I have read like five days’ worth of posts each the last couple of days and for the first time in MONTHS I see the days distinction in when the post was published instead of a date. I see the light at the end of the tunnel so to speak and in my push to start fresh for February I just need this last day. Then the month will begin my goal of keeping up with each day and posting more poems in the coming days and weeks. I have really missed sharing my writing and challenging myself to write “off topic” of what I usually do with some of the more interesting word prompts I find.
So, by the time I fall asleep tonight I will be once again caught up, have posted for the first and will be ready to read a little more at my leisure tomorrow. Thanks for sticking with me during my crazy long time I was behind and less visual. Now, off to read my last five days.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – yield
“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” We have all heard these words and attribute them to the US postal workers… not really sure how it came to be that way as the words were attributed to Greek historian Herodotus back about 2500 years ago. I just couldn’t help but think about them in my own way…
Neither depression nor anxiety nor pain nor fatigue from fibro stops this writer from her trusty blogs. But life, that bitch always gets in the way! I just can’t believe I am now MORE than a month behind. I keep thinking I should scrap my plans to catch up but then again I feel bad for all the hard work you put into your blogs, I don’t want to miss something good. But I have to draw the line some where. So this is my commitment to read like a mad woman. I will try not to comment much, but sometimes I just have to.
By the end of the month if I have not made a sizeable dent in the past blog log, I will wipe the slate to zero with profound apologies (and don’t be afraid to recommend one of your blogs you are especially happy with during that time to me) and start fresh on February first.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – neither
I thought it was time for a little Mumble… and by the time the heat hits 90 in the next few days mumbling may be all I am doing as it is just too darn early to turn on the air conditioner (my opinion my change on that if we truly do have 4 days of upper 80s and low 90s). But I planned ahead when I saw the forecast and made my way to the store to buy a pedestal fan to circulate some air. It is merely 9am as I write this and already mid 60s and humid from yesterdays two inches of rain.
If you haven’t noticed, I am still not caught up with old posts, but I am still trying. I have however begun to try to hit the current posts of the day so I don’t double up on being behind. Little by little I will get it done. I really want to read all of the A to Z Challenge posts of those I follow so I will keep plugging away.
I just wanted to pop in and say hi. I need to go and open some windows to get the cool air in now. It was often a saying of my folks that whenever the temp was climbing higher to say, “We’re having a heatwave.” I just can leave that alone so here is the most famous heatwave I know of… Marilyn Monroe (sorry it is a pretty poor quality video).
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – heat
Everything…. We want everything to go smoothly, we have everything to do to get ready for the holidays and we think we have everything under control. Everything begins to overwhelm us and we worry about everything.
I am stuck here in my little corner thinking about everything… and it is getting to be too much when I have to choose between things I like or want to do. What I am trying to say is I REALLY want to get caught up, but it is looking less like I will. I am still going to try. I have started looking at daily posts as they come out for the day and then just writing for the days I am behind. I don’t know if I can keep that up as I struggle to get cards out NO LATER than Tuesday morning. I plan to have everything out tomorrow, but plans don’t always go right.
I still need a day for treats. I think this is my plan… letters and cards out Monday, treats on Tuesday and Wrapping Wednesday and Thursday along with shopping for any last minute things I realize I need. I think that covers everything. And with any luck I can still squeeze in WP. No matter what… when January first hit. I will concentrate on only January posts. If there is anything I am missing you think I should see just drop me a link in my comments. I still have all of the week after Christmas with nothing else going on to beat my deadline. But we will see how everything plays out.
THANK YOU all so much for everything… it is back to the reader I go!
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – everything
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
There has been a conspicuous absence of posts on my blog recently. I am back to being more than a week behind and I am trying to find a little time to write. My usual writing time is the quiet of the night after everyone has gone to sleep. However, life has kind of altered that as I have not been getting the sleep I need so therefor, I fall asleep many nights before I can write anything.
There has been a conspicuous void of words flowing during the day as there is usually too much going on and my boyfriend has the TV turned up so loud, I can’t think. So, by the time it has quieted down I am usually too tired to write. BUT a new week is here, and I have a plan or two for some me time. I know I focus on many other things but if I can just narrow it down to some thoughts that come only one at a time, maybe I can get caught up this week.
So, keep your eyes posted for incoming words… I am going to try again to catch up. Have a great week! (((HUGS)))
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – conspicuous
If only I had a magic wand. I think I would start with about 6 to 8 extra hours a day. I could maybe get enough sleep and still have extra time to get things done. It seams I had another fibro flare with lots of fatigue and have missed posts the last couple of days. I was going good and down to only 5 days behind and then fibro struck! Now I am back to a week behind. I STILL am hoping to get caught up before June. So I may not have as many comments to make, but I promise to read all posts and hopefully be creative enough to come up with a few decent posts myself.
What would you want to do with a magic wand? Would they be world altering wishes or more individual? What would you do with more hours in a day?
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – wand
I have not fallen off the face of the earth, I (unfortunately) did not win the lottery either, but I have fallen behind. A little lack of momentum, too many things happening at once and just not enough hours in the day. But I am doing all I can to slowly catch up. I will state here my goal is to be on track by the start of June. I hope I am not reaching too far with that goal… I have a full two weeks yet.
But speaking of the lottery, what are three things you would do if you won a big jackpot? I would hire a construction crew to redo my house… it is 100 years old and needs a lot of TLC. I would give my daughter a share for their house and a new car. And the first thing I would do… hire a lawyer and financial advisor. You have to make sure the money doesn’t destroy you, as I have heard of other winners doing. What about you? Come on, dream a little!
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – lottery
“As parents know, little children are, by their nature, without guile. They speak the thoughts of their minds without reservation or hesitance as we have learned as parents when they embarrass us at times. They do not deceive. They set an example of being without guile.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin
Just a little quote to share with this post … I have gotten very far behind and have set a goal to be back to at least only a day or two behind by the first of the year. I have been reading and writing as much as I can today. So, I once again ask for your patience in getting to your posts eventually. I really want to start the year out with a clean slate in front of me.
So it’s time to get back at it and think about the next FOWC. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah. It was certainly a different year with so many missing at celebrations and those gone for good. Be safe everyone … socially distanced (((HUGS)))!
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – guile