Tidbits to Share

Since I no longer use the WordPress app I thought I would give a second post a shot today and see if it appears in the reader.

I have a few random thoughts to share:

  • The thing I love most about British TV? The phrases and words not commonly used in the U.S. Things like higgledy-piggledy and bespoke.
  • Last night I decided to look back on an old website of mine. I was looking for something I wrote ages ago. So I time-traveled on the Wayback Machine better known these days as the Internet Archive. Be careful though, it can be a rabbit hole. It was interesting to read how I described myself all those many years ago.
  • We only have hot water for short periods during the day. Funny how that lessens the urge for cleaning house.
  • Speaking of which, the new hot water heater was delivered this morning. Hopefully tomorrow we will have hot water again.
  • A lot of writers waste time in online forums during NaNoWriMo. There are so many different ways to waste time.
  • Speaking of NaNoWriMo, it’s going ok. I am a little behind in my daily word count, but nothing I will not rectify today.
  • I love writing dialogue. I become the person who is speaking. Do you do that as well when you write?
  • Yesterday our realtor took us to view a house not far from us. It was an old home and quite charming but it smelled like their six dogs were the only ones who lived there.
  • The main thing that would keep me from selling our house is the work involved in getting it ready to show.
  • This weekend they are predicting lows in the 20°F range. Our azaleas out back are blooming.
  • The only visitors on the trail camera this week have been a black bear and a fox.
  • I discovered “Alias Grace” on Netflix last night. I cannot start that until Nano is over!
  • Pastel class on Saturday!

That’s it for my random Wednesday thoughts. Now back to NaNoWriMo.


1LinerWednesday – You Made Your Bed

You Made Your Bed Now Lie In It

I do not know how many times I heard this in my life. Accountability for our decisions was key. I heard it from my mother, I heard it from my grandmothers and I heard it from every woman who had a hand in raising me. I am not sure it is good advice in retrospect. I know the echo of those words kept me for asking for help when I needed it the most.

This line popped up in my NaNoWriMo novel last night. It was during an interaction between mother and daughter. My mother’s birthday is coming up so maybe her words were echoed from her to me and onto the page.

I am sure she heard these words throughout her life, too. Funny thing, though. Most of the time when we give advice like that, we don’t mean it. We may not agree with the decisions our children make, but we  generally show up for them when needed.

This reminds me of more sage advice I received throughout my life:

Be careful what you ask for; You just might get it.

We ought to offer better advice for future generations, don’t you think?

What advice do you think will echo in the ears of your children or grandchildren?

Definite food for thought.

1LinerWednesday is brought to us every Wednesday by Linda Hill. Check out her blog for the rules and be sure to read the comments for all the other contributions.