Friday, December 28, 2018

JUMP - FF Dec 2018

The last Funny Friday post of 2018, hard to believe another year has come and gone but it's true. I hope you enjoy this post and will return each Friday for a new and exciting writing challenge.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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. Oh Listen Whit! Mommy's favorite song "JUMP"

2. What mommy? Jump? Okay!

3. Did I jump high? 12 feet?

4. Watch me! I can see my butt when I jump!

5. Frog? Nope. Kangaroo? Nope. Hyper child? Nope. Just me having fun.

Click on the links below and let some other bloggers make you smile:
The Bergham Chronicles             
Baking In A Tornado   

Friday, December 14, 2018

Dollhouse Blueprints - UYW

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. 

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:
Baking In A Tornado              
On the Border                        
The Bergham Chronicles           
The Blogging 911                       
Cognitive Script                       
Part-Time Working Hockey Mom

Ted paced the floor, something was not right. Here it was the fifth and the box had not arrived. He knew that would give him enough time to get the assembly done on the dollhouse but now he was worried about time. Staring down at the blueprints, he wasn't feeling very confident. WHAT was he thinking?! He had never built anything before in his life.
Now his precious 4 year old was counting on Santa to bring her the long awaited Victorian doll house that ALL little girls and some women were dreaming of.

The tension was mounting, it was now the fourteenth! That gave him 10 days and with the pressures at work growing at an alarming rate he feared he'd let his little darling down.

Tucking in his little sweetie that night, he noticed on her nightstand a photo, it was the dollhouse. Oh sweet Lord he thought, how, just how can I let her down? Please, please let it arrive and please let it be simple to build.

The twenty-third arrived and still no dollhouse. He had looked around town and no one had any left. He was devastated, feeling pure sick to his stomach. He spent lunch every day that week calling around. Nothing. So when Ted arrived home from work that evening his wife's car was in the driveway. Why was it not in the garage?
Walking in the front door, wow this felt odd as he normally entered through the garage, his wife met him in the entry way. She had a comical look on her face. She said, "honey...step into the garage please" now he was puzzled and worried. Not that damn water heater again, the plumber said it was fixed. Oh crap, it could be the washer, it really had seen better days.
Walking into the garage he stopped. WHAT is this?! A HUGE box sat where his wife's car should be.
She said, "you tell me." and giggled.

What was so dang funny? he thought. He knew it couldn't be the dollhouse, the dimensions of the box were all wrong. IF this was it...or some variation, it would be an entire metropolitan city and not a Victorian dollhouse inside.

There was a letter attached. He opened it, read it, shook his head, reread it and looked at his wife. He walked over to the box and very gingerly cut the straps holding the top on, he peered inside. Stepping back, he looked at his wife, stammered and said... LOOK

She had read the note and like Ted reread it. What, how, who?

The note said,

Dear Ted,

I know you've been overwhelmed at work and very worried about the dollhouse, it's timely arrival and the assemble of said dollhouse. I wanted to give you something you asked for that would mean the most to you and would be remembered for a lifetime.
A beautiful Victorian dollhouse, completely assembled by my most trusted workers.
Believe in the miracles of Christmas.
Merry Christmas Ted and enjoy the moments

Your words are:
dimensions ~ assembly ~ mounting ~ variation ~ metropolitan ~ fifth
It was submitted by:  

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Ccccold Days!! - Poetry

Welcome to the December issue of poetry...this month's theme is Cold Days. If you haven't stopped by before, each month several of my blogger friends get together, pick a theme, and write poetry, prose, haiku or free verse to said theme. I hope you'll stop by each one and see how each person interruperted the Cold Days theme.
Bundle up, stay warm and enjoy your day.

Ccccold Days!!
Cold days upon us
Snow falls gently all around
Frosty stands proudly

# 2
Snow drifts standing tall
Snowballs flying high and fast
target hit, man down

# 3
cold and dreary days
hot chocolate by the fire
cold nose and warm toes
Lydia of Cluttered Genius

Friday, December 7, 2018

Kitty Purrs -SSS

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 8 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. 

I'm sure the title has you curious...kitty purrs. Ah, kitty purrs. I love it when my big ol' love bug Beau crawls in my lap and his motor gets to running. I can feel bad, be sick as a dog, mad or just having a blah day but when he nudges me for petting and gets his purr box in gear I can't help but smile. Sometimes it has been through tears but smiling nonetheless. He can always make me feel better. Beau is my sunshine and has seen me through some dark days.
Oh don't get me wrong, there are other things that make me smile and brighten my day. My little grand daughter's laughter, the kitties chasing a fly, watching the hummingbirds at the feeder by my office window, a text from a friend. The list is long and I'm very grateful for each and every one.
There are days where I feel blue. Not always sure of the reason, but I can hop on YouTube and search for babies laughing, silly kitty or puppy videos, or scroll through the DAB group and see all the request for prayer and remember just how blessed I am. These things help the blues to leave or at least lessen.
Taking a walk outside in the sunshine, turning on some dance music and jumping around the living room. These things can chase away the blues and help brighten my day.
How about you? What brightens your day?

Here are a few things around my home that make me smile...besides my husband, son and kitties.

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                 
The Lieber Family Blog              
The Bergham Chronicles              
The Blogging 911                      
Cognitive Script                     
Never Ever Give Up Hope       
Part-Time Working Hockey Mom       

Your “Secret Subject” is:
What are some of the small things that can brighten up a day for you?
It was submitted by: