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Friday, 5 lines or less…

Using the word exchanges
Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less
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My lines:

Happily shopping
Exchanges done in secret
The perfect gift found

Posted in Celebrate the Small Things, Friday, thankfulness, Uncategorized

Friday, celebrating friends…


This is the way I felt when I opened my Christmas gifts.
Not that I got ribbons.
But what I got…well, everything was worthy of !!!!’s.

There was not one thing that made me wonder
“What were they thinking?”
Every gift was perfect for me.

I am truly thankful for the gifts but more thankful for the givers.
They are the greatest gifts I have received.

Today, I think I have many friends to celebrate.

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Friday, phobias that fascinate me…


Do you know there are people with a fear
of developing a phobia?
Well, there are…they are

It seems there are phobias about everything.

I had a phobia…I probably still have a bit of it.
Sometimes it rears its ugly phobia head and I am a mess.
But I have learned to get past it…most of the time.
It took a lot of work to overcome it or overcome it for the most part anyway.

So, I can understand someone having a phobia even really strange ones like,

Phronemophobia; the fear of thinking.

This would be horrible.
How does one not think?

I wonder how one gets over phronemophobia?
I mean, really, you have to think to work through it.


Today, I think phronemophobia is not one I will worry about…I love to think.

Posted in 30 Days of Thankful, Friday, NaBloPoMo, Uncategorized

Friday, trash and treasures…

I had a rug that I wanted to donate to a charity.
I thought I would send it off to Goodwill
but a friend said she was going to the Thrift Store
and I could give it to them

So today was the day.
The Thrift Store is owned by Pet’s Inc.,
the animal shelter where I got Teddy.


It was the first time I have been there.
It was interesting in the usual thrift store interesting way.
It was dim, dusty, smelly, crowded, poorly merchandised.
And I will go back again in spite of all that.

I like thrift store and consignment shops.
I rarely buy anything…I have more stuff here than I really need.
Well, I did buy five books and got one free.
I may have read one or two of them already but I’m not sure.
Doesn’t matter. I will pass them on like I do all my books these days.
I decided a while back that part of my de-cluttering meant clearing out the books.
Wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be…I gave them all away…almost all of them.

But back to today’s thrift trip.
There was some trash and some treasures to be seen.
I saw some neat furniture that I could refinish or paint
but I resisted because I have  a couple of projects that have been on the
dreaded to-do list for months.  No new projects until they are done.

I didn’t look at the clothes and there were tons.
I have my own old clothes why would I want someone elses?

I was looking for something specific though.
I want some small pots or bowls or dishes to repot some plants I have.
With all the dishes and pots and bowls there I didn’t find one that suited me.

I am happy anyway.  I liked poking around.

I am thankful for the hour or so a friend and I just wandered around
in a store of castoffs, junk, and the few surprise finds worth more than priced.
And I am thankful that I found another place to donate my castoffs and junk
and old treasures that benefits my favorite animal shelter.

Today, I think you have learned that I like…stuff.  And wandering
around in dim, dusty, smelly, crowded, poorly merchandised junk stores.

Posted in 30 Days of Thankful, Friday, NaBloPoMo, Uncategorized

Friday, two for one…


Okay, here it is after eleven on Friday November 1 and I just found out about
two November blog challenges.
One is 30 Days of Thankful
and the other is National Blog Posting Month or NaBloPoMo.

So here is a quick post for both.
Gotta hurry cause today is almost tomorrow.


For the first day of the 30 Days of Thankful:
I am thankful I have my catkid, Teddy.
He is two years old today.
He is probably a little older.
I got him at a shelter and they thought he was about four months old
which would make his birthday sometime in October.
I gave him November 1 as a birthday because 11-01-11 is easy to remember.


For the NaBloPoMo  I will tell something about myself every day this month.
Isn’t that fascinating?
I know you are just all a shiver with anticipation.


Number 1 about me:
I am officially old.
I get senior citizen discounts.
I don’t feel old and though I think I don’t look as old as I am
I don’t look as young as I think I do either.
Just wait it will probably get worse.
I am also officially a ditz.


Today, I think this may be tricky…
I have lots to be thankful for but I am not all that interesting.