Take Seven 31st July

It’s Friday and the last day of July!

Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words (or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
You are most welcome to join in using as many or all of the words too. Just pingback to this post and then leave a link to your post in the comments so that I can see it and respond directly.
As always, have fun, and I hope you enjoy this week’s effort.

Our words were:
affair, antique, bill, blessing, burp, bustle, echo, font, generation, hitch, hot, household, obtuse, penalty, pressure, purple, rush, star, typical, unfair ungracious.

Typical. Everything had been left to her at the last minute, and now it was all an almighty rush.
She hated being under pressure. It was so unfair! She liked to be organised, have things arranged neatly and in order, but did anyone else in her household? That would be a big fat NO then.
She was glad it was only a small affair, one of the penalties of Covid-19, but for her an obtuse blessing as it meant no big catering or hot food, no big bills, and no bigger debt to worry about.
The Star of the Day was still asleep, another blessing as she bustled about getting ready. How beautiful she would look in the antique gown handed down through seven generations of her family.

The ten guests were already at the church when she arrived. She felt so proud as she went in and the service went off without a hitch. Well, almost.
As the selected few gathered round the font, the vicar poured Holy Water onto her head and made the sign of the cross on her forehead with his thumb. The sleeping babe woke with a start and let out the most undignified and ungracious burp which echoed around the empty pews. As her face turned a bright purple, this was followed by an unwelcome whiff and the vicar tried his hardest not wrinkle his nose as he valiantly continued with the blessing.
She sighed. Oh well, it would be a story to tell the grandchildren how the seventh generation christening gown met its waterloo and didn’t see an eighth.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Take Seven 31st July

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Love it, talk about purging the devil ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  2. Sadje says:

    Haha! Good combo Di.

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