So that’s where they went

Di reminds us not to take advantage of others!


This picture is a Christmas tree made out of toilet paper and face masks with the grinch holding out a face mask with the words: 2020 Stink Stank Stunk.

He was feeling so pleased with himself.
He’d bought every roll in the place and this was his original creation.

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Lucy and Ricky’s Toilet Paper Caper

Gypsie-Ami reminds us of the comedy of the I Love Lucy show!

Gypsie’s Wonderful World of Words

In response to the photo prompt provided by Christine at Stine Writing.
Welcome to the 6-minute challenge!

A thick voice laced with a good amount of angst and a heavy Cuban accent, echoes from the bathroom at the end of the hall.

“Lucy! Lucy! We are out of toilet paper! Bring me the toilet paper please!” His voice holds a note of urgency.

Lucy looks up from her masterpiece, Ethel takes off, the apartment door slams shut loudly behind her.

“Lucy! Lucy! Are you there?
¡Ay, caramba Lucy!” The voice rises in pitch.

“Um, no, no I’m not!” Lucy stutters.

“What?” The voice asks, the t in the word ‘what’ nearly silent as his frustration mounts.

“Oh! Oh!” The red-headed ball of confusion mutters. “Ok, ok, I’m coming! Keep your pants on!”

“Lucy, what are you saying?
Mama Mia, Mira que tiene cosa!” Unintelligent Spanish verbiage fills the narrow…

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Truthful Tuesday 20th December

Di at pensitivity101 is also hosting Truthful Tuesday. I say also because she now hosts Share Your World, Fibbing Friday on alternate Fridays, and Three Thing Challenge. Anyhow, you can join in here:

My question this week is

Do you enjoy taking part in other bloggers challenges?
Do you prefer a picture or word/sentence/question prompt?

I love taking part in challenges of all kinds! I like that there are different ones and sometimes I find that I get hooked on a few for a while until it peters out. I used to try to do all the writing prompt/challenges separately until I saw other bloggers, like Fandango, who combine a bunch of them. There are days that I can sit here and do one after the other after the other and other days I do one or two and don’t feel like doing any more. Funny though, I forget about some of them and won’t do them until they pop up in my feed randomly. I used to keep a chart but then it had cross-outs and scribbles and I don’t like papers that look like that, lol. 🤪

Share Your World 19th December

Di is now the host, in honor of Melanie’s memory. Check it out here:

Here are this week’s questions:

1.  How organized are you in either your working or private life? I am typically super organized, at least in my own head. I usually know where I have put things and can recall that really well. I forget stuff but then can think and sort of visualize where I put it and I’m usually right. I do like all “like” things together so I like to reorganize when my life gets cluttered.

2. Do you remember family birthdays or anniversaries and send cards? I remember a few birthdays, unfortunately, I usually remember on the day and have not said anything to the person. I don’t send cards, except to maybe one or two people. I think the price of cards is ridiculous and people don’t like them like they used to it seems. Sometimes I find a funny one and send it out. Everyone likes getting mail but what do you do with the card after you are done celebrating? Seems harsh to just throw it away.

3.  If you see something in a shop that is an extravagance but you can afford it, do you buy it? It depends on whether I think I can find it cheaper somewhere else. There have been times that I have been in a store and I am there googling Amazon and other sites trying to see if they sell it for less.

4.  Are you looking forward to the New Year? I suppose. It’s just another day for me though. I don’t set resolutions because they peter out or don’t work at all. I do like to think about the first of the year as the day I will try to make certain changes.

What simple thing warms your heart? Lately, when I put Brody outside he goes running around and all that and then when he is ready to come in he looks in the screen door for me. He is much lower so all I see is his eyes and ears and he melts my heart with his little look. Funny, but him being slightly pigeoned-toed makes me feel warm and fuzzy. Finding gifts, especially from my kids when they were little, melts my heart too. To see the love that was put into it. Finally, just because I could go on and on, but certain memories of my late husband and son and a few specific instances in the past stand out to me. Not big events, just small gestures that I remember so well that were so thoughtful.

Simply 6 Minutes – Welcome to the Challenge: 12/20/2022

Welcome to the 6-minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

This picture is a Christmas tree made out of toilet paper and face masks with the grinch holding out a face mask with the words: 2020 Stink Stank Stunk.

*****For any participants that do NOT like restrictions, please feel free to participate in any way you would like. It is great to read the contributions!****

  1. Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
  2. You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
  3. Get ready and write for 6 minutes, that is it! Can you write a complete story? Can you think of a new Sonnet? Can you write 400 words? 400? 500? There are no restrictions on what kind of writing you do, but you should try to be actively writing for six minutes.
  4. After you are done writing, include your word count and then post back to this page #Simply6Minutes or include your link in the comments section. Pingbacks are enabled.
  5. *Feel free to leave your work completely unedited. I believe it is good to see, especially for new writers, that even very seasoned writers don’t write a perfect first draft.*
  6. Have fun, challenge yourself if you’d like, read and respond to others’ posts.

Thank you for participating!