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I am a reader & a writer/ Ich bin eine Leserin und eine Schreiberin


In May 2019 I re-posted an entry called “Maybe I am a reader and not a writer“. Today I want to re-post the follow-up post from 2017:

September 2017

I have started blogging more intensively again and even have written new blog posts. I still try to figure out that balance of family, life, reading and blogging but I believe I can answer that question now: I am a reader and a blogger. The writer is just part of it:

March 2012

Lately I have been visiting Inspired Kathy’s Blog “I am reader, not a writer” (not active since 2016 unfortunately) quite often. I love it because it has clear book reviews based on her thoughts and liking of a book. Nothing fancy written. She chose the name of her blog because she enjoys reading but not that much to write those fancy reviews.

Well, that name got stuck in my mind and popped up on a regular basis and so I gathered there is something in there to write for me:

I wrote it before that I have been getting my love for reading books back and I am writing some (very subjective) book reviews on this blog now.

The reason why I lost my love for reading for a while was, I tried/try to become a writer. Well, I guess I am one as I have always been writing diary, poems, letters, short stories, articles for little magazines ….. I just have not been published in a major way. That does not bother me a lot but I believe that the best way to learn how to write a novel is to read good ones and find out what you like about them.

And there it goes: I changed my reading habit from enjoying a good story, having a great time and being taken away to other worlds to examining characters, story lines, story worlds etc. I started to find more faults than enjoying a good story and in a way I gave up after a while.

Then I ended up on Goodreads and somehow I got that “enjoyment” of reading back and I just love it.  I found a balance between reading for joy and reading for learning and that is a great way of being a reader and a writer.


I now consider myself a blogger which includes both: being a reader and a writer.


image of a book and half a readers body

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Im Mai 2019 habe ich einen Beitrag wieder veroeffentlicht, der “Vielleicht bin ich Leser und kein Autor” heisst. Heute moechte ich den Nachfolge Post von 2017 veroeffentlichen.

September 2017

 Ich habe wieder angefangen mehr zu bloggen und habe sogar ein paar neue Beitraege geschrieben. Ich versuche aber immernoch die Balance von Familie, Leben, Lesen und Bloggen zu finden aber ich denke ich kann die Frage jetzt beantworten: Ich bin eine Leserin und eine Bloggerin. Und Schreiberin ist ein Teil davon:

(Links in diesem Beitrag sind in englischer Sprache)

In letzter Zeit habe ich oft den Blog von Inspired Kathy (Inspirierte Kathy) besucht, der  “I am reader not a writer” (Ich bin eine Leserin keine Schreiberin/Leider ist dieser Blog seit 2016 nicht mehr aktiv) heisst. Ich liebe diesen Blog, da er klare Buchbesprechungen hat, die sich auf ihre Gedanken und ihre Vorlieben stuetzt und nichts extravagant Geschriebenes ist. Sie hat den Namen des Blogs so gewaehlt, da sie es liebt, zu lesen und nicht diese ausgefallene Buchbesprechungen zu schreiben.

Tja, dieser Titel kam mir andauernd in den Sinn und so habe ich mir gedacht, dass es da wohl etwas zu schreiben fuer mich gibt:

Ich habe es ja schon mal geschrieben, dass ich meine Liebe fuers Lesen in letzter Zeit wieder entdeckt habe und ich schreibe jetzt auch einige (sehr subjektive) Buchbesprechungen hier auf diesem Blog.

Der Grund warum ich meine Lust am Lesen verloren hatte, war eine Schreiberin zu werden. Tja, ich denke ich bin eine Schreiberin, da ich immer schon Tagebuch, Gedichte, Briefe, Kurzgeschichten, Artikel fuer kleine Magazine geschrieben habe. Ich bin nur noch nicht in grossem Stil veroeffentlicht worden. Das macht mir nicht wirklich etwas aus aber ich denke, man kann nur ein guter Autor werden, wenn man gute Geschichten liest, um herauszufinden, was man an ihnen mag.

Und so passierte es: Meine Lesegewohnheit hatte sich vom einfachen Geniesen eines guten Buches, von einer guten Zeit haben dabei und in andere Welten versetzt zu werden, zu Untersuchen von Charakteren, des Handlungstranges und des Settings gewandelt. Ich begann, mehr und mehr Fehler zu sehen anstatt eine gute Geschichte zu geniesen und irgendwann habe ich dann einfach aufgegeben.

Dann bin ich auf Goodreads gelandet und irgenwie habe ich das “Geniesen” am Lesen wiedergefunden. Und ich liebe es! Ich habe eine Balance zwischen den Geniesen und dem Untersuchen gefunden und ich denke, das ist eine grossartige Weise eine Leserin und eine Schreiberin zu sein.


Heute sehe ich mich als Bloggerin: Das beinhaltet Leserin und Autorin zu sein.


Ingermanson on “Your Weekly Review”

Good Morning, Afternoon, Night (depending on where you are and when you read 🙂 ) dear Poets and Writers!

I have always aimed at organising myself better not only with writing but with life in general. In March 2017, I read an interesting article in Randy Ingermanson’s Newsletter “The Advanced Fiction Writing E-Zine” about a tool he uses: A weekly review. There were times when I did that, however, life got in the way, and you know how that one goes :-).

So here are Randy’s thoughts and suggestions on organising your writing:

This article is reprinted by permission of the author.
Award-winning novelist Randy Ingermanson, “the Snowflake Guy,” publishes the free monthly Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine, with more than 16,000 readers. If you want to learn the craft and marketing of fiction, AND make your writing more valuable to editors, AND have FUN doing it, visit www.AdvancedFictionWriting.com.

Organization: Your Weekly Review

If you’re serious about getting things done in your life, then you need to have a regular weekly habit of reviewing the previous week and planning the next one.

That sounds fun, doesn’t it? It’s right up there with changing the oil and cleaning the toilet on most people’s list of Things To Avoid Doing Pretty Much Forever.

Why You Need a Weekly Review

Here’s the thing. Your novel is not going to write itself. Big publishers are not going to throw money at you to write your novel. Truth be told, if your novel is never written, nobody will notice or care. (The good news—if your novel does get written, there’s a fighting chance that people will notice and care.)

The brutal reality is that if you want to get a good novel written, you’re going to have to do three things that are highly labor-intensive and that won’t earn you a dime up-front:

  1. Develop the skills to write a good novel.
  2. Write a good novel.
  3. Polish your novel.

I’m not trying to rain on the parade or tell you there’s no parade. There is a parade and it’s a good one. I’m trying to say that it’s a serious, major effort to make the parade happen, and you won’t get paid for it until very late in the game, if you ever get paid. You’ll need to spend hundreds of hours on this thing. Maybe thousands. You need to find a way to squeeze those hundreds of hours out of an already jam-packed life.

That means giving up some things. Saying yes to writing a novel means saying no to a lot of other wonderful things.

This could take you forever, or you could get it done in short order, and get your book out the door, and have it earning you money. The choice is yours, and a big part of that choice is taking control of your life.

I know some lucky people who are good at taking control of their life. I’m not one of those people. I have a lot of things going on in my life, and they all want to take control of me.

I deal with them by fighting back, and a big part of that fight is my Weekly Review.

The Weekly Review

This is not complicated. Once a week, (almost always on a Saturday afternoon), I sit down with my gigantic To Do List and work through it. I look at how I did last week, but more importantly, I look at what I want to get done in the next week.

There are three key questions to ask:

  1. What things are scheduled in already?
  2. What unscheduled things do I have to get done this week?
  3. What optional things do I most want to get done this week?

Questions #1 and #2 are key. Those are my constraints, because they tell me how many hours are already spoken for in the coming week. Question #3 then lets me pick out the optional things that I could reasonably get done.

Why is this useful? That’s easy.

I mentioned I have a gigantic To Do List. It’s uncontrollably large. But the key point is that every item on the list is tagged. I tag them with the time-frame in which I want to get them done. There are things I want to do “someday maybe.” There are things I want to do “this year.” Others that I want to do “this quarter.” Others that are “this month.” And a few that are “this week.”

The Weekly Review lets me keep the set of “this week” tasks down to a reasonable number. These are the things that matter right now. The other stuff will get done in good time, but just not right now.

What this means is that every day when I decide what I’m going to tackle today, I have a short list of things to choose from. I don’t have to look at the gigantic To Do List. That would be too cruel. All I have to look at is the items tagged “this week.” Every day, I choose a reasonable set to tackle. And it takes me five minutes, maximum, to plan my day.

I don’t have to wonder if there’s something coming up that I’ve forgotten about. During my Weekly Review, I already looked ahead and checked that. If there’s something coming up this week, my Weekly Review tags it as “this week.”

This is how I get stuff done without going crazy.

The gigantic To Do List will never go away. It’ll always be gigantic. It’ll always contain a bunch of pipe dreams that will never happen.

But the Weekly Review ensures that the things that are either urgent or important bubble to the top and get done.

No, the Weekly Review is not sexy. It’s not fun. But I find it absolutely indispensable. It takes about an hour each week, and at the end of it, I have some feeling of control over my life again.

Homework

  1. Are you doing a Weekly Review already? If so, congratulations, and you get a gold star. You might want to think about whether you can do it better. Maybe you can make a template for the Weekly Review so it goes quicker and so you never forget a step in your process. But if it’s working well for you, don’t change it. You’re good.
  2. If you’re not doing a Weekly Review, I’m not here to shame you. I’m here to tell you to do it, because it’s good for you. You’ll get more things done. You’ll be more in control. You’ll feel better. Really, you will. Now what day of the week can you schedule your regular Weekly Reviews? What time of the day should you plan on? How much time do you want to budget?
  3. If you don’t have any idea what to even do in a Weekly Review or how to get started, and you’d really like to punch me right now, that’s OK. Keep your distance, please, and go check out TheSecretWeapon.org,  which has a bunch of free videos on how to take control of your life. In an hour, you’ll know exactly how to do everything. That’s an hour well spent, and you may never need to learn one more thing about organization in your entire life.

This is not a feel-good article today, and my apologies on that. I’m not trying to make you happy. I’m trying to radically boost the chances that you’ll get your novel published someday.

You can thank me when you accept your Pulitzer.


And me too, because I shared it with you 😉

Happy Wednesday to you all, despite everything!


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This 15-year-old girl got a huge welcome after Cancer Treatment

Hello out there, all you lovely people. Please come in, have a seat, a cup of your favourite beverage and put your feet up. I hope you can relax a little in this world of stressful information.

I wonder how Teenagers deal with Cancer

I have often wondered in the last couple of weeks how it would have been to have cancer much earlier than I do. My mother was nearly 35 when she passed away from cancer. My cousin was in her 20’s when she had cancer. And I see so many adverts for charities for children or teenagers with cancer.

Even though I feel like I am dealing ok with everything it does take its toll. Last week I had a bout of “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired” and “when can I be “normal” again?”.

I cannot imagine how difficult it is to deal with Cancer as a young person

I cannot imagine how difficult it must be when you are a teenager and all your peers and friends have the chance to party, to get on with school and to make plans for their future life but you can’t.

Cancer means a multitude of appointments. It involves managing side-effects of medication and different treatments and for many a stay in hospital. It means tiredness, sickness, and somehow, life is on hold.

This heroes welcome for 15-year old cancer survivor Courtney made me cry

As I know a little what it means, I found this story very touching. In fact, it made me cry because it was such a lovely gesture of this neighbourhood:

video credit: Guardian News via YouTube

A group of neighbours in Los Angeles threw a socially distanced welcome-home party for a teenager after she finished chemotherapy. Courtney Johnson, 15, was diagnosed with cancer in June and was receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The video was shared by her mother on social media” via Guardian US

Congratulations Courtney! You so deserve this heroes welcome!!!!

Please check out more Good News Tuesday posts

This post takes part in “Good News Tuesday” inspired by JoAnna on “Anything Possible”. Please head over to her and find more uplifting news or join us and share good news too.

The Affirmation Spot Blog does share JoAnna’s posts too and gives you some boost with positive affirmations. Please check it out for a huge smile.

Happy Tuesday to you all despite everything!!!!!


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Just one more thing before you go: The hospital that is treating me for cancer is fundraising for a dedicated breast cancer unit which would allow same-day diagnosis and better premises for patients and staff.

Please, if you can spare a little money hop over to their Just Giving Page and give as little or much as you can. Or share the page on your social media. Your support means a lot to me! Thank you very much.

Such a cool challenge: What do you see # 36 – 29 June 2020

Hello out there all you lovely people. Have a wonderful week despite everything. Please check out Sadje’s challenge. It’s brilliantly creative:

Welcome back to another Monday prompt post. Rules; You can write a post on your blog and create a pingback to link to the original post. Write an original story, poem or a caption. I will try to reblog your response on my blog. There is no limit to words or format but keep it […]

What do you see # 36 – 29 June 2020
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Come Away With Me to the Czech Republic & Beating Cancer

Hello out there all you lovely people. Please come in, have a seat, a cup of your favourite beverage (hot or cold ;- ) ) and relax. Yes, feel free to put your feet up I do not mind.

Not sure how I am today. I am writing this post last Monday in the hope that I am going to have the third round of chemotherapy today. The week of chemotherapy has been a bit of an out time for me the last couple of times.

On the day of chemo, I am very sick. Then comes some sleepless nights. Exhaustion. Then the brain fog. I also had some trouble I do not mention on here. How strange. I just wrote “we” instead of “I”. I used to think as “we” rather than “I”. Hmmm… Maybe I still need to get a proper assessment for DID.

Today is going to be the last of the FEC chemotherapy. It is also half-way through. Afterwards, I get the T-part of chemotherapy.

According to BreastCancerNow:

“FEC-T is a combination of four chemotherapy drugs used to treat breast cancer.

 It takes its name from the initials of these drugs: 

  • 5 fluorouracil (also known as 5FU) 
  • epirubicin 
  • cyclophosphamide 
  • docetaxel (also known as Taxotere) 

FEC-T destroys cancer cells by interfering with their ability to divide and grow.” (source: FEC-T chemotherapy on BreastCancerNow).

I am not quite sure I want to know what these things exactly do but hey ho let’s get a little more into detail:

Fluorouracil is an anti-metabolism drug which means it stops cancer cells from having the ability to divide. It is used for

  • breast cancer 
  • head and neck cancers
  • anal cancer
  • stomach cancer
  • colon cancer
  • some skin cancers (as a cream)

(info from Cancer Research)

Epirubicin is a chemotherapy drug that destroys the DNA in cancer cells. It belongs to a group that is called anthracyclines and is used for a lot of cancers.

(info from Cancer Research)

Cyclophosphamide also helps to stop cancer cells to divide, however, it is also a immunosuppressant. It supresses your immunesystem which is why I have to shield currently. Getting into contact with the Corona-Virus wouldn’t do me any good. That is also why it is used for some other conditions than cancer like rheumatoid arthritis.

(info taken from: Patient.Info)

Taxotere is a drug of the taxane group which slow down cell growth.

(info taken from: WebMD)

The trouble is that all these drugs do not only work on cancer cells; they do affect healthy cells too. That is why there is this long list of side-effects.

I was just wondering if the T-part will be different than the FEC part. From what I read so far, there isn’t much difference. But I am going to have a phone appointment both with a nurse from the Weybourne Unit which is responsible for the chemotherapy and an oncologist too on Friday. So I will ask and find out.

Ok, let’s get away from this challenging topic of beating cancer and get away to the Czech Republic. I’ve never been down there. The only thing I know about the Czech Republic is that they make brilliant beer, that the capital Prague is beautiful, that it used to be a communist country and that Kafka lived in Prague.

Lonely Planet added to my knowledge a vast array of castles everywhere in the Czech Republic. Its location in the middle of Europe made it prone to raids by tribes and conquering armies. However, the rich and famous also allowed themselves some lovely summer escapes to beautiful chateaux. Sounds like it’s definitely worth a visit. Let’s have a look here:

video credit: Visit Czech Republic via YouTube

That made me want to go this very moment… if only… you know … cancer and virus and…. never mind.

Here is another video that should give you a lovely insight into this beautiful country:

video credit: Travel Vlogger via YouTube

Feel free to have a look at YouTube and check out the many videos about this lovely country. Even though I was rather shocked how many like to point out what shocked them about the country. But maybe that’s just a “headline” thing to get more views. I very much hope so.

If you want to find out more have a look here:

CzechTourism.com

Kafkadesk about the question which name is right: Czech Republic or Czechia

I think I saw a documentary once about this one: Cat and Duck Blog ~ Zemenka Earthship, Czech Republic

And “Grammy Writes” about their visit o Prague: City Scene: Prague

And for the music? Let’s see:

I have chosen a band called “Monkey Business” which according to News.Expat.cz exists since 1999 and does what it says on the tin: Monkey business. They are known for crazy stage shows and videos but according to the page are “clean fun”. I think the video I chose is a little provocative, at least when you are from Germany. I couldn’t find any lyrics to the video and didn’t understand much either, but I started to wonder if it is a parody of good ol’ Mr Trump. The part that I understood says: “Worse lover ever but I am so clever…”. Please make up your own mind 🙂

video source: Warner Music Czech Republic via YouTube

Well…. 😉

And where are we going next week?

Come Away With Me 2020 Musical Challenge Country for Monday, July 6th, 2020

I am taking a rather random route around the world, but sometimes it makes sense. Next week we move a little more south to Slovakia. Please find Slovakian musicians here on the Last.FM page.

As for the suggestions to take part:

  1. Join in! No matter where, when and with what. You missed the first week? Don’t worry. Just jump in when it suits you.
  2. Send us the link! The ping-back option does not always work so please leave a link in the comments of the post on the day you take part. Or leave it at the “Come Away With Me 2020 FB page
  3. Tag your post either with ” Come Away With Me Musical Challenge”/ #CoAwWiMeMuCh” / “Come Away with Me 2020 Musical Challenge” o/“CoAwWiMe2020MuCh” / . You can also use these as hashtags for Twitter and other Social Networks to give your post more exposure. If you add #blog and #music with your hashtags it will get you more readers.
  4. No matter which music or country the prompt favours you create with it whatever you please. This is supposed to be a fun challenge and no chore.
  5. I post a prompt for the next week with every “Come Away With Me 2020 post” I write.
  6. If you like, use this picture for your readers to find the posts.
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Just one more thing before you go: The hospital that is treating me is fundraising for a dedicated breast cancer unit which would allow same-day diagnosis and better premises for patients and staff.

Please, if you can spare a little money hop over to their Just Giving Page and give as little or much as you can. Or share the page on your social media. Your support means a lot to me! Thank you very much.

Thanks my dears, for staying with me until the end. I appreciate your presence. Please stay safe, stay kind and remember that you rock!

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Some Heat on #SongLyricSunday

Hello out there, music lovers. How are you doing today? I hope you have a beautiful Sunday that is not too hot nor too cold. I am sending you good vibes and your favourite hot or cold beverage just because… ;-).

What’s up at Song Lyric Sunday today?

Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday challenges us to find a song for the topic “Cool/Freeze/Heat/Melt”. I had to think a little bit about this one. As you know, I am exploring music from all over the world since December 2019. If you follow any of my social media, you have come across the singer I am introducing you to today already.

Her name is Wiyaala. She was born in the North West of Ghana and has created and outstanding musical career in a extremely conservative country.

How did I come across Wiyaala?

At the beginning of 2020 one video showed up all the time when I was signing into YouTube. It was Wiyaala’s interpretation of Osibia’s “Woyaya/We are going”. At first, I did not take any notice. But I liked the confident look of the girl on the video, and I have a thing for blue, skies and mountains 🙂 .

So in the end, I had a look. And I was hooked.

Who is Wiyaala?

Wiyaala was born in Funsi, a little conservative place in the North West of Ghana. Ghana is one of the West African countries around the Gulf of Guinea. She was lucky because her musical mother refused her daughters to be married young. She also refused to adhere to the tradition of FGM, which enabled Wiyaala to become an entertainer. You can find out more about her here on her homepage.

I am following her both on Instagram and Twitter. It shows a lot what sort of person Wiyaala is. On Twitter, she tries to answer many tweets. She thanked me on one of my first shares of her music. On Instagram, she gives a lot of insight into the life of a Ghanian village. She also shares a lot about her life. For example, she shared several videos on her lock-down experience.

Wiyaala is also an influencer for UNICEFGhana to fight for the abolition of FGM, early child marriage and the rights of children.

She was “discovered” by the BBC in 2014 and has travelled all over the world since. From what I gather from her tweets, she is seen rather critical in her own country for the connection to Europe.

You might have come across her music if you watched the Commonwealth Games in Australia in 2018 or are a customer of Western Union.

And what is hot about Wiyaala?

I have seen a couple of Wiyaala video’s which are rather saucy. She does try to fight the image of the meek woman who can’t create her own destiny and I think that is why she creates these empowered but often also critical videos.

The video I chose for today is called “Village Sex” and is Wiyaala’s take on a traditional wedding song from her village. Originally this song was meant as a warning to young men to have sex before their marriage. Wiyaala’s take seems to be more humorous. But please make up your own mind.

Oh, one thing more: Wiyaala sings many of her songs in her native Sisaala tongue. I have added a couple of links to articles that explain what the song is about. Unfortunately, I could not find any lyrics to it. Am cheating a little here I admit 🙂

video credit: Wiyaala via YouTube

More information about Wiyaala’s “Village Sex” video

Ghana Star: Wiyaala premiers “Village Sex” video

Bong: Wiyaala releases video to her “Village Sex” single

DaWuro: New Video: Wiyaala “Village Sex”

This post takes part in Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday. Please head over and find many exciting music posts and the suggestions on how to take part too.

The Bag Lady” doesn’t always take part in Song Lyric Sunday, but her posts rock 🙂


Happy Sunday to you all despite everything!



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You can also find my photos on Dreamstime (affiliate link, you do not need to buy anything but if you do I get 10% from your purchase)

Just one more thing before you go: The hospital that is treating me for cancer is fundraising for a dedicated breast cancer unit which would allow same-day diagnosis and better premises for patients and staff.

Please, if you can spare a little money hop over to their Just Giving Page and give as little or much as you can. Or share the page on your social media. Your support means a lot to me! Thank you very much.

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The 2020 Election

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Hi everyone. The election season is upon us and passions are running high on both sides. As you know, I’m not a shrinking violet regarding the expression of my feelings regarding what’s happening in the U.S. As such, you will be seeing more politically-themed posts from me over the next couple of months, and I […]

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Worker Justice is Climate Justice

Hello out there, how are you? I hope you and yours are well and if not, that you get all the help, you need. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Today, I won’t be bothering you long. I just want to introduce you to two organisations in the US: Warehouseworkers for Justice and the Peoples Climate Movement. Together they created a short video explaining why workers justice and climate justice are connected.

Here is the video and you find the link to the organisations underneath the video.

video source: People’s Climate Movement via YouTube

Find out more about People’s Climate Movement here.

And about Warehouseworkers for Justice here.


Happy Saturday despite everything!!!!


Please stay a little longer and find my poetry posts on The Bee Creates… on Weebly. Thanks!

You are more into photography? Then please check out my photo posts on Bee Wordless on Blogger.

You can also find my photos on Dreamstime (affiliate link, you do not need to buy anything but if you do I get 10% from your purchase)

Just one more thing before you go: The hospital that is treating me for cancer is fundraising for a dedicated breast cancer unit which would allow same-day diagnosis and better premises for patients and staff.

Please, if you can spare a little money hop over to their Just Giving Page and give as little or much as you can. Or share the page on your social media. Your support means a lot to me! Thank you very much.


#Poem on Friday: Busy and short

Hello you dear readers! I am so glad you are here. Just sit down, have a cuppa of your favourite hot beverage, grab a cookie and relax. I suspect we need it in these uncertain times.

That is why I keep it real short today 🙂

baking and cooking

the holidays are coming

rest with stones and rocks

Happy Friday to you all. Just remember in all the chaos that you rock!!!! 🙂

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#Poem of the Day ~ Dark Heavens

Hello out there, are you rocking and rolling? I very much hope so and if not feel the love that I send out every day to this planet and it’s inhabitants!

It’s time for a little haiku

image of a wooden goyne heading into a wave

Dark heavens looming

The sea storming towards land

candle in window

No storm at our shores by the way. Rather more a short heat wave 🙂

Happy Thursday to you all despite everything!