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Multi-prompt Post 9-21-22 Evil Beauty

Why would God put flowers on such an evil weed?

Even the leaves have thorns!!

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Ok, now that the first part is out of the way, I’ll make a second attempt at publishing this post!

I had my pictures, story, and explanation all typed out and it kept saying it was auto saving, however, when I returned home to check it, all but the two pictures was gone! Well, this post is not exactly a OneLiner Wednesday but I wanted to explain the pictures and include other stuff. So here we go again!

Firstly, yes, we are still here, but hope to be moved out this weekend to my brother’s house. Secondly, I just couldn’t, in good conscience, leave the corner garden in the state it was. I’m ashamed to admit it had gotten away from me, and the purslane and devil weed…whatever that ugly, evil thing is, had taken over. Oh, and the clover. Anyhoo, I got out there before it got hot and dug, chopped, and hoed my way through the mess and I have to say, it looks better.

Not perfect, but much cleaner!

I’m leaving everything that was originally there, the poor angel has seen better days, and some extra potted plants as well. The tribute stone is obviously staying!

I had been faithfully keeping that garden weeded and looking nice, but all this getting ready to move has had me busier than a one-armed paper hanger. So, it got a little neglected.

Before we can move to Kevin’s house, the floors and some of the sheet rock had to be replaced since his house flooded a few weeks ago. That is going on right now, so he decided to stay with us until it’s finished to stay out of his neighbor’s way. My youngest, Chris, was going to do it, but got slammed at work. No biggie. Seems those who want to work are taking up the slack for those that don’t! In addition, we still have issues here to fix before we move. Today my husband called to inform me that he has to install a double clean out on the sewer line, so he asked our middle son, Josh, to come do the digging part so it would be ready for Dave to fix when he gets home from work. It’s awful hot for all that, but we gotta do what we gotta do.

The reason for this newest development is that we also have to have piers put under the house, and when that work is done, the plumber will need to sign off and to do that, he needs to do this double clean out. Luckily, we only have to do 8 piers and not 50! The buyers are going to split the cost with us. Regardless, we should be able to go ahead and move out this weekend. With Kevin being here and having a truck, maybe we can get a head start on taking things to storage too. And, he can help Dave break down the pool table for the seller to pick up.

Well, I’ve forgotten the rest that I originally typed, so I’ll wish you all a happy Wednesday ☺️🤗

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Last Class 4-06-22

Last night was the last in the Creative Writing Masterclass at church and it was the best one yet!

My answer to Linda G Hill’s prompt for One-Liner Wednesday

This was two hours before class.

First, we had a guest speaker who is very experienced in writing memoirs because he has already written his own. Just to get to hear some of what he has written was a real treat! He is such a gifted writer!

“I want to read your novel because I’m sure you’ve written one!”

That’s what I told him (Rob) when he was done with his readings and our lesson for the day.

So now we know the difference between memoir vs autobiography, and we know how to write a memoir based on our memories and perceptions of just when we know Christ was in our life. For me, it wasn’t a particular day, I looked back on my life experiences and wrote how God had put me in all the right places and situations. I thought after rewriting it three times, surely I had it wrong, but they enjoyed it…but the teachers didn’t hear it, so I still don’t know if it was “correct” or if ALL memoir is correct because it’s your perceptions and memories of how things occurred.

But Rob was so eloquent and so detailed in all his writing about one small situation or two, I wished I was the family he was leaving it to so I could read the entire thing. He knows how to show-not-tell and that is what I still struggle with. I am not the most flowery writer, yet I know I have it in me somewhere, I just need to listen to feedback from other people and take their advice. That is what I enjoyed about this class. The fact that I got so hyped up and excited after every class made me feel like I’d found my people!! That is what has been missing, trying to do it alone. We all need fellowship, feedback, and of course, instruction. Tips and tricks of the trade.

We had to write a few small vignettes like our first kiss, our favorite vacation, and the night before our weddings. We heard some really cute and funny stories.

As we were leaving, I was invited to come back for Bible Study this morning and I went and it was nice. It’s a pretty large group, and they are studying the book “The Will of God.” The discussion got very philosophical. Plus, I’m meeting more and more members of my church and that is a great thing!

Now I’m wanting to join the choir if Dave doesn’t care, and they said they really need me because I’m an alto and they are very short on those. 😉

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WOD & One Liner Wed. Challenge 3-30-22 Off to Bass Camp

Dock and boat launch at Bass Camp on Lake Fork

Well, its time to quash the irresistible urge to get some lake time as we head off for another long weekend at Bass Camp.

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One-Liner Wednesday 3-16-22 Quote

“For, so long as there are interesting books to read, it seems to me that neither I nor anyone else, for that matter, need be unhappy.”
– Selma Lagerlöf
Nobel prize winner who died on this day in 1926.
Selma Lagerlof-photo credit Wikipedia
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