Day: December 7, 2018

20 Questions “with friends”

Facebook has games you can play “with friends”. I thought I’d write up some interesting questions and see if my friends would like to play? I’m hoping so anyway 😀 

Tagging

Finish the Thought*

  1. Those words I couldn’t say…
  2. It’s quite simple really…
  3. Sometimes I forget…
  4. I can sum that up easily…
  5. A famous person born on my birthday is…

Firsts

  1. Job?
  2. Thought in the morning?
  3. Car?
  4. Decision you made as an adult? 
  5. Concert? 

This or That 

  1. Hamburger or hot dog?
  2. Mountains or beach?
  3. Electric or standard tooth brush?
  4. Call or text conversations?
  5. City life or country life? 

Would You Rather

  1. WOULD YOU RATHER BECOME A CREATIVE PERSON OR A TECHNICAL PERSON?
  2. WOULD YOU RATHER BRUSH YOUR TEETH WITH HOT SAUCE OR WITH RANCH DRESSING?
  3. WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE TWO PERMANENT LAZY EYES OR ALWAYS GET NOSE BLEEDS AT EXTREMELY EMBARRASSING MOMENTS?
  4. WOULD YOU RATHER EAT PIZZA EVERY DAY OR NEVER BE ABLE TO EAT PIZZA AGAIN?
  5. WOULD YOU RATHER ALWAYS GET STUCK IN TRAFFIC OR ALWAYS HAVE A REALLY SLOW INTERNET CONNECTION?
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#FF Almost Heaven

Thanks Dawn M. Miller for sharing your photo

The train rails were worn, covered in old stories of the good ol’ days. Blood, sweat, and tears poured upon this endless trail of iron. Especially in Summer’s heat, the work was hard. Someone had to do it, thus the age of booming industrial companies transporting cargo by train. The express ones, where passengers rested, were along tracks of gorgeous Cuyahoga forrest scenery. Up and down Ohio’s east side, history resonated with every choo-choo and every whistle horned.

The familiar old sounds sound a bit like heaven.

You can visit the Friday Fictioneer Challenge Here!

Your Christmas Gift

Sheryl’s Your Daily One Word Prompt: Gift

My Christmas Gift:

Wrapped in red and green,

And a silver bow atop,

The gift is small but mine

To give, without cease or stop.

Gift it to a child, to a stranger, or nurse.

The gift is stronger than any evil curse.

Whether it’s a birthday, a holiday

Or simply just because,

This gift is always a perfect choice,

Coupled with a hug.

So when you’re down, and life is hard

Seek the Man above,

Reassuring, you Sit and open your gift:

That of Agape Love❤️

Gifting love to each of you this beautiful season!

Both photos taken from Pixabay

Belligerent

Written for The Word of the Day Challenge: belligerent. 

“Beligerent doesn’t even begin to describe this community!” the church  uneasily responded to the Preacher. “However are we to have a peaceful protest, with the majority of our community-based population enraged with this recent innocent Hollowood boy killed by a police officer. He was simply walking home and had a Snickers bar in his pocket. ” the congregation declared. 

“We pray.” Preacher Johns calmly answered. “We pray for the families involved, the officials of our city, and for one another.” He continued. After growing silent for a few minutes, he finished with this, ” Evil can not withstand against love. We must choose to move forward love, living together, growing together, helping one another… Doing everything in the name of love.” 

Attitude Change

I just noticed a few “moms” unfriended me on Facebook.

I’m not on there often; it’s a rare occurrence I even have the app.

After I noticed this, I noticed something else… my attitude toward this situation changed.

Typically, I would panic. I would wrack my brain until I figured out why on earth she’d unfriend me. I would typically step into insecurities and begin my anxiety of “what did I do wrong? Did I offend her?”.

Today, my only thought I cared to invest into the matter is:

I’m not for everyone; and everyone isn’t for me.

There’s no explanation needed for what she or I do. We weren’t really “friends”; but, even then, people outgrow friends.

The moral to the story: Not everyone is going to like you. Not every person who steps into your life, will stay there.

Let me encourage you, it’s ok. You will be ok. Once you’ve found yourself, you will see what I mean.

Not Feelin Guilty

Chores really wasn’t something I’ve thought about since having my first daughter. Yes of course they NEED to learn responsibility. Yes of course I had them by 8 yrs old. I just haven’t ever thought about it, because, I’ve been too busy making sure my little humans stayed alive and fed, safe and clean.

As often as I do, my sink is loaded with repeatedly “soaked” dishes. I load up the sink, put the soap in while the waters running, and then turn the water off and walk away.

Rather than standing there and doing the final step myself, I’m making my girls do it. This was the most they’ve gotten along this morning.

WIN-WIN

30DS Challenge – Day 7

This song is one I’d play while driving. It’s a reminder of where I grew up. It’s a reminder of my former husband, and how much he LOVED the country. He was born in the PA foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. This really is such a bittersweet song.

Here’s another Case in the “Whoops” files

Ok, here’s my confession: I don’t read the entire set of instructions UNTIL after I’m upset with my failed attempt😂😂 I understand how counterproductive that is; however, it makes for a great future laugh.

AnyHoo: here’s my version of the snowglobe craft🤦🏼‍♀️! I do think my excitement got the better of me.

Suggestions IF you decide to do this craft (which are really cute and honestly not difficult):

    Read the instructions
    Sprinkle glitter on the white paint
    Wait for the paint to dry before doing anything else with it.
    Use pictures taken at a distance, that way you can use his/her whole body.
    Don’t limit yourself to the size of the template posted, just remember to cut the base of snow globe to proportion size.
    Remember the goal is to have fun and create.. not to seek professionalism;)

~ Nova🎄

MoonChild & Her Wolves

MoonChild has family roots that tie her to The Sioux Native Americans. She doesn’t live a lifestyle similar to her heritage; however, she respects and practices the basic fundamental truths.

One cold Friday night, Moonchild heard a noise outside her living room window. She’s never had issues with intruders; but, there’s a first time for everything. She grabbed her rifle, tucked in a locked box, behind her bedroom door, and stepped out onto her porch.

“Hello? Who’s out there?”, She shouted, with her rifle ready to fire. Being a single mom of two daughters, she was always ready to fight and protect.

She heard no response. She repeated the question, ” Hello?! I know you’re close. Come out into the light and no one gets hurt!”

Suddenly, she heard little whimpers.

“Huh??” She uttered.

Slowly, she made her way down the steps, and noticed several pawprint tracks in the snow. Her heart sunk; “Oh my!” She thought to herself. Whatever animal was close, couldn’t be very big. The prints explained that much.

She slowly stepped off the last step, and moved toward the direction of the prints. The moon was full, a beautiful blue and lit up the snow.

Just around the backside of her tool shed, huddled in a hole dug in the far right corner, where a beautiful pack of cold baby wolves.

She stared for a moment, then fell to her knees. Slowly, to not spook the babies, she sat on her heals and waited. MoonChild knew wolves were loyal to thier pack. If they were here, it’s highly likely adults of the pack were close.

The waiting turned into twenty minutes, and the North Dakota snow drift, especially this time of night at this time of year, is deadly. As if these precious babes understand her concern, they slowly made their way toward her. Sniffing first, to endure safety, one by one, they circled her.

She continued to be still, intuitively realizing she felt their trust. After another ten minutes, they were bouncing on and licking her.

Quickly, she gathered her precious pups, and hurried inside. They surely needed food and water.

Photo credit: The Haunted Wordsmith

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