#AwakeAugust – small stones 08/16/16

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unpacking, laundry, shopping
back from 2 weeks holiday
from India where the son wed
his beautiful bride and we’re glad
three cheers to both of them
many years of happiness together!

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

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During the month of August, I will be joining Satya and Kaspa for their Awake August 2016 and write small stones throughout the month. If you’d like to join us, simply write small stones during the month on your blog and/or post them on their Facebook page. Use the hashtag #AwakeAugust in your title to share with others on Facebook and Twitter. If you are unfamiliar with what small stones are, you can find out here. I do hope you will join in. It is a beautiful mindfulness tool.

 

MINIATURE WRITING CHALLENGE #49- Wealth

Him Indoors and the son, they’re my precious wealth
They’re my reason to be here and I’m so glad
Another precious wealth for me is my health

Having my Mum and siblings I have to add
Don’t forget our house, jobs we still like and friends
Having all them, there’s no reason to be sad

We’re happy with our daily lives, no pretence
We see the world, meet people, enjoy the food
We swim and cycle to the parks at weekends

We eat sausages, drink the coffee we brewed
We try to enjoy the little things in life
Sometimes we watch films depending on our mood

With all these things, I feel like a millionaire
Counting my blessing and saying my prayer

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: MINIATURE WRITING CHALLENGE #49 by Baheya

June 26 Challenge

Day 26 Marathon

June 26, 2016. Marathons are being held today in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; Santa Cruz, California; Lubec, Maine; and Arlington, Virginia. The race in Arlington is indoors. 

I’m not doing any of them. I may run or ride a few miles, though. 

A marathon is 26.2 miles. Marathoners don’t start out running 26.2 miles! They start small and train for it. They work hard to reach that distance.

Tell us about something you worked for. Something you thought you might never accomplish, but you did.

If you have actually run a marathon, you can write about that!

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This is a model boat HMS Bounty that Him Indoors made. It took him a couple of years to build it, but his patience and creativity paid off. He worked on it meticulously, thought about ways to bend the wood, sewed the sails and all the other details. I admired him for it. It kept him busy, especially when the weather wasn’t good so he could work in the cellar. Well done, Him Indoors!

Two years ago, we gave him this kit for HMS Victory and he loved it. He started working on it. It’s a bigger project than the HMS Bounty but I’m sure he loves the challenge. He’s halfway there. Good luck, Him Indoors!

 

For: Day 26 Marathon by Kathleen B Duncan and Voyage

Blast From the Past – The Day We Met

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Many moons ago…

The Praktikum. I was accepted to have an apprenticeship with BASF Chemical Company, in Ludwigshafen, Germany. It’s the largest production site worldwide and the company’s global headquarters and research centre. I spoke no German, but then, I’ve survived in France and Switzerland without French, so why not? I’m convinced I’ll get by and will learn the language when I’m there. I was allocated in the Inorganic Department, producing and analysing some dyes. Herr (Mister) Raider provided me a name who was also working in the same building, but in a different laboratory. “He’ll help you get sorted,” he said. Hence, first thing in the morning, I knocked on Room 602 and a tall English man opened it, some parts of his white shirt still untucked from his trousers. “I am, indeed.” was his answer to my question and that hooked me! “Such an accent,” I thought. He helped me obtain my lab gown and safety goggles that morning and waited for me for lunch every day. “There’s your English man again,” my Laborant (laboratory technician) would say.

That English man is Him Indoors…and we got married two years after we first met….and we’re celebrating our 30 years anniversary this year!

white shirt still untucked
“I am, indeed,” he answered
that’s my English man

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once upon a time
Lady Lee and Him Indoors
met in a chem lab
action and reaction
they melted together
HRH the son
came after seven years
and they live happily in Bavaria

Him Indoors – he’s my driving force
that makes me wake up in the morning
and do whatever I have to do
he is the love of my life
my inspiration, my motivator
my reason to be here, doing whatever
my “happy place” where I’m secured
and cosy and cuddly and fun
the rest are extras

 (c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: Blast From The Past – Beer, Beard Or How I Met My Husband