(Let’s) Hit It With A Rock!

Oh No!
Not another 2016 Resolutions Meme.
I know, let’s hit it with a rock.
Better yet, Let’s ask my dog to do it.
Hamish Macbeth hasn’t ever done one ( he’s only a year old ) and my cats would just pee on it and walk ( because they’re cats )  so just a sec and we’ll get this going:
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This Year: 

A bad habit I’m going to break: 

Chewing my Mommy’s shoes up.

A new skill I’d like to learn: 

Not getting caught chewing my Mommy’s shoes up.

A person I’d like to be more like: 

My Mommy. She has great shoes.

A good deed I’m going to do: 

I’m not going to dig craters in our backyard anymore.

A place I’d like to visit: 

Our front yard!

A book I’d like to read: 

Oh. You READ books. Not EAT  books.

Whoops.

A letter I’m going to write:

I can’t write sillies, I can’t even read! Wait. I can pee on stuff. Does that count?

A new food I’d like to try: 

It’s called

” No !”

I don’t know what it is but it must taste great because when my Mommy eats it she practically climbs up on the roof with it on a plate and yells down that I’m allergic and to go away

I’m going to do better at:

Finding a better way to get out of it when the Vet gives me shots.

Licking her in the mouth when she leans over me isn’t working. She won’t drop that needle for anything!

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Mommy says to wish you all a Happy New Years…so Happy New Years.

And may your days be filled with Yummy Shoes!

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:::From:::

Sunday Stealing

THIS YEARZ MEME

Apples, Muses and Me

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I have a serious love of all things apple.

I love apples fresh, baked, candied (especially candied). I love apple juice, I love apple wine, I love the way they look and smell.

I especially love that satisfying crunch when you bite down into one.

Not only do they taste good they come with a story, a horror story to boot.

In the bible Adam and Eve bite into the Apple and  before you know it, they’re in Hell. A Devil is involved. Pain and suffering are involved. They realize they’re naked.

Because of an apple.

Don’t over think that here, this isn’t a bible class,  this is a story about Apples.

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I remember when I was about 7 my Grandpa Bert said to me, ” You know how an apple a day can keep the doctor away?”

Actually, I did want to know. You hear it a lot when your either about to eat or are in the middle of eating an apple.

” You throw it at him really  hard”

I was probably mid-crunch when I looked up at Grandpa Bert and nodded. ” Okay. I can do that.”

He patted me on the head, smiled and walked away.

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Now that I have gone all around the apple orchard- this is what an apple a day has to do with writing daily.

I took part in this year’s Holidailies 2015 and YES I posted daily.

I took the challenge because I dropped the daily writing habit and in my opinion my writing suffered for it.

I played around on Facebook everyday, I managed to watch my favorite shows on DVD everyday, I managed to do a lot of other things everyday except for writing.

At one point I wrote that I treated my writing like a toy. I played with and at some point it rolled under the couch I didn’t bother to look for it. I  only ran across it when I  was looking for something else.

Sad to say, the apple bit me back.

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There are a lot of good points to be made about writing daily, there are some great ones listed in this article:

Why You Should Write Daily

The most important one is this: when you do something everyday it becomes a part of your life. Not part of a routine, or a lifestyle, YOUR LIFE.

In my case, when I stopped writing I felt less…I felt less curious, less adventurous, less confident. I also felt a lot less interesting.

Something was missing  – and I’m pretty sure what I was missing was that part of me that sparks the rest of me to action, to life.

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So this month-long project helped me to understand a few things, it opened my mind up to new possibilities I can take up with my writing.

I think  Muse is facepalming itself ( because I think my Muse is a male… that’s me…SWIM AGAINST THAT TIDE ANITA MARIE!) because I’m finally listening to it again.

It couldn’t have been an easy job to get my creativity back on track, to get the mojo working…TO GET ME OFF FACEBOOK FOR FIVE MINUTES.

But someone my Muse did it, despite having me to inspire.

I must have been like that rock Sisyphus had to roll up the hill … but I think my Muse did it.

He got me up to the top.

I also think if I roll back down again it will find a bigger rock and smoosh me with it.

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I learned something in December about me and writing.

It was well worth the journey.

So here’s to apples, Muses and dare I say…me.

amm

 

The King’s Highway

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:::HOLIDAILIES PROMPT:::

What are a few songs that would provide the soundtrack to your life and why?

When I was growing up I listened to a lot of Elvis Presley.

My Mom was a fan of his so we had his albums in the living room but at some point I started to snag them and take them to my room and listen to them on my own.

I think Mom was very pleased with that, so when we would go to the store I’d ask to buy Elvis records and she wouldn’t tell me which ones to get, I’d have to choose them on my own.

I enjoyed doing that.

But this song was my hands down favorite.

When I was around 10 I’d come home from school, head straight for my room and put this song on my record player, jump up on my bed and I’d sing along with Elvis until my voice was gone.

In the story of my life we’d hear this when the going gets rough and I get tough.

With a smile of course.

Back to Elvis…sort of.

This is the theme song from Bubba Ho-Tep starring Bruce Campbell. The song is called The King’s Highway and the first time I heard it, it went into my head and stayed there note for note.

This song would show up if my life were on a screen and there’s a shot of me writing. You’d see  the world is running right by my window ( I’ll bet you’d see freaky stuff like dogs and Martians and monsters and spaceships and kids playing with Hula Hoops and yo-yos) and I finally  look up and notice and think for a minute maybe I should be out there…but then I look down and keep writing.

It all started when I was kid- the writing, the weird take on the world, me never fitting in anywhere or with anyone and not really getting it. I just thought that’s the way it was.

You got an idea or had a talent or a dream and you’d have to see it through alone.

I  learned that from my Grandparents.

So in my life story I’d be looking in a mirror, reflecting on my life and as you’d see me ageing back to that fearless little kid who was called  ‘ Baby Monster’  You’d hear this song- it represents my Grandparents who all passed on there love of Glen Miller to me.

So there it is, some of the songs that make up the soundtrack of my life.

Listening to these songs I’m thinking…it hasn’t been all together a bad ride.

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