I’m very excited again this week to join a talented group of women bloggers in an online, unedited flash mob free write. This week, the word-prompt given to us by our fearless leader Kate Motaung (whose wonderful blog can be found at katemotaung.com) is “turn”. My timer is set for 5 minutes; ready, set,

Still-hot, just-cool-enough-to-eat chocolate pudding.

John Wayne.

Quiet mornings on the deck with a cup of hot tea & two Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies, my journal, and a favorite pen.

The feel of silky soft yarn and the smoothness with which it slides on and off my Addi knitting needles.

Cardinals. Both the St. Louis (baseball) variety and those God created on the 5th day.

Spring. Crisp, cool mornings that usher in days filled with sunshine, light breezes, and temperatures that allow the heavy coats of wintertime to be packed away once again.

{Psst! Hey, Fall. Don’t tell Spring, but if it weren’t for the fact that you signal that Winter is just around the corner, ou’d be my favorite.}

“Go Rest High on That Mountain”.

Rock n Roller Coaster on a hot summer day.

Sipping a Route 44 Strawberry Limeade while watching the local wooden-bat team play on a midwestern Summer evening.

A book. Any book. Well, as long as it isn’t science fiction, doesn’t have vampires or un-dead characters, or doesn’t revolve around kids killing other kids in order to survive in some post-apocalyptic civilization. Or involve more than 49 shades of gray.

Mama Mia — the stage production, the movie, the soundtrack. It doesn’t matter which version it is. Cranking up the volume and dancing & singing along to the CD.

The old Disney movies from back when there were dogs and little boys or optimistic orphan nieces.

Walking along the beach or simply sitting on the beach. Hands down . . . the beach.

Going barefooted for days on end.

Sunday church services that include an infant baptism.

So many more favorites to share but none, not even when all put together, come close to time spent with my son and daughter.


“Maria” does a lovely job here . . . enjoy!