Daily Prompt: Retrospective

So I heard WordPress is doing away with the Daily Post and hence the daily word prompt.  Today is the last daily word prompt so I felt obligated to participate.  Though I’ve been a sporadic participator in the daily prompt, I’ll miss it and especially reading other blogger’s responses.  It was always fun to find new blogs this way (via the daily prompt).  There are such creative and talented bloggers on WordPress!

I came across a book in Target (of all places) the other day.  The book was called 300 Writing Prompts.  I picked it up, fully expecting it to be cheesy, but it actually had some  thought-provoking prompts in it.  So I purchased it and now it looks like it might just come in handy.

It’s been hot and rainy here.  Today the humidity was suffocating.  Our temperature was 89 but the heat index was 99.  The humidity was a stifling 83% and that was at noon.  My windows have been fogged up all day with condensation.  My kitties will only stay out 10-15 minutes and then come in and flop on the cool hardwood floors where the ceiling fan cools them down.  The meteorologists said we had “air you could wear” today and they weren’t kidding.  I am so not a fan of our hot summer heat and humidity.  In another month, I will be wishing for cooler fall weather!  Here we went straight from winter weather to summer weather.  We’re supposed to have storms with heavy winds, rain, hail and lightning move through tonight.  I’m ready for some sunshine!

I made a Chocolate Spice Cake on Memorial Day.  I probably shouldn’t have, but sometimes a girl’s just gotta have chocolate, don’t you think?


In response to the WordPress daily one-word prompt: Retrospective


About Gail

I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, veterinarian, and wanna be writer. I love nature and animals of all kinds, music, cooking, and spending time with my family.
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17 Responses to Daily Prompt: Retrospective

  1. misifusa says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about the ending of the daily prompt as I have used it multiple times over the years and enjoyed reading other people’s responses. The cake looks delish and I appreciate your last daily prompt post Gail.

    • Gail says:

      Thanks Yvonne! I am sad about the end of the daily prompt too. I’m not sure I really understand all the reasons for them doing away with it. But life goes on and I’ve learned there are a ton of websites with good prompts for inspiration!

  2. Relax... says:

    Sorry about the weather.. we will get our little piece of the hazy/hot/humid pie in about a month or so, and it will seem unbearable if it goes more than a handful of days, and it might. Wow, that cake looks GOOD!! Hmm.. maybe you should occasionally or even regularly post one of those 300 writing prompt ideas.

    • Gail says:

      I hope the humidity will skip you by this year. It’s a way of life here and I’ve lived here 58 years, but still I despise it. One would think I’d adapt and get used to it but I never do. I am not a fan of summer because of the unbearable humidity.

      I probably WILL post the prompts when I use them (not that anyone will see them though)!

      • Relax... says:

        My husband was in the Peace Corps in Thailand for two years. He said, “Oh, you get used to the humidity.” LOL — Uh, NOPE!! There’s nothing worse. Well, I’ll be interested in seeing the prompts! Maybe folks can post in their site per your prompt, then put up a link to it in your Comments section for that post. But of course, YOU have do the prompt first!! 😉

      • Gail says:

        I think humidity affects one more as they age. I have to really watch it when I walk this time of year as my neighborhood is really hilly. Last year, I got heat exhaustion, despite drinking water before I left and Gatorade when I returned. I so need to find an indoor walking area!

      • Relax... says:

        Speaking of hotly-humid-into-rainy, ugh — that’s us today and tomorrow. (I never look beyond tomorrow anymore.) Yes, I nearly passed out four times one year in this stuff– twice at work, twice here. Be careful! Around here, the big shopping malls offer walkers a morning traipse in their air-conditioning — I’ll bet one of them down your way does, too.

      • Gail says:

        I was just telling my husband that I wish there was a good indoor mall close by. There’s not. I used to go to one that opens its door for walkers at 7 am (mall doesn’t open until 10). It’s a good distance (wouldn’t want to drive it every day) and its gone downhill and I don’t think I would go there alone now. Malls unfortunately seem to attract not-so-nice people nowadays. Stay cool today!

      • Relax... says:

        Oh dear, yeah, I wouldn’t drive/enter alone at 7am either, except for our biggest mall. My co-worker told me the humidity level was 93% — when we came out of work tonight! Ugh. You stay cool (and hydrated) too!

      • Gail says:

        93%!!! Yikes!!!! That’s definitely “air you can wear!”

      • Relax... says:

        LOL, it sure seems so. And it went up overnight. I don’t think I could stand more than 2 days of it. You mentioned fans — are you one of those who doesn’t like air conditioning?

      • Gail says:

        Oh, I LOVE air conditioning. I could not survive here without it. We do have ceiling fans in just about every room though and I have to sleep with my ceiling fan on. I had a grandmother who despised air conditioning. She lived in Indiana and didn’t have it. When she would come to visit us, she and my mother used to butt heads because my grandmother would turn the air conditioner off. She would have sweat dripping from her face, but she didn’t want that air on!! I never understood that!

      • Relax... says:

        LOL! People who prefer misery to a/c scare me! I think maybe it’s a stoicism thing. (It’s also a ripely stinky thing after too long!)

  3. rogershipp says:

    The cake looked GREAT! If you ever feel the need for another word-of-the-day prompt, I am trying something for this month… hopefully more? (Sometime you can bite off more than you can shew, but we’ll see?

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