Thursday #writephoto

This is for Sue Vincent’s #writephoto. I may be a week late but better late than never, right?

The word is dance

The big day

They told me this would be an okay spot, but now I’m not so sure. I mean it is a long walk to the actual dancing area. What if the day was hazy like it is now? How would my pictures come out? There are so many questions about this, and I want to get everything right for my big day.  

Bethany told me that the hazy weather was better for pictures. But I wanted sun on my day! 

Marcy told me people will walk the extra few feet to be able to celebrate my wedding with me in such a beautiful space.  I didn’t want people too tired from walking to not want to dance!

David told me to book whatever place I liked best.  

Suddenly, I was realizing this wasn’t going to be as easy as I thought. There was a lot of thought that had to go into the planning, and I wasn’t sure I could go it alone. Time to call Darcy. She’s always given me the best advice!  

©2020 CBialczak Fiction

A truth about blogging

Ever since I started blogging, even before that, I knew that there were going to be people who didn’t agree with my views or I didn’t agree with theirs.

When I have come across blogs that I do not agree with I just don’t follow that blog. They aren’t wrong, it’s just that I have a different opinion.

One thing that should be understood in the world of public speaking and freedom, no one should be physically threatened when they read or respond to a post or a comment you have written. It is okay to not follow me. It is okay to never want to read my words again. It is even okay to block me if you can. But threats and violence?

COVID-19 has given a lot of people an eye-opening to peoples’ views on government and politics, based on the restrictions that have been imposed, at differing levels all over the world. What I would expect however would be that people learn that life is too valuable to purposely hurt others for the sake of anger or spite.

When I first told my sister I wanted to blog, she said “watch out, people can get really nasty!” Nasty to me is words. Threats to me are physical and scary.

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt “Cherish” – May 18, 2020

For Eugi:

What I cherish

I cherish the land and I cherish the sea 
I cherish my solitude and also the “we” 

I think I am lucky  to have so much joy 
The worst thing for me was losing my boy. 

But life must go on and so I will try 
to be grateful for everything that’s passing by.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Share Your World 5-18-2020

Welcome to Share Your World!

Melanie will post four or five different questions each week for you to answer.  There are two ways which you can participate.

  1. Create a Share Your World post.  Then post the link to that blog post or leave your answers in the comments box of her blog.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your post, title your blog post “Share Your World”  and link it to this post.
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This weeks questions


What’s something you really resent paying for? Does it have to be just one? For a recent purchase I resent that I paid for the Lucy Tool. It is not what they advertise. For a past purchase I would say the cosmetic surgery I had. It was so not worth it, horrible then, fine now, but unnecessary!

 What was the most unsettling film you’ve seen? The Experiment starring Forest Whitaker and then Saw

Do you judge people?  Yes but I keep it to myself until I know for sure.

Finish this sentence:  “Back in my day, we…”? Back in the day, we used to play outside all day, every day and if we were thirsty someone always had a garden hose! We never went in other kids’ homes unless some strange emergency, and we didn’t snack like kids do today. If we were hungry we would eat those clover flowers and I don’t know what else, but there were no snacks!


Please feel free to share an uplifting photo, thought or meme to show your own gratitude.   We can all use some good vibes!  


I am grateful for David who helped me clear my flowerbeds of leaves, without me asking, because that was the first time (at least that I can remember) that I had help doing it. I remember Bob helping a few times after I pleaded for help! Lol! Most of the time I never really asked for help, I just did it by myself. This year, David did it and told me he did it after he was already done! Woo Hoo!!!!

I am also grateful for my mail lady – Summer – because I order almost everything and she puts everything neatly on my deck, year round. I don’t know her last name. I left her a gift card about two weeks ago and I haven’t seen her since. I hope she got it. Otherwise someone is enjoying Dunkin’ instead of her!

Fandango’s provocative Question

If you could choose anyone, past or present, and walk that proverbial mile in his or her shoes, who would you choose, and why would you choose that person?

This is going to sound so cliche but Mother Teresa.

I love the work that she did but mostly I love that everywhere she went everyone knew she was there to do good. No matter where she went she gave a good feeling. On top of that she traveled to so many places!

If I could go back and rewalk in my own shoes (please don’t take into consideration my children or late husband) I would have joined something like the Peace Corps and traveled to help people. There are supposedly missions that anyone can still participate in but how do you do it now? I don’t worry so much about my daughter because she would travel to see me wherever I went, but I couldn’t leave my dad or Laurette. Laurette too would travel with me; her own grandmother traveled well into her 90’s. My dad hates flying and now with the dementia if he is away from home and not somewhere familiar (like Publix or Walgreens) he starts to panic.

That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.


I have recently order new furniture pieces since I sold most of my furniture thinking I was moving. So much Styrofoam!!! I decided to use it in my planters to help drainage instead of heavy stone.

Spotlight: Dad You’ve Trumped by Andrew Rogerson

This is a hysterical children’s book…IT IS NOT ABOUT THE US PRESIDENT!!!

Bound 4 Escape

Title: Dad You’ve Trumped
Author: Andrew Rogerson
Illustrator: Christopher Dodd
Genre: Picture Book
Publication Date: 14th May 2020
Page Count: 34
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

This is the story of how a dad tries to explain away his moments of flatulent indiscretion to his daughter Poppy who is five. These are real moments. They are real excuses!

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About the Author

Andrew is 52 and lives near Liverpool with his wife and family. He has always loved theatre and music and runs a youth theatre for The Arts Project based in Widnes, Cheshire. He sometimes plays double bass in a band called The Chimps. His youngest daughter is the subject of the books in the Poppy and Dad series of books.



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