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Saturday, 18 November 2017

Just Dropped In

Hanging on the outside of the screen...


What on earth is it?   And how do I get rid of it?

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Using Wednesday's Words

Elephant's Child is providing the prompts this month (you can find her in my sidebar).  This week the words are:
agonizing, murder, sleet, stimulating, flowers, offer
and/or
dramatic, distinct, zany, typical, sip and discovery.

here we go:

"This is so typical of you to make the big dramatic gesture and offer me flowers after every zany, ridiculous stunt you pull."
Jan took a sip  of the rather stimulating cocktail Phil had prepared for her.
"Just spare me the agony and tell me what you did this time and I'll try to subdue my urge to murder you."
"Actually, it was more like something I 'didn't' do."
Phill hesitated and then blurted it out.
"I left your Pookie outside and went to town and totally forgot about him.  He was out in the sleet and freezing cold for hours until Mrs Robins next door discovered him frozen to the lamp post out front and took him to the vet.  He survived but the vet says he'll have a very distinctive appearance for a while until his fur grows in."
Jan took a very deep breath as she considered what her next actions would be and whether or not they would land her in jail.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Can't Help Myself

Yes, I know it's a blog break but sometimes things come to me and I have to write them down so they'll leave me alone.

the watchers watched
while the waiters waited
the talkers talked
and the haters hated
the listener listened
and the thinkers thought
while the dreamers dreamed
and the soldiers fought
the wailers wailed
the moaners moaned
and some of us
preferred to get stoned
the government has made it easy
it's legal now (or will be soon)
to let your brain get soft and hazy
otherwise, you might go crazy
  the planner planned
it would work this way
they would make money
every day
on the backs of those
who can't face reality
who prefer 'doped up'
in totality
alcohol
cigarettes
marijuana
opiates
pretty soon we'll all be loopy
happily feeling sort of goofy
with no connection to the truth......



Phew...glad I got that out.  Now I'll have some peace.





Monday, 13 November 2017

Poetry Monday

Poetry Monday is brought to us by Diane of On The Alberta Montana Border (you can find her in my sidebar).  Jenny of Procrastinating Donkey and myself thought it sounded like a great idea so we jumped on board.  We need more passengers on this poetic trip.  Why not join us?
Each week Diane provides a prompt to help stir our creative stew...this week, as we have just acknowledged Remembrance Day in Canada, the topic is 'remembering'.

Do you remember?
"It was before my time."
"It's always been this way in my lifetime."
For you, yes.
But once
things needed to be addressed.
A stop had to be put to evil
and good men and women
answered the call,
put their lives on the line,
left home and family,
everything they held dear
in order to guarantee
the life we now enjoy.
Take a moment now
to hold them in your memory.
Some, never came back.
Some, came back damaged in some way.
Some, sadly, answer the call today
just as their predecessors did
and some
will not come back.
We need to remember them, too,
and offer them
one and all
our heartfelt thanks
and a promise
to never forget.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Using Wednesday's Words

Although I am taking a blog break there is no way I am going to miss Words For Wednesday.
EC is providing the prompts this month and this weeks selection is as follows:
copper, explain, ill-fated, truck, neat, unite
and/or
branch, educated, tenuous, hum, decisive and notice.

Let's give it a shot:

"I've got a tenuous grip on this ladle at best Grace." Estelle said through gritted teeth.  "Just exactly what DO you have in this old copper kettle?"
"I can't explain right now." Grace replied as she made a few decisive passes over the simmering contents with her wand.  "Just keep the contents moving."
"An educated guess would be skunk tails and mouse guts.  How is it you don't seem to notice how very bad that smells?"  Screech put in from the open window.  He flew off to a nearby branch putting some distance between himself and the stench.
"No such thing." Grace laughed and happily hummed a little tune as she added ingredients.
"There now, if you will just unite with me Estelle, in lifting this out.....I think the trucks carburetor is neat and clean once more.
After that ill-fated trip to town last week it was obvious some mechanical repair work was required.  It should be good to go once more."

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Not To Worry

Gonna be away from the blog for a few days.   I need to get some stuff done around here.  I'll be back.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Poetry Monday

Poetry Monday is the brain child of Diane of On The Alberta Montana Border (you can find her in my sidebar) Jenny of Procrastinating Donkey (also in my sidebar) and myself (the mumbler) joined in...we want more joiners.  You can read, write, critique...it's fun and it's free...what could possibly go wrong?
Each week Diane provides us with a topic or prompt.  You don't need to use it, it's just there in case you need a jump start.
This week the prompt is 'cold'.  


a sneeze
a snuffle
a, to the bathroom shuffle
a cough
a gasp
a dry and hacking rasp
I thig I hab a code
in by does
in by head
oh Lordy
I wish I was dead
it's in by chest
and all the rest
of be aches
ad pains
I hab a code
subone call dine wud wud