Made it to Washington

I know I haven’t been on here for a while. It’s been crazy lately! We finally moved a little further west to Spokane. It took a couple of attempts to get here, but we finally made it.

I have a ton of papers to fill out to get the kids enrolled in a new school. The living arrangements are kinda tight. But, again…the job options here are so much better than they were in Montana.

I’m sitting at the library right now because we don’t have internet at the house. That makes working difficult (and looking for more work, too). Speaking of which, I should get off here, but I wanted to get some kind of update on here…lol.

I’ll try to get back on here as soon as I can! Bye for now!!!

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Do You Understand?

Today’s Daily Prompt: Literate for a Day

Someone or something you can’t communicate with through writing (a baby, a pet, an object) can understand every single word you write today, for one day only. What do you tell them?

I guess my only response to this would involve writing a letter to Simon. Just before we left Florida, we had to find Simon a new home. It was a very traumatic event for him and for us.

Dear Simon,

I’m sorry we had to leave you behind. We really hoped that you could have come with us and that you had a chance to see the girls again. I know you missed them a lot when they left. I will take all the blame for it. I should have spent more time getting you used to the idea of traveling and I didn’t. I got caught up in all of the other stuff going on and thought we had prepared you enough.

I really hope that you like your new home. I imagine you would have hated it here. There is a dog here that really doesn’t like cats all that much. You probably would have been stuck in a room most of the time just to avoid him. I don’t think you would have liked that so much. You also would have gotten into a lot of trouble for knocking things off the shelves, too. There are a lot of shelves with a lot of stuff on them. I know how much you like to climb on things. It just wouldn’t be a good thing.

Anyhow, we love you and miss you a lot! Stay safe and have fun with Zakk’s cat Toothless. He’s a cutie and could be a great friend for you. I know he’s just a kitten, but give him a break and get to know him. I’m sure you two could find all kinds of trouble to get into together. Well, that’s it for now. Just wanted you to know all that and also…you are one of the grooviest cats we ever had the pleasure to hang out with.

Love ya Simonian! ;)


Stuck in My Head Forever

Today’s Daily Prompt: By Heart

You’re asked to recite a poem (or song lyrics) from memory — what’s the first one that comes to mind? Does it have a special meaning, or is there another reason it has stayed, intact, in your mind?

The following 18th Century poem, The Ballad of Giles Corey, has been stuck in my head for more than two decades. I memorized it while researching the Salem Witch Trials because I just liked the way it flowed. I’ve only been able to recite it once for a grade and that’s because the author is unknown. Most of my teachers/professors usually wanted another poem with it to compare and that doesn’t quite work with unknown authors. ;)

Giles Corey was a wizard strong, a stubborn wretch was he;
And fit was he to hang on high upon the locust tree.
So, when before the Magistrates for trial he did come,
He would no true confession make, but was completely dumb.

“Giles Corey,” said the Magistrate, “What hast thou here to plead
To those who now accuse thy soul of crime and horrid deed?”
Giles Corey he said not a word, no single word spoke he.
“Giles Corey,” said the Magistrate, “We’ll press it out of thee.”

They got them then a heavy beam, then laid it on his breast;
They loaded it with heavy stones, and hard upon him pressed.
“More weight,” now said this wretched man. “More weight!” again he cried;
And he did no confession make, but wickedly he died.

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