Thanks for your patience everyone. Finally posting this at noon. My nephew arrived later than expected to a very clean house (my friends are SO good) we had a WONDERFUL visit. His girlfriend is wonderful and so is he. I wrote my wordzzles very fast and I'm not rereading them so I hope they make sense.
The words for this week's ten word challenge were: France, cold weather, backhoe, light and shadow, Humane society, ambivalent, “Happy Birthday, Sarah Jane,” Martians, Thanksgiving Day Parade, green eyes Mini Challenge: she’ll be comin' round the mountain when she comes, pumpkin pie, yellow jacket, short-changed, life after 50
Here's my ten-word offering for this week:
Happy Birthday, Sarah Jane, Louisa whispered gazing at the beautiful baby girl in her arms. At this moment, holding her brand new daughter in her arms, she couldn’t believe that she had been so ambivalent about her unexpected pregnancy. She wondered if Sarah Jane would grow up to have George’s green eyes. You look like your father little one. So naughty of you to arrive so early while your father is still in
And here's my mini challenge:
Life after 50 was turning out to be pretty good. She looked at the gathering around the lavish Thanksgiving table and smiled with contentment. Even Francis in his hideous yellow jacket couldn’t take from the beauty of the scene. She might have been short-changed in the realm of blood relatives, but this family of friends was the best anyone could wish for. She smiled at them standing around the piano singing “she’ll be comin round the mountain.” Martha couldn’t carry a tune but she sang with such joy that it didn’t matter. This was as good as a life could get. Anyone want pumpkin pie, she called out and was greeted with a chorus of happy “yeses.”
And the mega challenge:
Sarah Jane thought she might as well be living with Martians for all she had in common with her family. She and her brothers and sisters were as different as light and shadow. She loved
This week's vanity wordzzle used the words: snowdrop, palate, boomerang, soft, mushroom, tongue, belt, oblique, fortuitous, lounge
Rich tastes of mushroom and spices and gravy and tender meat rolled across her tongue and boomeranged off her soft palate, caressing her taste buds, but more than that, touching something deeper in her being. This meal had not been casually prepared, nor was it just some fortuitous mix of fine ingredients well prepared. It was a work of art, a work of divine inspiration. She cast an oblique, sidelong glance at Antonio. He seemed such a puffed up buffoon as he lounged idly across the loveseat, his overly simple clothes adorned only by the huge and ornate belt buckle, the little white kitten which he called SnowDrop nestled in his arms. She wanted to detest him - the arrogant fool - yet each bite of this glorious meal dragged her deeper under his spell, and by the time she had sipped the last drop of her coffee, she knew that she would follow him anywhere.
Special thanks to Melli for next week’s 10 word challenge and to Chatty for the mini challenge words.
Next Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: palace, hypocrite, canned air, telephone, biscuit, pinball, acorn, customary, fruit juice, waterfall
Mini Challenge: buyer's remorse, lava, haphazard, mildew, soup to nuts
Thanks for playing. For those who are new, here are some guidelines to make the process more fun.
Enjoy! See you next week.
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