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Happiness in Linus’ World-WOD Challenge-08-12-20 & One Liner Wednesday

Feliz Mercoles everyone!!

Brought to you today by Kristian and Linda, this double-duty post is saving me time and space, I hope you all don’t mind!

Okay, so I stole this off the internet, but I remembered Linus and his blanket the minute I saw the word for today!

Much like a warm blanket, is the heat we are experiencing right now, forcing most of us to hang around inside, so wish me a day of productivity and happiness at getting the job done! I have so much to do!

One-Liner Wednesday

Word of the Day Challenge

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WOD Challenge 1-11-20 Scheme

Good morning!

Andrew Neil for Unsplash

I have been writing daily since the beginning of the year thanks to Linda G Hill and her JusJoJan prompts inspired me so much. The results have been amazing! I have met some new and wonderful bloggers, further developed my writing habit and stretched my creative muscles a bit, written more on other blogs and publications, seen my following grow, and so much more. She had no idea how much her simple prompt would affect me and possibly other bloggers wanting a fresh start to the new year!

My goal (since I don’t really do New Year resolutions too well) was to scheme my way into earning a paycheck with my writing. Blogging is a way of networking after all, so it may open some doors that have been closed to me by simply getting more involved. Writing takes me out of myself and helps me focus on others, their lives, their needs, and maybe even teaches me something new.

The other positive thing that has happened is on Medium. I have tried to do the same thing there by publishing a poem a week, or a story on one of the many publications I have to choose from and wow! My participation has earned me lots of new followers and my stats were way up for this month already! Now, I won’t be able to pay the bills from what I earn on Medium unless I write exclusively there, but my network of people is growing and I am pleased as punch about that!

All of this is keeping me really busy, which is a good thing, and maybe my family will start to believe and support my writing more if I treat it like it’s my livelihood and not just a hobby. That’s not to say I’m going to start trying to monetize this blog, because I’m not. This is my happy place, where I can say what I want among friends. I can be creative and relaxed, just tell you a story or what is happened to me that day. I don’t want this blog to become a source of stress…it’s a place to put my words on a page, hence the name.

I just wanted to give a shout out to Linda for being my inspiration this year, helping me grow in so many ways! Thanks again Linda! Thanks also to Kristian and Cyranny for their WOD challenge prompts which I try to do daily if not several times a week!

 

Word of the Day Challenge

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SoCS and JusJoJan-1-11-20 Stormy, Crazy Weather

What a challenge Linda G Hill has given us today! If you want to play along, here are the rules:

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “the first 3 words of the first full sentence.” Okay, follow me here. This is what I want you to do: 1. Grab the closest book to you when you sit down to write your post. 2. Open it to a random page. 3. Locate the first complete sentence on that page. 4. Use the first three words of that sentence to start your post, then take it from there–write whatever comes to mind. That’s it! Have fun!

The book I’m currently reading on my Kindle (where I read most) is “Cold-Blooded: Killer Nashville Noir” by multiple authors including Jeffery Deaver, Anne Perry, and Donald Blain

 

And then there was a huge flash of lightning followed by a crash of thunder, yet the wind they were saying should be here just wasn’t. We were under a tornado warning, yet nothing was happening except rain, thunder, and the occasional flash of lightning. We kept our eyes glued to the news and weather, not bothering to go jump in the closet with all three pets because, well we live in Texas in one of the hottest areas of the metroplex, due to all the concrete. Tornadoes happen, just not in our neighborhoods.

We continued to watch way longer than was necessary, to the point of complete and utter boredom. It continued to rain all night but the supposed danger had passed, although the weather men wanted us to believe the danger was eminent, we gave up and went in the game room to play pool. It wasn’t likely we were getting any company on this wild and crazy night, so we had to entertain ourselves and I wanted to get off the couch for a while.

This morning the weather had turned from warm and wet to cold and windy, as I was typing my story my husband said from the kitchen, “It’s snowing!” I turned to look out of the dining room window and sure enough, snow was falling from the sky. It didn’t last long though, by the time I texted my three sons to the fact, it was over. They say we may get more flurries on and off all day, yet compared to tornadoes and heavy thunderstorms, a few snowflakes seem pretty tame.

 

Thanks to Linda for this prompt and all the others this month. Go to her website if you’d like to join in, it’s a great way to meet new and interesting bloggers!

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Escapist Coloring Club-New Pics!

Escapist Coloring Club

To join in yourself, go to Linda G Hill’s original post.

I’ve been working on my latest coloring project in between writing, working, and doing my Diamond Art, so needless to say, they have taken me a while! Some I had started a while ago and just finished up and one I just did recently.

My lively Toucan

Sometimes when I get done with a project, I look at it and say to myself, I wish I’d have thought that through. That is kind of how I feel about this guy! The leaves made me feel like they should have been green, but now looking at it, I’m not crazy about it. Maybe I have too many colors going on, idk. What are your thoughts?

Next, I have a project I started a while back, and since I have seen these birds in the wild, I think I like my color scheme a lot better.

Mr roseate spoonbill

The last entry is one I just finished up today, but I started several months ago (maybe even a year)! It’s another one I should have planned better, but it’s ok I guess. I should have done them mirroring each other but went rebel instead. 🤣

My not so in sync seahorses

So there you have it, that ought to cover me for a little while so I can get started on the next piece! I hope you enjoy and if you want to, I hope you get involved! I love seeing everyone’s  work!

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