Sunday, February 26, 2012

5 Minutes...Ready, Set, Go

This 5 minute Stream of Consciousness was inspired by my insignificant thoughts first thing Sunday morning, between cups one and two, and after reading the Big Paper. Also, I read Kenya's entry every week so I thought I would give it a try. "What is the season of my life at this moment?" 
Timer set and GO...

What do I love about Sunday mornings as an empty nester? The Quiet! Today is bright and sunny and cold. The paper is read…on cup numero dos of my java. There are a million things on my list of things to do today. Usually, I can get away with most Sunday's, or any day really, without much that HAS to be done and I can do the minimum. That's right...I have no kids left at home which sometimes gets me choked up a bit. Not today though.

Two bickering dogs break my quiet moment. Take it somewhere else so I can think. My loving partner enters, fresh from sleeping in way too long, IMO. What are we going to do today? My answer is “What are YOU going to do today?” I have my own list to accomplish.  I’m going to be with you for an extended amount of time. Maybe we should head in different directions today. Hate when I’m snippy because I really don’t mean to be. Sometimes happens when I have a lot on my mind.

I’m lucky to be writing this to-do list. I’m lucky to have woken up…period, but too early! I’m lucky to be able to stay in my jammies all morning. I’m lucky that in two days I will be away from the cold and wind of Chicago for 2.5 weeks. I’m an official snowbird flying away to the warmth. Afraid not! Just a long awaited vacation.

How will I do with my darling hubby for 2.5 weeks? Will we annoy each other….

End of time.

So what I just discovered is I need quite a bit of work with this “Stream of Consciousness” thing.

You’d think I’d have more important things swirling around up there. Nope!
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.
               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.
Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.


  1. Great post! I've never been able to sleep in and give an evil look to those who sleep past 9. I bet you'll have a great and fun vacation.

    1. Hi Elyse,
      Thanks for coming by. I have gotten up at 6:30 or before for so many years that 6:47am today almost felt like sleeping in. I'm sure 8:45 was awesome for my hubby ;-)

      I'm so excited to get out of dodge and it will be a blast as soon as I pack.

  2. I thought it was great. The first one is the trial run! And I hate it when my husband asks me what I am going to do today. Something about it just deserves a snippy or in my case a sarcastic response.

    1. That question might just be a pet peeve...

      This is the perfect thing to do on a Sunday so I'm glad I found it through you. I'm hoping to get better and that it wil just pour out.

  3. Everyday moments, I believe, are the best stuff to write within. I just finished with a post I wrote while blocked this past Saturday night. It is probably more authentic Stream of Consciousness than my SOCSunday post this week. I hope you'll write again. Some nice vacation SOCwriting, perhaps?

    1. Thanks, Julie. I was just thinking that SOCwriting will be ideal for vacation...particularly on a lazy afternoon. I'll have an iPad and they don't cooperate well with Word Processing functions so streaming it is!

      The format is really fun so I will do it again!

  4. Your thoughts are what is important and the fact that you stayed with your same thoughts the entire 5 minutes is what I'd call a success!

    I need my quiet time. I'm just really starting to learn that about myself. And I get how you must be when a lot is on your mind because, well, me too.

    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Fadra.

      My thoughts are sometimes jumbled but if I've had my coffee, they flow a bit better.