My cart

This week’s Wednesday challenge on Susan and GC is the word CARTS.

Today I went grocery shopping. I loaded my cart with enough stuff to last the coming month of July. I was leaning more on my cart because walking has become painful for me now. And I am going to get it fixed.

This Saturday, I’m going for surgery on my left foot to fix the fallen arch and arthritis in my ankle. It’s not a particularly long or painful operation ( that’s what I’ve been told) but it comes with a tough proviso! I am not supposed to put any weight on it for at least 6 weeks.

This has put me in a state of worry because how will I go about my daily chores on just one leg. I feel hopping isn’t a good idea because I am overweight and already have an artificial knee.

I’ve decided to let things be and hopefully, this issue will be sorted out when the time comes. I am ever the optimist.

If anyone has had any experience in this regard, please do share it with me. Also need your prayers and best wishes.



Written for;Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Carts, hosted by Sue W and GC



Creating a storm in a teacup


Have you heard the word, “ Alarmist”?

I’ve met a few of them and surprisingly, or perhaps not, they are related. Perhaps it runs in their genes!

They create storms in teacups and mountains out of molehills. The term, “what if” looms large in their thinking and every sort of negative scenario becomes not only possible but also imminent in their minds. This happens especially in the middle of the night when they consider it their duty to wake people sleeping and ask them worriedly, what if this happens or what if that happens?

You might have guessed that I’m talking about my husband and someone closely related to him.

I tell him all the time to relax and wait to see if that situation actually develops. And more often than not, it never does.

Written for;Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Alarms, and Weekend Challenge- Middle, hosted by Sue W and GC



A parallel universe

Looking into a mirror

You see everything in reverse

A parallel universe, just opposite

Have you ever thought of jumping in it like Alice

To experience that world in reverse

Or like me you have wasted many hours

Just thinking of the possibilities

Of existing in a parallel universe


Written for;Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Parallel and weekend prompt – Waste ,hosted by Sue W and GC



Blue as the sea

“Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent.” ~ H. P. Lovecraft

It’s the first weekend of the month, so it must be time for our June colour challenge. This month partner GC and I have chosen Nautical Blue as the colour.

Over the deep blue sea

My choice for nautical blue is this song that my grandkids love.

In response to ;Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge – Nautical Blue, hosted by Sue W and GC



Ironing as a hobby!

Ironing was never something that I liked. Perhaps because it’s mostly hot in our country and ironing is hot work. In college, we were doing women guard training and had a military-style uniform that had to be starched and ironed by your truly every week, and I hated doing it.

But ironically, when my kids were in school, the guy who used to do the ironing for us left unannounced and I was left with this job, at that stage I started enjoying ironing. I’d take out the semi wet clothes and iron them to a great finish. As we wear mostly cotton here it was way better to let the clothes dry completely and then iron them.

I used to put on music and let my mind wander while ironing. I solved many problems this way. I think as far as mindless activities go, ironing is one of the best one.

Your prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “iron(y).” Use “iron,” use “irony,” or use both. Use them any way you’d like. Bonus points if you use both. Have fun!


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Chop chop

“Instead of chopping yourself down to fit the world, chop the world down to fit yourself ~ D.H Lawrence


Chopping has never been my strong or safe suit. While chopping, I’m likely to cut a finger or two. Not all the way, thankfully but a nick is definitely on the cards. I’ve gotten those gadgets that one can use to chop or slice veggies but in my hands, they aren’t safe either. I have slice bits of my fingers with the carrots.

They say practice makes us perfect so I guess I need to do a lot more practice yet for I’m in no way perfect. I envy those people who I see on the cooking shows who slice, dice and chop at lightening speed without hurting themselves or anyone else in the process.

Till such time that I become perfect at chopping, I’ll try to be as careful as I can for I do need all my fingers and thumbs.


Thumbs by Sabrina Carpenter

Written for;Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Chop, hosted by Sue W and GC



Don’t let fear govern your life

“The fear for tomorrow is the reason many never prepared for tomorrow. You don’t have to worry about tomorrow, just put all your strength into preparing for it.”- Plumcious.


Fear grips us is a vice

The fear of failure

The fear of being unpopular

The fear of offending loved ones

From living life as we want

It stops us from being ourselves

Don’t let fear rule your life

Don’t fear fear.


Written for;Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Fear (What if?), hosted by GC and Sue W



Let’s begin

This week GC and Sue W has given us the word Beginningas your weekend challenge.

“Every new day begins with possibilities!” ~ Ronald Reagan


Let yesterday go
To be a part of the past
Tomorrow is an unknown mystery
Yet to unfold,
Today is what we have
Let’s begin the rest of our life
From today
With a resolve to do better than yesterday
So that when tomorrow comes
We can face it without regrets


Written for;Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Beginning, hosted by Sue W and GC