As the Mind Races

This is from An interesting class

I took in 2010:

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Shhhh

Let me close my eyes

For just a little while.

Take away the ever rush

Of should be, could be, was.

I want to envision

Endless fields

Of Colorful wildflowers,

Skies of blue and

Imagine the peace

Warmth and comfort

Lying in your arms

Embraced in a

Love forever true.

Just give me precious

Moments of peace and rest.

Shhh Slow gentle breathing

As I visualize

Long strolling walks

Through the woods or

Along the sandy shore.

Sounds of laughter and

chuckles

As we share life’s thoughts.

Stop this craziness.

Take me back there

Just once more.

As I lay my cheek upon

the coolness of your

Newly carved stone.

Allow me to steal

Another precious few

Then I’ll head home,

To start my life anew.

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The idea of the class was to actually have a funeral for something or someone who made you sad.

I thought they were, dare I say nuts? Bananas?

Amazingly, this odd but simple exercise actually works for some of us!

Kind Regards and letting go of things – K

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A fun little quiz! I received 6 out of 10. Feeling pretty darn good about that.

One problem! NOW I am craving a GIANT SIZE brownie! Yummy!

Share Your World 🌎 Challenge

Yup, can’t help myself! It’s one of my favorite Cee’s photography challenges! 🤣

Here we gooooo…

If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get?

Sorry there cannot be a single answer for this one!

Brussel sprouts with extra vinegar!

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Watermelon and cantaloupe balls and the worst click ever!

My cornet was helping! We were up at deer camp, no WiFi, no TV after a long week at work.

Perhaps you recall having those gloriously idiotic overtired giggles?

Ahem, moving on…

Essem hot dogs!

Hot fudge Sundaes!

Homemade spaghetti sauce packed full of sausage, peppers, onions and little rubber nothings – aka mushrooms!

Coffee ☕️

Fajitas

Mouth watering, now?

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List at least five movies or books that cheer you up.

1) Must Love Dogs!

2) To Sir with Love. ❤️

3) Moana

(That Rooster HeiHei is a riot!)

4a) Books! “Harriet the Spy”

4b) “Harold and The Purple Crayon”

(Childhood memories 🐥)

5) Good Will Hunting!

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If you were a mouse in your house in the evening, what would you see your family doing?

Little dog, Abby and I snuggled on the couch. Chief, ever so faithful, laying not far away.

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What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?

Spring has finally arrived in Northern New England!

Found my first crocus!

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I truly think he’s standing on his head in there!

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Beautiful Sunshine and Blue skies!

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Being blessed to be a part of the inspirational SIWO Blog. Along with a wonderful Opportunity to chat with such a talented caring group via WhatsApp! ❤️

Check it out!

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Beautiful sunsets!

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Remember

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Kind Regards -K

Photography copyrighted and compliments of BGage, & K of TheBlackWallBlog.

Cees FFC Challenge 4.22.18 -Free and Easy

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Free books –

Take one,

Leave one.

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Out For Breakfast at

A Local Mom & Pop

Store – Emma’s

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Out and about visiting the many covered Bridges in our area.

This one located in

Cilleyville, NH 😆

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Tom, Strutting his stuff!

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A plane that turns with the direction of the wind.

East Andover, NH

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The Ducks are back!

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Ok you turkeys…

Remember, look both ways before you cross the road.

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Taking flight!

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Riding in the sunshine!

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We adore Cee’s photography challenges!

Have you tried one?

Cee’s Photography Link

Kind Regards -K & friends

Photography copyrighted and compliments of BGage & DeterminedSupersnail & K of TheBlackWallBlog.

Daily and Family Traditions

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Good morning!

They” say breakfast is the most important meal of day.

I add, start your day with a ritual that allows you a positive mindset.

My daily ritual:

Each morning, I awake, flipping open the covers as I exclaim to the dogs

“Time to make the doughnuts!” – they understand,  time

to get up, go out, pee, then their REWARD- A TREAT!

Happy tails.  🙂

Next, I make coffee, grab my pen, flip to a fresh page in my journal.

First, I write the current date, then add  +$49,000, +$477,111 plus at the very top of the page.

(A little something, I learned, listening to “The secret”.)

Next I scrawl, “May health, wealth, inner peace, self-assuredness,  love, friendship, companionship, happiness, security, comfort, contentment,  along with abundance and success embrace me and those I love, like a warm hug.”

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Next- Written next  is the single word “EXCELLENT!”

No matter what mood I am in when I first open my eyes, that is how I start the day.

I scribble:

A brief overview via bits and pieces of what happened yesterday, what I accomplished,  what may have caused stress to release it….. ta ta!

My day has officially begun!

Today is a bit different, my youngest granddaughter and I had a slumber party last night,

This allowed mommy and daddy to have a date night.

It’s little girl hugs, (cannot get enough) coffee, making a bowl of lucky charms and  heading out to the front porch with my daughters lap top.

Fresh air,  peepers singing  in the background and the glow of the laptop screen.

 

 As soon as my  daughter comes downstairs a competition is planned.

Breakfast BOGGLE! To date, I am the champ. My brain is fresh this time of day.

Will I hang onto my title? Let the game begin!!

Boggle has been a part of  my life since I was young, I in turn taught it to my children.

No one has any idea how many hours we joyously, with pencils and paper ready- have flipped that little box of random letters over, started the timer and frantically scribbled every word we could find.  Laughter, silliness, giggles, a family at play.

No cell phones, no tv – just human interaction. Good  ol’ fashioned fun! Bonding.

This is how we make memories.

 

In a few hours, Ill be back on a plane to NH. (tearful  good byes, yet so blessed we had the time together.)

FAMILY. TRADITIONS. COMING TOGETHER AT THE SAME TIME.

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE!

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When was the last time you played games with your  family or friends?

 

Webster’s definition:

Definition of synchronize

  1. :  to happen at the same time

 

 

Have a glorious  Saturday! I will be thinking of you.

 

Kind Regards and all my love – K

 

Thank you Zen to Zany for your wonderful quotes and pics-  find her on Etsy .

 

 

Synchronize

Our Love

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Our Love, like a rose bud, once did blossom,

It's beauty,  now just some memories of the past.

Like the dried bouquet of roses, that once were fresh,

I'll forever cherish them, but know within my mended heart,

Things cannot go backwards, to where they got their start.

 

Kind Regards and reminiscing – K

 

 

Miracle Challenge #8

5. Write a Tiny Tale /Poem/ Haiku using below prompt image in 5 or less sentences(for tale) and 5 or less lines(for poem)

(https://miraclegirlblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/01/miraclechallenge-week-8-dated-2nd-8th-august-2016)

K’s Think Positive Opportunity and Caption the pic- Challenge#1

Good morning!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!

WINNERS  OF SHADOW SELFIE challenge #1

“Click quickly. Or I will pour this hot water upon you” Miracle girl Blog

“I told you I wanted to have a pyjama day!” – Watching the Daisies

it actually was K taking THE selfie picture while L.G.B. was taking a pic of me taking the pic… BUT one never knows...

Actually I related to both of the above captions!!  

It sure does look like someone is

about to pour water on someone's head... 

on the other hand I looked like I had a headache 

and wanted a jammy day!!

 

Thank you for playing.. Until next time….;)

 

Kind Regards and keep smiling – K

 

This is what I call a Shadow Selfie….

Another favorite POSITIVE SOLUTION!

Personally, I think they are the best thing since sliced bread!!

 

 

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SHADOW SELFIE copyrighted and supplied by L.G.B. and K

CAPTION THE PIC:

Here are the rules to join – (Please do!)

  • Provide, in the comment section, what you think the best caption, should be for this picture.  You may enter more than one caption, please limit it  to one per  comment. Have some fun with it! Let your creative juices flow! (don’t forget your blog URL)
  • All entries need to be in by Saturday, July 24 around midnight EST.
  • On Sunday, (God willing and the creek don’t rise!),  I will announce the winner- all comments  will be reviewed by L.G.B. and K, based on humor, irony, creativity, silliness, uniqueness and what tickles our fancy.
  •  All bribes are graciously reviewed and accepted based on value and 
  • TONGUE-TANTALIZING TASTINESS. ( we LOVE chocolate!) ha! 
  • Winners shall receive praises, warm thoughts, tweets and reblog of contest with WINNER ANNOUNCED! 

  BONUS “THINK POSITIVE” OPPORTUNITY:

 3 reasons why K THINKS “Shadow selfies”  

      are BETTER than regular photos!

  1. Having a bad hair day, who cares?

           a) You can’t see it!

           b) If the shadow does by slim chance show funny misplaced wisps of hair.                                                      There is zero proof that you were even there! ha!

       2.  If L.G.B. suddenly slams on the brakes and you are “wearing” your
DD coffee instead of “drinking” it , who’s going to know??  😉

       3. You ran out of the house and forgot to wear pants? (self explanatory!)

 

      Please, leave a comment:

    Why Shadow selfies are better than regular photos!!

     I’ll add it to the list,

   ( Don’t forget your blog URL, for the reblog, share and twitter posts!)

SUBMITTED SHADOW SELFIE CAPTIONS:   

“Click quickly. Or I will pour this hot water upon you” Miracle Girl Blog

“I told you I wanted to have a pyjama day!” – Watching the Daisies

PHEW!! have ya got all that??

                       I AM ON A POSITIVE ROLL!!   

WE DONT GET OLD 2

Kind Regards and silliness abounds – K

(Also writing for the Success Inspirer’s World)

 

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Link to buy me a coffee…

Our Dream House or…

The Black Wall Blog FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE #2

Word post I chose at bottom (No peaking, please) :p

 

It sat,   way up,  the hill

That house, we loved.

It looked, so peaceful, so homey

Surrounded by, VIBRANT colored,

Flower gardens,

Slate walkways

All nestled,  among EVERGREENS,  so tall

WHITE Birch, circled by LUSH bushes

A dream, come true

We signed, the papers

Friends gathered

We raised our glasses

to CELEBRATE!

We packed, moved in

GOD BLESS  OUR HOME.

 

 

That night, AFTER dark

They arrived, DARK clouds

Winds WHIPPED, it POURED

Air CRACKLED, lightening FLASHED

Thunder SHOOK, our home.

It happened

Total DARKNESS, Power OUTAGE

Candles FOUND,

Match STRUCK

FLAME GLOWED.

We watched our trees,

They SWAYED, then BENT

Then SWAYED, some more,

Windows RATTLED, shutters BANGED

Books FELL.

And then

We HEARD, a noise

Stairs CREAKED

He whispered, “WHAT’S THAT?”,

“Shhhhhhhhh QUIET!”,  I HISSED!

We FELT, a presence

We SAW, the shadow

A GLIMPSE, of steel

An AXE, blood covered!

I  SCREAMED!

I SHOOK, he said,

“WAKE UP!   It’s MORNING! ”

LOOKED around,

The SUN, SHONE brightly.

 

Kind Regards and still learning everyday – K

Daily Post Nightmare

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Flash Fiction Challenge #2

“You Can do Anything

                          You Set Your Mind to.”

~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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WELCOME BACK!  🙂

Flash Fiction Challenge #2

Entries due by Wed 7/27/16

All  posts/prompts from Friday 7/15/16 through today 7/21/16 (Thu) are acceptable. 

The daily posts are:

Nightmare/Unpredictable/Drive/Frail/Feast/ Depth/Carefree.

1) Write any short story/poem or prose piece you would like using one or more daily post/prompt. 

 THE TWIST: Whatever you choose:

Must be written using two-word sentences only!

THEY REALLY PACK A PUNCH! 

2) You may add any imaging you like.

3) Please tag your post #theblackwallblogflashfiction

4) Once published please post the link in the comment        section below.

5) Have fun!!  

(#5 is a perfect example of a two-word sentence!)

Flash Fiction challenge #1 entries were:

CREATIVE/UNIQUE AND WONDERFUL!

He stared – Miraclegirl Blog

My Journey The Black Wall Blog

Flash Fiction RIVERBED

FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE #2 entries:

Our Dream House or… The BlackWall Blog

 

I’m confused….. Miracle Girl Blog

 

Kind Regards and Flashing (giggle) – K

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The Handwriting Tag!

The Handwriting Tag!

Hello everyone!

A gigantic thanks to THE LIVING ME Blog who nominated me for this tag! Adelina, a young girl from CA. She defines, THE LIVING ME- “This blog is mainly to put a smile on peoples faces and put my thoughts into the world and to inspire others.” Anyone striving to make the world a better place has my vote- Let’s show her some support by visiting her Blog!!

Here are the rules of this tag:

  1. Write your name
  2. Write your blog name
  3. Write your favourite word and its definition
  4. Write something nice
  5. Write the name of your favourite song right now
  6. What’re you writing with?
  7. Write a fun fact about yourself
  8. Write/ draw your favourite emoticon
  9. Write a silly message
  10. Write who you’re tagging (the more the merrier😀 )

tag one in

Kind Regards and that’s all Folks – K

Milestone CELEBRATION!

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OH DARN!! Being human can be difficult.   🙂

          Correction– Flash fiction entries due by 7/20/16 

COME JOIN US- If you dare…muhahahaha!

LINK The Black Wall blog Flash Fiction Challenge #1

 

 

All comments, quips and witty remarks welcome!! 

 

Kind Regards and gratefulness abounds – K

 

5 Minute- Proof of Our Uniqueness Game

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What inspired me to do this?

What I deem to be one of the greatest quotes of all time:

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

ALL you need is 5 minutes? Got 5? Sure ya do!!  

 

What and Why are we doing this game?

I want to reinforce that –

“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”― Friedrich Nietzsche

            Our uniqueness is BEAUTIFUL, it should be embraced!

It will capture our invaluable uniqueness or maybe in some way we are alike, which would be wonderfully unique! Great minds and all that:

I  have broken it down to a simple basic “all language friendly” method.

I decided on playing with COLORS.

 

I had a hard time naming this because:

A) Exercisesounded too much like work! UGH!

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B) Experimentsounded too scientific. DOUBLE UGH!

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C) Game sounded just right- It makes me think of fun!

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Here are the rules of the game:

  1. Have a pencil/pen and scrap piece of paper ready.
  2. For each color listed, close your eyes for a second, then write down the first thing that you visualize when you think of that color.
  3. Then scroll down (no cheating, please), and check out my answers.
  4. *Please, reply with your answers with only the # beside them. *What you thought of this game (be honest) and please, DO NOT GIVE of MY answers to the game.*Do you feel this is proof of our individuality? If not why?
  5. Tag 3 friends/blogs you want to join us, reblog  it linked back to my blog and let’s see how many we can get to join our unique MEET AND GREET. 

ALERT!! If you match all of my answers- email me immediately!!That means we are twins that were separated at birth!!  Ha!

AND AWAY WE GO…

Here are the colors:

  1. Blue
  2. Orange
  3. Red
  4. Yellow
  5. Green
  6. Pink
  7. White
  8. Brown

Write down what comes to mind when you think of each color?? 

Okay! now you can scroll down.

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5- SPECIAL HINT: I was raised by someone into gardening- sooooo……

 

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My answers:

 Blue

foget me knots

 

 

Orange

bittersweet orange

Red

poppyseed

Yellow

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Green

hosta garden green

Pink

bleeding heart pink

White

birch tree white

Brown -NOT A FLOWER OR PLANT 🙂

 

BROWN CALF

CONGRATULATIONS!!- YOU SURVIVED!!

I know it was silly and a bit stupid but WHO CARES??

**Did you forget about life for a few seconds?**

 

This would be a spectacular time to go check out a few other blogs!

66476ae9c9d1b9516d04fa81438582f7REMEMBER- U R FABULOUS, JUST THE WAY U R!

“The things that make me different are the things that make me.”― A.A. Milne

 

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
― Robert Frost

Kind Regards and  cow paddies- K