Tale Weaver – #310 – Tired and Run Down – 14th January

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

With a new year upon us and the stresses of 2020 behind us, (or are they), consider the new year and what it brings to us.

For many of us older folk, being tired and run down is often a daily event.


Normally , I wouldn’t admit to being tired and rundown!

Nopes, not at all I’d say even when I am. But today, or rather since yesterday I am feeling very much tired and rundown and grumpy too.

The reason is that I got what I wished for. That’s why it is dangerous to wish for things before one thinks them through. I was wishing that I could just stop eating so much and go back to my weight losing habits.

I suffer from these bouts of hyperacidity and stomach discomfort when I became careless of my intake of coffee, tea, and spices. That’s what happened to me and now I am not happy with my tummy.

I can’t have coffee or regular food. I am taking a bland diet and meds to deal with this episode. I’m hoping that there is some positive impact of this incident and I may have lost a couple of pounds. Hopefully!

So I am feeling out of sorts and tired. I hope this passes away soon.




Sunday Poser # 11

Welcome to another Sunday Poser

We are in the third week of 2021 already.

We naturally look forward to the start of the new year with hope and aspirations. But this year is not ordinary. It is preceded by a very difficult year in the memory of most people alive.

My question this week is;

What are you excited or apprehensive about this year?

I am excited about the new covid vaccine. We are hoping to get vaccinated when it becomes available to us. That will reduce the amount of stress we experience when anyone of us has to venture out of our home for work or essential shopping.

What I am apprehensive about is that people will relax their guard too soon and would treat the vaccine as a panacea and stop taking proper precautions. That would be so very dangerous.

What are your hopes and fears regarding this year?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

Thank you for visiting.



JusJoJan January 17 2021 – Check

Linda is the host of JusJoJan

One needs to keep the desires in check

Turn on the tv or visit a social media site

And they bombard you with things you should buy

They invoke the desire to get the latest and the best

But one cannot give in to these impulses

It’s better to take a step back and reassess the situation

And keep a check on what you buy and what you wish




The Friday Four – Game 8

Rory is the host of The Friday Four

Do you ever simply stop and wonder ‘Where has time gone to?’ or is it something that never bothers you?

In the past I would be rushed for time, running after it to get my chores done. But not anymore. Now I am a lady of leisure and very seldom short of time. So if it passes away quickly, all the more better.

If you had a warning label, what would yours read?

Beware, free advice ahead!

What fact amazes you every time you think of it?

How divided the human race is today. We should have been more united because we should be more aware of the similarities between us all.

What kind of activities do you enjoy doing and what would you never do?

I love blogging, walking, listening to music, and playing with my grandchildren.

I would never ( voluntarily) do scuba diving, parachute jumping, mountain climbing, or any other high-risk activity. I wouldn’t want to do anything to make myself incapacitated!




Thursday Inspo – Umbrella

Paula is the host of Thursday Inspo

Umbrella rain boots

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration!

This week’s theme is umbrella and the image is above. Here’s a snippet of song from Train’s “Umbrella.”

Now that it’s raining more than ever
Know that we’ll still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella
You can stand under my umbrella


How many umbrellas do you own?

None, when I need them!

How many have you bought?

Ten maybe more

Where do they all disappear to?

The same place where my socks go to. A land where it never rains.




Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 31

Glen is the host of LTPP

Your challenge or writing prompt is this:

  • what emotions or feelings get evoked or aroused in you when you look at this photograph taken by Lynn

Remember, the goal isn’t necessarily to tell me and others exactly what the picture is.

The creative goal for all of us is “what does the picture evoke in you; what emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in you and to share it that with others.

Our Week 31 prompt was taken through our front window last winter. It is a male Northern Red Cardinal.


A flash of red in the winter white

It livens up the desolate landscape

Just the presence of this majestic bird

Fills my heart with the hope of good things to come

I look into its eyes and feel the message it’s conveying

Appreciate the beauty of nature around you but

Never try to possess it or cage it for your pleasure

Let me fly free as you are born to roam free




Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday and JusJoJan 16 January 2021

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday and JusJoJan

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “first thing.” Start your post with the words, “first thing” and go from there. Bonus points if you end your post with the last thing. Have fun!


First thing that a baby does when it arrives in this world, she gives a loud cry! Where am I? What’s this new place, open bright, and full of strangers. Where is the cozy womb, dark and comforting, which held me safe for so many months?

Then she adjusts, nurtured by her mom and family, and grows up to love this new bigger world. Life goes on and there comes a time when it ends.

Now it’s time to go back into a small dark space but it won’t be warm or cozy. It’ll be cold and hard earth.

We will all go through this cycle and there is a beginning and an end. But it need not end with death. We can leave good memories and deeds behind. People who knew us would remember us fondly and we can live in their hearts and minds.




The Chocolate Box Game 1

Rory is the host of this new challenge

1 Who was your favourite cartoon character when you were a growing up?

Tom and Jerry

2 Have you ever had a crush on someone as an adult?

All the dashing Hollywood heroes. Sadly it never lasted long.

3 Night or Day Time which is best for you and why?

Night works best for sleeping and day for working! 😛

4 Have you ever had sex in deep snow as opposed to a light frosting?


5 What are three of your weirdest quirks?

• Trying to plan trivial details in advance

• Getting all my chores done in a certain order

• Too much blogging ( according to my family!)

6 Can you sum up your personal life for the year 2020 using only 7 words?

An eye-opener, realizing personal goals, saddening for the loss of life

( Way more than 7 words)

7 What’s the most embarassing position you have ever been stuck in?

I don’t think it was the most embarrassing position, but it was quite so when I lost the key to my apartment by letting it fall into the elevator shaft. I had to pay $75 for replacement and lost a lot of time in getting a spare one from the management. After that, I never took the key out of my bag before coming out of the elevator.

8 Some words simply roll off your tongue as if they were honey, what are three of your favourite words?

• What

• Yes

• Nopes!

9 What sweety things do you like to consume for pleasure?

Dark chocolate with fruity flavors. I recently discovered dark chocolate with black currents. It’s so good.

10 Do you currently have a favourited song and if so what is it?

It keeps on changing almost every week.

Right now it’s Blinding lights by The Weekend!


11 PJ’s, Tee shirt and shorts, Naked or Other – What is your preference?


12 What is your most favoured breakfast dish?

Anything that someone else makes for me!

13 Which colour is best worn to display your passion with life?


14 If you had to be soaked in a liquid that wasn’t water, what would you choose and why?

Ice, after I am dead!

15 Underwear or Commando?

Of course, underwear.

16 Which bed size do you prefer for whatever – Single, Twin, Bunks, Double, King, Queen or Other – and why?

King size! I like the room.

17 How quick are you to react to no warning, last minute moments?

I go with the flow.

18 You have just woken up …. the first thing you do is?

Grab my phone to check my sleep stats!



Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 168

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge


Well, there are more terms and conditions in this prompt than any other episode of the Exploration Challenge. Enjoy the difference 🙂


A breakdown in domestic water supply


  • President of a municipal corporation
  • A harangued home-maker
  • Founder of a fund-raising startup
  • Seller of water tankers 
  • A poet/writer


Work-from-home scenarios, Covid, weather or whatever you can think of.


Write a story as small as a sentence, or as large as 500 words, or somewhere in between. I promise to read the entire piece.

If you can tell a poetic tale or write a ballad, you are most welcome to do it.

The story has to be from the perspective of any one of the given characters. The other characters in the piece can be one or more of those listed here, or any other character you can introduce in the plot. No restrictions on those self-driven bots which take over your thoughts.

Create a post on your blog, and copy-paste the link in Comments. In case you are using a pingback, do check back to see if it has worked.


I stare at the faucet with hope in my heart

Will it reward me with a gush of clean water

Or will a dribble of cloudy brown liquid will come

When I’ll turn it on early in the morning for my ablutions

Should I tell it a story of a brave faucet that overcame all odds

Or recite to it a loving ode written in its praise

I need water………….

But I have no technical skill only my poetry

To induce or encourage it to pour out a handful of clean water

It’s a struggle to be on time if there is no clean water to assist me

In my morning rituals!




JusJoJan January 15 2021 – Button

Linda is the host of JusJoJan

Some people would push the wrong buttons

Spoiling your mood and the day along with it

If you give them the power, they’re sure to abuse it

It would be better if we remove these buttons from their reach

Keep them hidden safely away, so that they don’t

Have any control over your emotions, reactions or life