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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.

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.  
NEXT month, September, the words will again be supplied by Delores.
This week's words are: 

1. kitchen
2. long
3. modicum
4. notice
5. overly
6. perfectly

and/or:

1. quivering
2. roasted
3. strawberry
4. theory
5. umbrage
6. vestige

Here is my story:

In theory, someone who claimed to have never been anywhere near a kitchen, should not have been able to turn out such a delicious repast. The perfectlyroasted potatoes, the succulent beef, tender greens and the delectable strawberry tarts waiting for their finishing touch, a dollop of whipped cream.

I had not been at all impressed with my previous tw…

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. kitchen
2. long
3. modicum
4. notice
5. overly
6. perfectly

and/or:

1. quivering
2. roasted
3. strawberry
4. theory
5. umbrage
6. vestige

**let the creativity begin!**


**ALERT! ALERT!** NEW SCAM

I'm told there's a new computer scam going around where the scammers call people and pretend to be from a bank, phone company or the police, and tell people they need their help catching scammers, then get remote access to the computer and steal bank details. 

Be aware, and be careful. Do not give out any details.

a little more than 140 characters

It's been said that those people you dislike the most are the ones who have the same traits that you despise in yourself. Perhaps this  helps to explain Trump's viciousness on twitter?

Sunday Selections and a heads-up notice

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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 always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.

Today we are beginning with something new in my home:

We all know I'm a demon when it comes to "saving with a purpose" and after several years of stashing away a certain amount per week, I have two recliner chairs replacing my old couch which now has a home somewhere else. As you can see, the chairs have the "Monkey" seal of approval.

now we go back to V's home for more of her wonderful ornaments:
a wizard and dragon playin…

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. yellow
2. zinnias
3. adjust
4. boots
5. chicken
6. doomed

and/or:

1. extensively
2. flagstones
3. gingerly
4. holding
5. investigator
6. jerked

Here is my story:


Barry Whitmore watched carefully as his Granny gingerly negotiated the newly laid flagstones. “If I’d known they were still a bit muddy, I’d have worn my rubber boots,” she said. He reached out a hand. “No, no, don’t help me. I’m not decrepit just yet. Getting on a bit, but I can still walk by myself, I just need to be slow and careful. I see the flowerbeds have been planted, the seedlings look like zinnias. A…

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. yellow
2. zinnias
3. adjust
4. boots
5. chicken
6. doomed

and/or:

1. extensively
2. flagstones
3. gingerly
4. holding
5. investigator
6. jerked

**let the creativity begin!**



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 always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.

Today we are still in V's home looking at a few of her many, many knick-knacks, she has a fondness for cats and witches, also dragons but I don't have photos of dragons.

this tiny chef looks as if her pot is about to boil over
a closer look at the teeny tiny mouse by her feet, the teaspoon in between them gives an indication of size
a few of the kitchen cats, I love the red and green pepper mill
two witches hanging in the kitchen doorway
here…

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. middle
2. nought
3. obnoxious
4. plastic
5. queenly
6. regardless

and/or:

1. speechless
2. timber
3. underbelly
4. vanity
5. walked
6. machine

Here is my story:


I stepped around the body on the cold cement floor. “Looks like the seedy underbelly has risen to the surface, Danny boy.” “What the heck are you on about?” he asked. “Dunno,” I replied. Guess I’m watching too many B grade crime shows lately.” “Yeah, that’ll do it,” said Dan. “My mum talks like that after she’s been watching late night TV.”
Looking into the face of the dead Gloria, I muttered, “Not so queenly now …

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. middle
2. nought
3. obnoxious
4. plastic
5. queenly
6. regardless

and/or:

1. speechless
2. timber
3. underbelly
4. vanity
5. walked
6. machine

**let the creativity begin!**



Sunday Selections

Image
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 always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.


Let's visit V's weaving room today:

this is the brand and model of her table loom
side view
work in progress
seen from a different angle
I like the colours V has chosen
and the pattern, this piece, like all her work, is all natural fibres, wool and sometimes alpaca hair, this piece is destined to be a poncho.
here is a closer side view showing how much woven fabric is already wound.
V tells me this is an electric spinning wheel, which runs very fas…

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.atonement
2. banishment
3. cavalier
4. wheeled
5. empirical
6. fondness

and/or:

1. gently
2. hats
3. irksome
4. janitorial
5. kindness
6. laughed


Here is my story:



God’s Observation Deck 3
“Why so sad God?” said Peter. “You haven’t heard the latest escapade?” replied God. “He’s gone too far this time, I’m going to have to banish him.” “Lucifer? What’s he done now?” “Take a look,” said God. “He’s been down there sowing seeds of hatred and jealousy again. Greed too. There’s so much resentment and fighting amongst the people, no one has the time to appreciate any of the good …

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. atonement
2. banishment
3. cavalier
4. wheeled
5. empirical
6. fondness

and/or:

1. gently
2. hats
3. irksome
4. janitorial
5. kindness
6. laughed

**let the creativity begin!**



So Lola went to the day spa (vet)

and had a manicure (claw clipping) and a nice shoulder rub to keep her calm while the spa attendant (vet) prepared a syringe of two-week antibiotic for her skin infection, which is NOT mange!!

Hooray! NOT mange. Just a little infection which has been itching and Lola has been scratching out huge clumps of hair because of it. This is on top of the huge amounts of hair she sheds on a daily basis.

Yesterday, I got home from being out for several hours and the blanket she sleeps on looked like there'd been a cat fight on it, there was so much hair there!

Anyway, we're home again and Lola is out on Angel's big carpet covered scratching post tower pretending to be Queen of all she surveys and when she comes in later for her usual six hour nap, I'll get out there and vacuum twelve months worth of hair and shredded carpet bits off it.

Happy Birthday!

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You know who you are ❤

Happy Birthday to you  🎝
Happy Birthday to you 🎜
Happy Birthday dear JahTeh 🎶
Happy Birthday to yoooouuuuu!!
Extra cakes in case people drop around
or just save some for later
afternoon tea perhaps,
tea with Mother and the others at the nursing home
a blue one in case Andrew drops in, (blue for boys and maybe he'd love the shoes)
and this one just because I like it.

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