Day 4–Positivity Challenge

Day 4 of my 5-day Positivity Challenge! Doing my bit to radiate positive energy in these  Days of Trump. I’m blogging three things about my life that are positive (or for which I’m grateful) and posting on Facebook. This time, I’m not going to tag anyone, like I did the first two times. To tell the truth, no one responded when I did. It could’ve been a glitch between my blog and Facebook, and no one caught their names. Or. It’s about doing what I’m moved to do without acknowledgement or support. A biggie for me.

“Gratitude is the first sign of a thinking, rational creature.” ~Solanus Case (an American Capuchin friar and priest who was known during his lifetime as a wonderworker–1870-1957)

Here goes:

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  1. The three shishito peppers I finally managed to persuade to grow, what with my bad luck this year with anything green, and the frickin’ rats eating everything I put in the ground. (Note the wire enclosure.)2016-08-13 17.38.44
  2. “Boochcraft,” an alcoholic kombucha (was the name Hoochcraft taken?): Ginger-Lime-Rosehips. Delicious!2016-08-13 18.06.54
  3. This little tile bench made by Hank Westmoreland, talented artist, and all around classic Lagunatic, sadly deceased. I haven’t had this piece for very long, but I don’t know how I did without it.

5-Day Positivity/Gratitude Challenge

Reminded by Faceboook of the 5-day Positivity Challenge I took in 2014, I’m starting one of my own. Couldn’t be a better time, don’t you think? Too much Trumping going on. Time to radiate positive energy. So, for the next five days, I will list three things about my life that are positive, or for which I’m grateful on my Facebook wall and then tag three Facebook friends, who will do the same, and so on. If you find it hard to participate in the daily task, that’s okay. Just keep trying. Forget about coming up with anything profound, just focus on finding one thing, no matter how small. You DO NOT have to blog, just post on Facebook. 

Day 1:
1. I am so wildly, madly grateful for my sweet loving Jake. He has buoyed me through some mighty trying times. And at 12 1/2 years old, he’s still willing to climb the dratted hill  every day with me. Even in the broiling sun. I love you Jake!!!

Jake Closeup

2. I’m loving “A Moon Shaped Pool,” Radiohead’s latest albumn.  Yow!

3. Finally, I’m blogging again, albeit, a short stint. Still, it’s a most positive event.  I’ve been querying Small Presses for Monkey’s Wedding, and trying to find a path into the memoir (or maybe it’ll be a novel) that’s been tapping me on the shoulder.

Until tomorrow!



Day 3–Positivity Challenge

Continuing with posting three positive things in my life (Day 1 and explanation).

  1. Atomic Bomb, by Hot Chip. I can’t stop singing this song. It’s also covered by William Onyeabor, a funk Nigerian singer. It’s blasting right now on my recently acquired Mac Air.
  2. Which reminds me, I am so appreciating my MacBook Air. A whole new experience from my PC. Why did I wait so long?
  3. Writing. It has only taken me twenty years to finally feel confident about my ability to express my ideas. Now it is such a part of me, that I feel bereft when I’m not trying to shape words to the page.