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WOD Challenge 07-25-21 Ivy Envy

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Ivy Envy

The ivy covered castle sat high above the sea

No longer a mighty fortress, so ivy grew there free

The stones, they may have crumbled

Yet beauty still remained

It’s verde colored carpet

Kept it’s memory unstained.

The ivy covered castle, is known both far and wide

The envy of grander castles

Takes it’s demise in stride.

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SoCS & WOD Challenges 07-24-21

God’s Paintbrush

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The sky was an impressive mix of colors, as if God’s paintbrush had been used to cheer up the dingy little town. Hues of blues, lavenders and pinks decorated the sky above the snow capped mountains, and the sleepy little town missed the whole picture.

I love sunrises as well as sunsets, especially on the beach, yet this picture captured so many beautiful colors mixed together, I just had to showcase this one!

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “color/colour.” Use it as a noun, a verb, or pick a color and write about it–use it any way you like. Have fun!

It’s a toast 95 degrees here in the Hills today and I’d rather be swimming while my hubby plays golf, but I need to ready my house for my dad to come spend some time here next week while my oldest son goes on vacation. I’ve bought new sheets and a mattress protector for the guest bed, I need to clean up the room and make space for his clothes, so he will feel at home.


Ricotta deserts with fresh blueberries

Next, I’ll get the refrigerator cleaned up and make room for the things I’ll be bringing from his house that he likes to eat. I’d like to make more of this dessert I made for myself last week, I think Dad would like it too.

It’s kind of a trial run of sorts, to see if one day he might actually decide he would like to live with us. I know I would worry a lot less, and then Sean could see what it’s like to have only himself to manage, only himself to pay for things, and get himself in the right mindset for being on his own again.

I know Dad is more comfortable in his own house, but he has stairs to deal with and sharing the space with Sean these last five years must be sometimes stressful. Without going into details, things need to change. By Wednesday, I hope to have everything ready for Dad to spend a week here with us, pray it all works out well! Maybe we will have a cooler night or morning to watch a sunrise/sunset together.

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WOD Challenge 07-22-21 Upside-Down World

Living in upside-down world feels surreal to me, and I get the distinct deja vu feeling we are going to start the nightmare all over again!

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Does anyone else feel like we are living in upside-down world? Where nothing makes sense, and everything seems to be the opposite of what it used to be?

Wrong is right, hate triumphs over good, God is out and sin and the devil are in, and so on???

Truth is covered up by lies, evil is celebrated, and I just can’t believe what is going on!

The powers that be are saying that the poor kids going back to school are going to have to wear masks again, and maybe the rest of us as well. The Olympics are plagued with threats of low viewership, new cases of Coronavirus, and Tokyo cases have spiked – I’m surprised they are being aired at all!

I used to be full of light and positivity, seeing the good in everyone. I’m having a hard time with that lately, but I keep trying. I just hope it doesn’t get me in trouble, trusting someone I shouldn’t.

I stopped watching the news because of all the lies, maybe I should stop reading it too, it just brings me down.

Tell me something good, as Chaka Khan used to say!

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Blastoff 💥07-20-21

i’m going to forgo the word of the day challenge to bring you the live viewing of Jeff Bezos blue moon rocket ship traveling into space!

This is a historic day. I realize that Richard Branson already went up but Jeff Bezos is supposed to go a little farther into space and then back down with the oldest astronaut on board as well as the youngest. The crew also includes Jeff Bezos and his brother.

Get ready for blastoff!
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WOD Challenge 07-18-21 Nobody Expects to Win

More interesting light fixtures at Winstar

Nobody expects to win at a casino.

However, losing still sucks, because even though you don’t expect to win, you have high hopes. Oddly enough, we won back more more money at the penny slots than the dollar ones, yet we still lost our money in the end. Alas, we still had a good time because we were there for more than just gambling.

I give you a parting shot as we were leaving this morning, I guess I’m obsessed with lighting, as I found these very interesting light fixtures. We had a lovely time, and now it’s back to business as usual. What can I look forward to next? I better get to planning something, lol!

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