Out My Back Door

Dreaming of the day when this is what I see when I look out my back door!

rdp out my back door

Colors and Letters Challenge- Ends with an S “outdoors”

Photo a Day Challenge- Optimistic 

RDP- Looking Out My Backdoor

Have a beautiful day!

-Kat

A Post Without a Title

I listen intently to her story about the plushie that she desperately wanted. It was a unicorn- fresh, new, soft, sparkly and purple. I hear her describe how she felt when she saw it. Her face shows the joy and delight she felt when she relives the moment her grandmother surprised her with it. She reveals that she also received a plushie that had been her mother’s. This plushie shows signs of wear and tear and years of love. It is an puppy, with brown faded paws and flat worn fur.  Before it became hers, it was kept in a box of her mother’s things. But now the old and new plushies are precious to her. They comfort her when she’s feeling lonely. With a tinge of sadness creeping around the corners of her eyes and the edges of her words, she shares that her mother died a long time ago.

Although I had suspected this, I struggle to swallow the lump in my throat that has grown from the size of a plum to that of a grapefruit in mere seconds. My heart misses a beat and I give her a tender smile.

She is only seven years old.

butterfly candle holder

 

“I’ll silently stand in the corner and cry, on this fateful day.

I refuse to say goodbye because I don’t want to see you go away.”

-Author Unknown

 

FOWC- Refuse

Ragtag Daily Prompt- Goodbye

 

Peace and love-

-Kat

Green Melody

photo a day green melody

This photo has been sitting in limbo, just waiting for its time to step into a challenge. With the color “green melody” as a prompt, I decided that its time has come. What is this plant? I don’t know. Is it green melody? There are enough shades of green in the picture that it must be in there somewhere, right? Anyway, there’s something about this photo that appeals to me and I’m happy to be using it!

Colors and Letters- Green Melody

Happy Wednesday!

-Kat

Book Love

“Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.”

— Diane Duane, So You Want to Be a Wizard

“Insights don’t usually arrive at my desk, but go into notebooks when I’m on the move. Or half-asleep.” -Hilary Mantel

At some point over the last few years I lost my desire to read. I blame vision issues. But I suspect that spending the majority of my time in hospitals or at home caring for others impacted my ability to hold on to any interest in a book I might try to read. I had to find contentment in reading to five year old Beej. And read, I did. 

Then a book by my favorite author was released. And I noticed a biography of an actress whose movies I loved. Without warning, I found myself back in the game. Instead of spending time jumping from one social media account to another or shopping on Amazon, I look forward to participating in a reading challenge and READING!

My hope is that with reading, my writing will come out of hibernation. Then I will have to start poring through my notebooks and decipher the notes of ideas, dialogue, character and more that I’ve been jotting down!

FOWC- Paper