Out of Pocket

When I lived in Texas back in a prior life, there was an expression that many Texans used when they were going to be unavailable or unreachable. They’d say they’d be “out of pocket.”

I thought this was a strange turn of phrase, as having worked in the health benefits industry, the phrase “out of pocket” to me referred to an expense that was not reimbursed by heath insurance, like deductibles and copays. It was any expense that would have to be paid to the provider of care — doctor, dentist, hospital — by the patient, over and above what the health insurance company paid.

But for purposes of my post today, I’m going to apply the Texas meaning of that phrase, as I’m going to be “out of pocket” most of the day, having some real life stuff that I need to deal with.

I just wanted to let you know that I will be a little scarce today. So, as they say, I’ll see you when I see you. But I’ll be back!

FOWC with Fandango — Malleable


It’s February 17, 2022. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “malleable.”

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.