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Strange to start my second daily blog at Writing.com. It means I closed the first one "Blog @ Work [18+].

A lot has happened in my first year and a half at WdC. I am a preferred author now, thus a yellow case. I am a published author & a Rising Star! A three times Quill Awards Nominee 2016 even. Not a newbie any longer, I have to step up to the plate. Fast-forwarding five years, I am still blogging. It's my lifesaver! It's what I do every day.

“Not only will giving up cigarettes put more money in your pocket, your body will thank you for it.” ― Auliq Ice



For my other blog "All fingers and thumbs [18+]

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This blog will be another reflection of daily scribbles and prompts. To get my Muse going.


“10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer

Write.
Write more.
Write even more.
Write even more than that.
Write when you don’t want to.
Write when you do.
Write when you have something to say.
Write when you don’t.
Write every day.
Keep writing.”
― Brian Clark


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December 3, 2021 at 12:41am
December 3, 2021 at 12:41am
#1022715
"12 Days of "Christmas" [E] Day 1



Mud – Tiger Feet (1974)

December 2, National Mutt Day  




This song by the then-popular band Mud (pronouncing Mutt) reminds me of my mutt Sprout with his canine feet.

Back in 1974, I was thirteen years old and I had a crush on one of the band members, although I cannot for the life of me remember which one. Like lots of teenagers, I had a poster of Mud above my bed. I danced at school parties on this song Tiger Feet and I probably danced on it in my room as well. It was an upbeat song.

My mutt (pronouncing mud) Sprout is since 4,5 months the love of my life. He is a medium-sized Portuguese Podengo mix, a beautiful blond Beatle with long eyelashes and a wiry-haired fury coat. Fun to be with and very good for me.

Of course, in my life, every day is National Mutt Day, since I make sure that I treat him the best all day every day!

He is adjusting very well. Being kind of a pratt, fetching my socks to his dog bed, running in the hallway when chased, sniffing around places he did not dare to look at in the beginning. Slowly but steadily I gain his trust. That’s the best of feelings!



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December 2, 2021 at 7:19am
December 2, 2021 at 7:19am
#1022687
"Welcome To My Reality Forum [E]

51. Write about the first memory you have.


Memories can be false, but the first memory I have from my childhood, I was probably 2 years old. My family, father, mother, few-month-old baby brother, and I were living in this family home in The Hague.
I was lying in my bed and could see through the wooden bars. My mother was in front of me. She was wearing a blue dress. My baby brother was next to my bed in his crib. My little sister was not yet born, so it was just the two of us kids.

It was a nice family home. We stayed there until I was 8 years old when we moved to another city. It had a front garden with a blue Wisteria and a yellow Laburnum. A four-room, one bathroom house with a small enclosed yard at the back.

I think those first 8 years were good. The quarreling and the bad memories start from after that when we grew older and could think for ourselves.

I didn’t have a very comfortable time growing up and I left home when I was 17 after a fight with my mother.

Still, I am grateful for the things my parents did well. They did their best to raise us.

Last night I dreamt of my father when he was in his thirties. It was a good dream. Luckily we were able to rekindle and in the last decade of his life, we had a good time when we were together.

I am grateful for those years.



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December 1, 2021 at 10:31am
December 1, 2021 at 10:31am
#1022629
"Blog City Prompt Forum [E]

Prompt: "I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship." Louisa May Alcott. Write about this in your Blog entry today.


Today was Judgement Day. I had to go for my Diabetes checkup thinking I had to shoot insulin come tomorrow. But that has been postponed till April 18, 2022, when I have my next follow-up. I lost 5 kilos of weight which is excellent and all my blood sugar levels were somewhat lower than the previous checkup although too high nevertheless. But it bought me some time.

The previous weeks I was very much afraid thinking about shooting insulin, but with the start of this week I managed to think things through and my anxiety became less and less and today it was gone before I visited the doctor.

I had come to terms with the fact that I wasn’t able to sufficiently lower my blood sugar levels and shooting insulin was immanent. I had to woman up, accept reality and move on.

That was a good feeling. And with the words of Alcott, I am learning how to sail my ship!

So, I have four-and-a-half months to stick to my low-carb diet, exercise more, and lose even more weight. Perhaps things can be turned around still, although I have to accept that shooting insulin is going to happen in the New Year.

In any case, I am in a better place right now. *Bigsmile*



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November 30, 2021 at 3:56am
November 30, 2021 at 3:56am
#1022547
"30-Day Blogging Challenge [13+]

Wow, it's the end of the month! With Thanksgiving behind us (here in the States), and Christmas on the horizon, what, if any, are your Christmas traditions? If you have no holiday traditions, do you have any plans for this month?


Every Xmas for the last 6 years since my father died unexpectedly I spent the holidays with my stepmom. Either she comes to me or I stay at her place for two weeks. Last year she was spending Xmas and New Year at her best friend’s, but that ended badly. They both got COVID-19, my stepmom had mild complications, but her friend died.

So, this year I am visiting her with my dog Sprout. We haven’t seen each other for a long time due to the virus and me having to deal with a new dog although I phone her every day. So, it will be fun for both of us.

I am planning to cook and do the groceries for her and make sure we have a good time. She is a lovely 87-year old lady and I am glad she is still around. Her gift from me is a DVD box of all the Home Alone movies. We will watch those during the holidays.

The end of the challenge so, thanks for reading, and see you around!



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November 29, 2021 at 2:28pm
November 29, 2021 at 2:28pm
#1022515
"30-Day Blogging Challenge [13+]

Imagine for a moment that you are near the end of your life. What do you want to have done that would make you feel satisfied?


I don’t think there is anything else than living my life as I do at the moment. So, when it was the end of my life I would just continue the way I have been doing.

It’s not at all that imaginary at this time in my life. I had a checkup for cervical cancer and am waiting on the result. And I have to make an appointment for my checkup for breast cancer in December. Furthermore, perhaps I am on insulin from this month on forwards. I will hear that on Wednesday next.


If by any stroke of bad luck I have cancer, that will probably be the end of me, since I don’t opt for a treatment with chemotherapy. That cure is worse than the disease. But there are of course other treatments so, I will look into those when the time comes.

In any case, I would not change my life much.



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November 28, 2021 at 5:16pm
November 28, 2021 at 5:16pm
#1022466
"30-Day Blogging Challenge [13+]

Hopefully a little change of pace tonight. Write about something intangible: faith, magic, energy, power, or creativity. Just choose one topic, and write about it.


I am kinda of in a rut this month, due to a lack of energy. I know for a fact it has all to do with my physical condition being a Diabetic Type II. All I do basically is sleep, eat, binge-watch online television series and take care of my dog. There is not much energy left.

So, tomorrow I have to give blood for my 4 monthly checkup at the doctor’s and after that a checkup on cervical cancer. Two days later I know if I have to shoot insulin or not.

Here is the plan: Next week I make sure my house is in order and my dishes are done. I am going to get more exercise by using my bike more often and walking longer walks with my dog. Also, I keep on cooking healthy foods in my low-carb diet because it’s good for me. In short, I want to get back in shape to bring back more energy to my life.

And I want to write again, this month was very uninspiring. I need my creativity back.

The insulin thing is another matter. I am scared, fair to say. Not much else to say, really. This coming week may turn out a game-changer in my life!



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November 27, 2021 at 4:40pm
November 27, 2021 at 4:40pm
#1022423
"30-Day Blogging Challenge [13+]

Things have progressed well in your town/city with the Pandemic. So well that you've been allowed to return to the office instead of working from home. Your co-worker Karly, is sneezing and coughing and refuses to wear a mask. Who do you call, or do you let it slide. Tell us why you would act that way.


For me, this is an easy one. I definitely don’t let the situation slide. I would try to persuade my co-worker till I drop to go back home and go into quarantine for at least two weeks after taking a test. If she refuses I will take it up with my boss, either she goes home or I will work from home myself.

I am taking Covid-19 very seriously and I have been bending backward not to get infected. I would not let a co-worker increase my chances to get sick. Everybody should take responsibility.



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November 26, 2021 at 2:38pm
November 26, 2021 at 2:38pm
#1022365
"30-Day Blogging Challenge [13+]

Today is Thanksgiving here in the United States. I know this is the prompt for tomorrow, but I'm going to give you something to be thankful for. The prompt for tonight is to be yourself. Write whatever is on your mind. Provide your own prompt, so-to-speak. I look forward to reading your posts!


Things are not working for me this month. I flunked NaNoWriMo big time and am still stuck in chapter three with 3,180 words or something. My prepping was worthless and my Muse was gone. Instead, I am binge-watching television series and let my house turn into this dump. Tomorrow and Sunday I will take care of that, I hope. On top of everything, next week I will find out if I have to shoot insulin for my Diabetes type II. This month sucks!



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November 25, 2021 at 11:04am
November 25, 2021 at 11:04am
#1022294
"30-Day Blogging Challenge [13+]

We all have something to be thankful about. In the United States, we celebrate Thanksgiving today. Tell us what you are most thankful for.


I am most thankful for my dog Sprout. Having a dog is awesome. When I was in between dogs for 1 ½ month I felt lonely for the first time in decades. Having another dog in my life for more than 4 months now is the best for me. A living soul in the house and I have to take care of him. He takes care of me because he is good company. And he takes me out of the house several times a day which is good for the both of us.



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November 24, 2021 at 7:52pm
November 24, 2021 at 7:52pm
#1022267
"30-Day Blogging Challenge [13+]

In a previous prompt, I asked you to write about your best, or favorite teacher. Tonight write about your darkest teacher.


Not so much my darkest but two of my most bad teachers were in high school.

The first was an English teacher who couldn’t keep order in the class. We were the worst, we made him cry in front of the group and he talked about his mom. After that, he quit and we never saw him again.

The other one was a geography teacher in high school. Nobody liked him for some reason and the kids in class had firecrackers. We used that to distract him in different corners of class. He got nuts.

Kids can act brutally!



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November 23, 2021 at 2:19pm
November 23, 2021 at 2:19pm
#1022194
"30-Day Blogging Challenge [13+]

In your blog today, tell us your favorite joke. It can be long, short, it does not matter. What makes this particular joke your favorite one? C'mon, show us your sense of humor!


I don’t have a sense of humor.



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November 22, 2021 at 1:09pm
November 22, 2021 at 1:09pm
#1022142
"30-Day Blogging Challenge [13+]

You have found that you can do something no one else can do. What is this special talent you have? Would it be considered a 'Super Power'? If you could have chosen this special ability, what would it be?


I would like to see in the future. Just one day! That would be fun and not too overwhelming. I would like to use this power to see the winning lottery numbers so I can buy the ticket one day prior.



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November 21, 2021 at 7:45am
November 21, 2021 at 7:45am
#1022064
"30-Day Blogging Challenge [13+]

Tonight/today, listen to this beautiful song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFeLhsZjMRU
Where does your mind go when listening to this? What emotions surface as you experience the music? If you've seen the movie (Return To Me), tell us how this affected you. Has it changed you at all?


No, this song is not for me. I only feel irritation when I hear the music. The lyrics are corny. I haven’t seen the movie. So, this prompt is not for me. Sorry!



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November 20, 2021 at 1:36pm
November 20, 2021 at 1:36pm
#1022018
"30-Day Blogging Challenge [13+]

In your blog tonight/today, write about a story you've been told, or use a newscast story and CREATE a conspiracy theory. Tell us why you chose this subject, and of course, provide 'evidence' that your theory could be rooted in truth.


The Bermuda Triangle is a region located between Florida, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda. Throughout the last 50 or so years there have been reports of strange paranormal activity going on there. Many ships have been reported missing there and UFOs have been seen hovering around that area and going underwater.

Many people believe there is some type of magnetic activity going on here that could be related to past civilizations like Atlantis. Some people claim that the Bermuda Triangle could be a time portal that transports beings into another location or time period.



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November 19, 2021 at 5:02am
November 19, 2021 at 5:02am
#1021920
"30-Day Blogging Challenge [13+]

We've all had one or several epiphany's in our lives. Tonight, write about a moment in your life that changed the way you view the world.


I must have been 8 or 9 years old, and I believed in Santa Claus, the man with the white beard who brought gifts on December 5th. He always came by boat late November from Spain, accompanied by his Black Petes to help him. I knew he was for real because they followed his whereabouts on television, and he was on the news. My parents and the rest of the world assured me of his existence every year. It was a feast I was looking forward to.

Until I found out that the man with the beard was a local businessman at my father’s work, and they told me that it was all fake, fabricated for young kids, not real, and I was old enough to know the truth.

That’s when it hit me. They had lied to me all along. Santa Claus did not exist so; I reasoned Jesus did not exist, so everything adults had told me could be part of the same lie. The world changed that day; nothing was ever to be the same after this revelation. I was totally disappointed.



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November 18, 2021 at 11:53am
November 18, 2021 at 11:53am
#1021878
"30-Day Blogging Challenge [13+]

An easy prompt for tonight. I'm tired, don't want to think much, so an easy one. What did you do during the 'Great Shutdown For The Upgrade' of WDC today? Tell us all the 'gory' details! *Smile*


I slept through the whole ordeal. When I woke, everything was moved successfully.



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November 18, 2021 at 11:49am
November 18, 2021 at 11:49am
#1021877
"30-Day Blogging Challenge [13+]

You have been invited to a posh dinner party hosted by one of the wealthiest people in your small town. When you arrive, your host is does not greet you, and the butler informs you they have been missing last night. A quick search by all the party goers finds him/her dead. Their body is in a small clearing in the woods bvehind the mansion. Being a modern day Nancy Drew/Joe Hardy type of person, you begin your own investigation. What do you find that leads you to the murderer. Who is the murderer? How was the host killed?


Near the body, I find cigarette buds of a French brand. Fortunately, the youngest son smokes this brand so, I am betting he killed his wealthy father for the money. When asking questions, I find that the rich man was planning to disown his children. So, there is a motive.
And since you have to look at the spouse and kids first in a murder case, I am pretty sure I got the killer who shot the victim.



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November 16, 2021 at 10:08am
November 16, 2021 at 10:08am
#1021740
"30-Day Blogging Challenge [13+]

This one will cover one of my favorite subjects, Food. Do you follow a certain regimen/diet when it comes to eating? Other than something you might be allergic to, are there any foods you avoid or limit yourself to? What's your favorite meal to prepare. Share your recipe if you like. (I have a 'killer' chocolate recipe!)


I try to eat as much low-carb as I can, and I have to since it lowers my blood sugar levels as a Diabetic type II. That means I can’t have bread, rice, potatoes, noodles, pizza, and the like. But it’s hard to follow this diet.

So, my favorite meal to prepare (I wrote about this earlier) is spinach torte with different kinds of cheeses out of the oven.

For the recipe, read "Spinach in puffed pastry.

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November 15, 2021 at 11:40am
November 15, 2021 at 11:40am
#1021673
"30-Day Blogging Challenge [13+]

You and your two best friends are going on a month-long road trip. Where are you going? What three items must be in your luggage for this trip to be a great experience for you.


I am getting behind on NaNoWriMo big time this month, so I am not sure if I will make it. A road trip for a month would be a fantastic idea.

A good friend and my dog would accompany me in a rental. I would opt for Europe, although with Covid still out there, that would take a while before ever happening.

I would start in my own country, The Netherlands, then travel to Belgium to take the Eurostar train to the UK and travel the different counties. Including Wales and Scotland, and after that back to the UK to travel via France to Portugal.

The three items that will make it a big hit are my sunglasses, my phone to take pictures, and my smoking stuff since I am still a smoker. However, I am planning to stop this New Year.

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November 14, 2021 at 11:09am
November 14, 2021 at 11:09am
#1021607
"30-Day Blogging Challenge [13+]

A Mystery Genre prompt tonight. You are researching your genealogy and find that ancestors from a different generations and different countries made visits to the same remote place. Tell us about this remote place. Why were your ancestors going there?


I am too lazy to care much about genealogy; there is too much work involved. It takes a lot of research and traveling and more research to follow the bloodline.

In my case, my roots are in Indonesia since my mother and her family were born there when it still was a Dutch colony.

So, the remote place has to be somewhere on the isle of Sumatra or Java, and it can be a holy place somewhere in the bush-bush.

My uncles have more information regarding my ancestors. I surely will ask them more details one day!



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