Mama Kat's pretty much famous workshop is here for this week.
This Week's Writing Prompts for Thursday 07.24
1.) 9 things you'd rather be doing today.
2.) A blog post inspired by the words: growing pains
3.) Something new.
4.) Kids say the darndest things...
5.) Talk about a time you took a chance.
For me #1 is the way to go.
Nine things, eight of those things, would and could and should be, I'd rather be reading at the beach. I'd love to just pack a picnic and a book, a jug of ice tea, some cucumber sandwiches and a comfy beach chair.
I never did this with my kids, the beach thing anyway. Our beaches are so polluted that was not an option, and the ones that are less so, require a long road trip. I'm sorry I never did that. And now they are men, who wants to go to the beach with your mom.
I think there might be nothing more relaxing than sitting in the sunshine with a good book. Not worrying about cleaning the house, or pulling weeds or doing laundry, or painting the house, or anything. Now how likely is that, not likely at all. If I rip away for one day of "said" planned event, I'd be making potato salad, or packing sunblock, or shaving my legs, not the relaxing event planning I'd hope it to be. I don't sit, in a chair in the sunshine and read, I always buy a comfy chair in the event I do have a moment to do so. But, then I get out there and there are weeds, or windows to wash or pruning to do, SO I'd rather be reading at the beach.
The final thing I'd rather be doing today would be painting plein air . I haven't done this since early days in college. Grab your easel, and paints and go out and paint. Again, not likely to happen.