Friday, November 16, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Stay


Well today's five minute writing topic is STAY.  There are so many things that come to mind when I hear that term.  Stay home, stay strong, stay focused, stay put, stay little.

That is what I am thinking about the most.  I want my boys to stay little and sweet like they are.  I know that can't stay little forever but I love how they are as little boys.  They just play and love.  I have been sick this week so I have done a lot of staying and doing nothing but I have been blessed at how much they just love me.  They give hugs and tell me they hope I feel better.  The youngest has such a great sense of empathy for those in his family. The oldest is just a 10 year old boy that is still young and not in a hurry to grow up. I am blessed which makes just staying and doing nothing but getting rest that much more enjoyable!


Inspired by Five Minute Friday  

Friday, November 9, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Quiet

So, I am going to tackle this five minute Friday writing task --Quiet - well that is a joke! 
Who ever has time to be quiet, in fact I'm not sure I even know what quiet is and in some cases I don't know how to handle quiet. 

It certainly isn't quiet in my house right now.  I'm sitting here at the kitchen table starting my day before work.  I can hear Phineas and Ferb as if I'm in the room watching it -- how invasive,  it floods my mind with annoying sounds.  In the background I can hear Sports Center as my husband works from home in his chair.  The keyboard clicks as I type and I can hear the white noise of A's fan on the monitor.  So even when I'm attempting to find 5 minutes of quiet -- life isn't quiet!  It is sensory overload.

I did find some sense of quiet yesterday when I was waiting for my massage -- it is about the only time I allow myself to be quiet -- but then so many thoughts come flooding in my mind and I have to swish them away.  I'll start thinking about work, things I need to do at home, ideas for Christmas -- life seeps in even when you want quiet.  I'm not good at quiet -- I feel like there always needs to be something.  Quiet is hard work and not normal.

Inspired by Five Mintue Fridays.