Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Anticipation

Helloooooo! It’s time once again for Stream of Consciousness Sunday!

This week has been a whirlwind of emotions, decision-making, planning, scheming, worrying, and anticipating for me. I’ll be able to tell you more later but it’s good stuff!

Anticipation… that makes me sing Carly Simon and now that song will never leave my head.

Since a lot of us are anticipating of lots of different things (school, BlogHer, new jobs, etc), I think it’s the obvious prompt for today.

Today’s (optional) prompt is: Anticipation.

Your five minutes starts now!

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When I was little, we went to Disney almost every year for my sister’s birthday. We won’t discuss how jealous I always was because I got stuck with a December birthday and she got dang Disney World.

The night before we would leave, we would always sleep in the same room. I don’t know why, but it was just what we did. We would stay up late, trying not to go to sleep in case we overslept. Even if we hated each other at the time, we tolerated each other for that one night.

We always got up way before dawn because we usually flew in my dad’s little Cessna. But if we ended up having to drive because of weather, we had time to do that, too.

From those times on, any time there’s something I’m anticipating and I can’t sleep or wake up so so early because of the excitement, I always say it’s “like I’m going to Disney World.”

That’s how I feel about BlogHer next week. I’m already itching with anticipation. I love the city more than any other place in the world and can’t wait to be surrounded by gobs of other bloggers.


This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post (in the sidebar).
  • Link up your post below.
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.


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  1. Your relationship with your sister sounds a lot like the relationship I had with mine. Love was most certainly there, but rivalry, too.

    BlogHer sounds like a lot of fun. I anticipate you’ll enjoy it immensely! Take care.
    Sandra recently posted..It’s the Little ThingsMy Profile

  2. HI Jana, I am a December birthday too. My “new outfit” for school was a far cry from going to DIsney. Have fun at BlogHer. Now I’M jealous of that!

  3. Sibling relationships are always fun to look back on.

    I hope you have a blast at BlogHer! Everyone I know who has gone has had an amazing time and met some really fabulous fellow bloggers.
    a.eye recently posted..Reassurance after anticipationMy Profile

  4. We ALWAYS had the night before the amusement park anticipation. My sister and I were the same way but it was for the local park, Kings Dominion. Those were some of the best days of my life!!
    Fadra recently posted..Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Rowing out to meet the shipMy Profile

  5. I love the anticipation of vacations. I think it’s interesting that we both identify anticipation with vacation, too. Hm! I was the same way when I was little though. My sister is 8 years older than I am, so we never did the cuddling/giggling thing, but I definitely stayed up all night. Getting up for vacations was like Christmas morning! I loved it! This post took me back. What a happy time! Have fun at BlogHer!

    I haven’t done one of these in a while, but I used to love them. I was so excited to see that it was still going on, even if it’s changed venues! Thanks for hosting!
    Kallay recently posted..Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Anticipation AggravationMy Profile

    • I always say Christmas morning is like the night before Disney World :) My husband makes fun of me to this day, because I STILL do it!

  6. Really enjoyed your post as always :-) Made me think back to the days of vacation and holidays with my family. My brother and I used to stay in the same room the night before Christmas. I did my best to scare and torment him though… LOL!

    Can’t wait to read about your adventures at BlogHer! Enjoy!!
    Layne G recently posted..AnticipationMy Profile

  7. This is such a great idea. Your memory does sound a bit like my sister and I on Christmas Eve. We would always sleep in the same bed — and not really get much sleep. Have a great time.
    Jamie@SouthMainMuse recently posted..Sandcastles and snowmen. Miniature golf at Walt Disney World.My Profile

  8. There is a commercial for Disneyland that cracks me up every time I see it. Two kids are staying up late talking about their trip the next day. When their parents come in to tell them to go to sleep, they dissolve into giggles and say “We’re too excited to sleep!” That commercial is fucking brilliant – totally captures the feeling for children tortured by anticipation. 😀
    Ewokmama recently posted..Living in Backward LandMy Profile

  9. I feel the same way about New Year’s with my younger sister. When we were kids, she can never make it to midnight. I always had to wake her up so that we can watch the fireworks together. One reason why I’ve always looked forward to New Year’s. :)

    Can’t wait to hear all about BlogHer. 😀 Have fun!
    April recently posted..SOC Sundays: AnticipationMy Profile

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