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Lucky To Be Alive

I have often said that I am the luckiest woman in the world.  I’m not lucky because of the good things that happen to me, but because of the REALLY bad things that don’t happen to me.  I don’t know why I am still alive.  That Wednesday should have been my last day…

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It’s Been a While

It’s been a year and a half.  I feel so guilty for not writing.  In 2014 I thought I would end up writing every day.  I could see myself developing my website, getting a theme, reading all the different ways to make money with my blog.  And then on April 8, 2014, I quit.  I didn’t taper off.  I just stopped.  It’s what I do.   Continue reading

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Share Your World – 2014 Week 13

Share Your World – 2014 Week 13

Do you believe in extraterrestrials or life on other planets? 

What type of pet or pets do not want to have?

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

What type of transportation would you be? Why?

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Just another day in the life of Crimson red from planet Rouge in the Crayola System.

I just teleported to lunch with Royal Blue.  I hate it when Royal brings her rodent with her.  I don’t care that it is on a leash and is classified as a service animal.  It’s a pest.

I’m grateful for the discovery of the the rest of the races from the Federation of the United Universes.  I always knew they were out there and they sure make life more interesting.  I’m looking forward to the Unolympics on Planet Centarian in 2536.



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Dream Crusher or Granter?

Daily Prompt: I Walk the Line



Have you got a code you live by? What are the principles or set of values you actively apply in your life?


This doesn’t completely follow the Daily Prompt and it is a day late, but it does pertain to codes and values.  So I will stray a little from the topic.


Ok, I feel so conflicted.  Last week a friend asked me for a big favor.

She is part of a nonprofit that awards grants to kids for artsy after-school and summer programs.  It’s a pretty cool program and I am glad to help her out.  The help that she needed was an outsider to read about ten applications, review them, and recommend full, partial or no award for each kid.  The kicker was that it need to be done in about 10 days.

I can do this.  I’m a teacher and am used to objectively evaluating students.  No problem…and then I started reading. Continue reading


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The Train that Wouldn’t Pass

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It’s the end of Spring Break and I haven’t been out of the house much.  I’m bad about being active during breaks from school.

“Let’s get out of the apartment.  We need ice and I need to stop at he convenience store” Mercy prods me.

Ok, I’ll be ready in a minute.  What’s it like outside?   Is it raining?

“Not raining right now, the sun’s even out.”

I look in the mirror. Wow!  I showered last night, but my hair is spiked on one side.  A quick rub with a damp washcloth and some leave in conditioner and I look normal again.

Ready!  Let’s go.

I grab my jacket before heading to the door.  We walk out the door.  As I get two steps from the sidewalk, I see big rain drops slowly coming down.

“Shut up!  It wasn’t raining a minute ago!”

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

I didn’t say a word, just put on my jacket and stepped into the rain.

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Born to Be With You

Daily Prompt: Born to Be With You

Got a soul-mate and/or a best friend? What is it about that person that you love best? Describe them in great detail — leave no important quality out.

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!

Mercy is my partner of 16 years.  She’s 5’10” , has short brown hair with blonde highlights, beautiful brown eyes, a cute little crooked nose, long elegant hands and feet, big-boned, flawless skin with a slight natural tan, and long legs.  She doesnt find herself beautiful, but I get lost in her face.  I have a thing for vampires and after her long stay in the hospital last year she now has semi-permanent vampire bite marks on her neck where her central line was. (I know I’m weird.)


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