My Latest Sewing Challenge

I decided it was time to enter my sewing creations in the church contest. I had been creating and recreating my beautiful covers for the kneelers for quite some time. Most people were just adding a plump piece of batting to the vinyl mats already covering the prie-dieu. My designs were pieces of art, not just some slipshod hack job done at the last minute. I knew the judges would eliminate the oddment entries immediately. I knew they would then scrutinize the quality submissions.

I am confidant that when they announce the winner tonight, it will be my time to shine.  MAT COVER PLUMP  JUDGE   ODDMENT   LAMP

FYI- This is a total piece of fiction. I saw some of the prompt words and my brain came up with the story. 


Where Do We Go Next? – Mini Fiction Challenge

Cyranny’s One Minute Fiction prompt (above) is to be the source of a one minute story. So here goes:

Each of us gets to choose a place where we want to travel next. We remove a pin from the board and add it to the map. Then we write the destination names on a piece of paper and whatever is drawn the family must go to. It is a strange way to pick a vacation spot, but it works for our family.

Fandango’s Provocative Question – Regrets?

Provocative Question this week is:
What is your biggest regret in life?

The question is difficult because all my major decisions have led me to this place in my life. I like where I am now.

That being said, I do regret not visiting my grandparents more when my children were little babies. Life was very difficult and we had little money for gas for the long trip. The joy my grandparents felt for having the fourth generation in their lives was awesome. I did what I could at the time, but now I regret not visiting them more often. I made sure, when my grandkids came along, to take them to AZ to visit my mom as often as I could. We changed my mom’s name to GG so the little ones could say it easily. My mother adored my grandkids and loved being called GG (great-grandma). 

I feel like I learned from my previous error and made better choices. I hope when I am a great-grandma (G-d willing) I will be able to see my great grandkids even more often.  

When is Reading Not Reading?

Frank aka PCGuyIV is the host for Truthful Tuesdays. He is looking for us to answer truthfully to his posted question. This week the question is: Aside from those with physical limitations that would impair their ability to actually read, does listening to audio books count as actually reading in your mind? Why or why not?

If you are talking semantics, then no, audio books do not qualify as “reading.” Putting that aside though, my purpose for “reading” is the enjoyment of absorbing what other people have written. There are times and places for each type of reading. I do enjoy the emotional connection between holding and reading an actual book.

My eyes are declining in the ability to read a book for long periods. I had radial keratotomy surgery in 1996. I had no idea that it was not a permanent fix to my coke bottle corrective lenses. According to my eye doc the deterioration will continue. It is a scary concept.

All that aside, my new iPad allows me to enlarge the print size. That is no less reading, than an actual book. I do enjoy audio books too. I wish I could have access to more audio books. As my purpose is to drink in other’s writing, it doesn’t matter to me how I get to do that.


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