Archive for October 2nd, 2008

Fleeting – One Single Impression

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

(This photo is of my mother-in-law holding her dear little great-granddaughter. I think the following tanka goes along with the photo nicely.)

True satisfaction

The fruit of a life well-lived,

Problems faced bravely

During life’s fleeting seasons

Yield this abiding, sweet fruit.

These three tankas are a response to the prompt “Fleeting” given at One Single Impression. Please visit the site to learn more about participating, and to read more poetry!

Oh! I’m also participating in something new to me called Photostory Friday.Perhaps you would like to participate, too?

Double Thursday 13 – A to Z Meme

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Today for Thursday 13, I’m doing the A to Z Meme
which I saw over at my friend Storyteller’s Small Reflections blog a while back. I guess you could call this Thursday 13 times 2. If you play, too, will you please let me know so I can visit you to see your answers?

Attached or single? I am attached, having been married to my dear husband for 26 years.

Best Friend? My husband is my best friend. At this season in my life I am also thankful for many dear friends, both in the real and virtual world. Just had to say.

Cake or Pie?
Any apple dessert: apple crisp, apple pie, fresh apple cake, apple dumplings, baked apples, apfel streudel.

Day of Choice? The Lord’s Day, Sunday, when I have the privilege of hearing God’s Word expounded, and enjoy fellowship with the saints.

Essential Item? Toothbrush, toothpaste and dental floss

Flavor of ice cream? Vanilla with chocolate syrup, or better yet with hot fudge sauce!

Gummy Bears or Worms? Neither, thank you. No jelly beans (near relatives of the disliked bears and worms) either

Hometown? Originally I’m a desert girl, from Phoenix, Arizona, but have called the lovely Pacific Northwest home for far more years

Indulgences? One piece of good chocolate daily

January or July? I can’t really decide. Cozy inside times when it’s blustery outside, and leisurely, sun-filled days are both the best

Kids? Nine children, three sons and six daughters. Life is quiet now, with only four still young enough to live at home.

Last Movie I saw in a Theatre? Wall-e. I loved it. I cried. There are deep truths hidden in that animated film.

Middle Name? Marie, after my paternal grandmother, Florence Marie

Number of Siblings? Three brothers and one sister. I am an oldest child.

Oranges or Apples? Apples, of course (see previous pie/cake question)

Phobia or Fear? Fear of heights

Quote? 1 Corinthians 13, The Love Chapter in the Bible. I need frequent reminders of what love thinks, says and does, so refer to this often.

Reason to Smile? I am privileged to see our two grandchildren more often now that our daughter and son-in-law have moved to town!

Season? Autumn. Search “autumn” or “fall” on my blog. You may find a few posts.

Tag five more…. Please feel free to play, and let me know you have played, so I can visit your blog!

Unknown fact about me? I spent my days backpacking and sewing embroidered peasant blouses during the time one would usually go to college.

Vegetarian? Once upon a time, but wasn’t wise about it, so suffered some nutritional deficiencies. I am currently an omnivore, thankful for sufficient food for nourishment and enjoyment.

Xrays or Ultrasound? Both useful, for various things; have had both, accompanied with excellent medical care.

Your favorite food? Freshly baked Honey Whole Wheat Bread with a bit of butter. Search my blog and you’ll find the recipe, if you’re interested.

Zodiac? Not something I follow