Wednesday, 31 October 2018


I may not be around much for a't be upset if you don't get a comment on your blog or wonder if I have passed away....because....guess what.....we finally nailed down that condo at the Elliott Community we have been waiting for nigh these past (count 'em folks) FIVE YEARS.
So....a tad busy for a while.  The closing date is December 2 and I'm aiming for a move in date of December 9.  There is this house to sell, all the little details of going from 'here' to 'there', reno's at the new place etc.....Christmas is coming....
I will be around but not much.  One thing I will do is try to take some before and after photos so will likely post a few here.
Poetry Monday and Words for Wednesday will likely take a back seat until January but please put me down for a couple of months (or more if need be) in 2019.
Okay folks.....have a great November and December....Merry Christmas in advance...Happy Halloween....a blessed Remembrance Day.  I'll be thinking of you even if I'm not reading or writing.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Using Wednesdays Words

Somewhat lazy tonight so my story appears on Elephant Childs blog (you can find her in my sidebar).

And Again..I Ask You...Why???

There are a lot of useless things in this world.  Case in point.....the 'silent' letter.
Really now....a 'silent' letter?
Of what practical use is a letter, which, if deleted, leaves the word sounding exactly the same?
Who came up with the brilliant idea of adding a 'k' to knife, knob, knuckle etc or a 'b' to lamb, an 'n' to damn, a 't' to ballet???
Come on....fess up....who done it?
And yet, and yet, having grown up with a vocabulary of words endowed with letters you don't pronounce, it just wouldn't seem right to spell them any other way.
Here is a site that clears up a few of the oddball words:

Monday, 29 October 2018

Poetry Monday

Poetry Monday is brought to us by Diane of On The Alberta Montana Border.  Each week Diane provides us with a theme which we can use or ignore and freestyle.  This week the theme is, of course, HALLOWEEN.

 The Moon is casting a ghastly glow
over the annual Halloween show
Black cat prowling in the dead of night
jack o'lantern eyes a dreadful sight
witches and goblins prowl the streets
searching for those Halloween treats
street lights flicker and shadows creep
from behind their curtains the people peep
to see werewolves and mummies prowl and shout
shell out!  shell out!
the witches are out.

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Why? Why Not!

Strange title?  What’s the reasoning behind it?  Well, here it is.  I’m tired.  I’m tired of people being afraid to let it be known who and what they are for fear of reprisal…for fear of being misunderstood and maligned.  And yes, the recent synagogue shooting was the final straw.  I am exasperated with the human race.
I ask myself this question every day it seems, “Why can’t people just live and let live?”  We could you know…quite easily…it’s a conscious decision.  Just decide, I’m going to live and let live.  I’m going to accept that everyone is different and they have a right to be different.  As long as a person shows me the same respect they are free of concern about my reaction to them.   Simple right?
So…let’s do it.  Why not?  Right here   in this space just be yourself…every day.  Right here you can admit to who you are and what you are in a safe space.  This is the place to do it.  Any comments displaying other than acceptance and respect will be deleted.  You can admit to anything here and the worst you can expect is a “that’s very interesting, tell me more about it”.
And then folks…when we’re all comfortable here let’s move outside the safe space and be ourselves everywhere…live and let live.
Who’s with me?  Why?  Why not!!!!

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Sorry About This

My apologies but I've had to put comment moderation on.....there have been way too many 'spammish' comments lately that I've had to delete and, well, basically I'm pretty lazy.  We'll try this for a while and then I will take it back off again and see if it made a difference.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018


Geo (Trainride of the Enigmas) you can find him in my sidebar, is having a conversation with his favourite squirrel today.  He's a smart little gaffer (the squirrel that is, okay, Geo is too).
Our squirrels are going nuts these past few days.  They are racing madly up and down the street, digging in gardens and lawns (and in my flower box too darn it) burying their little treasures.  As one squirrel buries a nut another comes along, digs it up, and carts if off to bury somewhere else.  This is repeated over and over again. None of them are going to know where their next meal is coming from.  And, if I don't get to the grocery store soon, neither will I.