Friday, April 01, 2011

Five Minute Friday: A Few of My Favorite Things

I call this writing on the fly. I never know what is going to come out of my brain and onto this page.  So...if you are wondering what goes on in my mind, or what it is like to talk to me, this is probably pretty close.  There is no time for me to make my writing poetic because, well, as much as I love that kind of writing, it's not me.  So please enjoy my 5minutes of letting it fly and leave a comment, then check out the the writers at Lisa-Jo's beautiful blog, The Gypsy Mama

A Few of My Favorite Things


You know how much I would love to be profound about my favorite things right now?  I would very much like to write something that will bring tears to your eyes.  I'm writing on the fly, so there are no guarantees that I will be able to think of anything so wonderful.  But that doesn't mean it isn't there. So if you read my favorite things and think, "Man, this girl is missing the big picture", have mercy.

Coffee.  Right now coffee is one of my favorite things.  I get up early to exercise and my brain wants me to stay in bed,s o coffee helps me wake up and motivate myself to get downstairs and sweat.  It is also waking up  my brain enough to spend 5 minutes that I don't have writing this post.

Exercise.  I really enjoy my exercise.  Maybe not so muuch when I'm waking up at 5:30 to do it, but I love feeling strong and powerful in my body and there is only one way to get it.

Friends.  I don't have much time to spend with my friends, but boy do I love the time I get.  I'm one of those people who recharges around others and enjoys conversations.  I really love hanging out with my friends. I wish we had more time to spend together.  It is so good for my spirit.

My family.  Did you wonder if I was going to get there?  I do so love my family even though it seems I am too busy working to appreciate them.  Why is that?  It's stupid that I get so busy cleaning and organizing and fighting battles that I miss the opportunities to appreciate the wonderful people they are.  My children are so funny and my husband is such a good man. I must pay closer attention and show them they are my favorites.


Ok, truth be known, I think I wrote for 7 minutes. But I couldn't stop right in the middle of my family.  How terrible would that be?  "My kids are my fav- nevermind. I'll get ya next time!"  Ha! That goes to show you right there. My favorite things are written in reverse order. 

Swing by The Gypsy Mama and write on the fly with me!  


  1. Hi Mary,
    Popping over from Gypsymama and have to agree with your list - especially coffee! However, it still doesn't make me want to exercise!!! :)

  2. YaY another coffee gal :) Beautiful list!

  3. Gotta love the coffee! Seriously, I can't think straight without some kind of caffeine. Oh, and great list! Kind of glad you went the extra 2 minutes. :)

  4. Oh yes! I'm here for the coffee! and the other things are favs too.


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