#WeekendCoffeeShare: 2/6/16


weekendcoffeeshareOk there is no food or beverages in this house except filtered water. So I will offer you water. I need to be a better hostess. I am simply not the hostess type.

Now if we were having coffee I would mention that last weekend was busy and we had two birthday parties (kids) and my brunch I try not to miss. Hence I kind of canceled last weeks coffee share, but I did share a few things.

If we were having coffee I would share that the chiropractor is thinking of dropping me down to 1 visit a week. Yeah for me. Let’s hope everything in my body holds in place.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that my neurotic cat is terrified of me again because I put that flea oil on her. Just 3 little drops. I can’t hold her so I managed to get one in the right place and the other two not quite so right.  I have to show her both hands now so she knows they are empty. Wonder how long her memory is. Have to do that once a month. I am mama non gratis right now, except for food and finally an occasional nuzzle.

If we were having coffee right now I would have to tell you that we were currently infested with fleas thanks to the dog and my dad who wouldn’t put a flea collar at the very  minimum on him. So I bought a collar, the Advantage (which he refused to use) and flea bath shampoo and laid down the law. They are biting me now. I also have a carpet powder since we can’t possibly bomb the house.

And that’s been my week.




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Ten Commandments For Writers

Great Commandments for writers, thank you D.S. McKnight. I follow most of them.


Some writers are very disciplined. Me? Not so much. As life happens, my writing pays the price.  It tends to be the first thing that gets moved to the “I’ll do it tomorrow” list and I end up feeling frustrated with my lack of progress.  I admire writers who stick to schedules, who recognize the importance in what they do. In an effort to make some changes in my writing life, I came up with a set of commandments that I hope will help me stay on the path.

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 6/16

Your prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “finger.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

socs-badge-2015-lindaghill.files_.wordpress.com_hand-302802_1920 (2)When I think of finger I think of fingernails and then I think, oh yeah, you don’t have any since you bit them all off. They are too short even for applied nails. Though I do have more than I used to have.

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FRIDAY FICTION with RONOVAN WRITES Prompt Challenge #12 Judy and John – The Cave Safe Zone

FRIDAY FICTION with RONOVAN WRITES Prompt Challenge #11 – Judy and John – The Cave Safe Zone

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Part 1 is John and Judy.

Part 2 is The Honeymoon

Part 3 is The Flight

Part 4 is The Hospital Under Siege

Part 5 is Love me Tender

Part 6 is Thanksgiving Dinner

Part 7 is The Newborn

Part 8 is Recovery From Birth

Part 9  is The Lesson

Part 10 is Surprise

Part 11 is “Teenage Lobotomy” by the Ramones

Part 12 is The Cave Safe Zone

“Judy and John – The Cave Safe Zone”

By Teresa Smeigh February 2016

Cindy and Judy checked out the cave while Gina eyed the injured pilot. She had basic first aid from her military training, more than the guys since she was female, but she was afraid to touch him. He was resting comfortably the way he was at the moment.

While Gina was reflecting on her first move, the other girls were looking for supplies or something they could use. The cave seemed mostly filled with drugs and alcohol. How could the guys think this was safe? Judy thought.

“What is today?” Judy asked suddenly.

“Today?” both Cindy and Gina said together. “Who cares?” they both continued and shrugged.

“No, really, what is today?”

“It’s February 5th, why?” Gina finally answered her. This girl’s a bimbo although she can shoot and throw knives almost better than I.

“Oh darn, I wish I had my luggage,” she said morosely.

“Ok I know I will be sorry I asked this Judy, but why do you need your luggage?” Gina looked fed up with the conversation and that stopped Judy only momentarily.

“Look today is National Wear Red Day or National Shower with a Friend Day and my red outfit is on the plane.”

Gina said, “Well you better find red to wear real quick because I am not showering with you or Cindy period.”

“Hey Girlie don’t be too sure of that,” laughed a man.

All three girls turned around and looked towards the opening. There was a man they had never seen before, lounging with a gun pointed at them.

Judy and Cindy said nothing. Gina was the military recon here. Gina looked startled and lost without her gun handy. John had said they left guns in the cave for them, then again old Johnny boy had said they would be safe here too. How did this guy find them so fast?

“Who are you?” demanded Gina. Just what we need!

“Well Girlie, not that it’s any of your business, but I am the guard of this cave with our supplies. Seems your boyfriends got us all a little drunk yesterday and helped you escape your locked room and now you’re all mine. All three of you actually. Seems your boyfriends aren’t too smart to not think we would keep a guard on this stuff.”

“Maybe you can clear something up for us?” Gina questioned, keeping her eye on Warrior who was just lying in the back of the cave with his head on his paws though alert for a signal.

“What Girlie girl, man you’re beautiful.”

“Do you want Boaz to get his stash and put him in jail or do you want him to join forces as he has a pretty good operation going?”

“We don’t care about Boaz, we just want his operation and stash.”

Gina gave a hand signal and the dog sprang into action and took the unwarned soldier down and Gina grabbed the gun.

“We need something to tie him up.”

Judy and Cindy reached under their shirts and pulled out their bras as ties. Judy’s was red.

Gina sighs, “There was your red all along and if you’re wearing a matching set you still have red on.”

Judy blushed.


 Constructive Criticism welcome!


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To My Faithful Followers

To my faithful followers I have added a page to my blog (http://www.tessacandoit.com) which you can fill out if you wish to have prayers for yourself or others. Just fill out the form (link located on the top of the header) and send it. I will place each one in a prayer bowl with an initial prayer and then periodically I will pray for them again. I hope this helps give you piece of mind. Make sure there is a brief description of what they need prayers for and at least their first name. You can add yourself to the prayer bowl as well.

Thank you and God Bless,


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Don’t Forget to Look at Everyone’s Smile #weeklysmile

   Don’t Forget to Look at Everyone’s Smile #weeklysmile

weekly smileI smiled today during my therapy session when my therapist told me she was proud of me.


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One-Liner Wednesday – Meow

One Liner Wednesday

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The Path

The Path

By Teresa Smeigh

She never chose the easy life  path.
She had to cut, hack out her swath.

She searched for her method of attack,
But knew she had to find a working tack.

There were days she got ahead,
But most were days she learned to dread.

Over and over she did the same things.
Hoping for success or that she would grow wings.

Wings would take her here and there.
She wouldn’t have to cut through anywhere.


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Velvet Verbosity is back and run by Tara Roberts/Tara R. – Still 100 words



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100 Word Challenge:

Word of the week is Idea


Ideas and Secrets

By Teresa Smeigh

February 2016


I have an idea

Fleeting as can be.

Better hold on tight

Or it could be set free.

My ideas are infrequent

Catch them if you can.

I rarely speak them out loud

Have to think about the Man.

Secrets are much more fun,

If kept between one or two.

Need a best friend who cares,

One who likes secrets too.

Wanna know my secret?

I don’t frequently share.

I follow the Lord’s footsteps

and I feel comfortable there.

I follow in his footsteps

and let him lead the way,

Because he knows what

needs doing that very same day.



A link back to this post is greatly appreciated, and remember, everyone likes comments. Try to spread a little love to your fellow Wordsters.




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Tuesday at Ten {SURROUND}

Tuesday at Ten {SURROUND}

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 Welcome to Tuesday at Ten! The Tuesday blog Link up where you have 6 full days to use the “prompt Word or Prompt phrase” as a part of your writing.

Each week I post a prompt word or phrase and you finish the phrase and or write about the word chosen. write how that word or phrase fits you and your life or your thoughts.

Whether it be just writing a story behind the word or being as creative as you wish using photos, poems, art, or graphics – whichever creative way you choose.

You have 6 days to write and link up your blog at the bottom of the page so that others can link up with you.

**Something new ** that we are adding to the mix, I am now going to be doing MONTHLY Give-aways for one lucky writer who is a part of the Tuesday at Ten. I will be posting the give away once a month, but in order to win, you have to contribute a write up on the word or phrase each week of that month to enter at the end of the month.

Be sure to visit your “link up” neighbor and spread the joy of connection! A new Prompt word is posted every Tuesday Morning at 10am, the link up closes at 11pm the night before.

Make sure to visit the Tuesday at Ten Facebook page to view the winner and for daily news! We also have a new FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE for Tuesday at Ten on facebook that is in the works to connect more! More on that to come! Check the facebook page for more info!

Remember  – it’s not about being perfect, it’s about being YOU. Have FUN

This weeks prompt phrase is:


I surround myself in God and his glory and grace. My faith is strong as I set myself to follow him wherever he leads me to go and to do. I have heard his voice and followed his instructions and he was right and I was where I wanted to be. I know that sometimes the instructions may not be what I want, but they will be what I need for God knows best. I surround myself in his love.

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The Secret Keeper – Weekly Writing Prompt #22

The Secret Keeper – Weekly Writing Prompt #22

(5) Words: | SENSE | SECURE | WALK | TIME | ALONE |

Walking Alone? – by Teresa Smeigh February 2016

Secure walk alone?

Time closing in, sun goes down!

Sense I’m not alone.

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Studio 30 Plus – prompts unrequited/spurned

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by Teresa Smeigh February 2016

I spurned the love,

For forty years.

They stayed with me

Through the tears.

I came back to Him

Wanting forgiveness.

He forgave me I’m told,

No need to confess.

Jesus died on the cross

For my sins.

Now it’s my turn

To play the violins.

I follow his guidance

Day by day.

It doesn’t matter what I want,

Things are done his way.

I’m proud to say that he is mine

To love, to follow,

Till the end of time!

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3WW Week No. 465

3WW Week No. 465

3wordwednesdayhome-office-336373_1920 (2)Unsteady by Teresa Smeigh February 2016

Unsteady table legs,

Abrasive Handling caused crash

And tearful faces.

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#Writer’s Quote Wednesday & #BeWoW – the Bible

#Writer’s Quote Wednesday & #BeWoW

silver threading and Ronovanbewow-network-badgebanner-1090835_1920 (1) (2)This is one that I know is true, but sometimes have trouble believing. The Lord has our lives planned out and we have to trust him to provide for our future and hope. My future is something that concerns me greatly. I am working hard to believe that he will take care of my future and it will be what I need, not necessarily what I want. I have discussed that part before. He will provide the necessities. God Bless You!

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #82 Star and Child

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #82 Star&Child


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“Virtuoso” written by Tessa Smeigh February 2016

Virtuoso, whiz,

The youngster was amazing.

She aced the high notes.

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Susan Langer – Prompt of a car Used for the story

Susan Langer – Prompt of a car Used for the story

“What an Arm!”

by Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh

Copyright February 2016 – 149 words, genre: flash fiction


Janis had packed enough for the trip to the beach with 3 babies.

Janey managed to reach the diaper bag and pulled out a bottle and through it out window. She missed. She handed one to her other sister This time they both made body contact.

Horns started blaring, Janis heard a police car.

She pulled over and stopped. A policeman had bottles in his hands.

“Witnesses say the bottles came out of this car.”

“Oh no, my little babies couldn’t have done that.”

Just then Janey pulls out another one and hits the cop in the belly.

Janis is horrified. The babies are giggling.

“Well what an arm they have, but throwing them at people is illegal. I’ll tell you what? Mama takes all the bottles up there and rolls up the windows from now on. Got it Mama?”

“Yes sir, I got it!”

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3WW Week No. 464

3WW Week No. 464


As you well know, each week I post three words. You write something using the words. Then come back and post a link to the contribution with Mr. Linky (but please, link to the exact post, not your blog, by clicking on the exact post title and paste it to Mr. Linky below). As always, there’s no hard-and-fast rule that you have to post on Wednesday. (And if you want a hint as to when I post three new words, follow me on Twitter @tgabrukiewicz.) I do invite everyone to check back often to read and comment on other contributions. This is, after all, a community for writers, poets and bloggers who clamor for your feedback. Share with friends. Tweet the love. Let us build this community.

Pathetic, adjective: arousing pity, especially through vulnerability or sadness, miserably inadequate.

Radical, adjective: (especially of change or action) relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching or thorough, forming an inherent or fundamental part of the nature of someone or something, (of surgery or medical treatment) thorough and intended to be completely curative, characterized by departure from tradition; innovative or progressive, advocating or based on thorough or complete political or social reform; representing or supporting an extreme section of a political party; noun: a person who advocates thorough or complete political or social reform; a member of a political party or part of a party pursuing such aims.

Seamless, adjective: (of a fabric or surface) smooth and without seams or obvious joins, smooth and continuous, with no apparent gaps or spaces between one part and the next.


Radical, Pathetic Speeches

By Teresa Smeigh February 2016

Radical feelings,

Pathetic, Nonsense, Seamless,

Speeches all the day.

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Weekly Writing Challenge #21 Week of 25th January 2016 – Shadorma Style

Weekly Writing Challenge #21
Week of 25th January 2016

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Dead Silence by Teresa Smeigh

February 2016


Silence reigns

Life does drain slowly

Eyes lifeless

Hearts quiet

Drums are beating poignantly

Life drains out slowly

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Weekly Smile Week 4 #weeklysmile

Weekly Smile Week 4 #weeklysmilebirthday-cake-757102_1920weekly smileChildren’s Birthday Parties

I had to smile today when a bunch of 1 to 2 year olds were marching around, climbing up and down the steps. One would build something and the only female would destroy every one of them. They all danced and screeched a lot. The 1-year-old birthday boy did not dig into his cake like most of them I have seen.


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#WeekendCoffeeShare: 1/31/16


weekendcoffeeshareOne busy weekend and no coffee share this week.

I will tell you I finally overcame my withdrawal from anxiety meds.

I missed all 3 chiropractor appointments. Unhappy chiropractor.

Spent time in bed, more than usual. I haven’t eaten right. Stomach ache.

Talk about last minute. Parties all weekend. And crashed on bed when I got home.

Maybe next week will work better.




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