Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thankful Thursday Gratitude list for July 27, 2017

Today I am thankful...
01. ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
02. ...for the fresh brewed Folgers Black Silk coffee I had for breakfast.
03. ...that I have finish 70 poems of the 200 I am dedicating to The Blessed Beauty.
04. ...for the new Cox Wifi modem that I installed today.
05. ...that I had two chilli dogs for my lunch.
06. ...for the help of Cox tech support in installing the Wifi modem.
07. ...that I have more room on my computer desk now that I no longer have a modem and a router.
08. ...for the portable water bottle I received from the wound care place when the doctor released me.
09. ...that I figured out why I could only access a few of the prayers when I downloaded Baha'i prayer to my phone.
10. ...for the two working air conditioners we have in this apartment.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

A Walk Down Memory Lane: Sweet Tea

For lunch today, I had a pizza and a bottle of sweet tea from 7-Eleven. The sweet tea reminded me of the tea my grandmother for me when I was a child. It was made from real black tea leaves and sweetened with real sugar. Sweet tea made with real sugar tastes different from that made with other types of sweetener. I like the type sweetened with real sugar better than anything else because of its taste. In addition, I don't drink as much as I do the type of tea with other sweeteners because of the sugar. The sweet tea with sugar satisfies my craving for sweets better than any other type of sweetener. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Fried Food Friday: My 5 Favorite Fried Food

05. Real Beef Corn Dogs 
04. French Fried Potatoes 
03. Deep fried Southern Fried Chicken 
02Onion rings 
01.  Fried Ice Cream 

If you have never been to a restaurant that serves fried Ice cream you are missing one of the best, and possibly the best, desert in the world. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Midweek Reflections: Writing Poetry – A Poem

It is Wednesday, 
And I'm writing poetry 
Dedicated to the Blessed Beauty. 

Each day my  prayers are answered 
Either with another idea 
Or a completed poem. 

As of today 
At 5:01 PM 
Pacific Daylight Time, 
I have 65 poems planned 
And approximately 40 completed. 

By sunset on Sunday, 
October 22, 2017, 
I plan to have 
Two hundred poems completed. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Motivational Monday: Afternoon Motivation

This afternoon was motivated to finish some paperwork, so that I can get it in the mail on Tuesday. The paperwork is finished, in a properly addressed envelope, stamped, and waiting for me to either take it across the street to put in the outgoing mail or lay it by the door so I can take it out tomorrow when the postal delivery person comes. Considering the temperature right now, I may do the latter. 

I also finished three more poems dedicated to the Blessed Beauty. I am attempting to write 200 before October 22, which is the bicentenary of the Birth of Baha'u'llah. So far, I have 60 ideas or themes for the poems with approximately 35 finished. I should have between 40 and 45 finished by Friday, July 21. I am not going to worry about rewriting until I have all the poem finished because it does not help my muse if I attempt to rewrite a group of poems before I have completed the entire group. 

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Listen to the Nightingale: A Poem

Listen to the voice of the Nightingale, 
Singing in the Garden of Paradise 
Inviting God's lovers 
To enter through the Gate, 
Which stands open 
To all who hear the trumpet proclaiming 
A New Heaven and Earth.  

Friday, July 07, 2017

Happy Friday or Not

appy Friday, doesn't exactly say how I feel right now. I'm a bit tired because I didn't get much sleep last night. The problem was that I just couldn't calm my over active mind because it was so warm. I like Las Vegas, but the summer heat is beginning to get to me. The temperature last night didn't get below 90 degrees, and this morning it reach 105 before noon. 

Even though, I didn't wake up until 6:00 AM, which meant I didn't get my morning stuff done before 7:30 or 8:00 AM, I took three small bags of trash to the dumpster. After tossing the trash, I walked around the block.  If I'm going to continue walking in the morning, I'll have to start it before 6:00 AM because after that time it's too hot to walk or for that matter do anything outside. 

Las Vegas summer 
Triple digit temperatures 
Into the wee hours 

I hate the idea of sleeping with the air conditioner on, but I may have to start. I can sleep with an ordinary fan, but the air conditioner blowing just above my head plays havoc with my sinuses. I don't know what I'm going to do the rest of the summer, but I'll figure it out or deal with it.   Maybe the best thing to do is just rant about the situation. Ranting doesn't change the situation, but it helps my mood a little bit. 

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July, 
From a Baby Boomer, 
From a survivor. 

I survived 
Childhood 4th of July's 
Full of Roman candles, 
Cherrie bombs, 
Barbecues that went awry, 

Happy 4th of July, 
From a Baby Boomer Survivor. 

Monday, July 03, 2017

Motivational Monday: Welcome to July

It's the first Monday in July, with four more left. Yes, July has five Monday. Five Blue Mondays, five Motivational Mondays, or five Manic Mondays whatever you want to call them. Day when you have to get up and go to work when you'd rather be going fishing or something else fun. Here in Las Vegas they will be five hot Mondays because it's July with temperatures rising to the triple digit. 

Triple digit temperatures are good motivations to work because they will increase the power bills. Hopefully, you are working indoors because out door work, in temperatures like this, is unpleasant to say the least. July is followed by August and more triple digit temperatures. Welcome to July and unpleasant temperatures