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Goal counter: April ✨

Hello, and welcome to another…

April has been a fantastic month! I cannot complain. I’ve been reevaluating all areas of my life and spending more time in nature. I didn’t read as much as I would’ve liked to, but nevertheless, I managed to read a few books.

Anyways, these are the short-term blogging goals I had for this month:

* I actually read 6 classics including “Around the World in 80 Days”. I did not get to read as much as I would’ve liked, but I read a total of 13 books this month for a total of 64 books so far this year. 

* Unfortunately, I’m yet to lay the groundwork for Exodus and it’s quite irritating given the time I’ve had. I keep veering off track, but I’ll try to resume Bible studies soon. 

* Done! A lot more work to be done, but it’s good to get a head start on things. 

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* Done! Book reviews are becoming a task, so I’ll be attempting to write shorter ones in the near future. 

* This was also done. I’m still getting around the new theme, but it’s the one that the Lord led me to, so I’m grateful to have this new theme. The header is a peacock and the background (if you can see it) features dragonflies, two creatures that I currently adore.

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* I actually wanted to start the kitchen adventures category, but I ended up with a totally new one: Coffee Shots in which I’ll upload short thoughts, poems, or stories that are coffee-related.

* I did not find the time to do this although I do have one in mind, so I’ll try to look at it soon.

* Actually, I started writing a review for a TV show but abandoned it midway. It’s sitting nicely in drafts.

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Although I did not get everything accomplished, I was delighted with all that was done. I pray that you’re doing well by God’s grace and that your May will be spiritually blessed.

God’s peace be with you.

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The Flower Shop at the end of rue des Saints-Pères

Short Story #20
An ode to April & Spring

Like a flower opening its petals to greet the world, the sun rose over the most romantic city its light filling the sky; pure scattered light illuminated Paris bringing the legendary city to life.

The picturesque morning made many Parisians smile as they went about the day, but Monsieur Raoul Gilles grumbled as the scent of Spring fills his nostrils. He disliked this time of the year for it was the most romantic time for lovesick locals and flowers overflowed from almost every store.

“ACHOOO!!” he sneezed as he made his way down rue des Saints-Pères not paying attention to where he was walking and grumbling about Spring ruining his sinuses so that’s why the question caught him off guard.

“Would you care to buy a bouquet of freshly cut roses?”

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Gilles stops abruptly after realizing that he was at the end of rue des Saints-Pères and slowly turned around to face the soft sing-song voice. It belonged to a woman not much older than twenty-five standing outside of a small flower shop with baskets of flowers at her feet. The sun rays cascaded onto the reddish curly hair and small bare shoulders and danced on the smattering of freckles across her cheeks giving her an impish glow.

But it was her bright eyes which made him stare. The striking, yet soft baby blue eyes remained wide open, a perfect Spring sky! His breath hitched in his throat. He had never seen eyes this beautiful!

The woman waited, holding out to Gilles an armful of luscious red roses. When he didn’t express a wish to buy a bouquet, she offered, “Or do you prefer lilies, tulips, or some other Spring flowers?”

Gilles shook out of his stupor. “I um, actually don’t like flowers.” The woman’s radiant smile fell from her face and he quickly adds, “I’m allergic to the pollen.”

“Oh,” she said and nods in understanding.

“But I’ll take a bouquet of tulips. “Gilles hurriedly said just as she made to turn to go inside the shop. “My sister is unwell and she’ll truly appreciate them.”

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The smile on the woman’s face was back and all was right in the world again for that’s the only expression that looked right with her Spring eyes. She told him the price for the tulips and he reached into his messenger bag to retrieve his wallet. Once he had the required cash, he held the money out so he can take his purchase, but this gesture wasn’t met half way. She was facing him wrong and she held the bouquet of lilacs like she was waiting for it to be taken from her instead of handing it off to him.

Gilles stared at the woman and noticed two things he didn’t before: her exceptionally beautiful eyes hardly diluted and a blue cane leaned on the open door. He was so preoccupied with the woman’s face that he failed to notice that she was blind.

Chuckling, he took the flowers from her hand and pressed the money into the soft palm of her hand. “I better go,” he said.

Her face brightens. “Thank you for purchasing flowers. I hope the rest of your day passes well.”

“And same to you, my lady. Same to you.”

Gilles sneezed all the way back to work, but he was in a happier mood than when he woke up to the Parisian Spring and after reading the attached poetry to the bouquet, something tells him that he’ll be back to Mademoiselle Flowers soon.

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I’ve missed this. I’ve missed writing short stories. I wrote and edited this story in two sittings because when I started writing it, I was not feeling it. It’s not the best I’ve written to date, but I wanted to write something about romantic April in the beautiful season of Spring set in only the most romantic city in the world. I wanted to focus a little more on Mademoiselle’s character because she’s blind and sells flowers attached with poetry and I thought she was probably one of the more interesting characters I’ve had in a long time. Anyways, thank you for reading, although I did not deliver the romance I wanted to. God bless. 💙

Musings

Active, but not quite.

It’s here! The best month is here! Have a flower!

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My blog is more or less flower themed anyway. The signature at the end of most of my posts contains flowers and my background image is a flower. Anyway, let’s get down to business.

This month, I’ll be more active when it comes to checking in with the blogs I follow, but I’ll be posting here and there. I’ll also be changing my blog header quite a bit as my homage to Spring (mostly flowers). I wanted to give the blog a Spring feel as I did for Fall last year, but I know I won’t have the time or energy to do so; I’ll just change my header every now and then to commemorate this beautiful season!

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I am also making some changes where it concerns the daily scriptures: they’re now going to be weekly. Last month, I said I wanted to work on the social media articles, but I didn’t get around to doing it. I may make an attempt again this month. 

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Challenge for avril

I had another challenge in mind, but when I came across this one…

This is great! 30 Day Writing Challenge @Holly Hanshew Elkins Taylor might be good for the new year.

…on Pinterest, I decided to do it although I’ve read it halfway. 

Blessed avril to all!

Musings

Amazing April!

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Goodbye March and hello to the most AMAZING MONTH!

April is here.

April is when my year actually kicks off so Happy New Year to me. 

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April is also my birth month. Don’t ask which day, I won’t tell you. 🙂 But it’s April! YAY!

Anyway, I think March was pretty amazing. I did not get to do all that I would’ve liked to, but I am thankful that I got most of it done. I don’t have any plans for this month blog-wise except to:

^ Continue book reviews. I have so many books to review, but I don’t like jamming the blog. However, if you’re getting too much of it let me know.

^ Keep up with the 365 Days of Writing Prompts. I’m actually writing every day on here and it’s a wonderful thing. 🙂

^ Wait for my muse to get back from the Corsica vacation. I haven’t written in a bit (4 weeks to be precise) and I’m not sure if there’ll be a short story up this weekend. We’ll see.

^ Brace yourselves! My favorite actor in the entire universe is about to do promos and the whole nine yards where it concern his upcoming film PLUS he’s going to be shooting the 6th installment in the MI series so I may be posting quite a bit about TC this month until July or so God’s willing. Don’t say I haven’t warned ya!

^ The Worshipful Living Scripture Writing Challenge. I’ll be typing the scriptures this month instead of posting images. I am excited to start this already! ❤️ ❤️

August Scripture Writing Challenge is here! Come by and get your free printables and we will study salvation and eternity together!:

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Amazing April to you amazing people and remember to…

June plans! – La Petit Muse:

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