Closed For Repairs

Can we even fix this

Is there an easy way

To fall in love again

Distant for so long

It seems we are strangers

if only we can rectify

the space between you and I

and find a way to embrace

what we discover as the start

of something brand new


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – rectify

A Family of Three

She had been thinking about adopting a pet but had yet to stop and see what they had at the local animal shelter.  On a whim she turned down Fifth street to stop in and look.

Stepping into the office she saw a basset hound sleeping on a pillow in the corner.  She approached the receptionist who was petting a tabby cat behind the desk.  “Can I see the cats for adoption?”

“Certainly, we are at capacity for cats.  We need to make room.  Were you looking for a cat or a kitten?  We have a pair of adorable siblings that are 3 years old that have surmounted a lot of past abuse to becomes some of the gentlest cats I have ever seen.”

“Can I see them?”

“Sure, follow me.”

They walked down a hallway into a large room full with cages of cats and kittens.  “Here we are.  The tuxedo cat is Mr. Tennison and his sister is Emily.”

Falling in love instantly with the way the two of them were cuddled up next to each she was sold.  And within twenty minutes the cats were on the way home with her.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – surmount

Mystery Blogger Award


Sadje from keep it alive  has nominated me for the mystery blogger award.  THANKS Sadje! ❤ Sorry it took me so long to answer it!

The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.  It was created by OKOTO ENIGMA whose site is  here.

The Rules

Put the award logo/image on your blog

List the rules

Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog

Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well

Answer the 5 questions you were asked

Tell your readers 3 things about yourself

-You have to nominate 10 – 20 people

-Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog

Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question

-Share a link to your best post(s)


The questions…

     1. What are your aspirations in life?

To love deeply, to appreciate the little things and to help others.

     2. If you had $5000, what charity would you donate it to?

It would either be the local food bank or Good Neighbor… when I was unemployed and practically out of money they helped me with food and bills.  That is something I want to pay back.

     3. What is your favorite kind of music to chill out to?

I would say soft rock or a little meditation music off of YouTube.

     4. How would you rate your experience on WordPress?  1 being lowest, 10 being highest.

8 or 9 … the community is awesome!  The technical issues from time to time are a little annoying.

     5. Have you gained real friendships through blogging?

I would say so.  I think it is easy to do because as writers we share a lot of ourselves.

Three thing about me…

  1. I went on stage during a concert once.
  2. I want to go back to college or at least take some night classes – if I ever get the money to.
  3. I have been in 4 accidents driving… one was a no fault (icy roads) and the other were all the other drivers fault.

I am a rule breaker and will not nominate 10 to 20 people… instead anyone who wants to can answer my questions.

  1. Do you like your middle name?
  2. Have you ever been a witness to a crime?
  3. What is your favorite sport?
  4. Have you ever sang karaoke?
  5. If you could travel anywhere free of charge where would you go?

And now to share a “best” post… they are all special to me in some way but I will link to one I did many years ago.  It was the first blog where I included a poem.

So one and all join in on the fun, answer some questions and share a blog!  You have been nominated!



Mumbles … Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Today is September first… a day of mixed emotions.  This is the start of ovarian cancer awareness month.  I have mentioned before I had and beat breast cancer.  During that time there was an angel on earth who helped me through my chemo treatments.

She helped me through because she had been through chemo twice by that time for ovarian cancer already.  She gave me heads up on what she went through and some of those little things that the doctors just don’t tell you about.  Wigs get HOT in the summer.  The metallic taste in your mouth may be overwhelmed by a certain flavor item, for her it was root beer, me salty potato chips.  And drink or suck on something cold during treatments or you will get canker sores in your mouth (don’t know WHY this works, but it does).

Unfortunately, the cancer came back for her again.  She fought; she fought with an unending raw courage.  I remember the last time I saw her, yellowed skin from jaundice and using a wheelchair due to weakness and fatigue, she was still smiling and cracking jokes.  She refused to let it win.

She died about 2 weeks later.  I barely knew her family, but I was there for the funeral.  She was a beautiful spirit that I feel so fortunate to have known.  That is why every September I try to do what I can to spread awareness.  It can be an ugly disease, but early detection is key.  Please take a minute to recognize the symptoms and read the facts.  For more information I recommend this web site.

Ovarian cancer facts

ovarian cancer facts 2


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) and C. H.❤ – raw

Fandango’s Friday Flashback – August 30th

Fandango was a day late and a dollar short… does that make me two days late and in need of a two dollar bill? 🤔

Anyway, this is a poem originally posted here .  Check out more flashbacks from FFF here .Better yet dig back into your archives and joins in the fun!

One And Only

Just in time

Let’s start a rhyme

One of love

Sent from above

About devotion

And a lot of emotion

One never ending

It’s affection I’m sending

Straight to your heart

It’s where it all starts

So believe me when I say

I love you today

And for ever after

I’ll shout it from the rafter

You are my one and only

Without you I am lonely