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Podcast #39- Parallelism

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On this week’s episode, I discussed a variety of topics…

I feel sorry about the indoor plants sold at home improvement stores. I mentioned this cute display at my local Home Depot:

Don’t they look happier here?

I mentioned our Ring doorbell ghost, who I believe is our Joy bird. Yes I’m talking about our dead bird on my podcast again. I also expressed that we didn’t have closure with her passing, so Ella and I decided to name the wildflower/fire pit Joy’s Garden in her honor.

I told a story about a factory near our home that smells like something very unsavory.

I also thought it might be fun to write a blog post together as a group in the comment section. Thoughts? You’ll need to listen to the podcast for more details.

Lastly, I read my latest rejection letter in its entirety. Here is the explanation of parallelism.

How is your week going?

18 thoughts on “Podcast #39- Parallelism”

  1. I am sorry about a rejection letter, but at least someone bothered to reply. Look at me spinning it positive! As for my week… way too long and way too complicated. Looking forward to a simple weekend of sleep and fun. Hope you are too.

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    1. I feel the same way! I also appreciate any form of critique I can get. It’s all helping me become a better writer.
      I feel like the week is primarily due to the time change. I didn’t wake up until 8:45 this morning! So it was my body’s way of telling me I needed rest.

      Here’s to a relaxing and enjoyable weekend for both of us! 🙂

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  2. Think positively; the plants are going to go home to a sunny window location. Right?
    Well, they might die there too, but they’ll die in a home and not at Home Depot.

    I’ll have to do a post one day regarding Lolo’s houseplants. She is the queen of houseplants and I’m babysitting some for her right now. She calls to check in on them…

    Joy. I do hope it’s Joy who is flitting by your camera.
    Ours gives us a ‘motion’ when the sunlight changes in an area; you know when cloud cover moves, but not at the same time every day. So it must be JOY!

    I could never write a book; mostly because I’m not a writer and because my skin would be too thin. I think it’s great they took the time to write back to you and offer free advice. Isn’t advice better than criticism?

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    1. You’re making me laugh. Tis’ much nicer to imagine a dying plant on a window sill in a house than on a shelf at Home Depot.

      I LOVE LOLO. She sounds just like me.

      IT HAS TO BE JOY. Or it’s the birds messing around with me. “Let’s screw around with the bird lady again. It’s 8:45…”

      First of all, you are a writer. Second of all, I’m considering scrapping the book altogether. I had a moment in a Target parking lot the other day. It’s a podcast story.

      You’re so right. The fact that they added their notes at the bottom was good. It just helps me get better as a writer and as a human.

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  3. Aww, Joy!
    Sorry about the rejection letter.
    How’s my week going? Well, I’ll tell you – we have Covid! No one is very sick at all, in fact, if we had these symptoms in “before times” we would have all just pushed through. Obviously we are all isolating now, but I think you know what I mean. Very mild, but still a bummer. We dodged it for so long!

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    1. I never imagined I’d fall in love with a bird, yet here we are. LOL

      Oh no! I’m so sorry, Nicole! It’s disheartening to go this long and get it. Ella had it in January, so I understand how you must be feeling. I’m sending you all hugs and I hope you feel better soon. 🙂


  4. Maybe Jot is trying to come home. If so, she is very punctual. Bummer about the rejection letter but I think it’s great that they gave you tips. Definitely not for the faint hearted. Last week was busy as we are getting ready to go out of town this week. Still much to do. Oh, can the factory get rid of the filter so the people can smell the meat and nit the poop? Sheesh. How awful.

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  5. I love that you are making a garden for remembering Joy.

    Your group blog idea vaguely reminds me of the old game where you and your friends draw a figure on the same piece of paper but the paper is folded to hide what each person draws. You pass the paper around… and people contribute in turn… and then you unfold the paper to see the cray thing the group has drawn together. I’m prob doing a crap job of describing this game but it is so much fun. Also prob not what you imagined with your group blog post lol.

    Will randomly add here that I adore rambling. I don’t think that was a negative dahhhling. 🙂

    Also… I laughed *huge* when your reviewer called you out for seeming to be angry at doctors. Oh you sweet summer child reviewer. I hope you never ever ever have to deal with the reality of the med sys. So *again* not a negative! I think real readers will find your anger refreshing. *shrugs*

    Have fun sowing the seeds of love (the seeds of love) for Joy.

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    1. You did a great job of explaining it! I wish we could all sit in a huge circle in Joy’s Garden and collaborate on a blog post. I know that might sound silly, but that would be my definition of a perfect day.

      Your comments and support always mean so much to me. By the way, I’m going to start reading my book on the podcast tomorrow. 🙂

      I can’t wait to plant those seeds and watch them grow!


      1. What a lovely thing to say. I appreciate you too Kari! Can’t wait to hear your book!

        (Also that sounds like a perfect day to me too! 🙂

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