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Ten Things of Thankful – July 10 2020

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It’s TTOT time! Let’s get at it!

  1. Family Fun Night with the apartment community. We each did watercolors of fruit slices with a Zoom lesson from our CARES team. They plan all kinds of fun activities and this is one of many they have done as a workaround from the virus. They even provided sodas for our adventures, along with a bag of art supplies to do this. undefined
  2. Success for my God children who were able to buy a new-to-be-built house. Thankful for low interest rates.
  3. Maintenance crew fixed the air conditioner for good. It took a couple of trips to seal the deal, but it is running like a champ! I am so grateful to be able to call and let them worry about the how tos.
  4. Two poems were accepted for publication in an online magazine. There were two very tender poems, to me, and I am glad to find them a home.
  5. Support in the writing community from various channels. Writing sprints, poetry critique group, writing support online are all wins!
  6. Getting to read lots of real life stories.
  7. Fireworks on the T.V. I enjoyed them just as much if not more because of heat and bugs and lots of people could all be a non-issue.
  8. Getting to read a beautiful books of poems for someone who is going to be publishing.
  9. Sunglasses.
  10. YOU! What’s up in your life? How about coming online and sharing your lovelies? Won’t you join me for a picnic? undefined

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Ten Things of Thankful – July 3 2020

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Happy TTOT and Fourth of July celebration week! May you have at least a virtual celebration with fireworks and all! Only, this year, you will need a mask and social distancing. Looks like some with do this with parking and watching and others will do it virtually. Be safe and mindful and it should go well.

  1. Opportunities to expand my reach. It’s a secret, but suffice it to say I have been given an opportunity to delve into something which I am familiar, but at another level of responsibility. It is exciting.
  2. Editing. I am editing a horror/murder mystery and it’s crawling my skin, but it is also very good in that it is crawling my skin and piquing my curiosity. Except, I know what happens and woooo weeee! That’s all I gotta say about that.
  3. Did you know it is World Watercolor Month? I found out about it in the Poet’s Connection meetup last Saturday. Here’s the LINK for info. I may get out my paints and give it a shot. Daily prompts are not likely to be my thing, but I can work on a project I have put off.
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4. Poet’s Connection Meetup has been going well. We met last Saturday and it always makes me smile to get together with poets. We talked about Sonnets and shared some we wrote or found.

5. Daughter is back to volunteering. There are mom rules and thrift store rules she has to follow. She does love to do the work and right now her own job is slow. I am grateful she has this productive way to spend her time.

6. Tax season will be over July 15. With the exception of extension, that is. So, there is light at the end of the calculator.

7. Poetry Dive – I have participated in another Poetry Dive for the month of June. It is like a family reunion with this group as many of us are returning poets. Fortunately, I stay connected through other groups members are a part of and have become social media friends so we can stay connected. It is always sad to see it end. That means good things happened.

8. The IRS…huh? Yes, you heard me right! I am grateful that for the first time in a good while I was able to reach the IRS and talk to a real person about a matter. I feel answered and listened to and all is well.

9. Books. I am grateful to be able to read. It’s a blessing and I have several on a pile to dig into.

10. You! How are you doing? Won’t you join us with virtual S’Mores? Sit by the campfire and swap some yarns…

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Ten Things of Thankful – June 12 2020

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Good Morning and Welcome to TTOT where we take a moment once a week and reflect on the thankfulness of the week prior. Let’s get at it.

  1. Today is the beginning of our “staycation.” We are still home bound, but we are not going to work. We have plans to make the most of it all. I am grateful we are having a break.
  2. Editing – I am grateful to have the honor of editing some very fine works this week. One of the perks is to be able to read other’s works be entertained before I get out the red pencil. As some of you know, I do not edit my TTOT posts. This is the main time I go freestyle. I am grateful I can be free to be me.
  3. Daughter is here and helps with tech support. She’s quite good at solving if headsets are wonky and other things. Could be because she lives with hers attached to her ears. She recently upgraded to a bluetooth, noise-canceling headset and, believe me, it works. She talks on her phone and listens to music every chance she gets.
  4. Maintenance is great! We have a leak from our shower plumbing and I should say had a leak because they replaced the unit. Today, we hope to have the drywall replaced. I am grateful that when we call about water leaks they come running!
  5. Comfortable clothes since I am at home. Sure wouldn’t want to wear heels and hose and makeup. HA
  6. Renovations are close to being completed at our clubhouse and that means it won’t be much longer before the pool is usable. It’s a requirement to have bathrooms available for the pool to be used. Well, yeah. No tinkling in the pool, please.
  7. Life.
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Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

A great challenge. I’ve been participating in this for a good while. Won’t you join us?

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Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories! Hello, hello, hello!! What time is it? Why, it’s any time you want it to be when it comes to writing a Six Sentence Story. Time period is irrelevant, country of origin entirely up to you, topic as wide and varied as your imagination and the genre? Entirely at the author’s discretion. Each week, here in the halls of Six Sentence Storydom, we are privy to reading some of the best creative writing on the planet. And the best part (if not the most challenging), is you only need 6 sentences! Poetry, memoir-ette or the latest in an upcoming WIP, all are welcome. Come, share your creative selves at the ‘Edge this week. We’d love to see where your imagination has taken you 😀

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Weaving 101 Intersections of Life

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You never know

from row to row

when the loom is set

for random weft.

The thrill of gliding

the shuttle rarely idling

seeing the intersections

as the beater changed sections.

It takes patience and pulse

for final results

hope is alive for beauty

that comes with such duty.

At the end of the rows

when at last threads are closed

and the fringe is displayed

one is rarely dismayed.

Such are life’s intersections

from various directions

the results as we tarry

may not be intentions.

The fabric of life

is, as it is, blended

bringing color and light

to be naturally vivid.

…..

This is my response to the Six Sentence Story Prompt “Fabric.”

Thank you to Denise for challenging us each week!

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Bartholomew Barker

Another awesome Poet on my Awesome Poet list!

I Write Her

Early Birds

How I hate those poets who rise at dawn
to write a couple hours before work—
Wallace Stevens especially, Emperor of Ice-Cream,
my ass! You’re not the only one with a day job.

And don’t get me started on Ted Kooser,
who should be staying up late in the flatlands
to watch the milky way flow instead of drinking dawn
from a bucket some early bird probably pooped in.

My muse sleeps in a bottle and does not awake
until neon lights buzz. She inspires the moon
and I do her bidding beneath flickering televisions,
whipping a ballpoint to get every last drop.

The only time you’ll see me in the stark morning light
is if I’ve had to walk home drunk and forgotten the way.

Holding On

As the soft skin of your leg
conceals the strength of your thigh,
I lean in close to hear…

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