Where does the time go? I started Waiting on a Word four years ago. How did it get to be 2017? I'm sorry I haven't been around much because WOAW is still my favorite corner of my cyberworld. So where have I been? 2016 was a whirlwind. After starting a new day job, I…
Minecraft, Comfits, and Wedding Strategy
The Daily Post's Daily Prompt today is: Pick a random word and do a Google image search on it. Check out the eleventh picture it brings up. Write about whatever that image brings to mind. First, I googled "random word generator" which brought me to a site that produced a bullet list of ten words.…
Valentine’s Day Haters’ Club – Daily Post Weekly Writing Challenge
I adjusted my black scarf over my black coat and rubbed my cold hands over my thighs, covered by my black jeans. Maybe an outdoor protest on the coldest day of the year wasn't the smartest idea, I thought, as I called the group over. "Alright," I said, as we huddled together. "Let's circle again.…
Pickles, Pretzels and Piffle
Hi Everyone! Still NaNo-ing. Ugh! In the meantime, here’s a post from my Mom about her adventures with my nephew. She’s a new blogger so show her some love ! 🙂
I had the distinct pleasure of spending the night with my 3 year old grandson this week. I have not done this before and did not know what to expect. We decided to “camp out”. That’s where you pull out the sofa bed in the living room and sleep there instead of in your bed in your room. It seems he and Daddy do this on occassion and it’s fun.
E. loves to play Cut the Rope on my ipad, so that’s what we decided we would do. He is amazingly good at this game for a kid his age and is very excited when the frog finally gets the candy. If he has trouble with a particular level he hands it to me and says,”Here Grandma. Tell me when you get it” and he goes off to do something else while I struggle with the game. When I failed…
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The Missing Brazil – Ceara
A post on Brazil from The Side Wedge- His awesome blog focuses on surfing, travel stuff, photos, and music (“Noise to Note” posts). Check him out 🙂
As some who follow my blog shall know; I have just returned from a short trip out to the northeast of Brazil. I spent the week in the major city of Fortaleza and traveled back to Canoa Quebrada which is on the southern end of the state.
When I visit, I am surprised at the lack of tourists from the United States. There are lots of tourists in Ceara but mainly they are from Europe and the south of Brazil. So I am often the odd ball when I visit a restaurant or the mall in Ceara and people probably assume that I am from Europe when they first see me. But when they find out I am from the United States it seems that I go from average to celebrity.
North or South?
Ceara has many faces. The big sprawling cities such as Fortaleza, farms nestled amongst arid landscapes…
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Ten Things I’ve Learned So Far from My First Try at NaNoWriMo
In honor of the ides of November and the halfway point, here's a list of things I've learned so far from my first try at NaNo-ing: Fifty-thousand words is a lot of friggin' words. Just sayin'. The pesky "to be" verb family and I should just go ahead and get married since apparently we are…
Somewhere on the spectrum….
Concentrating on NaNo this month. In the meantime, here’s one of my favorite posts from my friend Nicole. Have a nice night!
On January 10, 2011 my son J was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I can remember everything about that day. It was a Monday and I had taken the day off work. The temperature outside was in the teens and so J and I were both bundled in our puffy coats patiently waiting for J’s name to be called.
The waiting room was not child friendly, surprising since it was a children’s hospital. There were some torn books scattered on a table and some weird mirror shaped like a fish that reflected everything upside down.
J tried amusing himself as I filled out what seemed like a million forms. There were insurance forms, privacy forms, health history and family background questionnaires. I answered questions like:
How much did your child weigh at birth? Has your child ever had surgery? Does your child look at you when you call his or her name? Can your child point his finger…
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Asteroids and Space Junk: The Countdown Begins!
Did anybody read this article from CNN last week: “Big asteroid buzzes past Earth and will again”? Apparently, while our own NASA was shutdown thanks to Congress, Ukranian astronomers discovered an asteroid which they named “2013 TV135. Called “one of the most dangerous asteroids on record,” this big guy “zipped close by Earth last month.”…
Chuck Wendig’s Flash Fiction Challenge Fail
Tonight I thought I'd try a new writing challenge. Chuck Wendig, author, screenwriter, game designer, and blogger extraordinaire, hosts a weekly writing challenge. You can find his post and his blog, "terribleminds: chuck wendig" here. This week, he provides two columns of words. The challenge is to pick a word from column one, then pick…
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