When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Haiku and 22 Things I've Never Done

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The Prompts:
1.) Follow the template She copied from The Pioneer Woman without her permission and list 22 things you’ve never done.
2.) Tell about a time you accidentally “replied all” or sent an email to the wrong person by mistake.
3.) Describe a meal your spouse actually cooks better than you.
4.) Share the story behind your current Facebook and/or Twitter profile photo.
5.) Write a Haiku for Fall and pair it with a favorite Fall photo you’ve taken this year.
This was a great week, and easy for me to write for.  So, I chose two.  The first was number 5, a fall Haiku. 

Fall Haiku

by Patricia A Pitterle

Autumn comes quickly

Painting red, yellow and orange

Brilliance in Shadow.

I am over 50 years old and I also chose to write about 22 things I have never done.  The interesting thing for me about this experience is that I found it so hard to find things that I haven't tried.  It would be so much easier to write about the things I have done, or the things that I have tried to do.  It is harder when I try and write about the things I have never done.  Some were easy.  I have never done them and I don't want to do them.  Others were much harder to think of.    

1.  I have never been off the North American continent.
2.  I have never tried illegal drugs.
3.  I have never smoked a cigarette.
4.  I have never jumped out of an airplane (and I am never going to either!)
5.  I have never been popular.
6.  I have never written a book.
7.  I have never wished that I did not have so many kids.  (Really, truly.  I am so happy that I have a big family).
8.  I have never climbed Mt. Rainier.
9.  I have never owned a house big enough for all my stuff.
10.  I have never been snorkeling.
11.  I have never been para-sailing.
12.  I have never held a monkey.
13.  I have never raced another car.
14.  I have never worn heels taller than 3 inches.  (I am lucky to manage to wear inch high heels at my advanced age!)
15.  I have never met a President of the United States.
16.  I have never built a building.
17.  I have never thrown a party for adults.
18.  I have never stayed in the woods by myself overnight.
19.  I have never owned a pair of red shoes.
20.  I have never owned a bikini.
21.  I have never hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
22.  I have never denied there is a loving Father in Heaven, who cares, who watches, and who wants me to be more like Him. 


  1. I love your haiku! and list too...

    I also NEVER want to jump out of a plane.

  2. Love your list. As I was reading through them, most of the time I was saying, "Me neither, me neither, me neither." :)