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Monday musings…

If you are always trying to be normal
you will never know how amazing you can be.
Maya Angelou

For a time I didn’t think I was normal
I was so very miserable
I tried really really hard to be normal
It was so very terrible.

Just being me would have to do
It wasn’t a bad thing
This just being me was easy
It was quite amazing

Now when I look at other people
They surely aren’t normal either
People are who they are meant to be
Of this, I am a believer

In Other Words (Quotes) · just thoughts · someone said

Only two hands?…

In Other Words prompt and my response.

kitts“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?”
Milton Berle

I think Mr. Berle is onto something.
It seems to me that when a woman gets pregnant
along with a baby growing there should be
an extra arm and hand that sprouts at the waist.
It would be fully grown and operational
when the baby is born.
When the child goes to first grade it
would drop off and disappear.
I thinkk this sounds quite reasonable.
There is the added plus that once the third arm falls off
the mother gets a new wardrobe because she
no longer needs clothes with an extra arm hole.


Pet the cat to see the words of others.
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A to Z Challenge 2015 · just thoughts · water


The A to Z Challenge
letter today is
w4pI love hot soapy water.


Bubble baths are the best.
Whatever may be bothering me
be it physical, mental, or emotional
a hot bubble bath makes everything better.

Hot showers are good, too.


Not quite the same as a bubble bath,
but a great quick fix for a tired achy body.

I even like to wash dishes.


It is kind of relaxing to wash dishes
and it’s a good time to just ponder life.
I will admit that I am very glad that I have
a dishwasher so doing dishes by hand
never becomes a daily chore.

Just give me some hot water and bubbles and I am happy.

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A to Z Challenge 2015 · just thoughts

K=kibitzers and kibosh…

A to Z Challenge 
letter today is

There are people who are kibitzers.
We all know one or two.
These people are experts and authorities on everything
and they are always ready to give an opinion and unasked for advice.
The giving of their opinion is okay I guess, everyone has a right to their opinion
even if they know nothing about the subject.
But giving unasked for advice as a self-proclaimed expert or authority
well, we need to be putting the kibosh on that!

52 Weeks of Gratitude · just thoughts · thankfulness

A twofer today…

52 Weeks of Gratitude.

I missed posting last week.
I planned to have a post for it, but it just didn’t happen
so I will have a twofer today.

The prompts are

# 11 Someone who inspires you
#12 Your favorite personality trait

woman-558378_640There are so any people who inspire me.
There are those who are no longer living,
but I am focusing on those who are in my life today.
I have friends who inspire me every day.
They are kind and generous, have wonderful humor,
are smart, humble, strong, and helpful.
They encourage me, laugh and cry with me,
tell me the truth be it good bad or ugly, and
most cherished by me, they pray for me.
They inspire me to be a better person because
they believe I am better than I am.
I want to be the kind of person they think I am.
I love them dearly.
I am thankful they are in my life.

The traits listed above are ones I appreciate in others
and hope I have at least a smattering of all of them.screamingkitty
The trait I have that is my favorite is
my sense of humor.
I laugh easily and people around me
seem to laugh.
Well, most but not all. I guess some folks just don’t get me.
I am grateful that I do have
a good sense of humor.
It has gotten me through some rough times
and makes the good times even better.

So, there it is my grateful twofer.

Image on left:pixabay
mage on right: flickr

Celebrate the Small Things · Friday Four Fill-in Fun · just thoughts

Four and one…

Hilary at Feeling Beachie and co-host Elizabeth at Silver’s Reviews
have three statements and a question with blanks to fill in for
Follow Friday Four Fill In Fun


  1. Having too much sugar makes me jittery.
  2. When it is crazy busy in my life I tend to shut down.
  3. Chocolate is for me an addiction.
  4. How do you feel after a few days away from your regular routine?

Today I am celebrating with Lexa Cain.
stairs-494381_640             The first step in correcting a problem has been taken.
Three more steps to go.
I am excited and a bit nervous.
Now I just have to be patient.

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