Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Cluttered

Thanks to Erin (@erinmargolin) and Morgan (@the818) this morning for kickstarting this prompt, because well, I’m far too cluttered to keep it together lately it seems.

I totally didn’t know it was Sunday.

So here you go…

Today’s (totally and completely optional) prompt: Clutter

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My world is cluttered.

Today I totally didn’t realize it was Sunday. I guess partly because it’s a holiday weekend and partly because I can’t keep up with what day it is when I work on Saturdays, but it slipped my mind completely.

This morning I took two pieces of paper to Waffle House with us. I made MY list. And I made Jason and Henry’s lists.

THINGS TO DO.

So many things. So much clutter in the house that needs to be tended to.

Clothes, school papers from the end of the year paper vomit, EOB’s, statements, lists, more lists. So much stuff.

Toys, more toys, pieces of broken toys that OHMYGODYOUCANTGETRIDOFORILLDIE, crayons, half used pieces of drawing paper, water bottles. All over the place.

My house isn’t a disaster, but sometimes it feels like it. I would rather be outside playing in the yard or going for a run, but if I don’t tackle this clutter (with help), I’m going to lose my mind.

What kind of clutter do you need to tackle? Is it physical clutter or mental clutter or emotional clutter?

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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: Going Home

Today’s post needs no real introduction. There are places we all feel are “home” even if they’re not physically our homes. They invoke emotion in us that can’t usually be put into words, but today we’re going to try.

Today’s (totally optional) prompt: Going Home

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Home. They say it’s where the heart is.

Some say it’s where your family is.

Sometimes it’s just where your heart starts beating faster, your skin flushes, memories of a time come flooding back, and you find yourself saying out loud, “This is home!”

That’s Auburn for me.

I picked up my roommate from Auburn at the airport and we drove down for a road race this weekend. Both of us upon reaching the city limits, said that THIS is home.

The sights, the smells, the memories… even though it’s been 15 years since we left here to move on with lives, get married, have babies, etc, it’s like we never left. Sure, “home” has gotten new stores, A FREAKING TARGET, a lot more bars, and a lot of facelifts, but it’s the same.

We’re those people now, the ones like our parents used to be when they would drag us to Auburn. The ones who say, “I used to live there. We used to go there on Wednesday nights. That used to be the xyz store.”

We’re like that now because it’s home. It always will be.

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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: Pass It On

Today’s (totally optional) Prompt:

What is something you have passed on (on purpose or not) to your children?

Or what did your parents pass on to you?

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When I was little, about to lose my first tooth, my very best friend told me that when you go to the dentist to have a tooth pulled, they gave you a shot with a GIANT NEEDLE and then used a HUGE drill in your mouth and it HURT LIKE YOU WERE GETTING STABBED.

Maybe it wasn’t so dramatic and all, but it scarred me for life.

I’ve been a bad dental patient all my life. Even though I have great teeth and all, I’ve cried and screamed at, bitten and puked on my dentist.

Looks like I’ve passed on that anxiety to my kid.

This week he had to go to the dentist to get the first of 6 cavities filled. (He obviously has my sister’s teeth…)

He did a great job once he was there, but the night before and morning of, he was a huge ball of anxiety. It made me sad because I couldn’t help him. I didn’t know what to say because, well, I hold the same anxieties.

The best I could do was reassure him that while it would probably be uncomfortable, I would NEVER let them do anything to him that I wouldn’t let them do to me.

Oh, and I told him he’d get $5.

A little bribery never hurt, right?

What have you passed on to your child without meaning to? Or if you don’t have children, what did your parent(s) pass on to you?

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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: Free

I’m in a weird place lately. I’m stuck in a strange purgatory-type place between inspired and depressed and I’m not sure what I should say here.

Today’s going to be free writing. Feel free to write for five minutes about anything or nothing. Dump your brain. Go back to basics and let it be a true Stream of Consciousness post. I can’t wait to read what’s going on in your head…

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Wipeout is on. It’s an older one with Jill on it, thank goodness, because Vanessa really sucks as a cutesy hostess.

My brain is fried. I’m caught between being inspired to do lots of things and being depressed and wanting to just take a nap instead of doing laundry or anything productive.

I can’t decide if this is normal post-giant-goal letdown or partially due to the fact that I feel overwhelmed and hate spring and summer. I feel rejuvenated in the Fall and Winter, and with Spring and Summer looming, I’m feeling anxious.

Today, I cleaned out my writing room which is really just a little tiny bedroom with a desk and some pictures in it. But it’s MY room. I hope to get in there and actually write some things before long. Some REAL things.

My brain is in need of resetting. Maybe I need an energy session. Maybe I need a vacation. When my brain isn’t free, I feel stuck. I want to feel free again. Not gunked up with a lot of nonsense like I feel is the case right now.

Anybody else feel like this? Like you’re on a Wipeout course with crap flying out after you every time you turn around, clogging up your brain?

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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: Green

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Green

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

In honor of all things green, today I decided we could think about green. You know, if you want to.

Green has many things associated with it – greed, spring, eco-friendly, broccoli, grass, money – so many things.

What does green make you think of and how does it make you feel?

Today’s (totally optional) prompt: Green

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It’s not easy being green. I’m sure that’s how this box feels.

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Spring is coated in green. Working at a nursery, I watch leaves on the trees erupt from their buds. The color of spring transforms from brown to a bright, almost fluorescent green, to a rich Crayola green. It’s pretty, but…

To me, Green looks like allergies. And pollen-coated eyes.

Green makes me sneeze. In fact, I just sneezed while I wrote that sentence.

Green isn’t a good color for me, yet I have a purse picked out that’s the color of that block up there.

I like orange better than green. But this post isn’t about orange. It’s about green. Which reminds me of money and greed and envy and well, those are things that I don’t like.

I guess I don’t like green all that much, huh?

What about you? What do you think about green? Surely you can write about it for five minutes!

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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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