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So sorry for my absence of late. As some of you know I’ve been taking care of my mother-in-law since April when she had a total knee replacement. She was doing great. We were walking long distances and she was improving day by day. A week ago she had a bad fall and broke her hip. The right hip, the same side as her knee operation. She’s been in the hospital since falling. She’s had surgery on the hip and hopefully will recover quickly. I’ve been spending a lot of time with her at the hospital and today she is being released. YEAH!
Hoping that I’ll be able to get back to writing and blogging soon as I miss it and all of you and your writing.
Take care and hope to see you soon. __________________________________
I’m so sad today with learning on Facebook that Hélène Vaillant had passed away. I started following her here on WordPress and later we became friends on FB.
I’ve only been here on WP since February of 2019 so it was a short friendship. I knew she wasn’t feeling well after the passing of her husband but I never imaged she was close to the end of her life.
Hélène was a wonderful poet and someone I will always remember.
After doing a search I’ve found many people that have written about Hélène and I’m so sorry that I missed all the posts.
RIP Hélène Vaillant.
Never to be forgotten
Rest in Peace my friend
A beautiful poem for Hélène from iidorun.
This was written for Six Sentence Story over at Denise’s.
Liberty, an Irish Setter, was a beautiful, well behaved, dog that my mom and dad had rescued back in the late ’70s.
She was funny as when we’d go for car rides, she wouldn’t do her business anywhere other than in our backyard. It didn’t matter if she was away from the house for six hours, she’d hold until she got home.
One day I was watching her in the backyard playing catch and release with a frog that came to visit.
She’d catch the frog, hold it in her mouth for a few seconds, then let it go and then run and catch it again, and again.
Liberty was one of the gentlest dogs I’ve ever known.
© Susan Zutautas 2019
This poem is written for What do you See challenge over at Willow Poetry.
I died a very long time ago
Encased in clay, broken, total dismay
Now here I stand with head in hands
Staring blankly across the lands
My soul is still alive
Even though my body died
I stand in wait
Wanting to be taken to the gate
Yearning for my soul to be set free
Will it ever be?
©Susan Zutautas 2019
This short story is for Six Sentence Story over at Denise’s.
The word prompt is EXTENSION.
We’d packed up all her things loaded them onto a truck and headed for the Canadian border.
Being a snowbird for mother was now over as she was getting too old to be in Florida by herself and needed us to take care of her.
Luckily, we were able to renovate and add living quarters onto our house for her as there was no way we’d put her in a retirement or nursing home.
“It’s sure taking a long time to get there, can’t you drive a bit faster, you’ve got to be going under the speed limit,” mom said with a slight hint of sarcasm on the third day of the journey.”
“Here we are, this is our exit mom, we’ll be home in a few minutes.”
When we reached the driveway mom immediately noticed the extension on the side of the house and said, “Oh my, you’ve outdone yourselves this time, I can’t wait to see the inside.”
©Susan Zutautas 2019
- What is in your left shoe? My right hand.
- What did the tooth fairy leave you on their last visit? A map to the dentist’s office.
- What is your favorite soup? Goat Head soup of course.
- What goes best with chocolate cake? Beer, then more beer.
- What is the strangest thing you have found in your yard? The Pacific Ocean.
- What is the moon made out of? Gouda.
- What is the real reason Pluto is not a planet? Because he’s a dog, silly.
- Why do rabbits hop instead of walk? Because they can’t dance but they can bop.
- Where was the last place you lost your car? Inside Walmart during a clearance sale.
- What was the last thing you borrowed? A cup of sunshine.
- What is the black pearl? Johnny Depp’s ring.
- Twilight wasn’t about vampires, what was it really about? Angels flying at dusk till dawn.
- Cats and dogs really don’t hate each other, what do they do when we’re not looking? Make plans together to drive us crazy.
- What do fish do all day in their tanks? Try to escape.
- What are stars saying when they twinkle? We’re going to make your life brighter.
These questions were answered for Fibbing Friday over at The Haunted Wordsmith. You should try this, it was fun.
Numbers can be lucky, or so they say
What’s your lucky number, I ask if I may?
In poker, I have many, combinations that I’ll play
King, seven is one of my favorites, that I win at most days
Sometimes my lucky number is the number two
That goes way back from when I had twins, how about you?
Growing up I always liked the number ten
Maybe because it was the first double-digit,
but that was way back when
Some folks like the number seven
Makes me think of the store, Seven Eleven
There are so many combinations, that you can play
Have you bought your ticket, for the lottery today?
I’ve seen many people bet on sixty-nine
Whatever they are thinking, I’m sure is fine
As you can see
I have many favorites
I’ll just let it be
© Susan Zutautas 2019
This was written for a challenge @https://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2019-april-pad-challenge-day-8