Negatives can be positive…

Hilary at Feeling Beachie and Pam at Troopetrie
have four statements with blanks to fill in.
Here are my fill-ins.

  1. This summer is already way too hot and humid.
  2. Despite all the years of practice, I still can’t fold a fitted sheet neatly.
  3. If I go to a restaurant it must have menus that are easily read.
  4. I wish I had not been so shy in high school

I am also linking to
Celebrate The Small Things
Here is what I celebrate this week

  • Even though it is hot and humid and there have been some wild storms I have air conditioning to keep me cool. And I live in a building with strong and sturdy walls and roof to keep me safe and comfortable.
  • It is wonderful that it doesn’t matter whether or not the sheets are neatly folded.  All they need to be is clean.  It’s okay with me if they are wrinkled.
  • I went out to lunch with a friend and the menu was easy to read.  I could read it without my glasses
  • Being terribly shy as a child and teenager made going to school a nightmare. I am not shy now, an introvert but not shy, and I think because of the miserable experience of high school I am a kinder person.

So all is good and I am happy.

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Another fall…


apple pie

“Honey, you have outdone yourself with this delicious dessert!”  “I got the recipe from a skinny little guy while waiting for the bus to go to the grocery store.  We got to talking about food and recipes and he said he just happened to have a great recipe for a dessert and he gave it to me.”  “Listen, you know I don’t like you talking to strange men at the bus stop or anywhere else for that matter.”  ” Nothing to worry about, Darling, it was just a harmless conversation at the bus stop about food.”  “Well, I don’t like it, but that guy sure gave you a terrific recipe for apple pie.”

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A hero is someone…

In Other Words

“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility
that comes with his freedom”.

Bob Dylan

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a story…fiction or non-fiction, a poem or memory,
a commentary, opinion or just a picture.
Add your post’s link to, In Other Words.
Somewhere in your post add a link back to, In Other Words..
The link is open from Wednesday until the following Tuesday.

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and add your thoughts in a post of your own.

There was a storm…

This is what I usually see from the balcony door.
The city and trees.
The dome in the center is the State Capitol Building.


Saturday afternoon we had an amazing storm.
It only lasted about fifteen minutes.
But what a fifteen minutes.


Lots of wind and rain and a little lightning.
There were no power outages, damages or injuries
My kinda storm.
But where did the city go?

Imagination and knowledge…


Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
Albert Einstein

I certainly am not going to disagree with Albert Einstein, I am smarter than that,
but I will add my two cents.

I don’t know if one can exist without the other.
Imagination makes one wonder and that often leads to study and knowledge.
Knowledge can spark the imagination which opens the mind to new things.

There are people with lots of imagination and little knowledge
and there are people with lots of knowledge and little imagination

.How empty life would be if learned people had no flights of fantasy
and creative people never came down to earth.

Proves to me that we need each other to make life interesting,
sometimes challenging and often…a bit crazy.

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It’s embarrassing…

Oh no, I did it again.


I’m so embarrassed.

I upset Mama and Teddy.
You see I have a little problem judging distance.
Most of the time I do ok.
But sometimes…like when I am in the litter box…
I misjudge how far in I am and after I pee
and turn around to cover the puddle
I see that I peed outside the box.
Mama doesn’t like stepping in pee puddles at all!
And Teddy can’t stand pee puddles where they don’t belong.
So now Mama has a pad under and around the box
to sop up the puddles.
A puppy pad!
It’s so embarrassing.


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Celebrating naps and movies and…

Hilary at Feeling Beachie and Obi at Eloquent Rambles
have given us the following sentences with blanks to fill in

1) I love to nap on the sofa.

2) What was the last movie you watched?

3) New responsibilities are sometimes surprising challenges.

4) Happiness is often found in unlikely places..

Celebrating The Small Things
this week

Afternoon naps–always wonderful
Watching movies at home–Jennifer Anniston in Cake was Oscar-worthy
No new responsibilities–yay
Being happy–a blessing

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