Catching up again…

Once again I am behind on my 52 Weeks of Gratitude posts.
So, today it is time to catch up.

Week 26…Someone you got to meet.
Except for a couple of the guys in the band, Hootie and the Blowfish
I don’t think I have met anyone that you would know or recognize.
But I am thankful for the friends I have and
I am thankful to have met them.

Week 27…Favorite spot in your city.
Other than the walls I live within I can’t say I have a favorite spot.
There is a small park a block away where I like to sit sometimes
andI am thankful for the shade and quiet I find there.

Week 28…Your past.
I guess you could say I have a “checkered” past.
I am thankful it is past and I don’t live there anymore.
It wasn’t all bad…a lot of it was very good
and I am thankful for the lessons I learned
and for the life I have now.

Week 29…Your favorite memory.
I was thinking about this last night and got to laughing so hard
I almost wet my pants!
There are two stories that involve my parents,
There is no way I can write about those times because I don’t have
the skill to put the stories into written words.
But I can tell you I am thankful for two very serious people
who were my very funny parents.

Week 30…Your current age.
Well, I am old.
Except for a couple of bothersome things
that I will die with but not of I am healthy
and I am so very thankful for this blessing.

There, done, all caught up.

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Strangers in our place…

There are strangers in our place.


Mama says it’s okay, but I am not so sure.
They are poking into things that don’t belong to them.
Mama says they are doing a survey of the building
and she is letting them look in here.

I don’t know how to count so I can’t tell you how many there are,
but there are a lot of people in here and it is crowded.
I don’t know what a survey is either just that it involves nosy people.

Teddy is in the bedroom under the quilt.  He is afraid of strangers.
I better go check on him.


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Fill-in and clean-out…

McGuffy Ann at McGuffy’s Reader
is co-hosting
Hilary’s Feeling Beachie Follow Friday Fill-In Fun.
McGuffy Ann provided all the statements with blanks to fill in.

  1. I love the way I feel so relaxed and calm after a warm bubble bath.
  2. Cleaning out closets isn’t my favorite thing to do, but I always feel great when it’s done.
  3. I always cry when I am with someone who is crying.
  4. I used to want to be like the cool kids, but I am now just happy to be me.


Now on to
Celebrating The Small Things

I started decluttering and organizing three closets.
The cleaning out and sorting through part anyway.
I am waiting for the handy-dandy man to have time
to add shelves in two of them so I can put things away
in a neat and organized way.
This handy-dandy man is very good and in great demand
and he works construction full time in the summer so
it is hard to get on his schedule.
Why I didn’t start this in the winter when he is looking
for extra work I don’t know.
Maybe my mind needs decluttering and organizing.
Anyway, I am thankful that I have found this handyman
because he is so dandy even if he is too popular with the
other cluttered disorganized people around here.

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Poor old man’s trunk…

For over thirty years, she had come to this house twice a week to clean, do the laundry, and cook for the old man and now he was gone. He was a poor old man with no family and what little money he had he left to charity and she was shocked to learn he had left the house and everything in it to her. The house and furniture were old and worn and not worth much, but she sold the house and what things she hadn’t given away Goodwill came and hauled off.

wooden-box-349703_640Before she went to the lawyers office for the closing of the sale of the house she and her niece went for a last look around and in the attic they saw a trunk that Goodwill hadn’t taken. It was heavy, but the two of them got it to the car so she could take it home to use as a blanket chest in her room and as a nice reminder of the old man.

Imagine her surprise when later that night after breaking the lock she opened the trunk and found hundreds of old stocks and bonds worth about three million dollars!

(This story is based on fact. I knew the niece of the  woman who inherited the house and everything in it…including a beat up old trunk)

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Everything you ever wanted…

In Other Words

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The rat race…


It’s happening! We are going to have our very own condo.  A deluxe one.  It will have a spinning wheel and soft bedding and fresh water all the time. There will be self-serve buffet style meals with treats hand delivered.  There are added amenities like maid services and garbage pick up and sometimes a change of scenery when we are moved to warm sunny spots or cool shade depending on the weather.

Don’t be afraid I didn’t hear anything about a snake or lizard in the house.  Yeah, there’s a cat, but we won’t be put in a cage with it and it can’t get into our condo. So all’s well. We can sleep all day and run around all night without having to deal with the hassle of crowds and rowdies who have no manners. No more worrying about some gutter rat getting in your face.  Think how much fun we will have.  And we can have a family and raise them right  No garbage gangs or dumpster delinquents trying to  lead them astray.

It’s going to be grand just you and me in our own perfect nest
and out of this rat race for good!

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The prompt is:

“The trouble with being in the rat race is that
even if you win, you are still a rat.”
Lily Tomlin

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