Please stop—

The up and down motion was making me nauseous. The only reprieve was the occasional lull created when he slowed to catch his breath. My inner thighs were sure to be sore and bruised and my legs ached so badly that numbness would have been a welcome sensation. I knew I couldn’t last much longer, but I was afraid of what might happen if I tried to stop him. I also knew that shifting in any direction, to ease my pain, would likely interrupt his rhythm and that would in turn, cause him to lose control.

 

I guess riding that tandem bike through the streets of San Francisco wasn’t such a good idea after all.

And so it begins…

What happens when you find yourself falling in love with your very best friend? Do you simply relax and enjoy the ride? Do you fight it for all you’re worth… afraid that it’ll ruin things forever? Or do you stand down…run like hell leaving both relationships to dissipate like a cloud of dust after a windstorm on the prairie? Well, if you’re anything like me you wind up wanting to do all of the above— simultaneously, and then some.

You’ve got a wealth of emotion riding on your sleeve with every waking moment… not to mention the ever so romantic horse drawn carriage rides you take together in your dreams. Where did this come from? Has it been hidden, ever so conspicuously, just below the surface… just out of reach… waiting to smite you into the tailspin of a lifetime? Come on it’s your best friend. You’ve known all along that there was a helluva connection but you both thought it was strictly platonic… until that fateful day when the rubber (no pun intended) hit the road. It happened so suddenly… so suddenly that the fireworks that would have gone off  in your head were silenced by the sound of your own beating heart. You became entangled in a rapture of love, no holds barred, get it and give it where you live type of affair never before seen or felt. An affair that would break all the rules, stand the test of time and stand the test of writing, making and breaking new rules of engagement for people throughout history.

How do you handle this when its too good to let go; you know, too scary to fathom, not to mention too nerve racking to fully embrace such an outlandish notion. Who does this? Do people in their right minds really allow this type of nonsense to happen? Well they do, it does, and it has.

And So It Begins…

 

 

Good Morning Blog World!

Once again, we’ve been gone– and now we’re back. The new job has had me bogged down for the last few months — oh, nothing negative– just getting into the swing of things in a totally different, but really the same line of work, kind of way. Couple that- with my head space about the old job and VOILA-

Enough of that—-it’s a new day, I love writing and what better way to clear my head than to finally speak up. Here is the prologue. I will share tidbits in the future as I unlock my writer’s block by unleashing my workplace demons.

Prologue

I’ve actually been at it for more than 25 years, and although I’ve never been able to get past the first 10 minutes of the movie 12 Years a Slave, I often find myself describing the time I worked in the PGSD as “19 Years A Slave”. Although the flags are coming down, I can imagine some of my ex co-workers still wrapping themselves in their dusty remnants each night, curling in the fetal position wishing “Mamie the housekeeper” was there to sing them an old negro spiritual. Oh, but they would never admit to that in their outside voices, nor would they admit that their paw paws had relations, of the sexual kind, with Mamie, an African American woman.

These good old boys think those times are these times— so sorry boys (and girls) those days are over— welcome to the real world where we have the EEOC, the ACLU, an African American president, diversity and inclusion, the know how, and the words (and the sword if need be) to teach those people how to be fair, professional beings in and out of the work place!

Six months blogging re-share number 2

This one’s sure to make you laugh!

Guilt, Innocence and Sarcasm

The author of this essay is a 10 year old child who told her mom she’d washed her face when in fact she had not. Her mom “punished” her for lying by having her write an essay telling why she shouldn’t lie…

(this is a copy of the original essay- although it’s hard to read it -muddling through it is well worth the challenge for a good heart warming laugh—)

 

 

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The guilt (she lied), the innocence (she just wants to play and to stay out of jail) and the sarcasm (47%- really?)

Six Months in the Blogging Business

Hi Everyone, In all of our day to day ripping and running, I just realized we are in our sixth month of blogging! It’s hard to believe we’ve been at this for a whole half a year!

In honor of this great accomplishment and because we’ve gained so many new blogger friends, I’ve decided to re-share some of the things we’ve posted since our humble beginning.  (I plan to re-post in a series with the first one being posted within the hour) Enjoy, and by all means, feel free to comment, share and or re-blog!

 

 

 

It’s A Dragon’s Loyalty Thing!

This past Saturday we  were recently nominated for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award by Ritu at But I Smile Anyway… You should go over and visit. She is full of wit and wisdom and you will surely come away a follower.

About the Dragon’s Loyalty Award… This is an award which is granted to folks who follow your blog and who comment regularly. Thanks for thinking of us Ritu.

The rules are quite simple-

!.  Put the award logo in your post.
2. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog in your post .
3. Nominate other bloggers.

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As always there is no pressure at all to participate. If you run an award free blog zone and are nominated by Runaway Nuns and Leprechauns it’s simply our way of sending additional thanks, best wishes and blog love your way!

That being said here are our nominees are:

10 Years a Single Woman, Notes from the U.K. and dray0308.

The Creative Blogger Award!

Hello fellow bloggers,

Lori over at therattlingbones.wordpress.com was nominated by Akirra for the Creative Blogger Award. Lori has in turn, named her nominees by way of an open invitation to all, as is her normal practice.

Thanks Lori, for this random act of kindness.

The rules are simple:

  1. Nominate others
  2. Post the link of the blog that nominated you
  3. Share 5 random facts about yourself

In an effort to be sure this continues we nominate the following five fascinating bloggers and we challenge each of you to pass the torch/badge——

  1. livingwithbenji
  2. patchworkrainbows
  3. thesnarkyblonde
  4. husbandandhusband.net
  5. irtfyblog.wordpress.com

Again, we were nominated/invited by Lori at therattlingbones.

5 Random facts about Runaway Nuns and Leprechauns

  1. We’re a two member team
  2. We are both September babies
  3. One of us hate pickles and the other loves them
  4. We each have two children
  5. One of us loves animals… the other one… not so much

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“Encouraging Thunder!”

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I have been nominated for the Encouraging Thunder Award by itsmine over at negativethinkerr.wordpress.com.  Thanks my friend!

Stroll on over and check him out…

…in the meantime and in between time here are the rules attached to this award:

-thank the person who nominated you

-post the logo in your blog

-create a post in which you tell others why you blog

-spread the love by designating other bloggers as

Encouraging Thunder recipients

Why I blog?

Runaway Nuns and Leprechauns, as the name indicates, is not a single person blog. However, as the primary writer/post-er/blogger, I will answer this question based on my own personal thoughts and feelings…

I blog because I enjoy it. It provides an open line of communication with some of the most awesome and inspiring people on the internet. I can get everything from new recipes to information on the latest and greatest pet shampoo. Bloggers are extremely helpful, gracious and giving. I find it very exciting to open my gmail and see that I have well over 50 new emails-

…and of course I love meeting new folks and helping others meet new folks.

All of that being said— I would like to nominate the following bloggers as Encouraging Thunder recipients:

thecrazyperfectionist.wordpress.com

awayfromthenoise.com

flimsysoul.com and

mycrazypath.wordpress.com

Liebster Award

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I was recently nominated as a recipient of the Liebster Award by Louise Fowler of louisefowler.com. Louise is one of the most expressive and well versed bloggers I’ve come across. This is a true life blog in which she vents and shares what just may be the deepest and most gut wrenching aspects of her life – past and present.

The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have fewer than 300 followers. This is a great way to help build your blogging community and a great networking tool that brings your blog to the attention of others. 

Once you’re nominated, if you choose to accept, after thanking the person who nominated you, you must answer 11 questions about yourself or your blog, then give 11 random facts about yourself. The next step is to nominate 11 other bloggers and create 11 questions for them to answer. Then simply stop by each of those blogs and tell that blogger about the award.

Here are the 11 questions from louisefowler.com along with my answers

1. Who is the most supportive person in your life and why?

I would have to say that the most supportive person in my life is my daughter. She is always willing to listen, to be my shoulder, to encourage me to try harder and to remind me that I am worthy and deserving of any and all things. She is an amazingly beautiful and talented young lady and I thank God daily for blessing me with the honor of being her mom

2.     Sweet or savory?

It really depends on my mood.

3.     What is your biggest challenge?

My biggest challenge is accepting the fact that my oldest child is no longer a child. She is almost 23 years old and I still want to baby her!

4.     What would have to happen for you to take a stand and speak up?

Not much, I am very outspoken and I always speak up for myself, the under dog, my children, and for any cause I think is in my best interest.

5.     What do you find offensive?

Discrimination of any kind!

6.     What do you value most?

My relationships.

7.     Where are you most successful in life?

I am most successful as a mother.

8.     Did you like school and why?

Hmmm… I never really disliked school but I was glad when I finished. My older brother was an academic genius and I was always known as “his little sister”. His shoes were always too big for me so following in his footsteps was a struggle that I lost—-(to a certain extent, and in all honesty, I had no desire to be like him in any way so I spent a great deal of time making certain that I was nothing like him)

9.     What is your favorite time of the day and why?

I AM A MORNING PERSON! I simply love getting out of bed in the morning and going out to seize another day.

10. Do you care about your “numbers” in the blog world, or do you write just because you like it?

Initially I wanted numbers but I now just enjoy writing and connecting with others.

11.    What makes you laugh?

My children, our dogs, my brothers, funny movies, scaring people…, what can I say… I love to laugh!

And now 11 random facts about me:

  1. I love working with at risk kids.
  2. I wish I’d had more children.
  3. I’m extremely protective.
  4. I feel that laughter is the best medicine.
  5. I’m afraid of dead people.
  6. My brothers and I dressed alike when we were small children.
  7. I truly dislike mushrooms, asparagus and squash.
  8. As a child I ate hog brains (they taste and look like scrambled eggs when cooked).
  9. My first (and lifetime) crush was Micheal Jackson.
  10. I wish I could sing like Whitney Houston.
  11. I once worked as a radio disc jockey

These are my nominees:

mrsmumsie.com

lillianthehomepoet.com

https://sudrobelle.wordpress.com

https://tillgraduation.wordpress.com

https://kittycatsmile.wordpress.com

https://jameskeegan1.wordpress.com

http://littleprettymess.com

https://notyourlifestory.wordpress.com

http://2penthrupain.com

https://30daysinistanbul.wordpress.com

http://wildero64.wordpress.com

…. and the 11 questions:

1. Where is your favorite vacation spot and why?

2. If you were stuck on a desert island who would you want with you and why?

3. What’s number 11 on your bucket list?

4. Who was your first crush?

5. How many pairs of shoes do you own?

6. How did you discover blogging?

7. Who do you find to be the most influential of your blog followers?

8. How many days per week do you post on your blog?

9. Who is your favorite cartoon character?

10. If you could dance the night away with anyone, who would it be?

11. What is your least favorite household chore and why?