Friday, June 12, 2015

Cold treats - June UYW

This week we have had massive thunder storms, localized flooding and temps in the high 90's. So to celebrate these wonderfully WARM about you check out these 3 delicious and easy ice creams and sorbet.

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 
I’m using: Museum ~ illogical ~ plethora ~ joy ~ seeds
They were submitted by:    

As you know I've been running the "Pearl and William" love saga for over a year now. Each month for the UYW post I write another chapter, the words are totally random, I have no idea from month to month what I will receive so this adds to the challenge, especially when trying to stay true to the "Amish" story. This month was another challenging month as you see by the above words...but here it goes.
If you haven't been reading along, below are the links from the start. I hope you enjoy the story as much as I enjoy writing it. Here we go!

Installment 1 :a love story

Pearl and William stood over the cradle and watched their babies sleeping. Arms enter twined, smiles wide, eyes gleaming, a plethora of emotions running through them both. Joy being the most obvious to any observer. The seeds of their love lay before them sleeping peacefully for another hour, maybe. It was illogical to think they could just stand here like a couple of ferhoodled mules. As if reading each others thoughts they both shook their heads, unlocked their arms and went about their morning routine.
William was in the barn looking over a set of blue prints that were so old they could have been showcased in a museum. How he treasured them, they had belonged to his PaPa Tom. His eyes misted over at the thought of his PaPa, pulling a handkerchief from his pocket, wiping his eyes he set his mind at the task before him.
Meanwhile inside the house Pearl was busy redding up the room, preparing dough for their daily bread and washing out more diapers. She would have never imagined just how many linens these two bundles of joy could go through in a days time but she would not complain instead she counted her blessings and there were many.
Hanna stirred and kicked Thomas, Pearl giggled and thought of her own siblings back home. Thomas gave a little whine which meant it would not be long and he would insist on being fed again.
Sarah appear in the doorway and watched Pearl as she worked and the babies slept. Oh how she wished she had of been such a good Ma to her children but she could not change the past only make the future brighter.
Pearl looked up and saw Cousin Sarah, "OH do come in, I am in need of some womanly advise" Cousin Sarah shook her head and thought what advise could I ever give such a loving, dedicated, godly young woman but she spoke not a word of what was in her head. Instead she walked in and took a seat.
After Pearl fixed them tea and plated cookies she sat down next to Sarah. Just as she was about to speak, you guessed it, Thomas woke for his feeding and Hanna followed suit.
While Pearl nursed Thomas her grateful cousin went into the kitchen and began punching and kneading the dough. Once that was done she checked on the roast in the oven and hung out the diapers. Returning from her task both babies were in their cradle asleep, glancing over at Pearl so was she. Sound asleep in her rocker. Cousin Sarah smiled and tip toed out the door, their conversation could wait.
Walking back to the Dawdi house Abe met Sarah on the path. He placed his arm lovingly around her waist and they walked in silence until they were inside. She looked up at him and said "I am so happy and so very sorry for what I put you all through". Abe smiled a sad smile and kissed her check. "My love I told you there is no need to keep saying you're sorry. Let us forget it and continue to move into our future."
Well Abe, speaking of our future, Sarah paused, I wanted to talk to you but didn't want to speak too soon. Taking a breath she plunged ahead. "I believe I am with child"
Abe whopped! Grabbed her by the waist and lifted her up, swung her around and kissed her firmly on the mouth! She was breath taken, smiled and said "I am not positive but am pretty sure." Abe held her close and in her ear whispered "I love you Sarah". She smiled and said a silent prayer of thanksgiving for this loving and forgiving man and for the blessing of the wee one growing inside her.
William was walking down the path from the barn and heard Abe, he sprinted toward the Dawdi house but as he approached he saw through the window Abe swing Sarah around and kiss her, feeling he was intruding on a private moment he turned quickly and quietly and went home. Smiling to himself he felt certain he knew what it was all about and said his own silent prayer of thanksgiving.

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:                                 Baking In A Tornado                          Spatulas on Parade                      The Bergham’s Life Chronicles                                          The Momisodes                 Stacy Sews and Schools                              Sparkly Poetic Weirdo                     Eileen’s Perpetually Busy                                  Battered Hope                        Southern Belle Charm                      Someone Else’s Genius                Confessions of a part-time working mom                       Searching for Sanity                                 Climaxed                                       Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
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  1. oh wow! what a challenge and amazing way to write a story! beautiful. Love what hwo you used the words.

  2. I love the monthly installments... and hate them at the same time! I wasn't ready for it to end. Cannot wait for next month!!

    1. Jules it is so hard to write just a "little" bit and not pages and pages!

  3. I always look forward to these installments and like every other didn't disappoint. Love how used these words in continuing this story. ❤

    1. Thank you Jenn for your kind words. I love Pearl and William so it's easy to keep going.

  4. Now I have chills. I'm always rooting for Sarah! Can't wait to see what's coming next!

    1. Things are going well it's about time to throw a wrench in the works :)

  5. Aaawww, more babies!
    Can you imagine having twin babies and no washing machine? But hey, by all means, count your blessings, dear Pearl.

    1. I know! Cloth diapers and 2 babies! Rough stuff

  6. What happy news for Sarah and Abe~

    1. Now to see how it never know.

  7. Sorry I'm late to the party! Another rousing installment of Pearl and William (and Sarah and Abe)! Well done.