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Finishing The Sentence

Hello People! I hope everyone is having a great day today!

I couldn’t think of anything to write about today. My mind was a complete blank. (Hush those that are laughing!) So, I did what any self-respecting blogger would do. I went looking for a prompt! I found one over at Mark’s. (Mark Bialczak) He put up a list for all us on Team Pepper last month, it’s full of different prompts. So thanks Mark! It’s just what I needed today! Whew, I sure am glad I have other bloggers to save my butt on days like this.

This is the prompt:

Finish this sentence: Sometimes, when I wake up in the morning, I want to ___________. Now use that sentence to start your post. Extra points if your post is more than 500 words long.

Feeling the way I did this morning, here is my story, finishing the sentence.



Sometimes, when I wake up in the morning, I want to pack my bags and leave for a warmer climate! It’s been cold here in my corner of Alberta, Canada. Right now it’s -13c (9F). With the sun shining brightly. Now one would think after all my years of living here (13 now), I would be used to the cold.

Nope, I’m not. I hate it. If I remember right, it’s one of the reasons I moved from Wisconsin so many years ago. Because it was freakin‘ cold in the winter! I don’t like being cold, it makes me cranky. It makes my old bones creak, moan and hurt. But, isn’t there almost always a but? But, I love the snow. Go figure right?

I love when the first snow falls and the landscape looks picture perfect. All the dull browns of a frozen fall are covered up. Snow is so pretty when the sun shines on it and it sparkles like a giant white diamond. I even like the crunch it makes when its super cold outside.

As for the cold itself. No, I don’t like it. Why can’t I have snow in warm weather? Or better yet in the middle of summer when it’s 34C out? Now that’s the perfect time for snow! Think how refreshing it would be to jump in a big sparkly pile of snow when it’s hot out.

Sam (my dog) loves the snow too, but like me, not the cold. He loves to roll in the snow, wipe his face in the snow, plow through like a mini black and white snow plow. Now that’s cute!

Here’s Sam and me in the winter snow.


(c) JLPhillips 2014
(c) JLPhillips 2014


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How would you finish the sentence?