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Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Where do you write your blog posts?

I write them in my head. No, seriously I do. I can write really well in my thoughts. My writing space is the space that I'm in. It is often times at night, but can enter into my thoughts any place. I don't have one spot in which my muse hits me - when life happens, my muse happens. These days I input my thoughts - my meanderings onto this blog mostly while visiting a local public library. At one time, it was the comfort of my home when all was still and quiet in the late night hours. This new experience - the library has presented some fanciful characters so I must admit it isn't the worst place to be typing in my information. I love people. They make me smile and piss me off at the same darn time. The library is the perfect place to people watch - make characters. Try it. 


Oops, of course I neglected to check in on a Monday...So, Monday's prompt -

Who is your favorite character? 

I am character enough for myself, any book or movie. I am my favorite character. I do suppose that I should elaborate a little on that one. I am my favorite character because I've experienced some hilarious, sorrowful, fun, dangerous, and blessed experiences. I don't think that you could write this story any better. I'm not at a place yet that I'm willing to share all my experiences  because oh my - Good Girls Never Tell. While many times I wallow in some of my most sorrowful moments, I embrace the character that I am. I embrace all emotions that come along with life. There is rarely a time that I am only engulfed in one emotion or episode in life - that alone makes me some kind of character. Again, one of the best ones out there.

Sunday, November 3, 2013


Real quick - Celebrate for just no reason!

This weekend my son and I were talking about how he wants to celebrate his upcoming birthday. We came up with ideas and a guest list. Soon after we finished, he says "we need to celebrate us." My response was why do we need a celebration because we spend everyday together - more than the average family. He didn't care about any of that. He just said that we just need to celebrate us - just because.

So why not just celebrate us? Let's have a party just to celebrate - no birthday, no anniversary - no achievement - just celebrate. Do we really need a reason to celebrate? Do you celebrate your spouse or child just because? I think we should. That's a great idea. Celebrate life itself. His idea made me think that we should go all out not just for the special moments but regularly. It is fun to have a party so imagine having a party on a regular basis.

This is just a quick Sunday reminder to remember celebrate! Go treat yourself to whatever it is that makes you happy!


THIS MONTH, IT IS MY GOAL TO BLOG EVERY WEEKDAY. I have used one of the writer's projects going on to motivate me and keep me writing. This project gives prompts to write from. I've never used prompts, but hey it's worth a try. Something new. (Forgive this for being some days after the first, but I encountered computer problems)

If you found one million dolalrs in the morning and had to spend it by nightfall, what would you do
with the money?

Now upon first thought of this topic, my list started out a little selfish. I challenge you to consider this topic just for the heck of it. It's sort of a self check if you need one.

My list went something to the tune of purchasing a fully furnished home for myself. Renovation of my mother's childhood home. A wardrobe of clothing for my son and myself.  A seven-day vacation to Disney World. Purchases for a family in need. Wow, this would be one busy day, but I know it could be done. Flash money in front of people and they move quickly. Ha. While I do consider others in this fantasy thought. These are selfish thoughts. Don't get me wrong, the items I've listed here are great needs for my family that aren't presently feasible.  Things that most people who are able to have or do take for granted.

I sat with this topic for the day and by the end of the day,  my ideas changed a little. While I would still do those purchases, I would like to purchase or put up some money for the start of a girl's help program. One might think since I'm the mother of a son that I would be reaching out to that population. However I'm a woman and I know the plight and celebration of being a young girl. With such funds, I would love to develop a program that teaches young girls the basics that in turn develop outstanding young women. Having worked with girls in some form for many years, I know first hand that some of the most basic situations need to be addressed with young girls. Many are missing some key components. So hey if myself and a team could work together on this, we could change a generation - male and female. I do believe if you change one, it effects the other. If young girls learn more of key essentials, boys would follow suite in some form.

So what would you do? Please share via here or any other social media. I challenge you to first think right off the top of your head in the morning and then think about it until the evening. See how it changes. I'm sure it will.