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Weird things one thinks about at 5:00 in the morning.

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Went to sleep last night at 9:00pm.  Awoke at 5:00am to the sound of a dog panting.    Rottie Mutt had plunked down in front of the fan and was blocking Errrrr Dog’s… Continue reading

Can’t sleep — so what else is new?

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I used to read Tarot cards.  And I was good at it.  Then, I stopped reading them for the worst of reasons:  Love. When you give up something because someone you love doesn’t… Continue reading

Advertisements from long, long ago — Father’s Day edition

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Originally posted on bluebird of bitterness:
I’m reblogging this excellent reminder of yester-year father’s day ads. There was a time when women were advised to smoke “for good health.” Doctor’s smoked in their offices, too. Makes you wonder what… Continue reading

Father’s Day thoughts

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As a parent of children 43 and 41, I remember what it’s like to be “on-call” 24/7.  As a grandparent, I know that both my children can tell you the same thing:   Parents… Continue reading

40,000 words!

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From May 19 through June 14th:  40,000 words!!!! I’ve just written a new book. Now for the hard part Turning it into a work that can be published instead of Hemingway’s description:   Exhausted… Continue reading

99 word prompt : too many hands

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June 13, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about the work of many hands. Is it a cooperative effort or something else? Go where the prompt leads!… Continue reading

Cat found

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Yep.  Cat found. All it took was dad calling him for the 100th time. He’s presently licking his paw on top of my mail after devouring half a can of tuna. Nope…now he’s… Continue reading

Cat Ckarma

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Yesterday morning I was getting ready for work, and busily soaping my hair in the shower, when I heard two dogs having a disagreement.  That happens on occasion; when they’re playing, one will… Continue reading

Four O’clock catty thoughts

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This  is my favorite picture of my favorite cat who is still alive. This is my favorite cat who died at 13 from a heart condition the vet said would kill him by… Continue reading

Senseless Sunday Sarcasm : Guilt

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Sheriff’s office 1856 “Hello, Ma’am,”  Sheriff says.   “There are people riding by my house at night on horseback,” Ma’am says.  “I think they’re up to no good.” “I’ll be waitin’ for them tonight,”… Continue reading