#LoveIsInDaBlog Day 13 – Lust

Tingling with fervor
That intense feeling
Longing for you
Heating up

Shaking with desire
That aching feeling
Craving your skin
Against mine

Sizzling with passion
That torturous feeling
Burning for your touch
Wanting more

Love Is In Da Blog is hosted by Bee Halton. Today’s prompt was “lust”.  Phew, that was harder than I thought it was going to be, but I finally did it!  It was a delicate balance, for sure.


#LoveIsInDaBlog Day 12 – The Kiss

Two eyes meet with unspoken words
Like humming birds
Singing the song
It can’t be wrong

Bodies draw closer, inch by inch
Oh, please don’t flinch
It must be right
Too late for flight

Feath’ry soft or brazenly bold
It’s liquid gold
When eyes are closed
And lips are posed

Love Is In Da Blog is hosted by Bee Halton. Today’s prompt was “kiss”.

All of these prompts seem to inspire poetry in me, but today I went searching for a different type of poem just to keep things interesting.  This is my very first crack at a Minute Poem.


#LoveIsInDaBlog Day 11 – Perfect Joy

That lovely smile
When I open my eyes
The sun shining through the window
The touch of your hand
At just the right time
To let me know I’m not alone
The feel of your lips
Against my skin
That unmentionable, tingling bliss
Laughing at the words
Just between us
Wearing clothes not meant for me
What’s yours is mine
What’s mine is ours
Sharing life with you
My love
Enveloped in perfect joy

Love Is In Da Blog is hosted by Bee Halton. Today’s prompt was “joy”.


#LoveIsInDaBlog Day 5 – Devotion

Diving heart first into

Everything lovingly offered

Vying with past heart break

Offering ever more than naught; we

Travel our path with hands and hearts

Interlocked through pain and joy.

On, toward the journey’s end, we share

Nothing more or less than all we have.

Love Is In Da Blog is hosted by Bee Halton. Today’s prompt was “devotion”.  I decided an acrostic poem was just the perfect thing; although not as easy to write as I first thought.


SoCS and #JustJoJan Day 27 – Movement

I’ve been trying to be more active lately.  It has a whole lot to do with how I feel and also how I’ve allowed the pounds to sort of creep back on until I’m barely fitting into my clothes.  It also didn’t help that I injured my back last year falling down some stairs (what a mortifyingly funny story that is) and there are days I can’t bend over.  I use a hot pad on my back most nights just to keep it bearable.  I’m feeling pretty old and broken, but I’ve been pushing through the pain, or trying to at least.

I saw a doctor for the back pain.  He looked at my MRI and said he didn’t see a whole lot.  He did tell me that losing weight might help…. thanks, doc.  After whining a little bit and telling him that I’m in a lot of pain and this just isn’t normal, he finally referred me to an orthopedic surgeon.  I didn’t make an appointment to see him, though.  I decided I’m going to try to exercise and be more active to see if that helps at all.  So far, it hasn’t, but it’s early days and there is still some hope that things will change.

I’m going shopping with my sissy today.  I’m really excited to see her and to spend time with her, walking and talking and hopefully finding a dress for an event we have in March.

My hubby got me an Apple watch for my birthday last year.  Really, the only reason I wanted it was for the Activity app.  However, that thing is a pain in the ass.  It doesn’t work the way other activity apps work, apparently, so I’ve spent the last month trying to “close my rings” and I’ve only ever managed to close one or two in a day.  I was so excited to start doing the elliptical because I really wanted to close all three, but no.  That damn thing doesn’t track exercise correctly.  It makes me feel like somehow I’m not exercising enough.  I’m currently doing anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes a day approximately 3 or 4 times a week.  The first time I did it, I was so excited to finally close that ring, but it said I only exercised for 10 minutes that day.  What a lie!  I was pretty angry and sort of gave up on that particular ring.

My goal is to get my steps in and to be on my feet more.  The watch has a cute little reminder and it happens at fifty minutes of every hour, if you’re not moving.  It says “Time to stand up!”  It’s pretty funny when we’re all in a meeting and half the watches in the room buzz.  None of us have tried to stand up in the middle of a meeting.  It might be funny to try it once, though, just to see what our boss says.

Just Jot It January and Stream of Consciousness Saturday are hosted by Linda G. Hill. Today’s prompt is: “movement. However, don’t use the word “movement.” Choose some sort of movement, and base your post on that. Enjoy!


SoCS and #JustJoJan Day 20 – The terrifying beauty of the ocean

Oceans are great aren’t they?  I’v always been fascinated by them.  I haven’t had much occasion to visit them, but when I have, I’m always in awe at the vast beauty.  I’d pretty much only ever visited the Pacific Ocean until my daughter decided that she wanted to go to college in North Carolina.  She didn’t end up anywhere near the beach, but when we dropped her off for school her Freshman year, we ended up having a free day, so we took the four hour drive.  I’m so happy we did it.  There’s just something about it.

I’m sure that if you live by an ocean, you’re sitting there scoffing at me that they’re not so great.  I do the same thing about mountains.  I’m surrounded by mountains and can pretty much take a twenty minute drive and find a trail to hike on that will take me into the mountain wilderness somewhere.  I really do try to appreciate the beauty, but when you see it every day, it’s hard to appreciate it.

My husband is fascinated with the movie Jaws.  For whatever reason, that is his go-to relaxation movie.  In the almost five years (holy cow!) we’ve been together, I couldn’t even tell you how many times he’s watched it.  We have it on DVD but he also has a version of it saved on our DVR so he can easily watch it anytime he wants.

He ended up recording some special on the Reelz channel about the true life story behind the movie.  It used to be interesting when movies would claim they were based on a true story, but it’s happened so much, I think it’s lost its impact.  I’m not sure if Jaws used it, but it is, in fact, based on a true story.  In 1916 there was a shark terrorizing the New Jersey coast.  It was pretty awful to know that the movie followed the actual story almost exactly.

However, I was delighted when it turned out that the death of the shark happened in real life and wasn’t just a happy Hollywood ending.  Two fishermen caught the thing in their net and one of them beat it to death with a broken paddle.  Can you even imagine?  I can’t!

I suppose the moral of the story is that while nature can be beautiful, it is also terrifying in many ways.  It kind of makes you think twice about jumping into the ocean…

Just Jot It January and Stream of Consciousness Saturday are hosted by Linda G. Hill. Today’s prompt is: ““oc.” Find a word that starts with “oc” and use it in your post. Bonus points if you start and end with your post with an “oc” word. Have fun!”


SoCS and #JustJoJan Day 13 – In The Stern

Oh, Linda.  You always provide such interesting prompts.  At first, I was stumped because I don’t have newspapers or magazines in the house, but then I realized she also mentioned books and lucky for me, I am sitting right next to a book case.  I grabbed the first book that my eyes landed on and found the following words: “in the stern”.

This was a terrible pick for me because I am not at all inspired by boats.  I almost went with something different, but this is Stream of Conscious style writing and I’m sure we were meant to go with the first one.  So, that leaves me with taking those three words and not being so literal about them.

I can’t decide if I’m a good mom or if I am miserably failing.  I’m not very stern with them.  I used to be (when they were really little), but none of us enjoyed that very much and I can tell you, I didn’t like how it made me feel.  I realize kids need direction and they need guidance, but I’m not sure yelling and carrying on at them is the best way to handle things.

Friday’s are a late start day for the kids, which is all sorts of retarded for them and parents, other than the fact that they get to sleep in a little bit.  I went to work yesterday fully intending to call my youngest, because I just had this feeling that he was going to sleep in.  He’s usually pretty reliable, but it’s happened before, so I figure I need to do better about calling him and helping him out.

However, once I got to work, I got busy and completely forgot about it.  Around ten, I finally remembered, but at that point it was too late.  I figured he was either at school or home in bed and once he’s late, it’s harder to get him motivated to get to school.  He ended up calling me at 12:30, having just woken up for the day.  I told him he’s missed a lot of school this year and he needs to do better.

Would it have helped to get mad and yell at him?  I don’t think so.  Perhaps I could have been more stern with him.  I don’t know.  What I do know is that it’s a constant battle of wondering how best to respond to their actions.


Just Jot It January and Stream of Consciousness Saturday are hosted by Linda G. Hill. Today’s prompt is: “When you’re ready to sit down and write your post, look to the publication (book, newspaper, permission slip from your kid’s teacher, whatever you find) closest to you, and base your post on the sixth, seventh, and eighth word from the beginning of the page. Enjoy!”