Thursday, July 16, 2009

Flash Fiction Friday- summertime fun

Every Friday write a short story, poem or prose
of 55 words no more, no less and report it to the G-man!!

"How many bubbles can little girls chase,
How many wishes can one yard grow?
Dandelions and crayons are special treasures
A child's happiness is beyond measure.
The innocent wonders of summertime play,
Childrens giggles last through the day
We love to laugh we play and ponder
we gaze at stars each night with youthful wonder."

Here ya go G-man!! just some fun with the girls while they are little
enjoying each moment before they go off to far off lands to start a new life!!

i spent the day with my girls playing and having a great time enjoying each other. we got bit up by mosquitoes and some of my squash is being eaten by boring bugs, so much for organic gardening, i don't want to lose all my vines because of squash bugs. so we got some 7 dust and i sprinkled it on the mounds today. so far this week i have harvested 12 cucumbers, 4 tomatoes, 6 zucchini the zucchini is what is getting eaten up though, and i am not sure if i need to pull the dead plants out or leave them there. also i don't know if i am only supposed to dust the roots or the entire plants, but like everything else i am willing to learn, just not willing to lose an entire garden to bugs that grow in the vines. so gratitude list 5 things
1. today i am grateful for working my steps.
2. today i am grateful for my clean, safe home.
3. today i am grateful i can afford to put gas in my car.
4. today i am grateful i have a clean bill of health.
5. today i am grateful for the treatment facility that led me to narcotics anonymous.
6. today i am grateful i have not relapsed and this is my first time trying to quit.
7. today i am grateful for those who came before me.
OK so there is so much for me to be grateful for and these lists really keep me into today so for todays thought, one to ponder; "Serenity isn't freedom from the Storm; it is peace within the Storm"- Unknown

15 comments:

CJ said...

Nice thoughts about childhood play for you Flash 55.

Shadow said...

your 55 is a playful summer breeze. nice!!!

Lou said...

Yeah, summertime!

You and the girls have fun, and eat your veggies..

Gin said...

Love your 55! There is something so innocent and pure about it.

Fandango said...

We dragons love to play. Some say we are childlike.
This 55 so captures the wonder.
Great 55

Ours is posted

G-Man said...

Thanks for this very Summertime 55.
You are one beautiful girl...

Busy Bee Suz said...

Love that poem. You are such a great Mom!

Tall Karen said...

I love that you wrote about your little girls this week. It brought much joy to my heart!

And I hate bugs in my garden too!

cw2smom said...

Love your 55 poem! What a great Mom to know the joy of dandelions! Your gratitude list is awesome too! Continued blessings to you Sweet Girl! Love, Lisa

Dr.John said...

Childhood can be a wonderful time. You have provided great images.
Good 55
I always appreciate your grateful list.

Prayer Girl said...

Your 55 took me back to summers when I was a child and summers when my children were young. All beautiful memories. Thanks.

I love your gratitude for finding narcotics anonymous and not having to go out and come back. I wish the same for a loved one who is approaching that 'day of reckoning'.

PG

Mona said...

It is wonderful to watch the children play!

Lulda Casadaga said...

Ah, great childhood memories in the making. Good luck with your garden...and make some zucchini bread!

ciara said...

great job on the 55...kids make it worth it don't they? :)

Syd said...

It sounds like the borers have gotten to your squash. I pull mine out when that happens and then replant. Your growing season isn't as long so look for something that will last into the fall. Good going with the garden.