Day of Rest

 My brother helped me with my yard sale on Friday.  Thank heavens!  It was a hard day, but it went pretty well.

I tried to repeat that success on Saturday and turned an amazing profit of $5.05  !!  😦

I was bragging to my brother on Friday about my 20 year old (approximately) shoes.  Well, I should NOT have worn them!  By Saturday morning, my feet and legs were screaming.  I continued to abuse myself Saturday with an attempt at a 2nd day of the yard sale.

By yesterday evening, I could barely walk.

 Can you see the blisters on my 2 smallest toes?  I took a hot (even though it was over 90  degrees here yesterday) Epson Salt bath and soaked my feet and legs last night.  I think I turned out my light around 9pm.  Except for waking up once around 11pm to let my little dog out, I slept like the dead.  My little dog woke me up at 7:45 this morning.  I slept between 10 and 11 hours!

I think I was tired.

This is what I plan on doing most of the day today:

 On the couch with my little dog, my feet up and watching old movies.

I think tomorrow I’ll go shoe shopping.  🙂

 

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Yard Sale

 I tortured myself by having a yard sale today.  I’m so tired I about can’t see straight and I’m crazy enough that I’m going to do it again tomorrow!

By the way, I just Love this picture!

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Moon Ate the Dark

A big Thank You to Christine over at Brave & Reckless https://braveandrecklessblog.com/ for posting my submission to her writing prompt “Moon Ate the Dark”.  Please take a look at it here:

https://braveandrecklessblog.com/2017/05/25/moon-ate-the-dark-writing-prompt-challenge-penny-wilson/

Thank you my peeps!  Penny

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A Trip to the Library

I’m sitting on the floor, deeply engrossed in a book on Witchcraft.  The city library will be closing in 20 minutes.  I need to hurry.

This book has me mesmerized.  Spells and incantations.  I must have it.  I add it to the stack.

I stand and look down at my stack of books.  There are 12 of them.  I pick the stack up with a little grunt.

On the 2nd floor of the library, way back in the back;  I discovered this isle I had not seen before!  I have been pouring over the books on the shelves.  Magic and witchcraft!  How titillating, how forbidden!  Some of these books are old and yellowed.  This is all the more exciting to me!  Words from the ancients!

Carefully looking around the large stack in my arms, I walk down the steps and toward the front counter.

I’m 10 years old and it’s summertime.  School is out and I have spent the last couple of hours on this beautiful summer day in the library.

I love the summer months.  This means that I can read as much as I want to without the interruption of school.  The 12 books I am loaded down with will probably not last me a week.

But not all of them are for reading.  Some of the books are just for browsing; like the one on witchcraft.  I also have a big picture book on travel in Italy.

The other books are for reading.  Real reading.  I have a variety.  One is a biography on Abraham Lincoln.  One is a fanciful fiction about a little girl by Beverly Cleary, a favorite author.  There are others too that will be devoured this week.  I average reading about a book a day in the summertime.

I set my books up on the counter and present my library card to the lady working behind it.  She smiles at me, a familiar face here.  Quickly, the books are checked out and I happily walk out into the sunshine.

I hurry home so I can once again study and pick over my selection and decide which one to devour first.

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Mom grumbles at me and tells me to go play outside.  Remember “outside”?  I do spend a lot of time outside and my skin turns as brown as bread in the summer sun.  But I’m drawn to a quiet spot to lose my self between the pages of a book.

A new book, was a new adventure waiting to happen.  I would read the book cover, a tease of what waited within the pages.  Nothing was more exciting!

 

 

 

 

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Face Lift

 I’ve given my Blog a Face lift.  I really like the colors.  The Archives and Categories are now in Drop Down Lists.  I think this is just a cleaner look.

I really like the pretty bird I found for the Header picture, but i don’t know if I will keep it.  I really miss my books picture.  So I am still searching for the perfect Header.

Please take a look and let me know what you think!  Any feedback you have would be appreciated!

 

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Writing about Writing

I find that my time here on WordPress has become therapeutic.  Those of us that write have this inner voice that pushes us to the keyboard.  I do.  For me it’s a need, an itch I must scratch.

What I write here doesn’t amount to a hill of beans and there are times that I am surprised by the people that still follow me.  (kind souls)

What I write here is an extension of me.  It’s a way to express myself and to tell my story.  MY story.

Writing affords me the freedom we mortals do not normally get in the real world.  In my writing world, I have the power to do anything I wish.   I can fly, sing, die and rise again.  People are created, perish and do as I please them to do.

As a child I devoured books.  I always had my nose in a book.  It was my entertainment.  It was my way to travel and experience the things I knew would never really happen to me in the real world.

I think this love of reading and love of books (thank you Mom), is why Writing is so important to me.  I am now the one on the other side of that book cover, providing the escape, the entertainment and the fantasy to any who care to look.

Those of you close to me, I do want to caution you.  What you see here is written For Me.  If you don’t like it, fine.  I didn’t write it for you.  🙂

This post has taken shape in a way that I did not expect.  It always surprises me at what actually ends up on the page.  I started out thinking about going down a very different path.  But that’s alright.  That “different path” can be another post at another time!

 

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Writing in May 2017

I set out to write a post every day this month and so far I’ve been able to do that.  I don’t know if the “exercise” has strengthened my writing muscles, but I’ve had a good time doing it anyway.

Since I’ve been spending more time on WordPress, I’ve been poking around and looking at different tutorials & things.  I’ve submitted some writing  to other bloggers and I added a Contact Page to my blog.  Just in case you wanna chat.  🙂

So I guess my exercising has done me some good after all.

I’ve been looking at different Themes and Headers.  So you May see more changes to my blog coming up.  Don’t hold me to that.  I like what I’ve got and the last time I made a major change, it was like turning your back on a friend!  So we will see…

I thank each and every one of you that spend a little of your time here.  The WordPress community is filled with a lot of wonderful people and I’m so glad you’re here!                     — Penny Lane

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