Daily Prompt: In a Crisis

Honestly evaluate the way you respond to crisis situations. Are you happy with the way you react?



When I was younger my reaction to a crisis situation was to panic. But now I’m the grown up. Or I’m supposed to be at any rate. My kids take their cues on how to react from me. If I panic then I’m left to deal with two totally freaked out 4 year olds. Not a good thing at all. Actually as I’ve gotten older I’ve mellowed and usually react quite calmly in a crisis.

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Wordless Wednesday – Wasn’t me!

Wasn't me!

Mommy someone ate all your chocolate. It must have been Kayleigh cause it wasn’t me!  See all the other wonderful Wordless Wednesday post at

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Daily Prompt: Toot Your Horn

Most of us are excellent at being self-deprecating, and are not so good at the opposite. Tell us your favorite thing about yourself.

Ask me to list my faults or what I don’t like about myself and I will quickly whip out a very long list for you. But ask what my favorite thing about myself is and I will stare blankly at the screen.

I think one of my greatest qualities is determination. Grit. Sheer pigheadedness. That’s right I can be downright stubborn and I think it’s a great quality.

Tell me I can’t do something and I will dig in and prove you wrong. I will work twice as long and hard just so that I can come back at some point and say “See told you I could do it.”

That determination is what got me through a rough childhood and 20 years of an abusive relationship. And here I am now. Happy. Married to the love of my life. Living proof that determination can turn your whole world around.

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Daily Prompt: Polite Company

“It’s never a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don’t really know.” Agree or disagree?

Disagree.  Every person has their own viewpoints on religion and politics. I personally find it fascinating to hear what someone else believes.

“It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are 20 gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.”
Thomas Jefferson

“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.”
John F. Kennedy

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Daily Prompt: Clean Slate

Explore the room you’re in as if you’re seeing it for the first time. Pretend you know nothing. What do you see? Who is the person who lives there?

At first glance you would find the room is not very revealing. The two computer desks tucked into the corner are for the most part bare. Obviously the occupants of the room are minimalists and not fans of clutter.

It’s going to require a little more deep sleuthing to discover more about these people.

On the walls are a few very nice black and white photos of trees and a few nice art prints. A closer look at the desks reveal a few more personal items. A stack of old family photos waiting to be scanned. A few nice pens and a journal tucked almost out of sight. A peak at the computer screens reveal an odd mixture of programs. Family Tree Maker, Photoshop, Guild Wars 2.

Half hidden under the couch is a hot wheels car. There is an episode of Barney playing on the tv. And in the rocking chair a baby doll. Obviously there are small children in the house. Either that or the owners of the house are going through their second childhood.

There is a small stack of DVDs over by the tv. A quick glance reveals a mixture of comedy, adventure and sci fi movies. Ahh and a larger stack of books by the couch. Someone in the house is a reader with very eclectic tastes.

This is obviously the home of a family who do not like clutter but do like comfort and nice artwork. They much prefer reading over watching the television. But don’t mind an occasional movie night. They enjoy their family history and love spending as much time as possible with their children. Just your normal everyday family.

One for hubby and one for me. Right out in the living room so we are always available to our kids.

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Daily Prompt: Take Two

Run outside. Take a picture of the first thing you see. Run inside. Take a picture of the second thing you see. Write about the connection between these two random objects, people, or scenes.


Boring shot of the front yard.

Run outside? Seriously? Good thing I am dedicated to this post every day. It’s South Dakota in the winter. Freezing. 9 degrees this morning. Okay I’m done whining about the cold.

Back inside to the blessed warmth. Ahhh that’s ever so much nicer. And a picture of the second thing I see..

Mystery Machine

So easy to make a connection between the two random photos. The two little people in the house are counting down the days to warmer weather. Desperately looking forward to being able to play outside in the sunshine. Run barefoot in the grass.

Today Spring seems so very far away.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

Let Your Light Shine

Let Your Light Shine

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