Friday, October 14, 2016

The Thirst

To say there was a water shortage is a bit of an understatement.
It was bone dry.
With a thirst the size of the Grand Canyon, I found myself wandering around, lost with no sense of direction. Which way was up? Which was down? The truth is, I was so discombobulated from the apparent dehydration I was experiencing that I didn’t know if I was really alive or if this was all just some crazy dream.
Trying to find my senses at this point was like looking for a certain piece of hay in a haystack. Everything looked the same. Colors were in a dull gray, muted tones that used to be vivid and bright. I felt lost, a cloud of depression hanging over me like a cloak of miserableness. Why was this happening to me? I’m a good soul, at least I think so.
I cancelled any and all previous engagements and sat, feeling sorry for myself in a way that was indescribably wretched. This is what my life had become. A dry spell for the ages. I didn’t want to pass this gloom to anyone else, so I stayed clear of anyone, lest the try to make physical contact. I couldn’t have that.
My life had become worthless, a tray of nothing that would stay that way for an undetermined amount of time. This feeling, this….this THIRST. It was repugnant that I was even feeling this way.
That’s when I heard the sound, the glorious WONDERFUL sound. The tale-tale splash that comes when a water shortage has ended.
Breaking into a run, I gallop majestically toward the sound, hopeful, so very, very hopeful that this was really happening. It had been so very long since I heard that sound.
Rounding the corner, I could see it in the distance. YIPPEE-EI-O! There it was! The shortage was over.
Finally, FINALLY, after the longest 5 minutes of my life, my owner refilled my cat bowl with water and food.
Life was, indeed, good again!

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.
At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 
I’m using: Grand Canyon ~ tray ~ engagement ~ haystack ~ water shortage ~ Yippee-Ei-O!              

Baking In A Tornado              
Southern Belle Charm                             http://www.southernbellecharm com                     
Spatulas on Parade                      
The Bergham Chronicles                
The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver 
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy       
Confessions of a part time working mom
Never Ever Give Up Hope              

Monday, October 10, 2016

Playing Dress-up

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. You get to be creative and be anyone you want to be.

It is rare that we will buy a Halloween costume for our kids. In the past few years, we've opted to make our own.

In the spirit of the holiday, I want to share with you the way my kids get creative!

Zombie Soccer Player, 80's rocker chick and a Sugar Skull pirate


Daryl Dixon, Zombie Vampire Prom Queen, Elsa

Lala Loopsy Doll, Zombie, Princess
Vampire, Zombie Fairy Princess, Dead Doll

Zombie cheerleader, Red Power Ranger and, in the back, Lil Bit was a cowgirl

Some years, we couldn't think of anything, so we got them costumes. This year, so far, Girl Child wants to be Sailor Moon. I'm not sure what Boy Child and Lil Bit want to be, but I can't wait to start putting it all together!

When I was a kid, I was always Punky Brewster!

What was your favorite?

Today, I take part of a blogging experience with 4 other awesome people! To see what they wrote about, check it out below!

Make Your Kitchen Boo-Tiful For Halloween
Make Your Kitchen Boo-tiful For Halloween
Individual Mummy Pies
Individual Mummy Pies
Cow Tails and Nuts
Cow Tails and Nuts
Kid Friendly Halloween Porch
Kid Friendly (But Still Spooky) Halloween Porch