Quadrille ~ Bold

today’s prompt:  bold


feeling miserable thanks Santa
flu, lovely Christmas present
coughs, sneezes, aches, fatigue
fifteen days forward semi-relief
incoming text gift certificate deletion
grandmother attempts fix sad situation
store reps broken English spoken
aggravation beyond belief experience
follow-up request boldness denies
scrapped certified idiot forehead banner

https://dversepoets.com/2023/01/09/q44-167-bold-ly-go/

S~U~R~P~R~I~S~E

written for TMP76 ~ Portal Schmortal

 

today’s prompt:  portal

Is constant change bothersome to you?
My answer to that question in recent years is ‘yes’.

Do you ever take a hiatus from social media inclusive e-mails?
For my emotional health and to work on self-care I chose to
remain offline for a brief period.

Upon return I was overwhelmed to learn of all that transpired
during my absence.
An example, reason it’s imperative to continually keep track
of current events, was change of the Patient Portal which took
place at the medical facility where I’ve been a patient for
several years.

I had no prior knowledge of the change therefore when I
attempted to access my records I faced quite a dilemma.
The username and password were defunct.

There were directions to create a new account which when
followed didn’t exactly work. Thankfully direct contact with a
real person, not an automated menu, resolved the problem.

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2022/10/03/tmp76-portal-schmortal/

Word of the Day ~ Humidity

Wi-fi down
Water brown
Summer resident hometown

Humidity, water vapor
Fluctuates according to temperature
Sultry day difficult find breath of fresh air

Season forward look fun activities
Outdoors face health risk possibilities
Remain indoors old folk, surpass liabilities

Thoughts wander, recollection prime of youth
Life in reverse definite appear quite nice, smooth
Pleasurable memories, lots of stories, untold truths

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2022/07/13/humidity/

Sunday Poser #65

Today’s prompt deals with the topic of advertisements.

Announcements ~ usually via appearance entice people

to make purchases.

With age comes wisdom and I’ve learned tis best to

conduct research of certain items prior to purchase.

Don’t be shy ~ ask questions.

There’s no harm ~ remember adage, ‘never judge a book by its

cover’ as products which appear to be great deals often result in

major disappointments.

A frugal gal, I stick to my old favorites.

Whenever there’s need for a brand-new item I ask others

for their opinions and look to Google for pros and cons,

the process of comparison shopping.

TV ~ I cancelled it three months ago due to high price and

lack of quality show selections.

Believe me this decision was made 100 percent tougher when

dealing with the customer service representatives as it appears

they are trained to sell upgrades and frown on downgrades.

As for social media I may view an advertisement; however, I know

it’s wiser to make my own personal decision based on actual need

rather than be coerced especially to people-please another person.

https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2022/01/30/sunday-poser-65/

5 Things Tuesday ~ Skills Lost

Personal negative effects from the worldwide Pandemic:

  1. Both senior citizen centers I frequented weekly closed;
    no more opportunities for socialization.
  2. Aerobics and Zumba classes stopped plus no option
    for indoor walking those extremely hot summer days.
  3. I rarely saw my youngest daughter and grandchildren
    thus, I missed out on family celebrations.
  4. Bargain shopping became a thing of the past. I dislike
    regular shopping online.
  5. My faith slowly waned as depression showed up and
    alas there went my organizational skills.

https://saltedcaramel670.wordpress.com/2022/01/25/5-skills-you-have-lost-in-the-pandemic/