OK, something new here for me. I found this blog a while ago and saw that she has a fun writing activity every Friday. Did anyone ever do 5 minute writes in school? I remember doing them often in Mrs. Bell’s 5th grade. Ah, memories.
Ok, moving along…Well, I kept forgetting about her 5-minute Friday challenge and so I kept missing it. But alas, my friends, my brain worked for a moment today and somehow through the fuzz in that skull I was able to find her site again.
So, she picks a word and you have to set your timer for 5 minutes and write about that one word…whatever comes to mind. No backtracking or editing. This was quite the challenge, but really fun! Ok, so here is my 5-minute thought.
And the word is: BEYOND
I know I’ve told you this before, but my house is a mess. It seems with the husband gone, I let it all go. Just too tired at the end of the day, or really I would rather sit at the computer and pour my thoughts out onto a screen. But if you were to walk in my house, step over the toys, wade through the pile of laundry, what would you find? Would you be able to see beyond the mess? Would you be able to see the love our family has for one another? Would you see the fun and laughter that we share under this roof? Would you be able to hear beyond the noise? Would you be able to hear the little foot step of my toddling two year old, the pages turning as my oldest reads yet another book. Would you be able to hear the paint brush across the canvas as my daughter creates another masterpiece. Or would you just hear the Wii blasting Mario olympics as my 5 year old perfects his gaming skills (ha! I had to put that in there). I wouldn’t blame you cause, seriously, I have a hard time hearing past that! And even through those things…could you see beyond the smiling faces, the hugs and laughter. Would you be able to see our family struggles, our weaknesses, our marital issues. Or would you walk in my house and just be blinded by the chaos we call life. My hope is that others
There you are my friends. A raw, unedited 5 minutes of my brain.
Full Disclosure: I had to stop 3 minutes and 27 seconds into it because Daisy kept barking. I usually would ignore her except that the kids are sleeping!!! I went to look for her and found her like this.
So here’s the deal….My dog has sensory issues. I wish I were joking. A few years ago, she started getting all freaked out about certain surfaces and so occasionally this sensory issue acts up. And it is usually leaves her stuck on the stairs. I have to put a towel or rug below the bottom step so she doesn’t have to walk directly onto the wood floor.
I told you she was crazy…Crazy Daisy!
And I wanted test to see if you could see beyond the flip flops and clothes on the stairs ;)
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