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Friday, June 17, 2011

Five Minute Friday x 2

One of the best things about this blog is that I can do whatever I want. I can post twice in one day (what IS up with that? oh wait, it probably has something to do with my awesome new computer!), I can post tons of pictures or no pictures at all, I can even type in all letters of the rainbow.
And so tonight I am linking up with Gypsy Mama and I'm writing two posts - "Home" and "Backwards" the prompts from this week and last week. The rules are simple: write for 5 minutes without editing or over thinking. 


Home {start 12:20am}
Home is a fairly fluid concept for me right now. I say I am going home when I leave work to go to the apartment that I share with my husband and our dog; my projects sit in piles in the "office" and I explore the park nearby with Loki. I say that I am going home when we drive across the state of WI to the city where my husband was born and where I spent four years of my adult life; we stay up late playing games and eat at my favorite restaurant with some of my favorite friends. I say I am going home when we drive a little longer and go to my parents house; I help my mom in the kitchen and we play games around the table that I ate dinner for decades. 
All of these place are home ... and yet none of them really are. 
John 14:2&3 -- In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I got and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may also be. 
{stop: 12:26am}

Backwards {start 12:27am}
I work twelve hour night shifts, three nights a week on a unit with far too few patients for my liking. I often feel that I live a little backwards. I try to stay awake play Banana grams work when everyone else is sleeping and I crawl into bed around the time that most people are having their morning coffee. Even days/nights that I don't work, my life is a little messed up ... you see, after doing night shifts for awhile you figure out what you have to do to stay awake for the whole thing and for me that involved staying up really late the night before and sleeping in. And so, I snuggle with my husband, kiss him goodnight and (my favorite recent activity) sit down at my sewing machine, play a good playlist on my ipod and work on one of the numerous projects that I have decided to do this summer. Sometimes I blog and eat some Trader Joe cinnamon-ized almonds and Loki wakes up and comes out to see if he can get some. I tell ya, that dog could be in a dead sleep and when I close the refrigerator door, he is standing there expectantly. And then, when the almonds are gone, Loki sits there and looks at me until I go with him to our bedroom and invite him up onto the bed where Christopher is sleeping. (I'm not sure what happened to the girl who didn't want the dog to sleep on the bed but at least he waits for permission.) 
And so, if you'll excuse me, I am almost done with a project and now I want some almonds!

{end 12: 32}







4 comments:

Caroline said...

As lovely as our earthly homes can be, nothing can compare to the everlasting home in the time to come, can it? Nice five minute posts!

Sabrina said...

Hi! Nice posts. I'm looking forward to heaven myself. I liked your "backwards" post too. Night shifts aren't for the faint of heart.

I've sometimes wanted to post twice on a Friday myself. Thanks for showing me that it's okay :)

Shari said...

What a great reminder of what home really is!

And you're right - it IS your blog. As a new blogger, I get so caught up in what I believe are expectations that I don't stop to remember that I can do whatever I'd like on my blog.

And I hear you on the night shift issue as well. When my pain is especially tough, I often pull all-nighters. They leave me feeling disoriented for days.

Mary said...

What a great thought - I missed last week too and it didn't even cross my mind to do TWO posts! Brilliant! And I enjoyed reading both!