Becky is hosting her December Month of Squares with the subject time. It’s that time of year to attend holiday parties – get out your “ugly Christmas sweater!” Wearing “ugly Christmas sweaters” to a holiday party has become an American holiday tradition. So much so that now stores are marketing ugly sweaters and other garish […]Read More December Squares: Ugly Sweater Time!
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is: Funny. I looked through my photos to see which ones really made me laugh. Here’s what I came up with. Fish mailbox (Dempster Ave., Des Plaines) Speaking of fish, here are fish and duck Toby jugs: Dog Toby jugs: (If you are scratching your head, […]Read More CFFC: Make Me Laugh!
A prompt is a nudge to get you started on something. There are challenges on Word Press that give you prompts – some of them (like this one, Fandango’s One Word Challenge) are daily! That is tough for me, because by the time I have a chance to look through my email and find the […]Read More FOWC: Prompt
Our daughter is getting married next January and my nieces are holding a bridal shower for her in December. They are having a Hello Kitty theme, because the little girl in our daughter loves Hello Kitty! So the other day I was at the Goodwill store and saw a whole bin of stuffed Hello Kitties! […]Read More Month of Squares: Pink Kitty
This was my grand-niece, Rosie, on her first birthday (she’s now 3). Doesn’t every little girl love pink? Posted for Becky’s photo challenge September Month of Squares: In the Pink.Read More September Squares: Baby Pink
The Ragtag Daily Prompt today is sobriquet, a fancy word for nickname. I have always had the nickname Katy – not so unusual today, there being a number of famous young adult Katys. But when I was a kid, it was a rather unusual nickname. Most people whose “real” name was Katharine (or any of […]Read More RDP: My Nickname
The Ragtag Daily Prompt for today is labor. Labor unions are a vanishing breed these days, particularly in the United States, where corporate interests have instilled negative and often false information about unions in the American public. Several states have busted unions and then became “right to work” states. This euphemism is meant to be […]Read More RDP Monday: Labor
Does absence make the heart grow fonder? Absent the ones we love Memories of times gone by An empty house An empty building long ago abandoned Those absent Are what we covet Appreciation grows For those we no longer have, can no longer touch Love grows For our dearly departed A home we had to […]Read More Friday RPD: Absent
Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge is 4th in a series of photos, in which we are to find themes. Here is her photo for this week: Looking through my archives, I found the themes 2 guys, guitar, musicians, instruments, coffee, coffee house, sofa, messy stack of magazines on a coffee table. Coffee Guitar, musicians 2 guys, guitar, […]Read More CFFC: Music & Coffee
I like to participate in Cee’s weekly Share Your World, that is, if I can think of something interesting to say! So here goes… Which tastes better: black or green olives? Neither – I don’t like olives. This may sound weird, but the “best” olive I ever ate was a raw one, right from […]Read More SYW: On families, rooms, olives, and space travel