DP Daily Prompt: Think Global, Act Local

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“Think Global.” Write a post connecting a global issue to a personal one.

There is a global concern about the change of climate due to global warming. Here at home our weather is very uncertain. There was a time when we knew how much snow we will have, I mean approximately. Now we have rain instead of snow, no I am  not complaining , I know I do not have to shovel rain yet I am concerned about this change.

How will this change of weather affect us, will it be detrimental to farmers who expect a certain kind of weather to grow food. If this happens food will be expensive, they already are and how much more can a family afford to pay for produce that they need daily!

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365 Writing Prompts: The Clock

Write about anything you’d like. Somewhere in your post include the sentence, “I heard the door slam, and immediately looked at the clock.”

This morning I noticed the sky was exceptionally white, the trees were still and the bare branches seemed frozen. I had an eerie feeling it probably is the calm before the storm.

Not another storm I thought, we just had one not that long ago, the sky looked the same as today. That storm dumped forty-five cm. of snow.

I checked the weather channel, I saw no faces what happened I thought. Anytime it’s this silent it scares me.

Oh no I see Chris the weatherman, he is predicting lots and lots of snow, what should I do, start cooking in case the power goes off, or wait and see, these winter storms are terrible, not only we get too much snow,the strong wind blows the snow all over the places.

As I was trying to decide if I should believe the weatherman and get things ready so we have food if the power goes off, I was  feeling so lazy I wasn’t   getting any energy to cook,to read, to write to do anything.

I was struggling to decide what I should do, “I heard the door slam, and immediately looked at the clock.” It was barely nine am, who could it be, I stood up and looked out it was the person from the “Geek Squad” he was here to deliver the new dish washer and take the old one.

I went and opened the door, in came a tall young man with a million dollar smile, “where will I put the dish washer?” he asked.

“In the kitchen”, I said.

“I am in a hurry, he said, I won’t be able to install this today, the wind is picking up, I have to be back in the store with the old one, before the storm gets worse.”

“Storm, I said,  where is it ?”

“It’s coming, get your scoop and shovel ready,” he said!

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DP Daily Prompt: Buffalo Nickel

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Dig through your couch cushions,your purse,or the floor of your car and look at the first coin you find. What were you doing that year?

I dug out a dime from my huge, “Eddie Bauer Bag, ” it shows 1914. the winter that year was harsh, we had heaps and heaps of never ending snow. Nature was in a bad mood, perhaps we did not recycle the items we should have,did not try to use carpool to avoid using more fuel than is necessary for our daily life.

Then I had a bird in our chimney who by chance landed in a place where it could not get out from,our felines were not liking the noise the bird was making to get out. Finally I was able to get hold of the ‘Orkin Man,’ he successfully got the poor hungry  bird out and took him to give it some food and let it fly away to its home in the wilderness.

My daughter and I visited our favorite city,’Montreal’ we rented an apartment for ten days, we walked, shopped and had a great time, at the end of our holidays, we realized we bought more things than we should have, therefore had to buy extra suitcase to bring them home.

Back at home we were afraid winter was peeking its silly head,we knew we  have to be prepared for it.

The month of December in 1914 was awesome, we did have snow but the rain washed it away and in our city we had green Christmas, it’s something very unusual. I liked the thought of no snow no shoveling.

These are some things I remember about 2014!

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DP Daily Prompt: Sparkling or Still

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What’s your idea of a perfect day off: One during which you can quietly relax, doing nothing, or one with fun activity lined up after the other? Tell us how you’d spend your time.

My perfect day off is when the skies are blue, sun is shining brightly, no clouds in the sky to hit us with precipitation, especially snow.

Snow to me means no free time, either I have to go out with the shovel to clear the driveway or get someone to do the job, in both cases I cannot relax. When things are done by other people they tend to cheat,they fail to do a good job, so I see snow here and there and I get irritated, in such circumstances I need to go out and do what’s left undone.

I always hope there will be no snow on my off day to help me relax. My kind of relaxation is no playing activity but sit with a book to pass time reading and listening to my favorite songs. this is what is relaxing in my mind!

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DP Daily Prompts: Autumn Leaves

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Changing colors,dropping temperatures, pumpkin spice lattes; do these mainstays of fall fill your heart with warmth— or with dread?

After an extremely hot summer, fall is a welcome change, the temperatures cool off , the leaves change into a variety of colors, all this is a pleasant sight for a little while,but when the leaves fall on the ground, the bare branches of trees, immediately reminds me winter is ready to change its place with fall.

This is the time it is scary. the early snowfall in November, transforms nature into a white blanket of snow everywhere, on trees, on the ground on the roofs of houses, on the streets, children have a wonderful time playing with this free plaything.

Then it starts to be dreadful, the short days, the strong wind and heaps and heaps of snow, covering everything is no longer a happy sight, with doorways, driveways packed with snow, the task of removing the white stuff is an ordeal, no one enjoys.

The slippery roads, the unploughed streets makes moving hazardous. are a   characteristic feature of winter and I do not enjoy fall because I know winter is not far behind.

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DP Daily Prompt: Set for Solstice

pad2014-s.png (308×60) Today’s summer solstice the longest day of the year(in the northern Hemisphere). How are you taking advantage of the extra hours of light this time of the year? Do you like it, or already miss earlier sunsets?

I do like extra hours of light, there are so many things we can do, go for a walk, enjoy the sun outdoors and warm days.

Shorter days means the  cold days and nights and the dreaded winter.

Where I live the days are too short, the sunsets at 4 pm which is too early, I really do not look forward to shorter days. It means winter is close, the snow,the cold windy days scares me. We have to put on extra layers of clothing to stay warm.

What I really like is temperate climate , not too cold in the winter and not too hot in the summer.

 

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DP Daily Prompt: Climate Control

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The idea that the weather and the people’s moods is connected is quite old.Do you agree? If yes, how does the weather affect your mood?

I agree the weather is connected with people’s moods. The past winter is proof of that, I remember when the snow started in December I thought, good it will end in February and we’d have a gorgeous spring and summer.

My calculation was wrong, the snow continued to fall beyond February,the days were too cold, the thought of snow and clearing it was a nightmare, then the town plow would show up like a giant monster blocking our driveway which we just finished clearing. When this happens everyday, it is impossible to be in a  good mood. 

I know weather is responsible for our moods,good or bad!

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/05/31/dp-daily-promp…limate-control

DP Daily Prompt: Reason to Believe

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In reason to believe, Bruce Springsteen sings, At the end of every hard-earned day, people find some reason to believe. What’s your reason to believe?

At the end of every difficult season I have reason to believe the next one is going to be better. Winter started early, every day I believed it will not last too long because it started early. December,January,February, March and even April did not spare us from the dreaded snow.

While nature was lashing its fury on us a section of the population was loving it,they were raising their price for clearing the snow, between nature and some people we were being squeezed out of our money pretty fast. Even then I thought this cannot last forever,there still is hope of better days,when the snow will find some other place to torment and leave us alone.

This is May 1st and I am not convinced snow has done its job and will not come back till December. The sun is shining today, let’s hope our cold winter is ready to move on and leave us to enjoy some much needed warm days. My reason to believe this is because we had too many days of cold weather and we deserve some good warm weather.

 

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DP Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues

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We all feel down from time to time. How do you combat the blues? What’s one tip you can share with others that always helps to lift your spirits?

Lately I’m feeling blue about the weather, which continues to bother me. Our winter started I’d say from late November. Almost every day it snows, if there is one good day there’ll be several stormy days. I fear about losing power,which means everything will be at a standstill, to me no power means, no internet,no warm food, no bath, no heat nothing. I picture myself counting the hours and wondering when power will be restored.

Right now we are having a windstorm why Nature is so angry I cannot tell. Yes we are responsible, we have too many vehicles on the road polluting our skies,earth and what have you.

We have garbage thrown everywhere polluting the town or city we live in. We fail to realize we are the reason our weather has changed. One positive thing that came out of this is we are learning to recycle, which could have started a while ago,but it’s a good beginning.

When I am sad I listen to my favorite songs, I read my favorite book,I talk to my kittens, who probably wonder , “What’s wrong with her, she is too nice today?” Then there is the piano I play for a few seconds and stop because the last time I played was a long time ago,I seem to have forgotten a lot of it. My best way of lifting my spirits is to get my cook books and read the delicious recipes in there, I start my preparation, soon enough I forget what bothered me in the first place.

My one tip for someone who is having a bad day,would be to advise them to open a dessert cook book and read the recipes,pretend they are going to create that wonderful cheesecake they think about from time to time and imagine eating a slice of that wonderful creation and say to themselves, “Who says I am not a good cook, look what I have created,it’s delicious!”

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DP Daily Prompt: Walking On The Moon

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I saw some pictures of astronauts on the moon,it looked like they were hopping. I know lack of gravity made them look like they were walking in slow motion. Whatever we choose to call it I guess we are free to do so.

When I first tried to walk on ice I wasn’t sure I’d be able to succeed without falling and breaking my leg. I managed to walk slowly, every step I took felt like it was an accomplishment.

It might seem weird to people who are born and brought up in a cold country, to them walking on ice is no big deal.

I was born and brought up in a country where the word snow is unknown. When I tell them how difficult it is to walk on snow or ice

they do not get it.

Although I live in a cold country now , I still am scared to walk on snow or ice.

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