Providence Is in My Hands

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Providence Is in My Hands



Slowly and steadily Steven maneuvered the one-wheeled cultivator through the freshly tilled earth. After each carefully calculated pass, he methodically removed every stone and pebble the tines had exposed. For this year’s harvest there could be no impediments.

Picking up the malodorous bucket and his father’s haversack from the top of the preceding row, Steven continued to mimic the planting ritual he had seen his father do in years’ past.

Systematically pacing off ten-foot increments, Steven knelt, laid the head of a sun perch, and encircled it with the three sisters.

As new head-of-family, providence was his to command.



Written for The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge. Requirements: September 21, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about what it is to gather a harvest. You can use the phrase or show what it means without using the words. Go where the prompt leads.

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No-Pamper Plants



Once again… Great intentions….

Once again… My garden needs a makeover!

I need plants- I would prefer flowering plants- that need NO PAMPERING!

Here is a list of plants that I might try next year:

  • Sunflowers
  • Zinnias
  • Marigolds
  • Pansies
  • Impatiens
  • Snapdragons
  • Daffodils
  • Begonias
  • Cosmos
  • Geraniums
  • Morning Glories
  • Blanket Flowers
  • Daylilies (I have a few)

A few I have tried, but frustration set in from the chaos of life.

These came highly recommended as plants that can take care of themselves???

Maybe next year?



Written for The Daily Post: Pamper. I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My topics for the month of March are as follows:  (Monday) Teaching and Life; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

Music Is Never Irrelevant



Music Is Never Irrelevant



“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.”      Victor Hugo

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”  Maya Angelou

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”   Friedrich Nietzsche

“Where words fail, music speaks.”     Hans Christian Andersen

“Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water-bath is to the body. ”   Oliver Wendell Holmes

Music Is Never Irrelevant! 



Written for The Daily Post: Irrelevant. I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My topics for the month of March are as follows:  (Monday) Teaching and Life; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

Share Your World – September 18, 2017

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Share Your World

September 18, 2017



  • Complete this sentence: I want to learn more about …
  • On a vacation what you would require in any place that you sleep?
  • What is your greatest extravagance?
  • What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.


Complete this sentence: I want to learn more about …

I want to learn more about …_____________________ . (insert almost any topic here)

NOTE: I am both spastic and eclectic in my quest for knowledge.

On a vacation what you would require in any place that you sleep?

AIR-CONDITIONING! (I no longer like to rough it…)

What is your greatest extravagance?

Tickets to local sporting events and the neighborhood theaters

What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” 

Mark Twain (American storyteller/ author)



Written for Share Your World- September 18, 2017. Requirements: Answer the four questions.

Turning Over a New Leaf

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Turning Over a New Leaf



This is the second weekend in a row that I have successfully sat in front of my computer to write.

I do not- or cannot- or will not- at least so far, I have not- been able to find the time in the evenings to write.

At least a very small time slot is beginning to emerge in my schedule for habitual writing.

I know…

Everyone has the same number of hours in a day.

I know…

People find the time for the things that they teem important.

I also know, habits are hard to break!

So therefore, I am giving myself a blue ribbon for my triumphant return to my writer’s corner!

It takes time to turn over a new leaf.



Written for The Daily Post: Leaf. I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My topics for the month of March are as follows:  (Monday) Teaching and Life; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

Share Your World – September 11, 2017

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Share Your World

September 11, 2017



  • Would you want $200,000 right now or $250,000 in a year? It’s safe to assume all money is tax free.
  • Is it more important to love or be loved?
  • List things that represent abundance to you.
  • What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.


Would you want $200,000 right now or $250,000 in a year? It’s safe to assume all money is tax free.

GIVE ME THE MONEY!

Is it more important to love or be loved?

Yes.

List things that represent abundance to you.

  • A bushel full of freshly harvested clementines
  • Three true friends
  • A holiday meal
  • All five of the New York Times top-ten best-sellers on my nightstand awaiting to be read

What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.

“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”   Doug Larson



Written for Share Your World- September 11, 2017. Requirements: Answer the four questions.

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Unnecessary Chores



  • Make the bed…
    • I am only going to get back in the thing in a few hours.
  • Do the dishes…
    • Paper or plastic could be the answer?
  • Wipe off the counter…
    • Is salmonella that serious?
  • Dust the knick-knacks …
    • Who thought that I needed seventeen bobble-head owls for each Christmas the last ten years?

Is there anyone who can save me?



Written for The Daily Post: Mighty. I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My topics for the month of March are as follows:  (Monday) Teaching and Life; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.