The Pantry Mouse and Me

Sadje asks:


The mouse speaks

I’m in your pantry and I can’t get out

Every jar is sealed and it makes me pout

This isn’t fair, as my notes point out,

So get in here and let me out!

Well, you might wonder what happened to the little pantry mouse. She escaped the broom by a whisker and her cute selfie (don’t ask me how) was copied and pasted all over the internet! Then she found on revisiting the scene of her imprisonment, for another selfie, that someone had left a crumb of cheese with this note attached:

ME —

I see your tale’s been spread about

Scared you were I have no doubt

But just to show that I’m no lout

Take this cheese & then stay out!

Share Your World 7-13-2020

SYW pizzashare

Well, here’s my first post for Melanie’s Share Your World — yaay! Thanks, Melanie, for sharing your “safe space.” Also thanks to Alistair for making his “shares” an entertaining feature on his blog for some time. I can’t match his wit and I won’t even try, but it’s fun to do something that brings the world together even in this small way rather than dividing it.

What song always gets you out on the dance floor?

No brainer: Santana’s “Smooth”! Pulls me right out of my seat. I’m not sure I know what the lyrics are saying even.

What’s your favorite sleeping position?

On my side mostly, but these days the rheumatoid arthritis makes sleeping that way hard on my shoulders. 😦

If you could snap your fingers and instantly make the world better, what would you do?

Abolish small talk? 😂 I’m quite the failure at it.

Also abolish Twitter. Now that would be an idea!

Seriously though, there are so many evils in the world and they all begin with the human heart. So I would start there and have everyone granted the vision to see each other as they are, made in the image of God, created to love Him and each other.

What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done, and why did you do it?

One of the scariest things was when I was a kid walking down a lonely stretch of country road and a pack of angry, barking dogs came running towards me from the side of a farmhouse. I knew if I ran I was done for. So I just kept walking while they circled around me barking furiously. I kept my breathing steady, no sudden movements and kept walking, never meeting their eyes, just looking straight ahead. After about what felt like forever, their owner whistled for them and they ran off. Whew.

Then I walked that road again, and again, always with a bit of dread, I guess to prove to myself that I could face my fears, Who knows? Kids do stupid things! 🙄

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I am so thankful for fellow bloggers who bring so much pleasure to my life through their thoughts and writing. You open my eyes to different experiences and challenges that are so different from my own. Here’s to you folks! Sláinte!🍻