Noteable Quotes: Part One – January 2017 #quotes #pinterest #newyear


Happy New Year 2017!!!!! Here are some quotes to start the new year off right. I look forward this year to exciting challenges to learn from, experiences to be present in, and new people I will have to pleasure to know and meet both out and about and in the blogging/writing world online. 

 Thank you to all of you who follow my blog and/or read my blog posts and writing. Thank you for your support and for your time! It’s much appreciated as are your likes, comments, and follows on WordPress, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and Facebook!!!! You are amazing!!!! Hoping 2017 is everything fantastic you hope it will be! 

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Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practioner: Bowling for Retrievers


” Of all the places I thought I would end up New Year’s Eve” it wasn’t beside a blind man on a plane with his guide dog Daisy. She was a beautiful friendly golden retriever. I wasn’t supposed to pet her but I couldn’t help myself when those chocolate eyes looked at me.  

I was going to Housten to compete in a bowling competition. I know what you’ll say: “Bowling, what kind of sport is that?” Well it’s a good one. I enjoy it and it keeps me relatively fit and when you’re not bowling you get to sit and drink with your buddies.

Suddenly, Daisy began to bark and whimper at Sam who was eerily still. It appeared Sam had peacefully passed away in his sleep. 

I kept Daisy with me when they took Sam to the morge. There was a funeral and I went. I heard his wife wondering what they were going to do with the dog who was too old to go to a new blind person. 

I spoke up then, “I’ll take her,” I said. Sam loved that dog and I would love her too. “Daisy” I whisper to her while petting her ears ” you and I are going to be great bowlers.” 

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Thanks to  RogerShipp for hosting this weeks challenge with the prompt picture and beginning line: 

“Of all the places I thought I would end up on New Year’s Eve…” 

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My Random New Years


Last night I had big plans to go out for supper at Earls or to the Druid later and ring in the new year. But two things happen: the skirt I bought for New Years didn’t suit me so I wanted to return it and waiting for my boyfriend to get his haircut for three hours I became extremely tired and hungry. A came back bringing McDonalds and I was already in a sparkly sweater, leggings, and high sparkly stilettos ready to go out. I had a headache and my head was just thumping. I took an Advil and awhile ago I had texted A, let’s just stay in. Which is ironic because that’s what he maybe wanted to do at first.

But I stayed up to midnight and I watched Ryan Seacrest ring in the new year in NY with a whole bunch of singers and bands. Lady Antebellum was my favourite from Nashville. And pretty much as the ball dropped in NY I was in bed and trying to sleep. I had a restless sleep but now it’s 1 pm and I feel sort of awake. A went out later last night, I wish I could have gone.

I was also thinking about New Year’s resolutions and if I should make any. You are supposed to be direct about your resolutions and break it down into small completable steps. But I’m not sure I can do that because the things I want to accomplish I don’t know that I am humanly able to be able to do them.

I want to be healthy, but I have little control over that besides watching what I eat and trying to do just a little exercise. But I can’t make my illness go away, I can just pray I’ll heal. The other thing that I want to be able to do is know what I have. I think I am becoming close to what disease I have through these recent blood tests. I think I will find some answers, I hope. I want to be able to do cardiovascular exercise to lose weight but I’m just not able.

I can make smaller goals such as I would like to blog three to four days a week. I would like to see a friend at least every two weeks. I would like to keep a cleaner room and I would like to be more useful around the house. I would like to get a B- in all my editing courses or more and I want to pay off as much debt as possible. I would like to take a vacation with my Mom.

There are so many things I would like to accomplish but some of these goals require miracles. And I’m still waiting on those. Some of them I’m able to accomplish and I look forward to completing some of these goals. What are your New Year’s resolutions? Did you have an exciting New Years Eve?

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