Saturday, June 24, 2017

Gulls Just Wanna' Have Fun

Bill stops at several truck stops.
Many are along the shores of the Great Lakes.

He has a lot of new friends at this particular stop.

He shares his lunch with them.
They actually expect it, too!

There is always one who is a bit more bold.

The Ringleader...or Mob Boss, but
you can see the others moving in, too.

The Boss got up close and personal,
but, just until the food was gone.

See you next time!
And, bring more food!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Friendly Fill-ins: Week 59


We are happy you are here for another week of friendly sharing! As always, you can find the fill-ins here and at 15andmeowing.com each Thursday. On Fridays, we post the linky for sharing. The first two fill-ins are always provided by Ellen. The final two statements are offered by myself. You are welcome to answer in the comments, but if you link up, even more people can share! Please share.

The heat is cranking up quickly, now. Many areas are getting very hot conditions. Please remember to keep your critters cool, as you do your other loved ones. Check their water supplies often, to keep their water bowls clean and filled. Watch for other animals that may be in need of help, too. This includes neighborhood pets, critters in vehicles, and even wild animals that may need assistance.

Last week’s challenges were great! Thank you all. I did take the challenges and followed them as best I could. I smiled, assisted, encouraged, prayed, and truly thought about my every action. I journaled about much of it, too. Some things may be as inspiration for stories. Thank you all for your challenges. I hope we do this periodically. I thoroughly enjoyed this "challenge project". Thanks, Ellen!

As always, be kind, enjoy your loved ones, and take care of You.

Here are my completed fill-ins:

1. A recurring dream I have is about animals who have crossed over. I will occasionally have a dream about one who is gone, though it varies who and when. However, it usually happens around their birthday. That is the closest I have to a recurring dream. However, I do dream often and vividly.


2. Turn negatives into positives. One thing I have learned is that it can always be worse, so appreciate what you have! To complain about things is putting bad energy out there. That only brings everyone down, including yourself.  Maintain a thankful spirit and spread joy.


3. This cough is driving me crazy! I am still struggling to get this cough under control. Thankfully, I have found new doctors and finally, have some hope. I think that they will help me resolve this. I believe.


4. Lately, I have been reading a lot. Okay, I always read a lot, but I seem to have more books that I am excited about lately. It has been too hot to do much during the heat of the day, so I read. I try to get chores and things done in the mornings before the heat settles in. Then, I can reward myself with reading.



~Remember to keep your cool!~

Now, it's your turn. Please link up with us here. Or, you can answer in the comments.  

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Cool Tips for Summer

Here are some easy tips to help the furkids 
stay cool and safe while still having fun!
Happy Summer to Everyone!

Fill-in Statements: Week 58


Every Thursday, Ellen of 15andmeowing and I provide the fill-in statements. Please come back on Friday, when we post our answers with a link-up. Making friends and learning about each other is what makes this so great!

Here are this week's statements with the blanks:

Week 59: June 23, 2017

1. A recurring dream I have is ________________.

2. Turn ______________ into ____________.

3.                              is driving me crazy!

4. Lately, I have been                        . 



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Poppies

 
I wait patiently for the Poppies to grow tall each year.

When finally they shed their furry cover,

they reveal the elegance inside.

I am dazzled by their beauty.

There is happiness in these blooms.

Spreading joy!

A peaceful "Happy Place"!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Bear


Bear reaches above
            for reward of liquid gold
victory is sweet

Poem by McGuffy Ann Morris
Haiku #335


Shared with:
Five lines or less
inspired by the word prompt
"bear"

Sunday, June 18, 2017

For Dad


This is for the men, 
the fathers, the rocks 
on which the family is built, 
on which we are built.
This is for the ones who know 
the difference 
between being a father 
and a being a dad, 
because they care. 
This is for the dads 
who are there, 
even when it is difficult, 
not only offering
shelter from the storm,
but becoming the shelter...
because 
fathers are forever, 
and there is no one 
like Dad.

Poem and Photo by McGuffy Ann Morris

Happy Father's Day to our special Dad, Bill, who is all of this, and so much more. He saved us, spoils us, makes us a priority, and loves us, no matter what! 
Love Always, Stella & Kenzie, Maggie P., Grizelda, Chloe Jo, and George

*And, this is for our Dads, in memory, because they will always be a part of us. With love. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Healed


It had started here, at the medical complex. People came here from all over the world to be healed. As a child, Paul had been one of them. That was how he knew what he was meant to do in life.

He worked hard to become a doctor. Graduating with honours, he taught by example. When that was not enough, he went to places that had no doctors. Paul traveled to the most destitute, deprived regions. He gave, wanting only to make a difference. It mattered. They mattered.

Now, Paul was back where it all had begun. As he opened the heavy wooden door, these words flashed through his mind, “Physician, heal thyself.” His life had come full circle and was now almost complete. Upon the event of his death, his body would be given to medical science. He would keep paying it forward, because he knew it mattered.

Story by McGuffy Ann Morris
My Word Count= 150 words
Image: majesticgoldenrose


Flash Fiction Photo Prompt,
100-150 words 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Friendly Fill-ins: Week 58


We are happy you are here for another week of friendly sharing! You can always find the fill-ins here and at 15andmeowing.com each Thursday.  The first two fill-ins are always provided by Ellen. The final two statements are offered by myself. You are welcome to answer in the comments, but we hope you will post it and link up with everyone!

I hope you read Bill’s final A-Z Reflection post. It was fun having him as a guest. Thank you for being a part of Bill’s music series. I hope he will guest post in the future. There is a lot more to him than just trucking, though that is a lot!

Happy Father’s Day to all of the Dads! You guys rock. May you enjoy a relaxing day of things you love. To everyone else, love your dad if you have one handy. Cherish your warm memories. Make sure he knows it, too. There is no one like Dad.

We created some interesting fill-ins this week. I look forward to reading yours! Here's mine:

1. I challenge everyone to do an anonymous act of kindness this week. Do something from the goodness of your heart, for no reason and for no credit. Do it silently; tell no one. You will make someone feel good, and you will, too! Just try it!


2. I regret disposing of old journals filled with writing that I felt was fair to poor and mostly irrelevant. I can never get those years of thoughts and memories back. I learned a valuable lesson: never throw out writing, unless you are through editing and have a final copy.


3. I have a difficult time admitting when I am hurting (in any way). It just always seems better to say that I am fine. I would rather be part of a solution than be a problem. So, I much prefer doing for others.


4. If I were given a psychic power, I would like it to be certainty of my inner intuition. I would like to not doubt my sense of intuition. Age has taught me to trust it; I wish I had when I was younger. More often than not, this sense is absolutely correct about people and situations. This seems to come from a particular lineage within my ancestors; only a few select people have had it. Maybe it is a curse! 

    

~💗Do what George does: take your Dad fishin'🐟~

Now, it's your turn. Please link up with us here. Or, you can answer in the comments.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Fill-in Statements: Week 58


Every Thursday, Ellen of 15andmeowing and I provide the fill-in statements. Please come back on Friday, when we post our answers with a link-up. Learning about each other and making friends is what it is all about!

Here are this week's statements with the blanks:

Week 58: June 16, 2017

1. I challenge everyone to ________________________ this week.

2. I regret disposing of _____________________________.

3. I have a difficult time admitting                                .

4. If I were given a psychic power, I would like it to be                              . 



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Happy Birthday to Dude

Two years ago, this little dude came into our lives.

We fed him, loved him, and helped him grow big & strong.

So, he grew happy and independent, as dudes will do. 

He also grew naughty...

and then he would sometimes hide.

The Dude would often blast off on adventures,

or sometimes, just act like a dork...

Yes, George, I am talking about You!

He is still a very creative thinker,

and nothing gets past him...ever!

George just continues to grow more special every day.

~Happy 2nd Birthday, George!~

❤ We love you, Dude! 
Mom & Dad,
Stella & Kenzie, 
and
Maggie, Grizelda, & Chloe Jo
🐟🐭🏈🏁🚚