TTOT

Ten Things of Thankful – June 14

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It’s time again for the TTOT!! Be sure and join us by going to this LINK

I’m one day late to post, but it looks like I’m not alone, nonetheless, I will do my best to help get the party started!!

1. The Pool and The Sunshine. Both are helping my spirits. There’s a pool party today, but I have other responsibilities, but they will have to carry on without me. It’s all good. I hit the pool this morning.

2. Sweet presents! I received the TTOT sticky note pad from Kristi yesterday. And she put in the sweetest note! I love when I get something in the real mail and such kind words.

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3. Nice Weather. It has been pleasantly cool and sunny with not so much rain. This also helps me SMILE!!

4. & 5. Venues – Adobe Spark – I am organizing a poetry reading for this month and I asked a place I love to go to for coffee, writing and reading and they said YES!!! Here’s the poster I made on Adobe Spark And I will give them a shout out of THANKS too!!
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6. My surprise is still cooking.

7. Challenges – Six Sentence Story always challenges my brain. Here’s this weeks on this LINK

8. Fathers or in my case “Daddy” and how can I not pay my respects to the man and his life devoted to all of us? And on top of Father’s Day, his birthday is coming up. Happy Heavenly Birthday and Father’s Day to Daddy.
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9. My TTOT Family who have become so important to my life. I read every post and this past week took me 3 days to get through all of them!

10. New Adventures! Summer brings with it many opportunities to explore the various offerings. Why not shake off the cares and enjoy the world!

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Short Fiction

Extension – Six Sentence Story

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Extension
“I’d like an extension, please, on my marriage,” Chas knelt to the linoleum with Carl’s hands in his.

“Chas, you know I am forever yours, no extension needed, we are forever and ever, no doubt,” Carl’s misty eyes told more.

“Yes, yes, my love, I know this, but, you see, we got a late start on all this legal mess and, well, I want to gain back what we missed, you know, as if we could, but I am a dreamer,” Chas slipped his hands on Carl’s knees.

“Fear not, my love, although we had to do this legally, for obvious reasons, my heart has been yours ever since I first saw your eyes and this is something that time cannot strip away,” Carl grasped Chas’ hands and held them to his heart, before wiping his tears.

“True, my love, we can’t go back in time and while our tomorrows are counted, we can still celebrate our love each and every day; When I wake and look in your eyes, I know the day has our names embossed on whatever plans are made,” Chas closed is eyes while tears rolled down his cheeks.

Carl looked to the universe and cried, “Today, just for today, let’s celebrate, as the clock needs to stop for us, just for this day; Is that too much to ask?”

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There you go, that’s my Six Sentence Story for this week. Won’t you join us? You can go to this LINK and hop in!

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here on Thursday, link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

PROMPT WORD: EXTENSION

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Poetry Reading by Aruna Gurumurthy

Those who follow my blog, know about this wonderful poet. For those who have missed this here’s an exciting event coming up!

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On June 30, 4-6 p.m. there will be a Poetry Reading by none other than Aruna Gurumurthy, author of 6 going on 7 books of poetry. She will be reading from her newest book Simplicity Beckons and selected poems from her other books.

As one who has listened to Aruna read, I can say it was a treat. Later, I interviewed Aruna and you can see the video here:

If you are in the Raleigh NC area, the event will be held at:

New World Cafe
4112 Pleasant Valley Rd, Suite 124, Raleigh, North Carolina 27612

They have delicious beverages, pastries, salads, sandwiches etc.

That’s June 30 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Here’s the Facebook link in case you would like to RSVP

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Ten Things of Thankful – June 7

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Open Garden photo taken by me.

It is the 6th anniversary of TTOT and I am just a baby amongst this fine group of people. If you want to add to the party go to this LINK

  1. Open Garden – We went to the Open Garden event in here is Raleigh. They have this once a month during garden season. It was lovely to see so many pretty flowers and to watch the industry in action. Nice that they allow people to come in and take a look.  Here are some pics:

 

2. Health – We have been spending a lot of time at the pool and that always helps the joints and sleep! WOOHOO!! Also, I am still losing poundage.

3. The Kid – She is coming this weekend! Always cause to celebrate and make her favorites.

4. Writing – I am always working on projects and they are going well. My secret is almost ready to share.

5. Six Sentence Story – Here’s my latest one for this. No acrostic this week, so bear with me. Spaghetti and Meatballs

6. Poetry – So, I responded to this one, Go see if you can find me: Living Poetry

7. Getting Venues – As one of my jobs, I used to do community events for drug awareness and those old skills have come in handy as I am working on a project which requires finding places to meet.

8. Ten Things of Thankful! This is the SIXTH anniversary and I am thankful to have found this group through Wendy. Go see her blog at: Picnic With Ants I am grateful for Wendy. We met many years ago at a fibromyalgia group and have been friend ever since.

9. Fresh Produce – Most of what I cook is from fresh produce. As the crops of the country may be affected by all of the flooding, I have an even greater appreciation for having this produce. And I am super grateful for farmers for making this happen. Did I mention that local blueberries are available? Oh, they are so sweet!!

10. Summer Opportunities. Everywhere I look there is something going on for the summer. I go to Facebook events and can find something for about any day of the week and many of these things are free. If you want to find something to do, to get out of the house or a rut, I suggest checking calendars around as there is always something to do. Volunteering is also a good one.

 

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Spaghetti and Meatballs – 6 Sentence Story

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

Exercising his right to a trial, Heathcliff leaned to his attorney, with heated garlic breath, “I will get off, just wait ‘n see.”

Slamming his briefcase on the table, the accuser tossed in his papers and stormed out of the courtroom, breathing hard, “just wait, you idiot, I will nail you to the wall.”

Heathcliff’s attorney whispered, “what do you think you can prove, Heathcliff? You know they caught you red-handed.”

“If they think they can just push me around like some pile of spaghetti, they’ve got another think coming.”

“How ‘bout you sauce your mouth, ‘bout now, ‘fore you end up in jail.”

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There you have it! It’s Six Sentence Story time! Here’s the LINK

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here on Thursday, link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

PROMPT WORD: EXERCISE