Jump up with anticipation, ready to hit the road
packing up the car, loaded to the brim
suit cases, sleeping bags, fishing rods, games and don’t forget the snacks.
run back in for Mr. blankie and baby Ellie. God forbid we forget them.
Counting license pates, telling stories catching up on life’s events, playing my little eyes see something that is blue, singing 100 bottles of coke on the wall, everyone talking and nobody listening. Laughing and giggling stopping for a pit stop, filling up with gas and a treat.
Those days are imbedded in my mind, so chaotic and so much fun, up at the crack of dawn but time goes by, kids grow up, move out and make their way. We’re left with memories that enrich our lives with stories to be told.
Jump up with anticipation ready to hit to road,
packing up the car, loaded to the brim
computors, golf clubs a stroller, food, snacks for all. This time no kids but 2 Dogs, 2 cats, 3 Adults time to hit the road trip. Run back in for the CBD in case the cat howl’s and dog’s growls get too much, God forbid we forget them.
Some things have changed but not that much we just replaced our kids for 4 furry legged ones.
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Today at d’Verse Peter, asked us to write a circle poem that begins where it ends and ends where it begins.
I’ve never done this before but when I read Dwight’s poem at Roth’s poetry it was so much fun, I thought I might as well try it since I woke up with nada. I remembered David’s words after reading his awesome circle poem today saying “Cindy, of course you can write in these groups if you try” after telling him that I wasn’t equipped to learn all of these rules etc”. Well, one thing is sure and that’s that I’m not sure I followed it right but at all but at least I gave it a try and it was fun and hey, it’s Fri-Yay Funday!
My husband is hoping I’ll join he and my son for some lake fun so they can golf and I can watch the animals. Hahahahaha… I haven’t decided if this is fun for me or them so the jury’s out whether I go or not but it would be a good break from coyote guarding.
Have a great weekend and have some fun, no matter what you do.
Yay! Have Fun… 🥳🥳🥳
Awwwww thanks!!! 💖
I’m still a maybe 🤣🤣🤣😹😹🙀😾🐶🐕
It’s actually quite catchy….well written, dear Cindy….
Oh Navin, thanks for that it was a bit intimidating throwing myself into that mix… but you know me.. I had to give it a whirl, so thanks. 😘
You’re welcome….you’re actually cool, trying something different….leaving your comfort zone….have a peaceful evening ❤️ ✨
That’s a great compliment in and of itself Navin!!!!
many thankthanksw!!! All the best and yiou have a good day! 💖
You’re very welcome, Cindy ✨ ❤️
Good poem 🙂
And that looks like a lot of enjoyment. 😍
Thanks so much EC!!!! It’s a chaotic crazy car right but sure to entertain IF i go.. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Wow, the circle poem is awesome Cindy. You did it well ❤️❤️❤️ And have fun on your roadtrip…. with the furry legged kids. 🤣🤣🤣 Stay safe Cindy 🥰🥰🥰
Oh you’re so sweet Preeths!!! I felt so inadequate with such poets but that’s nice to hear…. soooo thanks! I will dear and you have a good weekned as well!! 💖💖💖
Wohoooo, time passes and memories left in our minds for forever.
I hope you will join your family company too dear Cindy. I can imagine how blessed your Friday is. Niceeeee post and poetry as always.
Oh thanks so much rising Star! It’s good to see you here and I hope you enjoy your weekend as well!!!!
awww you’re very sweet! 💖
Hmmm, yeah, my weekend is also going so good. Thanks dear, XO 💞🤗
oh YAY!!!!! 💖💖👏👏👏👏most welcome!
Nice poem Cindy. The cat is cute❤
Thanks Nawaz and you don’t even like cats!!!
I just don’t tend to like animals. But I have made friends with a stray kitten recently….she comes to me in search of food these days😅
Oh how sweet…. she will be your new BFF until until you have to leave.. or maybe take her with you.. 💖🤣🤗
Nah…I like her but that much…all animals are good until they don’t come near!🤣
Or until they won’t leave you alone … like minew 🤣🤣🤣
Another Fun Friday, Cindy. I like it that you are always giving yourself new challenges. This time doing a round on camping. How are the cats at the license plate game? Maybe you could play, Birdie, birdie, who sees the birdie? 🙂 By the time I married Peggy and inherited two teenagers, they were more into teenage things. We did go camping in Death Valley, at Pt. Reyes and the Grand Canyon, however. The latter ended up in a snow storm. Later, I would take the kids on backpacking trips, which was my favored form of camping. They were great.
Peggy still likes the license plate game. Kids or no kids. –Curt
Thanks so much Curt for the kindness as I felt a little like a fish out of water doing it which the cats would have liked 🤣🤣. Damn I should have consulted you on that car license plate game.. taht would have been a fun add on.. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
What special memories it sounds like you had. I wish I’d done Grand Canyon with the kids and more of that but it would have done me in with the drop offs and counting 1 2 3 4 for a head count all day!!! Peggy is a good egg. I’m always on my computer.. that’s why I like to read your stories since i drive by and miss some of the scenery,, lol
Thanks for visinting and have a great weekend!! 💖💖💖
Cats would have glommed on to that fish out of water. Especially if it was still wiggling. 🙂 Peggy sucks me into her license plate game. And working our way through the alphabet via roadsigns. I’ve avoided I Spy for the most part.
Four would have kept you busy, especially when they were little tykes.:)
Glad you enjoy the stories! –Curt
they sure would have!!!
that’s great she can still work her charm on you!
Oh man, totally!! 💖💖💖💖
Always enjoy them!
And have fun with furry friends!!!
Thanks a lot Akshita!~ 💖💖💖 I will if I go
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ROAD TRIP 0!!!!!!!
Thanks a lot!!!! 💖💖💖🤗
😀 😀 <3 <3
<3 <3 <3
HEARTLY ACCEPTED !
Gracious and happy!💖
there ya go!!!!!!
A great poem celebrating those golden memories of life on the toad Cindy, I think you should head out and join the boys 😊🤩🤩
Oh you’re so sweet Ingrid!!!!
Thanks so much for your encouragement on both levels.
The boys LOVE you!!! 🤣💖
Have fun! I hope the weather stays good for you 🙂
You’re soooo kind… I’m sitting in the sun as I type watching the fisherman drift by and the birds sing. 💖 Thank you and happy Saturday to you! ❤️
Sounds idyllic 💕
soooo much so and not even any ants biting me.. lol!💖🤣
Cindy, are you having fun yet? I hope so. <3
LOL!!!🤣. always a mixed blessing Cheryl. The cat choir setled and Star didn’t get sick for the first time which is awesome and she’s not being the bush dweller that she usually is here (hiding under the bed and tables etc. Thanks!! ❤️
Awww that’s sweet❤❤❤
Woohoo! That was so much fun, Cindy! Have a fantastic time! ❤❤❤
Thanks Jeff! Glad you enjoyed it!
It’s beautiful here and looking forward to it. Happy weekend to you as well 💖
I did, indeed! You’re very welcome, Cindy! Ah, lovely to know. Thank you, my friend. ❤️
Thanks dear Jeff!!! ahhhh yes!💖
Way to go Cindy! Welcome to d’Verse. Such good memories! Can’t wait to get on the Road again!! Well done.
Thank you so much Dwight!!! The cat choir was alive and active but such a better trip this time car wise. I hope you can get away soon!!💖
We probably will take a side trip in the near future!
Oh nice… just even a ride is nice!! 💖
Yes it is…
I’ve never had a cat (3) that likes riding in cars. Have a great weekend! 😃
it was def the cat choir but no one got sick this time thank goodness and no CBD oil was needed ffv b either. Thanks John and have a great one as we/!!
Now that’s a fun Fri-Yay sister, sounds like an adventure is brewing! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs and love my dear ❤❤❤
Your cat reminds me of how my fur babies traveled with me cross country, what a hoot 😆
Oh I’ve done that once with my daughters 2 cats and that was a major ordeal!!!! 💖🙀🙀
The cat choir was underway but Star did the best she’s ever done this time and is no worse for wear for which is awesome!!! So far so good, thanks and you have a good one as well!!! Thanks and back at cha! 💖💖💖❤️❤️🙏🌷
I love this.❤️
So much appreciated Laleh!!! 💖🙏🙏🙏
My absolute pleasure sweetheart.❤️😘
Have Fun Cindy. Loved the poem. 😍
Thanks and thanks Kumar!!!! Glad you liked it! 💖
Looks a great Fun weekend on the cards Cindy. Enjoy yourselves 💃🏻🤗💖
It’s always an experience with all of the animals in the car but it was they did better than usual!!!
Thanks Ashok and you enjoy yours as well! 💖
Yaayyy!!! That’s fun time!!! And it’s a beautiful writing Cindy! Circles of life so well depicted 😊
Aw..the cat looks all set to go! This was a brilliant write, Cindy! Enjoy your trip!🥳❤️
Funny ! At first I thought you were doing too many things at once and were repeating what you had just written.
Finally got it. Well done . Have a great and fun weekend.😂
I could have easily repeated myself …lol… 🤣 glad you got and liked my drift! 💖
Fun! I am a big weekend warrior. I ride my horse on trail in the spring and fall and baddie board all summer. I love to hike year round.
Oh very cool. You are a bad ass outdoors woman!!! A girl after my own heart Sarah~!
I love it! 💖
We will have to meet some day and go on an adventure.
All bets on!💖
I loved the way you explained your preparation for the trip in the past and how you replaced them at present. It’s really good!!
Oh thanks so much Joyce! It kid of is how things circle back it seems. 💖💖💖💖 Have a great day!
You are welcome. You too have a great day..
Thanks and you too!!!
You make me laugh, girlie! I hope you have a lovely break, and hopefully it won’t be all about the boys! Oh, and I appreciate the way you kind of follow the rules, adding your own special provisions! (And, look at that follower total now: almost 1500, holy cow! You’re amazing!) 🌞
Oh awesome.. laughing is good. I’ve gotta hurry and lock them out….lol .. i have more to do alone.. lol. birds of a feather?!?! Thanks.. awwww you’re too kind! 💖💖💖🌷🌷🌷
I love road trips. They have so many stories, so much fun. Your cat looks to be having fun. 😀
I am hoping you enjoyed a lot. Take Care. Stay Safe.
They are fun and were doing awesome. Ollie is like a dog so has fun whereever we go.. Star on the other hand is under the dresser. I’m having moments of joy Kritika. Thanks for your kind wishes! 💖💖💖
That is superb. Glad you are enjoying (Hearts)
My pleasure always 🙂
How wonderful to be able to redo all those camping trips with your furry friends.
Right? I’m a glutton for punishment.. 🤣🤣🤣
Cindy, I hope you are having a grand trip. I guess a round trip is as good a metaphor for a circular poem as you can get. “We pulled out of the garage, excited for our sojourn…We pulled back into the garage, weary but not forlorned.”
oh I like that Keith… round trip! It’s gorgeous here but the turn around is quick and I yearn for days not hours to unwind and chillax. Ooooh I like that.. that about sums up my trip. 🤣🤣🤣💖💖💖💖
Woah! Hope you had fun at the trip Cindy! Lovely minutes of reading and reliving few stories in this post! Have a great week ahead!! 🌸
It’s always a good practice with short trips to enjoy the journey and not project the quick ending but threading them together somehow, awwww thanks so much for visiting and your kind hearted comment!!! You have a great week ahead too!💖💖💖
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In essence – full circle, but the joy and anticipation remains strong.
Yes, it’s soooo true Paul….
The difference… I know too much about fast turn arounds these days and the cat choir that comes with the territory.. lol.🤣
Thanks for the visit…. It’s always appreciated! 💖
🙂 my pleasure Cindy
Your cat looking like it’s in charge of directions cracked me up 🤣
I know hysterical. this last trip was quite the ordeal. 1🤣🤣🤣
Wow! You are so generous and smooth writer. 🙏
And you are so kind!
Thank you sooo much!💖
This is awesome
Hey, thanks so much.. don’t think we know each other yet. Nice to meet you💖