Sunday Poser # 65

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser. Sadje is our host of this thought provoking challenge.

What are your views about the advertisements constantly shown on tv or splashed across the websites we visit, including Facebook, etc?

I must say that I am a marketers dream come true. Although I know that half the stuff I see is only half true I fall for so much of it. The one thing I do though is check pricing on things I might buy. By the time I am done checking various sites for different prices I realize that it is a waste of money and move on by. I also like the “As Seen on TV” stuff, which usually turns out to be crap. A few things have been awesome like The Original Vidalia Chop Wizard. Seriously, this is one of the best kitchen gadgets I have ever had and I used to sell Pampered Chef!

One of the things that immediately comes to mind that sucks is Egglettes Egg Cooker – Hard Boiled Eggs without the Shell

Another place I get sucked in is on Snapchat and Instagram. They show these things that people are using and I watch and look and want all the stupid stuff.

I could go on and on about different things I have bought and tried, saved and tossed, but I will save you the pain…

What do you see # 118 – January 24, 2022

Hosted by Sadje at lifeafter50forwomen

Wearing Rose Colored Glasses

I’ve often been told
that I wear these red specs
my rose colored glasses
tied tight ’round my neck
but I don’t see it that way
not that way at all
I call it positivity
Helping you not to fall.
But sometimes it comes
back to bite me real hard
’cause I ignored the true facts
like a red joker card.
And so I must take
my glasses off to be clear
that the choices I make
are the ones I won’t fear.
Now I know what you’re thinking
old habits won’t change
but I really will try
to make my mind rearrange.
I’ll see the true facts
as they truly are shown
not making them rosy
making all options known.
I’ll try to see clearly
try to make a smart choice
and stick so completely
proud that it’s really my voice.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Sunday Poser # 64

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2022/01/23/sunday-poser-64/

This week my question is;

What are some of the things that people do that make you feel uncomfortable?

I think one of the biggest things is fight in public. I don’t mean fist fight, I mean full out arguing. Everyone is going to disagree in their lives but screaming back and forth is not something that is going to help. I especially dislike, almost hate, when parents yell at their kids to “be quiet” in a store. First of all, you are yelling which is not quiet and there are other ways to quiet kids down. Working with behavioral issues I have found that whispering to kids is one of the best ways to get them to lower their voices. They want to hear what grown-ups have to say and if they are screaming and you are whispering they have to stop to hear you. I also think that sometimes a grown-up just needs to listen one time to what the kid is saying and put an end to whatever is being yelled about. For example, I have heard kids screaming, crying, yelling, whatever, that they want something. The parent ignores the behavior thinking it will help it to stop. Well, the intensity is going to grow until the child feels like he/she is being heard and it is acknowledged. I think that is normal behavior. If they continue and it becomes a true behavior, do the old trick and walk out of the store without buying a thing; that almost always works!

Sunday Poser # 63

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

Sadje is the host!

Well, the best answer would be to complete my blogging schedule on the days they are scheduled for! Hahaha! A day late is better than never…..

It’s not so much that I forget the same thing on a regular basis but what I do forget is to write myself notes because I always forget to remind myself of stuff. For example, I have crazy weird dreams sometimes. I have been meaning to put a notepad by the bed so that I can write down the names of the people I dream about. I mean the other night I had a dream about one of my close friends and her mother. I don’t even remember thinking about her per say recently. But often people from my past pop into my dreams and I am surprised that they were part of my dream. I just thought it would be neat to keep track of the people over a longer length of time. Strange, I know but….

Sunday Poser #48

Sadje is asking this question: Are you excited about tomorrow or worried?

I am also more of an optimist so I choose to think about all of the things that are coming and all the positives. I do worry a lot but realize that my worries are sometimes just ideas I have put into my own head without any real reason. On a bad day I feel like I would like to hurry to the next day, just to have a better day. Overall, I voice my worries and concerns but know that tomorrow is a new day.

Sunday Poser #45

***Just realized this is the wrong week!***

Sadje is asking this question: Why do you blog?

I originally started blogging because I thought it would be a good place to connect with people, find people with similar interests, and share my knowledge.
I continue to blog because I have come to love the community and all the people I know, as well as loving the writing that I produce here and read here. I feel like I have made some “friends” from around the world and I really have learned so much. I found that there is quite a lot of poetry that I enjoy and many styles are new to me. I love challenges and prompts. One reason also is I love the feedback I get from my writing. Sometimes when you put time into your writing it is nice to see that someone else believes it is a job well done.

What do you see # 85 – June 7th, 2021

Sadje posted this picture today: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2021/06/07/what-do-you-see-85-june-7th-2021/
It is very similar to ones I use on Simply 6, so how could I not participate?

Martin

Martin looked up at her. “She keeps looking this way and smiling. What for? Is there something up there that she has for me?” Martin had no idea what that “something” could be, I mean he’d only been in this world a few months and had already been whisked away from his mom and dad, brothers and sisters. “Is she planning something up there?” Martin just sat, knowing that if he continued to look up at her she would continue to look down at him and smile, and that gave him a good feeling.

“Come here, Marty, you little cutie!” Martin already hated the nickname but what was he to do? He had to smile and act like it was okay. He had no one to ask if there was a way to stop this foolishness. I mean, just a little while ago he had been plain old Martin. “Maybe she will pick me up so I can see what she is doing up there.” Martin continued to sit, holding his composure and trying to hide the anxiousness he felt inside. “If she has something up there I like then Marty won’t be such a bad name to live with!”

©2021 CBialczak flashfiction

Sunday Poser # 30

FInd it here: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2021/05/30/sunday-poser-30/

I don’t know if they are always 100% correct but I think they are pretty close. That being said if someone is completely opposite of what they gave as a first impression doesn’t that leave one to wonder if their initial meeting was totally fabricated? And if it was, are they that good at pulling the wool over peoples’ eyes? I think first impressions are not to be totally trusted but then again how do you know?

Fandango’s Flashback Challenge

find this challenge here: https://fivedotoh.com/2021/01/08/fandangos-flashback-friday-january-8/

What do you see? #11

Hopeful 

As I walk along the ruins 
I try to recall the memories 
that we have built together. 

I recall your touch and your blessing,  
but flounder in the  shadows  
that used to be our love.  

Moving towards the sun 
I feel hopeful that peace 
and happiness will be mine again.  

©2020 C Bialczak