Writing Wednesdays: Hashtag Writing Life

My favorite day of the week is Thursday. I can hear the neighborhood begin to wake up at dusk with the early revilers. I love days with six letters like Monday and Friday.  They are shorter to type. I always have to speak Wednesday phonetically as I write it. I love Sundays because I am…

August, 1938

August.  Possibly my favorite month.  Full summer, with a hint of excitement for the fall.  The weather.  The freedom.  August. She goes mushroom hunting and finds more than just mushrooms.  We got bit up and scratched up and I got a handful of berries and a couple of mushroom and a spray of flowers. …I…

I May Have Rescued Two Dogs

You read that right.  I just might have rescued two dogs.  Here is the story: I texted my sister, Stefanie, the day after I got Cort.  I told her about it and sent pics.  She lost her mind over my dog.  I think she was thrilled because she knew how badly I wanted a dog…

Sunday Share: That is Some Crazy Caterpillar!

This Sunday Share is from a blog I adore.  The poem is just amazing as well.  I’ll share it here, but you gotta go check out the whole blog! It is from a blog called:  Life Lessons If I Follow the Wandering Poet jdbphoto Who cares if I swim naked in my pool? All other…

Some Things I Learned from My Luxurious Vacation

1.  I feel wonderful when I relax.  I also noticed that my down time is more productive when I’m relaxed.  At home, with at least a low level of anxiety that is always with me, I don’t read enough.  I don’t get enough sleep, enough sun, enough time looking someone in the eye and finding…

Travel Review: La Playa Beach Resort in Naples, FL

I have decided to give you an extra today to atone for missing a post while traveling.  Through his work, my husband and I got the chance to stay at La Playa Beach Resort in Naples, Florida. First, let me talk about the Gulf side of Florida.  Given my experience before this year I thought…

Excerpts, July, 1938 Modern Convinces, or Lack Thereof

Monday, July 11th, 1938 It was hard coming back to work today.  Last night sleeping on the porch was difficult.  The full moon shown in my face, my sunburn bothered me a little, and mosquitoes annoyed me.  It was very hot today although it rained twice.  I think the rain spoiled opening night at our…

Excerpts July, 1938 A Bit of Heartache and… A New Chance?

Monday, July 4th, 1938 Sometime I wonder if I’ll be happy.  Tonight I’m going to bed at nine.  The girls have gone to Forest Park to see the fireworks.  I didn’t go cause I didn’t like the way my folks said I could go.  Mother is still angry since Friday.  We girls went up to…

Writing Wednesdays: A Poem

I go back and forth about not titling a poem.  Is it just lazy?  An attempt to be cool?  Mostly it’s a missed opportunity.  And yet, if the poem seems to be asking to remain untitled, don’t I have to listen? Pelicans circle in flocks over the beach Attempting the grace of hawks on the…

July, 1938

I’m on my way to Florida!  Last time I went on vacation I got all of my post lined up and left my laptop at home.  I didn’t want to miss a post and I wanted to relax on my vacation.  That didn’t happen this time.  Getting a new dog is a lot of work…

Sunday Share: Great Blue Poetry

I love finding great writers, great poets!, on blogs.  This one I certainly enjoyed.  (As a bonus, I also related to this poem a bit.) It is from the blog: L’encre Turquoise Sophistication It’s a delight to watch How amidst the feet adorned with Jimmy-Choos yours are propped up bare, up on the chair, How…

The Vintage Photo Contest Winners!

Number 7 won by a landslide with 11 votes!   Number 9 came up next with 5 votes: J.L. would be happy to know he won so many hearts! 15 and 29 tie for third with 4 votes each. Honorable mentions are 22 and 23 and they had three votes each and they get honorable…