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A short story: The Perfect Moment Until...

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Hi all!
I told you I was going to try different things this year. So I've been writing a short story this week. It's something I do from time to time. The only problem is when I come up with these ideas I'm at work. It's hard most days to find the time to write them down or at least the idea of them. But I think I've found a way to write bits and pieces of them from time to time. So here is the first one I've been working on.  Right now I'm calling this one: THE PERFECT MOMENT UNTIL...
As Sally sat down on the bench under a big oak tree next to the river, she kicked off her shoes and dug her toes into the sand. After a long day of standing on her feet the sand felt so good between her toes. As she relaxed on the bench a mother duck and her babies swan by. They couldn't have been more then a day or two old. One of them dashed off chasing a possible bug. When it realized they others weren't waiting for him, he double timed it peeping all the way as if…

Pondering a new direction

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I've been trying to figure out what I should focus on this year on Ponder Pages.
I'm getting tired of complaining about people in power. I can whine and complain all I want, no one is really listening to me. So I think I have to take this blog in a new direction. I've got a few ideas I'm considering. I might from time to time post about something that happened locally. A news story. Describing it my way. I do like to do that from time time.  I could find some kind of writing prompt for a fiction short story to tell every once in awhile. I could post pictures from my life. Well, outside pictures of the life around me.  I could write about the frustration I feel with the husbands family. Or I guess even my own. Maybe not this one. I think I have to stay away from that subject.But then again, I could do it in such away that it's like fiction story. A kind of a short story with a little bit of truth behind it.You change the names to hide the realness of it. I could sti…

Welcome 2020!

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Goodbye 2019!!!

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I want to say Goodbye to 2019!!!
This is the kind of year that I never want to repeat. The energy of the whole year was wrong.  Things never felt right for me.

Pondering School threats and Impeachment

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I know it's been awhile since I posted last but to tell the truth I have not felt like sitting down at the computer and writing. Not to say I don't have much to say. I have been busy with other things. Like we got a new vehicle for me. OK, not new, but newer then what I had, by a year. A Chevy Traverse. The first time I sat in it it felt like it was already mine. Now the husband says I won't have to wake him up an very snowy days and take me to work. I now have an all wheel drive so I can take myself. That's the biggest thing going on in my life. Except the fact I'm still waiting for my new fridge. Mine  died. All I have is a small dorm size one right now. On Black Friday when we ordered it they said it should be hear on the 15th. That date past and the husband called them to find out what was going on. They said it would not be there until after Jan. 1st. So I am not happy about that. You can't fit much in that small fridge. I can't even make a bigger meal…

Pondering Graffiti

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I think it's time I stopped thinking about politics. Whatever is going to happen is going to happen.
I was sitting here trying to figure out what to ponder. I went to a random image generator and started looking through some pictures. I saw a picture of a couple of people doing graffiti on a wall. Kind of like this: So this got me to thinking about it. I come from a small town. I don't see a lot of graffiti. But I always admire what I see. There is so much talent out there that will never be able to really be recognized.  Traveling down a road next to a railroad tracks and I see a train with a number of different cars with what I guess is considered gang markings, I always have a thought about what those people who did these kinds of things could really create besides gang markings.  I wish I could draw like that.  Wouldn't it be interesting if people who were caught doing those kind of things were instead given an opportunity to create something else on those train cars. …

Pondering impeachment

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Hi all!
Well another week gone. How was yours? Mine, was nice and quiet. I no longer have the mother-in-laws dogs. So no more fear of stepping in something in the morning. No more having to let someone out every time I turned around. Don't get me wrong, I do like dogs. But right now is not right for us to have them. Besides, I'm more of a medium size dog person. But the granddaughter is allergic to dogs right now. So if I want her to come and visit, no dogs for now. Anyway, the rest of my week was very quiet. The weather is colder then I like. I would comment on the lack of snow around here but I don't someone to prove me wrong. (Mother Nature) They have been getting snow to the south of us. Even states that don't usually see it much are getting more then us.  I did work on a Saturday. Which was fine. But it makes for a very short weekend. That and the time change. I get up way to early during the week and my body doesn't know the difference. Or I should say my bla…