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Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems.
The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
This month the words/prompts are supplied by Cindi and can be found here
This week's words/prompts are:

"You have the ability to mentally hear the honest answer to any question just by looking at the person and thinking the question. It was all fun and games until you looked in the mirror and asked a question you shouldn't have. What was the answer?"
 Here was my answer: 
"Why would you even think to ask such a stupid question? Of course it is all your fault. No one forced you to sit for hours scrolling around the internet. No one forced you to eat family sized blocks of chocolate several times a week. You did that to yourself, all the while promising to be goo…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems.
The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the prompts are supplied by messymimi and can be found here.

This week's words/prompts are: 
1. thanks  2. incapable  3. suffering  4. memorial  5. aunt  6. front  
and/or:  
1. effect  2. admission  3. past  4. jaw  5. room  6. enhance  
Here is my story: 
Opening the front door I welcomed Aunt Lena (full name Helena, but she hated it). "Thanks for coming," I said. "I would have met you at the bus station, but I am incapable of leaving the house right now." "Nothing to worry about Lexi," said Lena. "I enjoyed the walk, all the blooming gardens, thos…

Not the sort of thing I usually see

I had an appointment with the ENT again this morning, the cauterised nose has been bleeding again,although nowhere near as profusely as last year, so I hauled myself out of bed at a respectable hour, had breakfast and headed to the bus stop. I was met halfway by  a neighbour who knew I was going and was told he would be my bodyguard. I said I didn't need bodyguarding, he said wait until you see what's at the bus stop.
So we rounded the corner and there he was. A near-naked man, youngish, wearing a baseball cap, underpants and something on his feet that might have been thongs. He seemed to be off his head a bit, making agitated movements, constantly walking out into traffic and back again, picking up his back pack, putting it back on the seat, otherwise seemingly unable to stay still. 
We hung back from the actual stop, not wanting to get too close, just in case he was more unstable than he seemed and I really hoped he wasn't going to get on the bus. But the bus arrived, I go…

For Iris

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Blogger friend Iris Flavia asked to see the photos of me holding a koala on the day I went to the Cleland Wildlife park with my friends J and J:
these are from 2014, so I look a little different now, certainly my hair is much longer.

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems.
The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the prompts are supplied by messymimi and can be found at http://messymimismeanderings.blogspot.com.


This week's words/prompts are:
1. brush 2. soar 3. distribute 4. allowance 5. debt 6. elegance
here is my story:
Paul sat on the corner of the bed and watched as Caitlin tried to brush her curly mop of fiery red hair. She looked at him through the mirror, noting the hang-dog look and sighed. "She's done it again, hasn't she Daddy?" "For a nine year old, she has remarkable insight," thought Paul. Out loud, he said "Yes she has and I don't know …

Sunday Selections

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Elephant's Child expressed an interest in seeing my flowering Jade plants, they clearly think it is summer, so out I went with my camera

here is the full length of the garden bed
a little closer
and here are the pretty pink and white stars
the plum trees are losing their leaves now, the ground below is a lovely dark red carpet
I replanted my three gollum plants together in one pot
here you can see how the edges of each leaf has been chewed by snails or whatever else is out there
my green aeoniums are doing well, I have three pots of these now
the cuttings I took from the mesembryanthemum are doing well (aka livingstone daisy)
but the parent plant, given to me by my brother as he left the state, is looking straggly still, it was infested with mealy bugs and very dried out in its tiny pot. 
this curly leaved form of jade is looking a lot less bushy after spending the hot summer down in the garden bed to be shaded by the trees after I noticed it was getting quite sunburned
here you can see stum…

here goes...trying the new blogger

I wasn't going to try this, thought I'd stick with the old style that is so easy and comfortable, but then I couldn't load a picture, so thought I might as well learn this new fandangled thing. If it allows me to post pictures, all well and good. If not, then that's the end of Sunday Selections for me.
Huh! I get a message that says "no photos were found in your account. Please add photos and try reloading." What?  If anyone can tell me how to load photos to my account, from the zillions I already have stored on my computer, that would be helpful. 
Up above the typing here there is an icon with tiny mountains in it, that means pictures, I know, but what is this "account" thing?  And where is the option to stick with the old style? Although that seems pointless if I can't add photos.