Three Things Challenge #118


Three Things Challenge #118

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The words for challenge 118 are:

MEMORIES

SMILE

CHILDHOOD

I am busy writing my memoirs. At the moment I have childhood memories that make me smile. Didn’t know I had such a happy childhood.

Today I have a grandchild of three years. I pasted her 2019 photos in an album. Memories of a happy childhood that also make me smile.

JusJoJan 15 January 2020 – A Door + One-liner Wednesday.


A DOOR

Doors are important, no door, no way in even the cat or dog door is important in a house.

One-Liner Wednesday/JusJoJan the 15th, 2020 – A Door

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JusJoJa: 14 January 2020: Publish


Our new prompt for today, January 14, is Publish

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PUBLISH

To publish a book or even a blog post takes a lot of time. I’m not going to say that using long hours to publish is a waste of time. It seems that publishing is a long journey up to when the book is published. I’ve tried my hand at publishing a few e-books and one hard copy. I first published an ebook on my flash fiction pieces. That wasn’t a big success because I didn’t have a programme to send a pdf to create space. At the end I published it and it didn’t look good. Then I did an Afrikaans ebook through Smashwords which was/is much better. This is a book on what I have written every week on the challenge run by myself. Not bad, but I put hours and more hours in for some weeks to publish it. I am also part of a writing group where we write our memories on our past. I’ve got heaps of writing. Every year we publish (print) a book, taking about six to ten of our stories written during the year. 

The year before last I decided to publish the first part of my Memoirs. I published the stories of my first six years. I used the old “create space” and made a hard copy in print on demand and then also an eBook at the same time. I enjoyed publishing this book. When I hold it in my hand I am proud to say that it looks good. My friends also said it was worth publishing the story of my life. I’m now busy with my schooling years. Halfway with my primary years. It’s still a long way from publishing, but I enjoy working on my memoirs. 

Just Me: A Memoir by [Kruger, Ineke]
First part of my memoirs.

Just Me: A Memoir Kindle Edition

by Ineke Kruger (Author)

JusJoJa: 13 January: Subscribe


Linda at: https://lindaghill.com/2020/01/13/daily-prompt-jusjojan-the-13th-2020/

says:

our prompt for JusJoJan January 13th, 2020, is “subscribe.” Use the word “subscribe” any way you’d like. Have fun!

Subscribe

To subscribe to companies or online places has brought me a lot of fun and happiness but also some misjudged and unpleasant subscriptions.

It has cost me a lot of wasted writing time by thinking and subscribing to programmes which only want to get hold of my address to send bad stuff to me.

I started with a new laptop but…

I bought Scrivener and downloaded it. In the proses of loading, you have to log in to certain places. I wasn’t really thinking while ticking the boxes. To make a long story short, I clicked on the useless ones. They caught me righthanded by subscribing to things that mixed up my own programs. Do you think it’s easy to get rid of them, not at all? My son cleaned everything up at the end but I still have hours of problems locking into my own laptop. 

I wish people would put a “no thank you” or a “not accept” notice with their subscriptions so that poor me can get out of the mess when I want to.


JusJoJan: 12 Jan 2020: Gravity


GRAVITY

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I did not do yesterdays challenge. I wasn’t in the mood to do it. Today wasn’t different. I still don’t feel like Just Jotting something down using Gravity.

Well I did some Jotting after looking up the meaning of gravity which is as follows:

gravity. In physics, gravity is the natural force that causes things to fall toward the earth. The noun gravity can also mean seriousness or solemnity. Someone who conducts themselves with an air of gravity is someone who takes what they are doing seriously.

My gravity:

I am a person who has an air of gravity. When I do something I focus on it and do whatever I can to complete the task or job as best as I can. This way of doing, most of the time, stresses me out because I’m only happy with the best.
Then the gravity of the earth has a big influence on my way of walking. I easily stumble and then the gravity pulls me over and pushes my face into the ground. I just can’t help it at times. It’s just as if the ground/earth laughs at me when the gravity pulls me down.

Afrikaanse Tokkel: Sommer 'n tjommeltjie


Suster Tina praat mos van “tjommeltjies,” hierdie is sommer een!

Nadat ek Hester se stuk gelees het oor haar moegheid en die vlug na Rebusfontein vir die naweek het ek besluit om ook ‘n stuiwer in die Rebus beurs te gooi.

Ek mis ook die lekker gesellige verkeer so op FB met al sy dinge daar in ons spesiale kokon van totale “bliss” as ek dit so kan noem.

Vanoggend aan die einde van my oggend lopie gesels ek met my eende tannie(sy is heelwat jonger as ek) Hierdie jaar het sy dit reggekry om ses Paradise Ducks kleintjies groot te kry. Hul is op die oomblik opgeskote amper tieners. Hul vlieg nog nie regtig nie maar klap en sprei die vlerke om te toets vir die opstyg en wegvlieg. Dis heerlik om met so ‘n mens soos die eende tannie te gesels. Haar koppie raas ‘n bietjie maar dit pla my nie. Ek kuier bo-oor haar herhalings en sommige onwaarhede. Trompie, ewe rustig, lê in my skaduwee en wag dat ons verder kan loop.

Eintlik wou ek kla maar na die lekker kuiertjie het my gemoed weer opgestyg.

Ek het so n paar dae terug, nadat ek van my plaassittery gekom het, my een toon teen my bed se pootjie gestamp. Hoekom hul pootjies in die middel van die bed se sykant sit verstaan ek gladnie. Ewenwel, eers het ek nie veel gevoel tot ek my loop geloop het. My toon is gevoelig. By nadere ondersoek blyk dit dat ek die arme toon oopgestamp het. Gister sit ek toe n pleister op. Dis heel gevoelig en onplesierig om te loop met die ou toon.

Kry ek  nou die dag ‘n brief in die pos wat my aanmaan om my bestuurslisensie te hernu. Ongelooflik, ek het die lisensie al tien jaar! Ek weet ook dat van 75 daar elke vyf jaar hernu moet word en dat mens ‘n dokters verslag moet indien. Wel, ek word hierdie jaar eers 74. Ek hoop toe dat ek dit nog kan doen sonder dr verslag(nie dat dit ‘n probleem is om een te kry nie) Ek vul die vorm in. Eers moes ek vir Bertus laat weet om my selfoon se no te stuur want dis ‘n nuwe foon en daar is nog geen kontaknommers op nie.

Eers moes ek in die wagkamertjie sit totdat iemand my kan help. Nou moet jul weet, die kamertjie is waar ouens sit en wag dat hul motors getoets word vir hul “Warrant of fitness.” What a smell! Of iemand het veel uie geëet of knoffel maar die klank in die kamertjie was oorweldigend. 

Die dame roep my en vra vir my dr brief. Ek sê toe maar ek word nou eers 74. Goed, sy moes toe eers bel om te hoor wat sy moet doen. Raai wat? Sy hernu die lisensie net vir een jaar en dan volgende jaar moet ek weer aansoek doen en al die dokters goete ook laat doen. Dis nou bloeddruk, medikasie en wat ook al alles. Gelukkig toets hul jou oë sommer by die lisensiekantoor; volgende jaar moet dit ‘n behoorlike oogtoets wees.

Volgende klagte: 

Van Donderdagaand af wil my Freeview nie werk nie. Alles probeer waarvan ek weet. Boeta gevra en hy het tipies soos dit is al die vrae gevra wat ek reeds probeer het. Sug, gelukkig kan ek darem Netflix kyk wat ek toe ook gisteraand gedoen het.

 Die volgende maak my sielsongelukkig.

Ek het ‘n nuwe laptop. Die ding gee my elke keer probleme. Nes ek lekker op spoed is dan Whap hy uit. Soms moet ek ure wag voordat hy weer gefix is. Die error word telkens gefix. Nou wonder ek vir hoe lank dit so kan aanhou. Boeta het al kom kyk en weer kom kyk. Natuurlik brom hy oor goet wat ek aflaai. Ek weet in die heel begin het ek in my onnoselheid verkeerde plekke ingegaan(die gedurige advertensies wat hul so tussen al die goed gooi gee my grys hare) Boeta het alles skoon gemaak. Dit gaan steeds aan.

Die rekenaar maak my wiele pap. As ek ernstig besig is met my nuwe boekdeel dan kom daar telkens onderbrekings. Gelukkig sit dit my nie te veel af nie en begin ek telkens weer en gaan aan tot dit opbreek. 

Dan het ek gister met my naaste buurman gesels. Hy het sy werk bedank en hul beplan om die huis te verkoop en Christchurch toe te trek. Goed, hul is meestal nooit tuis nie maar tog steeds ‘n aanspraak vir my. Ook in ‘n noodgeval het hul my al gehelp.

Nou ja, al uitweg is om maar bietjie weg te breek Rebusfontein toe vir die naweek.

Sal maar op my besem klim en begin vlieg want iemand het nooit die vuurpyl teruggestuur nie. Sal die vuurpyl maar langs die pad kry.

Sien jou daar Hester en wie ook al daar is. Hou asseblief ‘n bietjie sop vir my ook.
Groetnis van huis tot huis.

NS: Ek wou n foto plaas maar my nuwe foon se proppie is anders as my oue sn. Sal nou eers ‘n koord moet gaan koop. Kannie wen nie.

JusJoJan: 10 Jan 2020: Dogs


Your prompt for JusJoJan January 10th, 2020, is “dogs.” Use the word “dogs” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

DOGS

Talking about dogs makes my heart beat faster. Dogs are supposed to be a mans best friend. Why does it happen so often that man abuse them? They only want to give everything to their loved ones.

My favourite dog breed is the miniature Schnauzer. I bought one in 1980 and haven’t been without one or two since then. When I came to New Zealand in 2009 I decided not to get myself a dog again. Famous last words. It only took me nearly two years before I bought my dear Trompie. I told my son that I saw an advertisement for eight week old puppies on Trade me. He suggested that we should go and have a look. That was the worst decision I made, to just go and have a look. 

I love female dogs more than males. In the group of eight puppies was only one bitch and she was kind of sold already. I kept on looking at those sweet puppies. I couldn’t resist the urge to buy one. I had the money, so, why not buy one anyway. That’s what happened. We didn’t turn home empty-handed. On the ride home, we came up with the name of Trompie.

Trompie is the name of a young boy who is the leader of a group of boys who come up with all kinds of mischievous. A very popular series of books which was also later filmed.

Eating strawberries.

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JusJoJan 9 January 2020: "scrumptious"


 prompt for JusJoJan January 9th, 2020, is “scrumptious.” Use the word “scrumptious” any way you’d like. Have fun!

SCRUMPTIOUS

I love ice cream, scrumptious, yummy-yummy plain soft serve or cone. Licking it lick by lick. Once a week I buy myself one just to marvel in the scrumptious taste.

Something that I also love is “pap en wors” that is Afrikaans for a barbeque with a scrumptious tasting sausage and a maize /corn thick porridge with a delicious onion and tomato sauce. I don’t have a problem with eating but some meals are better than others. 

I also don’t have a very sweet tooth but those scrumptious chocolates with soft insides are also at times not to ignore.

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JusJoJan: 7 January 2020: Mix


MIX

The prompt for JusJoJan January 7th, 2020, is “mix.” Use the word “mix” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Mix and match that’s the easiest way to dress. When buying clothes I always look for something that could go with something else. Also if I can use it in other combinations too. When you mix certain colours with each other you can get a totally different colour. 

I love a garden with mixed flowers and colours. It makes a fresh and summery air.

 Something I don’t like much is when a dog or cat breeder mix the types of dogs/cats with each other. It’s a modern way of breeding. Mixing a Poodle with a Labrador; end result Labradoodle! Real mix up. Poor animals. They don’t know if they must be an upstairs poodle or a pleasant caring Labrador.

Life is anyway an example of mixes; be it ideas, ways of handling situations or just deciding where you may walk or live.

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