Walking Through Fields and Over The Rainbow

Hi, there peeps how are you? I hope this new week finds you in good spirits and if not that you find all the support you need. Am sending you lots of love and good vibes to master anything that comes your way.

We’ve started our day very quiet. Long stay in bed, breakfast, feeding the beasts (yes, chicken and a dog can have beastly qualities LOL) and then a drive to the garage to get the best husbands car checked out again. The garage is just in the next village so we took the chance to walk the dog back through the fields. It was a lovely morning but a little fresh and I enjoyed having the husband with me. It doesn’t happen often anymore because of his trouble walking so that was a huge treat.

This was “through the fields” in 2019

At home, we had another cup of coffee and some more rest in bed before lunch. After that, we started chores here and there. I used the time to hoover upstairs and dust most of the house. As we love our collected fossils we have them all over the place which makes dusting a bit of an exercise. A couple of years ago I thought of getting a feather duster that would make it easier but I could not find an affordable one that isn’t made of plastic. Never mind. So I keep using an ancient cloth which doesn’t make the chore any more enjoyable. I kept myself motivated thinking: At least if I keep doing it, it makes the house look nice and selling it will be easier.

Why does Grammarly pick up on “an ancient cloth”? Surely “So I keep using ancient cloth which doesn’t make the chore any more enjoyable” isn’t right? Their edits often give me headaches…

I also finished an interesting audiobook by Will Storr. It’s called “The Science of Storytelling” and brought conventional theories of storytelling together with psychological studies. He used lots of examples from literature to underline his ideas and theories. That was great and helped me to understand more where he was coming from. I already had read about some of it in Randy Ingermanson’s “Novel Writing for Dummies”. Both say that one way of telling a compelling story is to know your characters well. Will Storr works with something called “The Sacred Flaw” which means that your character developed an idea about how to control his or her or their environment which is flawed. The story then lives by the heroes struggle to change that theory and eventually change him-, her or themselves. It’s worth reading if you are interested in storytelling.

So, that’s my Monday but I also want to share my world with Melanie’s sometimes challenging questions 🙂

Melanie’s Questions for this week are:

QUESTIONS

(Two ‘seasonal’ and two plain today)

What is the scariest game (board or on-line) you ever may have played?

What’s just ‘over the rainbow” for you?

Do you have to watch something upbeat after watching a suspense or horror movie so you can go to sleep?

Is there intent behind every action?

GRATITUDE SECTION  (as always, optional)

Feel free to share some gratitude with folks today!   Thanks!   

video credit: TEDx via YouTube

Please find the prompt post and lots of creative answers here.

What is the scariest game (board or on-line) you ever may have played?

I have never played a scary game. But maybe I am simply too old to remember 😉

What’s just ‘over the rainbow” for you?

Oh, I have to think about that one a little. “Over the Rainbow” isn’t an expression that’s used a lot in Germany so I didn’t grow up with the films or songs connected with it. I love to take rainbow pictures and even sometimes think of the pot of gold at the end of it. Then I also think of leprechauns too. Would be nice to one. The pot of gold not the leprechaun 😉

Do you have to watch something upbeat after watching a suspense or horror movie so you can go to sleep?

Nope. I need a cup of tea because a good cuppa solves everything 😉

Is there intent behind every action?

I assume so but I doubt we are always aware of what that intent is.

GRATITUDE SECTION  

Feel free to share some gratitude with folks today! 

I am grateful for you!

I am grateful for all bloggers who keep the blogosphere going with their challenges and memes.

I am grateful to have enough to eat & drink and a roof over my head.

I am grateful that we made it so far without getting COVID.

I am grateful for free healthcare.  

And what are you grateful for?

Happy Monday to you!

Please stay safe, stay kind and remember you are awesome!

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