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Friday, August 16, 2013
August 16th Challenge
it’s Christina –
enough, our last day of vacation looks like it is going to be a total wash-out.
It’s grey, misty, windy and chilly. In general – YUCKY. What a downer. If you
have a good last day for vacation, you leave with a good feeling. However, when
you have a day like this, you remember things like your almost twelve hour
drive to get here, the traffic, the water only really being nice one day, the
problems with the house, etc.
last time we came to the Outer Banks, I said I wouldn’t do it again. I should
have stuck with what I said. I should have sucked it up, drove the extra two
hours, and went to Myrtle Beach where we have always had fantastic vacations.
It stings even more knowing this will probably be the last vacation we will be
able to take for a few years because money is tight, so I really had my heart
set on it being great.
girls had said they wanted to go see the new Percy Jackson movie, so I guess,
after we get the packing finished, they will get their chance. I may or may not
go. When we got here, the house was really dirty and it set the tone for the
week. I don’t want the next people’s vacation to start off on such a sour note,
so I think I will take some extra care cleaning up the place, and the best time
to do it would be when no one else was here.
our long drive home tomorrow, we are going to have several jam-packed days
ahead of us. Sunday the girls are going to Dorney Park with their aunt, and my
husband and I are going to a brunch in celebration of what would have been my
grandmother’s 100th Birthday. Sunday night we are going to dinner at
my sister-in-law’s. Monday we have the eye doctor’s and various other running
around to get all the last minute things for my daughter. Tuesday we need to
get her packed up and clean the house for the party. Wednesday’s the party and
then we leave on Thursday for Vermont. I guess being so busy is a good thing. I
don’t have time to dwell on my daughter leaving. Maybe that’s why my son gave
us virtually no warning as to his move date, so I wouldn’t have days or weeks
to get sad over him leaving.
a reminder, there will be no writing challenge Saturday since I will be driving
home all day. So, you have until Sunday to work on today’s challenge.
you have a wonderful day and happy writing!
Your Last Challenge was:
beautiful as it looks, it is really a sad sight. The hanging of the life
preserver on the back of the “Thanks for visiting us. Come back soon.” sign on
the day after Labor Day, is a custom in the town. A signal to all that the
summer has come to an end. The lifeguards have gone home, it is time for us to
go home too; back to school, back to work. Before long the days will become
shorter and the air will become chillier. Soon we will be caught up in holiday
preparations and, before we know it, another year will come to an end. Hot lazy
days will merely be a faded memory. But, if by chance, during the cold dark
months you happen to drive past, the life preserver on the back of the sign
will still be there; a testament that the joy of summer will come again.
short today. I knew what I wanted to say, but the words wouldn’t flow. I guess
my mood is matching the weather, and it’s hard to write when you’re feeling
blah. I need to figure out a way to fix that, figure out a way to make rainy
days ideal writing days. Think about it, it’s logical. Why should I stay cooped
up inside writing on beautiful days? Whatever, I know it’s not going to happen.
I’m wired weird. Logic plays absolutely no part in the equation of me.
Next Challenge is:
You’re stuck in the house on a rainy day.
You have 10 minutes (be honest). There is no right or wrong,
just write. Spelling and punctuation don’t count and NO ONE is allowed to
criticize what someone else has written. Go.