Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Lee of Kitchen Connections is providing our Words for Wednesday for April. You can see what others have done in the comments on her site or here in my comment section or on their own blogs (if they tell us).  Hope you will join in with your story or poem. 
The words for May and June will be provided by Margaret Adamson and her friend Sue Fulcher  and found posted on Elephant Child's blog

You have done a great job Lee for the month of April and here is another challenging list of words  I hope to post my contribution soon. Thanks!

Week Four WFW

Monday, April 24, 2017


Question Of The Week, 4-24-17

How many times a day do you 
look in a mirror?

Twice. Once in the morning to be sure I don't have toothpaste on my chin and again at night when I'm washing off the day's sunscreen and sweat

Very seldom...never if I can help it! There's a strange woman who has taken up residence in mine...I have no idea where she came from!! :)

Several, every time I wash my hands and in the morning to get ready for the day and in the early evening to put makeup on to go to dinner and before bed to do a cleanings and since I try to smile at others I take time to smile at myself.

I look. I like getting glimpses of my parents and grandparents.

I am with you. So different when I was younger and looked in the mirror everytime I went to the bathroom.

I know it is fewer every year. 

I guess the getting ready in the morning takes the most mirror time. Other times it's just checking my hair to make sure it's not doing anything crazy (it's curly, so I wash it and let me mostly air dry, which takes until 10 or 11am.) :)

As rarely as possible. I don't recognise the woman who looks out at me, and don't like the looks of her.


My morning look gives me a chuckle as I see what style of bed hair I am wearing. Then when I put on lipstick to go out and finally applying face cream at night. Not so much anymore.

As we have a mirror above the bathroom wash basin, I look in the mirror several times a day, and I try to smile at the reflection, it makes me feel happy!

All the best Jan

Friday, April 21, 2017


You can't blame my son for these.  He hasn't been feeling well this week so didn't contribute to my Friday Funnies. 


What do you call a bunch of rabbits walking backward? 
 A receding hare line:-)

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Here is my TRUE story for 
Words For Wednesday with photo proof:-)

FRANKIE SAGA by Granny Annie

I could not find my young dog Frankie. It was a ludicrous moment when I saw her peeking out from behind the curtain. She had found a new activity balancing on the window sill in order to look out. It was definitely a rebellious choice and one that I was skeptical about allowing. I still had to acknowledge Frankie's creativity. Plus it was so laughable I could not begrudge her another of her many antics.

I only used the first six words in this true story (see picture). Meanwhile, the second six words would fit well in the story and I invite you to continue the saga yourselves by posting another paragraph in the comments using:







Thank you again Lee for 
so many challenging words this week:-)

Look who took me up on my challenge to use the other six words.

Grannie Annie with her open-minded foolhardy philosophy was willing to let her dog Frankie make the discovery of the window sill with the curtain as her canopy and her flawless nose peaking out. I do believe, Grannie Annie that sweet little critter has taken advantage of you.

Love it.
Frankie's philosopy is obviously based on her flawless understanding of your character. It sounds as if the discovery that her charm would allow her to continue to indulge in foolhardy acts without punishment gives her the advantage. And what dog, wouldn't love to be framed by tha gauzy canopy while surveying the world?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Lee of Kitchen Connections is providing our Words for Wednesday for April.You can see what others have done in the comments on her site or here in my comment section or on their own blogs (if they tell us).  Hope you will join in with your story or poem. 

Another challenging list of words Lee. I hope to post my contribution soon. Thanks!
Week Three Wednesday Words:-

Sceptical      (or “Skeptical” if you’re in North America)

Monday, April 17, 2017


Question Of The Week, April 17, 2017

(Sorry I am late posting.  I was gone for Easter and just got home.  If you celebrate Easter, I hope it was a wonderful one.)

What is or was your best subject in school?

Geography !

Science. It didn't matter what kind of science it was, I loved it no matter what. 

English and it became my career.

Science. It still fascinates me. 



I did rather poorly in school. It wasn't until I went to college and graduated with a. 4.0 at the top of my class that I found out just how capable I was. But to answer your question. I did very well in Drama.

I always thought it was English, but although I got the Science prize and the Spanish prize at high school graduation, I was disappointed that the English prize went to someone else.

I'm not sure what my best subject was, but I've always loved art...

English (with geography and history tying for second place)!!

Art. I tried very hard at most subjects but I was pretty crap at them all. 


American History.

Math came the most naturally to me though I liked science, history and geography the most. (Rob) 

math and science were (and i guess still are) naturals for me and since i made a 38 year career out of them, i guess it worked!


 (That's true about you Brig, isn't it?)

English and Math.

Art and writing.

Friday, April 14, 2017


And here I am relaxing on my porch with the new railing:-)
Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, April 13, 2017


Here is my story for WFW

LOST HOPE by Granny Annie

Her name was Trixie. It often seemed that she was the queen of domestic violence. Her most recent outburst caused Bud to enroll the two of them in a unique retreat for couples with common problems such as theirs.

The group met in a scenic outdoor location. They sat in a circle feeling the warmth of the day. Not far into the first session, Trixie made a blatant and aggressive display of anger. The shocked attendees scattered in all directions. It was obvious Trixie and Bud had serious issues to overcome.

Bud made every effort to control his wild wife. His feelings were timorous moving toward this ranting woman. Trixie stood ready to take on his challenge. Her ability to compromise was gone and she violently rejected his attempted caress.

The entire debacle was embarrassing. There was a gamut of choices but in her mind, at the moment they were all obsolete. She felt like the lone member of this stupid gathering who had any sense.

Finally Bud knew all hope was gone. He managed to get Trixie in their car. They drove home in silence as he mentally prepared a way to start a new life for himself.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017



Lee of Kitchen Connections is providing our Words for Wednesday for April.You can see what others have done in the comments on her site or here in my comment section or on their own blogs (if they tell us).  Hope you will join in with your story or poem. 

Another challenging list of words Lee. I hope to post my contribution soon. Thanks!

Monday, April 10, 2017


Question Of The Week, 4-10-17

What time of the day do you feel the most energetic?  What do you usually accomplish during that time?

Energetic? Me?
HaHaHaHahaHa :)

When I'm not dealing with health stuff, I have a pretty good dose of energy throughout the day. That being said, I LOVE waking at 4:30. My brain loves this time for writing. Absolute heaven.

How about you?

First thing in the morning right up until lunch...then I fade. I get all the important energetic stuff done before lunch....after lunch...(excuse me, after my nap lol) I do the less physical stuff.

I get up two hours before I have to leave for work, so I can get some stuff done, so I'd say very early morning. I unload the dishwasher, water plants, check my bank account online, check emails, and ride my exercise bike before showering and leaving.

Mine comes in fits and starts. No particular time that I can count on and am sometimes surprised when it hits. When it does hit, I try to do something physical that needs energy. 

I don't have any special time but the older i get, the earlier I get energetic.

Definitely morning. Early morning. It is not yet light, and I have been up for a couple of hours.
What I get done depends a bit on the other resident. No vacuuming while he is asleep. Sigh.

Early evening. Mostly housework. 

On the weekends, late afternoon. During the week, whenever the mood strikes me.

Always early morning. It is my housework time, writing time, caring for animal time. I was raised by my dad's booming voice "Rise and shine!"

Early morning is slug time for me, then I perk up for the rest of the day.

In the morning my brain and body are at their peak, by 10 AM i begin to fade and i do things that require less. up by 6:30 am i am not sure if it qualifies me for "early", especially since i know someone who begins a 4 am

Early morning is my best time, when all is quiet.

It all depends on whether I've indulged my tendency to be a night owl. Early evening is when I become energetic if I've kept late into early morning hours the night before. Otherwise, my energy is most predominate in the morning. This contrasts with my life when I worked full time and as I evolved into part time work unti a couple or so years ago

Mornings, I guess...I like to get things over and done with in the mornings. Once upon a time...back in the dark ages when I was in the workforce I worked long hours from morning through into the I was energetic for hours at a time, day after day because that was the way it was.

Now that I'm ancient and grey...I am my own boss (but don't tell my two cats that...they believe otherwise...the reverse being true, of course)...I try to keep a lid on being too energetic. I don't want to shock myself! ;)

It's getting aggravating not getting to comment here at home! This week all day, usually after working again it will be after work. 

Lately it's been in the wee hours. I call 3 am the magical hour because I'm always up. If I can't sleep, I use the time to read or write, but, as always, the TV is on. Even then, I'm up by 5:30 or 6 am. Sleep has never been my friend.