It has been a few weeks since I have done What do you see? Thanks Sadje for hosting! https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2020/12/21/what-do-you-see-61-21st-december-2020/
We knew mom had gotten into the apartment the minute we saw our mural. All the work we had done, now covered by her image and her famous saying. Did she ever want us to grow up or move on? Billy and I decided after we graduated college that it was time to find our own place. Being twins didn’t mean we had to live together, it was just how life went. Mom was a wreck though. She cried about losing her boys and what would we do if we needed her? Would we have time to make good meals and clean up after ourselves? When it came down to it she wanted her twins to remain toddlers, listening to their mommy with awe and fascination again. Poor mom, she must be really upset to come paint herself on our wall!
©2020 CBialczak Flash Fiction
I don’t know if there is a way to reblog bloggers who are not on WP. Since I have no idea I am reblogging Lisa’s post this way. Thanks for the contribution!
Check it out here: https://theversesmith.blogspot.com/2020/12/mental-illness-and-bible.html
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This was a lot of work, but I loved every minute of it! It is so unbelievable that a small box can turn into something this beautiful. Enjoy the pictures!
©2020 CBialczak Miniatures
Dr. Tanya hosts this weekly: https://saltedcaramel670.wordpress.com/2020/12/21/blogging-insights-60-organising-your-blog/
How organised are you when it comes to blogging? Do you have a blog schedule or do you play it by the ear? I used to have a sort of schedule. My mornings are usually the same…wake up, let the dog out, feed the dog, feed the guinea pigs, make coffee, then sit and blog. Most recently I have been sitting down to make miniatures before blogging, which has left me a little out of the loop. I went to bed last night telling myself that I would blog before anything else today. It feels good. Almost like I am at work with my coworkers…My WP Coworkers!
How often do you’ tidy up’ your blog? e.g. go through your Drafts Folder, or go through old posts checking for broken links etc.? I don’t really go through my drafts folder and all that because most of my blog posts either get posted or go directly to trash. Right now, I do have some items to sort through, but the only reason to do it now is because it has been brought up. Every other week maybe I go through and try to put posts under the correct headings in my menu. I figure that way if I want to find something I just click on the category, and voila! Other than that I try to keep things neat all the time. I can say that I finally found a “theme” that I actually like. Not sure how long that will last. Usually six months and I am ready for something new. I have wanted to ask people..Is there an easier way than going into “customize”, etc. to move posts under their related categories? I do put the tags and all that, but I have to manually move them if I want them to pop up when I click on the menu.
Go here to participate: https://saltedcaramel670.wordpress.com/2020/12/22/5-things-you-miss-about-driving-to-work/
5 Things that you miss about your daily drive / commute to work.
- music – I listen to music sometimes when I am home, definitely in the car, but I don’t drive everyday so I do miss it.
- familiarity – I always liked “knowing” what to expect along my drive. That being said…
- new sights – I found it fun to see the new things people did to their homes or yards.
- quiet – sometimes I would be driving for so long before realizing that I hadn’t turned the music on. This was more common in the afternoons when I just needed to decompress.
- finding new routes – every so often I would turn down some random street to see if it got me to where I needed to go. Again, this was an after-work thing.
Come tell the truth here: https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/2020/12/22/truthful-tuesday-december-22nd-2020/
What gift that you received as a child still sticks out in your mind today? What made it so memorable?
The first gift that came to my mind was this doll, Baby Alive, who could crawl and eat and drink! She had real diapers so when you fed her or gave her a bottle, you had a real dirty diaper to change. I remember wanting this doll so badly. I also remember finding out after feeding her the included food, that the food didn’t go through her as quickly and as cleanly as the fluid, so we had to stop feeding her, she was getting all gunked up.
I think this is so memorable because as a child we used to receive the Sears Toy Catalog every year. I remember sitting down with it, and a paper and pencil, to prepare my list to Santa. I would have the toy or toys I really wanted at the top of the list. Baby Alive was one of those “top of the list” things I asked for.
Check this out: https://youtu.be/LLpDMLwV3Ug
And this is the real commercial! https://youtu.be/HA8RsYEr_J8
Click here to participate! https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/12/22/three-things-challenge-455/
Have fun and your three things today are:
Miller walked around aimlessly, searching for the key, the key that would unlock the truth. He was tired of the darkness, tired of the feeling of empty sockets where his eyes once were. Where in this darkness was the tissue, the tissue that held the DNA to rebuild his eyes, make him a member of the “seeing” world? No one had an explanation, maybe that is why Miller felt he had to keep searching. In the darkness, Miller continued, listening to the familiar creak and groan of the old floorboards in his now dark home.
©2020 CBialczak Flashfiction