Thanks to T WAYNE at A JOYFUL PROCESS for nominating me for
the “My First Blog Post” challenge. The challenge was created by
Sarah Brentyn of the Lemon Shark blog. Below are the rules:
1. No cheating. (It must be your FIRST post, no exceptions.)
2. Link back to the person who tagged you.
(Thank them, or perhaps curse them with a plague of ladybugs).
3. Cut and paste your old post into a new post or reblog it.
(Either way is fine but NO editing.)
4. Put the hashtag #MyFirstPostRevisited in your title.
5. Tag 5 other bloggers to take up this challenge.
6. Notify your tags in the comment section of their blog.
(Don’t just hope they notice a pingback somewhere in their spam).
7. Feel free to cut and paste the badge to use in your post.
8. Include “the rules” in your post.
I am not going to nominate fellow bloggers (honestly, the last thing I need is a plague of ladybugs), but if any of you wish to share your first post, go ahead, and consider it sanctioned by me.
OK, HERE GOES… A Just Joan 42 blast from the past!
(We’re not talking eons, just 18 months ago. Mine is still a baby blog).
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When I retired last year, I enrolled in a poetry class at our local college. What I sought was a way to pass the time and nurture my lifelong love of writing. What I found was myself. And now you have found me. By way of introduction, I have concocted this little “recipe” poem:
ME IN A NUTSHELL
1 head naturally curly hair, salted and peppered
1 big mouth
2 cups French press coffee
1 unique perspective
1 extra-large heart
1 library card
1 pair Birkenstocks (socks optional)
Combine with a crazy husband, two rescue dogs, and one stray cat in a small but organized house. Add a yearning for simplicity and a dash of environmentalism, then ask yourself “What Would Jesus Do?” Pour into a casserole dish and top with French fried onions. Slide it into the oven and set the dial to NPR. While it bakes, go hug a tree and perform a random act of kindness. Take it out before it’s done and shove it in the closet with all the other unfinished projects. Grab a glass of Moscato, ignore the TV, and curl up on the couch with a good book.
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