Life’s trios come easy and hard so I always have a helmet and a hammer and turn my frown to smiles and sing…If I had a hammer because I’m finally going to have a shower and a tub too!
I’m singing you a song today for a prayer and some love!
Happy Fun Fri-Yay My friends,
I’m not gonna lie, it’s been a helluva a month and the hardships have been many BUT I’m taking each moment as it comes and trying to stay present as I forge ahead. My poetry has been a little reflective of not only our world but my days as I continue to face what comes my way. To be honest, I’m tired. I wear my heart on my sleeve and my emotions are on the surface. Thank God for a helmet.
They say life comes in 3’s and it does appear that way but I’m digging out (literally around here) and I’m celebrating some fun things that put the Yay in my day and one of them is Fun Fri-Yay and seeing all of you. Playing with the Emojikus with my Friend Goff James at Art, Music, Photography, Poetry and Quotations is always fun and we have a few players this month which was fun.
I’ll give you a tour of the update of my bedroom and bathroom so far and wait until you see my “No Mow” Lawn! I’m tickled and so is Hunter and Ollie.
As you may know Goff and I coined Emojiku and invite you all to play if and when the spirit moves you. Thanks to Goff he handles all of the postings but feel free to reach out to me and well and he’ll get them up and out there and link to your post.
I love our comments in our posts because you never quite know where they will take you. See this one from my friend David over at Skeptic’s Kaddish and his AWESOME Emojiku.
Here’s the backstory of how David and I started our Emojiku:
you know, Cindy, since you always respond to my heart emojis with even more emojis, I sometimes wonder how long you’d go on responding to me if I kept on responding back to you with more emojis 😜 😜 😜 – would we create an infinite emoji loop?!
lol.. I know David. Maybe that’s why I’m never caught up. ha! 😂
Maybe so 😘
👌🏼 Emojiku rules
😘 days start with a kiss and hug
💖 Stay loopy in love
ok your turn to play!! 💖 😂🤗💖
👌🏼 friendly agreement
😘 kisses fly across oceans
💖 hearts burst with sparkles
Yes with me and Goff ….. Do you mind if I post it?
there’s a site for emojikus? seriously?
sure, I don’t mind 😀
Without further ado.. our Spontaneous Collab Emojiku. TADA…..
👌🏼 Emojiku rules
😘 Days start with a kiss and hug
💖 Stay loopy in love
👌🏼 Friendly agreement
😘 Kisses fly across oceans
💖 Hearts burst with Sparkles
I tip my hat to you for your poetic acknowledgment of his courageous spirit, as well as condemning Russian President Putin as a war criminal. Indeed! If it’s alright, I’d like to share a short poem I wrote… ( It wasn’t only just alright, it made my day. It’s the little things that matter most!)
🌻 A sunflower for sharing
💞 Our hearts through words and caring
📣 To speak aloud
😇 Above the crowd
☮️ With peace to guide our bearing
And finally, Goff and Cindy’s Emojiku for the month:
💖 Hearts floating at sea
🌊 Ride the waves collecting souls
🌔 Sun, Moon, Stars Shed light
💖 Love unanchored drifts
🌊 Lost amid the ocean’s dreams
🌔 Neath the silver moon
Join in the emojiku fun and share
To participate use the three emoji prompts 👌 😘 💖and place your response in My Comments Box at Goff’s site here.
Let’s just say, it’s still enjoyable and our team is AWESOME but you best be there every step of the way especially when the ratio is 8 men to 1 woman …. mmmmmuaw. What can I say? My contractor, other half and subs, think everything always looks great esthetically when it comes to placement, as in where outlets and vents should go or how the doors open etc. Just ask a man if the toilet seat should remain up or down. 😂 Your thoughts on this? I’ll bet ya most of the men will want it up and the woman will want it down. Makes sense to me. Ha! Oy vey!
Nothing makes me happier than everyone showing up and doing there job which is no small feat but like I said, I have my hammer. Maybe they’re afraid I’ll use it. 🤷♀️
We have passed our plumbing inspection! Yay! Inspection for insulation is Monday and then we start sheetrock and add doors next week and it will actually start taking shape.
And LOOK 👀…. I have a tub!
My No Mo: Artificial “Grass”
So, we finally have a date for Blaht’s wedding in September and a venue ( I think) and a dress. That is a hip hip hooray! Never mind it’s 4 months away and we don’t have a photographer or music of such, bridesmaids dresses etc but the bachelor and bachelorette parties are well underway. Priorities, priorities. I was thinking it might end up here and who the heck really knows what events might be here so I thought I best spruce up the garden a bit. My stepfather did teach me the 5 P’s. Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance.
This one area outside my gym where my clients come has been a disaster and we can never get things to grow no matter how hard we try so after much debate about synthetic vs natural and it never growing we took the plunge and decided to Go for it. I know for the environmentalists there is a whole debate on plastics and the air etc but at least they are being recycled and with the absorbent water costs and rationing, every little bit helps.
As you know it rarely rains in California except the day we installed it but that didn’t stop these raining men in doing an amazing job. And look how happy the animals all are including me! I even taught outdoor yoga there the other day. It was awesome and makes my heart sing.
As they say, if mama ain’t happy ain’t nobody happy!
Here’s to Sheereen our Lightening Bug who just said “take care Cindy, don’t stress much, work can be stressful sometimes. Just dance your way out❤❤😅”. I just thought of this song when she said it and there is no better time than to dance and sing than now. Thanks Nawaz! 😘
And just one more thing… promise! I just had to share this with you. Remember when I said my mother in law came to visit as a hawk this when my stepdad died? Well we were driving in the car with my mom and my Father in law and he was looking at the brochure of my Stepdad’s funeral and said “Mom died April 10th too 4 years ago”. None of us even noticed that. We all just looked at each other with no skepticism at all.
The next day I went to my friends Dad’s celebration of life and she said “oh how wild, as soon as my dad died we started walking and 3 hawks flew overhead. It was my dad, my mom and my sister. I brought her 3 hawk feathers that day.
In closing, remember life is a journey, take each day as it comes, forge ahead, stay present and stop, look and listen to messages that are trying to make their way to your heart. Listen with your whole heart to the people you love, say no when you’ve had enough and need some respite. Love yourself so much that you can be the light of the world to others.
Thanks truly for tuning in and make it a wonderful Fun Fri-Yay and weekending!