Darkness on the Edge and Other Places. Darn right it’s a TToT!

I had intended to post a Ten Things of Thankful post this weekend. Thank you Clark for a great TToT and for reminding us of the origins of this hop. Seeing as this is the last week the TToT will be hosted by Josie, how could I even think of not posting!  Thanks to Lizzi for bringing it to us 🙂 Many thanks to Kristi for being the new administratrix, curator, overseer. We are in wonderfully capable hands 🙂

It’s 8:48 pm. Just got off the phone with Clark of the Wakefield Doctrine. He’s been hosting a call in show, the Wakefield Doctrine Saturday Night Call in Show for…a long time! Good convo. Had a little bit of everything, talked about writing, flash fiction, raccoons, rogers, Ted radio talk.

Don’t know about you and where you live but here, in the DC area? Gorgeous weather lately. Warm, sunny, n-i-c-e. Cool, huh Kristi? About time, eh? lol Hey Kristi! Guess who Alexa cued up just now? Oh yea, our favorite band and an oldie but goodie. Of course, Fade to Black. Never too old. Never.

I feel like just writing but I realize there is protocol to follow and so without further delay and/or rambling, my thankfuls are as follows:

  1. Metallica! At this moment, because it’s playing right now, the instrumental in Fade to Black.
  2. The 1980’s. The music. The heavy, glorious metal and the fact that life for me was all about bands and musicians. I was fortunate my circle of friends were musicians. Life revolved around music. It was good.
  3. A visit to my hair stylist. Nothing better to lift your spirits (if you are of the female persuasion) than getting a haircut and highlights on a beautiful Saturday morning.
  4. House sitting. So this house sitting gig comes with Alexa in the kitchen. Luckily for me, my niece and nephew in law have good taste in music…that’s right. They dig 80’s metal. Alexa’s got all the right stations cued. I can sit and write this post to Motley Crue, Cinderella, the aforementioned Metallica, Skid Row… 😀
  5. My car.
  6. The love of driving.
  7. I am thankful for getting a damned hold of myself after my first night house sitting. I know I have company in my almost phobia/fear of dolls. The big ones. The ones that are 3′ or taller. With faces. Damned straight. No good. None of ’em! My first night, Thursday, it was late, I went to the lowest level, the family room, to get something. Wtf! Youngest nephew had left his oversized, stuffed Superman doll laying across the sofa cushions. Painted face and all. I’m sleeping up on the 4th level. Not a huge house but still, 4 levels. No carpeting on the stairs. See where I’m going with this? lol The bed faces the door which of course, duh, opens to the hallway. The stairs are to the right past a bedroom and the upstairs bathroom. I could not stop my imagination. What if I looked over and saw Superman standing in the doorway? No. Not a great night sleep lol
  8. Thankful I remembered Superman was a positive role model. If he decided to walk up 3 flights of stairs to see me in the middle of the dark night, why, surely that was a good thing. Right?
  9. Positive examples of practice. Positive examples of people developing their craft. New writers showing up at Six Sentence Stories. Hey Marti! Deepa! See you next round! And old friends. Good to see you May 🙂
  10. I am thankful each day gifted. What can I gift in return…. 

18 thoughts on “Darkness on the Edge and Other Places. Darn right it’s a TToT!

  1. syncwithdeep June 16, 2018 / 11:01 pm

    I need to write my gratitude post too.. This ttot is amazing, isn’t it?

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge June 17, 2018 / 12:20 am

      🙂 That will be wonderful if you joined in! It is! It’s one of my favorite blog hops 🙂


  2. Kristi June 17, 2018 / 1:08 am

    Scary dolls in the middle of the night? No wonder you couldn’t sleep! Good reasoning, though–Superman couldn’t be evil, right? I mean, it’s not like he’s the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man! 🙂

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge June 17, 2018 / 12:44 pm

      Can’t believe I did that to myself lol No, definitely not the Stay Puft man!!! 😀


  3. Sageleaf June 17, 2018 / 10:18 am

    Kudos to Kristi for keeping the bloghop going. 😉
    And I love your list of thankfuls. Though you know…I like to drive…just not in the city. I’m thankful that I have a bigger car (my Ford Escape) which was a step up from my teeny Ford Focus three years ago. I have much more confidence as a driver. Perhaps it’s partly the car that gives a person some confidence.
    Anyways, the doll thing. My mom had a few in one of the bedrooms I’d stay in when I visited and I vaguely recall wondering about their staring eyes as I drifted to sleep, but then I’d always just be like, yeah, whatever. You keep staring you snarky dolls. lol.
    I hope you have a great week!

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge June 17, 2018 / 12:54 pm

      Yes! She will be wonderful, I’ve not doubt.
      Thank you Cynthia 🙂 You make me smile as I remember a story or two you told us about driving the “hills” to and from school as you worked towards completing your masters degree. The increase in size does indeed make a difference. Somehow you feel more in control, confidence for sure.
      You strong, disciplined woman! Sometimes I simply don’t have that “yeah, whatever” in me lol Talk about imagination cranking except not when you want it to!
      Thanks, you have a wonderful week as well!!
      Talk to you soon, possibly next Saturday? 🙂


  4. MindOverMeta June 17, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    I’m overdue a hair cut by a good month and am booked in for next week, so it’ll be nice to get it all tidied up!

    Liked by 1 person

    • GirlieOnTheEdge June 18, 2018 / 8:43 pm

      Thanks, Mimi. It’s been great. Morning commute is 5 minutes max. I’m going to miss that!


  5. Clark Farley (@wakefielddoc) June 18, 2018 / 7:02 am

    agreed about the dolls, as bad as fricken circus clowns… (probably insisted on by the same people who thought the Brothers Grimm wrote the best of all bedtime stories.)

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  6. Pat B June 18, 2018 / 1:51 pm

    Dolls never scared me, but seeing a stack of blankets that looked like a big lion on a table in my bedroom in the middle of the night did! Even though I knew that it was just blankets during the daytime, my preschool mind saw something entirely different at night.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge June 18, 2018 / 5:17 pm

      Oh, my gosh! Yeah, thinking there’s a lion in your bedroom is enough to send a small body flying out the door and into Mom and Dad’s lol
      Amazing how creative we get once the sun goes down and it gets late….. 😀


  7. martidiy June 19, 2018 / 10:53 pm

    Dolls never scared me, but the closet door cracked open, seeming to open a little every time I looked up, now that scared me.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge June 20, 2018 / 7:39 pm

      Good for you!
      Oh, man. The cracked closet door! Don’t even get me going lol


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