Dear Time,
July? Already? It still feels like January, if you don’t mind me saying. A very warm January, nevertheless, but that should give you a clue as to how fast you are passing. Would you mind slowing down just a little so I can at least pretend to be keeping up?

Dear Sleep,
I am pleased that you are now back to continuing through 3:30am, but could I ask that you also continue through 4:15am as well. I know it’s only been in the past two weeks that you have been slightly disturbed, but with the alarm set to go off at 5:15am it makes the last little bit of sleep tricky. And getting up even more so!

Dear Mother And Child,
So nice to see you around the Lake earlier today. I wasn’t ready with my camera, but I managed to get a couple of nice photos of you all the same. And child, you’re growing very quickly now, aren’t you?

Dear Ten Points,
Thank you isn’t really in order here, but I’ll accept you anyway for getting floccinaurtihilipilification into a sentence.

Dear The Word Floccinaucinihilipilification,
Yes, I understand this is the correct spelling, and not the one used in the previous letter, but the previous letter was written from memory and at great speed, might I add. And yes, I will accept an extra ten points for getting the word in twice!

Dear July,
I’ve mentioned you already in these letters, but must do so again. This time, however, it is to let you know that I’m ready once again for World Watercolour Month, and will be doing my utmost to get a watercolour painting posted every day. I’m not promising every day, but I’m promising to try. And watercolour painting is fun, even though I’m more than a little rusty at it!

Dear World,
Are you ready for Watercolour Month? It runs all through July. It’s fun! Get painting!!!

Dear Time,
You’re still doing it, aren’t you? Running away with me swirling and whirling around here in the midst of your deposited turbulence. It’s like I’m practicing a new dance routine, whilst sitting down, and in my head! You’d better allow me time to watercolour in July, by Jiminy!

Dear Microsoft Word,
I noticed the other day that you have a ‘New Blog Post’ feature when selecting a new document. I hadn’t noticed this before, and when I get the time (looks to one side and whistles nonchalantly), I will check you out and have a go at posting through you. I like trying new bloggy things.

Dear Blogland,
I’m falling behind with my visits and commenting / replying again. I’m rubbish, I know. I will catch up. I know I keep saying it, but I will. Trust me. I’ve had a word with time, so I think things have been sorted there. We shall see.

And to finish… Dear All,
Another thing I always say is try to keep Feeling Good. That way, it doesn’t matter what is going on around you – you can handle it so much better the better you feel. And Feeling Good is a good place to start. And Feeling Good Feels Good, so it’s Good. Feel it?

Thank you for reading!

P.S. Here are a couple of photos I took at the Lake earlier, just because:

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Well, Mother and Child simply had to be shared with the world!

P.P.S. If you get chance, have a go during World Watercolor Month – I’ve spelled it officially here – further details are available when you follow the links that are dotted throughout this post. They all go to the same place!

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

15 Comments

  1. I feel the good! 🙂

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    1. Fabulous, Jodi! Feel’s Good, dunnit?! 😀

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  2. I’ve checked into the watercolor month…will try???

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    1. Have a go, Beverly. I painted throughout July last year, it was challenging but fun. You don’t need to do everyday either! 😀

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  3. Glad you are doing so well Tom! 🙂

    July is busy for me! 🙂

    On the 6th I will be 57, so on that day I have to collect my medication, shop for food and then order my brithday present to me! 🙂

    My God daughter’s mum Pat will be 21 again, but she’s on holiday in France with the rest of the family and won’t be back in time for her own birthday, so her present will be delivered late – designer Jewellery which I know she will love! 🙂

    Hard to believe we’ve been friends for 43 years and I helped bring up all her kids, Emily and God daughter Becky from birth! 🙂

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. I shall say Happy Birthday now, Prenin, for I am BOUND to forget by then… although you never know!
      Time flies, doesn’t it? 😀

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      1. Thanks Tom! 🙂

        Yes, Tempus Fugits doesn’t it? 🙂

        This past years has flown by! 🙂

        God Bless!

        Prenin.

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  4. Lovely post again Mr. Tom sir.
    Great read!
    ~ Cobs. x

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    1. I’m pleased you think so, Mrs Cobs! 🙂

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  5. Your post are always appealing to the eye and the mind.

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    1. Thanks, Eugenia – I like to try. 🙂

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  6. May we be like the ducks and successfully trudge uphill and still find a way to enjoy life paddling effortlessly about the pond. Keep going everyone! Eventually we will see the top! VK 🙂

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  7. […] found out, from my dear blogging pal,  (click—>) Tom,  that July is World Watercolour Month.  I didn’t know this, so I clicked the link in his […]

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  8. Hmm, maybe I’ll have time to try some watercolours this year. I’ll look forward to seeing yours, Tom!

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    1. Why not, Diane? Go for it! 🙂

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