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I'm going to be offline on Saturday

ALL DAY!

I have a wedding to go to. One of my grandsons is getting married 😀

Now here's something you thought you'd never hear from me: I bought a dress.
That's right, a dress. Nothing fancy, because I don't do fancy. Or dressy.

It's black and gold, with a lining, so I didn't need to buy a petticoat (slip) and longish.
Past the knees, but not quite to the ankles. 

So now I have a dress, and shoes (no heels) and I have to wear makeup. 
                             😟😧
I haven't worn any makeup since my daughter's wedding, over twenty years ago. I hope I remember how to put that stuff on. Do I use a trowel or a putty knife? Two coats or three? Should I fill in the creases (wrinkles) with spackle first? 

oh my....

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.

Next month is again Delores' turn to supply the prompts, but sadly it will be her last as she is turning off her internet.

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 ME and can be found right here.
This week's words/prompts are:

1. endless
2. glittering
3. aqua
4. glow
5. diamonds
6. pearls

and/or:

1. bread
2. wallet
3. navy blue
4. directory
5. calculator
6. crossword puzzles

and two views from when I walked the coastal trail, included in my story.

Here is my story.

"Jim! Over here!"  "There you are, how does it feel to be almost finished with work? Just one week to go now."  "It feels pretty good, but I know there's a lo…

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. This month the prompts are supplied by ME and can be found right here. If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it. This week's words are:
1. endless 2. glittering 3. aqua 4. glow 5. diamonds 6. pearls

and/or:
1. bread 2. wallet 3. navy blue 4. directory 5. calculator 6. crossword puzzles
and a couple of extra photos from when I walked the coastal trail:



use all the prompts, or mix and match, just have fun with it.
Let the creativity begin!

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 prompts are supplied by ME and can be found right here.
This week's words are:
1. peril 2. coral 3. sure 4. rocky 5. lampshades 6.furious immobility and a picture which I have included in my story.
Here is my story:
As always, Kim ignored the 'Peril Ahead' sign, walked around the barrier and hiked up the slightly rocky path to her favourite seat.
Here she could sit for hours gazing at the horizon while her mind sorted out problems. Usually she came away with a clearer head and a plan.  Not today.  Today she sat, fuming.  For months Aunt Betty had been adamant that coral lampshades with beads were what she wanted in her living room. Kim ha…

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 poem, a story, 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 ME and can be found right here.
This week's prompts are:
1. peril 2. coral 3. sure 4. rocky 5. lampshades 6. furious immobility
and a photo from the time I walked this trail:
use all the prompts, or mix and match, just have fun with it.
Let the creativity begin!

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 prompts are supplied by ME and can be found right here.
This week's words/prompts are: 

one picture of a narrow street in Bremen 

and two phrases from books I recently read: 

1. then I was going to bed where I planned to stay until Christmas 
2. "I'm always careful," I said, stepping straight into a puddle

Here is my story:

It had been a heck of a week, thank goodness it was nearly over. "It's just one week," Brenda has said. "I know you'll do a fantastic job and I can't think of anyone else." I gave her my 'are you kidding?' look and she had the grace to blush. "It's not my fau…

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 weeks words are a couple of lines from books I've read:
1. "then I was going to bed, where I planned to stay until Christmas"  2. "I'm always careful," I said calmly, stepping straight into a puddle.
and this photo from my sister-in-law when she was in Europe several years ago:
(I believe this is somewhere in Bremen.)

use all the prompts or mix and match, just have fun with it.
let the creativity begin!

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 prompts are supplied by ME and can be found right here.
This week's words are
1. derision
2. mendacious
3. plethora
4. manuscripts
5. unfamiliar
6. gently

and/or:

1. vaguely
2. expression
3. ornamental
4. peppermint
5. spinning
6. narrowed

and a picture, which I have included.

Here is my story:

I sat and pondered on the future now stretching before me. The road ahead seemingly empty, the past with its plethora of opportunities lost to me. I'd been undermined by that smug, self-serving, mendacious little yes man. He'd been the favourite before I came along and wasn't happy losing his position. Vaguely promising me upward advancement if I …

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. derision 2. mendacious 3. plethora 4. manuscripts 5. unfamiliar 6. gently
and/or:
1. vaguely 2. expression 3. ornamental 4. peppermint 5. spinning 6. narrowed
and this photo which I took off the internet:


use all the prompts, or mix and match, just have fun with it. 
let the creativity begin!

Sunday Selections

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As you all now by now, Elephant's Child is hosting Sunday Selections and I'm just randomly posting instead of weekly. 

Today's pictures feature the oleander bush at the front of the yard where I look out my window. 
Sometime ago, I mentioned the seeds that were blowing all over the yard in the gusty winds and several of my readers commented they hadn't known oleanders had seeds or even seed pods.
So here they are.

this is what the flowers look like, I can't find the photo I have of the bush in full bloom.
here it is minus the flowers and plenty of seed pods beginning to show
here is a closer look at the seed pods, which start green, turn yellowish and then brown as they dry
here is a seed pod just bursting open
poised for take off
ready to be blown hither and yon
so light and fluffy, and sneeze inducing
some didn't make it very far
landing within the leaves of the erigeron (seaside daisy) just under the oleander bush
and here's a few that made it all the way to my front…

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 wise Web Woman and can be found here.
This week's words are:

1. subway
2. question
3. library
4. bench
5. voice
6. organise
7. fishmonger
8. horizon

and a video clip of a Fiddler playing a tune

Here is my story:

Conversation had been intense for several minutes and Mr Galloway looked pleased with himself.  A substitute teacher, he'd been warned that Room 12 contained a mix of students well known for rowdiness and what Mrs Spurling called "Hi-jinks". Rob Galloway had raised a family of five boys himself and was sure he could handle Room 12. Being only required for one day, he'd decided to dispense with the …