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One-Liner Wednesday – Is it Wednesday?

Sorry I forgot to post at the regular time. My son is visiting Florida right now. Been distracted …


If you would like to participate in this prompt, feel free to use the “One-Liner Wednesday” title in your post, and if you do, you can ping back here to help your blog get more exposure. To execute a pingback, just copy the URL in the address bar on this post, and paste it somewhere in the body of your post. Your link will show up in the comments below. Please ensure that the One-Liner Wednesday you’re pinging back to is this week’s! Otherwise, no one will likely see it but me.

NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, like Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

As with Stream of Consciousness Saturday (SoCS), if you see a pingback from someone else in my comment section, click and have a read. It’s bound to be short and sweet.

Unlike SoCS, this is not a prompt so there’s no need to stick to the same “theme.”

The rules that I’ve made for myself (but don’t always follow) for “One-Liner Wednesday” are:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Try to make it either funny or inspirational.

3. Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.

4. Add our lovely badge to your post for extra exposure!

5. Have fun!

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

The Magician’s Curse (2.99) on Amazon US and everywhere else (Amazon worldwide, Kobo, etc.)
The Magician’s Blood (3.99) on Amazon US and everywhere else
The Magician’s Soul (3.99) on Amazon US and everywhere else
“The Great Dagmaru” Complete Series (6.99) on Amazon US and everywhere else
The Magician’s Sire (free with sign-up) here.


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What Day is it Anyway? Friday, July 8th, 2022

My day today so far—4:56pm: 

I started off the week with having a Thursday appointment to look forward to. Something to count down to rather than a particularly good appointment. Just a marker for the time to go by. So I did pretty well all week with knowing what day of the week it was.

This morning?

I woke up with no clue. It took me a while to decide that it was Friday. So here I am with a What Day is it Anyway post.

The appointment was really something else. A routine dental cleaning for Alex. Why was it special? Mostly the three hour drive one way to get him there. The local hospitals won’t touch him with his heart condition, and neither will the regular dentists because he won’t stay still. So off to Ottawa we went. Preparation for something like this is huge. I had to get up and start his tube feed at 7am in order to get him to the hospital for a 1:45pm appointment.

So I did that and off we went. Nice drive (though of course it was expensive with the price of gas), and I listened to my audiobook all the way there.

Parked at the hospital, went inside, did all the COVID protocol stuff, sat down in the waiting room …

…and realized I’d forgotten to pick up and administer a dose of antibiotic so he can get his teeth cleaned.

So it was a nice six hour drive. Cost me $54 in gas, $13.50 for parking, and $33 for the chicken dinner I promised Alex if he behaved.

And his teeth are no more clean than they were at 7am yesterday morning.

Next available appointment? November 9th.

At least the audiobook—Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella—was good.

Join me?

If you’re like me and have no idea what day of the week it is, why don’t you write your own “What Day is it Anyway?” post? If you do, you can drop your link in the comments below.

You’re not alone!


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One-Liner Wednesday – Now that school is done…

…the days will begin to meld once more into one.

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Photo: Alex in his cap and gown on the front steps of his school. In his hands are his high school graduation certificate and two long-stemmed red roses. And I so wanted to pull his socks up…


If you would like to participate in this prompt, feel free to use the “One-Liner Wednesday” title in your post, and if you do, you can ping back here to help your blog get more exposure. To execute a pingback, just copy the URL in the address bar on this post, and paste it somewhere in the body of your post. Your link will show up in the comments below. Please ensure that the One-Liner Wednesday you’re pinging back to is this week’s! Otherwise, no one will likely see it but me.

NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, like Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

As with Stream of Consciousness Saturday (SoCS), if you see a pingback from someone else in my comment section, click and have a read. It’s bound to be short and sweet.

Unlike SoCS, this is not a prompt so there’s no need to stick to the same “theme.”

The rules that I’ve made for myself (but don’t always follow) for “One-Liner Wednesday” are:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Try to make it either funny or inspirational.

3. Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.

4. Add our lovely badge to your post for extra exposure!

5. Have fun!

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

The Magician’s Curse (2.99) on Amazon US and everywhere else (Amazon worldwide, Kobo, etc.)
The Magician’s Blood (3.99) on Amazon US and everywhere else
The Magician’s Soul (3.99) on Amazon US and everywhere else
“The Great Dagmaru” Complete Series (6.99) on Amazon US and everywhere else
The Magician’s Sire (free with sign-up) here.


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SoCS – The scent sent a cent

Or I should say the scent cost a cent and sent me to the store.

Power was down for 29 hours, and most of the stuff in my fridge didn’t survive. I spent most of yesterday catching up on all the stuff I didn’t get done while the power was out. I kept meaning to write this post all day … didn’t happen. Obviously.

During the outage, we walked. My kids depend on their internet connections, so when they don’t have them, they get bored. Luckily, the storm lasted less than five minutes and then the sun was back out. So we walked. An hour and a half on Thursday evening and two hours on Friday.

We got some photos of the damage, all due to a less-than-five-minute storm.

 

There was very little damage to structures, as far as we could see. It’s actually crazy how the trees seemed to miss everything.

So we had some nice walks after all.

Brothers holding hands.

This SoCS post was brought to you by Dan Antion! Thanks so much again, Dan! I uploaded the Facebook app on my phone just to talk to you on Friday morning.

You can find the SoCS prompt here: https://lindaghill.com/2022/06/17/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-june-18-2022/ Go ahead and join in. It’s fun!


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#SoCS – A fortune

Okay, this is the last time you’re going to hear about this from me–unless I win! Please, if you haven’t already, go and vote for my books in the contest for the Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewers Choice Award. The Magician’s Soul has been nominated in the category ROMANCE/FANTASY/PARANORMAL/SUSPENSE/TIME TRAVEL/HISTORICAL/MAGICAL/WESTERN/NATIVE AMERICAN/GOTHIC

and the series, The Great Dagmaru, is in the category just below it.

Here’s the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvn1eQbB2t-8PftIfh8ej9CXppQfDq5t0kIhvdLT82B7VAxA/viewform Thank you!!

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I have a fortune.

Not in money, but in the love of my family.

I know I’m fortunate that despite their ages, all three of my sons still live in my house. Yes, two of them need 24/7 support, but I can’t see myself being near as content as I am if they were living elsewhere. And my eldest who supports me when I need it … I know he’s going to move away eventually, but for now I’m grateful.

Would I be better off with money instead of what I have?

No.

I don’t have many things. My furniture needs to be replaced, and my house needs redecorating.

But who needs stuff when you’ve got love?

 

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! https://www.quaintrevival.com/

This grateful post was brought to you by Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Find the prompt here and join in! https://lindaghill.com/2022/02/11/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-feb-12-2022/


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What Day Is It Anyway? Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

I’m writing this WDIIA post in hopes I’ll remember it’s Tuesday and therefore, tomorrow is Wednesday and I have to write a One-Liner Wednesday post before I go to bed tonight.

I could be writing and scheduling that post now, I guess…

But then where would I be? Probably confused again.

Let’s face it: it doesn’t take much.

Oh, hey! Did you vote for my book and my series yet? I’d really appreciate it if you would. 😀 I stand to win the Paranormal Romance Guild’s Reviewers Choice Award Here’s the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvn1eQbB2t-8PftIfh8ej9CXppQfDq5t0kIhvdLT82B7VAxA/viewform Thank you! *throws you cookies*

I was supposed to have taken Alex to a dentist appointment today in Ottawa, but I postponed it to March. First, because the clinic is in a hospital and I don’t want to go into a hospital right now unless I can’t help it, and second because I don’t want to have to stop anywhere on the way there and the way back. The drive is three hours one way. That’s if there aren’t any convoys slowing things down.

And don’t get me started on the convoys.

I used to work in the area they’re currently occupying. My bus stop was right outside the parliament buildings. It’s usually a nice place to visit …

Yeah, don’t get me started.

I need coffee.

Do you know what day it is?


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What Day Is It Anyway – Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Conversations I’ve had with the animals in this house in the last 24 hours.

To the cat: “I’m done with your tomfoolery!”

To male, neutered dog after I had an argument with Alex: “Don’t ever have kids.”

I may have upset him with that suggestion.

Do you talk to your pets?

Do you know what day it is?


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#JusJoJan the 16th – Ridiculous

Apparently we’re supposed to get a ridiculous amount of snow overnight tonight and tomorrow.

And I’m fed up.

But it’s not what you think.

Last week (after not being at school since before Christmas), I was having a really tough time trying to convince Alex that Monday the 17th was the day to go back to school. He fought and fought, because he’s watching the news like everyone else, and he doesn’t feel like it’s safe to go back.

I might agree with him if three of his classmates weren’t likely going to be off school next week.

Because he’s in a class of four students—he’s going to be alone with his teacher and his EA.

So I talked to his teacher last week by email and told her he was nervous. She got on Zoom with him on Friday and did such a great job of convincing him that he should go back to school on Monday, that now he’s mad at me because I likely won’t be able to get the car out of the driveway in the morning because of the snow.

Just when you think everything’s going your way …

Ugh! I’m so fed up.

(Don’t feel bad. I’m actually laughing. Because what else can you do? Hehee!)

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This frustrating post is brought to you by Just Jot it January and Lauren! Check out Lauren’s post here! Click the following link to see how you, too, can join in! https://lindaghill.com/2022/01/16/daily-prompt-jusjojan-the-16th-2022/ It’s fun!


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One-Liner Wednesday – Easily amused

When your life is so exciting that taking a screenshot of your books’ sales graph because it looks like a cat is the highlight of your week.


If you would like to participate in this prompt, feel free to use the “One-Liner Wednesday” title in your post, and if you do, you can ping back here to help your blog get more exposure. To execute a pingback, just copy the URL in the address bar on this post, and paste it somewhere in the body of your post. Your link will show up in the comments below. Please ensure that the One-Liner Wednesday you’re pinging back to is this week’s! Otherwise, no one will likely see it but me.

NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, like Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

As with Stream of Consciousness Saturday (SoCS), if you see a pingback from someone else in my comment section, click and have a read. It’s bound to be short and sweet.

Unlike SoCS, this is not a prompt so there’s no need to stick to the same “theme.”

The rules that I’ve made for myself (but don’t always follow) for “One-Liner Wednesday” are:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Try to make it either funny or inspirational.

3. Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.

4. Add our lovely badge to your post for extra exposure!

5. Have fun!

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

 


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One-Liner Wednesday – The line

Considering my job is to throw the worst that could happen at the characters in my books, is it any wonder I worry about my kids all the time? Which leads to the question, where is the line between parenting and fiction drawn, since life is stranger?


If you would like to participate in this prompt, feel free to use the “One-Liner Wednesday” title in your post, and if you do, you can ping back here to help your blog get more exposure. To execute a pingback, just copy the URL in the address bar on this post, and paste it somewhere in the body of your post. Your link will show up in the comments below. Please ensure that the One-Liner Wednesday you’re pinging back to is this week’s! Otherwise, no one will likely see it but me.

NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, like Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

As with Stream of Consciousness Saturday (SoCS), if you see a pingback from someone else in my comment section, click and have a read. It’s bound to be short and sweet.

Unlike SoCS, this is not a prompt so there’s no need to stick to the same “theme.”

The rules that I’ve made for myself (but don’t always follow) for “One-Liner Wednesday” are:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Try to make it either funny or inspirational.

3. Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.

4. Add our lovely badge to your post for extra exposure!

5. Have fun!

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com