In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold. ~Ben Aaronovitch, Broken Homes

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday Centus #64

It's Saturday Centus again - in a nutshell, Jenny Matlock gives us a prompt from either herself or a guest submitter and then we have to write 100 or words less related to the prompt (the prompt doesn't count toward the 100 words) Then link it up to her blog. It's open until the following Saturday, so that means you have all week to participate by either reading or writing.  The prompt is in blue.  http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/search/label/Saturday%20Centus

It's another shake up week.  We can use up to 15 words plus the prompt.  This will not be part of my continuing Centus.




Before I die I want to try and figure out what my purpose was for being; and if I fulfilled it. 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Random thoughts

1.  Last weekend I had to do my least favorite thing, go clothes shopping.  We're going to a wedding in a couple of weeks and I had to buy an outfit.

2.  Oh my goodness the weather.  I guess I shouldn't ask if it could get any hotter or muggier because I'm sure it could, ha.

3.  We're supposed to have our trees trimmed tomorrow.  We'll see if they come or not because of the heat.

4.  Mom's going to have the other cataract surgery done in August.

5. We have had about 4 or 5 cucumbers from the garden.  I always forget how good home grown ones are until I eat the first one.  Yummy!! 

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Saturday Centus #63

It's Saturday Centus again - in a nutshell, Jenny Matlock gives us a prompt from either herself or a guest submitter and then we have to write 100 or words less related to the prompt (the prompt doesn't count toward the 100 words) Then link it up to her blog. It's open until the following Saturday, so that means you have all week to participate by either reading or writing.  The prompt is in blue.  http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/search/label/Saturday%20Centus

This week is a shake up week with ONLY 25 words plus the prompt.

I'm still continuing my story.  You can go back here to read the  Past centus's




"I don't envy you cutting that grass.  Gramps would always say I'm not getting any younger when he did it".


"I just started and I'm already thinking that". 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Madonna

Remember this statue I took from Mom's house when we sold it? 

A couple of weeks ago, hippie finally decided to move it before we had the patio enclosure done. We never had the chance yet to try and fix it.  It's very heavy.  When he tried to pick it up the whole Madonna broke apart.  It was filled with ants.  Mom would be sad if she knew, I'm not going to tell her.  Her and dad carried it home on the bus years and years ago. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Random thoughts

1.  I've hardly been on the computer.  I've been so busy.  I'm like almost 1000 blog posts behind, oh my, lol.

2.  Mom's leg where she needed the stitches is looking good except for the scab.

3.  Mom also had her right eye cataract surgery last week.  It was like a miracle.  When I went in to see her after it was done she could see immediately.  Wow!!  She wanted to have the other one done right away, ha.  We have to go back on the 21st and if everything is good, we'll set up an appointment for the left eye.   She is SO happy that she can see.  I think she wasn't doing arts and crafts anymore because she couldn't see.  Yesterday she participated and strung a necklace with beads.

4.  Hot, hot, hot.  That's what it's been around here.

5.  We had our first green beans from the garden over the weekend. Yummy!!

6.  Do you all know Michael Symon from the Food Network?  He has a couple of restaurants around here and he's opened a couple of new ones called the B spot.  I went with the Dinner Friends a couple of weeks ago.  It's primarily a hamburger and brat place.  It was about one of the best burgers I've eaten.  The place is very small but what was neat was the whole front of the restaurant was opened to the outside.  Pretty cool.

7,  I can hardly contain my excitement about getting the patio enclosure.  It's hard to wait, lol.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Saturday Centus #62

It's Saturday Centus again - in a nutshell, Jenny Matlock gives us a prompt from either herself or a guest submitter and then we have to write 100 or words less related to the prompt (the prompt doesn't count toward the 100 words) Then link it up to her blog. It's open until the following Saturday, so that means you have all week to participate by either reading or writing.  The prompt is in blue.  http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2011/07/saturday-centus.html

This is a continuing story - 59, 60, 61


“Hi Frances, it’s nice to finally meet you.   How do you like the cottage?”

“I love it but I’ve got a lot to do to make it my own.   So, your running for mayor”.

“Yep”, he said.  “Would you be interested in putting a sign on your lawn for me?”

“Sure, why not”.

He brought it out and the sign read Vote for Will, He won't be a pill.

Frances started to laugh when she saw it and couldn’t stop.

“I know it’s corny” and he laughed with her as he pounded the sign into her front lawn

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Saturday Centus 61

It's Saturday Centus again - in a nutshell, Jenny Matlock gives us a prompt from either herself or a guest submitter and then we have to write 100 or words less related to the prompt (the prompt doesn't count toward the 100 words) Then link it up to her blog. It's open until the following Saturday, so that means you have all week to participate by either reading or writing.  The prompt is in blue. http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2011/07/saturday-centus-oh-say-can-you-see.htm


This is a continuation of my two previous centus's.   1
                                                                                 2

Frances was just beginning to read the letter when she thought she heard music.   She put the letter in her pocket; walked to the front sidewalk and looked down the road.   She could hear Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light.  It was a van with speakers on the outside.   As it reached her house, she could see a big sign saying Vote for Will for Mayor.

The van stopped .  A young man got out.  “Hi, my name’s Will.  I’m running for mayor.   My family originally owned this home.”


“It’s very nice to meet you Will.  My name is Frances”.