Throwback Thursday # 66 That Was Then And This Is Now

This week Lauren at LSS Attitude of Gratitude said “I’m going through a crazy time in my life right now. I’ve gone from trying to herd kittens to running after a few ducks that keep getting out of line. I have surgery next week and I’m uncertain how long I will be out of commission. So, I’m cheating a bit this week and asking questions like I did in a former Throwback Thursday. They are different questions, but the same style.”

So this week’s rerun prompt is: That Was Then And This Is Now

1) When you were a kid, what were your creative outlets.

Painting, dancing, singing, writing.

As an adult, what have you created that you are most proud of?

Three sons?…I guess you mean creatively…My blog.

2) Have you ever saved someone’s life? Did you ever witness someone’s life being saved? Did someone save your life?

I don’t think I have ever saved anyone’s life…I am not aware of having done so. My Dad saved my life once he pulled me out of the River Isis in Oxford. I was very young but I still remember it. I think I helped to save my mother in law’s life by quickly realising she was having a stroke.

3) Did you ever get lost as a child? How did you handle it? Do you get easily lost now?

I don’t really remember but I probably did as I have terrible sense of direction and I am always going in the wrong direction 😃

4) Did you search out presents your parents hid from you?

Yes indeed we all did in our house!

Did you get caught?

We did but we never got into trouble because we never tried to open any.

Do you hide presents from family members as an adult?

Yes I have !

Are they ever found?

Not to my knowledge.

5) Do you have a special song that was sung to you by either of your parents.

My Dad always sung Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Dad would often change the words ! He often sang: Twinkle Twinkle little Bat how I wonder what your at! Up above the world so high like a tea pot in the sky.

Did you sing to your children?

I did but they’d laugh at me now!

(or pets) Care to share the tunes?

I sing to Ruby it’s usually a made up song.

6) What’s something you were afraid of as a child?


Being lost and alone.

What is something you are afraid of as an adult?

Being homeless.

7) What do you wish you would have learned more about in school?

Everything.

8) Is there something outside of school you were so interested in you taught yourself about it as an adult?

Writing.

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9) What made you laugh most when you were a child?

Being tickled.

What makes you laugh out loud now?

A good comedian.

10) What’s something from your childhood that helped to shape your outlook on life?

My mum and Dad they taught me so much .

© willowdot21 2019

Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #37. Use THANKFUL as your inspiration this week.

Gaia has given up her fruits and we gladly harvest them.
Like that first harvest it can be a life saver as days grow colder.
Let us all come together as one to thank Mother Earth.

Ronovan Writes Sijo Challenge Image

PART OF RONOVANWRITE’S WEEKLY SIJO CHALLENGE.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 15, 2022: HAPPY PLACE.

Badge by Shelley Krupa..

It’s Saturday and time for LindaGHill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Our prompt this week is; “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “happy place.” Write the first thing that comes to mind when you think of “happy place.” Have fun!

® willowdot21

There is a happy place inside my head it a place I go when I am tired, scared or ill. It’s full of family,friends, Ruby and music..

I have another place too, my blog, I feel safe and happy there. I have met so many wonderful and talented people there. I have met the virtually and physically and they are all lovely people.

A few bloggers. ©Blogger’s Bash

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When pain is over baring and I can’t get out of bed
I close my eyes and go dancing in my head.
I am still me even though I do not look the same
When I am feeling lost I play my saving game.
So sorry if you think me rude and blanch at things I’ve said
But when it all becomes too much I go dancing in my happy place, my blog or my head.

And now today day thanks to Dan Antion at No Facilities I have a new happy place The Island View Café . Thank y again Dan and friends for your hospitality. 💜

Part of LindaGHill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday.

Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday: Carte Blanche

Jim Adams

Well it’s Sunday again and time for Jim Adam’s to bring us our prompt for this week. Jim is giving us Carte Blanche this week, here’s what he had to say. “It is User Choice again here on Song Lyric Sunday and this gives you the option to choose whatever you like.  We had this before on October 4, 2020, so it has actually been two years and I thought I would bring it back again, because it brings so much variety (not because I am getting lazy).  I was thinking that maybe it would be a good idea to make this an annual start of October prompt, please let me know your thoughts on that.  So go your own way, or do your own thing, as this is supposed to be all about having fun today.”

So I gave this a lot of thought and I came back as I often do to Imogen Heap. It was here music that was the soundtrack to my learning to walk again after breaking my back , both times! In all honesty I believe her music really helped my recovery.

I have chosen a live version on Imogen playing Just for now, showing how she builds up her music , layering and recording and playing back her sounds before she invented her Me Mu gloves. Below is a video where Imogen explains how her gloves

She who hesitates is lost.

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Apparently I have been blogging for eleven years?
Really, I’m surprised I’ve not bored you all to tears.
WordPress sent me a shiny new certificate
Which I forgot to retrieve, until it was too late.
I’ve asked them nicely could I have another copy
As I missed out by being slow and sloppy.
Sadly “no we can’t” was their reply
But they hoped with them I’d continue to fly.
So here I am trying to celebrate
I have no proof I was too late.
Sadly it is a case of she who hesitates loses!
I am not fibbing, this is the *truthies.

💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

*Truthies, poetic license to make the rhyme.

Thank you all for following me !

I am

All💜

The love of a Dog.

© willowdot21

You are so tired your pain is tangible it breaks my heart to see you struggling. You are so brave you insist on your walk no matter how it makes you suffer.
Your breathing is so laboured as you walk, well wobble, you limp on all four legs.
Your wound still weeps as I do as I watch you. We both hide our pain as we know your Daddy is denying your struggles…he knows but it’s unspoken.
You may have weeks, months or days I just pray you are happy.

As you sleep do you dream of youth?
Puppy play and training to assist.
No rest, training starts young in truth
So much expected of you the heaven kissed.
You served, you worked , we gave you play.
We loved you from afar until the day
You came to live with us
We hope you have enjoyed your retirement
A princess among dogs we love you
Our children and their children love you too.

© willowdot21

Stay as long as you can but don’t suffer please.
Suit yourself this time, don’t worry about our ease.

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 269, 4/12/22, #Colleen’s SpecificForm:TankaProse.

Colleen Chesebro.

h#TankaTuesday #Poetry

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY!

This week’s form:

Tanka Prose.

I sit and watch her as she sleeps. She’s so tired these days age has taken it’s toll. I really am so grateful to her though the loyalty and love she shows me is far beyond wealth. She would follow me to the ends of the earth and truly so would I her.
Oh! She’s stirring now, bless her first action is to look for me.

love is her nature
devotion is her default

she’s my staff and stay
full of dreams of youth and play
she lightens my load always.

© willowdot21

This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 4th, 2022. Generosity.

jusjojan© LindaGHill

It’s January 4th, so this is the 4th prompt for Just Jot it January 2022, and it’s brought to us by Sadje. Thank you so much, Sadje! Please be sure to visit her blog to read her post and say hello. And follow her while you’re there, if you’re not already.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 4th, 2020, is “generosity.” Use the word “generosity” any way you’d like. Have fun!

Generosity

Two of the most generous spirits on wordpress died last year.
Sue Vincent and Mary Smith were both full of generosity.
They both gave freely of their time and their knowledge.
I was so grateful to have known both of them and met them at blogger’s bashes and on weekend workshops. I am grateful for what they taught me and what they shared.

A poem 💜

Generosity of the heart is the best gift
It wraps you up warmly and gives you a lift.
To give of your time often is worth more than money.
Kindness can stop rain and make dull days sunny.
To give your knowledge with good grace
To help selflessly then leave without trace.

My sister was very generous with her knowledge she was a fashion designer and shared all the gems she had garnered over the years with her trainees even though she was told. “Keep some knowledge back or someday the young ones won’t need you” She never listened and many of the people she helped are still intouch with her

I try to practice generosity of the heart and soul I really hope that I succeed. I want to learn help . I have some great examples to follow .

This is part of LindaGHill’s Just Jot it January.

Ruby is home!

© willowdot21

Home from Vetinary Hospital, after a traumatic month of shocks and operations. Fingers crossed cancer cut out, there is a lot of nursing to do but she deserves the best. There is some concern that the skin flap the Surgeons used to close the wound might necrotise but hubby and I will do our best to prevent this. Stitches out in 2/3 weeks.

Ruby says thank you everyone for sending her love and good wishes.💜💜💜

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 6, 2021

Badge by Shelley Krupa.

Here we are on Saturday and our host LindaGHill has set up our SoCs prompt : Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “close eyes and point.” Grab the closest printed material to you when you sit down to write your post, open it up (if it’s a book, flyer, etc.), close your eyes, and point. Whatever your finger lands on, use that as your prompt. Have fun!

Thanks. The nearest printed matter was a card from our middle son. I followed the instructions to a T. What I ended up with was THANKS. Well what can I do with that I asked myself, well I can celebrate it. Funnily enough it’s cropped up a lot this week. Firstly the card.

From our middle son, thanking us for helping him achieve something he never thought he might.

Then there were the flowers from hubby as a thanks for looking after him while he has been unwell.

Then there was the phone call from eldest son who said Thanks so much for being an ear and shoulder while he got through isolation and Covid the other week, miles away and on his own.

Just when I thought I was thank you’d out I got this what’s app from youngest son.

[05/11, 07:48] Hi Mum, I was thinking you of you this week. Especially when I was ironing the boys school shirts
Thanks for doing mine for all those years 😊

Well I thanked them all and I have to admit they all made me feel a million pounds, so I made sure I thanked them back .

Such a tiny word
Yet it means so very much
It lifts the spirits.

THIS IS PART OF LINDAGHILL’S STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS.

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