Spell Check the Soul

106630-Moving-Circle

 

 Life can be a tailspin of emotion

Sparking ideas for inner commotion

Far-reaching change, a cause of revolution?

A spell check of the soul for a resolution

-Eugenia

 

in-other-words1

 

This week the event is to Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less using the word Resolution. Please drop by and join the fun at Patricia’s Place

 

 

resolution
noun; decision or determination of action,
course of action, method, procedure, firmness of purpose

Cheers! ☕️ 🍵

picmonkey-image91

image credits: http://www.lovethispic.com/image/106630/moving-circle

Advertisements

Tuesday Chatter 60

292944-happy-new-year

If we were having coffee, I find there is nothing more thought-provoking than useful and useless chatter. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee entices as it drifts throughout the room. So sit back and relax because we’re bidding adieu to 2016 and welcoming 2017.

 The end of the year is drawing near

Times of sadness the why is not clear

Times of gladness we hold so dear

Wonders of nature continue to amaze

Universally cosmic unparalleled displays

Chaotic fractals produce ever-changing plays

 Persona pretends to keep us strong

Uphold the right and correct the wrong

Let the ceilings of life woebegone

 Here’s to our health and may we have wealth

Here’s to love and those we hold dear

Here’s to a safe and successful New Year

-Eugenia

This is Tuesday Chatter, a weekly event where you can leave the link to your blog, giving others a chance to appreciate your talents. Here’s the link for the how-tos. Tuesday Chatter.

I’m Eugenia and it’s time to put a wrap on this chat. So long from this week’s Tuesday Chatter and have a great week!

Cheers! ☕️ 🍵

picmonkey-image91

 Images: http://www.lovethispic.com/image/292944/happy-new-year

Moments

151965-moments

 Don’t count the years

Dispel your fears!

Hold back those tears

My dears

To grow old is a gift

Do you get my drift?

The clock in charge

Is still at large

-Eugenia

invitation-shel-silverstein

 

The Writer’s Quote Challenge is a weekly event. Each Thursday, the hostess(es) will post a weekly prompt. Either make up your own sayings or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration https://haddonmusings.com/2016/12/22/all-new-writers-quote-challenge-7/

“Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me as it does for all who truly believe.”  Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express.

Cheers! ☕️ 🍵

picmonkey-image91

images: http://www.lovethispic.com/image/151965/moments

Tuesday Chatter 59

289622-christmas-snow-lighthouse

 

If we were having coffee, I find there is nothing more thought-provoking than useful and useless chatter. Hot coffee, so strong you can stand a spoon up in it. The fireplace is aglow and sharing its warmth throughout the room. This is going to one of those chats.

It’s a wet and cold day in my neck of the woods. Not frigid cold but that damp cold that makes you want to sit by the fire and sip on a warm beverage. Add a nip or two of your favorite liquor or liqueur and savor the time well spent.2015-11-23-16-50-40

I was strolling about our premise, taking in the seasonal changes, and it was just last week there were golden leaves adorning the trees. Now that mother nature has undressed the trees, and they seem fragile and sad – but not for long! Soon they will be covered in glistening snow enhancing their beauty as they put on a magnificent snowy display.

tree-with-snow1

Sally Sue noticed the seasonal changes, as well. She wants to hang out in the garage and stay warm and dry.  Since she’s been sheltered for thirty years she’s not too keen on dips and dives in the temperature and snow – no way! She doesn’t seem to realize she’s a car. It’s an ongoing saga with her, you know.

Let’s move along to some fun stuff since I don’t want my posts to put my readers in a funk. December is a fun month, whether or not you celebrate Christmas. There’s an array of events to keep your days filled with cheer, especially if you enjoy freshly baked treats.

Saturday 17th – Maple Syrup Day

Sunday 18th – Bake Cookies Day

Monday 19th – Oatmeal Muffin Day

Tuesday 20th – Sangria Day

And did you notice all of these days feature food or beverage?  On Saturday we can enjoy, french toast, pancakes, and waffles – thanks to the maple trees that supply the sap that becomes our delicious syrup. And here comes Sunday and what a better way to spread wonderful aromas throughout your abode, and that’s baking cookies. Your kitchen will be the center of winter festivities, which the whole family can enjoy.

As we approach Monday, don’t think you’re out of the kitchen yet because I’m ready for oatmeal muffins. Hot, yummy and definitely filling. Oh, and perfect with hot chocolate or my favorite, a steaming hot cuppa coffee.

Now it’s time to sit back and relax. After three days of cooking and baking, it’s time for a reward and a delicious fruity sangria is a perfect choice. Originating from Spain and Portugal, it’s a refreshing iced outdoor treat and when the temp takes a dip, sangria is a great way to warm up indoors. 🍷🍷

11Speaking of Spain, beBee’s been very busy. Postings of holiday photos, articles, and good wishes adorn my feed.

Shown below is a couple of pics of Christmas trees in the lobbies of the hotel where we stayed for our anniversary. I shared these pics on beBee to add to the cheeriness. There is definitely a feeling of holiday spirit on beBee. We bees are all abuzz for the holidays.

20161206_145846

20161206_150517

Hey, what’s a good word

One that’s not absurd

One that’s meaningful and mindful

One that denotes caring and sharing

One that shows compassion and passion

One that reflects empathy and sympathy

One that’s genuine and sincere

“Kindness”

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” -Mark Twain

You’re going to love this blog. I am featuring QuillnParchment a stunning blog with a beautiful appearance and entertaining content. Do stop in and check out Sakhi’s display of Christmas spirit.

I Solemnly Swear I Am Up To No Good. – Sakhi

This is Tuesday Chatter, a weekly event where you can leave the link to your blog, giving others a chance to appreciate your talents. Here’s the link for the how-tos. Tuesday Chatter.

Here is a few more pics of the decorations in the lobbies of the hotel. They do a beautiful job of making the hotel inviting for the holidays.

20161207_055519

20161206_150333

It’s a busy month because we’re getting close to the end of the year and there are just a plethora of things to accomplish. Do you feel things have to be in order at the end of the year, only to start the new year with the same “stuff”? Let me have your thoughts on this, please.

I’m Eugenia and it’s time to put a wrap on this chat. So long from this week’s Tuesday Chatter and have a great week!

Cheers! ☕️ 🍵

picmonkey-image77

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/maple-syrup-day/

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/bake-cookies-day/

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/oatmeal-muffin-day/

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/sangria-day/

http://www.lovethispic.com/image/289622/christmas-snow-lighthouse

Destinations

 

239952-snow-road

Destination addiction can be blinding

We’re easily lost on a road that’s winding

Let gloom and doom not cause dismay

Embrace gainful experience along the way

Our journey has obvious manifestations

As we continue on to our destinations

invitation-shel-silverstein

The Writer’s Quote Challenge is a weekly event. Each Thursday, the hostess(es) will post a weekly prompt. Either make up your own sayings or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.

This week’s event https://acookingpotandtwistedtales.com/2016/12/16/all-new-writers-quote-challenge-3/

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations – Author unknown

Cheers!  ☕️ ☕️

picmonkey-image111

http://www.lovethispic.com/image/239952/snow-road

Life’s Quest

 

198831-fireplace

 I sit by the fire in anticipation

Hypnotic flames capture my adoration

I’m obsessed as I play the stage

Chapter by chapter and page by page

Life’s quest challenging my fascination

-Eugenia

in-other-words1

 

This week the event is to Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less using the word anticipation.  Please drop by and join the fun at Patricia’s Place

 

 

anticipation
noun
expectation or hope, intuition, preconception, excitement

Cheers! ☕️☕️

picmonkey-image111

 

image credits: http://www.lovethispic.com/image/198831/fireplace

Tuesday Chatter 58 and Thank you to my Followers

224932-season-s-greetings-fire

 

If we were having coffee, I find there is nothing more thought-provoking than useful and useless chatter. The fireplace is aglow with dancing flames and of course, a fresh pot of coffee is brewing.  I’ve got a feeling this is going to be one of those chats. So, pull up a chair and stay a while.

As we near the end of the year

Memories of yore can seem so dear

Yet, as we reflect on what’s passed

A plethora of errors may leave us aghast

But, we have a choice and we have a voice

And even better, we have a pen

We share our ideas and our thoughts

A variety show that can’t be bought

Here’s to blogging, writing and those with a yen

To spread their word with the almighty pen

Thank you for your support from Eugenia, Amanda, and Sally Sue – Oh and my hubby Paul, too.

acookingpotandtwistedtales

A wordsmith with a vivid imagination, an eager mind and a burning desire to carve out tales…

lynzrealcooking

I am a 53 year old mom of 9 who grew up in the beautiful Northwest. I was an aspiring Jazz vocalist and poet until I met and married a Middle Eastern man and that changed my life forever…

haddonmusings

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life…

donnaluisawordslayer

About Life, Business and Humanitarian Causes.  Donna-Luisa Eversley is my beBee best friend. She is beBee’s Queen Bee

aroundzuzusbarn

I’m an author, photographer, teacher, gardener and music lover living in South Kingston, Rhode Island with my husband Charley and our two cats, ZuZu and Roxie…

margosviews

That Little Voice. You want to ignore, but you can’t.

daisyinthewillows

Hello, I’ve been blogging since September 2015. Love the diversity and the support in the blog-sphere…

reinventionsreena

Founder-ReInventions (Training | Coaching | Personal Branding Consultancy)

ladiesgamers

My friends tend to look at me with a faraway look in their eyes when I talk gaming to them again, so I decided to spare them and take up blogging about gaming instead. These are my thoughts and experiences in gaming from the perspective of a 50+ year old lady with an occasional uptake on real life thrown in…

patriciasplace

What I think one day I may contradict another day.  Life is not static and neither are my thoughts…

onstageformyselfnow

Combining my 28+ years of teaching, a passion for photography, and a ceaseless pursuit of world travel, I find blogging about global issues to be the perfect outlet for my creative passions. While living within the suburban confines of South Florida, I travel extensively with my wife six months a year to spur interest in my blogging endeavors…

cyberneticblonde

It really is a matter of perception, don’t you think? A matter of whether the cup is half empty or half full of my favorite coffee. I try to keep my cup half full…

mcguffysreader

Friends call me Annie. As a poet and writer, I write from both observation and experience. I am also an avid reader. When not immersed in words, I am active in animal rescue and advocacy. Our furkids are rescues, too…

This is Tuesday Chatter, a weekly event where you can leave the link to your blog giving others a chance to appreciate your talents. Here’s the link for the how-tos. Tuesday Chatter

I’m Eugenia and it’s time to put a wrap on this chat. So long from this week’s Tuesday Chatter and have a great week!

Cheers! ☕️☕️

picmonkey-image77

http://www.lovethispic.com/image/288542/happy-thanksgiving

Oh Mercy, Mercy

139009-Coffee-Love

 

Oh mercy, mercy, my Southern Belle

Here’s a sercy of love because you’re swell

Please oh please, won’t you be mine?

I pine for you south of the Mason-Dixon line

-Eugenia

in-other-words1

 

This week the event is to Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less using the word giving.  Please drop by and join the fun at Patricia’s Place

 

sercy
noun, (of Southern origin)
small unexpected gift, surprise “just because” gift

Cheers! 🍵 ☕️

picmonkey-image111

 

http://www.lovethispic.com/image/139009/coffee-love

 

Tuesday Chatter 56

 

221826-snow-falling-over-christmas-tree

If we were having coffee, I find there is nothing more thought-provoking than useful and useless chatter. So come join me by the fire while we sip our coffee, laced with cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg. I’ve got a feeling this is going to be one of those chats.

🌹

I’m getting an early start on Tuesday Chatter because we’ll be on the road Tuesday. Yes, on our way to Blue Ridge where we are celebrating our fourteenth wedding anniversary. I must say, there’s never been a dull moment, thus far. My husband missed his calling as a stand-up comedienne. He is definitely the king of guffaws.

🌹🌹

We’re toying with the idea of taking Sally Sue, or I should say she is taking us to Blue Ridge. She and I chatted the other day about the trip and she is anxious to get out and around. You know my husband and I have no say-so anymore because Amanda, our cat, and Sally Sue seem to rule the roost. Both of them are such divas and oh, so demanding! Our scenario reminds me of what goes on at ZuZu’s Barn. Claremary has her hands full with Roxie and her persnickety ways. Stop by ZuZu’s Barn and you’ll understand what I mean.

🌹🌹🌹

jim-murray-4

Well, enough cat/car talk. Let’s move on to bebeeland. We’re busy bees with the oncoming holidays. We’re a diverse group of bees and I’ve seen nothing but respect for each other’s religious beliefs. Even the political discussions remain at a dull roar. A healthy debate is good at sparking interest and even better if it’s civil. I’m proud to bee a beBee bee! Plus I can’t wait to see pics of Christmas in Spain. It’s a joy to see how people celebrate the holidays in other parts of the world.

🐝🐝🐝🐝

Tick tock goes the clock

Father time is taking stock

Of you and me and what we see

what we feel and want to be

Seasons come and seasons go

What we reap is what we sow

Father Time is taking stock

Tick tock goes the clock

Precious time we cannot waste

Cuz life’s ride is not a copy paste

-Eugenia

I don’t know where to start with recognizing fellow bloggers. This is my favorite feature, however, the most challenging part of my posts. How can you not appreciate a favorite follower that shares that same appreciation of your work? Well, I was caught by surprise by Snippets of a Traveling Mind posting a Holiday dedication to several of his followers, myself included. This definitely put a smile on my face.

And, I have some outstanding blogs that I am sharing with you! 😉

Knitting With Heart (luv ‘n stitches for our tired old world)

The way I see it… Blogs are virtual, yet somehow real. Hearts are symbols of love held dear. And so, behold my virtual salutation! I’ve high hopes for filling this blog with expressions of creative communication ❤ Jackie Knitting With Heart… luv ‘n stitches for our tired old world.

koolkosherkitchen (Hello, Beautiful People!)

Hi, my name is Dolly. Actually, I am Devorah Yentl, but when I was born, clerks in communist Russia were not allowed to record names like that on a birth certificate. So the woman said to my mother, “Little girl, go and come back with a good Russian name.”…

f3foranswers (Faith, Fitness, and Footwork)

The only problem was, as I walked through the corn fields of Indiana, that I was only really “good” at three things these days. Talking about and helping others through my daily walk with God, being a B-boy, and writing. As the wind blew behind my neck and the rustle of crops whispered in my ears, I was pretty sure I heard God in my head

A little fun with December and the Days of the Year – Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 is Mitten Tree Day

How to celebrate Mitten Tree Day
In order to celebrate this holiday, the best thing to do is have a bunch of mittens ready, and set them on our Christmas tree, one per each branch until we either run out of branches to use for holding the mittens, or we run out of mittens to put on the branches of the tree. Then when we’re ready we can take our best set of mittens off the tree and head on out to enjoy the wintertime fun!

I’m Eugenia and it’s time to put a wrap on this chat. So long from this week’s Tuesday Chatter and have a great week!

Cheers! 🍵 ☕️

picmonkey-image77

http://www.lovethispic.com/image/221826/snow-falling-over-christmas-tree

http://www.lovethispic.com/image/281417/candle-burning

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/mitten-tree-day/