How did 2018 go by so quickly? I’m joining Dawn Landau’s positive affirmation challenge via Rochelle Wisofff. You can find the directions here on Dawn’s post. Do set your timer. I did and was surprised that in 15 minutes I exceeded 50 things I was thankful for and when the timer went off I really wasn’t finished. I could have written so many more. The number order has nothing to do with importance. This is totally stream of consciousness.
I dare you to join the fun. I double dare you!!!
Thank you, Dawn for doing this again. 😀
- My kids
- My husband
- My family (especially nieces and nephews)
- Clean air
- Clean water
- Warm bed
- Good food to eat and fruit!
- School/all education
- Ability to pay bills
- My love of reading
- Both parents still alive
- My health
- My husband’s health
- My computer
- Ability to read and write
- My blog
- My blog friends
- ALL my friends
- My toaster (inside joke)
- My waffle maker
- Warm sox
- My awesome dogs Pookie and Grace
- My heart for animals
- My neighborhood
- My Church
- My pastor
- My church family and small group
- Brita water pitcher
- Stove and all appliances
- Ability to cook
- A husband who cooks, cleans and picks up his dirty clothes!
- My car
- Phones/ability to communicate
- Technology in general
- Internet! Wow what did we do before Google?
- Freedom in the US
- Places I have traveled
- Clean house
- Safe town
- Morning newspaper
- Good restaurants
- Good TV-especially “This is Us”
- My beautiful china
- Warm weather in Dec
- Ability to drive
- Grocery stores
- My glasses
- Art museums and art on my wall
- My quilts
- Ability to analyze and think critically
- Teachers I have had
- WINE!!!! Oh and uhm.. Chocolate!! Because it goes with WINE!! ❤
- MUSIC! All music! Opera, jazz, rock-n-roll, symphony
- Dancing! ALL Dancing!!
- Having a published poem in a real book
- Living near (NOT IN) a large city
- Green grass in December
- Flowers on trees in December
- The Great state of Texas!!
- Vacations with family
- Hairdressers and color!!
- Nail salon
- Sunsets, sunrise and the moon!
- Shoes and clothes to wear
- Jigsaw and word find puzzles ………………………
It’s only a poem, but still. I am in a book that has been published with my real name (Kim Templin) and my bio. It is in a collection of poems from Z Publishing House. The name of the book is “America’s Emerging Poets 2018: Southeast Region” and you can purchase it here on Amazon.
I am as surprised as anyone. Along with my blog posts, I write these fun 100 word Flash Fiction stories based on photographs provided by a blog friend Rochelle Wisoff-Fields . She has a weekly prompt called Friday Fictioneers. I have written many and they are usually stories but a few have been poems. The prompt I used was this photo
and it is called The Absolute Auction. You can visit that blog post here.
I have written several poems over the years and when I found out about this publication, I submitted 3 of them. Never in a million years did I expect to be chosen. But chosen I was…
If you decide to buy the book please look me up on page 145. I do not get any proceeds from this book but I do get bragging rights I suppose. Although it has taken some courage and a bit of nail biting to put this in my blog and share with you guys. There are many wonderful poems in there from people all over the Southeast region of the US and it is fun to read.
That is all… ❤
“You need to find a shelter tonight” John’s friend.
“Why? It feels fine to me.” said John.
“I just know and you are going to have to trust me.”
“But I hate those places! They smell!”
“You can get a hot meal and a warm bed tonight if we go now.”
“Why don’t YOU need a hot meal and a blanket?” John asked with a smile.
“You know why” his friend said softly.
“No one ever believes me” John sighed.
“That’s ok. You know I’m here.”
As his wings closed around John, he said “You’re welcome my friend.”
Since there is a picture of me, hubby and our BFFs on display I wanted to reblog this to feature my friend Eli!!
Let’s all build a tunnel! ❤
Sometimes you get to storm a castle at the church yard sale. #truecrusaders
I’m all for being in the moment.
But sometimes, you just want to tunnel your butt someplace else. Not always even to a churro factory after hours, although … well, we all have aspirations. And I’ve asked several strangers, bloggers, friends, and a few strange blogger friends this question:
If you could build a tunnel from your house directly to anywhere in the world, where would it go? And why?
That’s a lot to get into six words, but it’s possible.
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This guy Mike Allegra totally rocks!! Check him out!!! It is an honor to know a published author and have an opportunity to win a Doodle from him! ❤
I really like hosting blog contests!
And I really, really like doodling!
And I really, really, really like the fact that some people like my doodles!
So it is time once again for my semi-annual
WIN A DOODLE CONTEST!
The grand (and only) prize will be a custom made, one-of-a-kind, Mike Allegra doodle of ANYTHING YOU WANT!
“Anything?” you ask.
Yes, anything—provided that “anything you want” isn’t perverted. I’m a children’s book author, so get your mind out of the gutter!
Otherwise, yes. ANYTHING YOU WANT!
Past contest winners have asked for all kinds of doodles. Like exotic birds…
A caffeine gnome…
A raven shapeshifter (whatever that is)…
A woman doing yoga and holding a pen as the ghost of her dearly departed dog looks on…
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Today I start my last fall semester. I have 2 classes that will last 7 weeks and then one other 7 week class that will take me into December. I will have two sessions in the spring seven weeks long and one regular semester class. I am especially looking forward to that one because it is with the same teacher I had for my Business Law class. It is so cool when you have teachers you enjoy learning from. Then I get to walk the stage with my Bachelor’s degree in hand! WOW!
School has been fun! I have loved in 99% of the time but there have been one or two teachers that take all the fun out of going to class. I have only dropped one class in the last several years while completing my degrees. It was a required class for a different major. Fortunately, I discovered Business was my true passion and there was no need for that particular course with my current degree plan.
What do I want to do when I grow up? Hmm… I haven’t quite decided that but I will be looking for a job starting this fall. I will go to the career seminars and put my resume out there. We shall see what happens but I think the right door will open. God has a tendency to show me just the right place to be at the right time. I’m looking forward to see what He has in store for me.