Daily Prompt: Let’s Go Crazy

Daily Prompt: Let’s Go Crazy.

I am racking my brain to think of something truly crazy I have done, and I can’t think of anything. I am not really a “Let’s go crazy!” type of person. I am way too much of an introvert and Type A for that. (Now around family I have been known to be a little crazier, but only in a karaoke, Wii Smurf Dance kind of way.)

This blog is somewhat of me being crazy. I have dreamed since I was little of being a writer, maybe one day writing a book. I have written some, but mostly news/feature type stories. So this blog is a move out of my comfort zone for me. The minute I hit that publish button my heart pounds slightly because I am putting my own personal thoughts out there for all to read. But I am doing it anyway.

If I had to pick a crazy dream, it would be to travel all over the world. I would love to homeschool the kids and just travel. My dream is to go and experience life in different places. Of course this dream involves have the funds to accomplish worldwide travel and have none of the daily drudgery that comes with real life.

I want to go out West and experience life on a ranch. I want to visit Europe and tour places where history was made. I want to see Australia. I have always been fascinated with that country. Life there seems so unique. I want to go to Israel, to walk where heroes of the Bible walked. To be in the places Jesus was when he was on the earth.

One day maybe we will go and live the dream. For now I will keep writing and just try sometimes to do something that my usual self might not do, but my crazy dream self would.

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Daily Prompt: Back on the Chain Gang

Daily Prompt: Back on the Chain Gang.

Where to find the time?

I am not a fan of cleaning. I am a fan of a clean house, but I am just not thrilled about what is required to get there. The main problem is maintaining it; cleaning is NEVER done! I think that is what bothers me the most. I will clean and clean and be so proud at my sparkly, shiny kitchen and what seems like two seconds later, messy again! I know a family of five is going to make a mess, but a day or two of a clean house would be nice. I would also say the majority of the five people who live here aren’t as concerned with cleanliness as I am.

So last weekend our house was clean. Every room! I was all excited, it will be so easy to keep the house clean during our busy week, now that we are starting with a clean slate. Well . . . here I sit at a dining room table that needs to be cleaned off, dishes in the sink, and laundry that needs to be done.

I guess I just need to learn to let it go. The house will probably not be perfect while the kids are young. (Maybe not even after that.) There are more important things in life than a perfect house. But I do need to go do laundry, because clean underwear is pretty important.

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