Monday, 22 April 2013

Tuesday: SOLC - 23.4.13

Writing a slice of my life today.
In my part of the world it is school holidays.  I've taken up a few challenges to do while I'm taking a restful break from the day to day life of teaching.  I'm actually exhausted.  Hubby and I went away this weekend and celebrated our grandson's 3rd birthday.  I had the most glorious time.  Relaxing with my family brings about a time of refreshing and soaking in their presence.  I actually did a bit of retail therapy as well: I bought myself the cutest dark pink warm jacket, 2 pairs of jeans, leopard print cardigan, peplum top, one pair of black boots, black shoes, and a scarf.  Most of the items I got were on sale.  My favourite time to shop is when their are loads of sales on.  Glorious!  

I want to savour every moment of my school holidays so I've decided to take up 4 different types of challenges.  30 days of spiritual energising.  30 days of house cleaning.  30 days of photo challenges.  30 days of fitness (4 minutes a day).  The trick is I will probably double up or triple up the challenges.  One of my challenges is to write how I became a Christian so I decided to write down some random thoughts about how I became a Christian then I combined the photo challenge with the Christian challenge as well.  The photograph is a picture of a grapevine in my backyard.  The grapevine as significant meaning for me as a Christian so I thought went well with the photo challenge.  I nearly did myself in today went I did a 4 minute workout.  I have really let my fitness go and was huffing and puffing like the big bad woof.  The only thing that blew over, was me as I was bent over, with my hands on my knees, gasping for breath.  I'm not sure if I can keep up all the challenges but I have thoroughly enjoyed my day of house cleaning (blah), exercising (not), photo and Christian challenge combined.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Tuesday: SOLC - 16.4.13

Tuesday's 6 word memoir

Smash journaling artistically
Created ideas treasured

Lately, I have been inspired to give smash journalling ago.  My creative ideas consist of using whatever I have on hand.  I like the idea of smash journalling because it's an inexpensive way to create ideas that have spoken to me on any particular day.  My creative ideas are in their beginning stages and I'm taking baby steps.  I like the idea of writing down my ideas then allowing my creativeness to flow.  I was inspired by people on youtube and there are some truly inspirational artist.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Tuesday: SOLC - 9.4.13

This six word memoir is about the need to write reports but I just don’t know where to start.
Procrastination is wasting away my time!

Today our staff member lost her mother.  Her mother was an influential teacher in our community
Death brings, about times of reflection.

We gathered today in unity to support our colleague. Small communities come together in crisis.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Tuesday: SOLC - 2.4.13

Writing a slice of my life...6 word memoirs 

I've been watching/reading 6 word memoirs on youtube and I was kind of inspired to have a go and play with memoirs myself.  The first one I wrote was about the loss of my native language.  The next one is about a situation that I'm coming to grips with.  Today I went to the doctors to get my prescription for my asthma and while I was there the doctor suggested I should get the flu jab.  I really hate needles and I really wanted to say, "Help, no way!"  But he convinced me when he told me that he just had his, stab in the arm, because of all the patients he treats.  I relented.  

TeReo language, lost
Sadness, regret, colonialism

Despicable, conniving, succubus
Trust God’s grace

Flu inoculation stabbed
nausea pain pathetic