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Source: A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Black Out Poetry: c.b.w. 2016
the air turns
shades of white
in thick snow
stripe the scene
the jays fly
branch to branch
spots of blue
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Image: Winter Landscape, Paul Gaughin, 1879, WikiArt.
It’s been a while since I’ve played a blogging game, (they all start to look the same after a while, don’t they?), but 26 Facts A to Z looked like fun. I spotted it on Paula Acton’s blog and if you want to see her list you can find it here.
A- Age: I’m hurdling toward 40, but I feel like I’m still a kid in many respects. I still love Disney movies and coloring.
B- Biggest fears: Drowning, someone breaking into the house, and failure. However, snakes literally paralyze me. I have no idea why as snakes have never given me a reason to fear them.
C- Current time: 3:19 p.m. It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Clouds are in the sky and it’s a warm 70 degrees.
D- Drink you last had: Tall Cafe Mocha – I’m still enjoying it, actually!
E- Every day starts with: Feeding my furkids. I’m not allowed sleep past 5:00 a.m. Ever.
F- Favourite song: At the moment, I love Life Support by Sam Smith, Coldplay’s new album A Head Full of Dreams, and the soundtrack for Cinderella (the live action version, 2015).
G- Ghosts, are they real?: Not sure. Haven’t met one, yet.
H- Hometown: That’s a tough question. I’ve lived in a lot of places, so I’ll go with my favorite: Land O’ Lakes, WI. It’s a tiny town in Northern Wisconsin (not the Minnesota town that makes the butter). My best childhood memories live in thick forests and beautiful lakes.
I- In love with: My husband, Edward Cullen (even after 8 years), Jim Halpert (it’s been longer for him!), and Charlie Cox a.k.a Matt Murdock a.k.a Daredevil, (my newest love)
J- Jealous of: Anyone with a literary agent. It’s been a long stretch of rejection! However, it’s not a bitter jealousy.
K- Killed someone?: I killed a character in my first novel. Does that count?
L- Last time you cried: Today. One of my furkids is struggling. He’s elderly and near the end of the line – it’s not easy knowing I’m going to lose him and soon.
M- Middle name: Nope. That’s my secret.
N- Number of siblings: One younger sister. I love her dearly.
O- One wish: At the moment, I just want more time to knit. Of late, it seems life is invading my precious crafting time!
P- Person you last called: My mom.
Q- Question you’re always asked: Are you ever going to have kids? No.
R- Reason to smile: Even with hardship and loss, life is beautiful. I just have to look out the window or give my furkids a hug to know how lucky and happy I am to have this life.
S- Song last sung: I don’t sing. Trust me, I’m doing the world a favor.
T- Time you woke up: 5:00 a.m. As always.
U- Underwear colour: Today, it’s blue.
V- Vacation destination: My most recent adventure was in Portland, Oregon. This year, I’m not sure I’ll be going anywhere. My husband is currently in night school, which means someone needs to be home with the furkids.
W- Worst habit: Compulsive chocolate eating. It’s wildly out of control and is likely to get worse with Valentine’s Day around the corner.
X- X-Rays you’ve had: Just my teeth. I’ve been lucky on the medical front, so far.
Y- Your favourite food: Chocolate. Much to my peril, I can’t leave it alone.
Z- Zoos visited: Out of Africa, Phoenix Zoo, Chicago Zoo, Payson Petting Zoo (this is barely a zoo, but we had fun).
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