Writer of words is talking words again (2 videos)

One way to try and overcome writer’s block is to talk to people. But I didn’t want to talk to the people who are here in this house (trust me, we’ve been together for seven covid-months and I have nothing left to say that hasn’t already been said a million times) so I chose to talk to you instead. 🙂

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WordPress shenanigans

This morning, I received a couple of emails, one from the USA and one from Belgium.

USA was thanking me for following him. I responded “I thought I was following you all along, I don’t know why I was unfollowed”. I wondered why I wasn’t seeing his art in my feed, so I went to the blog and it said ‘follow’ instead of ‘following”. Weird.

This isn’t the first time this has happened to me, I was unfollowed a couple of other bloggers in recent times, including ashleyleia. (Why? I don’t get it…)

Belgium wanted to know if something was happening to his comments – he knows I acknowledge all comments, and often respond to them. He mentioned to check the spam folder (he’s IT and knows magical things about the internet). 😉

So I wandered on over to my spam folder and LO, there was 17 pages of spam comments in there!

3 were from Belgium. I screen captured those and sent them to him via email. If he wants to dig around and figure out what happened, he can. 🙂

I also discovered two other regular readers and commenters who ended up in my spam folder.

Cheryloreglia, almost all yours in the past months were flagged as spam. I don’t know why but I hope you don’t hold my silence to your comments against me, now that you know why I haven’t responded to you.

Minnesota Prairie, your lovely comment on my birthday was also flagged as spam. Apologies all around!

Anyway, just wanted to let you know. It might be good practice to go check the spam folder in your comment section every once in a while, just in case some legit comments ended up in there.

For me, it was 12 comments. The remaining 70+ were spam.

 

Need to know 4 – writing cabin

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You were given a month away in a cabin to work on writing undisturbed.
  • Question a) Is the desired cabin in the mountains, on a lake, in a forest or on a beach?
  • Question b) Who would you like to have with you as your writing companion?

Me: WELL. I think I would like a cabin in all of those locations, but if I had to pack up and leave today I’d pick a beach.

I’m not ready for the cold weather; it feels like summer wasn’t really long enough this covid-year, and it wouldn’t take me as long to pack for a beach-side cabin. I could leave within the hour. Ha.

(I would pack: a couple of sun dresses, a light sweater, a bikini, a pair of capris with a tshirt, leggins and a tank top, my nighty and matching robe, toiletries and a few pair of shoes. I was a flight attendant for four years, I can pack this stuff in under 20 minutes.) 🙂

In terms of a companion, I would pick several of you. BUT, I would request some time to myself first. So, come any time after the first week. 😉

Your turn. 🙂

 

Need to know 2 – chores

Missed the first question? Click here: Need to know 1 – happiness

If you could give up one necessary household chore forever but had to replace it with another chore, which would they be?

Me: clean the bathroom

I want the bathroom to be sparkly clean as well as highly organized. I don’t want to think about where stuff is, I just want to reach for it and do my business.

This is tricky in a home where multiple people use the same bathroom. Why is it so hard to put the toothpaste in the same location every time, hang up the towels, rinse down the suds after the shower, clean out the hair from the drain, give the toilet a swirl with bleach and a brush, keep the toilet paper stocked and a full roll on the holder? I also hate scrubbing the tub and tile more than scrubbing the toilet, wiping mirrors (why are they always so spotty?) and being the only one who knows how to refill the liquid soap dispenser. Oh, and the floor needs to be clean enough to eat off of (not that I’d do that, ew, but that’s the standard I desire and never seem to be able to achieve).

Maybe I’ll hire someone to do just the bathroom every week. That’s how much I hate it.

Instead, I’d rather sweep and mop/swiffer the floor or vacuum the area rugs, neither activity I’m a particular fan of, but will do happily if I can just never do the bathroom again.

Your turn. 🙂

Need to know 1 – happiness

Name one tangible thing that makes you blissfully happy. Explain why.

Me: Fresh sheets on the bed.

There is something about how a freshly laundered set of sheets, pillow cases, blankets and comforter induce a deep, satisfying sleep for me. I still revel in it when I wake up that first morning after.

Your turn. 🙂

Coffee from the back porch

Good morning and Happy Fathers Day to those of you who are fathers, and up. (It’s 7 am in EST Canada as I type this, so that means Europe mostly…)

I’m sitting in a wet spot and my coffee cup is empty. 😳

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More questions and answers to wile away a gloomy Sunday

I’ve been nominated once again for a blogger award. Thank you MK; your questions are rather intriguing so I will play*.

Note: I wonder what your answers are to some of your own questions… 😳

As these things go, when you win an award in blogging you are to nominate others to ‘share the love’. So I will do that. I will list my nominees below and ask you my own questions.

But first, here are my answers the questions posted by MK:

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Inquiring minds want to know – 8 questions

Who wants to play? Let’s start with 8 questions:

  1. What is the first action you take when you feel out of control?
  2. What do you fear most?
  3. If given a chance to rebel against something, what would it be?
  4. Are you by nature a jealous person; why or why not?
  5. What is your favorite type of weather?
  6. Do you see yourself blogging for the foreseeable future?
  7. What is one thing you’ve always wanted to try and what has held you back from trying it?
  8. You have been given 6 months and an unlimited budget: where do you want to go and what do you want to do there?

I will post my own answers tomorrow.