#1linerWeds. 7/1/20

Wowser!  I can’t believe it is already July.  I have lost all perception of time.  Well sort of.  I am clearly aware of every hour of every day but when I think about being shelter in place since March, I have to take a breath.  Wowser!  Say it with me. Oh my my 🙂

Staying with the corny, here ya go …

“Those who believe in telekinesis, raise my hand.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

To play along or see the other entries, here are the rules and ping back.

Happy Wednesday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Share Your World ~ 6/29 or 6/30

Rules and Ping Back.  Thanks Melanie for hosting.  Good to get back to our roots spoken as a novice of this most wonderful prompt challenge. :).  I’m a bit late in posting.  Monday was a bear.  Well if days of the week could be animals.  Somebody stop me …

Questions:

Must we have evidence to know the truth? Yes in my opinion.  Thing is evidence can be misleading.  What we believe is the truth as we understand it.  Your truth may vary from mine hence the current state of affairs. We are a country divided.

How much control does a person have over their life? Zero, zip, nada.  We can only control our reaction to what life tosses at us. But control my life?  hahahahahahaha  Never.

What is gravity and how does it work? Gravity keeps us from floating up in the air.  I really should know more about how gravity works considering the astronomy course that I took freshman year of college covered it but that was so many moons ago (pun intended). I guess I forgot ;).  

Can a person be happy if they have never experienced sadness?  How about vice versa? How would they know?  I am convinced I am such a happy person because life has kicked me in the proverbial nuts.  From the very beginning if I am honest.  Reminds of the following song from Glee Club at St.MM.


Gratitude:

Please feel free to share a song, a poem, a quote or an image or photo to show what you were grateful for during this past week.    (Optional as always).

I am grateful that Melanie hosts this challenge every week.  I always feel better after a share.  Such a wonderful sense of community.

#WATWB ~ 6/26/20

With Father’s Day this past Sunday, I’m feeling nostalgic and missing my dad. The following story is about Rob Kenney who understands what it’s like to grow up without a father. In turn he’s helping others with his fatherly advice. ❤️

Dad, How Do I?

This month’s co-hosts, Sylvia McGrath, Susan Scott, Shilpa Garg, Damyanti Biswas, and Belinda Witzenhausen, welcome participants and encourage all to join in during future months. #WATWB is a blog hop on the last Friday of every month.

#WATWB intention and rules. In darkness, be light 💡 As always more to come.

Share Your World ~ 6/22/20

Rules and Ping Back.    Thanks Melanie for hosting.  Very interesting focus today.  For some reason I hear this …

Questions:

Have you ever ‘dined and dashed” (i.e. eaten the meal and then run out the restaurant door without paying)? No but my friend Lisa Anne would hang back after a meal when we all got up to leave or pretend she left something at the table then she’d go back and take the tip her parents left for our meal.

Have you ever been in a car accident and either left the scene of the accident (providing it was a fender bender and not serious) or denied culpability for causing it when you did, (if it were minor or serious)? Yes but was just me in my car; reached down changing the radio station and bump … looked up to see the fire hydrant.  I just left the scene.  When I got home, I saw my car bumper had a small ding. I was going slow and pretty sure I didn’t hurt the hydrant.   Of course I will never know.

(Oldie which has been asked many times before)   Have you ever found a wallet or purse or some money (over $20) in the street and just taken it, thinking ‘finders keepers, losers weepers?   Or would you be ‘good’ and hand it in?  I have never found a wallet but I have gone back to return money if I was given too much change 🙂

What was the last thing you stole or shoplifted?   If you never ever considered doing that, tell us your secret!  An Orange Crush t-shirt.  I was in 7th grade and hanging out with Lisa Anne.  You know her as the tip thief.  LOL

We were quite the crime ring trio that day.  Lisa took Old Spice cologne and a necklace.  Not being strong enough to say no, I took the shirt when she goaded me to pocket something. The third party with us was Lisa’s next door neighbor Jean.  She did not take anything but held the necklace until we left the store.

Jean is how we got caught by calling her bff  to spill the beans.  She didn’t realize that her mom was listening on the other line.  Lisa’s and my parents got the phone call and we went over to Lisa’s house to discuss.

I’ll never forget being in her living room.  Sitting back to back on the ottoman.  I can still hear her mom saying “Why did you steal your Dad’s Father’s Day gift??!?  You had $17 in your purse!!!”

Next day we were taken back to Woolworth.  I returned the shirt and she returned the cologne and necklace.  We apologized while the manager took the items back.  He banned us from the store 😦  No police involved.  Woolworth had the best soda foundation too.  Five years later when I worked in the mall, I’d go there for french fries and a Coke.

Gratitude. My gratitude is for finally catching to clue to let go … Work last week was better than it had been in quite some time.  Why?  I control what I can and the only thing I have influence over is my attitude.  Everything else is up for grabs …  That’s freeing y’all.

As always, more to come.

  

#1linerWeds. 6/17/20

Staying with the corny while paying homage to my southern roots.

“What’s the difference between a northern fairy-tale and a southern fairy-tale? A northern fairy-tale begins ‘Once upon a time…’ A southern fairy-tale begins ‘Y’all ain’t gonna believe this sH!t …'”

Anonymous

Ba-dum-tis.  Cute huh?  Well I thought so.  Cheers to a fantastic Wednesday !!!!

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Share Your World ~ 6/15/20

Rules and Ping Back.   Thanks Melanie for hosting 🙂

Questions:

What do you think of professional motivational speakers?  Do you think they motivate? Depends on the topic they are peddling. And yes I am letting my opinion slip as peddling has a not so nice connotation.  Used cars salesman like.  And cue “Little Miss Sunshine”.  The Greg Kinnear character and his steps to enlightenment.  If you haven’t seen the movie, watch it sometime.  He was selling dreams of fulfillment and unfulfilled himself.   Art imitates life sometimes.  Not to say ALL professional motivational speakers are unfulfilled because there are no absolutes.

 Do you have a favorite flavor? Cherry

While out walking, you hear a rustling in some bushes.  What do you think of? Bear!  Seriously, Colorado has bears going into populated areas these days.  A friend of a friend shared an article on FB.  No bears in my neighborhood but anything rustling in bushes would cause a panic attack.  I’d probably scream like a little girl :).  It is why I walk with my gig.   I am constantly on “do you want some fire scarecrow” mode as I am out and about.

What’s your ideal temperature (nature-wise)?   Hot, cold, temperate and mild, humid or bone dry? Mild.  If I could duplicate the weather in Lompoc CA and push that to Texas, I would.  The weather is so nice, the homes are not always built with A/C because they rarely have to use it.  Sitting on the patio at night, talking with family around and small fire pit in July.  Priceless.

#1linerWeds. 6/10/20

Staying with corny …

“I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not sure.”

Anonymous

I used to make decisions for a living.  Risk management they called it aka underwriting.  Those types of business decisions I can make all day every day without hesitation.  But ask me if I’d rather have chocolate or vanilla … well we might be here a while. Or pick from a menu.  Hmm why can’t they make sampler platters 🙂

Happy Wednesday folks!! Hope it’s a good one.  Looking forward to the weekend shenanigans.  

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Share Your World ~ 6/8/20

Rules and Ping Back – thanks Melanie for hosting.

Questions:

How comfortable are you speaking in front of large groups of people?

I love to speak in front of a large audience.  I don’t get to do that often enough any more but I used to facilitate training for entire departments.  Good times I tell ya.  As long as I am prepared, I’ll talk to anyone about anything.

What would be the best thing you could reasonably expect to find in a cave?

I’d have to go into a cave first and I’m a bit claustrophobic so no thanks …

What did you think was going to be amazing but turned out to be horrible?

I can’t think of anything.

What’s the silliest thing you’ve observed someone get upset about?

Speaking for myself I used get upset any time I had to wait.  So silly.  Now I take reading materials or other things along to use the time wisely.  I actually jokingly call it forced recreation.  Time away from the busy day to day.


Gratitude: 

Please feel free to share something that gave you an uplifted spirit during this past week.  

Today I am grateful for my family.  They keep me sane.  Most days anyway.  LOL 🙂