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WOD Challenge 02-25-21 Success!

Yesterday, Becky and I hit the stores after a yummy Thai lunch and did our level best to find Mr. Dave a birthday present. He’s a hard customer to buy for, lol. When he wants something, he just goes and gets it.

We went to a new outlet store near us called Ollie’s and Becky made out like a bandit! I found a few small things and off we went to another store. Well, we had to detour to my dad’s house to take him cards for Dave and Sean because he can’t go shopping for himself anymore, so after that we went to Academy.

The ideas we had been tossing around seemed ok, but just not quite right. An air fryer, a bunch of things related to cooking crawfish…

It was pure serendipity that I remembered he mentioned needing new running shoes and here we were in a store that sells those very things! So, I got him a pair, and a pair of Dr. Scholls inserts. and Becky got him a generous gift card from herself and Chris. She had also bought him a cool cookbook ( at Ollie’s) with recipes for an Instapot and/or an Air Fryer. So he had a good day because she also stayed and had dinner with us. We had a wonderful day together and then she stayed for dinner. Win, win!

This little account of our day is brought to you by the Word of the Day prompt. Thanks for all of you that wished Dave a happy birthday 🤗


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WOD Challenge 02-24-21 Happy Birthday!

The word of the day is theme, and the theme is BIRTHDAY at my house!!

Today is my dear hubby’s 59th birthday! He’s come a long way, and I am so proud of him and all of his accomplishments! He’s my soulmate, best friend, traveling partner, fishing buddy, father to my children, fabulous provider, all around DIY guy, and more!

Lately things have been strained for him and stress is no good! I want him to have the best birthday, no cares, relaxed and fun-filled…too bad he’s got to work today. ;(

He has never made a big deal of his birthday but I always want them to be special. Not having much money, maybe I can whip him up a fabulous dessert. I did sweep the leaves out and sort of straighten up the garage. I am more of a practical gift giver, and I tend to do helpful things in leu of fancy presents.

My soon to be daughter-in-law is coming over today to help me shop and plan for his birthday. I am looking forward to time with her!

Help me make his birthday special, if you have time, send him a happy birthday on Facebook! Look for David K. Smyth 🙂

Thanks in advance!

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CCC #120 Natures Comforts

Nature’s Comforts

Take a seat in my moss grown comfort

Let me caress you with softness

Close your eyes and listen to my cacophony of birdsong

Smell the green growth of Spring, the promise of tomorrow

Relax in my arms and let me comfort your soul

Christina says:

Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUNHere’s how it works:Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.)
You respond with something CREATIVEHere are some suggestions:An answering photoA cartoonA jokeA captionAn anecdoteA short story (flash fiction)A poemA newly minted proverb, adage or sayingAn essayA song—the lyrics or the performanceYou have plenty of scope and only two criteria:Your creative offering is indeed yoursYour writing is kept to 150 words or lessIf you post a link in the comments section of this post I’ll be able to find it
If you include Crimson’s Creative Challenge as a heading, WP Search will find it (theory)
by ‘Searching’ in the WP Reader (fingers crossed)Here’s wishing you inspirational explosions. And FUN
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WOD Challenge 02/23/21 Sobering News


So! Did anyone take advantage of my link yesterday to get the FREE newsletter from The Morning Brew? If so, I guess you saw today the very sobering news about the coronavirus toll (if those numbers can be believed) which is at half a million deaths in the US. All flags on federal property will be at half-staff to mourn the deceased.

NASDAQ and S&P are both down, but the DOW, Gold, 10-yr, and oil markets are up for those of you who monitor this sort of thing.

Speaking of sobriety, yesterday Jay-Z sold 50% stake in his champagne brand, Armand de Brignac (Ace of Spades) to LVMH to try and prove that luxury and hip-hop just naturally go together. I could care less, but maybe someone out there does. 😉

In my other newsletter I read, (1440 Daily Digest) some of that news is repeated with more detail, plus, there are many more interesting stories, news, and puzzling tidbits, like why this ‘Nyan Cat’ crypto art sold for 300 ETH which equals $560,000!!!

Now, I don’t even pretend to understand cryptocurrency but if you got in on it in the beginning, you might be wealthy by now. But are you really? Who’s to say until someone finally cashes out. I don’t understand it at all. Bitcoin, dogecoin, its all Greek to me.

Okay, I’ve been diverting myself from the real issue, which is my sobriety.

I like to drink a cocktail every once in a while but I don’t think I’m headed for alcoholism unless we don’t get back to some state of normalcy soon. I mean, man I miss my friends! I miss going places and enjoying it, which I can’t because of wearing the stupid masks. My sobriety is depending on this…jk. I’m fine. Really. If I can skip days of drinking and have a cocktail every other night, or wait a week and have one on the weekends, I’m still in control. I do look forward to date nights for our weekly Mexican meal and a margarita. 😉

I am all for things like water and energy conservation (after the week we just had made these things very important to me), and even social distancing, but can we please shed the masks now??? 

Have a sober Tuesday, y’all, and let’s get back to the business of thawing out, studying our lessons, writing scads of material, getting our yards ready for spring, de-cluttering our houses, and everything else we need to do to progress through this crazy world! Do some fun stuff too, like the craft that makes your soul happy! Oh, and don’t forget to call your folks and grand folks at least once a week. They get lonely, even if they say they are alright!! Check in on your friends too, everyone is feeling isolated right now.

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