Share Your World–2013 Week 47

Trying to get back into writing rhythm–let’s Share Your World.

1. How do you like to spend a rainy day?

Ideally, I’d stay inside,  do housework and laundry so when the weather changes I can go out and play.

2. What is the weirdest or strangest thing you saw or heard or did this week?

I put several peanut butter balls covered in chocolate in a Ziploc bag to bring home. 400+ miles later, the many had become one.

3. What item, that you don’t have already, would you most like to own?

A camera with a higher-power zoom than my present one.

4. How many times have you moved in the last ten years?


Thanks, Cee, for providing Share Your World for us.
Now it’s your turn–create a post with your answers and link to Cee’s blog (the blue links will take you there) or leave your replies in the comments section.











Parting Shot

I’m not home yet, but I do have an internet connection!

We traveled to West Virginia for the holidays. When we arrived at the over-100-year-old house where my hubby grew up, a problem was discovered with the pump for the well water–just what hubby needed, another project.

We spent a few days visiting family, including my beloved father-in-law at the nursing home where he now resides. It was nice to see him once again, and the smile it brought to his countenance to be surrounded by seven of his great-grandchildren.

A rainy morning greeted us when we awoke our last day there. Twenty family members met for breakfast at a local restaurant, then we returned to the house to pack for the ride home.

The rain was our companion for a couple hours; then fog clouded our view. Eventually, the dreariness was left behind, the blue sky peeked through to remind us it was still there. A hint of a rainbow appeared briefly, tinting the grayness with a wee bit of color.

“When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”

Genesis 9:16 (NASB)

What have you been up to while I was away?


Random 5 Friday

Nancy’s Random 5 Friday is back! I’m running late this week, I hope her “A Rural Journal” bus hasn’t left without me.

1. The Christmas shopping is done; gifts yet to be wrapped. Time to put the hubby to work…as soon as he wakes from his nap!

2. We had a high temperature of 81 today! It didn’t take long to drop 20 degrees when the sun set and the wind picked up. Tomorrow (Monday) calls for rain and 72, Tuesday’s high 45. That’s just not right.

3.  We didn’t put up the tree this year, but we did put lights in the windows and a new wreath on the front door.

4. I saw a new bird in the yard around sunset. It was bright green all over, and was eating seed on the ground with the Song Sparrow. I imagine it was someone’s exotic bird, haven’t been able to identify it yet.

5. I stocked up on Mermaids on Parade photos to get us through winter, hopefully!

Mermaid decorated for Christmas

This one’s tail has been wrapped in greenery, and mini-light strands encircle her. I wish I could have seen her illuminated.

We’ll be traveling some this week, and won’t have internet available in some areas. I’ll try to check in on you when I can. If you celebrate the holiday–Merry Christmas!

Linking to Random 5 Friday, where you can share your five random thoughts and/or read what others wrote.



Friday Fictioneers–20 December 2013

We are  connected once again to the internet, and just in time for Friday Fictioneers! We have a great photo prompt this week, provided by Jean L. Hays. My 100-word story follows her photo.

Copyright-Jean L. Hays

A Day on the Bay

Dad rejoins the pod and asks his lovely bride, “What’s for dinner, Shnookums?”


“Shrimp again? I had that for lunch. I’ve been craving menhaden lately. You know I have to get my Omega-3s.”

“Don’t be so crabby. Menhaden have been hard to come by at the market, with the eagles, osprey, and those two-legged predators catching more than their fair share.”

“Oh, yeah. I overheard the Coast Guard officers discussing that as Adolph and I surfed around their vessel.”

“Surfed? You’ve been snacking between meals again, haven’t you? You’re getting a spare tire around your dorsal fin.”

Everyone is welcome to join the Friday Fictioneers frenzy. All you have to do is write a 100-word story and link to Rochelle’s blog (the blue links will take you there) where you’ll find the rules to play along.



Random 5 Friday–on Monday

I tacked on Monday just so you’d know I’m fully aware of what day it is. Finally, I’m sharing belated Random 5 Friday thoughts.

1. We had cable/internet issues, only to find we have a little power box that was installed some time ago, and all we had to do was reset it! We’ll know next time!

2. Saturday was a busy day. Hubby’s company Christmas party was late Saturday afternoon. Since we were already dressed, afterward we attended the Christmas musical program at our church. Then we got to sleep in Sunday morning.

3. Schlotzsky’s deli has some new seasonal sandwiches. I tried the Turkey & Cranberry on Dark Rye. I would definitely have it again.

4. I planned to get Christmas cards done today (Sunday) but hubby and I went shopping. Still waiting on the stamps to come, it’s been a week now. The Post Office must be very busy.

5. I’ll leave you with a shot of Sunday evening’s beautiful sunset.

sunset December 15, 2013