A New Addition

It was an auspicious end to the week for my wife and me. Our son and his wife brought our grandson to our house on Saturday. The seven month old boy was dressed in a baby t-shirt that said “Best Big Brother Ever.”

When I saw him wearing that shirt, I looked at my son and asked, “Does that mean that a new grandchild will be added to our family next year?” With a big smile on this face, he nodded affirmatively.

I have to laud my son and his wife for their imaginative way of breaking the good news to us. The only description I can think of for our feelings was glee, and there was no way to mask our happiness and joy at the great news.


Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (auspicious), MMA Storytime (week), Your Daily Word Prompt (family), Word of the Day Challenge (laud), The Daily Spur ( description), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (mask).

Truthful Tuesday — Happy Meal

Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts. This week Frank wants to know about our favorite holiday treats. He asks us us:

What was your favorite holiday treat growing up, and has that changed over the years, or is it still your top choice for holiday eating?

A little background first. I come from a mixed family, Jewish on my mother’s side, Catholic on my father’s side. When I was growing up, we celebrated both Chanukah and Christmas, so I had the best of both worlds. Kinda funny that I grew up to be an atheist, right?

But I digress. My favorite holiday treats come from my mother’s side. They are noodle kugel and potato latkes.Noodle kugel is a baked pudding-like casserole commonly made from egg noodles. Its ingredients, in addition to the egg noodles, include butter, cottage cheese, sour cream, sugar, eggs, ground cinnamon, and raisins. It can be served either as a side dish or as a dessert.

Potato latkes are sort of like potato pancakes or fritters, but latkes are usually made with shredded potatoes and onions, eggs, a little milk, flour or matzo meal, and baking powder, and are fried to a delicious golden brown. Most people top off the latkes with a dollop of either sour cream or applesauce.

If you’re interested in making either of these great treats, there are plenty of recipes available on Google.

MLMM Photo Challenge — Waxing and Waning

Purple sky ahead
Pink sky behind
White waxing crescent ahead
Black waning crescent behind
New life ahead
Old life behind
Heading toward a future
Illuminated in the headlights
Escaping from a past
Reflected in the rear view mirror


Written for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge. Photo credit: Shutterstock.

FOWC with Fandango — Auspicious

FOWCWelcome to December 15, 2020 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “auspicious.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.