Life in progress


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Echo-cho-ho #JusJoJan 2019 Jot #21

Before I get into my post, I want to start by saying that it’s Monday morning and I’m feeling positive! Alex is getting better, though he’s still not back to school. It was cold enough that the buses aren’t running today, so it’s likely too cold for a kid who’s getting over pneumonia to breathe out there. Tomorrow, though! Fer sher.

I remember the first time I heard my voice echo. I don’t remember where I was, but I do remember the frustration of not being able to hear the beginning of the word I uttered because it was always muffled by the end of the last echo. I recall trying to hear it by using shorter and shorter words, but even “Hi” came out “Hi-i-i.”

But the word “echo” got me thinking about other things. Because there’s really nothing truly unique in the world, everything is an echo of what came before it. Never exactly the same, just like a real echo. History repeats itself, stories are retold in different ways, yet nothing is original.

Makes you wonder how it all started, doesn’t it? I blame the chicken. Or was it the egg?


“Echo” is the prompt word for today, brought to us by Lady Lee. Thanks, Lady Lee! Click here to find her JusJoJan post for today. And say hi while you’re there!

 

It’s never too late to participate in Just Jot it January! Click the following link to find out how, and see all the other participants’ links in the comment section. It’s fun! https://lindaghill.com/2019/01/21/jusjojan-2019-daily-prompt-jan-21st/


The Escapist Coloring Club – mid-month June 2018

It’s close to the middle of the month, so I’m here with a gentle reminder that there’s still time to link your colouring projects to the original prompt from June 1st, here. The comments in this post are turned off to ensure all pingbacks go to the original post.

Here’s what I’m working on to show you, hopefully all coloured in, on July 1st.

Our June club participants so far, are:

Barbara at Teleportingweena

Janet at Janet’s Smiles

Margret at Margret’s Life Journey

and Willow at Willowdot21

Please visit them to see their wonderful colouring projects. And join us! It’s fun and relaxing.


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One-Liner Wednesday – Precognition or Coincidence?

What are the odds I’d come across this picture now, after forty-seven years–and what are the odds of giving him yellow hair and orange skin in 1971?

Obviously I was practicing my signature for when I became a famous artist. Haha.

If I’d known then what I know now, I’d have given him smaller hands.


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 new badge to your post for extra exposure!

5. Have fun!

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The Escapist Coloring Club – mid-month May 2018

One of these months I’ll actually do this in the middle of the month. But which day is the middle when there are 31 days? Hmmm… Anyway, I’m here with a gentle reminder that there’s still time to link your colouring projects to the original prompt from May 1st, here. The comments in this post are turned off to ensure all pingbacks go to the original post.

Our entrants so far, are:

Barbara at Teleportingweena

Janet at Janet’s Smiles

and Willow at Willowdot21, with her second update of the month

Please visit them to see their wonderful colouring projects. And join us! It’s fun and relaxing.

Here’s what I’m working on this month:

I’m three-quarters done already!

 

 


The Escapist Coloring Club – mid-month April 2018

Okay, I’m way off the middle of the month, but I still want to remind everyone that there’s still time to link your colouring project to the monthly prompt. You can find it here. The comments in this post are turned off to ensure all pingbacks go to the original post.

We only have one entrant in the comment section this month so far. If you’ve completed a project but haven’t added your link, please do it soon. Our one and only colouring project this month comes from Colline. You can find her post here: https://collinesblog.com/2018/04/12/monster-colouring/

Colouring is fun and relaxing. I hope you’ll join us!


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217. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Thursday, April 5th, 4:00pm
Hans (and Zoey)

 

Hans sits at the window. Zoey takes the seat beside him.

Hans: Life is really like a portrait.

Zoey: I beg your pardon?

Hans: Life. It’s like this great–no, this humongous picture.

Zoey: You think?

Hans: Yes.

Zoey: Don’t you think life has a bit more movement than a picture?

Hans: Who’s to say a picture doesn’t move when no one is looking?

Zoey: Huh. Like if a tree falls in the forest.

Hans: Exactly.

Zoey: That’s kinda scary.

Hans: It is.

 

Next stop: Friday, April 6th, 8:00pm

Click here to learn all about this series, how it works, and where to find your favourite characters.


The Escapist Coloring Club – mid-month March 2018

It’s the middle of the month -ish, so I’m here with a gentle reminder that there’s still time to link your colouring projects to the original prompt from March 1st, here. The comments in this post are turned off to ensure all pingbacks go to the original post.

Our entrants so far, are:

Willow, with her gorgeous picture of birds

and

Barbara, with an amazing original drawing amongst others.

Please visit them to see their wonderful colouring projects. And please join us! It’s fun and relaxing.