Three Things Challenge – Aug 3

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Di at Pensivity101 says: “For those of you unfamiliar with the challenge, every day I list three things that may, or may not, be related.”

Your three things today are:

EXOTIC   PETS     TENNIS

 

 

I am not typically a fan of exotic pets. I never wanted small furry critters or slimy ones either.

As a child we had cats and dogs. If there was a stray that needed a home, it usually ended up at our house. I appreciate cats in other people’s houses, not in mine. I have exclusively dog’s now. 

The furbaby I have now is one of the few dogs I’ve had in my lifetime that loves to fetch. Rarely do I miss a morning play period with Annie. She loves to play with toys that squeak. But she will play longer with her tennis balls. I think because they they travel further she likes them more. 

After she runs barking at passersby I stop tossing the toys and I water the planters. We have a routine that we both enjoy. 

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Share Your World – August 3

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Melanie  is the host of Share Your World.

Questions:

What will finally break the Internet?  Do you believe it can be broken at all? I sort of figured that the internet might have been broken when everyone was quarantined at home.

What are some ‘red flags’ to watch out for in daily life?  (take it as you want) People without masks, not remembering to drink enough water resulting in aggravating my medical issues, keeping my favorite dark chocolate in limited supplies in my house

What’s the silliest thing someone has argued with you about? My ex told me he was leaving me because of a disagreement about which wall a dresser should be place on

What’s the strangest thing you’ve found lying on the ground / side of the road? Does an old drunk boyfriend count? LOL

Gratitude Section (optional as always)  

Today the mail-person delivered the last afghan ever made with my mother’s granny squares. It is a small lap quilt. To have my mom’s best friend discover that someone in their guild put my mom’s squares together and turned it in on the fifth anniversary of her passing is an immense gift of gratitude.

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August Writing Prompts – The 2nd of August

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Michelle at Putting My Feet In The Dirt has wonderful prompts for each day of August. Today’s prompt is delights and deliciousness.

 

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Fandango’s  Dog Days of August where today’s word is blog.   Fandango’s One Word Challenge today is pizzazz. 

I envy people who are multi-talented. (Not envy in a bad way.) There are many bloggers who are much more than just amazingly great writers who delight us daily with their pizzazz and talents. There are bloggers with great knowledge about flowers, music, photography, cooking, and all sorts of info beyond my reach. I can, and do, spend many hours reading blogs that enlighten me and make me feel connected to the authors.

After reading about and listening to music on blogs I am often uplifted out of a funk, into joy and happiness. I adore finding new (to me) artists. As I listen to my iPod in my car, Sirius at home, and CDs when I can, I rarely hear anything from the last decade or more. Blogs have expanded my music range.

When I see all the wonderful photography, I can’t wait to feel safe enough to take my camera to a camera store to get it fixed. I have my phone of course, but it’s not the same.

When bloggers share their flowers and gardens, I am able to enter their world and enjoy it with them. Knowing that they can see and feel the gifts of nature, makes me also enjoy my little gardening spots.

When I see and read about the great foods, bloggers make it makes me want to share in the deliciousness of the cuisine. This shelter in place has meant I am making more meals than ever. I am often prompted to try something new because of a spark initiated by a blogger. On the hot days we are having now the simpler the better. I am back to sandwiches for lunches and that is OK with me.

Blogging is such a positive community with much to learn and enjoy. I am so glad I am a member of this tribe.

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Song Lyric Sunday – Bee Gees

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Song Lyric Sunday is brought to us by Jim Adams.

I did not follow the directions properly the first time and I want to make an amends. I am trying again to do it right. I would like to present the Bee Gees, “Barker of the UFO.”

I was totally unaware that the Bee Gees were founded in 1958. I was more aware of them in the 70’s. They were a hit because of writing their own hits, as well as writing and producing several major hits for other artists. The fact that they shared their gifts is a confirmation of their great talent.

Barker sing me a song
Instead of counting trees,
Collecting aeroplane numbers now, Mr Barker

Clitheroe shine my shoes
Fly me to the moon,
Never before have I seen the like, Mr Barker

Then the moment of depression fell around, Mr Barker
And the changes of expression to a frown, My friend Barker

There must be something there
Shadow of a light, meaning men we are here, Mr Barker

Then the moment of depression fell around, Mr Barker
And the changes of expression to a frown, my friend Barker

There must be something there
Shadow of a light, meaning men we are here, Mr Barker

Barker sing me a song
Instead of counting trees,
Collecting aeroplane numbers now, Mr Barker

Clitheroe shine my shoes
Fly me to the moon,
Never before have I seen the like

Barker sing me a song
Instead of counting trees,
Collecting aeroplane numbers now, Mr Barker

Clitheroe shine my shoes
Fly me to the moon,
Never before have I seen the like

I enjoy many of the Bee Gees tunes. I even like their disco music.