Dear Blogland,
Firstly, let me apologise for posting another post today. Hold on a minute! Apologise? NO! I love blogging, so it stands to reason an extra post may pop in every now and then! Obviously, I had to finish my little four-parter, which left me with two options for this post… either miss a week for the letters, or post it anyway. I chose the latter option. I hope you don’t mind.

Dear Hay Fever,
How fabulous it is to have you back! I love sneezing like I’ve never sneezed before, and with your constant nose and throat tickling you are giving me ample opportunity to do so! At least you are leaving my eyes alone for now. Time to crank up the antihistamines methinks.

Dear Gooselets All In A Row,
You water critters are having a fabulous time on the Lake this year, aren’t you? I smiled, nay beamed, when I saw you swimming in a line on the water’s surface earlier today. I may have to post a photo of you at the end of this post!

Dear White Powder,
How odd that you stayed on the road’s surface (where you had either been spilled or tipped) this morning as I parked my car, in that more than gentle breeze; yet when I returned to the car there were many particles of you all over the side of my car. Luckily you didn’t stay there too long – it’s not the weather for washing the car.

Dear Self,
How many excuses can you make for not washing your car? Powder on the road? Whatever next?

Dear Weather,
You’re teasing us all, aren’t you? One minute, it’s bright and warm (HOT!), and the next cloudy and dark as if thunder or a storm is on the way… and then you whip up a strong breeze, clear the clouds and bring out the HOT sunshine again. I don’t know whether to water the seedlings or not with your will you or won’t you rain shenanigans… so I do it anyway, and then you rain. Anyway.

Dear Dillop (Inconsiderate Road User),
I noticed you earlier, revving your engine and driving at speed up close behind me, trying to push me along. I hope you noticed that I slowed down so you could get even closer. I loved how, when the road was wide enough, you sped passed me and almost drove into the back of the other car. Learn a little patience… you’ll get to places feeling a lot better.

Dear Chili Con Carne,
My, you were hot! PHEW! Delicious, mind, so I’m not complainin’!

Dear Computer,
I wish that you, my anti-virus and internet protection software, and the WordPress API would all work smoothly together all of the time. The message ‘The Page Has Been Reset’ is getting rather tedious now. A quick restart resolves the issue, until you start playing games again. Restarting takes me away from valuable computer time (for computer, read BLOGGING) and I’m sure I could get far more done if you were accessible when I need to use you.

Dear Ankles,
I’ve just noticed how you are reacting to the heat. I don’t know why you need putting up after I’ve spent most of the day sitting down already, but I’m not going to complain. I like a good rest!

And to finish… Dear All,
Here’s hoping you are inspired to try that one thing you’ve always wanted to try, but never got around to it. Have fun! You may even like it!

Thank you for reading!

P.S. I said I would do it, so here are the gooselets, just because:

Well, they all looked so cool all in a row like that!

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

15 Comments

  1. Love the Gooselets … so glad you snapped a photo of them to share. Such a GREAT photo!

    White powder on the road … I refuse to be drawn into the obvious joke which is just waiting for someone to make it. Nope. Not going to do it. It’s a struggle not to, because, as you know, I’m a bit of a giggler, but … I shall contain myself and zip my lip. 🤐

    Your ankles … do you stick your long legs out in front of you (under the desk) and cross one ankle over the other? Or tuck your feet under your chair and link one foot over the other? If so … it’s probably that which is causing the swelling ankles. It stops the blood flowing freely. Stop doing it. (do you get any pins and needles or tingling?)
    But …what you should do is … go and see your doctor. And ask for your blood pressure to be checked at the same time.

    Tom, there are some people who I wouldn’t mind if they posted four posts a day …. you’re one of those people. No apology needed for posting twice. I love what you write.
    Squidges … have a truly lovely weekend. ~ Cobs. x 😀

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    1. Thanks, Cobs. Hope you had a great weekend.
      Still no idea what the powder was… it’s still there in places. Mind you, without any rain to wash it away, it is more than likely to remain there. It’s probably baked onto the road now.
      My ankles don’t seem as bad today, I’ve made a conscious effort to sit properly.. once I stopped myself slouching in the heat, that is..
      And I’ve posted twice again today, but across two blogs, so that isn’t as bad…

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  2. Your photos are so good…really clear and sharp. Like Lady Cob I’m not going to the white powder thing. Is there a bakery close by? And the heat…you have to come to Mississippi to understand heat. They say it really isn’t the heat so much as the humidity that get us but we stay wet for several months . Enjoy your weekend….we are looking for more rain.

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    1. Thanks, Beverly.
      We are due rain (and thunder) on Wednesday. I can’t wait.
      I think the powder was cement or dust or something, but it isn’t as powdery now. It’s still there, though.

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  3. Love this! Reading backwards in my wordpress stream, so looking forward to getting to your Part 4 soon!

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    1. You’re reading backwards, and I’m replying all over the place at present, Jodi.
      I’m sure loose ends will be tied eventually…

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  4. Oh Silly Me – I did already read Part 4 – I think it was yesterday for me 🙂

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    1. Hehehe. There we are! 😀
      I know it was only before the weekend, but it seems like ages ago now…

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  5. Our ankles must be related somehow, methinks. Mine swell too !

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    1. And you’re in Winter at present, Raili. I can’t blame the heat then… 😀

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      1. The ankles like winter – they’re not swollen 🙂

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        1. Ah… the very thoughts… 😉 😀

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  6. I’m ALWAYS happy to read your missives (I gather we can also read tealeaves) and the picture of the little ones was a delight! 🙂

    Hope you feel better soon – I get itchy eyes and sneezing, but nothing worse! 🙂

    God Bless my talented friend!!! 🙂

    Prenin.

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    1. Antihistamines are working when they work, so that’s good, Prenin.
      Never tried reading tealeaves… I may give it a go sometime.
      And thank you, Prenin.

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