I’m Not Chicken

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The first time I was introduced to “Six Sentence Stories” was years ago from the original meme creator Josie Two Shoes, so while visiting her yesterday she reminded me of it again.

These days, Zoe at Uncharted, runs the meme but Josie plays along and promotes the weekly linkup.  I’ve toyed with the idea of rekindling my creative writing but keep putting it off.  Last month’s A2Z challenge stirred a lot of creativity within; I feel I need to do more than I have with my blog (life) and decided to give this writing exercise a try.

Here’s how Six Sentence Stories works. Each week, you’ll get a cue (Wednesday) to write about and in 6 sentences, any genre using the cue any way you want you’re to create a masterpiece then link up (Thursday). This week’s cue is Chicken.

I sketched this for last month’s A to Z challenge in my Art Sketching Through the Alphabet Series

Sophie Mae stared in anguish at the mother hen and her chicks. Gramma motioned the little girl to join her but she wasn’t having anything to do with going inside the chicken coop; after her last experience with those crazy birds flying every which way and becoming entangled in Sophie Mae’s long locks. Just thinking about it made her shudder nervously.  Slumping her shoulders, she sighed deeply with her head hung low ready to pivot on her heels to head back indoors to the safety of her grandparents’ farmhouse when her cousin, Bobby Jean ripped out the front door yelling, “What’s the matter, Sophie Mae, are you…?” Catching the boy’s smirky grin, she felt the heat in her cheeks flushing her cheeks red and knew what was coming next. Scrunching her brows together, she flashed angry eyes his direction that could even stop a creek and make it run backward; marching across the yard defiantly with arms swinging fast,  she retorted, “I’m not chicken!

What do you think of my snippet? Is there hope for me as kittie lit author?

I hope these weekly prompts will spur my interest to pick up where I left off with writing for kids again and to do something with them instead of letting more time pass.  Doing nothing when you could do something is a regret I can do without when I’m too old and can’t do anything at all. The game is on, so bring it on…next week’s cue that is! 😉

 

 

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#WW A single cardinal

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Howdy, Kittens & Dawgs! Life after a month of A2Zing is slowly returning to normal.  At the end of February, I spied a gorgeous cardinal outside my kitchen window. I was certain by the time I returned with my camera and appropriate lens in hand he would be gone but he wasn’t.  My cleaning fairies were on strike, so pardon the image quality it isn’t the best shooting through a dirty window but I got the shot and let those fairies go shortly after. lol

Isn’t he a beauty?

I think he was looking for his mate but she was no were insight. It’s magnificently vivid color stands out against the gray winter morning inciting a bit of glee in this gal. A flash of bright colors really makes the world cheery, doesn’t it?

Birds are difficult to capture and I’m always amazed at the talented bird photographers’ sites I’ve visited. I tip my hat to them. Incidentally, earlier in the month, he returned to our backyard with his mate. They were perched in a redbud tree but I couldn’t get my camera in time for that picture.

What views are in your lens?

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5 Ways To Take It Easy + #TuesdayTunesation with @WeAreGroves

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Good morning, kittens & dawgs! If you’re like me after last month’s exhausting A to Z challenge then you’re ready to take it easy. Here are five ways to do just that, take it easy.

  1. Give yourself permission to unplug from the Internet for a week or two or longer if needed. A blogging hiatus can do a gal or guy wonders!
  2.   Tackle a much-needed house chore. That seems like an odd way to take it easy but failing to do things around the house mounts when spending the better part of a month engaged in Blogosphere so actually knocking a big project off my to-do is energizing.
  3. Indulge in your favorite passions. All winter and spring I’ve neglected photography for various reasons some which include preparing for my Art Sketching Through the Alphabet theme but finding myself behind the lens refreshes my mind and when I can’t do this then I like to create photo art with existing photos.
  4. Visit with a friend. This doesn’t have to be a face-to-face either. Two ways I’m trying to reclaim to stay better connected with long distant friends is regular phone conversations or to write a lengthy letter to keep her in the loop of my life, both of which are refreshing.
  5. Listening to mewsic.  You know mewsic is a big part of my life, as it yours and that’s probably what brought us together in Blogosphere in the first place. Mewsic is soothing and relaxing to the spirit even if it’s an uptempo, get-to-your-feet mewsic. Mewsic empowers the soul!

How do you take it easy?

Speaking of mewsic, let me introduced to you new-to-me band I heard on ReverbNation in February. This group got my attention with their song Ender (#3 on below playlist).  Why does this song sound familiar and yet not I haven’t heard it before? Turn up your speakers and perk your ears to Groves!

 

If you want to learn more about Groves, BestNewBands interviews the group last September.

 

I’m joining Les from Ink Interrupted for Tuesday Coffee Chat.  She’s prompting us to finish this sentence, If I had could go anywhere today…. I would head to the mountains with a cooler filled with cold soft drinks, snacks to munch on, and camera in hand to capture some beautiful scenic shots.

But…this isn’t going to happen until DH gets his visual bearing straightened out.  Although his retina is now completely attached he has little depth of field and the vision in that eye makes everything kinda greenish tint.  He needs two more surgeries (one to remove the oil bubble from the retina re-attachment procedure & cataract surgery) and then new glasses. Despite these problems, we’re very happy he can see with that eye. Years ago a person would lose their sight because they didn’t have a way to fix it.

That’s a wrap for this morning. I’m hopping over to Stacy’s for Random Tuesday Thoughts and you’re welcome to join me if you want.

 

Did you vote in yesterday’s 3-Way Take It Easy #BoTB showdown? Please take a moment to listen and weigh in the fun!  I hope you’ll hop back tomorrow and link up with me for not-so Wordless Wednesday.

 

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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3-Way “Take It Easy” #BoTB showdown

Howdy, Kittens & Dawgs! It’s not only Monday (time to hit the dance floor with the 4M crew) but it’s a brand new month (you guessed it, BoTB time).

This week’s Monday’s Mewsic Moves Me theme is “freebie” pick which works beautifully for my first BoTB showdown of May.  I feel like the wind got kicked out of my sail after last month’s A to Z challenge and next Monday please join me for reflection post. Speaking of the A to Z challenge this inspired today’s battle song Take It Easy by The Eagles for this showdown.

In this round, I’m featuring three new-to-me mewsicians. The first two didn’t have too many YouTube views but 3rd had considerable more views. Anywho, I wanted to skip the big names who’s covered this song and go with some unknowns (to me anyhow) like Jackson Browne (one of the songwriters),  Travis Tritt, Buck Owens, or Joe Welsh & Glenn Frey (Eagles band member & the other songwriter).

Contender #1, begins song at the 0:19 mark, Mama Dear.

 

Mama Dear uptempo version is different and suits the song better than I thought.  The band has great harmonies and the gal does a nice job with her unpretentious vocals but sometimes she doesn’t say the ending to her words. That’s a bit of a distraction, does it bother you?

Contender #2 Firecracker Vida

 

Firecracker Vida is a close match up with The Eagles’ original. The band is very talented. I’m not sure if the lead vocalist is enough to sway my vote yet, how about you?

 

Contender # 3, interesting lead-in to cover which starts at 0:41 seconds, Faithless Street.

 

Faithless Street possibly is my least favorite of the three but it was interesting enough to include it in the battle.  What do you think?

Ok, here’s the drill. Voting is open to everyone visiting. There is NO wrong vote, except if you DON’T vote. You can start by telling me in comments which artist you like best and why (optional).

Which artist gets your vote – Mama Dear, Firecracker Vida, or Faithless Street?

The fun continues with more epic battles underway and I invite you to visit the official manager of BoTB, Stephen for the update list of players and be sure to check back next week to learn the outcome of this battle. You’re welcome to step out on the dance floor with XmasDolly, Stacy, Colette, and me.



 

 

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What mewsic moves you today? 😉

I hope to see back tomorrow for a bit of randomness in my newest edition of Cathy Chats with 5 Ways to Take it Easy plus more mewsic with Tuesday Tunesation!

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#AprilA2Z Art Sketching through the Alphabet “Z”

Hello, Kitten & Dawgs, every time I think of the letter “Z”, I think of fruit stripe gum. Do you remember it? Wrigley’s used a multi-color zebra for the gums branding.  It was a clever and fun idea.  Kids loved it!  I decided to draw zebra for today’s prompt but wind up doing two.

Hopefully, what I share with you every day will encourage you to do something that interests you that you’ve long put off because like me you just don’t think you can. My advice is, just do it! Maybe, you’ll be surprised. I know I was! 🙂

It’s not only the weekend but it’s Sunday, so I’m zipping over to join the A2Z party and then I’m zinging outta Blogosphere. I’ll be by tomorrow to check out yours and other “Z” posts.  You’re invited back tomorrow for a double dose of mewsic with Monday’s Mewsic Moves Me and Battle of the Bands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A2Z Art Sketching Through the Alphabet post recap:

  1. “A” for Angels
  2. “B” for Boys, little
  3. “C” is for Cows, Chicken & Chicks, and Big Cats
  4. “D” for Dog
  5. “E” is for Elephant, Eagle, & Elk
  6. “F” is for Fence, Fox, & Frog
  7. “G” is for Girls
  8. “H” is for Horses
  9. “I” is for Iris
  10. “J” is for Jack & Jill
  11. “K” is for Kanga & Roo
  12. “L” is for Lighthouse
  13. “M” is for Mermaids
  14. “N” is for Nightingale
  15. “O” is for Owl
  16. “P” is for Princess & Prince
  17. “Q” is for Queen (Evil)
  18. “R” is for Rabbit & Roadrunner
  19. “S” is for Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
  20. “T” is for Treehouse
  21. “U” is for Unicorn
  22. “V” is for Violin & Victorian Women
  23. “W” is for Walking Dead & Waves
  24. “X” is for X-ray & Xena
  25. “Y” is for Yawn

 


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