My family’s theme song. It’s Sunday morning. We’re getting ready for church. The kids are a little cranky. We’re all a little tired.
My husband pulls out his iPod and finds Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds. Big Sister dances around the living room, iPod in hand. An argument breaks out between Big Sister and Little Brother over who is going to hold the iPod.
I pull up YouTube on the computer and stream the same song for Little Brother to distract him from the iPod. Continue reading
I love writing. I always have. I get a lot out of it. I also put a lot into it. One thing I didn’t expect to get out of it was connection.
I was always afraid to let my written words out into the world because of the reaction they might garner. Would people like my words, my stories? Would they think I was trying to be something I’m clearly not? I fancy myself a writer, but what do others think? Continue reading
I’m linking up with Lisa-Jo’s Five Minute Friday over at lisajobaker.com today.
The word we’re writing about for 5 minutes is connect. The deal is to write for five minutes without editing out our creative voice. Just write. Don’t use the backspace key, don’t worry about spelling or grammar and no do-overs, editing or over thinking. Then link back to Lisa-Jo and invite others to join in. Oh, and you must visit the person who linked up before you and comment on their post! And visit as many other bloggers as you like, too. We could all use a little encouragement when we just let go and write. This is about community and connecting and beautifully unedited words!
GO: Read more! It’s short. Remember, we only get 5 minutes.
Lost. Misplaced. Out of my element. Disconnected. Sad. Confused. Anxious. Weary. Distressed. Tired. Worn out. Hopeless. Weak. Continue reading
Here goes, my second crack at 5-minute Friday… Continue reading
Today marked the first day of the last week of school before Christmas break. My daughter is more than excited. It’s not just Santa and presents and visiting cousins that my daughter is over the moon about. It’s the time off school and the time home with mommy and daddy and brother that has her tickled pink. Continue reading
I follow Lisa-Jo, The Gypsy Mama; it’s my favourite blog right now. Every Friday, she hosts 5 Minute Friday where, based on a her prompt, you write freely for 5 minutes. Her instructions: “No editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.” Continue reading
I drop my daughter off at school every morning, and every morning I see this young woman dropping her son off. She has her other two children with her, a toddler and a newborn. She doesn’t look very old, but I’m not a good judge of age, so she could be older than I think. Continue reading