The 🌲 is Up!

I’ve been grinch like the last few years after years of over the top. Last year we downsized to a pre-lit 4.5 foot tree. Putting up the tree this year was truly no fuss/no muss. And I was on my best behavior so I didn’t ruin everything. Taking the stress out of the holidays by changing one tradition at a time.

#SoCS 11/25/2017

Ping Back and Rules

It’s that time again.

La, la, la, la, la, la, laaaa

La, la, la, la, la, la, laaaa

La, la, la, la, la, la, laaaa

Warming up for #SoCS

Free your mind and the rest will follow

Today’s prompt is INK


The la’s and the hmmmm were so last week J-Dub.  Right up there with psst and HEY you! You’re always a little behind.  Remember well?  Uh ya, I knew that you would.  Well, think about INK.

First thought bubble was the annual Slinging Ink Tattoo Expo.  I do not have any tattoos but I think they are special.  I enjoy body art as much as I enjoy any art.  I’m just afraid of needles and there is not anything special enough to me to make permanent.  If I ever think of anything besides my kid’s names, I may break down and let someone sling some ink all over me.

I am glad someone invented ink as doing so gave me a mode by which to communicate.  I no longer need ink as the virtual pen and paper suffice.  Every once in a blue moon, I will write out my feelings.  Old school … in cursive and in ink.

Mind, you’re free but the rest is not following.  You’re stuck … again.  Think, think, think.  Ink, ink, ink!

Oh ya, school yard pick for IT or freeze tag or fox across the river went something like this:

We’d sit in a circle and put both feet in.  Sometimes both feet and hands.  Then it starts …

ink, ink, a bottle of ink

the ink spills and you stink

whatever hand or foot stink landed on goes out

rinse and repeat until only one hand or foot is left and that person is IT (or the fox as the case may be)

Dang.  I had not thought of that in years.  We kids roamed the neighborhood in packs.  Way before video games and a bizillion TV channels.  Riding bikes, climing trees, playing games.  Good clean fun.  Doubling as exercise.

I’m too old for games but I am not too old to walk.  And since today is simply gorgeous, I will get outside for a bit.  Time for my afternoon stroll.   Continuing with the freeing my mind for bigger and better stuff.  Until next week.  Bueno Bye.