Bubbles and comfort zones…

From Her Diary

soap-bubbles-801927_640I have always lived a quiet safe little life and have been happy or so I thought, but lately I have been feeling restless and bored.  Surely, there is more to life than predictable days and uneventful weeks plodding along year after year.  I want to go new places, try new things, meet people who are different than me, have adventures and excitement, and maybe even fall in love. It is going to be hard and I am scared, but I am going to burst the bubble of my comfort zone and go after everything I want in life. Okay, that’s decided and after some more planning and a good nights sleep I will take my first step tomorrow,…maybe.

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Today, I am linking to
In Other Words
the prompt is
Everything you ever wanted is one step out of your comfort zone.”
Anonymous
and
Five Sentence Fiction
the prompt is
BUBBLES

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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)

I am linking to Six Sentence Stories, the cue is
TRUNK

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The rat race…

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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!

Today I am linking to In Other Words.
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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Celebrating a statement…

Ellen at 15 and Meowing
provide all four statements with blanks to fill in this week
for Hilary’s Feeling Beachie Fill In blog hop.

  • I hate going to the dentist because I feel trapped and that scares me.
  • I want more muscle and less fat.
  • I have regifted nothing from anyone who ever gave me anything.
  • Real sugar is the secret to really good sweet ice tea.

Today, I Celebrate the Small Things

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I am working on the more muscle and less fat thing.
I won’t say I am working hard, but I am doing a bit of exercising
which is a lot more than I was doing.
I am celebrating that we have a small fitness center here where I live
that makes it more convenient and harder to find an excuse not to exercise.
Although, I am pretty good at procrastinating.

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It started with a flicker…

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The first minute was nothing really.There was just a flicker like a skipped heartbeat in time.  But within moments that flicker burst into flames filling his vision, his whole world.  What he was seeing was all he wanted to see, something so beautiful, almost too beautiful to bear.  His newborn daughter.

I am linking to Five Sentence Fiction the prompt is
FLAMES

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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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Life is an education…

52 Weeks of Gratitude
week 25
EDUCATION

I have had little formal education.
My education has been from life experience,
on the job training and my love of reading.

Books have taught me many things and taken me many places.

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I am so very grateful to my elementary school teachers
who gave me what I would need in life when they taught me to read.

When I was young I read whatever caught my eye.
Sometimes I would go to the library and just randomly pick books.
Some I didn’t like, some I didn’t understand much of the content.
Most I liked and learned from.
Some I fell in love with.

These days I read less to learn and more for pure pleasure,
but still I learn.

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