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Words for Wednesday

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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.

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 words are supplied by ME and can be found right here.

This week's words are:

1. petrichor 2. sunlit 3. squinted 4. comfortable 5. disrupted 6. phones
and/or:
1. personal space 2. copper 3. granite 4. quarry 5. squat 6. parched
Let the creativity begin!

Sunday Selections

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Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.

Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.

If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child is taking a break this month, but her pictures are always worth seeing and hopefully she will be back soon.

A random selection this week:

see that tiny white pill next to the dollar coin? I've discovered I now have blood pressure way up in the stratosphere, so I'm taking pills to bring it back to earth. It's come down 30 points already, so that's good progress, but the pills are so tiny I worry about dropping one on the floor and not finding it before Lola does
Cholesterol took off like a bottle rocket too, so I have pills to red…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

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 words are supplied by ME and can be found right here.

This week's words are:

1. refocusing 2. theatrically 3. unimaginable 4. olive oil 5. footrest 6. relieved
and/or:
1. roughly 2. mythology 3. disconnected 4. expansive 5. campfire 6. singing
Here is my story: (I didn't use all the words, they'll show up in another chapter eventually)

Irene picked up the Mythology book asking “Are you interested in all mythology or just certain stories?” “I like all the stories,” said Bernice. “I started reading from the first one, they’re alphabetical and I’m up to Merlin now. He’s a favourite.” She took the book and wiped the cover with a damp cloth then …

OMG Facts

1. The Empire State Building in New York gets struck by lightning about 23 times a year.

2. In Britain's 2001 census, 390,000 people listed "Jedi" as their religious affiliation.

3. The idea of painting fingernails originated in China, where the colour of someone's nails indicated their social rank.



4. Not legitimately an OMG fact, this from a magazine I looked at in the supermarket: "blah blah blah, in the compact - just twelve square metres- cooking and casual eating zone, blah blah blah"

the blah blahs are mine of course, magazines don't print stuff like that, but look at what they call compact!   'just' twelve square metres.
That's bigger than my entire living room, which is also my dining room, work space etc. 
Do I sound a teeny bit jealous? Darn tootin' I do.

Words for Wednesday

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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.

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 words are supplied by ME and can be found right here.

This week's words are:

1. refocusing 2. theatrically 3. unimaginable 4. olive oil 5. footrest 6. relieved
and/or:
1. roughly 2. mythology 3. disconnected 4. expansive 5. campfire 6. singing
Let the creativity begin!

OMG facts

I'm off to get a 'fasting' blood test, to check blood sugars and cholesterol. Nothing to eat since 10pm last night and two bus trips to get to the doctor, you can bet your last dollar I'll be carrying a snack to eat as soon as the blood is taken.

1. Brandy is the liquor most likely to cause the most severe hangover.
2. "Only of one thing I am sure: When I dream, I am always ageless." Poet Elizabeth Coatsworth
3. The oldest recipe in existence is a recipe for beer.
4. Without an atmosphere, the surface temperature on Earth at the equator would be 176 degrees by day and fall to -200 degrees at night.

Sunday Selections #?

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Welcome back to Sunday Selections.

Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.

Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.

If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child is taking a blog break this month and will be back when she is ready.

today you get to see the lovely Lady Lola, aka Miss Fancypants, aka "get off the table!"
here she is looking up at
Miss Mousie on the top corner of the scratching tower
she stared for the longest time, I thought she was never going to make a move
but she did finally jump up
and knock Miss Mousie to the floor before turning her attention to a small yellow ball which she also knocked off and it rolled under the couch, so she lost interest…

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.

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 words are supplied by ME and can be found right here.

This week's words are:

1. caldera 2. Merlin 3. unicorn 4. crossbow 5. thoughtless 6. stunning
and/or:
1. glinting 2. crop 3. valley 4. particular 5. deliberately 6. cave
Here is my story:


Detective Inspector Stanley Grace and Irene Fargo were just finishing breakfast when the morning receptionist, Vicky Applebee, came to tell them the mail truck was waiting for them by the Post Office. The driver introduced himself, "Charles, but everyone calls me Chaz," and saw they were safely buckled in before starting the motor. “Goin’ up to see Bernice, I hear,” he said. “She writes a letter every …

Words for Wednesday

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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.

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 words are supplied by ME and can be found right here.

This week's words are:

1. caldera 2. Merlin 3. unicorn 4. crossbow 5. thoughtless 6. stunning
and/or:
1. glinting 2. crop 3. valley 4. particular 5. deliberately 6. cave
Let the creativity begin!

OMG facts

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1. An astronaut can be up to two inches taller returning from space. The cartilage disks in the spine expand in the absence of gravity.
2. Babies can breathe and swallow at the same time until they are six months old.
3. Transurphobia is the fear of haircuts.
4. "There are three periods in life: youth, middle age, and "how well you look"." politician Nelson Rockefeller
5. "It is fitting that we pay tribute to Abraham Lincoln, who was born in a log cabin that he built with his own hands." congressman Dan Flood, in a holiday-appropriate senior moment
6. Abraham Lincoln's corpse has been buried, exhumed, inspected, or reburied at least 17 times since his death.
7. J is the only letter that doesn't appear in the periodic table of elements.
8. "We each need to make peace with our own memories. We have all done things that make us flinch." Buddhist Lama Surya Das

Sunday Selections #?

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Welcome back to Sunday Selections.

Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.

Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.

If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child usually participates, but she is taking a blog break right now. 

There's something new in my garden:
early last Thursday a cement mixer truck backed into the driveway
and poured concrete into the prepared formwork
for a nice little edging to my garden bed
this is the end that edges the bit by the mailboxes, not cleaned off at the base yet, that happened a bit later, the men did a great clean up job.
the long front edge, where they even lifted a long disused access point to keep the level, one day that point/tap…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

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 words are supplied by  me and can be found right here.

This week's words are:

1. exterior 2. madwoman 3. mountainlake 4. twitched 5. flicker 6. desk
and/or:
1. prediction 2. approach 3. bacteria 4. vaults 5. plane 6. white lilac
here is my story:

Detective Inspector Stanley Grace saw the large, bright pink envelope on his desk even before he stepped through the doorway. To his partner at the other desk he said, “I see the madwoman up in the mountain lake area has sent us another of her predictions.” Irene Fargo’s lips twitched upward with amusement. “Every year for how long now?”“Fifteen years now. We weren’t here for the first two,” replied Stanley…

Words for Wednesday

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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.

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 words are supplied by  ME and can be found here.

This week's words are:

1. exterior 2. madwoman 3. mountain lake 4. twitched 5. flicker 6. desk
and/or:
1. prediction 2. approach 3. bacteria 4. vaults 5. plane 6. white lilac
Let the creativity begin!

OMG Facts

and bits from the other calendar:

1. "I never panic when I get lost. I just change where it is I want to go." Comedian Rita Rudner
2.  Your body produces enough saliva during your lifetime to fill two swimming pools.
3. "My brain tends to take the scenic route. Things come to the forefront of my mind sooner or later, it just takes time."      Author Richelle E. Goodrich, Eena: The Two Sisters
4. "Old people shouldn't eat health foods. They need all the preservatives they can get." Columnist Robert Orben
5. In Toy Story's most productive week during production, Pixar completed 3.5 minutes of          animation.


Pictures or it didn't happen

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Gracula in action

one clove, nicely crushed, and so easily
not as finely as when using one of these crushers
with its tiny holes, luckily that grid is removable for easy cleaning
two smaller cloves at once
crushed just as easily
garlic butter. I added some garlic powder as well because I didn't have much whole garlic, the dark specks are parsley
spreading, spreading

and into the oven with them. Garlic butter works better on thicker slices of bread, but sandwich bread is all I have right now
left over garlic butter is wrapped in baking paper
sealed in a zip-lock baggie and frozen for another day
hot and delicious and ready to eat
could use more garlic flavour though and definitely thicker bread.










Sunday Selections #359

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Welcome back to Sunday Selections.

Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.

Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.

If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child is taking a break this month and we will miss her wonderful photos.

I love delivery day, it's almost like Christmas, the one difference being that I already know what is inside these boxes. The black ones hold two giant boxes of kitty litter, the big brown boxes hold two large boxes of laundry powder and two large bottles of fabric softener. The small brown box holds a stack of stationery items that should last me a couple of years at least. 
I decided to get the housework done before opening them.
thefilter…