Sunday, March 27, 2011

Stream of Consciousness Sunday

The Rules as told by FadraThis 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 only.
  • 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.
  • Link up your post below.
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.
I've decided to finally join in on Fadra's stream of consciousness Sunday. A 5 minute open writing exercise similar to verbal vomiting but only in writing form.

I remember doing this is my creative writing class in high school. I would spend half my time doodling.

And here I am again. My youngest calling my name over and over again just to come look at his finger. That's my life, a serious of distractions that are too interesting to pass up. Of course I want to look at his finger. Goodness knows it's only an excuse to call my attention but who cares.

And I sit at this computer blabbing away while surrounded by far too much to do. An exciting/disastrous ladies night on Friday put me out on Saturday. The kiddos fever on the same day gave me the perfect excuse for dumping my responsibilities and just laying around with him.

This weekend has been just that, a realization of the imporantance of being there for one another. Talking to friends, giving attention to family, and seeing where each other are at.

We can get so caught up in our own lives that we don't even see what's happening to the people around us. We have no clue that there's something behind someone's smile.

But it all turns out ok, one way or another. For now, I'm going to try to clean up our daily messes that have accumulated over the past couple of days. That and get together my friend's clothes as ladies night turned into a fashion show. Let the world's strength be with me as I return everything. She has far more style than I do and I would so love all this stuff just to disappear into my closet! 


  1. It's sad that it takes our kids getting sick to make us slow down sometimes.

    Hopefully you can sneak a few of those clothes in to your closet. :)

  2. Good job momma for taking care of the kiddo instead of worrying about housework. Sometimes we just need to slow down and enjoy the day, instead of focusing on all the other stuff. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. Ah, see, my problem is the opposite. I have the unique ability to tune out everyone when I'm on my computer. Doesn't that make me a bad wife and mother? Yes, sometimes it does. But I love lazy days too.

  4. I have the exact same problem. I can't tune things out. Smells, noises, and yelling bother me. I love the line, "We can get so caught up in our own lives that we don't even see what's happening to the people around us. We have no clue that there's something behind someone's smile." So true. It's sad really.

  5. It depends on the day, I flipflop. Some days the house could be falling down around me and I'd be lost in my cup of tea and computer screen. Other days, I can't get my bearings if the wind blows. Of course, my head is a weird place to be sooooo....

  6. My husband comments on how easily I can get sucked into a book and tune out everything around me... maybe it's hyperfocus, maybe I just need a break.

  7. I can't ever tune things out, either. My husband has this as his superpower and I get so angry at him for it! Truth be told, I'm jealous.

  8. It's so hard to fight through the distractions to focus! At work, I'm up and out of my chair every 5 - 10 minutes. I realized that my best times to focus are between 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM and 8:45 PM - 9:35 PM. LOL! Not a lot of time, but sometimes I feel like I get more done during those times than I do my whole day!

  9. My Husband also has super focus. I've almost taken to throwing things but then I'd have to clean up the mess ;)