Thursday, June 4, 2009

Writer's Workshop

Good morning! I'm thinking that caffeine this morning is going to be an absolute necessity. Last night I went to Cassidy's birthday party, and then on the way back, we stopped at a couple of stores. I've been trying to save my pennies for my beach trip, but I just couldn't pass up this amazingly comfortable pair of flip-flops (hey, I need those for the beach, right?). Then, we passed a display of those trendy maxi-dresses. I love the look, but had wondered how one would look. Don't do that. Don't try on things you're curious about. I love the dress. It's going to be perfect for a beach getaway. Cool, breezy, and can double as a swimsuit cover up. Yay!

Ok, so it's Thursday, which means it's time for Mama Kat's writer's workshop. And, it had never occured to me that I could write about MORE than just one prompt! So, I'm going to follow her good example, and try to briefly answer each one.

The Prompts:
1.) If you could cut back on something in your life that takes up your time what would it be? And what would you prefer to spend that time doing?

This is easy: I'd learn to say no. For example, I'm treasurer of the FD, because there's no one else who's willing/able to step up to the plate. Cub Scouts just ended, but I've picked up being secretary for the Rescue Squad. Again, something I'm going to enjoy doing, but . . . How would I prefer to spend the time? How about reading, relaxing, keeping my house clean on a regular basis!

2.) Share a recent adventure you had with a friend.

I'm going to go with when my friend came to visit. Any time the consumption of raw eggs comes into play, it's an adventure. See this post for more details!

3.) Describe a memorable gift. Why was it important to you?

Two come to mind. One would be the digital frame that Karey gave me. I get compliments on it every single day, and it's a daily reminder of the adventures I had when I went to Africa. Along the same lines . . . Karen had me pick my top 100 pictures from there and got them developed. Then, out of those top 100, she picked 9 to do a photo collage for me at Wal Mart. A very inexpensive, and yet very thoughtful, gift.

4.) If you could change career paths now and be anything you wanted to be...what would you be and why?

Again, easy. Paramedic. I love helping people. However, I don't want this enough to give up the career I currently have and love to go back to school.

5.) Kim's email: In the St. Louis News-Dispatch paper, they had an article of a man who wrote his own obituary before his death, and gave it to his sister to post when he died. He summed life up in 45 words. Do the same.

I don't know so much about an obituary, but how about an epitaph? "She made a difference, and will be missed." Nothing fancy, but it's one thing I really want . . . to know that it mattered that I was here.

Ok, so now it's your turn. Come play with us!


Jenners said...

Visiting from Mama Kats...

Well, you sound like a very nice and caring person who might need to learn how to say "no" sometimes! : )

Robin said...

Hey...great epitaph...
and those!......a special and wonderful friend you must be to Karey and Karen.

Have a beautiful day.

kisatrtle said...

She made a difference and will be missed. I guess we can't really ask for more than that.

monica said...

Perfect answers to Mama Kat prompts! I agree about the saying no part, sometimes it's hard too!
Stopping from Mama Kats!

- Eadyn's Calling said...

Stopping by from Mama Kat's. Hope you're having a great Thursday. :)