Lunch at the Ranch – The Other Side of Paradise

My post for Day Two of the Lunch Writing Challenge
… A Sequel With Hopes of Becoming a Lunch Challenge Mini-Series

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I’m still at home sick.  Yesterday’s sunshine has become a cold gray.  The icy pines no longer look vibrant, but daunting.   Nothing sounds good to eat.  I warm up what is left of yesterday’s soup.   It’s not as great the second time around, which I attribute more to my sour stomach than to the actual soup.  I turn on a movie, Country Strong, that I vaguely remember having watched before.   I like Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw.  I’m anticipating a warm fuzzy Hallmark type film.  (Straight from the Heart is my favorite. ) However, as the movie progresses, I realize it was much deeper and darker than I had remembered.  It didn’t provide the escape I was looking for.   As a hospital chaplain, moments of escape are valued.

Then I’m rescued.  One of the young people staying at our house showed me his new hair color.  Its a bit darker with blue highlights!  Nice.  I helped him with his ear tunnels.  Today was the first day they could come out since he had them put in.   I’m thankful for the little things.

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During this Lunch Writing Challenge, there have been lots and lots of great entries by other bloggers.  With each of my posts I’m including a portion of the links to other stories.  I hope you’ll check them out.  Below are the second batch of 50.  Visit the Lunch Writing Challenge page for the entire, current list.

  1. Am I the Only One Still Awake on This Airplane? | A Really Full Life
  2. Tuna fish in the morning | classygallie
  3. The Best Lunch | SonWorshiper
  4. Lunch 2 | The Magic Black Book
  5. Plan B | Sue’s Trifles
  6. DP Weekly challenge – Lunch posts – I scrambled the egg dry. | Its all about a bit of this and that.
  7. Do-Si-Doing With The Cat | Musings of a Soul Eclectic
  8. Tasting the Flavour of Friendship! | My Diary
  9. Weekly Writing Challenge – Lunch Posts | The River Mom
  10. Back to the nest | The Colours of Confetti
  11. The Cigarette Break | An Upturned Soul
  12. Tuesday lunch | Stories from aside
  13. Are we Ants | Mainer Chick
  14. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts | imagination
  15. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Post | The Ageless Dummy
  16. Observational Skills | Melissa
  17. Lunch Post #2: An Ode to Public Transit | Rescued Insanity
  18. Everyone Deserves a Break – Evelyne Holingue
  19. Naked Lunch Break | the intrinsickness
  20. Eating alone: DPchallenge | Next stop: The End.
  21. Breath | Moments for the journey
  22. Lunch Break, Day 2: Birdcall | Stealing All the Sevens
  23. Lunch Break Challenge The Boring Addition | lordmikle
  24. Lunch, Day 2: I Was Over-served By My Own Husband « there’s this book i’m reading.
  25. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts – Tuesday | Musings
  26. 15-60-15 | Be Less Amazing
  27. lunch at 21 | the REmissionary
  28. Lunch…or not. | bethanyah
  29. Lunch 2, Weekly Writing Challenge | standinginthestorm
  30. Out of the Cold | Eyes Through The Glass – A Blog About Asperger’s
  31. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts | Basically Beyond Basic
  32. The Sweet Part of Life | TheIncaGypsy
  33. the mighty wings have fallen | Musings of a Random Mind
  34. Lunch at Lasalle | wickedinbeaufort
  35. Not Quite Lunch Poems 1 | Lightning Bug
  36. No Lunch; A Poem | Sara McKnight
  37. Day Two, Lunch Posts/Weekly Writing Challenge | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  38. Brunch Break | asweetbrightthing
  39. Poetry for Lunch | loveletterstoaghost
  40. Predictions: Beached on July 30, 2014 | Buzzy Beez Giftz
  41. Weekly Challenge: Literary Lunch Break | Life is a Beach!
  42. Does this even merit a title? | oliviare
  43. Weekly challenge day 2: Between the flags | helen meikle’s scribblefest
  44. Lunch on the Train | Cat Over Clock
  45. Food for thought.. | Quintessence Of A Daydreamer
  46. Weekly writing Challenge: Lunch Posts Day 2 | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)
  47. An unexpected lunch | Butterfly Mind
  48. Lunch these days | Raspberry’s Daydreams
  49. Weekly Writing Challenge : Lunch Posts . A chaos at my place! | simplyvegetarian777
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4 thoughts on “Lunch at the Ranch – The Other Side of Paradise

    1. LOL. Thanks. Where I live it can be a beautiful winter wonderland or cold and dangerous in the elements. Plus a lot of people say the sunshine makes a big difference. The cloudy days can really bring a person down. I am feeling better. Thanks. 🙂

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