A MEDICAL ANOMALY

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A MEDICAL ANOMALY



With boys, everything is a competition.

The oldest one just went to the phlebotomist at the local clinic to give blood.

This has become a monthly task for the set of them.

“How long does this usually take?” Howard asked inquisitively. “Is there a record for giving a unit of blood?”

The nurses looked at each other and winked. They knew a sucker when they saw one. “Under five minutes per unit is a good time,” the older one stated.

“Under four minutes would record-breaking for me,” chimed in the younger.

“Do you have a squeeze ball?” inquired Howard. “I’ll shoot for three minutes and something.”

The needle was inserted…

The timer was started…

Long story short- in three minutes and thirty-one seconds, the unit was tagged and shelved.

Howard was a winner again.



Written for FANDANGO’S ONE-WORD-CHALLENGE: ANOMALY.

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CURIOUS COMPANIONS

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CURIOUS COMPANIONS



I have finally had a day in the garden… By day, I mean three ten minute excursions. By garden, I meant pulling weeds and trimming unwanted brush.

Having completed my first class in gardening, the most important thing I learned was that plants have friendships.

  • Tomatoes like basil, carrots and marigolds. Chive is a friend, as well.
  • Peppers like onions.
  • Cucumbers like radishes, rosemary, and marigolds. They also like peas.
  • Strawberries like lettuce, marigolds, and onions.
  • Blackberries like hyssop.

I hope to endeavor to companion plant this year,

That way, as I enjoy the beautiful sunsets on my patio, I will know that my future harvest is feeling the love as well.



Written for FANDANGO’S ONE-WORD-CHALLENGE: CURIOUS.

THE CHOSEN ONES

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THE CHOSEN ONES



This year’s garden contains only a few plants.

I am going to try my hand at strawberries in patio containers on the banisters of the deck … A few gardeners in my class thought positive thoughts about the effort.

In my larger patio containers I hope for tomatoes and peppers.

I have been studying the companion planting of my future harvest, so I will probably plant some friendship plantings.

I think I will try a blackberry plant on the side of the patio.

Those are my chosen plants for this year.



Written for FANDANGO’S ONE-WORD-CHALLENGE: CHOSEN.

SHARE YOUR WORLD: 5-13-2019

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SHARE YOUR WORLD: 5-13-2019



  • What social stigma does society need to get over already?
  • What was the last photo you took?
  • When was the last time you snooped and found something or found out something you wish you hadn’t?
  • What’s the most comfortable bed or chair you’ve ever slept in?


What social stigma does society need to get over already?

I wish that political parties would chose to listen to each other instead of seeing opponents as evil and need to be ostracized from society.

I know that many of the worst are supposedly on the fringes of the parties, but if the center of the party does not take a stand against stupidity… the end may not be pretty.

What was the last photo you took?

I took some great pictures of the local arboretum.

When was the last time you snooped and found something or found out something you wish you hadn’t?

Nope … I don’t snoop.

Nope … Not going there.

You pick the answer you like.

What’s the most comfortable bed or chair you’ve ever slept in?

I am like the old-fashioned doll that closes its eyes as soon as its head is tilted back. Sleep is wonderful.



Written for SHARE YOUR WORLD: 5-13-2019