Have a peaceful week!
Have a peaceful week!
Wednesday? Where are you? Oh, I almost missed you.
The fact is, I have been busy with a sick dog. I won’t go into detail, because sick dogs always involve unpleasant descriptions of normal and abnormal bodily functions and sick lumpy stuff. But my darling 14-year old puppy is not well at all.
We’ve been neglecting the past few vet visits because they stress out his dog mind and body so much, and we just want him to be comfortable and content in his dotage. That’s been cowardly of us, I know. Cowardly and desperately loving. Loving cowardice.
So he lay at my feet now as I tap tap on my laptop, as he always does, but he is sad and lost and miserable, and would feel even worse if he knew he had a vet visit coming up. Which he does.
So the prompt is fact, and I had no trouble selecting a few of my favourite cartoons relating to the prompt, which I offer to you now:
Love and peace!
My sixth grade English teacher, Miss Barlow, once told me I was a dim bulb. I was shocked, although not entirely certain what it meant.
I grew up so sheltered that almost every insult hurled at me as a child is embedded in my brain. Because there just aren’t that many to remember.
I sometimes pushed my mother to the end of her patience, and she said a few unkind things, which are branded on my internal skin as permanently as a cattle brand. They hurt. And yes, as I say, I grew up in a loving home, with mostly non-psychotic relatives or teachers or friends, so I did and still do feel whole, healthy, and secure.
Imagine a neglected or abused child. Imagine them long enough to go right now, maybe to a site like Charity Navigator to pick out an international children’s advocacy group to donate to, or maybe consider chipping in to Big Brothers or Big Sisters, or other local groups.
I’ve heard that one, one kind word, or moment of kind attention to an otherwise invisibly neglected child can change their life for the better, and I believe it.
Well now this post took an unexpected turn. Let’s get back to the daily prompt, dim, which is related to the first of today’s favourite cartoons, but in no way related to the others…
For the record, Miss Barlow didn’t even know what a gremlin was, insisting it was only a brand of car and not a creature when I wrote about one for an assignment. So who’s the dim bulb?
Winter has returned to our little corner of the world. Freezing cold, some snow, brisk winds, and I have to wear socks.
The lakeshore is encrusted with rough little glaciers where frigid waves pounded against the sand and froze in place. Is that the correct usage of today’s word prompt, “encrusted”? Yes or no.
There are no cartoons in all the world that I would want to look at that include the word encrusted. So may I present instead a few of my favourite cartoons that are less than tenuously related to the prompt by way of the root word, crust?
(Did you see what I did there?)
Time to go get the fireplace going.
Wait. You look different. Why do you have that look on your face?
You are hiding something.
I thought you trusted me.
Why won’t you look me in the eye?
You are not saying anything.
Are those for me?
Happy Valentine’s Day.
Wednesday! You look bewildered. It is impossible for a thinking day of the week, or person, not to be bewildered by the power allotted to a certain politician. I know I am bewildered, as are most of my countrymen.
And we are not actually bewildered that such a human being exists, but that so many millions of people thought him worthy of high office. That is a crazy sandwich.
Be careful out there.
Hello Wednesday! You are looking very sunny, but very cold.
I’ve decided to start a Throwback Thursday here at Fluffy Pool, wherein I’ll repost some old favourite stories that you might have missed. Tomorrow I’ll republish the very first Leep the Creep story, from February, 1016.
So that’s: Cartoon Wednesday, Throwback Thursday… and what next? Will theme days help me fulfill my daily writing promise? How about Food Friday. Sexy Saturday. Simple Sunday. Mystery Monday. Titivating Tuesday…?
Fickle Friday, Serendipitous Saturday, Sandwich Sunday, Martian Monday, Tortilla Tuesday?
Flying Squirrel Friday, Sanctimonious Saturday, Seething with Unsaid Thoughts Sunday, Marionette Monday, Torso Tuesday?
As the recondite Daily Prompt is “conveyor”, may I present a few of my favourite cartoons, loosely connected?
Have a sunny, warm, healthy, Seething with Unsaid Thoughts week!