Tuesday, 20 March 2018


It's Spring...the bunnies are cavorting in the back yard...the sun is shining....the snow is gone (mostly)....the pussy willows are in bud.   It's Spring.  Oh, I said that.  Well anyway, IT'S SPRING!!!!!  

Monday, 19 March 2018

Poetry Monday

Poetry Monday is the brain child of Diane from On The Alberta Montana Border.  You can find her in my side bar.  Each week Diane gives us a theme which we can use, or not.  This week the theme was 'lessons leaned in childhood'.

It wasn't that they 
didn't try.
They'd scratch their heads
and heave a sigh.
But did I listen?
No, not I.

I believe if my parents were around still they would heartily agree with my assessment of the situation.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Thank You

It's St Patrick's Day.....a day for one and all, Irish or not, to celebrate being Irish.  I'd just like to say thanks to Joseph Espy for getting it into his thick Irish head in 1848 to come to Canada.  Without him who knows where or what I would be lol.  Happy St Patrick's Day Joseph .... the luck of the Irish shone on me the day you came to the 'new world'.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Artistic Licence

A wonderful day with the littles.  We had delivery pizza (always a treat for them) and spent the afternoon happily working our way through a bale of multicoloured paper and markers augmented with sides of tape and slashes of scissors.  Lots of fun.  Those kids can play happily for hours with art supplies.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Using Wednesday's Words

"Why are you looking so glum Ralph?  Did someone scarper with all the ham sandwiches?"
"No, but I got a big mouthful of capers when I tasted Miss Minnie's offering to the refreshment table.  That stuff belongs in the trash.  What a cruel thing to do to a perfectly good piece of pork."
Sharon grinned.  "You got no taste Ralphie.  But, it was a lovely funeral though, wasn't it?  Big Eddie would have been so proud of his little nephew playing Amazing Grace on his penny whistle.  It was charming.  He always said that kid was talented."
"Yeah, great funeral, nicely done, but it was pure bedlam when they accidentally dropped the coffin into the trench and Big Eddie rolled out.  What a shocker.  Glossy pink lipstick and fishnet stockings with seams.  Who knew?"
Sharon shook her head.  "But did they really have to bury that perfectly good Coach bag with him? What a waste."

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Words For Wednesday

WFW is a weekly writing prompt designed to get our creative juices flowing.  It's been around for quite a while now and we are always glad to see people join us.  You can use the weekly prompts any way you like.  Use all some or none of the words.  The idea is just to become inspired to write...anything...poetry or prose, fiction or nonfiction, sci fi or fantasy. Why not give it a try.  Leave your offering here in comments or on your own blog.  Just let us know if you are posting on your own blog so we can come and read and encourage.  
Here are this weeks prompt words:

caper, scarper, trash, bedlam, seams, penny whistle
glum, charmed, pork, glossy, pride, trench.

Have fun with these.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Humorous Signs

   We will heel you
     We will save your sole
       We will even dye for you.
     “Blind man driving.”
Sign over a Gynecologist's Office:
     "Dr. Jones, at your cervix.”
In a Podiatrist's office:
   "Time wounds all heels.”
On a Septic Tank Truck:
Yesterday's Meals on Wheels
At an Optometrist's Office:
"If you don't see what you're looking for,
   You've come to the right place.”
On a Plumber's truck:
"We repair what your husband fixed.”
On another Plumber's truck:
"Don't sleep with a drip. Call your plumber.”
At a Tire Shop in Milwaukee:
"Invite us to your next blowout.”
On an Electrician's truck:
  "Let us remove your shorts.”
In a Non-smoking Area:
"If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and
  will take appropriate action.”
On a Maternity Room door:
      "Push. Push. Push.”
At a Car Dealership:
"The best way to get back on your feet - miss a car payment.”
Outside a Muffler Shop:
"No appointment necessary. We hear you coming.”
In a Veterinarian's waiting room:
"Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!”
At the Electric Company:
"We would be delighted if you send in your payment on time.
         However, if you don't, YOU will be de-lighted.”
In a Restaurant window:
"Don't stand there and be hungry; come on in and get fed up.”
In the front yard of a Funeral Home:
   "Drive carefully. We'll wait.”
At a Propane Filling Station:
  "Thank Heaven for little grills.”
In a Chicago Radiator Shop:
"Best place in town to take a leak.”
And the best one for last…;
Sign on the back of another Septic Tank Truck:
“Caution - This Truck is full of Political Promises”

A friend forwarded these to me...too good not to share.