A Visit to a Petting Farm

Today I got attacked by a duck who I think was trying to nibble on my ankles. Thankfully I managed to escape without any harmful effects.

We had taken our son to a petting farm on the outskirts of the city. It took us more than an hour to arrive there since we first went to another place which turned out to be some stables. Anyway when we finally arrived it was late afternoon. I must say that Nadir, my son, showed a lot of patience waiting for us to find our way. He enjoyed his Oreo cookies in the car (licking the cream and then munching the biscuit) while I fiddled with the Navigation on my phone and my husband gave out instructions.

The petting farm itself was a bit chaotic. The animals were everywhere in and out of their enclosures and the children and their parents were allowed to go inside the enclosures to feed (and chase after) the animals. We got ourselves a bucket of food and some of the animals were overly eager to feed while others just ignored us. We had an ostrich following us around to get to our bucket. Nadir fed the deer and they were happy to lick his hand!

Nadir liked the hamster the most. He wanted to bring it home with him. This, I felt was a welcome change since the last time he was with some animals, he wanted to bring THE SNAKE home! Yikes! Besides feeding and holding the animals, he also got to ride a pony around the farm.

On our way back, when we stopped for petrol, my husband bought us both an ice cream each which we enjoyed in the car. Nadir finished his first and then wanted to help me with mine! But sorry, that is one thing I refuse to share even with my 4 yr old son!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!

The beautiful Turkish lamps at the Turkey stall in Global Village, a festival of countries held annually in Dubai.

20121223_173938Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Lights!

  1. Shadow & Light | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  2. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! – Old Ways
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | Ese’ s Voice
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light – Joy and Woe
  5. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: SO BEGINS THE SEASON OF LIGHT | SERENDIPITY
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge:Let there be Light! | So where’s the snow?
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | Flickr Comments
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light | castelsarrasin
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | autopict
  10. Technology Insults My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  11. Photoworld 29-11-13 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
  12. Post A Day, Weekly Photo Challenge; Let There Be Light | terry1954
  13. The One with All the Christmas Lights | Jackie Cangro
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge – Light | Chittle Chattle
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light | Day One
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let there be light! | A chain of thoughts…
  18. Let there be light…Wordpress |
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | MyBlog – solaner
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge – Lights | Just Snaps
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | Ohm Sweet Ohm
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light | Travel. Garden. Eat.
  23. Weekly Challenge: Let There Be Light! | Ruth Bailey, artist
  24. Let there be light! | Potpourri Adventures
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | Elämän katupeili
  26. Light | de Wets Wild
  27. Weekly Photography Challenge: Let There Be Light! « Minute Moments
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light | Steve Says….
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | parislux
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let there be Light! | travelicius
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | timzauto…. in search of the blond haired kid
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | Uncle Spike’s Adventures
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | Life of a Minister Mom
  34. Unexpected Light | the terrain of symmetry
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light | Memory Catcher
  36. WPC Let there be light | Photography & Writing
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | Cee’s Photography
  38. Fire in the Delta | The (Urban-Wildlife) Interface
  39. Sky High Light in Kauai | Jaspa’s Journal
  40. Let There Be Light! | Empire of Lights
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Light | A Picture a Day, Keeps the Something Something
  42. The City of Lights | My Play Nook
  43. Israel 1970′s: אריה ברק וגיא | Cardinal Guzman
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let there be Light | paintedwords
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Light | How are you? …Good
  46. light source | yi-ching lin photography
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light | Light Words
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | Bams’ Blog
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | Wind Against Current
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Light | Adventures In Guitar Playing
  51. Old-fashion Gas Lamps (2 Photos) | On the Streets of San Francisco
  52. Let there be light – the drama of the tree | follow your nose
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | Hope* the happy hugger
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! (I) | SIM | ANTICS
  55. Let there be Light ! (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge – Let There Be Light! | Crystal Nuding
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | jwdwrites
  58. Weekly Photo Challenge : Let There Be Light | I see beauty all around by rob paine
  59. Let There Be Light | Photographs by James Collett
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | Outreach
  61. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | Andy in Oman
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Lights « Leya
  63. Weekly Photo Challenge – Let there be light | Lins Doodles
  64. Weekly Photo Challenge – Let there be light! « LargeSelf
  65. Light and Sky | alien shores
  66. Photo weekly challenge : lights | Mon beau manoir
  67. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light, Take Two | Wind Against Current
  68. The Light of the Desert | Thirdeyemom
  69. Post Thanksgiving Haze (Weekly Photo Challenge) | 3 Grandchildren, 2 Grandparents, 2 Cats
  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: 17th Century Light | Rainbow Photography – Scotland
  71. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | Diary of a mind
  72. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | littlegirlstory
  73. Ljubljana 360 | piran café
  74. WPC: “Let there be light…” | ilargia64
  75. The light that is enough… | Life through a Lens
  76. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let there be light | six degrees photography
  77. Let There Be Light | Scattered Thoughts
  78. weekly photo challenge: let there be light | wise monkeys abroad
  79. Let there be light | Artifacts and Fictions
  80. :: WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | Belo Horizonte daily photo
  81. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light, Take Three | Wind Against Current
  82. Flying Light | Aylin’s Wonderland
  83. Light it up! | Purple Rosemary
  84. Light Circles | Aylin’s Wonderland
  85. Weekly Photo Challenge – Let There Be Light | Perceptive Pot Clueless Kettle
  86. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light. | Tales from the Motherland
  87. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let there be light | Lucid Gypsy
  88. Is this it? | artishorseshit
  89. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light in México! | my cyber house rules
  90. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! I: A Private Viewing | Rob’s Surf Report
  91. 001- Blog Response: Stretch | 22 yr old female
  92. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! « Jejak-jejak yang Terserak
  93. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | Southern Sea Muse
  94. WPC – Let there be light | lumina et umbrae
  95. Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Let there be Light | soletusknow
  96. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | happyface313
  97. Lights | Slow and steady
  98. weekly photo challenge: let there be light! | Musings of a Random Mind
  99. NaBloPoMo Day 29: Let there be light | Drunk on Life
  100. Daily Prompt Challenge ~ Let there be Light | soletusknow
  101. The source of light | Laura’s Little Things
  102. All of the darkness… | Life through a Lens
  103. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light | Retired2Travel
  104. Lighting tracks | Le Drake Noir
  105. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let there be Light | br4ceyourself
  106. Weekly Photo Competition: Let there be light | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)
  107. Little stars | Life through a Lens
  108. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Let there be light! | Lakshmi Loves To Shop
  109. Let There Be Light! | draccoonian
  110. Let there be a little light at least…. | Pseu’s Blog
  111. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | MythRider
  112. Weekly Photo Challenge : Let there be light! | Les Petits Pas de Juls
  113. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light | Things I have learnt today
  114. Piercing.Tattoo | thoughtsofrkh
  115. Weekly Photo Challenge: Light « Hearing His Voice
  116. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | The Girl Who Clicked
  117. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | Number The Stars
  118. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! (please!) | Around and About The Pacific Northwest
  119. Weekly Photo Challenge : Let There be Light! « Simply Me
  120. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light In All Aspects of Your Life « Delightfully Different Life
  121. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let there be light – Take Two | Things I have learnt today
  122. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light … Fire Man | Eyes to Heart
  123. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | Nola Roots, Texas Heart
  124. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | catatan si ijul
  125. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light…Italy! | Cali Girl Says…
  126. Weekly Photo Challenge: Lights | Global Annal
  127. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | Healthcare Updates
  128. 192. Weekly Foto Challenge: Lights | Sofie’s Diary
  129. Welcome | Books, Music, Photography & Movies : my best friends
  130. Let There Be Light: A Light Study | Thinking Through My Lens
  131. Weekly Photo Challenge : Let There Be Light! | Moments In Life
  132. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light | Northwest Frame of Mind
  133. Weekly Photo Challenge – Let There Be Light | Joe’s Musings
  134. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | thoughts and entanglements
  135. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light | Cyan Skies
  136. 11-29-13 Let There Be Light! | The Quotidian Hudson
  137. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light | Lake Superior Sunrise | puncta lucis
  138. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | Kaleidoscope
  139. Let There Be Light | Nature in the Burbs
  140. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! « LIVING WITH MY ANCESTORS
  141. Weekly Photo Challenge: Light | Edge of the Forest
  142. Let there be light | Ellen Gregory
  143. Weekly Photo Challenge: LET THERE BE LIGHT! | eagerexplorer
  144. thai restaurant respect | bodhisattvaintraining
  145. Weekly Photo Challenge: Light | V A S T L Y C U R I O U S
  146. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light | Ruth E Hendricks Photography
  147. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | thisblogisepic
  148. Light: The weekend in Black & White | scrapydo
  149. Weekly Photo Challenge & Travel Theme: Backstays of the Sun | Wind Against Current
  150. Lighten up! | wingrish
  151. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light – Nobody Expects The Spanish Baggage Claim! | polymathically
  152. Weekly photo challenge: Let there be light | Connie’s World
  153. Now and Then | Beyond the Brush
  154. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let there be light! | Ruminations & Observations
  155. weekly photo challenge: let there be light! | bob’s wife
  156. Weekly Photo Challenge : Light | Memories are made of this
  157. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light | This, that and the other thing
  158. 499.134 | brent’s iPhone 4S & japan
  159. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: LIGHTS AGLOW – HERITAGE MUSEUM | SERENDIPITY

Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku / Outdoors

DSCN4894Living in a desert where one has to endure 40+ temperatures for a good 7 months and most of the time is spent indoors or at malls, finally towards the end of November, a chill in the air signifies the start of the “outdoors” season.

(Friday, 29th Nov)

A chill in the air,

Warms my heart, delights my soul

Hello there, outdoors!

Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku

  1. 5 Real-Life Inspired Haikus | Seeker of Faith: Reflections on Faith and Life
  2. Haiku Friday | Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
  3. Lavender Dream | The Arkside of Thought
  4. DP Challenge: Haiku 5-Spring of Life | Writing To Be Noticed
  5. Haiku Challenge – Day 4 | The Creative Life
  6. adoption | Work in Progress…
  7. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! #4 | Shawn’s Ramblings
  8. Is This Getting Any Better? | Designed by Three
  9. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo Friday | Lucid Gypsy
  10. Haiku Grace Journey | Joan T. Warren
  11. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo, Friday edition | This, that and the other thing
  12. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! #5 | Shawn’s Ramblings
  13. like an animal | Work in Progress…
  14. 5 haiku | Yes For Yes
  15. Weekly Writing Challenge: An Insomnia Haiku | SIM | ANTICS
  16. Weekly Writing Challenge: Five days of haiku | A Number of Things
  17. WordPress Creative Writing Challenge: Haiku V | My Thoughts on Stuff
  18. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! Five Haikus A-Syllabling! | polymathically
  19. A Week’s Worth of Haikus | Jenkins Rising
  20. Weekly writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo #5 | Danny James
  21. Haiku: Absolute | Rob’s Surf Report
  22. Haiku Catchoo! | RJR Design Blog
  23. Haiku Catchoo! Thanksgiving | RJR Design Blog
  24. Haiku Catchoo! Wednesday | RJR Design Blog
  25. Haiku Catchoo! Tuesday | RJR Design Blog
  26. Haiku Catchoo! Monday | RJR Design Blog
  27. DP Challenge Haiku #5 | Paint the world with words
  28. Five Haikus About Trying to Write Haiku | Alexcellent!
  29. Give Presence | Winding Road
  30. Wants & Thneeds | Winding Road
  31. My Week in Haiku | Homelandscapes
  32. My Week In Haiku | momaste
  33. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! Thanksgiving Haiku Day Five | IF I ONLY HAD A TIME MACHINE
  34. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! – As It Was!!! | Khana’s Web
  35. Daily Haiku on Being: Friday, November 29, 2013 | LisaRosier.com
  36. DP Challenge: Daily Haiku | aliabbasali
  37. removing the mask | my year of sweat!
  38. Weekly Writing Challenge: Five Haikus | Morrighan’s Muse
  39. Haiku 92 – Friday (NaBloPoMo #29) | Haiku! (Gesundheit)
  40. My Week In Haiku | Fish Of Gold
  41. Black Friday | Real Life Co.
  42. Snow | Real Life Co.
  43. Haiku Wrap Up | Mike De Wolfe
  44. Love | Real Life Co.
  45. The beauty of Love | Dick-ta-tion
  46. WW Challenge: Haiku 3 | Ruminations & Observations
  47. Haiku Challenge – Day 3 | mamacormier
  48. Haiku Challenge – Day 3 | The Creative Life
  49. Wednesday’s Haiku: Oblivion #NaBloPoMo | The Life of Kylie
  50. Tuesday’s Haiku: Scylla and Charybdis #NaBloPoMo | The Life of Kylie
  51. Monday’s Haiku: Bodywork #NaBloPoMo | The Life of Kylie
  52. My mission, should I choose to accept it: Haiku | Bad Parenting 101
  53. swimming lesson | Work in Progress…
  54. Unbreakable | Dick-ta-tion
  55. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! #2 | Shawn’s Ramblings
  56. Haiku Thursday | Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
  57. Haiku Catchoo! | The World’s of James Staltari
  58. A Very Special MCC Thanksgiving Haiku-tacular | Midlife Crisis Crossover
  59. My 3rd Haiku | The Blog By a Kid
  60. Haiku – Alone, seeking redemption | Reinvention of Mama
  61. Weekly writing challenge: haiku, part 3 | Azgsgirl’s Blog
  62. Haiku challenge | J-Bueno
  63. Insomnia | Dick-ta-tion
  64. Talking Turkey…. among other things | Confessions of a Skincare Junkie
  65. Eighty-five Pauses | Oh Pithy Me
  66. WW Challenge: Haiku 4 | Ruminations & Observations
  67. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo Thursday | Lucid Gypsy
  68. Down | A Simple Point in Time
  69. Down | A Simple Point in Time
  70. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! #3 | Shawn’s Ramblings
  71. Weekly Writing Challenge: Five Days of Haiku | A Number of Things
  72. Weekly Writing Challenge: A Chocolate Haiku | SIM | ANTICS
  73. Christmas Nails Haiku | ~ronaleer~
  74. DAILY HAIKU THOUGHTS ON ART | Standing Ovation, Seated
  75. Writing challenge: Haiku 5… and more | Szukając własnego kąta… Projekt: Dom / Mieszkanie
  76. WordPress Creative Writing Challenge: Haiku IV | My Thoughts on Stuff
  77. Whistling goes the thankful dog | We Live In A Flat
  78. Haiku: Voices | Rob’s Surf Report
  79. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! Thanksgiving Haiku Day Four | IF I ONLY HAD A TIME MACHINE
  80. DP Challenge Haiku #4 | Paint the world with words
  81. The Bipolar Haiku Collection | The Magic Black Book
  82. Stuffed with Gratitude | Winding Road
  83. Haiku | Story and Spectacle
  84. Haiku II | Story and Spectacle
  85. Haiku III | Story and Spectacle
  86. HAPPY THANKSGIVING: My DIY Poem | ME, MYSELF & DIY
  87. Daily Haiku on Being: Thursday, November 28, 2013 | LisaRosier.com
  88. Haiku IV | Story and Spectacle
  89. Haiku V | Story and Spectacle
  90. juxtaposition at its finest | my year of sweat!
  91. Dancing With the Moon | Daily Observations
  92. Weekly Writing One. Haiku for My First Challenge: Once Upon A Time… | I am Woman
  93. Haiku-Ice Storm | Finding Life
  94. Earth | Whispered Words
  95. Thursday’s Haiku: Gluttony #NaBloPoMo | The Life of Kylie
  96. Haiku 91 – Theory (NaBloPoMo #28) | Haiku! (Gesundheit)
  97. two haikus for Thanksgiving Day | the REmissionary
  98. Forget Me Not (old-fashioned unrequited love in Prose and Haiku) | unaware but underlined
  99. Haiku for New Beginnings | The Cranky Giraffe
  100. A week in Haiku | high five and raspberries
  101. The Ring | Azgsgirl’s Blog
  102. Open Hearts… | Haiku By Ku
  103. Thanksgiving | The Human Rights Warrior
  104. Haiku Challenge #4 | Making Life an Art
  105. WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE: HAIKU CATCHOO! #4 | Words We Women Write
  106. On Thanksgiving | angieinspired
  107. Haiku #4 | N. E. White
  108. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Week – Thursday | S.Owens Writes
  109. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  110. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! « Thoughts of a wandering drunk
  111. Thoughts of a wandering drunk
  112. Water (Sui) | Whispered Words
  113. The will to knit | wuthering bites
  114. Haiku: Holidays With Snow | Sterling R. Roskom
  115. Haiku: Holidays With Snow | Sterling R. Roskom
  116. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! – Travel Haikus | Seas Reflecting Starlight
  117. raising gratitude | sarahscapes
  118. WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE – Burning Desire HAIKU CATCHOO! | Inside the Mind of Isadora
  119. WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE – Naked Heart – HAIKU CATCHOO! | Inside the Mind of Isadora
  120. Weekly Writing Challenge : Haiku 4 | Scattered Thoughts
  121. WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE – Love Eluded-HAIKU CATCHOO! | Inside the Mind of Isadora
  122. Weekly Writing Challenge: Thanksgiving Haiku | NOWHERE TO RUN
  123. River Street Station
  124. WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE – Passionate Song – HAIKU CATCHOO! | Inside the Mind of Isadora
  125. Weekly writing challenge: Haiku Day 4 | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)
  126. Dreams | Words on a Page
  127. Happy Thanksgiving! | Confessions of a Skincare Junkie
  128. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku – Day 4 » Kryson’s Kreations
  129. Another Haiku | Mike De Wolfe
  130. Haiku #3, 4 & 5 | Lightning Bug
  131. One Day | sparkimage
  132. Hakiu Thursday | standinginthestorm
  133. Caring Strangers – Haiku Catchoo! (Quartus) | A Vital Recognition
  134. love comes from scratch, at | y
  135. Count « Thoughts of a wandering drunk
  136. Last Moment « Thoughts of a wandering drunk
  137. Living « Thoughts of a wandering drunk
  138. Haiku – Thankful for my kids | Reinvention of Mama
  139. Aftermath: The Final Haiku « Love~K
  140. Gobbles and Zzzs | Basho and Jung
  141. Weekly writing challenge: haiku – the ocean | Azgsgirl’s Blog
  142. Haiku Challenge – Day 4 | mamacormier

Friday Fictioneers: The First Meeting

copyright-ted-strutzHe had come on a business trip to Istanbul. He hated going on sightseeing excursions alone, but he had a whole day off and decided to take a dinner cruise.

The food was mediocre, but at least the view was breathtaking. He was admiring the Bosphorus when someone in the boat caught his eye. She was alone like him and was dressed simply with little make-up. But her smile was the most captivating he had ever seen. He never looked at the Bosphorus again that night.

They were married shortly after and lived together happily for the rest of their lives.

Going through Childbirth

They say there is no pain greater than childbirth. As I became older and my parents talked of my marriage, this became my greatest fear. Anything related to this would make me faint. Two women talking about their experiences (and women LOVE talking about their experiences) would make me feel sick.

I saw my elder sister suffer from a miscarriage. When I saw her bleeding I threw up and almost fainted. It was extremely embarrassing that my family had to console me along with my sister, when I, as her only sister should have been the one doing the consoling.

When I got married I did not as is usually the case become pregnant immediately. I suffered from two early miscarriages and had to go through some treatment.

I remember once I was watching a movie with my husband and there was an explicit scene of a woman going through a difficult birth. As I watched, I started blanking out. I think I was out for a good few minutes and while my husband was calling out to me, I could hear him but couldn’t reply. Another embarrassing episode!

After six years of marriage I was pregnant again and things were progressing well. Still fear of the D-day lingered. In my family all the births (all 6 of them) have taken place by operation. So seeing the family history and my own history of falling apart at the mere thought of childbirth, everyone assumed I would simply have an operation and avoid going through the trauma of labor pains and natural delivery.

But my doctor was determined that I have a natural delivery. The position of the baby was correct and there was no need to have an operation.

And so it happened that my due date passed and I had to be induced. I went through a natural delivery and I was really blessed to have a relatively easy time of it. While being stitched up I was calling up my husband and mother-in-law to tell them that the child had been born! Later my doctor thanked me for not screaming while delivering! She also told me that it was hospital policy to stop the epidural later during the delivery which they had done without my knowledge.

When my brother who at the time was a doctor in the same hospital came to see me after the birth I was sitting on the chair looking quite fresh. He was amazed that his frail little sister had been so brave.

But I cannot take any credit for being brave. It really is God’s blessings that help you through.

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Daily Prompt: Fear Factor

  1. Spinning a Web of Words | In Harmony
  2. Courage | The Magic Black Book
  3. DP : Irrational Fear | Experimental Fiction
  4. Daily Prompt: Fear Factor | Everyday Adventures
  5. It was November, and I was afraid | Butterfly Mind
  6. Fanning the Flames of Fear | Spirit Lights The Way
  7. Emotional Baggage | Kate Murray
  8. My.Vivid.Visions | Daily Prompt: Fear Factor
  9. Daily Prompt: Fear Factor | Under the Monkey Tree
  10. 227. Fear Factor | Barely Right of Center
  11. Arthur Overcomes The Fear Of Books, (short fiction) | The Jittery Goat
  12. Daily Prompt: Fear Factor | Insanitree
  13. Fear Factor: A litany of phobias | James Clegg
  14. Courage | Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
  15. Daily Prompt: Fear Factor | Finding Life
  16. I ain’t afraid of no ghosts…or whatever the line is from “Ghostbusters” | thoughtsofrkh
  17. theferkel | My Irrational Fear of Spiders
  18. Daily Prompt: Fear Factor | On My Front Porch
  19. Rob’s Surf Report
  20. Fear | The Nameless One
  21. Fear | victor’s mind
  22. Not being loved | alienorajt
  23. MONSTER MYTHS – not exactly bedtime stories | Historiefortelling
  24. DP: Courage and Facing Fears | 3 Nish on a Journey
  25. Fear Factor | Braised Pork on Rice
  26. Conception of acceptation | Veni, vici, vidi
  27. I Still Walk Miles… | Retrofocus
  28. DAILY PROMPT: FEAR FACTOR – EEK! | SERENDIPITY
  29. HIGH HOPES | seifsalamakarem
  30. Daily Prompt: Fear Factor | Awl and Scribe
  31. Tough Mudder and My Glass Case of Emotion | Lori’s Life and Other Stuff
  32. Daily Prompt : Fear Factor | Scary Movie Ghosts | LoudThoughtsVoicedOut
  33. Fear | CombatBabe
  34. An Irrational Fear | Hey there, I’m Jimin.
  35. Phobophobia | Processing the life
  36. My Other Blog | Daily Prompt: Fear Factor
  37. Fear: Good or Bad? | meanderedwanderings
  38. Just Sayin’
  39. Daily Prompt: Fear Factor | Basically Beyond Basic
  40. Open Hearts… | Haiku By Ku
  41. Daily Prompt: Fear Factor | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  42. Afraid of death | Life is great
  43. Stagecraft | vic briggs
  44. Daily Prompt: Fear | Bowl of Rice
  45. My Not so Unique Fear | TechnoTom
  46. Must not cry, must not cry, must not freaking cry!! | Random Encounters of an Inquisitive Mind
  47. Daily Prompt: Fear Factor | 20 Lines A Day
  48. It takes courage… | Words ‘n Pics
  49. Be the Light | Eyes to Heart
  50. The Species of the Two-Legged Beast | Lipstick and Lithium
  51. Jangan takut untuk takut | The Frozen Tears
  52. Courage | Flowers and Breezes

Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku / Innocence

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(Thursday, 28th Nov)

Two friends by the lake,

Innocence reverberates,

Tomorrow grown up.

Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku

  1. The beauty of Love | Dick-ta-tion
  2. WW Challenge: Haiku 3 | Ruminations & Observations
  3. Haiku Challenge – Day 3 | mamacormier
  4. Haiku Challenge – Day 3 | The Creative Life
  5. Wednesday’s Haiku: Oblivion #NaBloPoMo | The Life of Kylie
  6. Tuesday’s Haiku: Scylla and Charybdis #NaBloPoMo | The Life of Kylie
  7. Monday’s Haiku: Bodywork #NaBloPoMo | The Life of Kylie
  8. My mission, should I choose to accept it: Haiku | Bad Parenting 101
  9. swimming lesson | Work in Progress…
  10. Unbreakable | Dick-ta-tion
  11. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! #2 | Shawn’s Ramblings
  12. Haiku Thursday | Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
  13. Haiku Catchoo! | The World’s of James Staltari
  14. A Very Special MCC Thanksgiving Haiku-tacular | Midlife Crisis Crossover
  15. My 3rd Haiku | The Blog By a Kid
  16. Haiku – Alone, seeking redemption | Reinvention of Mama
  17. Weekly writing challenge: haiku, part 3 | Azgsgirl’s Blog
  18. Haiku challenge | J-Bueno
  19. Insomnia | Dick-ta-tion
  20. Talking Turkey…. among other things | Confessions of a Skincare Junkie
  21. Eighty-five Pauses | Oh Pithy Me
  22. WW Challenge: Haiku 4 | Ruminations & Observations
  23. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo Thursday | Lucid Gypsy
  24. Down | A Simple Point in Time
  25. Down | A Simple Point in Time
  26. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! #3 | Shawn’s Ramblings
  27. Weekly Writing Challenge: Five Days of Haiku | A Number of Things
  28. Weekly Writing Challenge: A Chocolate Haiku | SIM | ANTICS
  29. Christmas Nails Haiku | ~ronaleer~
  30. DAILY HAIKU THOUGHTS ON ART | Standing Ovation, Seated
  31. Writing challenge: Haiku 5… and more | Szukając własnego kąta… Projekt: Dom / Mieszkanie
  32. WordPress Creative Writing Challenge: Haiku IV | My Thoughts on Stuff
  33. Whistling goes the thankful dog | We Live In A Flat
  34. Haiku: Voices | Rob’s Surf Report
  35. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! Thanksgiving Haiku Day Four | IF I ONLY HAD A TIME MACHINE
  36. DP Challenge Haiku #4 | Paint the world with words
  37. The Bipolar Haiku Collection | The Magic Black Book
  38. Stuffed with Gratitude | Winding Road
  39. Haiku | Story and Spectacle
  40. Haiku II | Story and Spectacle
  41. Haiku III | Story and Spectacle
  42. HAPPY THANKSGIVING: My DIY Poem | ME, MYSELF & DIY
  43. Daily Haiku on Being: Thursday, November 28, 2013 | LisaRosier.com
  44. Haiku IV | Story and Spectacle
  45. Haiku V | Story and Spectacle
  46. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku 2 | Ruminations & Observations
  47. Some Haikus | The Blog By a Kid
  48. white virgin | Work in Progress…
  49. Haiku Wednesday | Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
  50. Haiku Tuesday | Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
  51. Dirt riding haiku | Azgsgirl’s Blog
  52. Weekly Writing Challenge: A Cappuccino Haiku | SIM | ANTICS
  53. Writing challenge: Haiku 3 and 4 | Szukając własnego kąta… Projekt: Dom / Mieszkanie
  54. DP Challenge Haiku #2 | Paint the world with words
  55. DP Challenge Haiku #3 | Paint the world with words
  56. Haiku: Cycles | Rob’s Surf Report
  57. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! Thanksgiving Haiku Day Three | IF I ONLY HAD A TIME MACHINE
  58. Fickle Conditions | Winding Road
  59. WordPress Creative Writing Challenge: Haiku III | My Thoughts on Stuff
  60. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo Wednesday | Lucid Gypsy
  61. Haiku – Get me out of here! | We Live In A Flat
  62. MY DIY HAIKU: the dpchallenge | ME, MYSELF & DIY
  63. Haiku-Weather | Finding Life
  64. Daily Haiku on Being: Wednesday November 27, 2013 | LisaRosier.com
  65. Daily Haiku on Being: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 | LisaRosier.com
  66. Daily Haiku on Being: Monday, November 25, 2013 | LisaRosier.com
  67. Daily Haiku on Being: Sunday, November 24, 2013 | LisaRosier.com
  68. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! | Shawn’s Ramblings
  69. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! | Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library
  70. you are taking risks – | y
  71. Haiku. — It’s a Verb Now… A Thing I Do. | mommyverbs
  72. I can | my year of sweat!
  73. Haiku 90 – Caffeine (NaBloPoMo#27) | Haiku! (Gesundheit)
  74. Time | unaware but underlined
  75. Daily Haiku | Finale to an Entrance
  76. Wild Couple | The Vibrant Channeled Creator
  77. Jump Off a Rock-Land on a Wheel! | The Vibrant Channeled Creator
  78. Balancing a Giggle | The Vibrant Channeled Creator
  79. Fish’s Greeting Song | The Vibrant Channeled Creator
  80. Testosterone Walk | The Vibrant Channeled Creator
  81. Blue heron | the REmissionary
  82. Hendrix | Andy’s Thinktank
  83. Haiku # 9 | emilykarn
  84. tossing and turning | sarahscapes
  85. Governor of Light | angieinspired
  86. Haiku # 10 | emilykarn
  87. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! | imagination
  88. HAIKU CHALLENGE ALTERED & ACCEPTED! | Fiction O’Clock
  89. The syllable god needs more haiku. | dark circles, etc
  90. Haiku Catchoo- Day 3 | Lead us from the Unreal to the Real
  91. At Work: Positive Blood Culture « Love~K
  92. Haiku # 11 | emilykarn
  93. Everyday of my life | Blogging Vogging
  94. Haiku # 12 | emilykarn
  95. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Week – Wednesday | S.Owens Writes
  96. To Help More… | Haiku By Ku
  97. Bacon Temptation… | Haiku By Ku
  98. Living on… | Haiku By Ku
  99. Petey’s Adventure Continues… | Haiku By Ku
  100. A Haiku For You ~ The Dream | Perfecting Patty
  101. Haiku Enlightenment | Breathing Space
  102. Haiku #3 | N. E. White
  103. 5-7-5 | My BF turned me into a lesbian…in Japan
  104. Haikus: High School Redux | Circespeaks
  105. Haiku of Recovery Thanks | Rose with Thorns
  106. Haiku Challenge #3 | Making Life an Art
  107. Ocean Love | unaware but underlined
  108. Sleep. Arise. | scottishmomus
  109. Haikus With My Daughter II | The Human Rights Warrior
  110. Haiku Catchoo Christianity | So Here’s Us…
  111. DP Challenge: Haiku|Spinning Gold, a Bug Under My Sole… | The Write Web
  112. Haiku (ish) #2 | Lightning Bug
  113. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! | Maggie’s Writing
  114. Frozen in Gallop | Gunmetal Geisha
  115. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Day 3 | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)
  116. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo #4 | Danny James
  117. Ra and Man | The Arkside of Thought
  118. Wind. | Whispered Words
  119. Weekly Writing Challenge: Five Days of Haiku | A Number of Things
  120. Children | Words on a Page
  121. WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE – Fiery Love HAIKU CATCHOO! | Inside the Mind of Isadora
  122. Fire (sui) | Whispered Words
  123. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! | 20 Lines A Day
  124. Winter Warmth – Haiku Catchoo! (Part III) | A Vital Recognition
  125. Hakiu Wednesday | standinginthestorm
  126. The Period [haiku]
  127. Weekly Writing Challenge : Haiku 3 | Scattered Thoughts
  128. Oops, The Haiku broke my water | Passionate Dreaming
  129. Haiku Collection | A Sign Of Life
  130. We Never Had a Chance | The Day After
  131. Chronic Pain and Fatigue – Exercising | my chronic life journey
  132. Haiku, Pikachu… | Jorgeisms
  133. Fragments of Thoughts at the Station | heathervoid
  134. Haiku – Well bless you! Day 3 | Stories of the Resilient Optimist
  135. An Olive Sunset | Love in the Spaces
  136. Haiku – Be FEARLESS I say! | Reinvention of Mama
  137. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku – Day 3 » Kryson’s Kreations
  138. Haiku Challenge, Here We Come | Anglo Adventure
  139. DP Challenge: Haiku 4-Warmth | Writing To Be Noticed
  140. WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE: HAIKU CATCHOO! #3 | Words We Women Write
  141. Weekly Writing Challenge ~ Haiku | soletusknow
  142. | Mike De Wolfe
  143. The burden of truth | Dick-ta-tion
  144. bundle of joy | Dick-ta-tion
  145. Haiku Part Tres, Fourth, Five (& Sith for good measure) | OK, Who Ate The Daisies …

Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku / Bubbles

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(Wednesday, 27th Nov)

Bubbles dancing here,

Rainbow colors in the sun,

A carefree child’s play.

Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku

  1. Haiku | Finding Life
  2. Poets Have Been Mysteriously Silent on the Subject of Cheese | This, That, and Such
  3. That Frozen Instant – Haiku Catchoo! | A Vital Recognition
  4. Alaska Haiku | JGTravels
  5. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! | thirtythrees
  6. Weekly Writing Challenge: Daily Elements of Haiku Catchoo! | Awl and Scribe
  7. One Eye Closes | Blackbirds Above The Marsh
  8. Coping With the Unavoidable Passing of Time | The Seeker’s Dungeon
  9. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Week – Monday | S.Owens Writes
  10. Good Morning. « Love~K
  11. Slow | Andy’s Thinktank
  12. Haiku Monday | Abby vs. The World
  13. Bulldog Haiku | House of Farts
  14. Daily Prompt: Haiku | OK, Who Ate The Daisies …
  15. Ocean of Knowing | Winding Road
  16. Death | The Arkside of Thought
  17. Haiku Catchoo | Lead us from the Unreal to the Real
  18. DP Challenge- Riding the Hills of Cycling: A Haiku Series | Not the fat kid in gym class anymore…
  19. Diamonds | Master Of Disaster
  20. Hike, you | James Clegg
  21. A Haiku For You | Reinvention of Mama
  22. Haiku: The road to the North | James Clegg
  23. Whisper your desire | Reinvention of Mama
  24. Debauchery | K beezy is viral
  25. Our future is change | outienz
  26. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo | Lucid Gypsy
  27. Slippery Footing | Blackbirds Above The Marsh
  28. finding happiness in a box of green hair dye | my year of sweat!
  29. The American Food Companies Insult My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  30. What if I haiku-ed? | Okay, what if ?
  31. In response to WordPress writing challenge – 5 haiku for successive days. | thismoonlesssky
  32. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! | aNadventures
  33. Haiku moments | LynnSlyWrites
  34. The puzzle fits.. | The Seminary of Praying Mantis
  35. Hard Pressed | angieinspired
  36. My Entry for the Creative Writing Challenge | The Musings of a College Kid
  37. Blind beauty – A Haiku | Life of a Fallen Angel
  38. Daily Post – Weekly Prompt Challenge | Jottings and Writings
  39. Weekly Writing Challenge : Haiku 1 | Scattered Thoughts
  40. Achoo… Haiku… something different… something new | Passionate Dreaming
  41. DPChallenge: Haiku Catchoo | Transitions
  42. Passionate Dreaming
  43. Touch me; Haiku style | Passionate Dreaming
  44. A Haiku a day: Weekly Writing Challenge | A chain of thoughts…
  45. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo | Adshayah’s Blog
  46. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! | Irregular Ventilator
  47. TV Haikus | The Looking Glass
  48. Haiku Challenge | Making Life an Art
  49. Weekly Writing Challenge: Five Days of Haiku | A Number of Things
  50. The Clouds Draw Away | Blackbirds Above The Marsh
  51. Haiku of Wisdom | A String of Pearls
  52. DP Challenge: Haiku | Writing To Be Noticed
  53. Precious | tanhaiku
  54. Haiku: Weekly Writing Challenge – Long walks and dark chocolate
  55. A Haiku For You! — Clutter | Perfecting Patty
  56. haiku me – this week | bodhisattvaintraining
  57. Hurt in a Haiku | Passionate Dreaming
  58. Vagina | The Type Cast
  59. Haiku: Challenge Accepted | Rob’s Surf Report
  60. Haiku: Light into Dark | Write Through Life
  61. Hundertwasser | mamacormier
  62. Back to the basics | tjbarkerseattle
  63. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku – Day 1 » Kryson’s Kreations
  64. So It Is Winter Haiku | Kansa Muse
  65. WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE: HAIKU CATCHOO! #1 | Words We Women Write
  66. five haikus | A beetle with earrings
  67. DP Challenge: Haiku- Under His Moon, and a Lover’s Gown | The Write Web
  68. Haiku Monday | Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
  69. The Type Cast
  70. Haiku #1 | N. E. White
  71. Review in haiku | The Type Cast
  72. weekly writing challenge: haiku catchoo! | Musings of a Random Mind
  73. “Ode to Kendall” | Midnight Owl
  74. Weekly Writing Challenge: A Two-Cat Haiku | SIM | ANTICS
  75. Haiku, Can You? Happy Anniversary, Too! | 365 Days of Thank You
  76. Weekly Writing Challenge: Breast Cancer Haiku | NOWHERE TO RUN
  77. Haiku: Path of the Sun | Sterling R. Roskom
  78. Winter sky | wuthering bites
  79. Letters from Japan Haībun | Friendly Fairy Tales
  80. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)
  81. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku 1 | Ruminations & Observations
  82. DP Challenge: Haiku 2-Rose | Writing To Be Noticed
  83. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! | 20 Lines A Day
  84. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! Thanksgiving Haiku Day One | IF I ONLY HAD A TIME MACHINE
  85. Snowfall’s Alchemy….(wp weekly challenge) | Daily Observations
  86. Haiku Challenge – Day 1 | The Creative Life
  87. DPchallenge: Haiku | OK, Who Ate The Daisies …
  88. Walking | Words on a Page
  89. Vacancies | Soulsez…
  90. Weekly writing challenge: Haiku | Azgsgirl’s Blog
  91. A haiku series on writing | Matthew Alan Bennett
  92. This Is for ME to Say | Designed by Three
  93. Winter’s Fury | Perceptive Pot Clueless Kettle
  94. Hakiu Monday | standinginthestorm
  95. autumn ride | sarahscapes
  96. My Sweet | A Simple Point in Time
  97. Weekly Writting Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! | theanonymousqueen
  98. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! | The Blogging Path
  99. 5 days of Haiku (Weekly writing challenge) | Icezine
  100. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo | This, that and the other thing
  101. Inspirational haiku for bloggers (5 more for the weekly challenge) | Matthew Alan Bennett
  102. Weekly Writing Challenge – Haiku | twenty six
  103. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haike Catchoo! | thirtythrees
  104. bedtime rhyme | Duo Tell
  105. Haiku Series: ‘Summer in Brunswick’ | The Type Cast
  106. Trapped. | Whispered Words
  107. Weekly Writing Challenge: A Welcoming Winter Haiku | SIM | ANTICS
  108. a collection of haikus | Ramisa the Authoress
  109. Haiku: ‘Miss America’ | The Type Cast
  110. Haiku Challenge | Aphotic Atrocities Inc
  111. Haiku Challenge | Freely Adventurous
  112. Writing challenge: Haiku 1 and 2 | Szukając własnego kąta… Projekt: Dom / Mieszkanie
  113. DP Challenge: Five Haiku | Tea with a Pirate
  114. DPChallenge – Five Haiku | Tea with a Pirate
  115. Winter memories | Paint the world with words
  116. Haiku: Traditions | Rob’s Surf Report
  117. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! Thanksgiving Haiku Day Two | IF I ONLY HAD A TIME MACHINE
  118. 10 instructional haikus for my future offspring | The Type Cast
  119. Haiku of a gathering winter | Butterfly Mind
  120. Lashed | Words on a Page
  121. Crestfallen | timthepoet
  122. Two haiku offerings to syllable god. | dark circles, etc
  123. my fickle lover leaves each night | my year of sweat!
  124. here’s to a nation | y
  125. Beyond the Known « debispeaks
  126. Haiku 89 – Photographs (NaBloPoMo #26) | Haiku! (Gesundheit)
  127. WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE: HAIKU CATCHOO! #2 | Words We Women Write
  128. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku – Day 2 » Kryson’s Kreations
  129. Wide World | Winding Road
  130. Haiku – Please tell me your heart. | Reinvention of Mama
  131. Haiku-Motion | Finding Life
  132. morning fog | sarahscapes
  133. A word of thanks and a haikudos | the REmissionary
  134. Called In « Love~K
  135. Haiku – Welcome home, Mr P! | We Live In A Flat
  136. Haiku For You | Mothering Me
  137. Haiku Catchoo- Day 2 | Lead us from the Unreal to the Real
  138. Haiku Challenge 2 | Making Life an Art
  139. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku | Only the moments
  140. Haiku #2 | N. E. White
  141. WordPress Creative Writing Challenge: Haiku I | My Thoughts on Stuff
  142. My First Attempt at Becoming at Haiku Artist: A Haikartist, as they say | A Maniac’s Menagerie of Motley Thoughts
  143. Haiku # 8 | emilykarn
  144. WordPress Creative Writing Challenge: Haiku II | My Thoughts on Stuff
  145. Extra: Haiku story | Midsummer 365 Project
  146. Hakiu Tuesday | standinginthestorm
  147. Starvation | The Arkside of Thought
  148. Thanks Give In (Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo!) « eternal Domnation
  149. Haiku-Imagination | Finding Life
  150. Sunrise and Pups | Real Life Co.
  151. Haiku Catchoo I & 2 | Not the Family Business!
  152. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Week – Tuesday | S.Owens Writes
  153. Some Days | Andy’s Thinktank
  154. Haiku For A Friend | The Cranky Giraffe
  155. Haiku Part Two | OK, Who Ate The Daisies …
  156. Daily Post Challenge: Haikus | The Two Thousands
  157. Haiku Catchoo in BAKING | A Crazy Chef
  158. Sparrows Remember | Blackbirds Above The Marsh
  159. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Day 2 | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)
  160. Weekly Writing Challenge : Haiku 2 | Scattered Thoughts
  161. Faerie Migration | Blackbirds Above The Marsh
  162. Challenge Accepted! “Haiku Catchoo!” | Writing Exercises
  163. Weekly Writing Challenge: Five Days of Haiku | A Number of Things
  164. Iceland: Haiku #1 | Bad Parenting 101
  165. A sailors peril [haiku]
  166. The Five Sides of a Student | So This Is Writing?
  167. Stages of Love | loveletterstoaghost
  168. New Washer | Mike De Wolfe
  169. Martyr | Words on a Page
  170. Spiral Rose
  171. Foggy Frog and Friends Haikus | my chronic life journey
  172. Dreary Drizzle | Circespeaks
  173. Playful cold smoke [haiku]
  174. Haiku for Inspiration | The Cranky Giraffe
  175. A Haiku For You ~ Renewing Now | Perfecting Patty
  176. Sleep | A Simple Point in Time
  177. Not Much Haiku | Mary J Melange
  178. My Attempt at the Haiku | Words from the heart
  179. Snow Fall Haiku | Mike De Wolfe
  180. Photography & Poetry: Fall Leaves | Write Through Life
  181. Hakiu #1 | Lightning Bug
  182. Bags | tanhaiku
  183. Haiku Challenge – Day 2 | The Creative Life
  184. DP Challenge: Haiku 3-Sunflower | Writing To Be Noticed
  185. Carpe pomegranate | The Type Cast
  186. Slick Speed Game – Haiku Catchoo! (Round Two) | A Vital Recognition
  187. Weekly Writing Challenge: Breast Cancer Haiku 2 | NOWHERE TO RUN
  188. Weekly Photo Challenge: Haiki #2 – Long walks and dark chocolate
  189. Nutcracker Haiku « Clara’s Coffee Break
  190. Colors of Perfection…(wp weekly challenge) | Daily Observations
  191. Haiku Challenge – Day 2 | mamacormier
  192. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo | Danny James
  193. Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadows: Is this True Love? | Confessions of a Skincare Junkie
  194. It’s A Jungle Out There | Gnome Lover
  195. haiku writing challenge: false words | Work in Progress…
  196. Word UP?! Haiku day 2 | Stories of the Resilient Optimist
  197. Words, words, words | Stories of the Resilient Optimist
  198. Haikus With My Daughter | The Human Rights Warrior
  199. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku 2 | Ruminations & Observations
  200. Some Haikus | The Blog By a Kid
  201. white virgin | Work in Progress…
  202. Haiku Wednesday | Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
  203. Haiku Tuesday | Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
  204. Dirt riding haiku | Azgsgirl’s Blog
  205. Weekly Writing Challenge: A Cappuccino Haiku | SIM | ANTICS
  206. Writing challenge: Haiku 3 and 4 | Szukając własnego kąta… Projekt: Dom / Mieszkanie
  207. DP Challenge Haiku #2 | Paint the world with words
  208. DP Challenge Haiku #3 | Paint the world with words
  209. Haiku: Cycles | Rob’s Surf Report
  210. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! Thanksgiving Haiku Day Three | IF I ONLY HAD A TIME MACHINE
  211. Fickle Conditions | Winding Road
  212. WordPress Creative Writing Challenge: Haiku III | My Thoughts on Stuff
  213. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo Wednesday | Lucid Gypsy
  214. Haiku – Get me out of here! | We Live In A Flat
  215. MY DIY HAIKU: the dpchallenge | ME, MYSELF & DIY
  216. Haiku-Weather | Finding Life
  217. Daily Haiku on Being: Wednesday November 27, 2013 | LisaRosier.com
  218. Daily Haiku on Being: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 | LisaRosier.com
  219. Daily Haiku on Being: Monday, November 25, 2013 | LisaRosier.com
  220. Daily Haiku on Being: Sunday, November 24, 2013 | LisaRosier.com
  221. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! | Shawn’s Ramblings
  222. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! | Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library
  223. you are taking risks – | y
  224. Haiku. — It’s a Verb Now… A Thing I Do. | mommyverbs
  225. I can | my year of sweat!
  226. Haiku 90 – Caffeine (NaBloPoMo#27) | Haiku! (Gesundheit)
  227. Time | unaware but underlined
  228. Daily Haiku | Finale to an Entrance
  229. Wild Couple | The Vibrant Channeled Creator
  230. Jump Off a Rock-Land on a Wheel! | The Vibrant Channeled Creator
  231. Balancing a Giggle | The Vibrant Channeled Creator
  232. Fish’s Greeting Song | The Vibrant Channeled Creator
  233. Testosterone Walk | The Vibrant Channeled Creator
  234. Blue heron | the REmissionary
  235. Hendrix | Andy’s Thinktank
  236. Haiku # 9 | emilykarn
  237. tossing and turning | sarahscapes
  238. Governor of Light | angieinspired
  239. Haiku # 10 | emilykarn
  240. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! | imagination
  241. HAIKU CHALLENGE ALTERED & ACCEPTED! | Fiction O’Clock
  242. The syllable god needs more haiku. | dark circles, etc
  243. Haiku Catchoo- Day 3 | Lead us from the Unreal to the Real
  244. At Work: Positive Blood Culture « Love~K
  245. Haiku # 11 | emilykarn
  246. Everyday of my life | Blogging Vogging
  247. Haiku # 12 | emilykarn
  248. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Week – Wednesday | S.Owens Writes
  249. To Help More… | Haiku By Ku
  250. Bacon Temptation… | Haiku By Ku
  251. Living on… | Haiku By Ku
  252. Petey’s Adventure Continues… | Haiku By Ku
  253. A Haiku For You ~ The Dream | Perfecting Patty
  254. Haiku Enlightenment | Breathing Space
  255. Haiku #3 | N. E. White
  256. 5-7-5 | My BF turned me into a lesbian…in Japan
  257. Haikus: High School Redux | Circespeaks
  258. Haiku of Recovery Thanks | Rose with Thorns
  259. Haiku Challenge #3 | Making Life an Art
  260. Ocean Love | unaware but underlined
  261. Sleep. Arise. | scottishmomus
  262. Haikus With My Daughter II | The Human Rights Warrior
  263. Haiku Catchoo Christianity | So Here’s Us…
  264. DP Challenge: Haiku|Spinning Gold, a Bug Under My Sole… | The Write Web
  265. Haiku (ish) #2 | Lightning Bug
  266. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! | Maggie’s Writing
  267. Frozen in Gallop | Gunmetal Geisha
  268. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Day 3 | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)
  269. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo #4 | Danny James
  270. Ra and Man | The Arkside of Thought
  271. Wind. | Whispered Words
  272. Weekly Writing Challenge: Five Days of Haiku | A Number of Things
  273. Children | Words on a Page
  274. WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE – Fiery Love HAIKU CATCHOO! | Inside the Mind of Isadora
  275. Fire (sui) | Whispered Words
  276. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! | 20 Lines A Day
  277. Winter Warmth – Haiku Catchoo! (Part III) | A Vital Recognition
  278. Hakiu Wednesday | standinginthestorm
  279. The Period [haiku]
  280. Weekly Writing Challenge : Haiku 3 | Scattered Thoughts
  281. Oops, The Haiku broke my water | Passionate Dreaming
  282. Haiku Collection | A Sign Of Life
  283. We Never Had a Chance | The Day After
  284. Chronic Pain and Fatigue – Exercising | my chronic life journey
  285. Haiku, Pikachu… | Jorgeisms
  286. Fragments of Thoughts at the Station | heathervoid
  287. Haiku – Well bless you! Day 3 | Stories of the Resilient Optimist
  288. An Olive Sunset | Love in the Spaces
  289. Haiku – Be FEARLESS I say! | Reinvention of Mama
  290. Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku – Day 3 » Kryson’s Kreations
  291. Haiku Challenge, Here We Come | Anglo Adventure
  292. DP Challenge: Haiku 4-Warmth | Writing To Be Noticed
  293. WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE: HAIKU CATCHOO! #3 | Words We Women Write
  294. Weekly Writing Challenge ~ Haiku | soletusknow
  295. | Mike De Wolfe
  296. The burden of truth | Dick-ta-tion
  297. bundle of joy | Dick-ta-tion
  298. Haiku Part Tres, Fourth, Five (& Sith for good measure) | OK, Who Ate The Daisies …