Category: Writing Challenges

Fly on the Wall

Yes, this is the right place if you are looking for Dinosaur Superhero Mommy.  I created a new blog now that my goals for blogging have changed and as my son grows.

Fly on the Wall

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 8 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes

Participants:

Bookworm Mom: the wife and mom to this crazy crew

Bookworm Dad: the husband and dad and often referred to as the big kid

Bookworm Boy– our singleton, a 7 year old boy who thinks he knows it all and is the one in charge

Bonus – our sweet and lovable adopted rat terrier 

Bookworm Boy:

“Wait, I want to hear this.” (Gets his goldfish snacks and sits and watches me and Bookworm Dad have a heated discussion about a few things. Yes, I am right, I always am 😉

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“Yup, Bonus is the annoying sister I never had.” 

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Yup, he hit the ball ad thought he was Babe Ruth. I think we sat in shock for about 2 minutes as we processed it all. It was pretty amazing. He needed that ego boost. 

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“I don’t need your help. I can heat up a burrito all by myself. I’m not a baby anymore.” 

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“I had the best day. I caught a ball in dodge ball and the other kids got back in. I’m a king.”

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For Mother’s Day I wanted us to make ceramic  gifts to each other.  We chose the colors we wanted the other person to paint. I hope we can pick them up soon. 

 

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I’m so behind on posting and commenting. I’m struggling with a lot right now.  I have a multitude of things to and consider. I know we have to make it through hardships and trials to see the joy and love on the other end. I think I’ve had my fair share of these hardships and could finally use a break. I’ll just keep praying, listening to God, and waiting for a time when I can see why we went through all of this.

 

 

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Music is Life

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 12 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

Baking In A Tornado http://www.BakingInATornado.com
Spatulas on Parade http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/
The Blogging 911 http://theblogging911.com
The Lieber Family Blog  http://thelieberfamily.com
Sparkly Poetic Weirdo http://sparklyjenn.blogspot.com/
The Bergham Chronicles http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com
Simply Shannon http://shannonbutler.org
Southern Belle Charm http://www.southernbellecharm.com
Confessions of a part-time working mom  http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/
Not That Sarah Michelle http://notthatsarahmichelle.blogspot.com
Climaxed http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com

My subject is Tell us about your recent greatest and / or worst day.
It was submitted by: http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/ 

 

Oh wow, I am glad it’s a recent experience, otherwise this post would be never ending.

Bookworm Mom and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Days

Some terrible, horrible, recent days are when I thought I was having a heart attack, then had a pulmonary embolism (it was neither, I am fine, just need to actually rest after being sick), then a few days later diagnosed with strep.

Now I have strep throat AGAIN! Someone must have a hex on me. I swear I just can’t get better.

Or recently people trying to blame me for their failure to do their job. Yup, bet you didn’t expect me to stand up and not take your shit.

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I don’t know if I’ve had some awesome days, but I have had awesome moments.

~son doing well with his telling time homework
~waking up with eye crud, which means I was actually in a deep sleep
~making every light on the way to work and not hitting any traffic
~making a healthy meal everyone loves
~seeing Bookworm Son and our dog get along without fighting like siblings
~Bookworm Son enjoying playing baseball and going to practice
~starting a new book on Audible and knowing from just the first few lines it will rock
~having dinner as a family now that Bookworm Dad has a new job
~Getting to hug, kiss, feed, and cuddle with my best friend’s baby. I love making her laugh. Though I WILL not change any diapers!
~watching my son sleep, what an angel he is…nothing like the awful, smart mouth, jerk he is sometimes

What are some of your great and crappy days or moments?

 

 

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Funny Friday April

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Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.


Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by Baking In A Tornado            http://www.BakingInATornado.com


1. This makes the perfect Halloween costume. I can keep the candy in my costume, so I don’t have to carry around a bag. 

2. I don’t can’t care what the doctors’s say, skateboarding is the best exercise  

3. All you can eat buffet? Here I come! 

4. It all started with “Don’t worry this will be fun.” Now I’m in a full body cast for the entire summer. 

5. This is why you shouldn’t get drunk in front of your friends. You’ll find yourself trapped in a crazy costume with only a skateboard for traveling. Don’t worry, I have the best prank already planned out in my head. Revenge is the best. 

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Fly on the Wall March

Yes, this is the right place if you are looking for Dinosaur Superhero Mommy.  I created a new blog now that my goals for blogging have changed and as my son grows.

Thank you for the awesome blog name, Steena from https://angrivatedmom.wordpress.com/

Fly on the Wall

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 8 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes

Participants:

Bookworm Mom: the wife and mom to this crazy crew

Bookworm Dad: the husband and dad and often referred to as the big kid

Bookworm Boy– our singleton, a 7 year old boy who thinks he knows it all and is the one in charge

Bonus – our sweet and lovable adopted rat terrier 

Bookworm Boy:

At school I made a discovery and it will blow your socks off. I found a dinosaur bone, but then I lost it. 

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The sandwich at school, OMG it was a blast. 

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Walks into religious class late and announces, full of happiness, “Hey guys I’m here.” Yup that’s my guy. 

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Really Mom? You need to look with the good eye. It’s right in front of you. 

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Okay, I’m going in my room to get my toys. Hopefully I’ll miss the kissing part. Why do people have to kiss in movies? ***growling noises***. 

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Shows his Bookworm Dad his baseball fidget spinner. Dad looks on in jealousy as I announce that they have a camo one as well. 

Bookworm Dad asks, Why didn’t you get me one? Am I not worth it? 

Bookworm Boy spits out his water and laughs. “Oh man, that’s funny.”

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On the weekends I let the boy sleep in the living room, sort of camping out and watching movies.

He wanted to do it all this week because having off from school. When I explained that it is only one the weekend if he deserves it. Well he didn’t like that answer.

“You’re mean!”
“I don’t accept your decision.”
“The conversation is not over.
“You’re a meanie.”
“I’m sleeping out here anyway.”

After he calmed down, thirty minutes later, we spoke about how  him sleeping out here is not a reward. Once he calmed down he agreed. I told him I love him which is why I’m making rules to help him grow up to be a good man.

Bookworm Dad:

What? I just wanted to kiss him goodnight. (As he continues to horse around with our son, setting him off instead of calming him down)

Bookworm Mom:

Fellow moms, please take care of yourself. I was in ER Monday night from last Monday night 9pm to Tuesday 4am with my mom. I thought I still had bronchitis, but when at the doctors they saw signs for a heart attack, but after an EKG that was ruled out for the moment. Then 8pm at night the doctor called to say my blood work showed a pulmonary embolism. (((If it was my regular doctor he would have called much earlier))). After all those hours in the ER, more blood work and a cat-scan, I was told my heart heart and lungs are fine, but because I never took good care of myself. I need to get back in shape, eat better, but still had signs of bronchitis and never got better. Now I;m on steroids and an inhaler.

I thought the worst was going to happen, thankfully I am fine now. I have learned that I need to take care of myself in order to be my best for my family. 

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Two days later, I fell. No trip to the ER required. I was standing on our old plastic step stool, one we had for over ten years, when it decided to finally give. I went crashing down, hitting both the cabinet and it on the way down. I was in shock and freaked out, but after some rest perfectly fine. 

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This week I got strep throat. Yup, I was about ready to give up. I mean, how much shit can one person have thrown at them? Though, that’s three in a row, so I should be good for a while, right? 

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Think it’s time to start working on a new vision board. 

 

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Circles and Plus Signs

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 

I’m using: Blue ~ Warm ~ Deep ~ Spring ~ Bright ~ Flowers      

They were submitted by: http://dlt-lifeontheranch.blogspot.com/

Okay, as soon as I saw the first three words, I laughed out loud. Blue, Warm, and Deep…ummm, I have a dirty mind and I’m not afraid to admit it.

Okay, now back to a family friendly post. I need to learn how to stop stressing and really stop and smell the flowers. Though that’s easier said than done for an Italian/Sicilian Scorpio. It’s hard to not react violently and emotionally. It’s difficult to not want to wish bodily harm and death. It’s difficult to not focus all my hate and rage on something. It’s difficult to be in the same room as the person who has so horribly offended me. 

I need to find a way though. I have to just stop and relax. I have to learn to take deep breaths and just let them on their stupid and ignorant ways. Okay, so I’m still learning.

I am trying to calm down at home and have created a new system of talking/listening/following rules for my son. This bright idea popped in my head out of the blue and was an instant hit. Instead of repeating things 1,000 times and then yelling, I started a circle/plus system on a dry erase board. 

He knows what expected of him, so I tell him twice and if he doesn’t listen he gets a circle. What does that mean? Each circle is a quarter that he owes me at the end of the night. He has learned to not yell, cry, or bribe the circle away, it will only add more circles. 

If he listens the first time or is caught doing something good, he gets a plus sign. Each plus sign equals a quarter I owe him at the end of the day. 

He can turn circles into plus signs by listening or getting caught doing something good. He LOVES to put a plus sign on the dry erase board when told. 

He gets to earn money, which any soon-to-be 8 year old is motivated by and craves. Instead of yelling and screaming, there is a sweet, warm feeling in this house.

Lord knows there needs to be less yelling in this home. Not only for stress relief, but with spring time the windows are open and I don’t want the neighbors to think we are killing each other.

Will it always work? Maybe? Maybe not? If he outgrows it, I’m hoping it’s not before being calm and listening has already been programmed into his mind and body.  

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:

 

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Music is Life

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 14 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

Baking In A Tornado http://www.BakingInATornado.com
Spatulas on Parade http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/
The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver        http://www.thediaryofanalzheimerscaregiver.com/blog.html
The Lieber Family Blog http://thelieberfamily.com
The Bergham Chronicles  http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com
Never Ever Give Up Hope http://batteredhope.blogspot.com
Simply Shannon http://shannonbutler.org
Southern Belle Charm http://www.southernbellecharm.com
Not That Sarah Michelle http://notthatsarahmichelle.blogspot.com
A Little Piece of Peace http://little-piece-of-peace.blogspot.com
The Angrivated Mom http://www.angrivatedmom.wordpress.com/
Climaxed  http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com
When I Grow Up http://kimberlyyavorski.com/whenigrowup/

My subject is “If your life was a mixed tape, what songs/artists would be on it?” It was submitted by: http://shannonbutler.org

I’m not a music person, or rather only know a few songs. Now if it was about books, then I would never be able to stop writing. Instead of looking up songs and artists that don’t really mean much to me, I had my husband answer this prompt.

So here’s what songs and artists my husband would have playing during important events in his life.

When he earned his Eagle Scout Rank

His high school graduation – We Will Rock You

When he first saw me – Bohemian Rhapsody

When he proposed to me – Love of a Lifetime

During our wedding march – Top Gun Anthem

When our son was born – These are the Moments

When he wins an argument – We Just Disagree

When he loses an argument – You’re Human

Any major decision we make – Don’t Look Back

What do you think of his sound track for his life? He also added that any Journey song would work as well.

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Funny Friday

Please like my new Facebook page as Facebook won’t let me change my old one.

https://www.facebook.com/BookwormInTheKitchen/

Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.


Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by The Bergham Chronicles         http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com


1. Who says girls can’t do everything? I’ll show them when I steam roll over their toys. 

2. Fine I’ll take myself to the toy store.  

3. It’s never too early to learn how to drive a stick shift. 

4. Oh you say other kids are waiting, well let them wait. It’s my turn and I’m taking my time. 

5. All I have to do is give Daddy my sad eyes and he’ll buy this for me.

 

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Fly on the Wall March

Yes, this is the right place if you are looking for Dinosaur Superhero Mommy.  I created a new blog now that my goals for blogging have changed and as my son grows.

Thank you for the awesome blog name, Steena from https://angrivatedmom.wordpress.com/

Fly on the Wall

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 9 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes

Participants:

Bookworm Mom: the wife and mom to this crazy crew
Bookworm Dad: the husband and dad and often referred to as the big kid
Bookworm Boy– our only child, a 7 year old boy who thinks he knows it all and is the one in charge
Bonus – our sweet and lovable adopted rat terrier 

Bookworm Boy:

Okay, I got it. I know what to do. Now let me play, I only have a little time to play before bed.

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I got this, I know what to do. Leave me alone.

(two minutes later) I need help. Why are you not helping me?

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Watching a video on sharks with his Dad. I had to step in and stop a possibly scary video, apparently I was the only adult in the house at the time.

Our son responds with. “This is in the ocean and if I was in the ocean it would be a bad day for me. I would never be in the ocean.”

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Watching the movie, The Musketeers. At the end of the movie, they all come together to protect the king.

Our son stands up, throws his fists up in the air and shouts, “The musketeers are back in business.”

Bookworm Dad:

What? I just wanted to kiss him goodnight. (As he continues to horse around with our son, setting him off instead of calming him down)

 

Bookworm Mom:

So you just have one child then?

No, I have two children, who are 35 years apart in age.

Looks at me, then laughs. Oh, I get it. I have one of those too.

 
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