Category Archives: Holidays

Gobble Share 🦃

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Happy Thanksgiving week! Melanie has new questions for us to ponder as we get ready to nom…

1. What is worse than a dentist with bad breath?

One who doesn’t use anesthesia! Seriously though, I once had a hygienist who lectured me about the devil while she was working on my teeth. That was disturbing… 😬

2. Have you ever been rejected by someone that you liked, or been told that you were not good enough for somebody else?

Four years ago this week I was dumped by someone I’d been dating for a few months. We had made T-day plans and vacation plans too. I really liked him despite the fact that he’d been a jerk ~ he had apologized for that, and I forgave him. He basically said I wasn’t good enough for him because while he’d spent a bunch of money on our dates, I hadn’t baked cookies for him. He also said that the fact I was 3 years older bothered him. This all triggered me into a depression, not so much due to missing him or anything like that, but because my judgment was/is so fucking bad in this area. I should never have gotten together with him in the first place much less accepted his phony apology.

Sad pie bitmoji

3. Did you ever want to have toast for breakfast, only to find that all your bread was covered in green mold?

No. But last week I didn’t seal my cheddar cheese properly and it got all dried out.

4. Did you ever sneeze so hard that your whole body hurt?

My whole body hurts every time I sneeze. It jerks my owie back, which begins shooting pain all over.

5. Did you ever buy clothing on the internet that did not fit, but you wore them anyway, since you didn’t want to pay the $5 shipping charge to send them back?

No. I’ll send them back, or, if they’re cheap, I’ll donate them. This rarely happens though since I know my size pretty well.

6. As a nod to the upcoming American Thanksgiving Holiday which happens this Thursday, please share in the Gratitude Section anything you might be thankful for this particular November.

I’m always grateful for my family, and this year I’m especially grateful for my lovely roomie too.

Bitmoji Thanksgiving

Stay safe, everyone! 💛🧡🤎

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HallChall31: Costume

Written for Tourmaline’s Challenge

Bitmoji Halloween

What costume? 🎃😈

Yahoo! I did a post every day of Tourmaline’s Challenge. Thank you for a fun month full of prompts! 🧡👻🐾

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©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

HallChall30: Spider

Written for Tourmaline’s Challenge

Halloween spider

Who’s afraid of a cute little spider? 👀

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Happy Halloween Eve

Clipped the “on this day” collage from my phone. Stay safe, bloggy friends! 🎃👻🦇

Halloween college

VOTE BLUE! 🦋🐬🌎

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HallChall29: Grave

Written for Tourmaline’s Challenge

Graveyard

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HallChall28: Trick

Written for Tourmaline’s Challenge

Hand on glass

Trick or treaters, stay far away,
From that house with the fogged glass door;
Candy’s not what they have in store.
If you walk upon their path,
I fear you may not come back.

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©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

HallChall27: Bat

Written for Tourmaline’s Challenge

Bats and moon

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Experimental Share

Okay, the happiness engineers say they are working on the disappearing images in the app issue, but in the meantime, don’t make an image the first element of your post ~ also Ashley’s featured image solution works if you must have an image first. I did that and it worked. For this post, I’m trying the other thing (putting text first).

SYW

Melanie has a new set of questions for us today…

What’s the tallest building you’ve been to the top of?

I’ve been to the top of the Sears Tower in Chicago and also the Space Needle in Seattle. Whichever one of those is taller, that one.

What do you do to keep fit?

Bitmoji laugh

Run around in circles, leap to conclusions, skate on thin ice, and laugh my ass off!

What’s your jack-o-lantern carved to look like?

The last man I slept with, so I can set him on fire, mash him up to bits, and run him over with my car. Just kidding! I’m so over that whole thing, pffft… 🎃

Do you have hope or have you lost it?

I’m very anxious about the US election. If the impotus wins again, things will keep getting worse as they have all year. If Biden wins, I’m afraid bunches of rightwing gun nuts will go bananas. 😳

GRATITUDE QUESTION:

Feel free to share something you’re grateful for! Images and photos or poems, essays or free writing (stream of consciousness) pieces are all acceptable! AND you don’t have to do this part, it’s always optional!

I’m grateful the WP happiness engineers replied to me immediately about the image issue, offered me a temporary solution, and are fixing the problem. They say! 👻

Halloween rainbow pumpkins

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HallChall26: Party

Halloween party

It’s a good spirits’ party,
So don’t be scared;
There are friendly pumpkins everywhere.
Some sport glowing eyes of flame,
But don’t worry, it’s just a game.
The punch may have a funny taste;
Just drink it up.
Make haste, make haste!

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Written for Tourmaline’s Challenge.

©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

The Monday Peeve 59

Smiles and positive posts are all well and good, but sometimes I need to vent a bit. How about you? That’s what The Monday Peeve is all about, a chance to blow off a little steam at the beginning of the week, so then we can go merrily on our way once again (hah). I’ll pick a topic that’s on my mind, but you can vent about whatever you please, here in comments or on your own blog. Grab the photo, use the TMP tag, link back to me (or not), and Bob’s yer uncle. I do reserve the right to delete any links that offend my delicate sensibilities. So far, none have, but it could happen. I have feelings!

Today’s peeve is about WP itself… more specifically, the app. It has nothing to do with the block editor. 🤣 It’s about missing things on my reader (old issue with a new wrinkle), which has me super stressed out. I’m talking about my own stuff! I follow myself, as you do, and I’ve noticed lately that my images are randomly not appearing in my posts even though they exist. I use an image (sometimes more than one) in every post now, so no post of mine should ever appear with text only. Yet, these “missing” images actually exist on the post; I know this because when I “visit” a post at my main site, the image appears. Why is it missing from the app feed? Sometimes it’s an image I’ve had around a while, such as a Bitmoji, and sometimes it’s a new image I’ve downloaded from someone else’s prompt post. And I’m not talking about that dreaded X in a box you get when an image has been deleted. No. I’m talking about a post appearing as if no image was ever uploaded with it, when it was. 🤯

I like using the app on my phone ~ it’s super convenient for reading posts and saving the prompts I might want to do later. But this missing image issue has me SUPER MEGA ANNOYED! Naturally, I’m not going to bother asking for help from WP because (1) I doubt they will even understand what I mean; and (2) they never help. Plus, sometimes the image appears, so with my luck, they’d look and see one and think I’m just crazy. I may be crazy, but it is a FACT that WP is glitchy and irritating regardless.

Look at this evidence…

Post screenshot app
Recently published posts in my app tab on Saturday morning.
Post screenshot app
The same freaking posts as they appear sans images when I look up my blog on the app!

Happy Halloween week! 🎃 Don’t forget to remember your peeves for next Monday! 👻

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