I am linking up with The Lighting and the Lightning Bug "Flicker of Inspiration". Their prompt caught my attention, plus they are a supportive writing community site. The prompt is this: Write. Write for ten minutes without stopping. Your topic can be anything. The important thing about this prompt is just writing. Get your thoughts down on paper and share them with us. Don't edit. Don't polish. Just write.
So, I started my stopwatch on my iPhone and off I go for 10 minutes.
In their prompt, they also gave a word to help you out if you couldn't think of anything to write. "SPEED". This word fits us this year. I feel like Chris and I have been on fast forward for a while. Just like loads of other hard working people, we do what we can. I work as a University Supervisor part-time while Mags is in her three mornings of preschool. I also manage to work as a Home bound teacher part-time. Since I only have to observe my student teachers 3x every 7 weeks, I have time in between to visit other students if needed. I like the jobs, don't get me wrong, but I sometimes envy the moms who are meeting up at the preschool to go grab coffee or go for a run together.
Tuck is out of school for summer vacation on Tuesday. That means I have that boy all to myself...well, and I have to share him with Mags. I'm really looking forward to spending the days with him. I know there will be fighting and grumpy days (I'm realistic), but he is a cool, little dude and I miss his face when he's in school. I keep saying, "This summer is going to be SLOW PACED!" and I am hoping to hold true to that. But just like every other summer before it, I feel it starting to fill up fast. Of course in a good way with friends and family, but still. Then this week a monkey wrench was thrown into our summer. I was not happy about it at all. I'm hoping to find out all the details on Tuesday and then I plan to share what it is all about. Until then, this was a fun little exercise. I just went over 10 minutes, so I am officially finished. Thanks Lighting!