I find that as I read prompts, I tend to have an initial gut level reaction to them as either “I can totally write for that,” or “I have nothing to say about that.” Defining moment felt like it was just something that I didn’t feel related to my life. There was never one big moment that shifted my focus.Continue reading T is for Time
Yes, water is very precious in the desert. We don’t have lawns and there are very few bodies of water around except for swimming pools.Continue reading W is for Water
Each day…Continue reading K is for Kiss
Yes, I hinted at a new one arriving in the Snake Den. So while Snake is busy trying to figure out if it will be Scrabble or Trivial Pursuit or Cards Against Humanity….it will beContinue reading G is for Games
This summer has been unlike any other that any of us have probably ever known. The lockdowns and restrictions have changed how we “did” summer. Most of us would have headed off to the beach or gone to a favorite city, but stayed home as we hope that next summer will be different.Continue reading R is for Road Trip
Peeking outside, the breeze is blowing the trees. The desert has a way of holding its breath when it is hot and dry. It is like the trees make their leaves just a bit smaller to conserve water and be less visible to the sun. The animals are out only early morning and dusk unless they can survive in the dark.Continue reading H is for Hot
Usually this time of year, from early July to the beginning of September, is our monsoon season. It is when we get more than half of the rain for the year and the triple digit temperatures bring violent storms, flooding, wind and lightning.Continue reading L is for Lightning
It’s a lazy Sunday morning–we eventually have to get up and do THE THINGS. But, for now, while it is still cool in the house, we lazily snuggle.Continue reading L is for Lazy
Summertime is still in full swing here with the triple digit temperatures.Continue reading P is for Pool
I love the ocean. Actually, I love watching the ocean, walking along the beach in ankle-deep water, and listening to the ocean. Swimming in it? Not really.Continue reading W is for Waves
I know–you all think that I’m just easygoing and nothing every fazes me. It’s the vibe that I always give off. Not.Continue reading F is for Flexible
We are under a excessive heat warning through Sunday night here–not that unusual for the desert but it is definitely a bit more toasty than we are used to. Usually by now we are well into the crazy thunderstorms of monsoon season. The storms seem to be playing a game of hide and seek this year.Continue reading H is for Hot
The first time that I remember having THAT feeling, I was in 4th grade. It was a Sunday night after dinner and just before the phone rang, I told my mom that grandma was going to call. The phone rang less than a minute later with her telling us that my grandfather had died.Continue reading S is for Sixth Sense
Well, you didn’t think that all of my words would be SFW, did you?Continue reading E is for Erotic
Those of you with extended families might understand the rules for watching TV series–there are some that you can only watch when all of you are there. You can’t cheat and watch ahead even if there is nothing else to watch.Continue reading A is for Alone (Together)
We thought that we would take an old picture and give it a new color pop….Continue reading G is for Green
She “technically” is in the 1990s because she was in a band 1995-1998 and started her first solo album in 1999 to be released in 2000.Continue reading P is for P!nk
If you had asked me what was liberating last year, I’m not sure what my answer would have been. It wasn’t really a thought because I wasn’t feeling constrained.Continue reading L is for Liberating
Jessica Rabbit, that is. Are any of you surprised that she is my favorite ‘toon? And, yes, it only took 5 days for me to skip around the alphabet…Continue reading J is for Jessica
I might have mentioned that we spend a lot of the summer in the pool…Continue reading D is for (Skinny) Dipping
One of the best things about summer is time. Things slow down, you get to relax and spend time just enjoying each other.Continue reading C is for Caress
The first thing that we always get when people learn that we live in the desert Southwest is “But how do you survive it being so hot?” Followed by the assumption that we live in a kitty litter box.Continue reading A is for Arizona
Time to start up those blogs–and if you don’t have one, feel free to send the post/picture to us and we’ll be happy to host it for you.Continue reading Snake Den A to Z–Prompt for August
Yes, I know…I haven’t really written in a LONG time….did you miss us?
Let me just be honest. No one would have wanted to hear from me in this sexy space the last Thisdays (that’s what I named the endless day after day of sameness). You might be surprised to hear this but I am a control freak.
YES! Really. I know it is a surprise and I hide it so well.
So, being that control freak, everything out of my control has not been a pretty picture. I have ranted and railed and sulked. I pulled back from most social media because more news just wasn’t helping.
That said, life is starting to have little shoots of green around here. We’ve been out to a couple of really small restaurants that are being safe and are local favorites for date night. I want to say that I’m the easy-going person who can dress up for a date in the house with delivery and make it OK when I really want to be out. I’m not.
Writing just wasn’t really going to flow and it wasn’t fun like it should be. So, I backed away and took some time.
But, it is time to restart things. I am not, however, a person who writes well without a spark to get me going. That’s where the meme comes in.
We will be starting an A-Z meme aptly named the Snake Den A-Z. Clever, huh? Each month will be a different prompt. For August, it will be Summer.
What are the rules? Put the badge on your photo, poem, fiction, article, dissertation or anything else that says summer to you. Want to start with X? Go for it. Only want to do one for the entire month? Go you!
I am not promising that I will do every letter or do them in order. They might be tied to another meme so that they jump around. I MIGHT even repeat a letter. You never know how crazy I’ll get.
So, by Friday we will have the badge on the site and you can grab it. And if you are on Twitter, use the hashtag #SnakeDenAtoZ. Link to badge…
Hope you will join in the fun!!!