36 thoughts on “Do The Talking

  1. sandyjwhite December 17, 2016 / 6:44 pm

    Sometimes it’s good to give words a rest. They will return when they are ready to speak.

    • Jessica December 17, 2016 / 7:32 pm

      I figured you’d get me. Guess you’re right, because they’re sure stuck. Almost like they’ve got cement blocks tied to them. I start writing in my head, then bam, no deal. ❤️ Thank you for your kind words.

      • sandyjwhite December 17, 2016 / 9:57 pm

        You are quite welcome my friend. I know it works differently for everyone, but in my case ideas have a way of turning up when least expected, as long as I don’t try to force the situation.

        • Jessica December 17, 2016 / 10:13 pm

          Ahhh, yes. The forcing words never works for me either. Almost makes my gut hurt if I try to. I remember you and I had a similar conversation before and shortly after some story poured out of me. Guess maybe it’ll happen when it’s meant to.

          How are you doing? Still on the worry train?

          • sandyjwhite December 17, 2016 / 10:20 pm

            I decided to disembark the worry train at least through the holidays.

          • Jessica December 18, 2016 / 12:02 am

            Yay!!!!!! 🎉🎉🎉 That makes my heart sing! 😊😊

    • Jessica December 17, 2016 / 7:28 pm

      Hi Faye! That’s so nice of you to say. I’ve just been soooooo stumped. You’d think it’d be easy to write something… Nope. Not really. Ha!! How are you doing? Ready for Christmas? Will you have a house full again? Will the pirate be decked out in a red suit?

      • thechickengrandma December 17, 2016 / 7:33 pm

        I know the stumped feeling. There are times I have ideas and just cannot get the words in my head to come out of my fingertips. It is frustrating. When I have that I just start typing the ideas as they come out randomly. At some point when they are actually in front of me I find it easier to organize them. Not sure if that makes sense?
        I am not ready for Christmas but I am getting there! My kids will all be home the day of Christmas so that is going to be wonderful.
        Hahaha on the pirate decked in red. That is a really good idea!!

        • Jessica December 17, 2016 / 7:43 pm

          I love your idea of typing randomly. Maybe I’ll try that. Yes, you get exactly what I mean, there seems to be a disconnect between the brain and hands. Thursday we were driving home and I came up with something to write, then later I thought it was awful. I agree about wanting to organize the thoughts. Instead, they seem to float about like stew. Ha.

          Oh, I’m so glad your kids will be there for Christmas. That’ll be so nice. Are you making Holiday Rice Stuffing?? And pies?? Yum!

          • thechickengrandma December 17, 2016 / 9:24 pm

            Yes there will be rice stuffing and pies. I am doing a pumpkin pie again because the kids like it and I have pumpkin in my freezer. I am also going to make a dessert that uses cream chees and white chocolate pudding. It is also an easy one and so delicious. I have been making Christmas cookies to warm my kitchen during these cold days. I should probably spend next week just posting some of those recipes. Those thoughts are not so hard to organize!

          • Jessica December 17, 2016 / 10:07 pm

            Mmm! I wish there wasn’t a 10 hour drive from my house to yours!! Ha ha! That sounds soooooo good. I bet your pumpkin pies are like home on a plate! That cream cheese and white chocolate pudding has my mouth watering. And, Christmas cookies!!! Yum!!

            Great idea about the recipes!! I may do that, too. You may have just helped me out of my slump! ❤️❤️ Thank you so much!

          • thechickengrandma December 18, 2016 / 2:28 pm

            Anytime. … and yes I wish you were closer than 10 hours also!

          • Jessica December 18, 2016 / 2:32 pm

            Oh boy, we’d have some fun!!

          • thechickengrandma December 18, 2016 / 2:34 pm

            yes we would! We would bake up a storm and then laugh till our sides hurt. And maybe all at the same time. We could share traditions at the same time….what is not to like?

          • Jessica December 18, 2016 / 2:44 pm

            Ohhh yes!!! Me, me, me!! I want to go that! Bake and laugh and share family stuff!! ❤️❤️

  2. Jenny Spencer December 17, 2016 / 7:09 pm

    I feel ya, going through the same thing! Love your pictures…they speak louder than words don’t ya know?

    • Jessica December 17, 2016 / 7:36 pm

      Oh man, the same thing? Darn! It’s frustrating when an idea is there then sounds like mush. Thank you. We went to my parent’s recently and I took those. That’s dad’s tractor, the drinking fountain at the park, a tiny town with gravel streets and the grain elevator, and my parent’s once dream car. Now the car sits in the yard keeping the wildflowers company. ❤️

      • Jenny Spencer December 17, 2016 / 9:49 pm

        But those ideas probably aren’t mush, you’re probably being too critical of yourself. I love old cars and flowers!

        • Jessica December 17, 2016 / 10:10 pm

          Sounds like you know me well… ❤️ I knew you loved flowers, but not the old cars. I took a picture of an old truck tailgate in that town with the gravel streets. It was almost dusk, so it’s a bit over-exposed. But, still looks kind of neat. I’ll post it so you can see it. 😊

          • Jenny Spencer December 19, 2016 / 10:31 am

            Just saw your post. Loved it! My son and husband are both car nuts and when I was growing up we always had older cars. Rust is an accessory!

          • Jessica December 19, 2016 / 11:18 am

            Oh my gosh! Did you have a station wagon??? Ha ha. We not only had 1, but upgraded to a fancier one! Thought we were so cool. Mom would load up all our friends and go skating!

            Love that you guys love old cars. My husband had a 1976 Ford Bronco forever then sold it last year. It was a fun truck. Loud! Had glass packs and it rumbled!

          • Jenny Spencer December 19, 2016 / 7:21 pm

            Oh yes, with 6 kids in the family we had several station wagons! They were essential, especially for our camping trips. We don’t own any old cars, but my son collects toy ones and my husband can tell you any car year, model, etc.

  3. DailyMusings December 17, 2016 / 7:12 pm

    they speak beautifully. I especilally like the water fountain

    • Jessica December 17, 2016 / 7:38 pm

      Hey girl. How are you? Get rid of your cold? Thank you. Seems like sometimes pictures are an easy way to communicate. That water fountain is at the park in the town where I grew up. We were there a week ago. It was FREEZING and Little Bit and I played anyway.

      There are actually cement steps that go up to that fountain so kids can reach. Pretty neat!

    • Jessica December 17, 2016 / 7:26 pm

      Hi! What a joy to see your name again!! How are you doing? Thank you so much. ❤️

  4. Annika Perry December 18, 2016 / 3:25 am

    Beautiful pognant photographs, I’m hearing them loud and clear! Sometimes words just are not needed!

    • Jessica December 18, 2016 / 7:13 am

      Hey, girl! Thank you SO much! How are you? I’m sooooo behind on reading your blog and many others. Hope things are going well for you. 😊🌻

  5. watchingthedaisies December 18, 2016 / 7:37 am

    Your photographs are lovely. I really like that sink. I think everyone is tired and needing a recharge right now. The words will return. 😍

  6. Debra Farmer December 21, 2016 / 9:09 am

    Jessica I love your photos!!! I have lots of words stuck in my head, and sometimes that’s a good thing!! Have a wonderful day!
    Love from KS

    • Jessica December 21, 2016 / 9:47 am

      Wow!! Thanks sooooo much. That means a lot to me! Yes, sometimes words can just stay put! Ha ha! Hugs from me!

  7. katiemdean December 26, 2016 / 12:57 pm

    I know exactly what you mean! Sometimes my writer’s block is so bad that simple sentences don’t even make sense. My blog is about my life as a writer if you wanted to check it out https://katiemdeanblog.wordpress.com/ I post writing prompts for those struggling with writer’s block…
    The pictures are beautiful by the way!

    • Jessica December 26, 2016 / 2:24 pm

      Wow! I can’t wait to look at your site!! Thanks so much. Also, I appreciate your kind comment about my pictures. That is very nice!

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