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What Day Is It Anyway?

 

Don’t Know!

 

BUT I am finally caught up on my CampNaNo wordage! Well, I was at midnight. Oh, the quandary that was. At fifteen minutes to midnight, I needed to make sure I got a blog in so I wouldn’t lose my daily streak. I am now at 147 days that WordPress has kept track of before midnight posts I know in my heart that I have blogged daily for nearly a year, but just once if you miss and blog a minute after midnight, it starts counting from zero again. I’ve done better with Duolingo. I am on day 259. Duo does the same thing. Do it a minute after midnight, and the count starts back at zero.

So it dawned on me that all I needed to do was reblog something fast and then come back when I finished writing on my CampNaNo project. So I reblogged Linda G. Hill’s latest blog figuring if someone wanted to do the fun blog prompts she gives us. It would be a perfect place to start. Jake is your uncle, I am caught up on all counts! Today I needed 16,670 words to be right on track if I write 1,667 every day until the 30th to have 50,000 words in my novel, Pandemapocalypse. I keep rearranging the title as I have a hard time remembering it. But I think that is the right one. Anyway, the count for today-well before midnight was 16,711. Woo Hoo! The sad thing is that gene-popping dragons can catch the virus. And the virus may actually be an alien. Who knows? My characters need to figure it out. I’m just along for the ride. Well, typing.

So what day is it anyway? It is hard to tell after midnight. I haven’t gone to bed yet, so it is still Friday. That’s my opinion. Not the clock’s. I know it is Friday because and this is another stumbled, it was trash day, but at almost noon my brother realized it didn’t go out. I hadn’t thought of it, nobody in the house had thought of it. But we took our chances and rolled it out. The pick-up guys usually come at around 10:30, but last week they were later. Whew! They were late again, and our trash went away. And then it was friends’ time to Skype? Well, our first time trying Skype in forever and found it froze on my end, and the picture was fuzzy. So we went back to Zoom. That seems a better way. At least we don’t find what we talked about being advertised on our FaceBook page the next day. And only just now did I realize I didn’t make a call I promised. And last Saturday, I promised someone I would set up a time to chat, and not until the middle of last night did I realize I never called them back. Geez. I must be brain-dead! I hope these people understand that time/day wackoness is the problem and not my lack of love for them.

Okay, can I consider myself done and go to bed, please?

 

What Day Is It Anyway?


My husband shared this with me on FaceBook. I think it fits with our confusion quite well!

Check out Linda G. Hill’s prompting page for #WDIIA She knows how it feels!

One-Liner Wednesday


The other day my husband and I were sitting in our recliners. We were watching something. I don’t know what. But both of us disagreed with what we saw. As we shook our heads he said:

Stereophonic Indecision

I wrote it on a nearby envelope. Perfect for #One-Liner Wednesday. So there you have it! Thank you, Linda G. Hill for the prompt!


 

Well, here we are on the fourth day of the #A2Z challenge.

SO:

 

 

Dragons! Yes, today is the fourth day of #CampNano. And I am two days behind. I need to be at 6,668 words written. But somehow, as with everything else like blog reading, housework, journal keeping, I’m way behind. So far I only have 3,006. This is why I like to set up characters and some sort of outline ahead of the month of writing to get started running.

By the way, yes, my favorite dragon, Enelrad (if you reverse the letters you get Darlene), bounded in yesterday, surprising my three main characters as they were practicing their archery. As Liz took aim and let loose, Enelrad telepathed to her ‘Ouch!’ Well, dragons have a sense of humor. She materialized as her natural self, a huge, jewel-toned dragon in all her beauty of purple and turquoise. Then she changed to her go-to human form, Susan, so they could communicate better. Now dragon and dames are getting acquainted. There is a mission. It has to do with the virus going around. One of the young women is a biology/microbiology major. whose mother is a doctor. The mothers heard the fear in their daughters and left their homes driving to the campsite. These gals got game! I can’t wait to see what they all get up to.

As for my paper journal I am four days behind. What Day Is It Anyway? What Time Is It Anyway? And what is the purpose of saying I’m sorry that I haven’t written in the last few days as all the future archeologists will see is a new day and continued writing. They missed nothing. They were lucky I didn’t write as I did as a child, Dear Diary, today I breathed in and out. Your friend, Dar.

So, the prompt for #SoCS is “deep” staying with the AtoZ flow. Thank you Linda G. Hill for your many prompts!

In the forest, Susan led the women deep into a cave system. Darkness had surprised them as they talked and they knew, at this point going home to stay would be useless. Following a stream, as it meandered around rocks and small hills, the saw a mass of ivy climbing a hill. Susan spread the plants. There was a door. She tapped on it, and someone inside opened it. “This is my friend, Dusty. She’s here to help you fight this disease in a way you might not even have thought about. But step inside. It is getting cold and damp out here and I know how much you girls hate the way it makes your hair frizz. Mine, too!

Well, there is the start of my Chapter two! I am not there yet. But it is like watching a coming attraction. I can’t wait to see how we get there! Welcome to Pandemapolypse. That is the name of my newest Haven novel. I am getting excited to get back to the actual typing.

Yikes! I still haven’t done my languages of the day at Duolingo!

Danke schön for reading. Stay at home. Wash your hands. Dance!

 

 

 

 


 

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Per Linda:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “figure.” Use the word “figure” any way you’d like. Have fun!

 

I didn’t know how to start or flow with the word figure. After all, that is more a left-brain sort of word rather than the right-brained sort that would work for me. So I looked at Pixabay.com and found this:

Pixabay.com

And it is amazing that today I got a gift from a friend via a mutual friend who came visiting today.

It had this in it:

I figure a friend who would send something like that to me knows me and loves me. What do you figure?

I figure I’m pretty lucky to be surrounded by love. And Christmas is going to be quite the tale (tail).

Sending out the love to all of you. Especially, my mermaid friend.


Since we don’t have newspapers or plastic bags, what do we line our smaller trash cans with?

Just asking for a friend,

who still loves the environment and the ocean.

Pixabay.com

Look. I get it. I’ve been carrying around reusable bags attached to my purse for more than a decade. But by outlawing these plastic bags, my reusing of the bags as trash can liners or plarn items will be over as soon as the “bag bag” chair is empty. That chair was to be a laundry bag made of plarn. But when we moved I stuffed it with our extra plastic bags. Once here the cats and then the dog found that bag the best seat in the house. So let’s see what ideas others have about this soon to be small dilemma. Ideas?

One-liner Wednesday is the easy prompt given to us by Linda G. Hill.


This is my presentation to the Escapist Coloring Club. Sorry I’ve missed the last few months. I like to color. Why is it I put it off?

Here’s the before:

 

I used a combination of crayons, color pencils, and gel pens. Oh, that brownish stain on the right side of the page, that I remembered to put the blank white paper over in the before, It was on my husband’s side of the table where I kept the book. I think it was coffee. I tried to erase it or cover it up with a white pastel. Now I will keep it in my little lap-desk!

 

 

The quote below the picture didn’t show up all that well. It says:

The mysterious and elusive fairy dragons are often mistaken for large butterflies or dragonflies. They were favorite companions and mounts of the ‘wee people”.

 

Dragon Coloring Book

 

Oh, I have a new desk to keep my coloring and writing supplies.

My Desk


Pile o’ blankets to Winston from Kali.

 

 

One-Liner Wednesday, Jot It January for Linda G. Hill and Winston!

 

 

 

 

Just Jot It January — Dazzle


 

Pixabay.com

Today’s prompt comes to us compliments of Debbie. Thank you so much, Debbie! Please be sure to visit her blog to read her post and say hello. And follow her while you’re there!

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 27th, 2020, is “dazzle.” Use the word “dazzle” any way you’d like. Have fun!

Bedazzling had never been my style. Maybe I’m of the wrong generation to get it. I get excited about new inventions. I was in love with my Palm Pilot way back when. I love our phones and computers and huge TVs. I like a nice dress or a pair of pants. I wear very little jewelry. Mostly because I found I’m allergic to most metals against my skin. Now I don’t find the lack of a necklace or three pairs of earrings nude. It’s just me. I can’t imagine why all the glitter or sequins make some happy. But they would probably find my life boring.

But I love the jewels of the water. I had hoped I’d find something like the above picture on Pixabay.com! Plain flat blue water is beautiful. But a bit of chop on the sea is dazzling!

Just Jot It January — Change


Change is inevitable.

Too bad this isn’t One-Liner Wednesday. I could let it go at that.  Still, it is Just Jot It January and anything goes. But I feel I would be cheating for me to let it go at that.

Before children and for twenty years my then-husband worked for the state of California. We moved all over the state. I enjoyed that kind of adventure. Heading into a new city and learning my way around. Meeting new friends, and getting to know me in ways I might not have had I stayed in one place all my life. I missed the old friends of my birth city, the place I grew up, and my extended family. I REALLY missed all of them There was never enough time to visit everyone when we came home. But he was my husband, and then my children’s father. His job kept us moving.

By the third pregnancy we ended up in this delightful desert:

Pixabay.com

This is Joshua Tree National Park in the Mojave Desert. Offsprings three and four were born there and we stayed about seventeen years. Though we stayed in the same place most of that time, raising four meant that everything was changing every day. No time for boring. We did move two more times in that town.

But then came divorce and raising four mostly alone. As the oldest were ready to graduate I figured they needed the big city and university areas and jobs. More change. But there was a beach.

Before you know it empty nest hit. Talk about change! That was and is hard for me. My new hubby and I moved to this desert. It reminds me of the Antelope Valley without the Joshua Trees. I miss those trees!  I miss most of my kids. (One has returned as they do, you know?) And the friends I left behind.  All their lives are changing, too.

I have new regrets being here as a friend was in the hospital and I knew I couldn’t go be with her. As we are aging more things are going weird, ya know?

Weather and its changes –yeah, no snow right now. Buds on trees thinking it’s spring. But it is only January!

So this was a meander around in my thoughts. But the ideas just pop around thinking about change.

Per Linda:

Today’s prompt comes to us compliments of Wendy. Thank you so much, Wendy! Please be sure to visit her blog to read her post and say hello. And follow her while you’re there!

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 24th, 2020, is “change.” Use the word “change” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

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