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henrietta_fielding
Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 5:04:18 AM
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Thanks for the welcome, guys! It's nice to have a spare moment to pop on here and catch up. :) Hello, Larry! *waves* Morning, Scott!

Sara, that is the best news about your momma. So glad she is recovering well. (hugs)

Rumps, on the origins of Bank Holidays, I thought you might like this little snippet from the UK.

wrote:
The curious history of our official bank holidays begins in 1871, when they were first recognised in an Act of Parliament authored by Sir John Lubbock. He was a banker who, it is said, was so keen on cricket he chose dates when village matches were played in his home county.

Survivor
Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 6:28:17 AM
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Hi, Cynthia. Time we had the first cuppa java. Fresh and ready. As is the water for the tea.

flower




All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.

Please take the time to read my contest entry for our competition.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-peen-goes-to-a-swimming-pool-.aspx
Mendalla
Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 6:51:38 AM
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henrietta_fielding wrote:

wrote:
The curious history of our official bank holidays begins in 1871, when they were first recognised in an Act of Parliament authored by Sir John Lubbock. He was a banker who, it is said, was so keen on cricket he chose dates when village matches were played in his home county.



Makes sense. Tie long weekends to a sport that requires a long weekend to finish a match. evil4

Good day, all. Nice weather here in spite of a forecast that insists otherwise.

Tea and cookies time.


Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:48:37 AM
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How y'all are? Me, I'm now well and truly elucidated, at least about 'Bank Holidays' by our chief of elucidation, Henrietta. Many thanks to her and to Larry and Scott for not getting in her way. ;)

Now to fill my mug with hot coffee and then check out the cookies situation.

glasses8

No matter what happens, pizza will always be there for you. Thick and thin, in crust we trust.'


Schemers Scheme -- young women talking about young men

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

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

DenimAngel
Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:40:14 PM
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hello1
Hi peeps
Not much going on here today. The weather is beautiful and the birdies chirping
My neighbor is banging on something I think they are building a desk or some other nonsense.
A lazy day here so I might actually get some writing done.
I have a Scamp adventure almost ready.

I have cookies today
They are Memorial Day COOKIES! pretty frosting and shaped like hearts and stars and square little flags
They are diabetic friendly.
*giving the adorable mascots fresh water and treats *
Stay safe everyone! hello2




Survivor
Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020 6:27:59 AM
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The coffee is brewing. Should be ready soon. Help yourselves to the drinks. It's going to be a hot day.

flower


All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.

Please take the time to read my contest entry for our competition.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-peen-goes-to-a-swimming-pool-.aspx
DenimAngel
Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020 12:32:58 PM
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flower hi everyone
It is a beautiful day outside even if its a little windy.
The usual Memorial Day celebration in my town were cancelled because of the coronavirus but people seem to be finding their own way to celebrate the fallen.
I think the neighbors are planning a BBQ.
A large sweet tea pretty please

Happy Memorial Day
I have extra special Memorial Day cookies they are decorated with the uniforms of the branches of the US military. They are diabetic friendly.
*fills the cookie jar and leaves a plate on the counter *
*giving the adorable mascots fresh water and special Memorial Day treats*

*update on Mom she will go home possibly tomorrow. Her blood sugar today concerned the doctor and the flooding that happened earlier this week isn't helping the situation of travel... It's a MESS there *

Other than that not much going on here. Remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.




henrietta_fielding
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:44:36 AM
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Morning everyone!

I will grab a coffee and one of Sara's delicious cookies. Hope your mom's blood sugar has normalised and her doctor is happier with her progress. And the floods looked terrible! Keep us posted, Sara. Great to hear there's another Scamp story on the way!

A hazily sunny day here today and looks like it will be warm-ish too.
Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 5:19:34 AM
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CURVY! I'll add a big 'Amen!' to everything you posted, especially the news about Sara's mother.

And since you finished off the pot of day-old coffee, I'll rinse it out and fill it with some off-brand coffee Mr. Mendalla left under the counter. Pristine 'Inspirations' water has been added to the coffee pot and the tea kettle.

So if it meets with your approval, I'll grab some cookies, fill my mug with the new coffee and then join you.

The rest of y'all do the best you know how.

glasses8

No matter what happens, pizza will always be there for you. Thick and thin, in crust we trust.'


Schemers Scheme -- young women talking about young men

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

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

Survivor
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:24:06 AM
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This is fine java, Bill. Thanks. Nice seeing Cynthia here. Rainy day here in the prairie.

flower


All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.

Please take the time to read my contest entry for our competition.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-peen-goes-to-a-swimming-pool-.aspx
Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:20:40 AM
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NEWS FLASH!
Pay Attention -- please.
A list of 40 publishers who tend to be kind to new authors has just been posted on the Calls for Submission forum.

* You may now return to your usual lollygagging.

glasses8

No matter what happens, pizza will always be there for you. Thick and thin, in crust we trust.'


Schemers Scheme -- young women talking about young men

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

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

DenimAngel
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:05:17 PM
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flower howdy folks
A beautiful day in my neighborhood.
A large sweet tea sounds good
Ventured out to go look at plants and flowers with Dodie... She needed an out of the house excuse her hubby is making her bananas he still hasn't gone back to his normal work hours so he's home til Friday.
She bought 3 Begonias and they are so so pretty

My mom is doing great the doctor is keeping her a extra day just to make sure everything is humming along.

Not much else going on. Doing some writing and need to catch up on my reading.
*cleaning out the crumbs in the cookie jars * cookie bandits strike again
I have COOKIES!
In Big Bird we have :fudgy chocolate cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, butterscotch marshmallow bar cookies and banana chocolate chip cookies
In Cookie Monster we have : butterscotch marshmallow bar cookies, peanut butter and banana cookies, ginger snaps and lemon softies
*giving the adorable mascots fresh cold water and treats *
Stay safe everyone hello1



Survivor
Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:43:05 AM
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Good morning, all. The coffee is freshly brewed with Arabica. And, of course, we have plenty of hot water for the tea drinkers here.

I was ecstatic yesterday when I came up with a fix to my computer. I had already made an appointment to have it worked on at a business over in the Kansas City metro area. Anyway, it is working now. I keep forgetting how dependent I am on this computer working right.

Hope all are having a great morning or evening, as the case may be.

flower




All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.

Please take the time to read my contest entry for our competition.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-peen-goes-to-a-swimming-pool-.aspx
Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:41:16 AM
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Glad I am to hear your 'puter has gotten back on the straight and narrow. Someday, I'll get a VA BROS (blind rehab outreach specialist) to stop by and set up my new computer which remains boxed and waiting to be assembled in a VA approved manner. This here 'Lockdown' is a drag. ;)

Good coffee, Larry. Great cookies, Sara. Y'all have a great day the, Stories Spacer, way.

glasses8

No matter what happens, pizza will always be there for you. Thick and thin, in crust we trust.'


Schemers Scheme -- young women talking about young men

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

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

DenimAngel
Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:40:24 PM
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hello1 howdy peeps
A large tea would be fantastic
A beautiful day here birdies chirping and sun is shining.
Update on my momma: My mom is home and resting comfortably but the hostipal won't be used again they sent her home too soon and with a broken hip so its gonna be a long road to recovery and having to get outside sources involved. But she is doing alright keep her in your thoughts

Not much going on here putting the finishing touches on the latest Scamp adventure.
I do have COOKIEShello1
In Big Bird we have :snickerdoodle cookies, almond cookies, pecan divines and white chocolate chip cookies
In Cookie Monster we have : snickerdoodle, white chocolate chip cookies, butterscotch crunch cookies and ginger snaps

*filling the cookie jars and then giving the adorable critters fresh water and treats *

Hope everyone is having a great day and staying safe grommit


Survivor
Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:18:23 AM
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So we have a new 43 inch television. To go with a new internet and television service being connected this morning whenever the technician arrives. It is just so very complicated for me.

I need that coffee. It is finally brewed and ready. Now, sit back and wait for the installation person.

flower


All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.

Please take the time to read my contest entry for our competition.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-peen-goes-to-a-swimming-pool-.aspx
DenimAngel
Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2020 2:55:43 PM
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hello1 hi peeps
A beautiful day here in my part of Arizona
Looking like a lazy laid-back kind of day.
Maybe some tunes or maybe some Scooby Doo on Netflix.

Not much going on here. Did venture out for a drink and box of goldfish crackers (exciting ain't it)

I do have cookies today!
In Big Bird we have :snow puffs, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, cinnamon stars and white chocolate pumpkin dreams
In Cookie Monster we have : apple cinnamon whippersnappers, white chocolate pumpkin dreams, tropical angel crunch cookies and ginger snaps
*filling the cookie jars and giving the adorable mascots fresh cold water and treats *
Hope everyone is staying safe and sound flower


gillianleeza
Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:11:45 PM
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Sarah, I am glad your Mom is at home now. Hopefully, she'll recover quickly.

Larry, I feel your pain. When we get new electronics we have my oldest son come and set everything up. When he comes to visit I usually have a list of things, computer-related I need him to fix. At least he keeps his eye-rolling to a minimum.

My excitement today was going to the ATM to deposit a check. The next most exciting thing was turning on the AC in the house.

I'll have a few cookies and some lemonade.

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
Survivor
Posted: Friday, May 29, 2020 6:31:31 AM
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Well, it's a new day, ladies and gents. Time for fresh coffee and the tea kettle is on, as well.

As you can see I am active here this day so my internet service and WiFi seems to be working fine. The wire out to the fiber optic cable still needs to be buried so the mower has been avoiding it nicely for the time being.

This morning we expect to get two more boxes from UPS and we can hook up the televisions. Actually, from the schematic, it appears that it won't be too difficult for us to figure out. Anyway, fingers crossed for now.

flower


All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.

Please take the time to read my contest entry for our competition.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-peen-goes-to-a-swimming-pool-.aspx
elizabethblack
Posted: Friday, May 29, 2020 9:24:50 AM
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Exciting Larry to get new things. Just hoping "appears that it won't be too difficult..." doesn't cast a black cloud over your house.

Today is hot and super muggy. And I decided this was a good day to work outside on the back porch. I had gotten all my plants for the flower pots and planted them. Then checking them this morning I see where a squirrel (huge scary things) dug up a germanium! So began the outside work. Had some epson salts that is to be used on plants, so read the directions and I'll see if they live or die.

Had windchimes hung on one side of porch with hummingbird feeder and suet cake holders. Last night or early morning? Suet cage and all is missing from the chain. The hummer's water probably needs changing. I have all these friends and neighbors with tonnage of hummingbirds every year, I have only attracted one and now he's left. Another chore for outside.

Sara so pleased about your mother and hope she continues to get stronger. I will have 2 cookies, no...wait, 5 cookies. And iced tea please.


Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Friday, May 29, 2020 10:47:12 AM
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FIVE cookies!!!?? Sweet mother-of-pearl! Ms Elizabeth has done gone and plundered the cooky jars. (scurrrys over to double-check for any remaining crumbs and broken bits -- discovers there's more than plenty of Sara's cookies left sighs in relief, and takes ONLY three for personal consumption, honest) ;)

Now for coffee.

Larry my tech news is almost as good as yours. On Monday, Karl, my VA blind rehab outreach specialist (BROS) will stop by to install and fine-tune my new 'puter. Poor guy told me yesterday that he will, by VA command, show up in full PPE regalia. The neighbors have been warned.

Y'all keep on keeping on.

glasses8

No matter what happens, pizza will always be there for you. Thick and thin, in crust we trust.'


Schemers Scheme -- young women talking about young men

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

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

DenimAngel
Posted: Friday, May 29, 2020 2:28:16 PM
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Howdy peeps
A large sweet tea sounds good.
Today is a beautiful day even if the wind is howling.

My mom is having a good day and her doggie tyson is being a sweet little guard pup. She was up and moving around a bit with Tyson right by her side

It's a quiet day so I plan on catching up on some reading and finishing up the
Scamp Adventure just a few words to tie a bow on it.
Other than that not much is going on today.

I have cookies today :

*fills the cookie jars and leaving a plate of cookies on the counter *
Lots of cookies no fear of cookie bandits!
*giving The adorable mascots fresh water and treats *
Stay safe everyone grommit


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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2020 6:22:30 AM
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It's a great sign that at least some of our present governmental entities are taking the pandemic seriously. For all of our sakes, Bill. So happy that your installer will be wearing the proper gear. Encouraging to say the least, and surely he'll get it all set up for you properly. For us, we have one television actually working and we need to get two more working when we receive the equipment.

Lovely day out and the coffee grounds are working there way into becoming morning brew. Settle in and have some perk up drinks, friends.

flower


All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.

Please take the time to read my contest entry for our competition.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-peen-goes-to-a-swimming-pool-.aspx
Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2020 1:15:38 PM
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Good coffee. Even better cookies. Things could be worse, maybe even more worser. Y'all keep up the good work. ;)

glasses8

No matter what happens, pizza will always be there for you. Thick and thin, in crust we trust.'


Schemers Scheme -- young women talking about young men

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

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

DenimAngel
Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:55:32 PM
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flower howdy folks
The weather is kind of gloomy today here on my little mountain
I'm so ready for new neighbors. The ones I have now are annoying and have no manners.
Dealing with a tummy ache today. A large ginger ale would be fantastic
My mom is doing great and Tyson is doing is job.

Today we have sugar cookies shaped like flip flops and butterflies and ice cream cones and sunglasses

*putting fresh cookies in the cookie jars and putting the old cookies in cookie tins*
*giving the adorable mascots fresh cold water and treats *
Hope everyone is having a great day and staying safe hello2


StarlightAngel
Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:08:27 AM
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hello2 everyone is good at my house ... it’s nice to pop on every now and then and be encouraged by friends. Hope you’re all staying well and safe in these difficult times ... hugs and prayers 🥰🤗🙏🏻🥰
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2020 6:34:50 AM
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Good morning, Angel. I've just got the coffee made. Have a cup, or else, have some tea. The tea kettle is hot. I think that there are still plenty of cookies from Sara/DenimAngel. And she just posted a new Sparky and Spanky story.

Lovely weather and good news from so many folks.

flower


All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.

Please take the time to read my contest entry for our competition.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-peen-goes-to-a-swimming-pool-.aspx
DenimAngel
Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:32:36 PM
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flower hi peeps
A overcast and windy day here on my little mountain
And with the wind blowing its scattering pollen everywhere so I'm stuffed up or sneezing my head off.
Not much going on today it's a good day for Netflix and chill.

Mom is doing great. She supervised the rest of the planting of the garden from her chair on the backporch and Tyson was right there.
Larry Thank you for mentioning Scamp and Sparkys latest adventure
here's the link for those who want to read about animal sheginans :https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/childrens/-scamps-adventures-9-another-easter.aspx

I have cookies !
*cleaning out the crumbs from the cookie jars * Yay cookie bandits are loose
again
In Big Bird we have: carrot cake cookies, peanut butter and banana cookies, chocolate covered cherry cookies and oatmeal raisin cookies
In Cookie Monster we have : ginger snaps, peanut butter and banana cookies, blackberry cookies and cheery cherry cookies
Enjoy your day the best way possible hello1




henrietta_fielding
Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:33:19 PM
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Just caught your latest Scamp story, Sara and it's an absolute delight! Glad your mom is improving and Tyson is supervising!

Hope both Bill and Larry get their technological stuff sorted okay. We all depend so much on it!

We're having absolutely glorious weather here at the moment. So nice to get some sunshine as we know it won't last! I'll snag a chocolate covered cherry cookie with my lemon and ginger tea. Thanks, Sara!
Survivor
Posted: Monday, June 1, 2020 6:09:46 AM
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We're getting the coffee house set up, Victor and I. I've got the coffee brewing and the teakettle is on.

We've had our morning walk and now it is time to lick paws. At least, that's what Victor is doing. I'm waiting for the coffee to brew.

Let's be careful out there.

flower


All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.

Please take the time to read my contest entry for our competition.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-peen-goes-to-a-swimming-pool-.aspx
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