Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Power Lines

Week 4 Photo – black and white, mirror, air plane, power lines, etc.


Friday Fictioneers: The Enabler

The sun was coming up on Sunday morning as Emma finished cleaning the kitchen. She looked around her apartment. Her brother was asleep in the chair; his best friend on the floor.

She took a damp rag to the coffee table, wiping up the rest of the cocaine. She didn’t care. She was done.

Every week was the same. The boys got paid and bought drugs and alcohol. They would spend all weekend using, sleep all day Sunday, to get up for work Monday through Friday.

She needed to get away from them. Not just for her sake but for theirs.

This week’s photo:© Yvette Prior

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Black and White Benches at Mister Ed’s

Near my sister’s house is a gift shop/emporium/candy heaven named Mr. Ed’s. It has probably the largest collection of elephant memorabilia on the east coast. There is a garden outside (which is where I found my bench collection) and a candy store inside that boasts some of the most popular candies and homemade fudge that a sweet tooth gal like me finds hard to resist. It was a cornucopia for the senses!

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Benches

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Best of the Week: Vonnie Cutting Loose!

Vonnie throwing her hands up to “Shout” at the Woodstock Cafe with Bill Vaughn and Michael Cash

My best of the week this week is a picture I didn’t even take. It was, however taken with my camera, and I did the editing.

Recently, my friends and I went to hear some music at a local café. We got a bottle of wine (just one, I swear) and by the end of the last set we were all feeling it the music. An older gentleman asked Vonnie to dance and she gladly obliged. Just in case you need to know the song is Shout!

That there, I am proud to say, is my friend Vonnie, throwing her hands up!

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Six Word Saturday ~ 10 Great Questions Asked and Answered

I recently came across this great list of questions and answers from blogger/podcaster, Darius Foroux and thought it interesting enough to share.

1. What’s the one quality that everyone must have?

2. What’s the one book you suggest everyone to read?
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

3. What’s one powerful piece of advice for living a fulfilling life?
Get clear on what you want.

4. What’s one piece of important financial advice?
Don’t try to make money.

5. What’s one skill that everyone must have?

6. What’s one thing that you regret starting late or wished you started earlier?
Adopting the mindset of an investor.

7. What’s one thing you learned the hard way?
Doing something is different from reading about it.

8. What’s one thing that should never be forgotten?

You’re never alone.

9. What’s one thing we must not think twice on spending?

10. What’s your definition of life in 50 words?
No one knows what they are doing. (Did it in 7) 😉

For a more in-depth look at the questions and answers, see this post by Darius Foroux

Share Your World: August 11, 2018

Do You Prefer / Which Would You Rather questions:

  1. Pen or pencil ? Pen
  2. Wine or beer ? Wine
  3. Bean bags or straight-back chairs ? Straight back. I’m too old to get up out of a bean bag chair!
  4. Monty Python or Three Stooges ? Three Stooges (although honestly they are both pretty corny)


What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?
What a great week with girlfriends! Long lunches, long conversations about all my favorite topics; kids, men, art, history, photography, books, movies, TV shows. It is so awesome to be a woman!

Five Friends

This is an old picture but it is of a few of the friends I got to see this week.

Share Your World 2018
Thanks Sarah for this week’s questions (which I edited for my own use) and thanks to Carol for pointing the way.