Thursday, June 18, 2009

Writer's Workshop

Ah, Thursday. You know what this means? If I can make it through today, it's going to be Friday again. And I need me some Friday.

It also means it's time for Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop. And, I love the idea of a bit on each prompt. Plus, less chance of my getting too emotional. I don't like to do emotional.

The Prompts:

1.) Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page and share two “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.(inspired by Heather)

Oh sheesh. Of course, the book I'm reading is at work. So, let's go with the Reader's Digest that just showed up, shall we? The recruiter leaned across the desk and whispered, "How'd you like to be a spy?" And now, be proud of me because I set it aside, and will read it this weekend while we're racing. 'Cause that's how I roll at the dirt track - cold drink, hot sun, and a great read!

2.) What do you aspire to be?(Inspired by The White House)

Hmm. Isn't it a bit past me deciding what I want to be when I grow up? How about this. I want to be the best that I can, at whatever I attempt. I want to put my best effort into everything. Some days I fall far short of the mark, but as long as I strive to do the best I can, isn't that ok? Someday, I'd like to make someone an awesome companion. But, I'll end with this quote: Someday, I hope to be as good of a person as my dog already things that I am.

3.)Share a piece of unsolicited parenting advice...only I'm soliciting it.

Oh wow. Well, since I'm not a parent, let's see what I can come up with. How about this. Next time you catch your kids making a disaster out of whatever it is they are, spend a moment and revel in it. There will come a time that you will miss the entire roll of toilet paper unrolled and dragged through the toilet, or the gallon of cooking oil spread out on the linoleum floor. Enjoy the journey.

4.)Tell us about your long have you been blogging, when did you start, what were/are your goals for your blog, etc.(inspired by Corn)

I started my blog because I had things running around in my head that I wanted to get out. I wanted to have a place to share my random thoughts and experiances. A place where friends and family could do a quick check of where I am. Now that I've been blogging, I'm tempted to start another, anonymous one with some of the crazy, wonderful, humorous things that I've been through. We'll see if I do it . . .

5.)If you had 5000 dollars to give away or donate to a charity...explain what you would do with it and why.(inspired by Hallie's letter)

Oh, another easy one. See, one of my bestest friends has finally gotten her non-profit off the ground, and I'd sink every penny into it. Want to check it out? She's done amazing things for people who are really struggling, and had awesome successes. If you're in the Roanoke Valley area, and looking for an alternative to traditional office therapies, I can't recommend her enough. I'm so proud of her for making her dream a reality . . . it's been so much fun to watch her grow up!!

Come and join us - And let me know you've been here so I can come visit you!


Lolli said...

I love your parenting advice! I'd love to be able to remember to relax and enjoy the journey....but it's oh-so-hard when the kids have just shoved lincoln logs down the toilet....LOL!

June Freaking Cleaver said...

I'm curious - why would you want wonderful, humorous things that you've been through to be anonymous? It's not like you're out smoking crack and turning tricks...or are you? LOL

Stopped by from Mama Kat's.

Unknown Mami said...

You are never too old to decide what you want to be when you grow up.

Jessica said...

I'm glad you've found a place where you can let your thoughts run wild - that's what I consider my blog to be, too! :)