Friday, December 9, 2011

Making Merry

Starbucks new seasonal coffee is  named
"Lets Merry!" But in my head
it's really titled "Let's Make Merry!"

~~Happy Six Word Friday! Melissa's prompt was: MAKE.

So here's to 100 more people taking/making time to vote for "My Chocolate Brown Friend" in the MeeGenius Author Challenge. Voting only takes a minute (truly) and it will make my day, and possibly my year! Thank you! :o)~~

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thank me Later


The last "normal" thing I remember is that it was September and I was clocking in gobs of miles every weekend. Just getting amped up for the Chicago Marathon.

I also recall recovering from the race and starting physical therapy. Deciding to add another class at the last minute of my fall term. Finishing the semester and deciding not only will I double up this term, but I'll also take on a part time job at Macy's in anticipation of a Christmas with the family in Kansas.

And when I woke up I had written a children's book and apparently entered it into the MeeGenius Author's Challenge.

So yeah, I'm excited. But I'm pretty sleepy as well. And I think that's okay, because if I were fully cognizant of how awesome these last four months have been my head would most likely explode.

And I need my head because I'm taking the Illinois Basic skills test today. The first step in my teacher certification process.

I feel like I should break out in rap to commemorate the moment, but I'll spare you and instead let my husband receive the brunt of my lyrical skillz :o)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Kids these days


I don't think children as a 
species have evolved too much from 
their earlier selves. Happy homo sapiens
who live to eat, love, play. 

Not a bad set-up.  Still their 
small worlds can also be shaped
significantly by forces outside their control.

How can one protect a child
in a world that's rough around 
it's edges? By telling them stories

Lore about the past, cannons about
a future, scrolls that illuminate potential.

Lovely is not always obvious, but 
we can teach our children how
to find it. That's the truth.

~~Today's Six Word Friday prompt is TRUE. And I truly want to thank Melissa for retweeting the link to my Children's Book that is currently resting at 20th place in the Meegenius Author Challenge. Please click the pink star to add your vote and take a while to ponder your truth.~~