Mumbles … Anticipate

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I want to post Carly Simon, but this is anticipate, not anticipation.  I have thoughts of The Rocky Horror Pictures show and antici … pation, but this is anticipate.  What do I anticipate?  I anticipate my boyfriend (who tested for and does not have Covid) has a sinus infection.  I anticipate Trump will continue to drag his heals about losing the election.  I anticipate lots of anxiety this winter with the virus running rampant.  I anticipate a successful and SAFE wedding for my daughter in January… or maybe that is a hope and a prayer.

I anticipate more loss and pain with the pandemic.  I anticipate fear about a rushed vaccine, or treatment.  I anticipate a rough winter as it snowed twice already in October.  Tonight, the northwest corner of the state is in a winter weather advisory.  I anticipate though, that it will be easier to shovel this winter as we replaced our very old 2 runner and grass driveway.  I anticipate a sigh of relief January 20th on inauguration day. 

So, I think I anticipate some sleep pretty soon and hope for a better day tomorrow. 

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

Water Flows

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She was crying

Without words to communicate

What was the problem

The tears flowed

And she cried out

At my ropes end

I had to find a way

To pacify my baby

She wouldn’t eat

She was dry

And she would not sleep

Finally I turned on the water

I needed a drink

Dry from trying to coo her quiet

And her sobs stopped

She began to relax

I turned off the water

She began to fuss

For the sake of peace

I raised the water bill

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

Blogger Recognition Award

I want to thank Sadje from Keep It Alive for nominating me for this award. Let’s see about the rules…

The Rules –

  1. Thank the blogger that nominated you and give a link to their site.
  2. Do a post to show your award.
  3. Give a summary of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice for any new bloggers.
  5. Select at least 15 other bloggers for this award.
  6. Let each nominee know you’ve nominated them and give a link to your post.

Why I started my blog

I suffer from depression and anxiety and started my blog to try to let some of my emotions out onto the computer screen.  It was really a love of writing and a need for sanity that brought me here.  I dream and use my imagination, but a lot of what I write comes from experience… I think it is better writing when it is honest and built in facts.   It kind of started with little blips of writing and now is mostly a daily challenge for me to write, a discipline like an exercise for my mind and spirit.

My advice

The first bit of advice is to write what you are comfortable writing.  Some people want to show very little of themselves and it may seem forced or not flow right if it is not a familiar and comfortable subject.  While others want to share a lot.  Some people like prompts, some don’t.  Just pick what makes you HAPPY.

My second bit of advice is don’t focus on the numbers too much.  I cannot lie, it is great to get another follower, but often they are just a number and not an active part of your blog – they don’t read, visit or comment on what you write.  Some people only follow you to have you follow them back with only the hope of boosting their numbers.  Numbers don’t matter like the interactions – likes and comments especially.  Have FUN!


Now I am supposed to nominate others… consider yourself nominated if you are reading this. I don’t like the thought of leaving someone out so I just nominate all my readers. Consider yourself notified.

Something Wasn’t Quite Right

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The ominous night stretched before me

A black ink sky without a single star

The moon was shuttered by the clouds

A howling wind moved the leafless trees

Each step I took echoed in the near darkness

A lone streetlight dimly glowed

As I approached my car a figure turned the corner

I quickly unlocked my car and got in

I was a bit spooked from the night

The figure continued to approach

He stood in front of my now running car

Just standing there staring at me

I was afraid to take my eyes off of him

I slowly put the car in reverse

He took a step forward

I backed up further and he began to walk

Keeping pace with my car

I was now in the middle of the deserted street

My car stopped and him still staring at me

I reached to the passenger seat to get my phone

The man moved to my left

I made sure my doors were locked

He carried something in his hand

But with the dimly lit street

I could not make it out until

He lifted his hand up with the axe in it

All I could do was scream “Oh, my God!”

… that’s when my alarm went off.

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

Wanna Try?

This prompt was original posted on Oct 30th… that would have been my mom’s birthday. Since she was such a big fan of Queen the fact that I instantly thought of this song’s lyrics was meant to be. “… recommended at the price, insatiable an appetite, wanna try?”

For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – insatiable

It’s Really No Secret

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Listen up

Move in close

You don’t want to miss this

I have some

Pertinent information

That concerns you

We’ve been friends

Ten years or so

And I have to tell the truth

My heart aches for you

When we are apart

And I often dream

Remembering you

We’ve laughed

I’ve cried

But through it all

We have always been friends

What I want you to know

Is I did

I do

I always will

Love you

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


“We need to disseminate the news to everyone.  The new company policy will start next week so make sure you check the call-in and vacation sheets to see who you need to call with the news.  This is an important move for us and I think it will bring the staff together.  That’s all for now, so it’s back to work everyone.”

The people in the room quietly filed out, I was one of them.  I didn’t hear any conversations like usual at the end of a department heads meeting.  I think everyone was in a state of shock.  I know I was.

The meeting had been about an idea for a new monthly gathering.  It was not your normal company-wide meeting though.  The boss had the idea that we all should meet once a month for yoga in the park.  He had recently had heart surgery and was very into doing good things for his body and wanted to spread the joy.  It wasn’t a bad idea, I guess.  I just think we may lose some employees over it if it is mandatory.

I went back to my desk and typed up an email for all of my staff.  I guess we will see soon how it goes over.

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

Oh, I Need To Buy That

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She sat on the floor unwrapping glass candle holders.  Looking up she saw me approaching and got a smile on her face, “Are you here to help me with all this new merchandise?”

I chuckled a little and said, “Yeah, what do you need done?”

She started to get up and I stopped her, “Wait, just tell me where to unload, you don’t have to get up and show me.”

“Okay, the boxes on the rocket cart need to go to the floral aisle.”

“I will go see what I can get done for you.”  I loved helping in crafts.

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