nominate FIVE (5) other amazing blogs and

comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.

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Duck, Duck, Goose. You’re It!

Please accept this Award,

along with my complimentary box of Godiva Chocolates, and Crystal Champagne.

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The Nominees (in no order) Are…

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1.  The Beautiful, and Amazing Woman of The Elite Vixens of http://thevixens.wordpress.com

2. “G” of http://shamelesslyguiltless.wordpress.com  who personifies Empowered Woman.

3. Dear Friend, Partner in Pain Management: Dawn of http://findingmyinnercourage.wordpress.com

4. Dear Friend, Amazing Photographer: Amy of http://herladypinkrose.wordpress.com

5. Dear Friend, Soul Sister: Lizzy of http://bigbodybeautiful.wordpress.com

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I’m humbled to have developed many dear, and close friendships within our community.

I’m Inspired by All that I follow.

It’s an honor to be in the company of such Creative, and Talented Artists.

With Much Love & Light To All

Anastasia 😊

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I have been presented this Prestigious Award by Jayne of Dairy Incarnate http://jayneayres.wordpress.com

The dictionary definition of Thank You: a polite expression used when acknowledging a gift, service, or compliment, or accepting or refusing an offer.

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My Friend, My Fellow Sister, Jayne;

Thank You doesn’t express the Gratitude I feel by Your Gift and Friendship.

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 Here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog.✔️

2. Display the award on your blog by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”.✔️

3. Answer 11 questions about yourself which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.✔️

                                                                             4. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.✔️

5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs you feel deserve this award, who have less than 1000 followers.✔️

6. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer. ✔️

7. List these rules on your post.✔️

Once you have written published it, you then have to:

8. Inform people/blogs that they have been nominated for the Liebster Award and provide a link for them to your post so they can learn about it (they might not have heard of it!) ✔️

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Questions By Jayne:

  1. Do you collect anything and what is it?  Yes. Angels, Fairies, Cats, Metaphysical related tools i.e. Crystals & Stones, Herbs, Candles, Books.

2. What trait do you have that irritates other people? Mmmm.. I know what traits I have that Irritates Hubby and the Kids. Without sounded like the “Perfect Angel” I really can’t recall anyone ever saying “When you do xxx that irritates me.”  When I’m frustrated (which seems to be an ongoing feeling) about let say the phone bill. I’ll call and express my displeasure of the service or charge. I may initially exhibit a tone in my voice, and by the end of the call I will apologize to the representative for sounding kurt or rude after they have been patient and courteous with me.

3. What type of person are you at a friendly party? Is this a Swinger’s Party, a Casual Get Together, or Family Related?  I would say I’m out going. I will walk up to a guest and introduce myself, and start a conversation.

4.  What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? 1. I want to drift http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drifting_(motorsport) our 300Z at high speeds on a mountain along a winding road that over looks the ocean. Failing would be loosing control and driving over the side and ending up on the “Other Side”. (We don’t live where there are mountains, although I do live very close to the ocean without the narrow winding road)

2. Intentionally be defibrillated http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defibrillate go into cardiac arrest to visit the “Other Side”, and then be successfully resuscitated without any complication or injury to my heart or brain. To experience the journey of death, and be able to share my experience when I return to this dimension.

5.  What sense would you give up if you had to? I’m a smoker so sadly my sense of Taste and Smell is not that of one who has never smoked. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taste. Sorry didn’t really answer the question…

6.  What was your favorite toy when you were a little kid? Colorforms http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorforms Love Dolls http://www.barbigirl.com/love.htm Mattel Sunshine Family Dolls http://www.dollreference.com/mattel_sunshine_happy_family_dolls.html

7. Do you have a weird memory from when you were a kid?  Sharing Very Personal Info: When I was 8 or 9 I was inappropriately touched and had another sexual act done to me, not penetration. This inappropriate behavior was by a neighbor who was then had to be in his 50’s, and lived in the same apartment complex.  I knew it wasn’t right but I remember it felt good. After that occurred I made a point to never see this man again. I never told my parents. Weirdly, I don’t consider myself to have been molested, or sexually assaulted. This never affected my sexuality, relationships nor my self-esteem.

8. Do you believe that open toed high heels are inappropriate attire for a female to wear to work? No. I personally don’t care for wearing any open toe style shoes.

9. Do you know or have you heard of any women that wake up and pee in the shower when they are  getting “dressed and ready” in the morning? Yes Me, when Hubby is on the Throne, and I can’t make it to the 2nd bathroom. 

10. Can you tell me about one of the most beautiful vistas you have ever seen? Many, many, many moons ago. One night while driving home from visiting the Chicago Aquarium. We were listening to N.P.R. http://www.npr.org there were no other radio stations other than religious or country music available. As we began to listen to this incredible music by Hearts Of Space. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hearts_of_space. We entered into a Lightening Storm. As the music played the night sky lit from one horizon to another. We had entered into a dimension where music and energy were in rhythm. We were in awe by listening to the music while being treated to this light show provided by the universe. Words can’t possibly describe this Once In A Life Time Experience. To have seen the Intensity of this Light show in combination with the most beautiful musical accompaniment was beyond seeing any laser/music show. 220px-Lightnings_sequence_2_animation

     I don’t recall the title of the song we listened to that night. I wanted to share a piece of this beautiful music.

11. If you could instantly have another education and full range of knowledge about a subject mater that would put you in a career you can’t have right this moment, what would it be? Law to attain my degree as an Attorney, and then to retain a seat as Circuit Judge.

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11 Random Facts About Me

1. I enjoy Connecting and Interacting with the Blogger’s, Writer’s, and Author’s in our community.

2. I believe there is a “Spiritual Life” after death, and our Loved Ones that have passed over Watch, Protect and Guide us.

3. I see images of people, animals, eyes, and orbs in  “everyday” photos.

4. I’m seeking a “Female Lover” for us to have a “Triad” marital relationship.

5. In a year (I) We will be  “Empty Nest” Parents. I’m feeling a lot of mixed emotions. I’m savoring every minute of time I have left with our youngest, feeling very sad, and enlightened that Hubby and I will venture into the next phase of our lives. (and be able to express myself vocally in the heat of passion without a bang on the wall)

6. I’m frustrated about My Life and not being able to Live it to the Fullest. (Pain management issues)

7. Although our marital  journey has had many ups and downs, after 24 years we are Deeply In Love with each other.

8. I’m Truly Married to My Soul Mate.

9. The medications I take numb my ability to venture into my creative mind, and that Frustrates Me.

10. I wished I had the gift of writing like All of the Amazing People I follow.

11. I’m a “sucker” for the reality show on Bravo  “The Housewives of N.Y.”, Orange County, B.H., and N.J.

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And The Award Goes To:

Tag! You’re It! Pass it on or simply enjoy, as if it were a box of Godiva Chocolates.

Arianna of http://vilesarianna.wordpress.com

Killingdanse of http://perfectioninmadness.com

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Alice of http://dirtygirl69.com

Jennifer of http://jennifunzing.wordpress.com

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KDaddy of http://kdaddy23.wordpress.com

Steve & 1Hotwife of http://lovesmallpenis.wordpress.com

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H.H. & Lola of http://mysexlifewithlola.com

Master & Princess of http://rubbersubmission.wordpress.com

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The Elite Vixens of http://thevixens.wordpress.com

John of http://writingthebody.wordpress.com

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Fatal of http://yougotomyhead.wordpress.com

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Per The Rules I’m to Create 10 Questions For Those I Have Awarded:

1. If you could be any animal, what animal would you be ?

2. If You acquired a boat what would You name her?

3. What is your favorite smell?

4. Would you ever live outside your comfort zone for 30 days? (whatever that interpretation means to you. i.e. no technology, no television, living in a shelter or without electricity) Please Share

5. Do you have any phobias?

6. What’s the Most dangerous thing You have done?

7. What is your Astrological sign, and do you feel you possess those characteristics?

8. Do you believe that the color of a room affects your mood? What color(s) soothes you.

9. Do you donate blood?

10. If you could be the opposite sex for 30 days would you?

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A Very Special

Thank You

Erik!

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The Majick I felt pour out when I removed the novel from its packing

has my skin tingling.

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I Will Treasure this Novel for

the rest of my days.

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Wishing You, Erik  All The Very Best

and an

Abundance of Success.

Love,

Anastasia

 

 The Other Woman

 She knows well enough

to respect me.

She knows better than

to ignore me.

I like her in her own right.

I tell myself we should be friends,

not just because it will be easier

but also because it’s

so rare to find

anyone who

gets me

and gets him too.

I could use more friends like her.

And I gather, so could she.

***

 Men are not just scraps of meat,

over which we

think we must fight,

only to hurt ourselves

in the process.

We do not need to fight

over this man.

We are not bitches,

but we can share

the bone

like sisters.

With a common agenda

there is much

we can do

together to further

our own needs.

So much energy

wasted either in subterfuge,

detection,

or intervention.

Better to get it out

and get on with it

than to

cower

in the shadow

of denial

or self-deception.

She knows

I saw him first,

and I know

she won’t be the last

to notice him.

She also knows

that when I

follow my nature,

there will be times I will be glad

she will be there for him,

allowing me to take my leave

when and as I choose

when the glove is on the other hand.

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She is the perfect

Other Woman.

She knows

what it is like

to walk in my shoes

and what hurts

as well as what feels good

if she will just let it.

I understand her completely

because

I have been her

for him

when someone else was me,

and I wanted to be honest

and remain her friend,

but such was not to be.

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And now,

as I prepare to take my leave

to explore,

to experience

something new

with someone new

I realize that once again

I am the Other Woman

just as much as she is me.

I want to have so much

in common with this

enlightened woman

who sees me as I am,

accepts me,

even encourages me

to help find pleasure

with this man

she loves so much,

I can’t help

loving

her

for the way

that

she loves him.

If women

of uncommon

consciousness

found their friends

from among

their lovers’

paramours

they would never find themselves

lonely

or friendless

again.

I am the Other Woman

just as much as she is me.