Daily Prompt: ______ is the new ______

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Click over to your favorite blog, and pick out the 4th and 14th words (that aren’t “the” or “an”). Drop them into this phrase:


“_____ is the new _____.”


There’s your post title. Now write!


Photographers, artists, poets: show us BLANK.

I am not going to say which blog I went to. I do not have one favorite, I have many, so I just went eenie meenie mino mo.

The words are; struggled and colors.

Struggled is the new color.

Now this is some sentence to work with. Come on brain, get ticking. I sit here with squinted eyes, staring at the screen, scratching my head thinking.

Oh, well that didn’t take long. I am writing this prompt from my own view on my life.

Struggling with losing weight, not wanting to eat sweets, not wanting to exercise, not wanting to pull a way from my life on the computer, and smoking.

These are my worst struggles and if I should look at a nice new box of crayons I would say the color is somewhere between gray and black.crayons sweetscigaretteaddictedtointernetexercising-cartoon

These are my nasty habits of life. Oh I am sure I have many more, but these are top-choice, prime beef and high rated.

What to do. The media causes me guilt. All of these topics are super sensitive to me because everyone around me is saying, You naughty girl. Shame, shame, shame.

This next statement makes me choke. I am going to go back and read what I wrote and I am going to see the next sentence staring in my face like a gun getting ready to go off.

I don’t want to change anything right now.

There I wrote it, yes, I read it back and it made me want to run for the hills, because guilt is now seeping into all my open crevices. Attacking my conscience and I was  having such a wonderful morning today.

I don’t want to work on these goals when Al is not here. I want to enjoy the computer and write until my fingers turn black. I want to skip the basic food groups and just grab a quickie. I don’t want to waste one moment of time I  have for alone time.

I do get some exercise, I can’t say I am 100% bad. I do laundry. I scrub toilets and tubs. I push Al in his wheelchair daily. I cook and sweep floors. I use my arms and hands to steady Al’s weight whenever he transfers. I sweep dead leaves from the ramp daily so we don’t slip and I fall and while I am down I am watching Al go racing down the ramp. Oh wow, that sentence gives me the shivers. Watch out! Incoming run-a-way wheelchair.

As for my weight, I lost one hundred pounds a few years back, and I just teeter on the totter on the scales. One week I gain a pound the next week I lose it. I will eat sweets, but I do it differently today than I used to.

Now I take one bite, two at the most and stick it in the trash can. I tasted it, I thrilled from it. I screamed with delight. Before, I would have eaten the entire sweet. I also rarely use an adult dinner plate when I eat. I use the medium size. My plate looks full but my mind is fooled. This is a hard one to pull off because rarely does my mind get tricked.

The smoking issue, well that is a dead ringer for it ain’t gonna happen right now. I have tried before because deep inside I really do want to quit. But each time I tried to stop, when I went back, I smoked more. If I continue to keep trying when I don’t want to quit right now, I will be smoking a carton a day.

So I am putting that off. Stress and sadness and  the fact my brother is so ill, is a reason for me to continue smoking for now. So that is case closed, door slammed, and no arguments from me for now.

Saturday my internet shut down. There was a message I had never seen before. It was yadda, yadda, yadda, but all I could see was I didn’t have my computer. With suggestions from my daughter, I turned it off safely.

I waited a while and tried turning it on again only to hear this ticking sound. Louder than any clock. I turned it off again and waited longer. My daughter then got on here and turned it back on and it was like she is in the wrong business. She had it up and running.

The fact is when you think of something long enough, it does happen. I have been pondering on my computer. It is five years old. I did have it rebuilt and updated this past January, but nothing last forever, right? So there, I cursed myself. I thought about it too long and then it messed up on me. I don’t know how in the world I will ever go without my computer.

It is my life, my silly string to the outside world. It allows me to chat with so many, continue to heal through my writing. And the friends I have made, is just so Wow, Wow, I couldn’t give any of this up. I would just need a tower but that is probably the most expensive piece and as far as prices I want a tough one, not a generic one, so I better start saving my pennies.

Well now, I am done stomping on myself. When I go back over my words I don’t see anything so gross that I am going to lay down in my pretty pillow-top coffin. I think I will change those colors of gray and black and change them to a drab blue color.blue rose


18 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: ______ is the new ______

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  3. Maybe a lot of folks wouldn’t agree with this, but I don’t think you should feel the least bit guilty about not wanting to work on any of those things while you are taking care of Al. Please, it’s amazing you even have time to blog. As far as when the time comes that you are no longer caring for Al, only you will know when the time comes that you are really ready to deal with the other things. It might be better to cross that bridge when you come to it and not feel guilty about avoiding the issues now — you may feel totally different about whether you want to tackle these issues or not when that time in the future gets here.


      • Well, just stick with the tasks you already have — none of the other stuff is likely to kill you if you put dealing with them on hold for the time being, lol. Btw, does Al still do any reading? I was going to send him a lighted magnifier, but then he took a turn for the worse — then when he started getting better I had my little mishap. Now that I am back on here I wanted to ask you before I forgot, can Al still use a magnifier?


      • I bought one for Al but he can no longer see well enough to use it. He has blurred and double vision from the M.S.A. Becky that is such a nice thing, to think of him this way. He sits and holds his cars all the time. That seems to be the only interest he really seeks out anymore


      • I thought that might be the case — when my vision was on the decline I began to lose interest in reading. It was just too much trouble. I was provided with audible books, and there were some tv shows and movies that were “descriptive” (meaning, a voice would audibly describe what was going on in the show/movie while it was playing). I know that “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” was one tv show that was described, and there are probably others — it requires a stereo tv and the settings being on something other than “stereo,” but I can’t recall what it needs to be set on. My memory is kind of bad right now — I’ll have to look into that and see what I can find out about which shows are described and what the settings have to be — it might make Al’s down time a little more entertaining. I’ll try to get back with you on that if you think it might be something that would interest Al.


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