WoD Wednesday: Erudite

Late again. I’m so sorry. I’ve been in the hospital without access to my computer. My lovely mother-in-law, Julie, brought it to me so I could write this up. I don’t know how good it will be. Yay painkillers!

Erudite: Adjective: possessing or displaying extensive knowledge acquired chiefly from books: learned.

Erudite

Roommates say, “good night.”
I study alone by candlelight
While they go to bed and their dreams take flight.
Other times they go out to fulfil their appetites
As I compose essays, so erudite.
What a plight.
To become a socialite
Or an academic acolyte?
Balance, why are you out of sight?

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Meme Monday: Unicorns, Kelpies, and Pegasi! Oh My!

Poor Faith just won’t get a break in Found. As she travels through the land of Concordia, she is faced with many different versions of the thing she is afraid of the most: horses. I will admit that this is based on my personal fear of the beasties. What are you afraid of?

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Flack Friday: Zenni Optical

Wearing glasses is a pain sometimes. Not because they don’t look amazing, but because of the hit they take on your wallet. Tired of spending over $100 for specs you’ll have to get replaced in a year or two? Zenni Optical is the answer. I have been using them for years and have never been disappointed. They have tons of styles to choose from, and you can even get inexpensive prescription sunglasses, too. Click the picture below to check them out.

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Thankful Thursday: Mary

My daughter is my joy. Beautiful and smart, she is constantly surprising me with how much she can do and the things she knows. When she started Kindergarten, I began writing my books. Even when I’m up late at night, she understands. She’s always proud to declare that her mommy is an author, and I am proud to declare that she is my daughter. Thank you, lovely girl.

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WoD Wednesday: Disremember

Disremember: verb: Forget

Sorry this is late. Life got in the way of blogging yesterday.

 

Disremember

“What?”

“Lauren, the frog. Don’t you remember?”

“No. I don’t think it actually happened.”

“When we were five, you totally ate that little frog whole.”

“That’s gross. And it never happened, Garrett.”

“It did. So I don’t know why you’re opposed to the idea of people eating frog legs.”

“It didn’t. And that’s because it’s disgusting.”

“The frog was small. It only took a swallow. Like taking a pill.”

“Stop gaslighting me.”

“It’s not my fault you disremember it. I can’t believe you have, though. You threw up for days. I was really worried about you.”

“Did that actually happen?”

“No.”

“You brat.”

“Love you, sister.”

“Love you, too, brother.”

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Topic Tuesday: Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings. We all have our favorite things.

When you’re feeling down or stressed, what do you reach out for? What do you do? For me, it’s my family, my cat, Doctor Who, a good book, or just take a nap.

Are there things that automatically bring a smile to your face? The new Marvel movie coming out? Kitten pictures? Your child randomly using an advanced vocabulary word? Maybe that one is just me.

I’m curious. What are your favorite things?

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Not Gone

My presence on the interwebs has not ended. Last week, I was on vacation, came home sick, then someone crashed into my parked car (I wasn’t in it). Taking care of some things, then will be back next week.

Thankful Thursday: Mom

Today, I’m thankful for my mother. Yesterday would have been her 69th birthday. She was my best friend and greatest encouragement. I will always be grateful for everything she did for me, and the life she poured into me on a daily basis growing up.

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