Monday, June 15, 2020

* STILL HANGING IN THERE, ON MY LONG AND WINDING ROAD *



I'm still alive and well...but don't feel much like blogging.


I think of all my blog friends ALL THE TIME!

I hope everyone is healthy and safe.




Large hosta in front yard.
White pole is lamp post. 
One of my peonies! (and no ants!) 


                    Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer...    

Friday, May 1, 2020

* HAPPY MAY 1ST *

Hello All -

Once again, I'm here to announce I'm alive and well and hope all of you are the same!

I added three tidbits to: My Publications -Chronological Order on the left side about half way down. 

I discovered an opportunity to write poetry (even though I'm not a poet!) Unfortunately I wasn't aware of it until April 21st, and it began the first of April...being Poetry Month. 


If you click on the three links, it takes quite a bit of scrolling to find mine, and since they are very short, I decided to post them here. (for you reading pleasure! LOL)



April 27 - Word prompts for this: City, Open, Public, Design, Displaced
Although I love this city
I feel so displaced
especially now when the world
appears so upside down. There is no
“public” anymore. We are separated not
by choice but by design.
I throw open a window yearning
for the day I can resume my life.
— Becky Lewellen Povich
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April 24 - Word prompts for this: Remote, Shelter, Digital, Breathe, Distance
It was a remote shelter.
The distance was incredibly
safe, one I chose carefully, with
plenty of air to breathe.
The only problem was
nothing digital, only my abacus.
— Becky Lewellen Povich
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April 21, 2020 - Word prompts for this: Petal, Opal, Hallway, Swish, Gleam
With a gleam in her eye, Opal skipped and twirled
through the hallway, hoping to show off her beautiful new
polka dot skirt. She almost got dizzy, but managed to stay on
her feet and hang onto the yellow rose petal she’d found earlier that day.
Maybe someone would happen to open their door
and see her. She loved the swish and summery look of her skirt,
and also wanted to bring smiles to her elderly neighbors.
It was great being six years old!

— Becky Lewellen Povich
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* I don't know why I can't get rid of the white highlighting, or even why it's there! Sorry! *

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

* IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES. IT WAS THE WORST OF TIMES *



My title kind of says it all, doesn't it? It's spring time, or autumn, 
depending on what part of our beautiful world you live on. 
That's the "Best" part.

~~~~~

Then, we have the COVID-19 virus....
Obviously the "Worst" part. 

~~~~~

I sincerely hope all of you are well and staying 
away from people as much as possible. 

~~~~~

I hope this isn't the New Normal because
I can't imagine living the rest of my life 
as a germaphobe!

(And I love to give and receive hugs!)

~~~~~

I have some photos to share of outdoorsy things
and will post them when as soon as I get them ready!







Tuesday, March 31, 2020

* WHAT A DIFFERENCE A FEW DAYS/WEEKS MAKE *

I thought I should announce that I am alive and well, 
as is everyone else in my family, both far and near. 


And I pray the same for all of you, 
my wonderful friends both far and near. 


I have nothing else to post. Although I'm a writer,
my impressions of the world we're living in right now
won't come to surface for me to even try to put
on paper. 


I hope to be back fairly soon and hopefully by then, 
our lives will be "normal" again or as some people 
have said, the "new normal," which is a bit
frightening to me. 


Love and virtual hugs to all of you! 


P.S. I wonder how much my cell phone bill would be, 
if I called many of my long distance friends...
especially the ones living in a totally different country!
Wouldn't that be wonderful, though??


I leave you with some quotes and photos. 

...especially if we are forced to stay home!


Yep, that's what my problem usually is!

Sunshine (and warmth) on my shoulders makes me happy!
(and we haven't had either lately...)


Especially during these difficult times....

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

* ONE NEW BLOG POST PER MONTH? *

Hello friends,

I've decided I'll try to post at least one new blog post per month!
That seems to be what I've been doing lately.
My excuses are many, but nothing unusual.

Looking forward to spring and warmth and greenery and the colors of flowers!

Nothing to report on my writing. Still working on a few things.

I leave you with some photos to hopefully make you smile.











Friday, February 21, 2020

* I'M ALIVE & WELL *

Well, I don't know about that "well" part! 👀

Just been super busy. Actually doing some writing and submitting. Also getting involved with Saturday Writers again, the group I was president of in 2011. It sure doesn't seem that long ago. I volunteered (what is wrong with me?!) to help find speakers for a few meetings and our workshop in October. Also businesses to donate gift cards or something for our December Silent Auction.

I'm really getting tired of winter! Cloudy, gloomy and not much sun. That is something that happens every year, and yet I keep complaining..and then when it's too hot in the summer, I complain about that, too! There's just no keeping us humans happy, is there??

I'm at work so this will be short. I'll try to post more this weekend.

Wishing y'all a lovely weekend, no matter what your weather is like!


P.S. I just finished a book that I can't decide if I liked it or not....and yet, I read it as often as possible...you know, a "page turner" kind of book? I think the concept was just too far-fetched for me, though...Can I recommend it or not?? I don't know! 😌

I don't think I've ever had this dilemma before!! 
The name of the book is:



Allie & Bea, by Catherine Ryan Hyde


Well, I just looked at Amazon and this book has 2,765 ratings and almost all 5-stars! Obviously SOME people loved it! Ha!  My advice is to look at Amazon and decide for yourself. 

Okay...Bye for now!


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

* "I WONDER" - AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE *

If you've read my blog for a long time, you might remember my "I Wonder" posts. I scrolled through my blog looking for one of these so I could go back and see if Rose Petals from Heaven was still blogging, because she made the beautiful background to my photo! Thanks again, Mo!

This particular post really made me laugh out loud because the conversations continue to be this annoying, aggravating, etc. 

BUT, I've learned to just agree and keep quiet. 😇

I Wonder



Oh, how annoying it is to suffer from lethologica, especially when you're a writer....


I wonder how many of you have heard of this word? I certainly hadn't until I accidentally came across it the other day. And oh, what a perfect word for so many of us.....   


Lethologica -  
noun: the inability to remember a word or put your finger on the right word.

Ah yes, and sometimes it's worse being on the receiving end of a conversation......

~~~

The Ronald: "Look at the guy in this commercial."

Becky: "Which one?"

The Ronald: "That blonde guy. Wasn't he in that TV show that used to be on?"

Becky: "What TV show?"

The Ronald: "Oh you know. That one about cops and detectives. We used to watch it all the time."

Becky: "We've watched lots of shows that sound like that. Can you give me a little more information, like what decade it was??"

....and my exasperation goes on...



"I always have trouble remembering three things: faces, names, and -- I can't remember what the third thing is." -- Fred Allen

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

* THOUGHTS ON A WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON *


Recently, I've scrolled through my blog looking at photos I posted, and the topics I wrote about. 
And I gotta say, I wrote some pretty darn good blog posts! 😀

It almost makes me sad that those days are gone now, for me anyway, 
and I can't seem to get back into it.

Some people are still blogging just as much as they did long ago. 
I noticed most of my posts were done from 2009 to 2013.

Those were the years I was so passionate about writing; Working to get my memoir completed. Submitting stories here and there for possible publications. 
And the beginning of some wonderful relationships with blog friends. 
Many I still have. Many I need to work on.

I did complete my memoir and published it in November 2013. 

A lot has happened between then and now. Some good, some bad. Some happy, some sad. 

Here it is...the year 2020! That really does sound odd, doesn't it? 

I don't make bucket lists or predictions or promises, but I can say this...
I'm going to do everything in my power to live this year, the best I can.




And this guy here, who is smiling, brings me happiness every single day. 

"Charlie's the name. Bringing joy is my game!"





To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
― Oscar Wilde

Friday, January 17, 2020

* ROSIE'S CAN DO COOK BOOK *


Rosie's CAN DO Cook Booklet has been available for a while now, it is such a delight and selling like hotcakes! It's full of true stories about women during & shortly after WWII. Each short story comes with a recipe the author is familiar with, either by preparing, eating, or hearing about from relatives of those days.

It's such a bargain, too, at only $7.50 and with FREE shipping anywhere in the USA. What a great gift, especially for your mother, grandmother, aunts, etc. And of course, for yourself! (And don't forget about the older gentlemen in your life. They would surely enjoy reading the stories, possibly reminiscing about those days, and whipping up some of the recipes for themselves.)

It is sold on ETSY and I'm very proud to be part of it!