On Time

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“You need to get into the other lane and turn left up here,” she told the driver.  He kept going straight.  “Where are you going?  You missed the turn.”

The driver took a deep breathe and started to say, “There is less tr…”

“Now we are going to be late if you are taking this long route.  You shouldn’t have deviated from the directions I gave you.”

The driver inwardly rolled his eyes and just said, “Yes, ma’am. But I will have you there in plenty of time.” 

“You better or there will be no tip for you young man!”

(100 words)

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

Walk Gently Please

The traffic has not been heavy
It was lighter than I would have liked
But still a fair share
Have walked in and out of my life
The memories are mostly good
But the losses are hard
The footprints behind
Leave a permanent scar
And there are those in question
Whether they will stay or go
Who seem to be stomping
Both to and fro
It hurts me with the back and forth
Just make up your mind
Keep the traffic moving
Or you will get left behind


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

Destination You

Too many white lines
Blur my vision
Coffee is in my veins
As I try to fuel myself
My grip on the wheel
Has become too tight
Traffic is lite at 4 am
Lulling me into weariness
But the highway before me
Is the road back home
Back to you
And much needed peace


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

Happy and Grateful – Day 252

The kids are all in school, there is a growing crisp in the air.  Football games and shorter days fill the weeks.  It is September.  I have accomplished another month of acknowledging my happiness and gratitude every day.  Join me as I continue my goal of one year on this journey.  Please join in with your happiness and gratitude in the comments or your own blog post.  No matter how bad the day is there is always something worthwhile in the day.

It was the battle of the year… the day of the inner state rivalry between the Iowa State Cyclones and the University of Iowa Hawkeyes.  I am a Cyclone fan since my Dad went to school there, but this year it was not meant to be.  It was a great game to watch… close most of the game and it ended with overtime.  Alas they got the touchdown and we only got the field goal.  But it made me happy to watch it none the less.

Aside from the game… it was an ok day.  I have dealt with anxiety a lot today.  Just felt it lingering all day.  So I chose to stay home for the day.  I know it can often get worse if I drive through any kind of traffic, and game day always bring lots of traffic,  So I was grateful I was able to stay home and tried to remain calm.

Tonight I am trying to carve out a little time to relax with a book.  I decided to write first so I could actually get it posted before I fall asleep.  So I remind you to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 95

We have reached the month of April and I am still on course to post daily with my happiness and gratitude I have found.  Please join in if you feel like doing this too by sharing in the comments or on your own blog.  There is so much to be happy and grateful for.

Busy day today, too much anxiety, too much disappointment, but still there was a few moments of happiness and gratitude.

I had an out-of-town doctors appointment and I have lots of anxiety when I drive it.  BUT my daughter was off work and offered to take me there.  So that was a good thing today… avoiding the driving and seeing my daughter both.  We shared a nice lunch afterwards and got some coffee for the drive home.  One of the best things though… on the way home I had to squint because the sun was actually out!  Seems like it has been cloudy forever!

So in spite of all the negatives I was still happy to see both my daughter and the sun.  And I was grateful I did not have to drive in all the traffic.  Now I am going to put my negative flowing mind in a direction of sleep hoping to wake up in better spirits tomorrow with the sun!