Weekly Smile: Freezer, Friendship, Fun


I don’t think I’ve participated in Trent’s “Weekly Smile” before…but I’m speeding toward the Big 70th b’day, so I can hardly be expected to remember everything!😄

I have lots of blessings to smile about—some weeks they stand out like Day-Glo paint, sometimes I have to look for them…either way, I know blessings abound.

Today I’m smiling because I ordered a small freezer that will fit in my bijou apartment I call the “Upper Room”.  I’m one of those women who shop for bargains, and in quantity…it’s not quite the same as “hoarding”, but close.  It’s problematic when the freezer above the fridge (manufactured with limited space) is fully packed, not room for one ice cube.  The battle begins anew each time I open the door, resulting in an avalanche.  Frozen chicken leaves a serious bruise when it lands on your foot.🙄

The new freezer will arrive the first week of September.  There’s only one concern:  it will reside in the corner where my Christmas tree glowed last year…and there are no more free corners.  But I’m thrilled, nonetheless!

Another smile today comes courtesy of my caregiver.  We have way too much fun, particularly when doing my shopping!  She’s a tremendous asset—I needed a helper, and I got a friend who’s like a sister in the bargain!  God is Good!!  💙Leyde Ryan

That’s Beauty


Prompt: write a Septolet—

The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.


Used to

Be young

Stunning looks


Now people

Say I’m

Amusing, fun

That’s Beauty!

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

Share Your World

Thanks to Sadje for the image today!


I haven’t done Share Your World in years, but it’s so dang HOT, what else is there to do?  The link above will take readers to the challenge info and invitation—pour a glass of ice tea over your head and check it out😉  Basically, it works like this:  the host asks questions—we who accept the challenge, answer them.


Do you ever feel more excited about getting the package in the mail, rather than the item that’s in it?

No—unless the package is delivered to my door so I don’t have to trek down to the mailbox.

What is the difference between your ideal self and your real self?  (i.e. what attribute or physical feature would allow you feel the ideal ‘you’?)

Ideally, I’d still look 50…slender, Natalie Wood beautiful (those days are forever dead).  My ideal self would be mellow (sweet never-ruffled Bible-hugging church lady)—instead of not-mellow, i.e., edgy, impatient, critical, subject to irritability, rants, unstable moods, and a frown that makes demons flee.

If you found $2,000 on the ground and there were no witnesses, what would you do with it?

Are you crazy?  I’d grab it!  (And then think about reporting the find—truly willing to return it…after all, God always has His eye on me!)

Are you ever morally obliged to take action? Under what circumstances?

Fortunately, I don’t recall being in a situation where the question arose.  Like many people, I lack courage to “take action” because retaliation is a serious possibility in these increasingly violent times.  But until you’re smack in the middle of a moral dilemma, you don’t know with certainty how you’ll respond—I might suddenly be anointed with holy boldness and become a force to be reckoned with.  (It could happen😉)

Gratitudes:  I’m ever grateful to the faithful (“Way Maker”) wow-God who’s with me in this fiery furnace heatwave—and thankful, blessed that He’s provided a patient woman as my caregiver twice a week.  Tomorrow she’ll drive me anywhere there’s A/C!

©Leyde Ryan