Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Five Minutes of Freedom

It’s been a very long week – especially since it’s technically been a short week with the Labor Day holiday last Monday.

My grandmother had a stroke on Sunday and between staying with her and working and taking care of my own life, things have been hectic.

So I think this is the perfect week to have a free writing day.

No prompt. Just write for 5 minutes. Set a timer and go with the flow. Enjoy!
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Friday I drove to Macon to sit with my Grannie for the night in her hospital room. She had a stroke a week ago today and my mom is exhausted from the long hours of ICU and then typical hospital room stuff.

Do you know how many minutes it feels like when you watch the clock for 5 minutes?

It feels like at least 30. But possibly more like an hour.

The ticking of the clock, the dripping of the IV. The beeping of other rooms’ monitors. Blood pressure cuffs and compression wraps blowing up and letting out.

The sounds are so delicate, yet so deafening.

Once sleep invades your body, the sounds get louder. I’m sure it’s even worse for someone who has lost use of one side of her body and the ability to use her words.

Every Code Blue has to be explained: “It’s not for you, Grannie. It’s ok. You’re ok.”

There is head scratching to do, hands to rub, legs to put pressure on because of the pain.

Time in a hospital stands still. The only way to know the difference between day and night is to open the blinds and let the sun shine in.  Because that’s the only way to believe there’s light amid the darkness.

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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.

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: It’s FALL and #SOCSunday is BACK!

**waves wildly**

Hi there! It’s been a few weeks! I’ve missed y’all and from what I’m seeing, y’all missed #SOCSunday, too! You like dumping your brains out through your fingers, don’tcha?

Thanks for indulging me and for being gracious while I took a little break. I think it was good for my soul and my sanity and probably for Stream of Consciousness Sunday.

If you’re new to #SOCSunday, here’s the deal:

I may (or may not) give a prompt each week. Hopefully my post will go up at midnight Eastern time, but sometimes I’m lazy and forget.

Take that prompt (or non-prompt) and write for five minutes – yes only FIVE MINUTES.

If you’re feeling stuck, maybe take the prompt and go with it. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and like there are a million things in your head to get out, just dump your brains. Seriously. Set a timer and write until it goes off. Mid-sentence? Either finish it or just leave it unfinished. Maybe you could complete it later as another post.

And then you link up. That means come back here and leave a link to your post so the others can go read and hopefully comment.

Anyway, it’s quick and easy.

So let’s do it.

Today’s (totally optional) prompt: How Fall makes me feel

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It’s crisp and cool. Some days it’s still hot and muggy. But it’s Georgia, so that’s par for the course.

The air constantly smells like fried elephant ears and corn dogs from one of a million different fairs in the area. The air after rain starts to smell like wet, decaying leaves. The sound on the TV – all the channels – sounds like Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit.

Fall is my happy place.

It makes me feel wrapped in a blanket of orange and blue shakers and makes me realize that all things must go to sleep so they can regroup – even the trees and flowers.

I feel like I can breathe, even when fall allergies attack my head and nose. I love to run again because it’s not hot. I LONG to run again because I won’t feel like dying when I do.

Did I mention the sound of football on TV? Oh, yeah I did. Well, consider it mentioned again.

Above all, Fall makes me feel alive.

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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.

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Do Over

It’s back to school time. Again. Seems like it’s always back to school or back to school after Christmas break. Or back to school after Spring Break.

This year, I’m taking a Do Over. What’s something YOU would like to do over if you could? Or what are you going to do over?

Today’s (totally optional) prompt: Do Over

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Last year I failed as a mom. At least in my eyes I did.

I started working the same day Henry went back to school. I was behind from day 1.

My brain tells me I failed him.

I was always a step behind, forgetting things I shouldn’t, missing spirit days, failing to make sure he did xy&z.

I never could get ahead.

This year is going to be different.

I spent all day yesterday getting ready for school to start. The house is clean. A million loads of laundry are done. New school clothes are bought. A family calendar is hanging up with color coded dry erase markers.

A homework station is set up and my calendar is filled out completely.

This year is going to be different.

We’re not going to be stressed because we didn’t know about a certain special day. We won’t let him fall behind in math, and will stay on top of falling grades.

Our new chore/responsibility/reward chart will be enforced.

My brain is ready, along with the house. Now to get through the last week of summer and hit the start of 3rd grade with gusto!

Getting a chance to have a “do over” at the beginning of each school year is a blessing. 

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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.

 

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Starting Over

Today’s going to be another day of free writing. I don’t know about you, but I’ve really enjoyed just dumping my brain. So what’s on your mind today? What do you have plans to do? What do you want to vent about for 5 minutes?

Time starts now…

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I made a goal today.

I’m going to lose 20 pounds by November 9. I don’t think that’s a whole lot. In fact, it’s not much at all. Starting on Monday, I’m going to start watching what I eat again, after having a full physical and talking to my doctor about my thyroid levels and anxiety.

Training for my next half marathon starts Monday, too. I’ve been a slacker for the last few months, but now the countdown starts for the November 9 Wine & Dine Half Marathon at Disney. Jason and Henry will be running with me for the 5k, so hopefully they’ll get out and moving, too.

Monday I will be back at work for the first time since a week ago (plus a little). I’ve been on a buying trip (which is actually work) and feel like I’m going to be slammed when I get back but at the same time, I feel like I’ll be starting over. It’s been fairly slow and I was pretty caught up before I left. Hopefully it won’t be crazy, but if it is, I feel like I might be ok.

I have goals for starting over… starting on Monday. But for today, I’m going to enjoy myself and be unregimented. One last hoorah.

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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.

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: A Week of Mondays

Freeeeeeeee writing!

Get your timers ready… set them to five minutes… and write!

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This week was a week of Mondays. Some might say it was a week of Fridays, though.

I worked three days, like most of y’all did. Only I worked Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. How screwed up is that?

Well, it was screwed up enough I thought each day was a Monday. And now I have no idea what day it is.

With all the rain and flooding and storming we’re having here in Atlanta, it’s been dark and gloomy, making it even more discombobulating. And that’s saying a lot coming from somebody who is chipper and excited about days like that.

With a water main break at work and no water (read: no toilets) on Wednesday and Friday there, the days surely felt like the Mondayest of Mondays.

But now it’s Sunday. And it most certainly doesn’t feel like a Monday.

Did you have a week of Mondays?

(this was a true, honest to goodness, brain dump… wow, what terrible sentences)

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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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