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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I Remember

This is my second attempt at a writing exercise for Ink paper pen. I am not sure how well I write but so far I have enjoyed the thoughts these exercises are provoking.

Write On Wednesdays Exercise 3 - I remember: Write "I remember" a the top of your page. Set a timer for 5 minutes. Use "I remember" as your prompt and write down the first words that come into your head for 5 minutes. Stop when the buzzer rings! Do this exercise over and over if you wish. I will try to do it every morning this week. I'll let you know how I go...I am hoping that the thought of having to tell you all about my progress will be the motivation I need to keep at it!

I remember the fun we used to have the support you gave and the unconditional love
I remember the day you said its time to lead your own life.
I remember the wrestles we had on the couch that made my sister and I scream until it seemed we had no breath left to breath.
I remember you coaching us from the side lines at our netball games, encouraging us to be the best we could be.
I remember your quiet times when you would sit and listen, absorbing all that was around you and contribute only when you felt it was necessary.
I remember your laugh and how animated you were when you were telling stories of times gone by.
I remember your smile and the twinkle in your eyes.
I remember the frail man you have become and realising you are not the man you used to be,your body has changed but deep down I am sure your spirit has not altered.
I remember saying goodbye.

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Monday, June 13, 2011

To watch and listen

The scene is set in my kitchen with my two children making something for tea.It is one of those nights when I can't be bothered cooking, so anything goes. I sit quietly in the corner watching and listening to them both, it all makes sense when you are viewing the activity set out before you but to now to have only the dialog has really made me realise how to view life in its entirety and not in parts gives you a clearer view.

Um! Shea, you are allowed your purple one.
I am saving mine for desert.
Feel hungry.
Mum can I have jelly now
Can I have my jelly now?
Is that what your actually meant to do?
Looks like didn't actually do it
Actually you know, pause
It's hard
Sucking noises emanate resulting from sucking jelly from plastic fruit shaped containers.
Oh! it's so hard, that my head nearly came off.
Mum can I have some lemonade?
There you go.
Hey!Brock I am not going to give you as much because yours is wider
Arh! huh!
There you go Brock.
Oh! excuse me, cuse me (giggle)
You OK mum?
She is tired, aren't you Mummy?
Not hungry.
Have something to eat then.
I said I wasn't hungry
Yes basically
Do want to come and watch telly with me?
Will you be OK up here mum?

This post is part of an online writing group over at Ink Paper Pen, go over and check out some of the wonderful posts involved in the challenges for Writing on Wednesday's


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Master B's latest accomplishment

This is the latest efforts from my little man, He finds writing very difficult due to having dyslexia so as I have mentioned before we celebrate anything that he is willing to write and this is no exception.
So proud of his efforts.

I go to bed then I go to sleep.
In my sleep I have an awsome dream which was a war dream.
Then I saw a tank firing at me but then my tank shot the other tank,then I saw a jet pack, I put the jet pack on my back, then flew off to the top of the hill, then my tank followed me up the hill.
I flew down and took of my jet pack and started to make a bunker with rocks. Then I saw some more tanks then I noticed they were bad tanks.
One tank got upgraded with two cannons. The bad tank shot me but lucky I had my helmet on.
The helmet broke and I died in my dream, I woke up very distresssed, heavy breathing but I realised it was just a dream.
Then end

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Day in the Park

A day in the park was just what the doctor ordered. And there could be no better park to revisit than the Melbourne Botanical Gardens with my Aunties and my kids.

The autum leaves were out and had fallen graciously for my kids to enjoy throwing up in the air and to see where they would land.

The rain held off to give us a beautifull winters day with sunshine and not too much wind to make it unpleasant.

The swans came to visit and see what we had to offer.

And many photo opportunities arose so I had the chance to partake in an activity that I really enjoy when I have the time.

I cant think of too many othere ways I would like to spend my time.