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Writing 101 Day 7 Give and Take or The Revolving Door


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Write a post based on the contrast between two things 

Our cat T. C. is an old “Garfield” in his color and attitude.  He has managed to lose some weight since moving to the South from the North since he can go out during the Winter months and get some exercise as well.  His food sits on top of the washing machine so that our dog Peachy will not eat every last morsel in existence.  He is more than capable of jumping from the floor to the window to the dryer and then walking to the washer.
However, upon arriving into the house, his presence is announced loudly and constantly until he is picked up and placed on the washer next to his dish.  He will sit there and stare at the dish until I have taken my hand and have stirred the dish of dry food several times.  I must then open the sealed container of food and grab a slight hand full and add to the batch and stir again.
He will then nibble for a few minutes.  Just as I am back in my office he will make his presence known again and will either want to be petted or will want to go out.  Once in a great while if it happens to be a stormy day I will hear the childrens piano in the spare bedroom playing and I know that he has decided to take a nap.
When the dogs are fed, he is the first at their dishes to help himself to the bits in the “Kibbles and Bits”.  Then the dogs are allowed to eat.  The dogs will look at us as if to say help!…

Cats rule and dogs drool….

He has a pattern of going in and out all day.  He knows that if he sets off the front door alarm it triggers in my office and I come to the front door.  As I approach the front door I find him sitting there as if asking what took me so long.  He nibbles on some food and is right out the back door to lounge in the sun for a nap in nice weather.  Unless that was just a potty break.

You might be wondering why we tolerate this annoying daily routine.  The reason is because he is somewhere between 15 and 16 years old.  We know that we do not have that much longer to enjoy his company.  His snuggling into bed with me on my right side while the dog Trina is tucked tight against my back on my left side.

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About twice a day he insists that Trina groom him so he will walk under her and continuously butt her head until she begins to groom her.  It always happens so fast that I am never near a camera to record.  One of these days I will get it on record though.

That is the contrast in our lives that has blended well.  Perhaps someday he will decide whether he wants to be out or in lol.

 


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Daily Prompt: The Cat Allergy Man


Daily Prompt: FAQ

Interview someone — a friend, another blogger, your mother, the mailman — and write a post based on their responses.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us DETAILS.

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My hubby came in this morning and announced that the runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing was from the new kittens.

I asked him what made him sure and his reply was that he had been up all night doing research on the subject.

(It is true that his reaction began the day that the kittens arrived and has been continuous)
I asked what some of the hard evidence facts were to support his case.

His reply was that he could not venture out into the store area without having a full blown sneezing attack.
He has gone through two boxes of tissues in two days and all of the allergy medication does not seem to help.

I find it odd that the dander from these two kittens could be so severe that he is having this reaction, yet we have had cats the entire time that we have been married.
Is it that we have closed up the space due to the kittens and it just needs to air out?
Is there something in their fur that is causing the reaction that if bathed would cease?
Should I just call the previous owners and explain the situation?

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Is this something that will go away with time, or will it worsen as the days go on?

I realize that something has to be done, now I fear his having a heart attack from sneezing so badly.
He would not allow me to photograph him for this interview since he is such a mess.

Time will tell, and I am going to call the previous owners.
I compared his situation to my being in a movie theater full of popcorn lovers.
Now he understands what I go through.

Perhaps God just wanted to show him so that I would not hear “It is not that bad” anymore.

Here are some other interviews from Daily Prompt Writers today:

  1. Mom And I Talk About Death And Bikinis | The Jittery Goat
  2. Daily Prompt: FAQ – An Open Interview | littlegirlstory
  3. Details make a difference | Lost in Translation
  4. Daily Prompt: FAQ | Awl and Scribe

Have a great day,

Tammye Honey


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When Is A Vacuum Not A Vacuum?


Weekly Writing Challenge: The Best Medicine

 

  • Write about a sad or particularly difficult situation you faced, and find the levity in what happened or how you dealt with it.

If life were perfect, cats and dogs would not shed.
Carpet runners would not collect the fur every time they run past them.
My hubby would not require a surgery that we have to wait to get in for.
I would not have fractured two fingers on my left hand.
Hubby would not have PTSD.
Hubby would not think my vacuum sounds like engines of a fighter jet.

Put them in a jar and shake them up and you have a sticky mess.

One napper, four shedders and two fingers that do not want to be helpful later, you can see my delimma.

I try to quietly sweep.  It picks up two small cats twice a day yet does not seem to help.

When he used to drive to go somewhere I would celebrate by dragging out the vacuum and have to empty twice per room.

The birds love me.  All the nesting material they need in one stop shopping.
They have until the lawncare people come to mow the lawn again to use all the materials for their nests.
Since it smells like our cats, you would think that they would not want to use it at all.
Perhaps it is to throw the cats off the trail of new babies.

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So while I go catch the tumble weed on my floor will leave you with some reading of other Weekly Writing Challenge Writers:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/weekly-writing-challenge-humor/

  1. Grow your girlfriend, can’t get a date grow ur mate #funny #iphoneography #photography #odd #NYC | Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography
  2. When Sheep Don’t Bring You Joy | The Mercenary Researcher
  3. The Best Medicine (Weekly Writing Challenge) | En Vers et Contre-Champs
  4. When Sheep Don’t Bring You Joy – DPChallenge | The Mercenary Researcher
  5. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Best Medicine | Robyn Graham Photography
  6. Writing Rules Insult Our Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  7. Why men are confused: 5 rules of manliness | Suffolk Scribblings
  8. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Best Medicine – Laugh, Clown | SERENDIPITY
  9. Pope Francis fast-tracks saints | DCMontreal
  10. Poor Listening Skills | Good2begone
  11. Access Granted: A Nerd Love Poem | Love Mekanism
  12. If You Read This, You’ll Go Mad | Backslash Awesome
  13. Over the hill and underground | Nicki
  14. Doctor Ivo’s Floating Orthopedics | The Life NomadikThe Life Nomadik
  15. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Best Medicine | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  16. DP Challenge – The BEST Medicine (Disclaimer: This Post is NOT my FAULT) | Aurora Morealist
  17. Weekly Writing Challenge: I’m An Idiot Moments | suzie81’s Blog
  18. The Expat Birthday Party. | Multifarious meanderings
  19. A Cut and a Massage | my cyber house rules
  20. Fishing Fuel | maryJmelange
  21. Weekly writing challenge: On my mind | Life of a Fallen Angel
  22. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Best Way To Win A Client | Reclaiming My Narnia
  23. The Most Technologically Advanced Country | AC’s Sharing Spree
  24. Grinds… | Notipsaccepted’s Blog
  25. The Triangle Buffoon | Good2begone

Life works itself out….

Some days it feels like deja vu…

Tammye Honey

 


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Daily Prompt: No Rolling Stone Here


Daily Prompt: Rolling Stone

If you could live a nomadic life, would you?
Where would you go? How would you decide?
What would life be like without a “home base”?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us TRAVEL.

We happen to know several couples who own an RV (Recreational Vehicle) and travel back and forth from each of their childrens homes across the United States.
To constantly be in a trailer, mobile home or what ever you want to call it is not what lifestyle I would ever want.
Granted, they have no mortgage (unless they owe on the RV) and only have to pay for car gasoline.
They do not have to pay property taxes, just for the license of the RV.

I think that it takes a certain type of person, one who loves camping to live like this.
To always be on the road and traveling.  To stop at various cities and not know anyone.
It is a special type of person who really enjoys this lifestyle and would not buy a home again.
Sometimes it is all about the ability to keep up the home.  (Although, you have to maintain an RV also).

I prefer to be able to walk into my own back yard and take my doggies (and kitties) for a walk.
When I walk them it is all four of them.  The cats do their duty at the same times as the dogs.
The dogs love being able to play in the neighbors hayfield and the neighbor does not mind either.
He says it looks like our dogs are patrolling their property and they feel safer because of it.

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I like having roots here and a place where my children could come to visit if they wanted to for a vacation.

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I love the weather in Tennessee, especially in the Winter.
While locals think we are having terrible weather or temperatures,  I am enjoying not having snow to my waist.

Here are what some other Daily Prompt Writers had to say:

(To see the full list check out http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/daily-prompt-travel/).

  1. My Life is a Rolling Stone (with no commitments): Daily Prompt | Texan in Tokyo
  2. Dogwalking, Bright light, Harsh shadows |
  3. Daily Prompt: Rolling Stone | Under the Monkey Tree
  4. Oh, Him And Her And Them? They’re Just My Home… | All Those Small Things
  5. Lost in the Thought of Africa | Daily Prompt: Rolling Stone | likereadingontrains
  6. Daily Prompt: Rolling Stone « Mama Bear Musings
  7. Nomadic life: the importance of a base | Melanie Ryding – Ryding2Health BLOG
  8. Daily Prompt – Rolling Stone | Kate Murray
  9. I’ll go with you | clarior e tenebris
  10. Daily Prompt: Rolling Stone ~ #photography | ThisCornerOfTheWoods
  11. Papa was a Rolling Stone… | The Rider
  12. Adventures in Paradise | The Jittery Goat
  13. Semi-permanence and the expat | A Girl and Her Travels
  14. Daily Prompt: Travel « Vicariously Poetic
  15. Let’s go | Spunky Wayfarer
  16. Daily Prompt: Ramblin’ Rose | One Starving Activist
  17. Daily Prompt Writing: The Nomadic Life | Lifeinpawprints’s Weblog
  18. Catherine B.’s Blog | The Nomad | Daily Prompt: Rolling Stone
  19. A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss | A Day in the Life
  20. Totally Normal! | Daily Prompt | Alaskan Wilderness
  21. Daily Prompt: Rolling Stone | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
 Thank you for reading and your comments.
Perhaps I could have gotten into the imaginary world if I had my coffee first lol.
On to grab a fresh cup of coffee while you enjoy your reading.


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable


Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable

 
Share a picture of a COMPANION and explain why you chose that picture.
 
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I do not have a large office, and only have a queen size bed.  
This is who I share my every moments with when I am home.  
I was gone yesterday for a Vendor show.
We had a storm last night.
Another storm is due shortly. 
If I shift into the bedroom they will both follow.
 
 


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Weekly Writing Challenge: Where Do We Go From Here?


Weekly Writing Challenge:

THE PAPA HEMINGWAY WRITING CHALLENGE

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What evil is lurking about between my mind and my fingers to the keyboard?
Help from my cat walking across my desk.
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When he takes his nap my thought patterns will reappear…
Don’t Cats Sleep days, Hunt nights?…
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Play all day, sleep all night…
Something In their food?

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Where do we go from here?

Tomorrow Will tell …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Daily Prompt: Early Morning Smells and Sounds


Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses

Write down the first sight, sound, smell, and sensation you experienced on waking up today. Pick the one you’re most drawn to, and write. (For a bigger challenge, pick the one you’re least drawn to.)

Photographers, show us one of the five senses — bonus points for depicting a smell! 

Before the mask came off the eyes, the feel of the dog at her back and the one at her feet stirring told her it was time.  The cat gently tugging at her mask with his whimpers to be fed was a clear indication of time.

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She was not in need of an alarm clock.  The sound of the rooster outside in the distance that was crowing was just as clear as the owl in the tree just outside the window.  Begging for a few more minutes was not an option.
Hearing the steady sound of the ceiling fan above as each rotation brought a cooling breeze across her was so relaxing.  To just stay in this position and not move would be wonderful.
The faint aroma of coffee getting stronger with every sound of the purk of the huge 30 cup that her hubby had started, anticipating her arrival in the kitchen to get her first cup.coffee

It was time.  As she layed there and quietly said to the animals “Potty Time”, the room filled with noise like a three ring circus.  Dogs dancing in circles, while the cat was doing a tight rope act across the dresser to not be trampled by the huge elephant sized dog below.
She herself does a quick slip into the tiny bathroom that is tucked in the corner of the bedroom as her day has begun.

Taking the dogs to the door and meeting the cats in the laundry room to give them their food.  Letting the dogs back in and letting the cats out.  Her thoughts are that in her former life she must have made a great doorman.

Off to grab that cup of coffee, do the late night dishes of her hubby’s snacks and then on to her blog site to see what adventures await her before her day of housework and work were to begin.  That was what one called “All in a day’s work”.

What is your morning routine like?  Is it the same or different every day?

Do you take time to smell the aroma of the ions in the air from the rain about the begin or the aroma from the brewing of the coffee?

Leave me a comment an let me know.

Here are what some other Daily Prompt Writers had to say on the subject:

  1. Cigarettes and Cheesecake | The Magic Black Book
  2. An English breakfast | Geek Ergo Sum
  3. vicariously in love with you
  4. Early in the morning | vicariously in love with you
  5. Nothing Really Stands Out | Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | likereadingontrains
  6. Feed your senses | Nanuschka’s Blog
  7. It Shouldn’t Be Strange, But Somehow Is | Ramisa the Authoress
  8. The Best Sensation Of The Day | The Jittery Goat
  9. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses « Mama Bear Musings
  10. Birds Feed my Senses | بيسان
  11. Oh for the sounds of silence… Especially at stupid o’clock. | thoughtsofrkh
  12. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | suzie81’s Blog
  13. Feed your senses- (Daily Prompt) | The Rider
  14. Feed your senses | mcpw
  15. Lilacs And Dog Breath | The Temenos Journal
  16. 18.5 Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | family photos food & craft
  17. Travellin’ Thru Rambles
  18. Sense It | Travellin’ Thru Rambles
  19. Marriage in Limbo: The In-Between State
  20. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | Playing for Time
  21. Smoky Dreams | Virginia Views
  22. Hairy Scary Eyeball | HpWpBp
  23. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | L’S THOUGHTS….
  24. smack smacks | thematticuskingdom
  25. A Temporary Loss of Sight (and Sense) « The Robotic Hermit
  26. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  27. My Alarm Clock… | Haiku By Ku
  28. Rise and Shine | aishaditta
  29. Wake Up Call – 3 Part Haiku | Cozy Compulsions @ Midnight
  30. The bizarre day to Sleep Alone | Completely Disappear
  31. Nausea, Ugh… | Donbury Pond
  32. Cabo no rabo e pá de terra por cima | SCOMBROS
  33. Noise | Positivity Prevails
  34. Feed your senses | A Teacher’s Blog
  35. DP – Feed Your Senses | Life With Pink Princesses
  36. Feed Your Senses – Kids, Coffee & Pancakes | Khana’s Web
  37. Feeding the senses | The Nameless One
  38. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | My Endless Rants & Ramblings
  39. Write down the first sight, sound, smell, and | A Sign Of Life
  40. Daily Post: The Sense of Intuition | A Sign Of Life
  41. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | Nomad Scribbles
  42. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | Postcards from
  43. Found
  44. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | The Tarot Alchemist
  45. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | Overcoming Bloglessness
  46. Missing You | Angelyn’s Crimes of Passion
  47. The OCD Leaf-blower and How he makes my Ears Bleed | Style and a Story
  48. “Houston” & The Five Senses | Chasing Rabbit Holes
  49. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | Running After Ale
  50. Sensing the Senses | Code Name Incog
  51. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | writinglikeastoner
  52. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | Basically Beyond Basic
  53. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | The Blogging Path
  54. May 18 Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | Nadeen’s Reading Corner
  55. Feed your senses! | Melanie Ryding – Ryding2Health BLOG
  56. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | phoenix journies: a story about starting over
  57. Senses of a Sunday morning | Freya’s Halls
  58. i wake and i sleep | Bubonicboon
  59. Daily Prompt: Feed Your Senses | biancadventures

Thank you for reading,

Tammye Honey


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Daily Prompt: Love IS


Daily Prompt: I Want to Know What Love Is

We each have many types of love relationships — parents, children, spouses, friends. And they’re not always with people; you may love an animal, or a place. Is there a single idea or definition that runs through all the varieties of “love”?

Love is in so many examples and can be shown in so many ways that does not cost any money.
Tell someone that you love them today.
Give a stranger a smile and tell them to have a nice day. 🙂
Have a great day.  To every Mom out there enjoy your day tomorrow.

Here is what other Daily Prompt Writers had to say about Love:

  1. May 11 Daily Prompt: I Want To Know What Love Is | Nadeen’s Reading Corner
  2. Change Without Prior Notice | Daily Prompt: I Want to Know What Love Is | likereadingontrains
  3. Easy Answer « Sorta-Ginger
  4. Daily Post: What is Love? | A Sign Of Life
  5. Love (WordPress Daily Prompt) | Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis and Me
  6. Unconditional Love? | Sam’s Online Journal
  7. Ilya Fostiy. Is There a God? | Bright Moments Catcher
  8. All is lie | Phelio a Random Post a Day
  9. Love Is Like A Rock | Katherine’s Daughter
  10. Love at its best, Love at its worst | the world behind the lens
  11. Love is subjective: Feel it to define it. | Sofistikeyted
  12. Love Ain’t What It Used To Be | The Jittery Goat
  13. Daily Prompt: I Want to Know What Love Is | The Daily Post | The Blogging Path
  14. Beloved | Spunky Wayfarer
  15. Daily Prompt: I Want to Know What Love Is | On My Front Porch
  16. Love is a beautiful song… and more… (Daily Prompt) | The Rider
  17. 723: Daily Prompt: I want to know what love is: “What love?” | SEVEN Hundred 50
  18. DP: Sacrifice | Elizabeth Los
  19. AwwwwSOME! | Relax…
  20. Repost – Cinta… apa itu Cinta dan Siapa Cinta? | Jejak Langkah…
  21. What Is Love? Daily Don’t Prompt Me! | Edward Hotspur
  22. The Cracks in the Earth | the truth should be free
  23. Daily Prompt; I Want to Know What Love is | terry1954
  24. Love… | Haiku By Ku

Tammye Honey


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Day Three on My A-Z Road Trip


Post A-to-Z Road Trip [2013]

 

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2013/05/want-to-join-us-for-ultimate-road-trip.html
http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/2012-to-z-challenge-sign-up-list.html

One of my usual favorites is http://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com so I am not counting it as part of my journey.  I am mentioning it as she is part of the Road Trip and always interesting.

http://justgoodstories.weebly.com/  here is a little blurb about them:

Shirlene

I actually don’t enjoy writing that much! For some reason I’ve always had to do it though, so I shall somewhat reluctantly endure the inevitable role I must play in this. Megan is much better at it than I am – but she’s too busy writing stories.
For the A-Z we are both contributing to posts. All clip art used is free through Microsoft Office, and the photos used are our own.

Check out some of their works.

Since my program is not on yet I felt up to doing a little extra driving through blogger highway tonight so I spotted another new blog site to check out as well…

http://flatstanleyfriends.blogspot.com/

About Me

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Ohio, United States
Happily married for lots of years to great guy, mother of one wonderful daughter. I have lots of interests and wished I had more time to explore them all.

http://www.josie2shoes.com/

This one you have to check for yourself and if you love cats, you are going to love her…

http://www.josie2shoes.com/2013/05/feline-friday-510.html

So today, I was really feeling energetic and met several new sites.  I had fun in my travels to new places and I hope that you also enjoyed the tour.

Tomorrow we will explore more on our journey across the road trip of A-Z challenge.  This has been fun and hope that you pack a snack and sit back and enjoy.

Tammye Honey

 


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Daily Prompt: Walls the Second Time Around


Daily Prompt: Wall to Wall

What do you display on the walls of your home — photos, posters, artwork, nothing?
How do you choose what to display?
What mood are you trying to create?

I am not certain if it is due to my hubby and I being two households come together or if it is just that by the time you are starting over for the second time life is different.

We do not have the newlywed look in our home of blank walls.  We have the it was here and hers are added look.  Our Kitchen and Dining area are combined and are not very large.  They look country.  The decor is such that we are in the country and the kitchen matches.

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The television room looks like something out of a hunting lodge.  Old fashioned popcorn poppers over a fireplace.  Wildlife pictures on the wall as well as the fish that hang on the wall.  It is the room that hubby spends a lot of time in and it makes him happy.  Happy hubby helps.

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Our bedroom I just redecorated so it is probably the only modern room in the house.  A nice remake of Van Gogh’s Starry Night hangs so that is the last thing we see at night and first in the morning.
That room is simply decorated.  Just a few shelves with a plant on one and a few paintings that match the decor.

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Our home is still a work in progress just as our marriage is.  Although we are older, we still are a work in progress and each room will some day express us.

What does your home say about you?  Would love to hear.

Here are what other Daily Prompt Writer’s had to say on the subject:

  1. Sad Things (# 1) Where is the Cat? | The Happy Hermit
  2. Wall to Wall, or Alternatively, One of the Reasons Living in a Garage Sucks | Storm In A B-Cup
  3. black sheep wall | Bubonicboon
  4. Daily prompt: wall to wall | Taking time, making time
  5. Wall To Wall | Travellin’ Thru Rambles

I actually wrote a little later today so that there would be a few more prompt writers to add.  Hope that you enjoy.