Category Archives: Writing

Mini Monday – Post 15 – One of the Chosen Ones

Hello, everyone!

Yes, I am one of the chosen ones!

My school district has a reading and writing expo. It’s pretty new. They showcase the student’s artwork and writings.

There is a Poetry Cafe and the students can read their poems aloud.

I WAS PICKED TO READ MY POEM DURING THE POETRY CAFE!!

That’s right! I get to share my poem with lots of people!

My poem is a tribute poem to Carrie Fisher. Princess Leia is one of my favorite superheroes.

My Mom will do a post later this week that will include my poem. I asked her not to share it with anyone until after the expo.

Well, that’s all I have to say. As my Mom always says, “YAY ME!”

See you next time!

~Mini

Three Questions Thursday 8.18.16

Three Questions Thursday 8.18.16 - Tina B's World

Here is a little looksie at three random questions I was asked in the past week and my responses to them…

I really should keep better track of questions asked so I don’t have to go back into all my social media and texts from now on!

1. Do you keep a journal or diary?

Three Questions Thursday 8.18.16 - Tina B's World

I used to. Many times over the course of my life, I kept a journal. I’d write things down. Random thoughts. Sometimes a good writing exercise would pop into my head and I would write it down. Other times, I wrote out things I was angry at.

As a kid, my parents read my journal. As an adult, my roommates did. When I moved in with my then-boyfriend, now-husband, I couldn’t trust him not to read it after all the other time I had been burned. My blogs are the closest thing to a journal I keep now.

2. What age do you consider “old”?

Three Questions Thursday 8.18.16 - Tina B's World

I think “old” is a state of mind and it also varies from person to person.

When I was younger, I thought people who were in their 60s were old. Now that my parents are all in their 60s, it doesn’t seem so old anymore. Nanny passed right after she turned 93. Yes, i agree that is old… but Nan never really seemed “old” to me until she was near the end.

I’ve met people in their 70s and 80s that I think are old. It’s true what they say “You’re only as old as you feel”.

3. What made you smile in the past week?

Three Questions Thursday 8.18.16 - Tina B's World

Mini’s softball awards were last week. She won the Sportsmanship trophy. She was shocked and confused when she won. Throughout the season, Mini has been helping the younger girls on her team.

She gave one a lesson in hitting.

She high-fived girls who made good plays, even if they weren’t on her “team” when they played (she was in an instructional league with one big team and they’d be split in half to play an actual game).

She cheered for everyone.

After I explained this all to her, she just said “Oh. Are you sure I deserve it? Other people cheered too.” THAT is why she won it. Her humbleness is one of her best traits.

Well, that’s mine.

Have YOU been asked any interesting Q’s lately?

The Crazy Moms Club – An Introduction

I have decided to start “Fiction Friday” posts. Here is an introduction as to what I will be doing in these posts..

Some of you reading this are moms.

Others of you know moms.

I’ve known moms all my life (besides my own) and I have seen some crazy stuff. I’ve come into contact with a lot of moms since my Mini started school a few years ago. When I relay stories to my friends, the ones without kids can’t believe their ears, but the ones with kids just sigh and shake their heads.

They know. They understand.

I started to jot down conversations and situations.

Some of my stories in this series actually happened. Others are fictional accounts based on the personalities of women I’ve come in contact with. If you recognize yourself in any of these posts, laugh. These are meant to be funny.

Being that I have known so many people, I decided not to base any character on a specific person. You have no idea the amount of crazy I have encountered. Some people are just plain nuts.

Consider this introduction and the stories ahead a peek into the ridiculousness of what I’ve seen. The first post will be posted next Friday, so be on the lookout for it.. ENJOY!

Get Around the Writer’s Block

NaBloPoMo would like to know if I’ve ever had extended writer’s block, what I did about it and if I have any tips.

I get writer’s block all the time. I have a dozen posts in my head, but I just can’t seem to get them into writing. My idea list is a mile long, but as you can see (with the exception of this challenge), I don’t post much.

It sometimes has to do with the fact that I’m still deciding which direction I want to take my blog in. There are so many subjects to write about. It’s kind of hard picking just one or a few.

The other thing is time. With all my other responsibilities, there just isn’t as much time in my day as there used to be.

My biggest setback is my personal life. There is a lot going on, but the majority of it can’t really be put on here. There are certain things I am not ready to share.

In order to clear writer’s block, I know I need to step away from the task at hand. I buy a notebook and write something. Anything. Maybe a funny or inspirational quote. Jot down a joke or a funny story from the past. Write about something I’ve shared already. It’s amazing what a little new perspective can do.

Just. Write.

How do you beat writer’s block?