Xingfu means blessed.

Xingfu means happy and blessed in Chinese. Even though 2014, the year I started this blog, was a busy and, at times, difficult year that is the word I thought of for this space. Mama not because I have many children but because I seem to fall into a caregiving role. Sometimes I feel like Mama to the world.

The name XingfuMama means Happy Mama with undertones of being blessed.

Pull up a Seat Photo Challenge 2021-Week 9

A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING

Welcome to week 9 of the Pull up a Seat Challenge in 2021.

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Snowy way

Our snow is almost gone now, but last weekend it snowed for almost two days straight. I still had to walk my four legged friends.

Setting out, Ginger is looking back to make sure that I am serious about this folly.
My brave little Asta led the way, forging a tiny trail in the snow.
Asta found the going much easier in a tire path.
At our driveway the snow was virgin and up above Asta’s legs. She paused.
Can you imagine how daunting this would look from a small dog’s point of view?
Ginger took the lead and forged us a trail home…Sometimes you have to let a friend take the lead.

For Alive and Trekking’s Which Way Challenge.

Pull up a Seat Photo Challenge 2021-Week 8

A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING

Welcome to week 8 of the Pull up a Seat Challenge in 2021.

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Bring me a rose in the winter time…

A rose in winter.
Another view.

There is a folk song called “Bring me a rose in the winter time”.

Bring me a rose in the winter time,
When roses are hard to find.
Bring me a rose in the winter time,
I've got roses on my mind.
A rose is sweet most anytime, and yet,
Bring me a rose in the winter time
How easy we forget.

Bring me a smile when I'm far from home,
When it's hard to find.
Bring me a smile when I'm far from home,
I've got smiling on my mind.
A smile is sweet most anytime, and yet,
Bring me a smile when I'm far from home,
How easy we forget.

Other stanzas are:
Bring me a friend when I'm all alone....

Bring me a kiss when my babes are grown....

Bring me a love in my autumn years....

Bring me peace when there's talk of war....

By Ernie Sheldon

For Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Pull up a Seat Photo Challenge 2021-Week 7

A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING

Welcome to week 7 of the Pull up a Seat Challenge in 2021.

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