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verbal
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2021 9:42:21 AM
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Good morning all. Snow is beginning to melt away, and the temp has climbed into the 40s, and baseball is near. Ah, Spring, you are near!

Gill, I understand the quiet of the empty nest now, but it's not bothering me (maybe because Talia is always stomping around :) ). I love waking up to an empty nest! So far, anyway. Maybe I'm just contrary.

Very few chores to do today. I have an outside chance of finishing a new story, about scary bat-like things pouring out of the crater of Mount Rainier!

I'd love one of Sara's cookies, and of course, coffee would hit the spot.
rolandlytle
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2021 9:44:36 AM
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Just stopping by to say hi. I have so much to do today.

You can't get there from here, because when you get there you're still here and here is now there.
DenimAngel
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2021 12:10:49 PM
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flower hi everyone
A beautiful day here even though it is chilly outside. The sun is shining so Spring is in the air I think

*moving the old cookies to the emergency cookie tins behind the counter and filling the cookie jars to the tippy top with fresh cookies *
In Big Bird we have snickerdoodle, butterscotch sugar cookies, oatmeal peanut butter and toffee pecan drop cookies

In Cookie Monster we have snickerdoodle , butterscotch sugar cookies, toffee pecan drop cookies, iced ginger cookies
*giving the adorable mascots fresh water and treats shaped like baseballs*
Stay safe everyone!



gillianleeza
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2021 2:49:11 PM
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Snickerdoodles or butterscotch sugar cookies, decisions, decisions. I'll take a few of each, thank you, Sarah.

Not much going on, we had a coating of ice on everything so staying home to stay safe. In other words, the same thing I have been doing for almost a year.

I did finish up going through the things my son left behind and changing the room back into a guestroom. I have three of them, now I need guests.

I hope everyone is doing well. TGIF.

Cheers!



Some of my stuff.
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/memoirs/learning-to-fly.aspx
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/memoirs/misery-loves-company.aspx
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/we-always-go-on.aspx
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/heart-flutters.aspx
itsxanderkaidyn
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2021 3:31:00 PM
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Jane biting her lip. That's it; that's the post. love10

Somebody: You attract what you fear.
Me: I'm terrified of Jane Lynch.
Mendalla
Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2021 6:11:37 AM
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gillianleeza wrote:
I have three of them, now I need guests.




We haven't got our spring vacation planned yet! clown

(Oh right, border closed to non-essential traffic. Someday, maybe...)

Happy Saturday, peoples! Was busy with work yesterday (we are upgrading our accounting system plus I was interviewing co-op students) so did not get a chance to pop by.

A nice steaming pot of Coronation Street Tea (yes, that's a thing at my tea shop) is brewing. It's a nicely flavoured black tea that I discovered via a free sample included with a previous order. There's also a Coronation Street Green that I am trying with this order.

The Goddess Dances - Winner - Cheers to 10 Years Flash

The Berry Girl - Third place - Summer Word Bank
Survivor
Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2021 6:19:40 AM
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Tum ta tum tum tum... So the coffee is on the roil. Gonna be a nice brew. The water is ready for tea.

My wife has had both of her Pfizer vaccine shots. I am still waiting for my first of any kind. I'm patient.

Let's have a good day, dear friends. Please, be happy.

flower


Here is my latest work. My thanks for checking it out.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/micro-fiction/-forewarning-.aspx
itsxanderkaidyn
Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2021 8:26:55 AM
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...and I'm so Janefogged that I messed up my coffee - too much water and not enough coffee.

She's got me whipped, I guess. love10

Somebody: You attract what you fear.
Me: I'm terrified of Jane Lynch.
Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2021 10:27:15 AM
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Mid-day greetings to we brave few, Spacers, taking up space here today.

Xander, when it comes to women, with dang few exceptions, they have most of us guys whipped like the proverbial rented mule. So accept your fate and sweat it not. ;)

If any baseball junky drops in, y'all let 'em know that the college baseball season is getting started today, though it will b fitfully for now.

Thanks for the coffee, Larry and to Sarah for the cookies.

Supposed to hit 75f out here in the desert. Think I'll take my goodies out to the patio.

Later, Inspirators. glasses8

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding[/url]

itsxanderkaidyn
Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2021 10:41:26 AM
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Rumple_deWriter wrote:
Xander, when it comes to women, with dang few exceptions, they have most of us guys whipped like the proverbial rented mule. So accept your fate and sweat it not. ;)


Except I'm a non-binary lesbian but your point is still valid. I've honestly never been like this over any man.

Somebody: You attract what you fear.
Me: I'm terrified of Jane Lynch.
DenimAngel
Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2021 11:11:14 AM
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Location: On a tailgate under the stars
flower hi everyone
A large coffee would be greatly appreciated
I woke up too early to go on an adventure with my friend Dodie.. She had to go pick up auto parts stuff for her husband. She didn't want to go alone so I was a good friend and went with her
I see a long afternoon nap in my future.

*peeking in the cookie jars * Yay not too many cookie bandits!
*giving the adorable mascots fresh water and treats *

Yes I'm a college baseball junkie! My Virginia Tech HOKIES play a double header tomorrow against Kent State..
I'm just a sports junkie!

Hope everyone is staying safe and sound!





verbal
Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2021 12:21:11 PM
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Rumple_deWriter wrote:


If any baseball junky drops in, y'all let 'em know that the college baseball season is getting started today, though it will b fitfully for now.

Later, Inspirators. glasses8


Baseball junkie reporting as ordered, sir. We used to go to CSU Pueblo games. Now we are resigning ourselves to watching the Rocky Mountain Vibes, easily the worst team name ever. But the ballpark is close, and I love minor league ball, so I expect we will go. More importantly, the Mets are coming to Denver in mid-April, and I have already extracted a promise from Talia that we will go.

Coffee would be a winner.

henrietta_fielding
Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2021 3:06:34 PM
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I have no idea what Verbs is talking about, but it must be interesting and intelligent, since he's saying it!

Cricket and rugby are my junkie sports of choice. *cue tumbleweed*

Those topped up cookies of Sara's are calling my name with a decaff tea to dunk them in.
Mendalla
Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2021 5:05:08 PM
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verbal wrote:
Now we are resigning ourselves to watching the Rocky Mountain Vibes, easily the worst team name ever.


Hey, if they are on the road, you can say you're sending the other team "Good Vibes". evil4

Yeah, that's bad. I have a headache. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

I'm having green tea and some cookies. Nothing in particular, just reaching in and grabbing some at random.


The Goddess Dances - Winner - Cheers to 10 Years Flash

The Berry Girl - Third place - Summer Word Bank
itsxanderkaidyn
Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2021 8:30:58 PM
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This isn't me absolutely desperate to snuggle with Jane.

...except it totally is. I need it.

Somebody: You attract what you fear.
Me: I'm terrified of Jane Lynch.
Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2021 6:23:59 AM
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Well, here we are, Spacers, deep inside the hallowed halls of Inspirations, an oasis of semi-sanity in a crazy world.

As a special Sunday treat, the coffee pot has been rinsed out, then filled with medium roast 'breakfast blend' coffee. Water for bothe the pot and the kettle was obtained from a passing Ozarka delivery truck. Enjoy.

The supply of Sarah's cookies is ample for today's needs, we can only hope.

Y'all stay warm and safe. Me, I'm gonna grab some of Sarah's cookies, fill my mug with coffee and go flop down on a comfy chair near the heater to read about my LSU Tigers beating the Air Force Academy Falcons, 6-1 on the first day of the college baseball season.

Later, Inspirators. glasses8

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding[/url]

Survivor
Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2021 6:30:57 AM
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Nicely done, Bill. That coffee pot needed a good scrubbing, I'll have a cup now that it is brewed.

Cheers.

flower


Here is my latest work. My thanks for checking it out.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/micro-fiction/-forewarning-.aspx
itsxanderkaidyn
Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2021 10:21:06 AM
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I...I just want to snuggle with Jane all day and not let go unless it's absolutely necessary. love10

Somebody: You attract what you fear.
Me: I'm terrified of Jane Lynch.
DenimAngel
Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2021 11:51:31 AM
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hello1 hi everyone
A large iced coffee sounds yummy in the tummy
I have fresh cookies today
*emptying the emergency cookie tins of cookie crumbs and cleaning them then moving the cookies from the cookie jars to the emergency cookie tins behind the counter and filling the cookie jars to the tippy top with fresh cookies *

In Big Bird we have : butterscotch sugar cookies, chocolate marshmallow bar cookies, sun and moon cookie (half chocolate half orange) , oatmeal peanut butter cookies
In Cookie Monster we have : butterscotch sugar cookies, watermelon cookies, peanut butter cup cookies and double chocolate chip drop cookies

*giving the adorable mascots fresh water and treats *
Hope everyone is staying safe and sound!


Survivor
Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2021 12:26:23 PM
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Thanks for the fresh cookies, Sara. I've just submitted a new microfiction for approval so I think Victor and I will take a nap.

Take care, folks.

flower


Here is my latest work. My thanks for checking it out.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/micro-fiction/-forewarning-.aspx
itsxanderkaidyn
Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2021 9:09:07 PM
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...god, I want to be snuggled up so close to Jane that I can just about taste her soul. love10

Somebody: You attract what you fear.
Me: I'm terrified of Jane Lynch.
Survivor
Posted: Monday, February 22, 2021 6:09:18 AM
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Hello, hello. A fresh pot of coffee is brewing. The water is hot. I just got a message from someone. I suppose it is my micro being approved. I will go check that out. I do think the coffee will be ready to serve when I get back.

flower


Here is my latest work. My thanks for checking it out.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/micro-fiction/-forewarning-.aspx
itsxanderkaidyn
Posted: Monday, February 22, 2021 8:14:15 AM
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I really love it when Jane's hair is streaked with gray oh my god. love10

Somebody: You attract what you fear.
Me: I'm terrified of Jane Lynch.
verbal
Posted: Monday, February 22, 2021 10:15:12 AM
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Survivor wrote:


Thanks for the fresh cookies, Sara. I've just submitted a new microfiction for approval so I think Victor and I will take a nap.

Take care, folks.

flower


Looking forward to reading the story, Larry.

After a bad sleepless bout Saturday night, I slept about a million hours last night. Feel good, if a little groggy.

Gonna try yet again to finish a story I tried to finish all last week. It just keeps getting longer (that's what she said) (sorry).

First Spring training game is 6 days away!

I'd love a coffee and a cookie.

Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Monday, February 22, 2021 11:29:09 AM
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Did someone mention 'fresh cookies'? Sounds like a winner to me. Between Larry's coffee and Sarah's cookies, no Spacers can go wrong.

Verbal and other masters of micro and flash fiction might want to check out the new list in the Contests and Submissions forum of places looking for short poems and prose.

As for me, the only thing short in my immediate future is the short work I'm gonna make of these cookies.

Later, Inspirators. glasses8

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding[/url]

DenimAngel
Posted: Monday, February 22, 2021 11:46:55 AM
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flower Hi everyone
A large hot chocolate with mini marshmallows will be great
A slow start to my day

*peeking in the cookie jars * no cookie bandits in the night
*giving the adorable mascots fresh water and treats *
Quiet day here might get something written today I know we are long over due for a scamp Adventure.
Stay safe everyone



Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:20:28 AM
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Morning has broken out here in the desert and folks from a slew of news outlets and government agencies are yelling about who the heck is gonna fix it. (sigh)

The coffee pot has been de-crudedd, then rinsed out and filled with whatever coffee Mandella left under the counter then it and the tea kettle were filled with water from the garden hose someone dragged in but didn't drag out. Enjoy.

Sarah having stopped by yesterday and checked on the cookie supply, there should be a plentitude of them available for customers to enjoy.

Now with one hand full of cookies and the other holding a mug full of scalding hot coffee, I'll stumble my way over the the corner table and plop down in the comfy chair nearest the heater, and after treating the second degree burns on the hand that held my now slightly less full mug of the previously mentioned scalding hot coffee, I'll chew on a few restorative cookies and carefully sip the now somewhat less hot coffee.

Later, Inspirators. glasses8

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding[/url]

Survivor
Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:43:18 AM
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I'll be joining you, Bill. Me, I gotta let the coffee cool a little more.

Victor has an appointment for his pedicure today to clip his nails, especially the dewclaws, They keep catching on his chew toy. I have an appointment on Wednesday morning for my first Pfizer vaccination out at the county fairgrounds. My wife has completed her series now I get to start mine.

flower


Here is my latest work. My thanks for checking it out.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/micro-fiction/-forewarning-.aspx
verbal
Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:47:42 AM
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Good morning everyone. I'd love a cookie, Sara.

Spent most of yesterday writing, and hope to spend most of today too. I'm gonna sit down at the table with Larry and Bill and read the paper for a bit first.

I hope everyone is doing well. Could I have a coffee please?
DenimAngel
Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:45:11 AM
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Hi everyone flower
A large hot chocolate with mini marshmallows will be great
Not much going on here today might get some writing accomplished...
*peeking in the cookie jars * a couple of cookie bandits today Yay
*giving the adorable mascots fresh water and treats shaped like baseballs *
5 days til the first game of spring training

Larry I hope Victor the wonder pup enjoys his pedicure today!
Good to see you Jeff !
Bill how goes things in the valley of the Sun?

Stay safe everyone grommit


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