5 July 1985 -35 Years and counting

I have been married for 35 years, today.

More than half of my life!

It’s been quite a ride, I went from a naive 23-year-old to a 58-year-old grandmother of three.

Married life means a lot of adjustments and compromises. If a person thinks that by getting married they are going to get their happily ever after, they are in for a disappointment.

Marriage is a lot of hard work and it takes years to establish a family. I am lucky that I found a wonderful man and it was not that difficult to make it work.

But two people, however similar they may be, are still two different personalities. And to find harmony and sameness within a relationship takes a lot of give and take.

My journey was not very easy but love, understanding, and a will to make it work, made things manageable. I am today so proud of my three children who all are doing well in their own lives. And of course my three lovely grandchildren too.

Here’s to many more years of happy married life!

The adventure continues 💖

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50 Words Thursday # 79

Kristian is the host of 50 Words Thursday this week

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50-word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.
  • HAVE FUN!

So here is the picture for this week:

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And the words: “My orders are clear. Eleven o’clock was the deadline.” – The Moon is Down – John Steinbeck.

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My orders are clear. Eleven o’clock was the deadline and I needed to follow the orders to the dot.

I entered the warehouse and asked the shift manager to start loading the merchandise onto the transporters.

“Why is it taking so long”, I yelled impatiently.

“Sir, there’s a problem with the merchandise” he answers.

“What do you mean a problem? You were told to have it all ready before 11 and now it is almost 11:15! You know what my orders are? ” I yelled again losing my temper.

Just then a young man hurried in with a clipboard in his hand.”All done sir”, he said smartly.

I ventured out to check. The sheep were mulling about in the back of the truck.

But where was the black sheep?

I checked again and couldn’t see it.

“You’ve lost the most important part of the consignment!”

“These genetically modified sheep are precious and the back one was extra special. Without it, the whole mission will fail”.

“Please do check sir”, came the confident reply, ” it is camouflaged and hiding at the back”

After checking that he was correct, I drove the truck and my next stop was the shearing house.

200 Words

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12 Bloggerz July Edition

Rory is the host of 12 Bloggerz

Do you think the music you personally listen to [as in your favourited artists over just generalised commercial listening] suit and reflect your true personality?

I never thought about it that way. I just go with the feel of the song. If I like it it goes on my play list.

But there are some songs that do speak to the inner me. And yes they can be called as truly reflecting my personality.

What’s your average ‘online screen time’ equate to per day in hours?

I am blogging all day long. Not consistently but sporadically. So I think around 5-6 hours. I blog from my phone and would pick it to check my blog after every few minutes.

Are you currently happy with your Government’s management of your country?
[If you wish to simply answer yes or no you can, equally if you wish to elaborate in more depth you can do that too]

Nopes! Is there anyone who is?

How many actual ‘real people’ as opposed to virtual people do you actually give a damn about and what happens to them?

I care about my family, friends and mine and my husband’s extended family. So all in all they are around hundred people. And I am deeply concerned about my blogging family too. So I’d say a couple of hundred people.

Quick!! No body’s watching!! What crazy thing would you do if nobody was watching which you can’t do normally because it embarasses you or is perhaps a little too naughty?

Do a little jig as I walk with my favorite song playing in my earbuds! Shhh….. don’t tell anyone.

If you HAD to leave the country in a hurry and in a disguise – what have you done??

Wrote lot if anti- Trump posts on my blog!

What are some of the most adventurous or craziest/strangest or weirdest things you would like to do before you die?

I think since I somehow missed on the adventure gene, I will probably like to write a book ( that would become an instant bestseller) before I die!

What is your opinion or do you have any thoughts on the whole virtual reality industry and the way it will soon become more of an acceptable way of life in the replacement of holidays, adventures and or the workplace?

Never did think about virtual reality seriously. Maybe if I’m faced with the option, I would think about it seriously.

What do people always get wrong about you when first starting to get to know you?

Maybe that I am a snobby person, whereas I am just shy. 😅

What’s the strangest dream/nightmare you have ever had?

I never remember my dreams or nightmares long enough to write about them. But one thing I do remember from my teen years that I used to dream that my mom was still alive, just living somewhere else. I guess too many stories around that theme caused these dreams.

What’s the most trouble you have ever been in?

Me! In trouble!!!

What’s the worst date you’ve been on and why?

A dinner date with my husband where the discussion about politics got a bit too heated. But we really forgot all about it the next day!

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Daily Prompts- Eyes wide open

Today is the day

To ascend in hope

Not to fall in despair

Some have a penchant for gloom

But today is not the day for misery

Throw the cares over your shoulder

And greet the day with a smiling face

Let the childlike excitement take over

Count all the positives and ignore the negatives today

Open your eyes wide with wonder and amazement

You do have the discretion to decide

What you’ll carry forward and what you’ll discard

Happy Independence Day!

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Discretion

3TC;

Sorted, Smiling, Shoulder

FOWC;

Penchant

RDP;

Eyes

Word of the day challenge;

Excitement

Saturday Mix;

– ascend and descend

– hope and despair

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 3

Glen is hosting this weekly prompt

Art(including pictures and images) should evoke an emotional response in those who are viewing them. That’s why art can leave such a long lasting and poignant imprint within the depths of our psyche.

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.

(This picture of leaves frozen in a creek was taken back in 2018, at the McCrae Lake Conservation Reserve located not far from our “old homestead.”)

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Held prisoners for the entire season

Frozen in place unable to move

These leaves under the ice wait for a new season

Temperature to rise, the ice to thaw

They will be set free to head in any direction they chose

We too are homebound and immobile held by fear

Cautioned against reckless behavior and told to be careful

We too are waiting for the season of fear to change

So that we can scatter in the direction of our choosing

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Thursday Inspiration – Moon

Paula is the host of Thursday Inspiration

This week’s theme is moon and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Moondance,” a 1970 song from Van Morrison.

Well, it’s a marvelous night for a moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
‘Neath the cover of October skies

Cats on a roof with a full moon

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A full moon in the hazy night sky

Mystical moonlight silvery nightscape

Silhouette trees look eerie, bushes threatening

Each shadow looks menacing

Tentative steps hesitant approach

Afraid of wishers weary of rustling

Heart beating wildly, drops of sweat on forehead

Finally relief as I cross into my threshold

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Also included;

Tuesday Writing Prompt;

Mystic Moonlight

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday 4 July 2020

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “toss
.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! https://www.quaintrevival.com/

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Sitting on the couch all day can turn one into a couch potato….. really! You are unwilling to get up for anything other than going to the bathroom.

“Hey toss me that packet of lays”,

or “toss me my book I’ve left in my room”.

“Do be a dear and toss me that pillow. I think I’ll take a little nap on the couch!”

The result of this daytime activity is pretty predictable;

All night you will toss and turn in your bed because you are not tired at all. How can one get tired by sitting or sleeping on the couch all day long?

I think it is better to toss this attitude out the window, put on your walking shoes, and get out in the fresh air to burn some of that energy. I will guarantee that you will enjoy a good night’s sleep. No more tossing and turning in the bed for you!

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