12 May 2022


1. What do you never get tired of? 

Easy question, I would never get tired of writing, that's my exhaust tube. And for my nerves I get never tired of cats ! 


2. My mother made the best 

cakes, and cookies, she baked like a professional, but she couldn't cook as much as she was creative with cakes and cookies, the daily kitchen was a punishment for her.

3. What machine or appliance in your home aggravates you the most? Why? 

Actually nothing anymore because living alone (with my cat) I don't cook and for the rest it's my cleaning lady who takes care of the cleaning and I don't think that anything disturbs her !

4. What are three things that brighten up your day when they happen? 

Sunshine, watching my cat play, a phone call of a friend or family

5. Thursday (May 12) is National Limerick Day...write a limerick about relating to spring weather, spring blooms, or a spring event (five lines, the first two lines rhyme with the fifth line, the third and fourth lines rhyme together)  

This spring rain does not give me a thrill
never has, and probably never will 
I just want you to know that I will use a plane as wing 
and go to a place where it's always spring 

6. Insert your own random thought here.

For the moment I try not to think Rick's  health has deteriorated so much in 5 days that I have to reckon with the worst unless a miracle happens, but I don't believe in miracles. My son has visited him on Saturday, me on Sunday and Isabelle (who is a nurse too) on Monday, I have seen him on Tuesday and I sincerely hope for him that this state doesn't last too long. He sleeps most of the time and that is good. At least he doesn't suffer. That's why when I think of something my thoughts always go back to him like I have seen him yesterday.



  1. I like rhyming - it always looks festive to me. Nowadays, with all those rhyming dictionaries, anyone can try and use rhymes.
    Sorry about Rick. Judging by the deterioration in his condition, he probably has the worst version of Parkinson.

  2. What a lovely limerick. A place where it is always spring is a place we can hold dear in our inner worlds, if not in the outer. So very sorry to hear your husband has taken a turn for the worse. I wish you a heart filled with peaceful courage today and every day.

  3. Huge virtual hugs to you, Gattina, as you have that burden on your heart for your beloved and precious Rick.

  4. I am so sorry to hear about Rick and hope he doesn't suffer. It must be hard for you and I admire your spirit. I think I am like your mother. I love baking cakes and cookies but I hate cooking. It's a daily torture.

  5. I'm so sorry about his declining health. I know that is hard for you. Sending you hugs and prayers. My youngest daughter loves baking but not cooking.


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