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Okay, I have some sort of excuse for falling off the face of the planet again.. We are trying to sell our house! It’s been on the market for 2 months now, but that first month was a whirlwind of action, including painting every room in the house as well as all new carpet. Don’t forget to throw in decluttering and multiple trips to my parents basement.
Really praying our house sells soon as we found our dream home!
Plus, I don’t know where anything is and I’m tired of living in this half moved out state, as are the kiddos.
And now for the photo of two bees and a Buzz! Hope ya’ll had a wonderful Halloween!
And into the real world.
This summer is kicking my ass.
I’m either extremely busy, over scheduled, running willy nilly without a moment to catch my breath…
I’m sitting in the recliner, lethargic, reading a chapter or two from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, switching to some recorded TV where I am 3-7 shows behind or crocheting.
Internet land has taken a back seat, whether I’m high flying or highly unmotivated.
I’m tired of being in observer mode.
Watching and waiting.
Molding myself into what I think others want me to be.
I just want to be myself.
Whoever that is.
Whether you like me or not.
Yes, I fell off the internet.
I think I’m ready to get back on.
“Mom, you need to get up in the morning. Wake up and get dressed instead of sleeping.”
“Katie, I am awake.”
“Why do I always have to wear a long sleeve shirt?”
“Brianna doesn’t have to wear a long sleeve shirt!”
“She’s wearing one.”
“That’s not fair Mom!”
“Katie, it’s freezing outside!”
“Where is my sweater? Is it in the dryer?”
“The only thing in the dryer is the couch slip covers. Is Alex awake?”
“Darn it. Turn my light on please.”
“You need to buy me more sweaters for school. I don’t have any.”
“You have a closet full of sweaters, you just choose not to wear them.”
“No, I don’t.”
“Yes, you do. You have that navy one that was Addy’s. You said it’s too big, but it is just your size. You have three other sweaters!”
“That’s not true.”
“Katie, just look in your closet!”
“Those aren’t school sweaters. I want my pink one.”
“I don’t know what you did with your pink one.”
“No Katie, you completely match. You look nice. Now stop arguing with me and stay still.”
“Ow Mom, you’re pulling my hair!”
“I’m not doing it on purpose, your hair has knots in it.”
“You’re doing it too fast! Ow!”
“You should have just left it in a pony tail, then it wouldn’t have knots!”
“No Mom! It’s your fault Mom!”
“Just stay still. Stop itching it, you’ll mess it up!”
“It’s itching me Mom!”
“It’s done. Don’t touch it. Get your shoes on, go downstairs and get breakfast.”
“I want a bagel.”
“Brianna! Come up here, I need to do your hair!”
“Katie, we don’t have time for a bagel. Get a fruit bar. Stop touching your hair!”
“You always make us eat fruit bars.”
“Fine, we do have time. I’ll make you a bagel. Now go downstairs and get your shoes on.”
“Brianna, Mom said we can have bagels.”
“Mom, Katie said we can have a bagel. Is she lying?”
“I’ll make bagels but we need to hurry.”
“Come here so I can get your hair done.”
“Stop moving away! You’re making it harder.”
“That hurts, you brushed my ear! Ow!”
“Stop moving then! You keep pulling away and it makes it harder to get the knots out!”
“I’m not moving, you keep pulling me that way.”
“Mom, my tooth is really wiggly today.”
“Great. Okay done. Go downstairs. Did you put your lunch in your backpack?”
“What about Katie’s?”
“Alex come upstairs!”
“Alex, come upstairs.”
“Hi Alex. Did Daddy change your diaper?”
“Come here. You need to get dressed. We need to go to the store to buy Mommy some medicine.”
“Go store buy medicine?”
“Yes. Just pee, no poop!”
“How about your Eagles shirt.”
“Okay, pants. Socks. I smell your stinky feet!”
“Wait, shoes on.”
“I do it.”
“No buddy, Mommy do it. We need to hurry. Get sisters to school. Okay all done. Go downstairs.”
“I have bagel?”
“Yes, but lets go. Come on now.”
“You’re only getting half a bagel girls.”
“I have bagel now?”
“It’s got to cook buddy.”
“I have it now Mom?”
“It needs to go in the toaster.”
“I have it now Mom?”
“Girls, do you have water bottles?”
“Yeah, I’ll fill it up at school.”
“Mom, Brianna never helps me. She’s always mean to me.”
“That’s not true, she’s just saying that to get me in trouble!”
“Stop girls. Eat your bagel. We got to go. First let me pee.”
“Brianna, you’re a mean girl.”
“Girls! Get your coats on and get in the van!”
“I go in the van too Mom?”
“I know buddy.”
“Stop kicking, Katie!”
“Katie stop kicking Brianna’s seat!”
“Brianna’s being annoying!”
“Mom, I’m just sitting here!”
“I have a drink Mommy?”
“Girls stop! Geez, enough already! Alex, your cup is at home.”
“Can you put Justin Bieber on?”
“It’s not in the van Katie.”
“Brianna, look at this.”
“Brianna, look at this!”
“Mom, Brianna isn’t looking!”
“Brianna just look at your sister! Stop ignoring her!”
“I can’t turn around!”
“Then just say that instead of ignoring her!”
“Fine, I’m looking Katie! What!”
“Remember when. Remember when. Remember when we got these shells. From that place. That place with the water, but the water was gone. That place was fun.”
“Girls, bus! Wait, let me pull up closer.”
“Bye Mom! Bye Alex”
“Bye girls. Be good. Have a good day at school.”
“I go to school?”
“Next year you can go to school! Like a big boy!”
“I go on bus?”
“No buddy, not until you’re older.”
“Let’s go to the store. We got to hurry though. Emily will be here soon.”
“I play with Emily?”
“I like Emily.”
“I need Starbucks.”
“I said I need Starbucks.”
I started writing this for another post to share a bit of the craziness of getting the kids ready in the morning. I realized I was writing so much dialogue that it was just perfect for this prompt!
-Hemingway was famous for his super sparse writing. He used almost only dialogue in many of his works. Write a piece in which you use ONLY dialogue. Then link up Friday.
What’s in your pantry?
No. Really. What’s in there?
For this week’s prompt, grab something out of your pantry and write a short piece – using all the words in the ingredients. It can be fiction or non-fiction, poetry or prose.
Make sure you join in and link up. It’s fun, I promise!
Today was challenging.
It was a challenge waking up at 12:30am to my dear sweet husband, after so nicely getting up to put Alex to bed when he woke up crying, informing me the reason Alejandro had been so upset was due to him puking up dinner all over his pajamas and bed.
It was a challenge waking up at 3:30am to my dear sweet youngest daughter waking me up ever so gently and informing me that she had thrown up all over her bed and the carpet.
It was a challenge cleaning up chunks of half digested mandarin orange segments from the sheets after letting them dry overnight, because I was too tired and had no desire to clean it up in the wee hours of the morning.
It was a challenge staying away from the two king-size chocolate confections of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Milky Way sitting in the fruit bowl, when all I wanted was to overdose on sugar.
It was a challenge drinking only water, when all I wanted was to down the ice-cold Vanilla Coke Zero in the fridge.
It was a challenge cleaning and disinfecting everything, when all I wanted to do was take a nap.
Today was challenging.
Tomorrow is a new day.