Category Archive: holidays

May the 4th (of July) be with you

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Week one in California. Yesterday, we went to Joshua Tree National forest.   Apparently, a forest doesn’t need real trees. We went to the cafe next to the visitor’s center — where I remembered… 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

99 word prompt : Valentines

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February 14, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about valentines. It can be Valentine’s Day, the exchange, love for another, romance, or friendship. Have a heart and… Continue reading

Please (don’t) be my valentine

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Ah, the memories. My first experience in elementary school.     Teacher:  “You have to put a card in everyone’s box.” Student(s):  “But I don’t want to!  She had cooties!” (aka Tourette’s Syndrome).  … Continue reading

Just a reminder on New Year’s Eve

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Just a reminder: Mine crew are already cringing in corners and it’s only 7:00 pm. All around the world when the new year begins,  pets run away at the sound of fireworks. This… Continue reading

Meowy Arfs-mess

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MERRY CHRISTMAS From Florida! I did my shopping online at Amazon.   3 gifts certificates. My shopping is done. For your Christmas cheer, here are a few of the reasons I don’t have a Christmas… Continue reading

Fractured Christmas Carols

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YouTube is full of surprises.   I love listening to Christmas carols.  And what’s more festive than one that makes you laugh? Have a few fractured Christmas carols.  They come at you like rubber… Continue reading

JOELLE’S TALES: FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH #TMAT120 #WRITING #PROMPT FOR DECEMBER 2018

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PLEASE participate   It’s not like I’m asking you to be the grinch for Christmas.  My husband already took that job.   TELL ME A TALE IN (EXACTLY) 120 WORDS     Welcome to DECEMBER… Continue reading

Thankful

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Being thankful — that’s what it’s all about.    I’m thankful for a family who reads my blog …in self-defense. I’m thankful for the people in my life who understand …that I’m not-quite-right.… Continue reading

JOELLE’S TALES: FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH #TMAT120 #WRITING #PROMPT FOR NOVEMBER 2018

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PLEASE participate   It’s not like I’m asking you to eat two turkeys while wearing a Jason mask and singing Jingle Bells at the same time.   TELL ME A TALE IN (EXACTLY) 120 WORDS… Continue reading