It’s been a month, in fact, one day over a month since I’ve been here. Sorry about that. I’ve been busy. But that’s obvious. I haven’t left you entirely. In fact, this little bloggy thing is always in the back of my mind. And since I’ve been taking a writing class this last month and a half I’ve really had this little blog on my mind. That said, I’m gong to make an effort to get back here. On a regular basis. With more writing.
And what better way to get back into the swing of things, than a challenge!
Angie, over at her beautiful and inspiring blog, has offered these questions (from Kate) as writing prompts. And I’m totally digging in and joining them. I’m even going to try to join their linky party if I can figure it out.
Here are the questions:
1- Monday: What is one thing you’d like to accomplish (professionally or personally) in the next year?
2- Tuesday: Who is the one person who has had an important influence on you? Describe.
3- Wednesday: What essay or poem or short story do you return to again and again? Why?
4- Thursday: In what ways has parenthood shifted your perspective on some aspect (you chose) of your life?
5- Friday: Describe your ideal day.
So, stay tuned. I’ll be answering her questions over the next few weeks. I’d like to say I’ll be here everyday, but we both know that’s not realistic, don’t we?
Daughter and I snowshoed over to Minnehaha Falls this weekend after the “blizzard”. It took nearly an hour to get there (because that’s how long it takes an almost four-year-old to walk about a half mile in the snow when there are woods to explore and swings to swing on). The falls were amazing. Look at that ice! And those tiny little people down there. There were other people behind the falls. I could hear them, but couldn’t see them. Seriously too scary for me. Daughter wanted to go down there. Not a chance said the Mother who would have to carry her back up the stairs. As it turned out, I carried her all the way home, on my back. (It took about ten minutes.)
life is crazy again…. of course… but I’m also celebrating the fact that I have a gratitude buddy. More details here. meanwhile, I’m grateful for Tyler of Baby Lux Design. Really. And here are five things I’m grateful for this week:
1. daughter’s laughter
3. an upcoming beach vacation
4. winter sunshine
What are you grateful for?
(photo taken by daughter, of daughter, at school last week… she brought the camera for show and tell and took 150 photos in just a few minutes)
I spent most of yesterday at home with a sick kid. It was her third day feeling under the weather, so we decided to keep her home rather than pushing it at school. We watched Winnie the Pooh three times. We had matching peanut butter sandwiches for lunch. We sat on the couch cuddled together as close as we could for nearly four straight hours.
I thought about writing. I thought about cleaning and laundry and organizing a closet, but I didn’t. I stayed put. I handed daughter fresh tissues and kept her wrapped in blankets. I laughed right along with her when Pooh’s stomach growled and giggled when Tigger bounced. I breathed in her sweet scent and held her little hand.
And you know what? The world waited. It was there when I woke up with morning. Commitments, projects, emails, appointments. They all waited. And today I’ll tackle them. And all will be well.