Take Seven: January 22nd

It’s Friday!

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:
comedy, daily, decided, easy, flat, girl, high, lady, mat, padding, perfect, picture, push, resolve, sideways, slim, stuffed, teapot, ten, tone, tossed.
The fifty push ups as part of her daily routine would tone her arm muscles, bend overs and tummy tucks to the chest would give her a flat stomach, and air cycling would reduce the flab around her hips.
She tossed the magazine aside.
Easy for them to say, with their perfect physiques, personal trainers and gym memberships. What did she have, an over stuffed chair, a threadbare mat, no spare time, and no money.
She looked at her reflection feeling like a reject from a C rated comedy show and more than a little despondent. She could play Tweedle Dum or Tweedle Dee with no padding, and no matter how much she breathed in or turned sideways to the mirror, there was still too much of her.
She plonked herself on the bed and reached into the drawer of her bedside table.
The picture of a tall, slim woman in her twenties smiled back at her.
Where had that girl gone? The photo was only a few years old, then she realised it was more than ten years and three kids old, and that young woman was a far cry from the round teapot she’d become.
No time like the present, she decided with a new resolve.
Taking the picture downstairs, she stuck it on the fridge.
‘Who’s the pretty lady?’ her youngest asked from the high chair, her face plastered with jam from her soldiers.
Me, she thought, in a year.

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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