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Head Over Heels wanted to be  with you alone
(on the internet?).
And talk about the weather
(What is the deal with the weather?
Pick a season, stay with it til the next one).
But traditions can’t be traced
(or can they, again, the internet).
We get tricked when
we only stick with our base. keeps our attention…
We’re lost in admiration,
could we need it this much?Oh, is it wasting time?
Just, just, just wasting time.
Something happens and
we’re head over heels.
We never find out till
we’re head over heels…

  • We ‘humans’ fall head over heels quickly, with: people, pets, passions, movies, books, songs (I’m still on a Tears For Fears kick although The Cars too, goodbye Ric Ocasek, you were just what we needed), politicians, celebrities, television shows, smartphones and other electronic gadgets and gizmos, cars, causes, friends, fads, flights of fancy…oops1

And when we fall out of love, look out, love can quickly turn to hate (and shouldn’t continue to date, not great).                                                                             

and migraines (latest treatment, painful and tiring, but seeing a glimmer of light at the end of the very long, very dark tunnel, oooh, hope it’s not just another train);and writing (trying)

I still love my readers, other bloggers, but sometimes I wish I knew how to quit you (or me, or WordPress, or the internet).

  • I’ve fallen hard for another Australian series ( or is that just gravity talking?), this time, “The Heart Guy” aka “Doctor Doctor”. A brilliant bad boy cardiac surgeon gets sent home, as a punishment, to practice medicine in his hometown, Whyhope. Naturally, things get complicated fast. Rodger Corser (In “Glitch” as well, S3 is about to crawl out of the ground soon) may play the lead, Dr. Hugh Knight but his cast-mates are bright shining lights cutting into any and all plans. Why hope? Why not? Another season has been approved and I’m cheering. Yahoo! For Canadians this dramedy reminds me a bit of “Corner Gas” with more actual drama and for the U.S., like “Seinfeld” but with less New York snark and more Down Under snark.

  • Bewitched by de-cluttering and minimalizing (is that even a word, seriously, it should be…)

  • I’ve got one of cupids arrows stuck deep in my heart (could explain chest pains, besides the Tietze Syndrome) for writing and reading then writing some more. Will I ever be an author, a real live published author, as many of my talented fellow bloggers are, as so many writers are, who knows, but it’s fun slow blogging and writing the world’s best novels…in my head.

  • Captivated with “The Handmaid’s Tale”. Thank you to the parents of Margaret Atwood and Elisabeth Moss for giving us such gifts. It’s funny to think I first read this book almost 35 years ago, when I naively thought it was fiction and thank goodness this could never happen. Note to self, never say never. If you haven’t started reading one of Canada’s most precious natural resources, Margaret Atwood, I suggest you love yourself enough to begin your journey. I’ll continue with her latest, “The Testaments”, filled with hints of things to come.

  • Infatuated with the idea that all the mysteries of Area 51 could be revealed to the world on September 20, 2019 #theycantstopusall #stormarea51The Truth is Out There or more likely, anything interesting has already been moved to, er, Area 51-A or Area 52?


kittens, kindness, ice cream, cozy sweaters, Halloween

Thanksgiving ,

smiles (smile cookies), cake, curry, kindness, pumpkin spice, chocolate ,

sunsets, puppies, pizza (note the coma, grammar saves lives, in this case, adorable puppy lives), Downton Abbey, The Addams Family, ancestry, kindness, songs , friends, a new love (who doesn’t have to but if he looked like Negan, Starlord or Daryl Dixon that would be cool, just as completely random examples), muffins, laughter, strawberries, donuts, chocolate, chocolate donuts, kindness, cupcakes, family, and oh yeah, to write another chapter in my own story.Why suffer from FOMO, you’ll never miss out if you embrace the glorious chaos of life (every day above ground is another chance)

  • Beguiled by apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic, and dystopian anything (“anything” may be hyperbole, but that’s how things work now, right, facts begone, trouble us no more with your truthiness!),

“The Walking Dead” S10 is soon-ish  

I’m caught up on “The 100” (“May we meet again”); I miss “Colony”, “Helix”, “Falling Skies”, “Z Nation”, “Extant”, “Ascension”, “Revolution”, “V”, “iZombie”…but mostly I miss when watching/reading about this stuff was wildly fictional. But I guess, like horror, it’s a safe way to examine our fears without admitting they’re coming true. This is how we live now.

  • Enraptured by the final season of “Game of Thrones” (finally caught up with a free preview month). As a fan, little disappointed, as a writer, loved it, so I’m going with the latter.


maybe we’ll magically return to the 80s, which we have glamourized to the point of insanity (‘stranger things’ have happened, but keeping remembering neon and big hair) long as you keep falling head over heels with life (just avoid the drama pitfalls ), your story is bound to be a bestseller

  • What are you head over heels about, dear readers, tell me, tell me, cause I need more to love (my heart and mind are like the TARDIS, bigger on the inside).

  • Ways to contact me (on my home planet)


  • Please send me stuff to review…Despite the Ads Ruining My Posts, I’m Not Getting Paid A Cent by WordPress…I gratefully accept promotional materials, but respectfully reserve the right to decide whether said promotional material is suitable for my blog. 100% honest reviews and the opinions, thoughts, and beliefs will be my own, not that of the provider, party, or manufacturer.

  • Donations to help save the endangered broke and obscure bloggers who once roamed the internet free are appreciated…it’s Paypal, for anyone including, but not limited to eccentric millionaires who want to adopt a blogger.

  • P.S.  WordPress is greedily inserting ads into posts and holding our blogs hostage if we don’t pay the ransom to remove the malware (aka ads), I don’t get a single dime from them…

  • Follow me here, but in a completely non-stalkery way please:

And each time I feel like this inside
There’s one thing I wanna know:
What’s so funny ’bout peace love and understanding? 

– Elvis Costello


Very me

94 thoughts on “Head Over Heels

  1. It’s taken me from the start of your blog until here at the end to admit that Frankie Goes to Hollywood had it right about The Power of Love, it’s a force alright. And maybe we can Make Love, No More War. All this time I sit here waiting for you to say you’ve chosen me over all those Muckle Brained followers but I guess I shall just have to live with the truth, that you missed the plane.Have a happy life Darlin’ (Frankie Miller). I shall read you till I’m old and grey, oops, that’s now. Humongous Hugs


    1. Oh David, you are a toxic. 🙂
      War, what is it good for, well, I guess making rich people richer, that’s about it.
      Get on a plane, I’m lucky to get out of the house lol 😉 Seriously, those aren’t the floorboards creaking, those are my feet, sigh, aging is not for the faint of heart. 😉
      Like a fine wine you’re just getting better, dear friend and at least I’ll be able to read the fine print on the bottle with new specs 😉
      Thank you for dropping by, you’re a wonder.
      Hope this weekend treats you kindly.
      Massive all my followers are a joy some just show it in different ways than others hugs xoxoxoxox


  2. Yes, I see what you mean about the ads. I still enjoy your blog posts enough to blot out the ads in my mind and skip over them. Have you had any luck talking to WP about why you are being unfollowed by people who don’t want to unfollow you?

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    1. Ads and no money, right? In fact , I keep getting notices saying they’ll get rid of the aads in the posts if we pay them – ha!
      No, WordPress is as always, not helpful. So I’ll just keep refollowing over and over and over. 😉
      Hope this day is treating you well so far, thanks for dropping by. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, it was sorta a ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ sideways and up and down ride, but hey, got to squeeze the brain juice out sometimes or it goes rancid. 😉
      Hope this day is treating you kindly. 🙂


  3. Donna, it’s always good to hear from you. Life can sure throw a lot of stuff our way to keep up fighting to stay upright. I hope that you get your work published. After completing my first novel in 2013, I’ve finally self-published it in August this year. Promoting sales is now my latest challenge 🙂


    1. That’s amazing, congrats! I love that persistence, it inspires me. And I hope I can read your book soon (hint hint I do book reviews lol). 😉
      Hope this weekend is wonder-filled. 🙂 xox


    1. It’s wild, isn’t it? I know I’ve refollowed you a bunch of times and there are bloggers whom I literally have to refollow every single time I go to their blog. That’s really dumb and a waste of time. On phones is the only place you can’t see ads, everywhere else the posts are riddled with them.
      Hope this weekend treats you kindly (I’m sure I’ll visit and probably refollow you again this weekend sigh). 😉

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    1. I know, isn’t it wild, I refollow some bloggers a few times a day and it just keeps happening, WordPress, seriously, stop it, get some help, fix this.
      Thanks for the refollow, I’m glad we found each other again in this tangled web and I hope your week is treating you kindly. 🙂

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  4. I recently upgraded my blog to personal…I wound up with 6 charges on my card…I am still working on getting it straightened out. Word Press charged me a fine for disputing a duplicate charge made by them. I’m beside myself, see.


    1. I know, they’re just so greedy, why? How can being that greedy make anyone happy? I’m sorry to hear of your WordPress woes and I hope they get worked out (don’t hold your breath you’ll turn funny colours).
      Thanks for dropping by and I’m sending you good vibes to counteract the bad WP vibes. 🙂

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      1. Thank you D…I need good vibes, I can’t believer the hassle, a fine plus they killed my blog till I paid an extra 51.00 to “fix” my issue. I did get the usual tremendous kick out of your post, you always make my laugh out loud, something needed at the moment. x


      2. That’s super frustrating. The unmitigated gall and greed. Hope it all gets sorted soon. 🙂
        If I’ve made someone laugh out loud, my work here is done lol 😉
        Hope this weekend is filled with laughter, love, peace and wonder. 🙂 xox

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      3. Can’t keep it all to myself as it would just be me standing in the middle of the street or mall or community centre or museum laughing out loud by myself and it might seem a tad weird, oh, who am I kidding, it totally happens anyway. 😉

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  5. Where do you GET all this madness gifs? You are so wonderfully multitalented and funny and full of spark. I have missed your blogs. I sometimes get lost in them but I always find my way back home. Thanks for making my day.


    1. I know the path can be meandering at times which is why I leave bloggy breadcrumbs within each post, but hey, sometimes the birds and squirrels (squirrel!) get to them first so I’m glad you found you way home. 😉
      Thank you for dropping by and getting lost with me, hope the rest of your week is filled with joy. 🙂

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      1. Me too lol
        Seriously, I’m going to really try (do or do not. There is no try, easy for Yoda to say) to post more often, but at least I have all you lovely bloggers to visit when, er, if I don’t get around to it (life and all that). 😉
        Hope this weekend is wonder-filled. 🙂


  6. Another winning post, my friend, that sums up our universe in sarcasm and giggles…lest we cry. 😉😊

    Sending you love, light, and tons of positivity. I’m right there with you and the epic Fibro flare, migraines and trying to write. There has to be a better way…or at least one that’s funnier. 😉

    Take care and keep smiling…unless you’re not smiling, in which case you should SMILE! 😁


  7. WP is out of control with annoying ads, between them and pop ups it’s sometimes daunting to read a post. But great post as always Donna, and I too look forward to reading more about the future from Atwood’s new book 🙂 (speaking of annoying WP,) I posted a comment 4 times here, so if you happen to see only one of them after being told ‘can’t post my comment’, that would be a gamble. 🙂


    1. I know, I feel like it’s hard to tell what’s part of the post and what’s an ad, arrrggh, so many WordPress glitches and annoyances, maybe in a futuristic world they’ll care less about money and more about quality. 🙂
      Hope this week is being good to you so far, Debby and all the election talk in your area remaining, er, um, civil? 😉

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      1. No kidding Donna! Some blogs are getting difficult to read between the lines, it’s sooooooooo annoying! I’m staying under the radar, but reading and watching lots on the front Donna. We already have trouble with our premiere we don’t need his cohort in crime to take over the country. The world seems on shakey ground. But thanks for the well wishes Donna, always welcome. And wishing the same for you. 🙂 x


  8. On the bright, side, for you, published author (um, yeah – in my world, you are published, because I read your words, shared in your journey – WITHOUT hacking your email, purchasing your marketing info or home address or just being generally – ‘creepy or smarmy about it’ why? Cuz you wrote – and hit the blue button ‘publish’ thingee – and took the time to make such awesome giphy’s, gave me plenty of other cool options to read – AND – Isn’t is SO cool you can do giphys. in the blink of an eye? (as it seems – either sharing or building – I remember from long ago, before MY Hiatus due to life, overload, why bother, moments/phases – you’ve always done that – really – you make me laugh all while I think, “Well, now, doesn’t that suck?!? Okay – be funny about it – get stuck in the trees while contemplating the forest – whatevs – – it’s entertaining – and – I many of the faves you do – I swim sometimes, in both services, research and protecting myself online, best I can figure out, while also thinking, “who am I kidding? I tell the truth, at least the truth right now – for me – and most algorithms and ‘help bots’ still get my ‘algorithm’ wrong, every stinking time – 🙂 As for health issues? It all sucks, trying to be your own advocate, cuz nothing in system really shows up to be one for ya – until often, too late – (Picture the giphy from “shakespeare in love’ and Judy Dench, as Queen Elizabeth, gazing at a mud puddle, and the bowing lords, and just wades through it, “Too late…” I’m off about my own business now….” –
    Enough? for now? to say, I hear ya – I struggle with most of that crap too, on one level or another, at times – I admire your giphy skills – I admire your writing style – I find things in common with you – but – at end of the day? You are a published author in my world – labeling thing – You make me laugh – you brighten my day – and, really – sucks to be each of us at this or that moment –
    Thanks for sharing your journey and enriching mine – ❤


    1. While I’m sorry to hear of your troubles, I’m glad you took the time to drop by and virtually visit. Yeah, life really gets in the way of, er, life way way too often.
      Thank you, I am published and a writer so sure, an author lol 😉
      Thank you sharing the journey with me and hope your weekend treats you kindly. 🙂

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    1. That’s what I like to hear, if I can make people smile, well, to be honest, it’s totally selfish cause it makes me smile (it’s the “Friends” is-there-such-a-thing-as-a-selfless-act-question). So glad we found each other in this tangled web, I love (did I mention love?) your site and shared a bunch and totally following you all over (non-stalkery way, I promise, course that’s what a stalker would say, but I digress…) and hope we can virtually visit often. 🙂
      Wishing you a wonder-filled weekend. 🙂

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    1. I know eh, that show rules!
      Brent: Bear in mind that Dad has a tendency to overstate things.
      Oscar: I have never overstated a single thing in the history of the planet!
      And when they threw in “Littlest Hobo”, they had my heart forever. 😉
      Thanks for dropping by and I hope this week treats you well (and that’s why you can stay so long where there’s not a lot going on). 🙂

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  9. So glad to see a nod for “Corner Gas”. I’ve recently started re-watching the never gets old for me.

    Also: I laughed out loud at the meme featuring Wile E. Coyote and his tunnel-painting skills. So true!


    1. CG is a true classic, it’s one of my happy places, like Psych, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Seinfeld, Friends, etc., I always know if I go there I’m going to get a laugh, sometimes I even find something new.
      I know, right, his true genius will never be appreciated. 😉
      Hope you’re having a wonder-filled week so far. 🙂


  10. Well, I see my comment disappeared here too. Between my shoddy Internet non-service with TDS Telecom and WordPress gremlins, I’m doomed to me “talking” (commenting) to myself.
    Donna, my friend, we’re all head over heels for you. Hugs.


    1. It could show up in 3 years like another comment did awhile back, yup, WordPress is on the ball. 😉
      I’m so sorry to hear about your internet service sucking, the weird part is, when you try to get recommendations everyone seems to have horrible stories about pretty much all providers, same goes for cellphones, etc. In general, customer service and products and services are all fairly crappy these days. It’s a sad state of affairs and I’m not sure what the solution/solutions would be.
      No matter who you’re talking to, dearest Teagan, you’re always the cat’s pajamas. 🙂
      Awww, shucks, you’re too kind (please continue), I’m head over heels for you too, my dear bearcat friend. 🙂
      Mega what ever happened to the customer is always right, now it’s more like, who cares about the customer hugs xoxoxoxoxox


  11. A wonderful post – thank you! And I completely agree on your views about WordPress. I also very much RESENT their constant emails to me, trying to sell me their upgrade by asking me wouldn’t I want to be PROUD of my WordPress site – excuse me??? Who says I’m not?


    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. 🙂
      I know, these strong-arm sales tactics just make me less happy and yes, I’m also proud of my blog, prouder before it ws filled with trashy ads.
      Hope the weekend is wonder-filled. 🙂

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    1. Just as I missed this, darn WordPress for not sending notifications anymore. I thank you so much for the lovely mention and for putting me in such wonderful company, of course, you included. 🙂
      Thanks again and I hope this week treats you kindly. 🙂 Big bloggy hugs xoxxo


    1. Thank you so much for the remarkable reblog, Ian. Hope things have been well (all things considered). Thanks again for the #bloglove and hope this week treats you kindly. Big bloggy hugs xox


  12. I reckon there’s something about fibromyalgia and migraines that makes zombies so fascinating. I don’t know about you, but most days I resemble a zombie and I don’t need makeup, or to act. 😅 Another great post from you X.


    1. I know, right, I’m going to need someone with me during the apocalypse to point out that I looked like this before the downfall of society (or has that already happened?) or I need a sign or cards to hand out, something so people won’t aim for my head thinking I’m one of the undead. 😉
      Hope this weekend is treating you kindly (brains?). 😉

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  13. Donna, I’ve been head over heels since spring about watercolor painting. It even contributed to a difficult decision I wrote about in my latest blog post (would love your thoughts on it, BTW). The ads was one of the reasons I chose Blogger over WordPress. Since I’m all about organic, grassfed, pastured, sustainable, from “scratch” cooking, it would have made me crazy to have ads for junky food on my blog. Anyway … as always, I love your blog! A great big but gentle hug (no sense flaring up our fibro!).


    1. The ads are wild and so are your posts, although I should stop bookmarking them and make them since I’ve been doing the scratch thing too. And the nerve of WordPress to say, you can pay to have the ads removed, huh? Keep up the amazing work on any platform, Jean, just keep being you. Big but very gentle hugs xoxox


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