Well, here we are again, boy time flies when you’re having fun! Grab your tea, iced or hot, and let’s talk! We have much to share and I saved the comfy seat just for you. No, this one over here. Ok, comfy? Good! 🙂
If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! May the luck of the Irish be with you today!! Watch out for leprechauns. They’ll steal your lucky charms!
If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: Daylight Savings Time came and went, and it took me THREE days to get used to it. I was walking around like a zombie. More than usual! lol I really hope they decide to keep the clocks right where they are.
If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: we had a lovely morning/afternoon at church. We got to see our dear friend, John Kooch, lead worship. Boy, can that man sing! I’ll let you in on a little secret. I’m hoping he’ll be doing the audio version of my new book that’s coming out soon! After service, we had fellowship, where we chatted, and celebrated pastor Charlie’s birthday! Mmm, cake!
If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: I had a great time puppy sitting for Layla! She was such a good girl. She diligently stood watch by the kitchen window, waiting for her Rosie to return. Eventually, she came and hung with me on the sofa, and we watched Criminal Minds together. I think she really likes Shemar Moore, but then what girl doesn’t! Then Lys took me out to lunch! Doesn’t get any better than that!
If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: Thursday night we went to an open mike night at the Buena Vista Ballroom. They had four singers and a DJ. The ballroom is very 1920ish looking, with beautiful chandeliers. I was asked to photograph the night, which I did. I may share the pics on Wednesday.
If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: Friday morning, I was draggin! After grooving (does anyone really say that anymore?) the night before, I was pooped! But, I took Mama to get her hair done and then she took me to lunch. McDonald’s. She likes it there. This time, she got a Happy Meal, and yes, the toy, too, although she gave it to Lys. She asked me if I gave mine away to little kids, I said, yes, me. She laughed. It’s always so good to see my mother laughing and smiling. I know she’s in a lot of pain, but she’s a trooper. ❤
If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: after the debacle that is Facebook, I heard over 15 million users closed their accounts. Which brings me back to MeWe!! I love it. It’s a bit much at first, but once you get the flow of it, it’s a dream. I’m so happy Colleen told me about it. Come over and check it out for yourself, and while you’re there, let’s connect! mewe.com/i/dorindaduclos
If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: we had an amazing lightning storm. Yes, I am the one who sits in front of the sliding glass doors and watches, after the news people warn you to stay away from doors and windows. Sorry, dude, not gonna happen. It’s nature, and I am a nature lover!
If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: speaking of nature… I don’t like camping. Nope, you’re not going to get me to sleep on the ground with the bugs and snakes and whatever else might cross my path. I always tell hubby, sure I’ll go, just drop me at the Hilton. I even wrote a poem about it! If you’d like to read it, you can find it here –> Camping. I did it once, maybe twice, but it’s not my cup of tea. Hubby’s the outdoorsman, and Alyssa is right there with him. So he has his camping buddy, and I get a peaceful weekend. 🙂
As for this week coming up:
If we were sipping tea, basking in the sun and talking I would tell you: since it’s St. Patrick’s Day, I am cooking corned beef, cabbage and potatoes and carrots! I’ll be sure to take a pic for next weeks get together. Are you cooking? Do you celebrate?
If we were sipping tea, basking in the sun and talking I would tell you: Time to get my day in gear. I’m not getting any younger! Have a blessed week ahead, my friends!
We hoard away material things we really don’t want
While thinking we’re living an illustrious life, indeed
We should never forget those, with faces, so gaunt
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“I, I did what you told me to do! Why are you so angry?” asked the little one.
“You did not do what I told you to do.” said Mama. “I give up, young lady. I don’t know why you can’t follow simple directions!”
Bewildered by her mother’s outburst, the little one sat, wistfully staring out the window. The moon was full tonight, her favorite time to watch it. “I don’t understand, Moon. She is so angry with me.” Of course, the moon didn’t answer. She just kept hanging around in a clouded sky. The little one just sighed. She had been doing that a lot lately. Mama expected so much from her, and she was only seven. Why wasn’t she allowed to be a child?
Born into witchcraft, Hailey was expected to be trained in the ways of the witches. But she had no desire to do so, and it showed. She kept messing up spells, and not listening when Mama told her what to do. She thought by now Mama would understand and stop pressing her. But it got worse. This time she had really done it.
“I don’t get it, any of it, “ she continued talking to the moon. “I don’t want to be a witch. I want to be a normal child. Do you think that will ever be? Oh, Moon, why won’t you talk to me?”
Hailey heard Mama coming back to the room, and she came to sit next to her. Hailey’s head was hanging down, and Mama gently lifted it with her hand. She saw the anguish in Hailey’s face, and realized, that perhaps, this life wasn’t going to work for her. She had dreamt of the day she would have a daughter, one to carry on after she had passed. But her daughter wasn’t like the others. She had a special quality about her, a glow none of the other children had. She folded her daughter into her arms, giving her a big hug.
“I’m sorry Mama…” Hailey began.
“Hush, child. It’s okay. I realize now, you aren’t meant to be a witch.”
“No, Mama, I don’t think I am. But I have a question. Why did you get so mad? I did what you told me to do.”
“Hailey, when I said take your hat and look for a sign, that wasn’t exactly what I had in mind!”
They both laughed, and the warmth of mother and child shined, a radiance like no other had ever seen.
Invincible to water
Attempts to clear land
Authors Note: I wrote this after witnessing a nasty lightning storm, one in which we were stuck. The power of destruction is something to quiver at.
March Writing Prompts – Invincible endeavors – Day 16/31
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