Mumbles … chaos

I’m at a loss.  My mind is too filled with packing and clean-up thought to come up with anything for silkscreen.  I do have a couple of silkscreen shirts I wear.  I remember taking a class trip to an art studio to learn about the silkscreen process.  But that is where the thoughts stopped.

We have 6 days to get packed here at the apartment and get the house ready to be moved into… we are not going to be ready at the house I know.  Kitchen remodel took longer than expected.  We are still without a light and the floor tiles still sit in boxes.  The new doors and drawers are still waiting to be made.  The shower in the basement still waits for walls.  We do have most of the old furniture out so our stuff can move in.  I am approaching full panic mode!

So, I hope to be able to stay somewhat up to date on my daily prompts, but if I miss one or two please forgive me for my absence.  I will at least try to read posts still as we go through these next few days.  Now I must go and box up the winter clothes and then head over to the house to do some more work there… I am approaching exhaustion.  Wish me luck!


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


Clouded View

My vision blurs

As the mist falls

Leaving spots on my glasses

Like your point of view

Of our relationship

It is all distorted

Into a happy home

But I am not happy

I haven’t been

For a long time now

And you can’t even see it

Hazy eyes see

Only half truths

As things fall apart

All around you and I

I am tired of

Picking up the pieces

If you will take the broom

I’m willing to try

If not

This is goodbye


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

Mumbles … gratis

This was a tough Father’s Day, and I expected it would be.  At least I was still able to connect some with my Dad.  I am buying out my sister’s half of Dad’s house and moving in nine days.  In the meantime, we have to clean out and do some repairs on the house built in 1920.  We started with the kitchen but ran into problems and more work than we originally planned.  But now it is down to the trim to paint and the floor to replace.  Would be great if it was done before we move, but I am doubting that now.

Today was about moving things out so the window people can come in and measure for new windows.  So, we had a couple of tables, an entertainment center, a dresser and a few odds and ends we were getting rid of, and boy were the “bargain shoppers” out today!  We had people looking through all the stuff we were putting to the curb for garbage.  The pile of gratis items did shrink some before we left for the night.  I imagine there will be less tomorrow when the trash-man comes to collect it all.

I got to see the physics paper Dad got a B+ on today, some old photos of him, and a cool sign he got when he retired from the police force after more than 40 years.  I got to be reminded of his woodworking skills as we moved things from the bedrooms, he had done a lot of work on.  Smiled when I saw some jokes he had hung up by his desk.  It was kind of another trip down memory lane and so I feel I was still close to my dad today.  And with all the stuff we put to the curb we made a few people in the neighborhood happy.

I hope all you fathers out there had a great day.  And everyone should cherish your Dad… you never know how much time they have left.


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

Walk This Way

she did not walk into a room ever

she would sashay for all to see

always needing to be the center of attention

she was a beauty indeed


he did not walk into a room either

he would swagger for all to see

always needing to turn heads his way

he was handsome indeed


they almost walked into each other

each stunned by the others looks

always needing each other’s attention

they became an attractive couple indeed


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

Let’s Make A Deal

Show me what you have to offer

And I will show you my heart

Bargain with me until

We strike a deal of love

I will pay for your emotions

With the beating of my heart

If the cost becomes too high

We will reconsider our deal

But until that time comes

I will yearn for you each day

And do all that I can

To honor this deal of love


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challange (FOWC) – bargain

Mom Knows Best

Karen let out a sigh and turned the page in her book again.  “Mom, I just don’t get this question at all,” she said.  “And I’ve read the assignment a million times now.”

Diane went over to the table where her daughter sat and said, “What is the question?”

“We are supposed to answer these five questions from the reading, but this third one just isn’t in the reading.”

“I’m sure your teacher wouldn’t give you impossible homework.  Why don’t you read it out loud.”

Karen read the three pages again and suddenly understood, saying, “Thanks mom, you’re the best.”


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

Seven Years

The image in the mirror

Does not reflect

All that I am


The image in the mirror

Only tells you

Half the story


The image in the mirror

Is someone

Lost and alone


The image in the mirror

Shows me

Life is fading


Turning to black

An ugly existence

Stares menacingly back at me


I make a fist

And smash the glass

To end this dreadful life


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