Saturday, February 2, 2013

Just Write

Happy Groundhog Day, friends!  Apparently, Punxsutawney Phil has predicted that my 3 degree mornings won't last much longer.

Love this movie.  If you have seen it once, you have seen it a dozen times.

I am blaming our family's disgusting illness that has left us all sneezing and wheezing and blowing our noses for the past week on my lack of updates.  Sometimes I know it is better to just write - to see what comes and let a story or feeling just happen.  Nothing amazing or especially funny has to happen to sit down and write, right?  I guess you as the reader hope I don't just start writing tangentially until we got to some random gif or picture.  You know, the kind of post where I start of writing about my kids and it concludes with a picture of Joey McIntyre.  

My childhood crush. xoxo
But that is what typically happens when I write without a plan or a point or a story or a photo to inspire me.  But on weeks where my nose is raw from tissues and my patience is thin because sleep is for sissies, I guess it is better to just write and enjoy the outlet for what it simply is.

My friend Karen over at And Then We Laughed is doing a February challenge where she has promised to grace us with her writing prowess every single day of this short month.  I find that crazy.  I swear, if I tried to write every day for a month you would be getting installments about dust bunnies and strange dreams where I wake up in a John Cusack movie.

I am pretty excited about this month.  I am praying that it starts to warm up in this icebox that I have come to know (3 degrees in the morning almost all week.  3 DEGREES!!!!).  On Monday I start a photography class with Clickin Moms.  I am psyched to figure out how to shoot in manual mode on my camera.  On Tuesday, my new gym is starting a new morning Zumba schedule that makes my little dancing heart happy. In two weeks I'm San Diego bound for the long weekend to see some of my besties, thaw out, and meet a special new baby.  I am lucky to be surrounded by sweet new friends in Fort Leavenworth who are all very open, generous, and love wine just as much as I do.  I will tip my hat to Army wives (the real life version, not the TV show) and say that I have felt very welcomed and completely regret every ounce of worry that I had about living on Post surrounded by other military spouses.  Even after 10 years as a military spouse I know that I am still learning about this crazy sociological experiment that we live in.


Karen said...

1. Jordan Knight was my NKOTB jam. I loved the braided rat tail (hides in shame).

2. The photography class sounds awesome.

3. Yay for gyms and San Diego vacations.

4. Army wives know how to bring the hospitality.

5. Yes, I am crazy. :)

Jill said...

Thank you for organizing your response into a 1-5 format. My brain can't handle much more :).

Angie said...

I loved Joey McIntyre as a kid. I still have a thing for curly hair. :)

The midwest is fickle. You will start to have warm weather, and then boom! You will get 8 inches of snow the next day. Don't worry, by April it tends to stay warm.

Lori J said...

You'll love the CM class! I assume you're taking Lynne's class? She's fabulous!! Can't wait to see some shots after your class. =)

Hi, I'm Jill!

Hi, I'm Jill!
Extrovert. Mom of two. Wife of a cute Naval Aviator. Lover of wine. When I'm not chasing my two kids around town you will find me writing, taking too many photos, and researching the ten future areas the Navy could potentially (but probably won't) PCS us. We are fish out of water, landlocked at 7,000 feet. For now.

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