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Finish This Week #32

is330-072 Things To Know About Me…

 

1. I’ve lived in the same city for all of my life… (Louisville)

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2. I think of moving all of the time… k5456807

3. My boys are so special to me… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

4. I never knew love could be so grand until “grandchildren!”… 38498_1399350662772_8095252_n

5. I knew I would love being married to my Bobby as soon as I met him… 319541_2068840359596_5610755_n

6. I wanted to be a teacher… but, although that didn’t happen… I have worked in Education all of my working years… x13821611

7. I love my part-time job with the YMCA!… YMCA-SVG-Common_International_svg

8. I like an SUV over a car… and will be looking for a new one soon… k16941789

9. I love animals… but, cats are my favorite!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

10. I love feeling the wind in my face… and being outside… u14724647

11. One of my bad habits is going barefoot all of the time!… k17420201

12. I fell in love with the city of Savannah, GA… and want to move there… Never had felt that way about anywhere before!… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

13. I like weird art that others would find “funky”… and I like to try new recipes…k10015436  

 

 

 

Jill plays with a ribbon every morning…

This one has become quite frayed…

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I place an old towel on the bench where she sits and looks out of the window…

It has frayed also…

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Jill or maybe Kit Kit has frayed a corner of my chair… Need to repair!

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These scarves of mine have frayed edges… making them quite pretty!

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Today my NERVES were quite frayed … due to viruses entering my computer!

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#FWF Free Write Friday

Source: We Heart It

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“The Gypsy Life”   by: Marilyn Griffin

They roll into town…

With laughter and…

lots of color…

They are darker skinned…

Earings jingling…

Scarves tied…

They are vagabonds…

Enjoying their lives…

Dancing with joy…

They are free…

On their own way…

May steal to survive…

May stay a week or less…

We are curious of their ways…

Wanting to feel their lightness…

Of heart…

Wanting to join in…

Their music lures…

Under trees at night…

Their fires…

Forming shadows…

A kind of mirth…

A restlessness…

We contemplate this life…

And then They are gone…

Leaving in the night…

And we return to our homes…

With thoughts…

Of maybe “Some Day”…

 

Visiting In Illinois

We finally made it to Illinois to visit my cousin who lost her husband to a tragic “farming accident” as was stated on the Death Certificate… k12191602
She and her daughters and several others found him in the field behind their home…

They have a farm and he had been out on his tractor… k15897726

The tractor had run over a fence and hit a tree… letting the wheels spin in the dirt until it finally stopped…

Whether he fell… or jumped off will never be known… but, he had punctured his lung with a broken rib

The shock of this was truly so hard on my cousin and her two girls…

and will continue for a very long time…

We weren’t able to go up when they had his Memorial Service… so we made it up this past weekend… to just sit, talk and visit… k8266618

We had a nice visit… seeing other cousins as well that we hadn’t seen for a long time…

Lee raised goats k13147421 at one time and he lately raised sheepk9051571

He loved this life!…

She has sold the sheep and one of the dogs has been taken by a friend…

The other dog, a Border Collie named Blaze   75px-Chloeonly  … greeted us with so much love!… He definitely is missing his master… since he followed Lee all over the farm and kept the sheep in reign…

My cousin can no longer keep the farm, animals and gardens without the help of her husband… so is looking elsewhere to move… hma0110

Hopefully she takes her time and views all of her options… which I’m sure she will!…

My husband, sister and I were the ones who went for a visit… and it was definitely heart wrenching at times… just thinking of her loss!…but, as women do… She is being strong… making decisions as they come… and being an ear for her daughters as they share their loss also… dougla0028s

She had the best country dinner ready for us when we arrived…

Of course we always seem to get turned around everywhere we go!… but, finally found our way!… ruggia0632c

It’s that we talk way too much instead of paying attention to our turn-offs!…

We had roast, potatoes, carrots, gravy, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers/onions…

and was it ever good!… Roasted-Autumn-Vegetables

We went to visit two other cousins of ours the next day…

Another great lunch…

This time… k13584702

Mexican Pasta Salad, Peperoncini Chicken, Peach Salsa/chips, fruit, and little cream puffs for dessert…

We talked for a couple of hours and thoroughly enjoyed our visit…

We left with a few tears u15723087 … lots of hugging… and hope that we will see each other again soon!…

 

 

 

 

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I thought she might be wanting the bird I have setting on my window sill

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Then she looks me right in the eye…

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Oh!… Is Bobby getting up?

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Coffee for you… What for me?

Textures of things…

defined by the 3 characteristics of lay, surface roughness, and waviness.

It comprises the small local deviations of a surface.

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Rose of Sharon Bloom… texture of Delicate Petals of Flower

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Curtains… Woven Design of flowers texture

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My Cats Fur… soft , silky texture

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Hair Brush… textured Bristles

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Photo Frame… textured to resemble a Pineapple

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Fuzzy texture of a Decorative Manmade Flower…

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From Woven Texture to Smooth Leather of my Purse.

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Front Door Mat… Rough texture for wiping feet…

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Rough, grainy texture of the Bricks of My House

Free Write Friday

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“Standing Tall”    by: Marilyn Griffin

Without meaning?

How could that be!

May be ageing…

But, still free!

 

Is it possible?

We are the ones…

Became abnormal…

Under the guns!

 

We lost hope…

Not our world…

We couldn’t cope…

Bombs were hurled!

 

It still has meaning!

This world of ours…

Only aching…

With some scars…

 

It waits for us…

To claim our part…

And in thus…

Become one heart!

 

That shines again!

Yes, with meaning…

Again freemen…

With no bending!

 

Showing all…

That we are strong…

Standing tall…

Against the wrong!

 

 

 

 

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