Those of you with extended families might understand the rules for watching TV series–there are some that you can only watch when all of you are there. You can’t cheat and watch ahead even if there is nothing else to watch.Continue reading “A is for Alone (Together)”
We thought that we would take an old picture and give it a new color pop….Continue reading “G is for Green”
If you had asked me what was liberating last year, I’m not sure what my answer would have been. It wasn’t really a thought because I wasn’t feeling constrained.Continue reading “L is for Liberating”
Jessica Rabbit, that is. Are any of you surprised that she is my favorite ‘toon? And, yes, it only took 5 days for me to skip around the alphabet…Continue reading “J is for Jessica”
I might have mentioned that we spend a lot of the summer in the pool…Continue reading “D is for (Skinny) Dipping”
One of the best things about summer is time. Things slow down, you get to relax and spend time just enjoying each other.Continue reading “C is for Caress”
The first thing that we always get when people learn that we live in the desert Southwest is “But how do you survive it being so hot?” Followed by the assumption that we live in a kitty litter box.Continue reading “A is for Arizona”
Time to start up those blogs–and if you don’t have one, feel free to send the post/picture to us and we’ll be happy to host it for you.Continue reading “Snake Den A to Z–Prompt for August”
Yes, I know…I haven’t really written in a LONG time….did you miss us?
Let me just be honest. No one would have wanted to hear from me in this sexy space the last Thisdays (that’s what I named the endless day after day of sameness). You might be surprised to hear this but I am a control freak.
YES! Really. I know it is a surprise and I hide it so well.
So, being that control freak, everything out of my control has not been a pretty picture. I have ranted and railed and sulked. I pulled back from most social media because more news just wasn’t helping.
That said, life is starting to have little shoots of green around here. We’ve been out to a couple of really small restaurants that are being safe and are local favorites for date night. I want to say that I’m the easy-going person who can dress up for a date in the house with delivery and make it OK when I really want to be out. I’m not.
Writing just wasn’t really going to flow and it wasn’t fun like it should be. So, I backed away and took some time.
But, it is time to restart things. I am not, however, a person who writes well without a spark to get me going. That’s where the meme comes in.
We will be starting an A-Z meme aptly named the Snake Den A-Z. Clever, huh? Each month will be a different prompt. For August, it will be Summer.
What are the rules? Put the badge on your photo, poem, fiction, article, dissertation or anything else that says summer to you. Want to start with X? Go for it. Only want to do one for the entire month? Go you!
I am not promising that I will do every letter or do them in order. They might be tied to another meme so that they jump around. I MIGHT even repeat a letter. You never know how crazy I’ll get.
So, by Friday we will have the badge on the site and you can grab it. And if you are on Twitter, use the hashtag #SnakeDenAtoZ. Link to badge…
Hope you will join in the fun!!!
When I think of spring in Tucson, I think of getting out and doing things. The weather is sunny, but the extreme heat hasn’t set in yet so we usually do a lot of things like the Renaissance Festival and other outdoor fairs.Continue reading “Spring Here is Summer Everywhere Else”
“We’re going to play a game,” I say, swishing the wine around in my glass.Continue reading “How’s Your Palate?”
Since I have been with Snake more of my life than without him, picking songs becomes a challenge because there are so many.Continue reading “Soundtrack of Charmer and Snake”
Snake and I tend to take quite a few short trips each year. Several to visit family as well as one or two that are just for us to get time to reconnect.Continue reading “We Miss Traveling”
“Remember that day when it rained so much when we were in New York?”Continue reading “Rainy Memories”
I admit that this was the first song that I thought to write about with this prompt. And then I tried to think of another because it was one of my first anthems and I figured that I must have moved past that by now. And started spinning and asked Snake what song told about me and guess what he said? Yup.Continue reading “Charmer’s Take on Only the Good Die Young”
I am spoiled. Totally admit that. Snake takes care of most of the house chores except cooking and he does that on Saturdays if we are cooking at home. Laundry, cleaning, garbage and lately even grocery shopping.Continue reading “Expectation of Service”
Even as a kid I have always taken a lot of photos. We have boxes and albums of my photos and Snake’s photos. Digital just added to the sheer numbers because we don’t have to take them to be developed. And other than storage space, they are free.Continue reading “Charmer’s Take on Photography”
I’ve never been the traditional sports person. I know — I’m *so* traditional in all other ways. I did the ballet thing for a year when I was little, twirled a baton for a minute, hiked, tennis with my dad and Tae Kwon Do in high school. Yes, the occasional recital or competition, but nothing really.Continue reading “We Don’t Do Sports, Do We?”
You’ve chosen to edge yourself for an extra Scrabble tile. Well, it’s only 10 and that really not all that challenging. So, what’s Charmer to do to make it more interesting?Continue reading “Games Within Games”
I’ve never had what I considered a lot of friends. I’ve always been more of a few close friends and a lot of people who I like to do things with. They are casual friends but not the ones who would get a call if I needed something.Continue reading “Friendship”
You headed out to bring back breakfast while I finished getting ready. We wanted to do some poking around the small shops that we had seen when we were driving in the previous night and grab lunch at a bistro we’d heard about.Continue reading “Breakfast in Bed”
When I started to think about writing for this prompt, I knew that my answer to “Is home a Place or Person?” had to be both. At least for me.Continue reading “Home is Where You Love”
Needs. Wants. How to figure out which is which and even more important, how to balance it all.
I wish I had a good answer on how I do it. I don’t think that I do it all that well at times. I think that I confuse my own wants and needs quite often. I might think it’s a need, but is it? Or do I just want it so much that I think that I need it?Continue reading “Charmer’s Thoughts on Balancing Needs”
It’s never too late for holiday lights, right?
Or… is it ever TOO EARLY?! Newp. Happy Boobday!Continue reading “Festive Boobday”
Priorities are always a struggle for me. Personal relationship ones are easy. I tend to love spending time with and doing things for the people in my life.Continue reading “Charmer’s Priorities for 2020”