Friday, January 26, 2018

Spilled Water and an Elf

Funny Friday, January 2018

Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday
of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants
submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture.
Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up
with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.

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Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by Jules of The Bergham Chronicles.

1. Look! The Elf is holding my water. giggles ensued from Whit.

2. AH HA! Caught in the act. I just know it was this sneaky elf that spilled water all over
the floor. Jules exclaimed

3. Chad... Um Jules you do know that is an inanimate object and can't spill water.

4. Jules to Chad. Oh yeah that what he wants you to believe.

5. Whit to Chad. Oh Daddy you're so funny.

Click on the links below and let some other bloggers make you smile:

Baking In A Tornado   

Bookworm in the Kitchen

Southern Belle Charm          

The Bergham Chronicles             

Cognitive Script                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Friday, January 12, 2018

Organized Sniffles - UYW

Welcome to the first Use Your Words group post of 2018.
Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.
At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 

It was late Monday morning and I was beyond thirsty with a serious case of the sniffles. It had been a hectic weekend with another move behind us I was desperate to have my rooms tidy before returning to work.
As I entered the office I remember I had withheld a bit of information from my boss, I moved again. He was always on me about moving, called me a gypsy. I can't help. I have wanderlust, gypsy blood, antsy, call it want you will. But HR hated to see me face, another form to redo, more files to update. Geez you think they'd be thankful. I was giving them job security.
I walked past my boss' office door, which was cracked ever so slightly. RAE he boomed, stop in here!
I sighed. Pushed open his door and said "hey boss, what's up?"
He looked over his horn rimmed glasses and said "is it true? You moved AGAIN?"
I gave a slight shrug and said, "could be".
He sighed then, and said, "well at least you have the organization skills to keep up with things and have them in an orderly fashion in no time, RIGHT?"
"um yes sir"
He said, "good, now shut the door. See the misses and the family, well, we're moving, downsizing, and I, cough...she needs help organizing and packing. I'll give you time off here, pay you double if you agree."
Stunned I stood there, mouth hanging open when he boomed again, RAE!
"oh umm yes sir, um, yes, I'll be glad to go over."
"Good, don't remove your coat, go straight over today, now as a matter of fact, you're late. I told the misses you'd be there at 9. So get a move on." He handed me a post-it with the address and said "now get going."
I turned to head out and sneezed. He said, 'whoa! are you sick?"
No sir, just the organized sniffles, I laughed and said 'bad joke, I'm allergic to cardboard actually." 
"Oh good, well get going."
And that was that. Helping my boss pack and move soon word spread and everyone was asking for my help. So much so that I quit that lame job and became a full time organized packer and movers helper.

** as this is fiction it could be true as I myself just moved for the 4th time in 4 months and it was also my 37th move.**

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:
Baking In A Tornado            
Bookworm in the Kitchen        
On the Border                       
Cognitive Script                    
Part-time Working Hockey Mom       
The Bergham Chronicles                
Southern Belle Charm                  
The Blogging 911                     

Your words are:
sniffles ~ hectic ~ organization ~ thirsty ~ withheld
It was submitted by:         

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Nine R's - poetry Jan 2018

Welcome to the first installment of 2018's poetry challenge. Myself and several other brave souls set out to conquer a topic/theme each month. This month it is "rebirth".
At the end of this post you will find links to the other's. Please be sure to stop by for a visit.
Grab a cup of coffee or tea, situate yourself in your favorite chair, prop up your feet and delve into our musings.
Thank you for stopping by, comments are welcome and appreciated. 

Nine R's
Rebirth - starting over
recovery - refresh
rehabilitation - changing old habits
rejuvenation - revitalized
renewal - a new beginning
restoration - repairing the old
revival - a new lease on life
reincarnation - becoming something new
reawakening - remembering your why

Be sure to visit the other participants.

Karen -
Jules -
Lydia -

Friday, January 5, 2018

The Year Was 1982 -SSS

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 10 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts. 

The year was 1982, so long ago but I remember it like it was yesterday. December the 29th to be exact. The year I became a bride. I was 16 1/2 (remember when you HAD to add the half because you wanted to be older). Oh man, I thought I knew it all, had it all figured out and nothing could stand in my way. Boy was I wrong. Looking back I realize that I didn't know a damn thing bout life. How to run a house, yes, how to pay bills and create a budget, yes, how to cook, yes, how to do laundry, yes, how to be a student and a wife...well not exactly.
My mother pleaded with me not to go through with it. My dad threatened to kill him if I was pregnant, which I was NOT by the way. Family and friends gathered in the living room of my grandparents home. It had been 79 degrees earlier that day but shortly after the "I Do's" the rain began. It fell fast and hard, so did my life and reality.
What had I done? WHY had I done it? I never told a soul that I regretted it, that I was scared shitless, that I had made a mistake. I went about my life happy as a clam on the outside but knowing deep down it was all wrong.
Wrong guy, wrong time, too young, and on and on.
If there is anything in my life I regret it is getting married at 16. However, with that being said, I would not go back and change it.
Why? Because any change in the past alters the present and my present is incredible. So even if I had a pill or a Delorean I would not take the "do over", I just wouldn't.
Yes lord knows I've had my share and a few others shares of disappointment, hardship and grief, but in the grand scheme of things it has worked out. I saw the path for myself, it was hard, I saw another path I thought was easier but didn't see the ambushes that lay in wait around the corners. I didn't see that at the top of the hill I had to go down at break neck speed.
No way I could have known that life would be so unfair, mean and downright hateful to me. But I made some bad decisions early on and learned very difficult lessons from them.
Today I am stronger, wiser and a lot bolder.
So, no do overs for me.

What about you? Is there a time or event that you would "do over"?

 Your “Secret Subject” is:
January is a time for do overs. Pick a year and do it over.

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:
Baking In A Tornado                    
Never Ever Give Up Hope                
The Lieber Family Blog                   
Part-time Working Hockey Mom      
The Bergham Chronicles            
My Brand of Crazy                     
Southern Belle Charm                 
The Blogging 911