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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
Christina’s rules for this challenge
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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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What a Month This Week Has Been!

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I swear, the older we get, the faster time seems to go by. Unfortunately, last week felt like an entire month, and I for one am glad it’s over and the weather is warming up. Not forgetting those still suffering power, water, and clean up emergencies, but whew! Now to pay the bills! Hopefully, they won’t break it off in our collective booties. Sorry for the language, but you know it’s coming! 🤬

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So, who is responsible, what is next, and should we be optimistic about the months to come? Check out what The Morning Brew has to say about all of this, and help me earn a cool sticker for my naked laptop! Everyone who subscribes to this FREE newsletter, is another referral for me and a chance to win a sticker. Unsubscribe any time, but I’m betting once you start reading this newsletter, you won’t want too! Thanks in advance!

 

This is the month for two family birthdays, Dave (my hubby), and Sean – my oldest, have birthdays on the 24th, and the 27th respectively. Send them some good vibes and happy thoughts, they both need them this week!

Happy birthday! 🎂🎈🎉🎁

 

The good news is it’s currently 54 degrees with a projected high of 66 degrees today!! Yea!!

Y’all have a great Monday! Peace out!

 

 

Word of the Day Challenge

 

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We Have Science to Thank 02-21-21

Well, today’s WOD Challenge word is science, which is appropriate after the week we have all experienced nationwide. I guess for good or bad, we have science to thank for the advancement of the human race, but remember, nothing would have been possible without God. I tried my hand at an acrostic poem explaining the word Science.

Photo credit Micheal Longmire for Unsplash


Science is the enterprise organizing explanations of the universe

Creating a dependency on electricity, machinery, medicine, and all that’s diverse

Inventing designer animals, cures for disease, trends in food and recipes

Ever evolving necessities, like space travel, safer vehicles, and medicinal quantities

Note the branches; natural, social, and applied sciences lead to the emergence of policies

Communities using these philosophies to live in harmony

Even challenging God’s existence, however can that be?

 

As a person who worked in the medical field, I understand having a love/hate relationship with science. I know that it’s necessary, and without it, so many people would have died from disease, yet I also believe that God exists and He gave us the ability to think and reason. This somewhat philosophical post was brought to you by the Word of the Day challenge.

Speaking of God, let’s all thank Him for this beautiful warm day, the fact the snow has melted, and for all the people working to get power restored, water pipes fixed, and groceries back on the shelves!! Have a blessed Sunday!

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