Ten Things of Thankful – Retrospect.

Musing thankful.


There’s always plenty of time to share a list of thankfuls.  The party, hosted by Josie, starts each week on Friday and continues through to Tuesday.  I usually try to share my post on Saturday, but this week has been quite busy so here I am on Monday morning looking at the week in retrospect.

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Six Sentence Story – Echo

Telling a story from an alternate perspective.

Well, Clark reeled me into his writing web.  Perhaps you, like I, found his “ghost” writer in Lisa Listwa last week.  Well, this week, the ghost is me.  Putting aside all the feelings of insecurity, (can I do it?  I’m not as good as they are.  What if. . . ?), I am telling his tale from an alternate perspective.

Misty Meadows was glued to the window, the silk robe falling off her lithe and toned shoulders,  just a peek of the turquoise g-string and bra-lette showing through the gossamer fabric, staring at the action unfolding in front of the club.

Ever since she had proved to her boss, Lou, that she could keep her mouth shut in certain circumstances involving the law, he’d been her champion.

She watched with the trace of a sardonic smile on her cherry-red lips as he got in the face of that sleazebag bouncer; she could almost see the hair raised on the creepy little pinhead who never missed a chance to rub up against her and whisper sweet disgustings in her ear.

The echo of his suggestive and lewd words replayed in her head, as she waited for Lou to punch him in his mottled face, it might improve his complexion, and send him skulking off like the weasel he was.

One of the regulars walked up, that detective who always enjoys the dancing but knows to keep his hands off, except, of course, when he was filling her thong with dollar bills.

Lou escorted Mr. Devereaux inside, while the ‘no-longer working at the Bottom of the Sea Strip Club and Lounge loser’ took his leave, and Misty dropped her robe, ready for the afternoon performance.

You never know what you are going to find when you stop by the Six Sentence Story bloghop hosted by Girlie On the Edge.  This week the cue is ECHO.  The stories may be fun, deep, poetic, metaphoric, fiction or non-fiction, but they all have one thing in common – only six sentences.


Ten Things of Thankful – Let’s Celebrate

Gratitude rocks!



The month of May appeared this week with glorious weather and many reasons to celebrate.  Finally dragging out the summer clothing and hanging up the winter coat for a good long time.  May begins my season in the sun.  It’s time to clean up the yard, lug out the patio furniture and get my herbs growing.  It’s time to celebrate two special family milestone birthdays and Mother’s Day.

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Six Sentence Story – Single

A story in six. We’ve all been there.


Time for a story in six short, or long sentences.  Rhyme, prose, it doesn’t matter.  Each week we gather at the SSS blog hop, currently hosted by Girlie on the Edge, better known as Denise, to share our writings. She offers a cue each Sunday night, this week it’s single, and whatever mulls and muses we have between now and then, we share. Between the mulls and the muses, we think about the many ways to use the word.  Verb, noun, adjective?  It’s all good.    Read on, my friend. . .

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Ten Things of Thankful – What Week?


Well, it’s time to share gratitude at our favorite blog hop that Josie hosts each week.  It’s where like minded (and not so like minded) friends share ten things of thankful from the past week.  Sometimes it’s easy, when things are smooth and simple.  Other times it’s more difficult, especially when you are (I am) entrenched in family drama.  Time went fast and slow this week.

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Ten Things of Thankful-Never Too Busy

Never too busy to stop and contemplate gratitude.


Although the weekend is waning, I couldn’t let it pass without waxing gratitudinal.

Josie‘s off to the beach, my favorite happy place and all is right in my world.  Dad’s okay, the trees are flowering, and the earth is beautiful.

This weekend Clean Ocean Action hosted a Beach Sweeps event in nearby Asbury Park.  I joined in with Starbucks employees who are always involved in one community project or another to help make the world a better place, and picked up trash along the shore.   Not only did we get to enjoy camaraderie on the lovely day while cleaning up the beach, we got a bonus t-shirt and I got some great photos of the area.

Starbucks partners sharing and caring.

Convention Hall in Asbury Park is a beautiful building built in 1928-30.  I saw Chicago perform there back in the 1970’s.  I’m enamored with architectural details of the time.



Finding spring around the yard is uplifting.  Blooms on the peach, cherry, plum and pear trees add color and hope.

Emerson said it best


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