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Chatter and Haiku…

Today I am visiting the Tuesday Chatter Cafe
and wrote a Haiku for RonovanWrites Challenge

Not much to chat about today but did want to stop in and say hello.
It was a quiet day of reading and watching the hummingbirds.
The catkids got bored with the birds quickly and went inside to nap.
I find the little things interesting and beautiful.
I did a bit of writing and scheduled a couple of future posts.
Trying to keep my resolve to not be online at all on the weekends


In the blind man’s heart
Painted ladies all unseen
Beautiful visions

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Need to detox…

Tuesday Chatter


This weekend I was computer free.  I turned off my computer Friday night and did not turn it back on until Monday morning.  I just decided that I spend entirely too much time in cyberspace and not enough in real-life-space with people I can hear, see and touch and doing things that require getting off my butt and the only way to change that is to reevaluate my priorities.

It’s not that I think being connected with people I have met in computer world is not important,  they are important and some have become valued friends, it’s simply that I need to do other things, too.  Somehow the computer has become addictive and I have allowed it to be something I need rather than something to use and enjoy. I guess I need to detox.

I won’t be going cold turkey! I will still write and participate in challenges but only during the week. I will limit time spent computing and turn it off completely on the weekends. This will also limit time visiting and commenting.  Most likely I will visit but commenting may not happen as often or may be just a few words shared. I am sorry but when the timer goes off so does the computer.


Of course, I may change my mind tomorrow or next week.  Or it’s possible that my ditzy self may go over the edge and get the mubblefubbles or start seeing pink elephants wandering around on my balcony. If this happens I will let you know and you can do an intervention or something.

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Libraries and books…

Some Tuesday Chatter at the Cafe


My father loved to read and he shared the love of books with me.  Even before I learned to read I would go to the library with him.  He went every couple of weeks to get his supply of books and while he searched for just the right books to get I would wander the aisles in the wonder of all the shelves of books impatient for the day when I could have a library card and be permitted to take books home.

When I was finally in the first grade the wonderful day came and I got my library card.  I have not been without one since that day. Every couple of weeks I go to the library to wander and wonder and choose books just like Daddy did all those years ago.

The library here is renovating all the branches and now it is my libraries turn.  My branch will be closed for about a year.  Of course, there are other branches but not within walking distance so not as convenient. I will survive the year, though inconveniently.  It is wonderful that the library will be updated with meeting and media rooms,  and more computers.  It will be light and fresh and new. It is exciting but it is also sad. Sad because there will be fewer books, actual printed paper books with covers that spark the imagination. Real books to leaf through and read a sentence here and there before checking it out at the front desk and carrying it home.

It is probably a good thing that I am as old as I am because I will not know the day when there are no real books. When libraries will be buildings with meeting and media rooms and computers.  Nice, even beautiful buildings, but bare of shelves holding the world of books with written words waiting to be wandered through with wonder. Sad for me and sad for the readers of the future, too, who will only know e-books read on computers and tablets and phones. They will not know books that have weight and presence that can be leafed through back-and-forth, felt and held like a friend or lover.

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Teddy chats…


 Hi, Peoples.  It’s me, Teddy.  Mama said I could stop in at the Tuesday Chatter Cafe to say hello today and show you my new favorite place to sleep.

Mama is getting new kitchen cabinets and there is one just perfect for me.

Doesn’t this look like it was made for me?

The best part is that Jack doesn’t get up on the kitchen counter so he won’t get in my space like he usually does.

Mama says not to get used to it because when the right cabinet comes and is installed it will have a door so I won’t be able to get in it.  I don’t know what she means about a right cabinet changing things. This cabinet is in the middle so the right cabinet shouldn’t change anything.  She can be confused sometimes and often confusing.

Purrs to all,

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