Mirror, Mirror


I've been really diggin' on the writing prompts from the Daily Press. I'm finding it so helpful to have a place to start. So, on to the writing subject of the day: Does the person you see match the person you feel like on the inside?    Lately, I don't look into mirrors, I avoid … Continue reading Mirror, Mirror

Predictions: Phil Style


When I read the prompt for bloggers today at the Daily Post on WordPress, there have been some of those in my family.  Then, I read it more closely to see this:  There are 344 days remaining in the year. Describe what you’d like to be doing on day 211. (Hint: that’s July 30th.) I … Continue reading Predictions: Phil Style

Sweet Sixteen: A Daily Writing Prompt


I don't think I was quite like other 16-year olds.  I didn't want a sweet sixteen party, that wasn't the tradition in our family.  I wanted a rocking chair.  Yes, a sixteen year old girl wanted a rocking chair; by that time I was already and Auntie and taking care of little ones and a … Continue reading Sweet Sixteen: A Daily Writing Prompt

Fan Page!


There are many New England Patriots fans cleaning up their living rooms, game rooms and dens, from the nachos, 7-layer dips, wings, and beer, that was part of the game-time tradition for today's championship game.  I too am a fan although not as big a fan as others in my family; but I too am … Continue reading Fan Page!

The Luckiest Person, Me!


The prompt today encourages bloggers to write about the first person we saw today.  The first person I see every day is my husband and while I love him to pieces, I'm going to put my own spin on the Luckiest People topic.   The second person this morning I interacted with is a Facebook friend.  … Continue reading The Luckiest Person, Me!

The Regulars


In my younger days I was a waitress and a bartender.  I loved it.  I worked in family style and fine dining restaurants and both have their special charms.  However, the one thing each has in common is:  The Regulars.  You know who they are, and you may even be one yourself.  You have a favorite place, a … Continue reading The Regulars

Not Rocky and Bullwinkle


Who doesn't enjoy a good team building activity?  You might be surprised.  Especially if the activity requires any invasion of personal space or revelations of a personal nature.  For years I've been the person in my workplace to be the "team builder" for large group meetings--I love doing them.   Basically, that means I need to … Continue reading Not Rocky and Bullwinkle

All It’s Cracked Up to Be, Exactly As I Expected


Tonight, Steve and I started classes at DCYF to become foster parents for (and perhaps adopt) a child in "state care".  We've toyed with the idea of foster care or adoption for a while.  In Rhode Island there are a couple thousand kids at any time in need of more than a place, they're in … Continue reading All It’s Cracked Up to Be, Exactly As I Expected

I’m Afraid of Old People


I'm afraid of old people.  Well, not really.  It's just that I never really had spent time with the elderly.  Other than my grandmother, my experience with anyone older than my parents was limited.  The summer of 1995 I was what one might consider "underemployed".  I'd quit a job without another one to go to, … Continue reading I’m Afraid of Old People

Ripped from the Headlines: $10,000 Grant Award!


Today's Daily Prompt at Word Press: Ripped from the Headlines, sounded like a real challenge, something to really get my creative juices flowing, so to speak.  Here is it: Click over to whatever website you visit most frequently to get news. Find the third headline on the page. Make sure that headline is in your post. … Continue reading Ripped from the Headlines: $10,000 Grant Award!