Happy Mother’s Day

mothersdayWhat a lovely day it is here.  Not too warm and sunny.  Gracie and I had a very nice walk this morning.  Right now I am sitting with my legs propped up, Gracie is right beside me and I am sipping an iced coffee.

While I was out walking I saw a few things I wanted to photograph.  When I got home I looked for my camera.  I can’t find it!  I have no idea where it could be.  So, my Mother’s Day has been spent pulling things out of my very overstuffed quilt room trying to locate it.

My daughter was disappointed I wanted to stay home to work on my quilt room.  Funny, kids don’t understand that sometimes it’s nice to just be by yourself so you can tackle a project that has been weighing on your mind.  We faced timed this morning which was really nice.  She was fine then.

So, I have pulled numerous boxes and bins out of that room.  So far no camera.  I haven’t panicked yet.  But, I did ask my son to do some research on cameras for me so that I can get a new one if necessary.  I really have missed my photography.  I know that I am not that good, but I do enjoy it so much.

I have been looking around for some challenges like we used to have on WordPress.  I remember that some people ran some on their own.  I like doing challenges because it forces me to write more often.  If anyone can suggest any, I would appreciate you letting me know.

Have a good rest of your Mother’s Day.

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Hurricane Florence

Has really kicked me in the butt.  I am still not in my home and I have no idea when that will change.  Seems that many of the workers have left NC and gone to Florida which has left a big hole in the recovery of our state.

I have been blessed with a wonderful friend who has opened her home to me and made me feel as though I am home.  I miss the blogosphere.  I will return as soon as I can.  In the meantime, I wish all of my fellow bloggers a very Blessed Merry Christmas.

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Class

Tuesday’s Chatter is hosted on Brew n Spew for your creative pleasure.  This week’s word is Swanky.

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image from Vecteezy

The time had come
The time was right
For venturing out
Into the lights

Dresses that dazzle
Shimmering jewels
Photographers snapping
Those famous fools

Then dinner right after
At that swanky place
Cocktails and caviar
A prelude to scorn?

Conversation
Exhibition
Flirtation
Deception

Reality reveals
To every lad and lass
Money and fame
Doesn’t mean you have class

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Share Your World

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Share Your World is hosted by Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography.  Each Monday she posts questions that are designed to get to know each of us who participate.   Here are the questions for this week and my responses.

You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what is it? Sushi? Scotch Tape?  This is an easy one.  It would be chocolate ice cream.  I love love love chocolate ice cream.  This is the only treat I allow myself since I have gone on a Paleo diet.  

Teleportation or flying?  Flying for me.  I enjoy the experience.  I also think I would have a terrible fear of me landing at a teleportation site with parts of me missing.  Who needs that?  Of course, if it were a few pounds of adipose I wouldn’t mind.  🙂

Would you rather live where it only snows or the temperature never falls below 100 degrees?  I would much rather live where it is hot rather than cold.  I don’t do well in cold weather and I love the beach so it’s a no-brainer for me.  

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?   I really appreciated that my oldest daughter was able to take me for my procedure on Friday.  She is so busy with her family and I know that it is hard for her to get away sometimes.   I am also very appreciative that the procedure went well.  🙂

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Trains and Tracks

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Cee of Cee’s Photography hosts the  Black and White Photo Challenge.  This week’s theme is Trains and Tracks.

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These pictures were taken years ago.  They are of some of the trains my husband had collected.  I had fun going through these for this challenge.  I hope you enjoyed seeing them.

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Two Doors

Three Line Tales is hosted by Sonya of Only 100 Words.  If you would like to join in the fun you’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page.

Three Line Tales, Week 124

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photo by Luis Alfonso Orellana via Unsplash

Two doors joined by design or happenstance.  The pink reflects compassion, caring, and love’; the blue trust, loyalty, and serenity.  It’s life expressed in color, captured in time.  A blueprint for us to follow if we just open those doors.

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Hybrids

Weekly Prompt:  Hybrid

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Hybrid is a word that has become very popular over the last fifteen years.  I had rarely heard it in years past, but you hear it all the time now.  I am talking about hybrid cars.

My son got a new car a few years ago.  I was visiting him and he said so do you like the car.  I told him sure, but I would never have a black car especially in Florida.  It is so hot down there and the black car and black interior made the car so uncomfortable.  He laughed, then said it’s a hybrid.  I looked at him and I have to admit I had no idea what he was talking about.  Now, I knew what the definition of a hybrid was, but not really what it meant with respect to a car.

He went on to explain how the car worked and that it was so much better for the environment.  It was much more information about a car that I really had wanted to ever know.  But you know big boys and their big toys.  🙂

I am proud that my son is being a responsible steward of our planet.  My generation not only didn’t have hybrids, we used high octane gas that could have eaten through steel if allowed to sit on it long enough.

What I really find amazing is how long it’s been since hybrid cars have been researched, built and not produced.  It seems that we are always looking out for the all mighty dollar when it comes to changes that will improve our world.  Very sad indeed.

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