Holly Jolly Folly

via Daily Prompt: Folly

I think they need to make an event over the holidays (before or during Christmas?) with Santa(s) and call it the: “Holly Jolly Folly.”  It could be an event or a series of events.
A masquerade dance where attendees are dressed as Mr. & Mrs. Kringle’s – who doesn’t like dress up?
A secret Santa event for gift giving – this could even be a charity event where people are bringing gifts for kids who may not get gifts because of circumstances beyond them.
Santa and Mrs. Claus could pick a “shining star” from a group of young people (who happen to be there or from a list of *nice* children) and give them an award, a scholarship, or honor them in some way.  It would work as a dress up award for guests to the dance or for charitable events to those who have given generously.  Announcements of “who made the nice list” and the “shining star award” could be an “on-the-top” of the list, like a star on the top of a tree.
Making cookies with Mrs. Claus – with Santa Judges (Santa loves cookies!).
“Snowball Sundae’s” could be created or served.  Or snowballs on a stick would be neat – like cake pops with peppermint or something similar for a snowball effect.  Rice Crispy Treats in the shape of a ball with powdered sugar?  You could probably put those on sticks too.
Name that reindeer and pin the nose on Rudolph for children’s events.  But not on a paper on the wall, I’m thinking a reindeer model head (or face) that’s really huge = huge nose, rubber ball big. Shooting hoops with the basket being where a nose should go would be neat too.
An elf-evator (elevator) ride up, with a slide down into a winter wonderland North Pole, and/or with a toy tour where people could buy and/or make toys with the help of elves.  Children could make ornaments with the elves.
Could be the Holly Jolly Folly is a walk/run where everybody is dressed up as a Christmas character…Santa, Mrs. Claus, an elf, a reindeer, an angel, presents, a big bow, ginger bread man/woman, the star on a tree – a tree.  The course could be lined with giant candy canes and the walk/run could take place down “candy cane lane.”  Colder places like where I live could do a ski event instead of a run, or an ice skating adventure.
I could even see where this could be a man event – enter your Tim the Tool-man Taylor, man noises here – where Santa’s souped-up-Sleigh is an event at the Holly Jolly Folly.  Candy cane lane is a race track, and each person entered is dressed up.
The folly could be such fun.  Or like my husband said: “Fa la la la la, folly.”

 

Copyright © 2016 Kim Orlowski. All Rights Reserved.

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Conundrum Free

via Daily Prompt: Conundrum

One of the conundrums we all face in life at one point or another is a crossroads.  Everything becomes a riddle.  I hear in my head as I write that: “Riddle me this, Batman…”

Why is it that it is so difficult to make a decision in these times?  Or why do we fear what the future may hold if we do move ahead?  What is it about the possibilities?  What is it about the: “What I do today, will effect my (blank)…” that has such long-reaching consequences which stops us in our tracks?  Why do we look from this way, to that – to get to where we hope, or want to be – with such fear, or such a heavy ominous tones internally?  You know what I’m talking about.  That negative self talk.  We all do it.  “Oh my, if I do this – then I can’t do that.” or “Well, how do I know if this will work?” or “What if I make the wrong choice or decision right now?  That will screw up my whole life!”

How come we forget that if we make a “wrong” choice or decision, that we can always change decisions or directions?  Why do we think things like “Yeah, but then my time will have been wasted.” or “What if I’m too old?” or “What if I’m not good enough?” or “I don’t want to look stupid or feel that way down the line.” or, really, pick your poison here because every major decision or crossroads in life has checklist with it (that we all go through line-by-line) as we debate on what we want, what we think we want, or what we need – and whether or not it is valid.  Why do we turn our dreams and hopes into our enemies?  Why do we judge them and throw them to others to be lifted up or rejected by a person or group?  Why do we question the validity of our wants, our needs, our hopes and dreams to begin with?  Isn’t it supposed to be part of being human that we make mistakes?  Aren’t we supposed to learn from them?  Isn’t that a good thing?

We, as human beings, really have a knack for turning things into crazy puzzles, making the adventures in life scary, and we give ourselves such a hard time.  We create these conundrums for ourselves.  Which is great if you like horror, or puzzles – if you want to live on, or off of fear; if you want to let others punish you, or if you want to defecate all over yourself as you go through life – but where’s the fun in that?!  Hopefully that will be the question we ask ourselves when we are busy having a crossroads conundrum in the future!  Where’s the FUN in THIS?!?!  And if we cannot answer that in a way that leads us back to our happiness, or to a new one – hopefully the path we end up getting on and taking will!

Here’s to figuring your life out without all the puzzles, games, and horror shows.  Cheers to you, because there’s way too many people out there getting ready to boo!  Have fun and do what you love!

 

Copyright © 2016 Kim Orlowski. All Rights Reserved.

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It Bespoke of Adventure

via Daily Prompt: Bespoke

So in thinking about what the heck to do with the prompt “bespoke” since I don’t know about you, but I, uh, don’t speak in a way that makes bespoke a part of my regular vocabulary or sentence structure.  I did not travel from the past in a time machine to get here.  Although, that would be cool because if I had, it would make me using a computer, the internet, and all our technology of “today” such a feat.  But I digress, or do I?  Maybe my antiquated English skills once bespoke of my extended experience with time travel.  Ah-ha!  I knew I could make that relevant.  Anyway…

What I was going to mention, before my near digression, was this site I found that seemed to be full of “guy stuff” which also seemed cool since holiday gift giving may be around the corner for some.  Yes, it had things that were not for men exclusively, I just noticed more of the male related products since most sites that sell nice things are geared toward women with lots of women things.  I’d say “lady things” but that makes me think of things that have nothing to do with internet browsing/shopping.  Getting side tracked again, anyyywaaay…  You’ll never guess the name of the site!  Okay, well maybe you will given the prompt today – it’s called BESPOKEPOST.  I found that interesting, here’s a link: https://www.bespokepost.com/

Thanks to the daily prompt for helping me find things I knew nothing about!
So this daily prompt bespoke internet adventure.

Wow this was fun!  Happy days to all!

Copyright © 2016 Kim Orlowski. All Rights Reserved.

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Daily Prompt: Flee

via Daily Prompt: Flee

I can’t help but think in rhymes when I see the word of today.  It’s Monday, and it’s been a long day.  Sometimes you just need a short and cute chuckle with an adorable baby picture.  Come on, you know that pig is adorable!  Sometimes you also just need some sleep, really – some really good sleep.  I’m not blank, I’m just tired – so here ya go…

 

A pig says wee
It brings us such glee
No one can flee

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Mystical Love

via Daily Prompt: Mystical

I am in awe of the mystery and mysticism of love.
But is it really a mystery?  When people are overtaken by it, like saints in ecstasy, aware of nothing else but the visions they are having, the feelings they are feeling, yet frozen in that mystical experience where they seem to lose time.  Is it like that?  I think so, for some.  For others mystical love is more simple, yet still, mystical love. Continue reading “Mystical Love”

Miss Sing

via Daily Prompt: Missing

Miss Sing is missing
Her song is long gone
Her tone out of tune
Her E, G, B no longer A-B-C
The D and F, ran off with a clef
She tried to save F-A-C-E and seemed to lose grace
No longer able to walk the line, there was a fall after the climb
Her cymbals all crashed, so off she dashed
Miss Sing is missing it’s true
What, oh dear, what should we do?

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Your Hidden Treasure

via Daily Prompt: Treasure

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Dear Heart of my heart, Soul of my soul,
You my love, with whom my being intertwines…
What I feel when I’m near you, or with you, lifts me up to heavenly heights.
You, more than silver or gold, diamonds, pearls, or other jewels – You – sparkle so brightly for me, in my eyes.
There is a glow about you that cannot be seen by others, but which is felt by me.  Your soft sweet energy overtakes me that way.
I hear the sound of your voice, Continue reading “Your Hidden Treasure”

A Medium Wants You to Know

There are most definitely some myths when it comes to mediumship, or thoughts about it that are wholly untrue.  There are also some things that practicing mediums may want you to know, but that they may not say to you in order to be polite.  Possibly they are hoping that you will take some classes, read some books, or find this post.  😀

There are some rules to mediumship that are basic things everyone should know – why?  So that you don’t get bamboozled by the fakers, and so you know what is accepted and what is not.  Continue reading “A Medium Wants You to Know”