Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Using Wednesday's Words

Words For Wednesday is a weekly writing prompt designed to get our creative juices flowing.  A group of us take it turn about monthly to provide the word prompts.  This month the prompts come from Kitchen Connection (you can find her in my side bar) and she has cooked up a dandy selection for us.
stellar, resourceful, frivolous, catastrophe, revelation, perspective
potential, embodiment, euphoria, jeopardise, unite and groundswell.

here we go...

Riding the GROUNDSWELL of support, the new premiere elect basked in a haze of EUPHORIA.  Nothing could JEOPARDISE his plans to UNITE the party now.  One lone onlooker, however, held a different PERSPECTIVE.  To him, the new premier was the EMBODIMENT of greed, FRIVOLITY and cruelty.  The POTENTIAL was there for disaster on a grand scale.  It would be a REVELATION to the province when CATASTROPHE struck but not to this individual.  He would be ready to take over...his STELLAR credentials and RESOURCEFULNESS would get everything back on track.  Then the cheering would be for him.

Don't they all feel that way lol?

Monday, 18 June 2018

Climate Change

We've had the second mini heat wave of the season..temps around 34 degrees C.  With this weather comes the potential for thunder storms and damaging winds.  The last round brought us enough wind to blow sections of fence over and bring a neighbours tree on our joint fence.  This round is just starting....

I didn't get out there in time to tip the chairs and put the toys away.

Poetry Monday

Poetry Monday is the brain child of Diane of On The Alberta Montana Border.  You can find her in my sidebar.  Each week Diane provides us with a theme which we can use or ignore as the mood strikes us.  Mostly we use it.  This week the theme is 'garden gnomes'.

let's give it a whirl

you see them
all around the town
some of them
wear a surly frown
a few have lost 
an arm (or two)
it's obvious
they've come to harm
one has a rake
another a hoe
and it's off a gardening
they all go
a hat of red
boots of blue
another repaired
with gorilla glue
no matter where 
or when you roam
you're sure to find 
a garden gnome
tending flowers
guarding doors
each one of them
has special chores
for each of them
their great delight
is spreading joy
both day and night

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Well.....Do They?

Where does one find
the truth
she asked.
I have wandered
near and far
in search of it,
looked under leaves 
and pebbles
and peered
into darkened caves.
I have found only
lies and deceit
and fear.
On the highest mountains
and wind blown prairies
there is only sighs
and tears.
Where is the truth?
Who shall tell it to me?
Really now...

Technology...You Gotta Love It

Yesterday my Internet died....flat lined....croaked.  At the same time, several channels on cable TV refused to 'cable' so to speak.  I called Rogers.  This morning a technician showed up, shimmied up the pole, looked at the connections outside and in, fiddled around and got all the channels back and told the hubs the same thing I tell him all the time "keep your fingers off the buttons".  The tech then applied himself to my Internet situation...proclaimed it fixed and puttered on off.  Well....I can get blogger working which is fantastic...nothing else works.  Can't get chrome to do a thing, or either of my email accounts.  I am currently on hold listening to elevator music.  

Thursday, 14 June 2018

I Don'tThink So

Today I went to get what's left of my hair trimmed.  My hairdresser suggested that I colour it .... are you ready for this ... purple.  Now, I can do enough stupid things to inadvertently draw attention to myself without dying my snow white hair purple.  Thanks, but, no thanks.  

What do you think?  Should I have gone purple?  Pink?  Blue?  Or just leave well enough alone?

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Using Wednesday's Words

Words for Wednesday is a weekly writing prompt designed to get our creative juices flowing.  A group of us take it turn about each month to provide the prompts.  This month the prompts come to us courtesy of Kitchen Connections (you can find her in my sidebar).
The words this week are:
attitude, uphill, insight, lessons, upheaval, canopy
patience, engage, humility, strategy, fortitude, and forbearance.

here we go:

Throughout the UPHEAVAL of yet another move Janet had held on to her PATIENCE.  She had a STRATEGY for dealing with her husband.  Over the years she had gained some INSIGHT into his character.  She had developed FORTITUDE and FORBEARANCE for some of his less ENGAGEing characteristics and habits.  It had been an UPHILL battle with his ATTITUDE and lack of HUMILITY but the LESSONS learned had stood her in good stead.
"Now Boris darling," she purred, "remember our agreement.  This is a new home in a new city and a fresh start for us.  No more bodies buried in the back yard or howling at the moon and frightening the neighbour children."
"Um....yes darling....well, about that...."