Record With a Skip

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I am not a stranger to troubles, and I am far from impervious to pain.  I sit here on a higher pain day glad my feet have stopped “burning” finally.  I took one of my pain pills and massaged my feet a while… something finally helped.  I have clouded thoughts of emptiness after two really fun weekends with a visiting friend so now when she is gone back home, I feel pretty empty again.

I am still working on catching up… I know I sound like a broken record, record, record.  But I am really trying.  I have been busy with therapy and doctor visits.  Now my cat is going to the vet for tests.  And there are the usual trips to the store a couple of times a week.  With the heat of summer, I am just wiped out!

So just to touch base I am still at it.  If I get a couple of posts in a day, I will feel good about gaining a little ground. If I don’t, I will hope to at least get one done to not lose any ground.  Maybe by next weekend I will be updating less than a week behind instead of more.  But it is what it is…

I hope everyone has a good week and happy blogging!  (((HUGS)))

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

They Said WHAT…

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“Great discoveries and improvements invariably involved the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself.” – Alexander Graham Bell

“If people are failing, they look inept. If people are succeeding, they look strong and good and competent. That’s the “halo effect.” Your first impression of a thing sets up your subsequent beliefs. If the company looks inept to you, you may assume everything else they do is inept.” – Daniel Kahneman

“In 70s America, protest used to be very effective, but in subsequent decades municipalities have sneakily created a web of “overpermiticisation” – requirements that were designed to stifle freedom of assembly and the right to petition government for redress of grievances, both of which are part of our first amendment.” – Naomi Wolf

“Science is a self-correcting discipline that can, in subsequent generations, show that previous idea’s were not correct.” – Brian Greene

For Fandango’s One-Word Prompt (FOWC) – subsequent

Thirst Satisfied

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My head is pounding

Matching the beat

Of each thunderclap

My shoes are drenched

And slosh with every step

Hail bounced off my car

And my umbrella is at home

This summer storm

Has ruined my day

But think of the flowers

Not torn to shreds

This is the drink

They have needed

This terrible day

Has a positive spin

When days later

The roses will bloom

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

No Rush

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I pull my coat closer

Bundled up for heat

The wind howls

As the snow flies

And I think of you

How your words

Have turned cold too

Distant and few

Honestly I feel alone

Even when I’m with you

So I trudge through

growing piles of snow

In no rush to go home

Enjoying a little of true solitude

Before you make me feel invisible

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

Hello Goodbye

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You said hello

And I started to resist

But you lured me with friendship

And I believed I was worth it

You painted a picture or hope

You made me human again

Then as suddenly as you came

You slammed the door shut

Left me without a ghost of a chance

To trust anyone again

And now I sit and wonder why

You never even said goodbye

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


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A healthy pink bundle

That seems so delicate

She possesses the power

To melt my heart

Her ten tiny toes

And the little fingers

She will reach for me with

All make her perfect

Ultimately proud of who

She grows up to be

Forever my baby

My namesake in life

A woman in bloom

The future is hers

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

Like a Leif on a Stage…

I am sure a lot of you are thinking of the song “Runaround Sue” with this prompt… me too! I recall a story of the DJ who did our wedding reception. He asked if there were any songs we should stay away from. We couldn’t think of one but wondered why he asked. He had been at a wedding and played the song Runaround Sue like he often did… the place went silent. The bride was Sue and there had been a shaky period with her and her new Groom. The DJ said he now always asked if there were songs he should stay away from. I will forever think of that story with this song.

And now a less played version, from my youth, of Leif Garrett singing the song…

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

Put In The Work

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There is a problem

We need to face it

Before it overtakes us


There are some issues

We need to tackle

Before they grow too big


Communication has broken down

We need to fix it

If we are to survive


No matter how I say it

The bottom line is

We need to work on us

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