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Friday, August 2, 2013
August 2nd Challenge
it’s Christina –
morning. It is SO pretty out today, but isn’t that usually the case after a
rainy day? Everything has been given a thorough cleaning … except the mud
puddles that is. LOL.
the car registered and inspected yesterday. I was so excited when it passed
inspection. Not that there was any reason for getting excited, the car is only
five years old, of course it should pass inspection. I guess it’s a throwback
reaction to all those years I was driving around in clunkers.
first car was a ’73 Ford Gran Torino, light brown with a dark brown roof. If
you’re not into cars, but know old TV shows, it was the car they drove in
Starsky & Hutch. The car was a tank and I loved it! We declared it “totaled”
at just short of 300K miles because it needed new tires which would cost $300
more than the car was worth. What was your first car?
Your Last Challenge was:
a story containing the following three words: Kitten, Curtains, Cupcake
I had forgotten what life was like with
a new kitten in the house. Last week I found a stray kitten in our yard; he was
tiny, perhaps five or six weeks old, soaking wet, cold, and filthy. I brought
him in, gave him a bath and fed him. After the ordeal, he promptly curled up on
me and fell asleep. Much to my husband’s chagrin, I instantly fell in love and
so did my kids.
He was precious, a long haired, buff
colored confection and so sweet my daughter said we should name him Cupcake. Not
exactly the name I’d give a male cat, but it did seem to fit.
The next day we brought him to the vet
and he was given a clean bill of health. We were now the proud family of yet
another animal. Cupcake has adjusted well. He plays with his “big brothers” and
I even caught him sleeping on the dog. He’s so adorable when he’s asleep.
However, when he’s not asleep, he is a constant ball of energy and he loves to
climb. He climbs on the couch, the chairs, your leg, the screen door, and this
morning I had to stop him from climbing the curtains! Yes, life with a new
kitten is interesting.
Not a true story, however, we have
taken in many strays in our time, and we have had a few kittens who have
climbed the curtains and anything else they could get their little claws into.
Next Challenge is:
remember the first time I…
You have 10 minutes (be honest). There is no right or wrong,
just write. Spelling and punctuation don’t count and NO ONE is allowed to
criticize what someone else has written. Go.