I live where it gets way too hot, but I love it. I have a sweetheart, a son in college, and an adorable dog. I have a professional life too,
but I try to keep that separate as an elementary school teacher. It’s really hard to keep it separate from everything else!
I use Twitter in spurts, and get sucked into it way too easily. There are so many incredible blogs, and tweets to follow that a person could surf 24/7. Since my life doesn’t allow me that luxury, I tend to go in waves.
I’m glad you’re here, please jump in at any time.
July 17, 2013 at 1:42 pm
I’m glad you found my page so I could find yours! I love learning about other people and watching their journeys to fitness as well! I love your list of challenges. The one about saving up for a great family vacation is one I’m envious about 😀
September 15, 2013 at 8:28 am
Hello Bea 🙂 I am sorry, but I don’t do FB 😉 Thank you for introducing yourself.
October 6, 2013 at 5:02 pm
You are indeed such a prodigious blogger!
SoundEagle is glad to be acquainted with you here. Happy October to you!
SoundEagle would like to wish you a new dawn and a satisfying journey of blogging in the final quarter of 2013, and writing about your experiences, satisfactions and frustrations in life and world in general, whether or not the buttons, seams and love handles continue to bulge. . . . .
Indeed, SoundEagle would like to congratulate you on your having achieved a great deal and writing voluminously on your blog with fervour and conviction. Bravo!
SoundEagle hopes that you continue to do very well and find fulfilment in whatever you enjoy doing and savouring, especially through your prolific blog as a creative outlet to share and document why you are “Not bad for a fat girl”.
October 6, 2013 at 6:39 pm
bulgingbuttons, given that you are very fond of, and diligent with, the Daily Writing Challenges, there is a new and different kind of Writing Challenge with more creative potential and associative freedom at http://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/daily-wisdom-word-quote-article-history-birthday-and-news/ (or http://soundeagle.wordpress.com/news/daily-wisdom/), including the chance to receive a special, eye-catching award batch designed by SoundEagle.
October 6, 2013 at 7:23 pm
Thank you for your kind and encouraging words, and the invitation to participate. I have clicked the follow button and look forward to receiving more topics that inspire!
November 9, 2013 at 3:54 pm
Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I appreciate it very much. 😀
November 13, 2013 at 10:22 am
I live in a very hot place too. Anyway thanks so much for following my blog. Hope to keep you entertained. Best wishes, Zainab
November 13, 2013 at 12:41 pm
Yes, I’ve been enjoying what I’ve read. 🙂
November 17, 2013 at 8:55 pm
Hi, bulgingbuttons, Thank you so much for following me at BigBodyBeautiful, my new sister. I am so enjoying your blog. You are a hoot. I’m so looking forward to reading more and connecting with you. XOXO
November 17, 2013 at 9:10 pm
What a kind remark. I just found your blog today and intend to spend some more time poking around and reading what you have to say. I’m glad you’re here.
November 19, 2013 at 7:21 pm
You are welcome over at BBB any time, my new friend. Would love to have you. XOXO Oh, I live in Sedona and it gets hot here, too. Where in the southwest do you live?
November 19, 2013 at 7:56 pm
We’re Arizona neighbors. I’m in the Phoenix area. 🙂
November 23, 2013 at 10:29 pm
Haa! That’s awesome, sis! Please let me know when you are in Sedona. I would LOVE to meet you and give you a big sisterly squeeze. XOXO
November 20, 2013 at 7:06 pm
hey bb – thanks for reading and following. your site looks great and i look forward to reading more from you too ) beth
November 20, 2013 at 7:33 pm
Looking forward to getting to know you through our blogs. 🙂
November 22, 2013 at 6:51 pm
Hey there! Thanks for the follow! You are indeed very funny and I, too,work hard to keep my life as an educator of young ones separate from everything else!!
November 22, 2013 at 6:52 pm
It’s certainly not easy, is it? 🙂 Glad you made it over here to visit. Hope you poke around and stay a bit.
November 28, 2013 at 9:47 am
Love your style. Looking forward to getting to know you better.
November 28, 2013 at 9:49 am
Oh yeah…just so you know…this pic was taken five years ago, since then I have gained 68 pounds. I am dealing with it. I am a grandmother now, so these soft places have a purpose.
November 28, 2013 at 9:53 am
So glad you found me in the big wide world of blogs. Glad to have you here. 🙂
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December 6, 2013 at 12:10 am
I rewarded you another star for blog of the year! Check out the post & mention here 🙂 http://thelovelyphotog.com/2013/12/04/i-won-blog-of-the-year-award-my-nominees/
December 6, 2013 at 10:37 am
Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Congratulations! Please check out this post for details: http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/the-versatile-blogger-award/
December 6, 2013 at 10:49 am
Congratulations on receiving it yourself! Thank you kindly for sharing it with me. It will take a bit of time for me to respond, but I appreciate you thinking of me.
December 6, 2013 at 11:01 pm
You’re welcome! Best wishes.
December 8, 2013 at 5:30 am
I was a teacher for over forty years so I understand the thrill and not so much thrill of teaching. Some days better than others. Lesson plans, tests and meetings, meetings and more meetings.
December 8, 2013 at 9:00 am
Yes. The actual teaching part of it is great and so worthwhile, especially when you have a group that doesn’t have a lot of discipline issues. Good administration helps a lot too, don’t you think? 🙂
January 7, 2014 at 5:12 pm
I’ve nominated you for a handful of awards. Maybe there’s one here you haven’t already received from someone else. 🙂
January 7, 2014 at 6:11 pm
How wonderful of you to think of me! Thank you so much. Lucky me, I have received all of these wonderful awards in the past, but I am so excited to be included with so many wonderful bloggers in your list. Thank you for your kindness.
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February 5, 2014 at 5:03 am
Adding a little Sunshine to your day with the Sunshine Award. Details in my post
February 5, 2014 at 7:53 am
Thank you so much! I’ll have a look at it as soon as I have a bit of free time. I appreciate your support! 🙂
February 10, 2014 at 7:37 pm
Thanks for your kind follow, BB. I fear I’ve had to refrain from further mutual flows until I can learn to manage my daily WordPress workload.
Always at email@example.com if you want to chat.
February 10, 2014 at 9:31 pm
Thanks for the comment and email address. I enjoyed what I read on your blog and look forward to reading more. I know what you mean about the WordPress load. There are so many fantastic blogs and not nearly enough hours in the day to keep up with them!
March 6, 2014 at 6:14 am
Hi, Bea: Thanks so much for following my adventures in stitching. Love the mini bio you use on your footer. I’ll definitely be back!
March 6, 2014 at 9:59 am
I’m glad you found me! I love that little sampler you posted. I was in a rush and didn’t comment, but I really like the simplicity of it. I used to cross stitch a lot, but haven’t in years. I’ll enjoy your work instead!
March 9, 2014 at 1:05 pm
BB, I have nominated you for the “Blog of the Year 2013” award at http://wp.me/p4b8U2-GH! Thank you for your terrific writing and fostering of community in 2013. – Theresa
March 9, 2014 at 4:43 pm
Thank you kindly, Theresa, I will check it out later this week. 🙂
March 9, 2014 at 6:05 pm
Of course! Thanks, BB – keep up the great work! – Theresa
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June 17, 2014 at 4:32 am
blog title is nice.
June 17, 2014 at 5:32 am
Thanks… too bad it’s the complete truth!
July 11, 2014 at 2:41 pm
Hi Heidi. Thanks for telling us about your blog. It looks like you’ve got a great schedule going. I noticed that you participated in NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo last year. As blog editor for Literary Mama, I’m also looking for inspirational/motivational posts about writing. Would love to read your thoughts about participating in one of these “months.” Check out our guidelines for more details about what I’m looking for.
July 12, 2014 at 9:28 pm
I will definitely do that, Karna. I’m on the road right now with limited internet access, but will get on it as soon as things settle down just a bit!
November 14, 2014 at 11:31 pm
Lovely to meet ya 🙂 I love the sense of humour that runs through the blog! I work in a school to but as a counselor far far away in Mumbai, India 🙂 Looking forward to your future posts and hoping to catch up with more past ones! Cheers !!
November 15, 2014 at 8:02 am
Thank you so much, Veena, glad to have you along. I would love to visit schools in other parts of the world to see how things work. 🙂
January 3, 2015 at 4:25 pm
I hope you don’t mind, I love your blog and wanted to nominate you – please do not feel obligated to respond http://wp.me/p4cFju-hg
March 28, 2015 at 2:55 am
Omg. I just LOVE the name of your blog!
March 28, 2015 at 9:47 am
Thanks, and welcome.
October 8, 2015 at 10:39 am
I have nominated you for the three day quote challenge. You can find the details here:
September 19, 2016 at 1:06 pm
HI. I’ve been following your blog for quite a while. My personal blog is Just Expressing Myself. I recently revived shewhoblogs(dot)com. Would love to write something up about you and your blog – maybe an interview question or two. Let me know. You can comment/contact me via SWB or JEM. Take care.
October 1, 2016 at 10:46 am
Sorry for the delay, yes, let’s join forces!
October 1, 2016 at 10:47 am
In Jersey visiting a friend will write you as soon as I can. Waving at you from the Garden State
October 1, 2016 at 10:49 am
Enjoy the visit!