Non-Fiction, Prompt

Sunday Writing Prompt – 10th January – Getting Lucky

Sunday Writing Prompt – 10th January – Getting Lucky

This week write your response to the expression ‘Getting Lucky”.
What circumstances in your life would give rise to you feeling lucky, or getting lucky?
Go have fun and leave a link to your writing in the comments section below.

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My ex-husband and I had decided that we wanted to have three children and his personal request was that the first one be a boy. Well as luck would have it, child number one was a girl. The time came to start trying for child number two and again his one wish was that it was a boy. As luck would have it again, we had a second daughter. Time had run out and he was getting out of the military so we had to put the third child on hold.

Years passed and we were getting older. We were watching the movie “Micki and Maud” and the ending was filled with a lot of babies and we started to think about that third child. It wasn’t an ideal time, but I was almost 30 and didn’t want any more children after I turned 30 (well actually I guess that would be 31). 30 was my cutoff date. We were both really thinking that we wanted to have that third child. It had always been our plan to have three children.

Our marriage was pretty rocky and sex wasn’t often so the chances of me getting pregnant were kind of slim. But as luck would have it I got pregnant on our very first try. I knew the exact date of conception obviously since we hardly had sex and I looked at the calendar and said it is possible. Just one try and BINGO, I hit the jackpot. I was pregnant. Now again he wanted a boy. I told him no matter what the sex this was our last child period. We didn’t find out the sex until the day I pushed that baby out. I was hoping for another girl and had everything washed and ready for another one. That was all we seemed to have.

So the day came and I pushed and there was silence until the staff started to sing “Happy Birthday.” I assumed it was another girl. Well my husband was kind of speechless because lo and behold it was a BOY this time. I guess it just took waiting long enough for those boys to wake up and start swimming. We went home and packed up all the little girl clothes and went shopping for boy clothes. It was just a few months shy of my 31st birthday.

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Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

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Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #72 – January 9, 2021

Prompt for Week #72 (Jan 9, 2021 – Jan 15, 2021)

Balloon

Tears streaming, balloon disappears above trees.

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Shweta Suresh says:

Welcome to Week #72 of the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt. Click here to read the guidelines for the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt series.

Prompt for Week #72 (Jan 9, 2021 – Jan 15, 2021)

Balloon

Click here for the 6WSP image.

I will do a roundup post each Friday. So please be sure to participate before time runs out!

Have fun! Thank you for participating. Until next week, folks!

P.S: If you have any doubts/suggestions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

The comments section is all yours!

P.P.S: Use the tag 6WSP and don’t forget to pingback to this post!

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

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Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #72 – January 9, 2021

Prompt for Week #72 (Jan 9, 2021 – Jan 15, 2021)

Balloon

Tears streaming, balloon disappears above trees.

Shweta Suresh says:

Welcome to Week #72 of the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt. Click here to read the guidelines for the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt series.

Prompt for Week #72 (Jan 9, 2021 – Jan 15, 2021)

Balloon

Click here for the 6WSP image.

I will do a roundup post each Friday. So please be sure to participate before time runs out!

Have fun! Thank you for participating. Until next week, folks!

P.S: If you have any doubts/suggestions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

The comments section is all yours!

P.P.S: Use the tag 6WSP and don’t forget to pingback to this post!

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Prompt

Quickie 7 of 9 From a Guy Called Bloke

Quickie 7 of 9 From a Guy Called Bloke

Question Fun Directory

Season 1 – Game 07 of 09

Everyone enjoys a quickie right …. l mean it doesn’t ‘always’ have to be over too quick – but just not take toooooooooooooo long either, otherwise where’s the fun for a quickie on the weekend?

They’ll touch base with anything and everything and sometimes none of the above but something else!!

6 Quickie Questions

How is it that sheep don’t shrink in the rain when they get wet? I have no idea although I suppose we add chemicals to the cotton when it is processed.
SCOTUS, POTUS, FLOTUS, VPOTUS, COTUS and TOTUS stand for what? I know some of these definitely stand for titles in the US Government. POTUS is President of the US States and VPOTUS IS Vice President of the US States.
What’s the weather like today where you are? Clear with a high of 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
How quickly do you respond to email messages or texts once you receive them from the sender? I used to do it immediately upon receipt. Texts I try to answer right away because they are usually important, but as for emails, half the time I lose them before answering them. I try to mark them with a star so I can go back and find them since I get so much junk in my email right now. Time to declutter the email box. So many newsletters I will never read.
Have you ever discoloured your washing or shrunk something you wish you hadn’t – how, why and what? Oh yes unfortunately. I had a dress that said to dry clean. I couldn’t figure out why. It was cotton, but looked washable. It was burgundy with beige flowers. I washed it and had pink flowers and whatever was in the wash with it became a weird color pink as well. As for shrinking, I had a short, above the belly top that was made of lacy type material and so after shrinking it in the wash it was super short. I was young and thin then so could get away with still wearing it some places.
How far would you go to get a laugh? I wouldn’t go far at all. I do not care to make people laugh.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

#JusJoJan, Non-Fiction, Prompt

#JusJoJan prompt the 10th – “Cheese”

#JusJoJan prompt the 10th – “Cheese”

I love cheese. Now there are some that I wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole, but for the most part I love cheese. Right now though I have Colitis and cheese is something I can’t eat. My stomach simply can’t tolerate it and it is quite upsetting. A few days ago, my brain wasn’t functioning at full capacity and I dived into a piece of cheesecake. Well that wasn’t the smartest thing I could have done. I made a mad dash to the bathroom to take care of a few urgent matters without going into details. Right now cheese is not on my list of edible foods. Not much is on that list by the way. It has been at least 6 weeks and I am still suffering. I was told it was probably just an infection and dosed with two to three antibiotics, but it is not getting better. Which means it might be an autoimmune reaction instead and if it is I will most likely not be eating cheese ever again. I don’t know much about Chrohns or Ulcerative Colitis, but I know it is problematic when it comes to food. I will hopefully know more on February 1st after a colonoscopy to check things out.

Linda G Hill’s Rules:

Hey there! Welcome to the 8th annual Just Jot it January challenge! This year is going to be far simpler than the last couple of years. One prompt per day, link to that post, that’s it. Details below.

But why should you participate in this challenge? To keep the ol’ fingers warm and meet up with an awesome blogging community, that’s why! Just Jot it January, AKA JusJoJan, is a challenge to write a post every day of the month of January. We’ve grown from a handful of participants in 2014 to close to fifty for the past couple of years. Let’s see if we can make it to sixty this year!

Here are the JusJoJan Rules:

1. Just Jot It January starts January 1st, but it’s never too late to join in! Here, we run on the honour system; the “jot it” part of JusJoJan means that anything you jot down, anywhere (it doesn’t have to be a post, it can even be a grocery list), counts as a “jot.” If it makes it to your blog that day, great! If it waits a week to get from a sticky note to your screen, no problem!

2. I’ll post prompts at 2am my time (GMT -5). The prompt will be the word in quotation marks in the title of my 2am post. You don’t have to follow the prompt every day, but that will be where you leave your link for others to see. You’ll get a prompt for every day except Wednesday, when the prompt is simply my One-Liner Wednesday and on Saturday, when your prompt will be the Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS, which will appear at about 9:30am Friday. Each prompt post will include the rules.

3. Please ping back or link to the daily prompt. To ping back, just copy the URL from the daily prompt post, and paste it anywhere in your post. Check to make sure your link shows up where you want it to, and go back occasionally to see other bloggers’ entries – the more you visit others, the more they’ll visit you! Note: A) The newest pingbacks will be at the top of the comments section. B) Ping backs only work if you’re blogging on WordPress. Everyone else must paste a link manually.

4. Tag your post JusJoJan and/or #JusJoJan.

5. Write anything! Any length will do! It can even be a photo or a drawing – you’re going to title it, right? There’s your jot!

6. If your post is NSFW, do not ping back. Please leave your link in the comments with a warning.

7. If you’d like to, use the JusJoJan badge so that others can find your post more easily.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg