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Sharing Time – NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 11

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Sharing Time – NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 11

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According to the suggested rules of NaNoPoblano this year, we are to have days when we share other participants posts. 🙂

Here’s a few I’m enjoying reading:

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Caturday on a rainy day…  … Zombie Flamingos – Cool name! Lot’s of cute photos of her cats, and great photography of all subjects.

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https://vanessence.wordpress.com/2019/11/11/remembering-veterans-day-2/ – Vanessence (Essentially Vanessa) – Lots about journaling & fun quizzes

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https://bodhisattvaintraining.wordpress.com/ – Inner workings of an Untamed Mind – True stories of places lived & times had back then.

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You can find more at the ‘team’ link up top!

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Sunday Trees – NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 10 – Autumn Scenes

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Sunday Trees – NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 10 – Autumn Scenes

Connecting with Sunday Trees, also! 🙂

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https://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2019/11/10/sunday-trees-417/

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Fall Foilage Photos:

  1.  Our front yard tree with fallen leaves (mostly still green/brown/dried/frozen) and a weathered wooded bench underneath
  2.  A large evergreen tree showing it’s many, tiny blue berry/seeds (at my aunt’s house)
  3. Orange, yellow, and green trees seen today by a business.

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© 2019 BS

What Happened to Old Clothes? – NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 9

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What Happened to Old Clothes? – NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 9

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You know, sometimes I get to thinking about some of the clothes I’ve had over the years, and wondering whatever happened to them. I don’t still have them, so where did they go?

If they were totally worn out, I’m sure I threw them away. If I was just tired of them, and they were still good, I know I donated them to the thrift stores collections.

But others, I just don’t know.

I remember some for liking them a lot, or because of some memory they hold. For two examples, I had a couple of dresses I hated. This was back when I was in elementary school. I didn’t have much choice in my clothes back then, as my mom bought them, so I wore them.

One was a pretty sky blue shift type dress, with shoulder epaulets of a multi-color fabric. It was okay, but I got teased from other kids that it made me look like a football player with big shoulders. I tried not to wear it very much.

Another was blue and white, dropped waist with plaid. It had a little collar and a plaid tie in front. That was another I didn’t like, because I figured girls didn’t wear ties. I (in secret) yanked on that tie until it ripped the whole thing apart. Never had to wear it again.

Years later, I sewed my own clothes after I learned how. I liked all of them, as they were my own creation. I got to choose the pattern and fabric. I even combined patterns to make original, new kinds of clothes.

I had one dress I really liked, but it got stolen. This was after I was married. I wore it to a relative’s house we were visiting for a week or so. I know who did it – my husband’s cousin – but I couldn’t prove it.

Another thing got stolen off the clothesline. It was a black t-shirt that I’d done fabric painting on, of feathers, and added embellishments of real feathers and beads. A neighborhood kid stole it. Couldn’t prove that either, but his sister told me he did.

Anyway, it’s interesting what remains in our memories.

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© 2019 BS

Moo in the Morning – NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 8

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Moo in the Morning – NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 8 

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Place: In-law’s house in the country, or at least at the edge of their little town.

Year: Maybe around 1970 or so.

We lived in another state at the time, but would once in awhile make a trip down to see my in-laws. They moved around a lot, from one old house to another, so each time it was a different experience.

This place, as with most of the others was old fashioned, and run down. It had no air conditioning, as most of them didn’t. In the summer time in Texas, you really need one, though. They had portable fans, which only stirred the stultifying hot air around the rooms. We sweated – a lot.

I can’t remember what we found to do, exactly, but probably my husband went off with his dad to the mechanic shop. My MIL and Sister-In-Law and I stayed around the house. I do remember us making crafts out of colorful foam rubber – making those things we called ‘fridgies’. They had books of patterns to make. We’d cut the foam out, and attach little stick on magnets to the back. They were to be hung on the refrigerator as decorations. I made a butterfly.

At the evening time, I’m sure we cooked supper, and watched TV. I do remember some of those really old country western, black & white music variety shows. I really didn’t like that kind of music.

There wasn’t enough beds, so the mister slept on the couch, and I had to share with my MIL. Weird, of course. We’d bring the fan into the bedroom, and also the windows would be open, hoping for a breath of air. And, it does cool off a bit after dark.

First thing in the morning, after an uncomfortable night, it actually was nice for a few minutes.

The house was cooler, and dim in that time right before sunrise. We’d finally quit sweating, and so I would get up to look out the window. Only pasture land out there, and cows. The cows were close to the house and were mooing. Such a peaceful sound. There were also chickens clucking and roosters crowing.

That was my favorite memory of those days. The cows looking over the wire fence at me, and mooing. 🙂

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Currently I Am ? – NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 7

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Currently I Am ? – NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 7 

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I used to do these almost every day for awhile. Maybe I’ll do it more frequently. 🙂

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Day – November 7, 2019

Time – 11:25 a.m.

Weather – 34 degrees F (1.1111 C) – Raining now and will continue most of the day (most of the day yesterday with thunder, too) – Wind is NNE at 15 mph.

Wearing – pajamas (leopard print pants & long sleeved black sweater)

Drinking – Iced tea

Eating – Nothing, but hungry for lunch soon

TV – “Friends” is on and I’m sort of watching

Reading – blogs

Will Read –  Continuing – Book # 5 of the Gone series (Fear), by Michael Grant (second time I’ve read these) = very good

Staying – Home

Going – Nowhere today

Feeling – Fine

Thinking – Trying to think of something to post

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What are you doing currently?

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Handwritten – NaNoPoblano – Day # 3

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Handwritten – NaNo Poblano – Day # 3

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What is NanoPoblano?

It is a fun month long challenge, hosted by Ra Avis of “Rarasaur”.

Here is the link that tells all about it.

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I wrote this post back in 2014, but I still like the idea of handwritten letters.

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Take out a nice piece of stationery and a pen. Get comfortable. You are going to write a letter. Take your time transferring your thoughts onto the paper. Is it a love letter you are writing? Are you writing to a far away relative, letting them know how your family is doing? Whatever form your letter takes, you are continuing a long tradition of communication.

In this age of the fast paced, immediate way of sharing your ideas with others via the internet, on FaceBook, Twitter and emails, actual letter writing is now a rarity. However, there is something satisfying about writing, sending, and receiving personal, handwritten letters.

Don’t you secretely hope, when you check your mailbox, that there will be a letter or card from a friend or loved one? Why don’t we write more letters the ‘old fashioned’ way? Is it because the price of stamps have gone up? Is it because it takes several days for a letter to arrive?

Have you saved your love letters in a packet, tied with a ribbon? Have you treasured old letters you’ve found from a long gone relative? What will future generations have to remember our past thoughts, hopes, family news, and celebrations?

They will only have electronic missives, that are there on your computer, yet not there…just lost in the thousands of other emails and direct messages. Why don’t we all try writing actual letters again. Find some pretty or cute paper, add some stickers, maybe a card, use your imagination to make it personal.

Surprise someone with a letter in their mailbox. I can assure you, they will smile. Maybe the next time you open your own mailbox, you will be happily surprised.

Image of written letter & photos = from Pixabay

 

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Guess What I Am – NaNoPoblano – Day # 2 – Changes

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Guess What I Am – NaNoPoblano – Day # 2 – Changes

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What is NanoPoblano?

It is a fun month long challenge, hosted by Ra Avis of “Rarasaur”.

Here is the link that tells all about it.

https://cheerpeppers.wordpress.com/about/

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Day # 2 of the NaNoPoblano challenge, and I have a guessing game for you.

Make your best guess, then scroll way down to see what it was.  🙂

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Ouch!

What is happening to me?

I was minding my own business, safe and snug in my own skin, and then …

Is it supposed to hurt so much?

My kinsmen told me that this would happen one day, but never mentioned the pain.

Shhh – did you hear that? That ripping sound? Oh, what is the reason for this strange tear on my back?

I can’t see what is happening to me, but I can feel it. I feel like screaming, and I will …

Now, I’m stuck; I can’t move; oh someone help me.

Wait a minute. Now my skin has gone brittle, brittle …

Ummph

I managed to wriggle a leg out of my encasement, now another and another.

Whew, let me rest a few minutes. I feel so tired, and a bit damp.

The sun feels good on my new wings. What? I have new wings? They are kind of pretty.

I will wave my wings around and sing. I feel like singing loud.

The pain is gone and I feel renewed.

So that’s what my kinsmen meant when they called it metamorphosis!

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“Metamorphosis Timelapse of a Cicada”

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