8 Things For Bored Kids To Do

8 Things For Bored Kids To Do

 

When I saw that one of the prompts this week was to list eight things for bored kids to do, I knew I had to write about it because of things that my Grandma used to make me do if I ever said I was bored. To this day, I still never say I am bored to her because I have no doubt she would find something for me to do that I don’t want to do. Anyway here are eight things that your kids could do if they say they are bored.

  1. Have them go and clean something. This is what my Grandma would have me do if I ever told her I was bored. She usually made me go and dust which to this day I still hate doing and I am sure that is what her mom made her do if she said she was bored.
  2. Have them go and read a good book.

  3. Depending on the time of year they can go outside and play with friends or ride bikes.

  4. Give them a craft to work on that won’t cause a super big mess but will keep them entertained.

  5. Have them play a board game if the weather outside isn’t the best. This one would never have worked for my brother and me because to this day we still get into huge fights when we play board games together.

  6. Set up a small scavenger hunt for them to work on.

  7. Help them bake some cookies and take they to an elder neighbor.

  8. Go and explore somewhere you and the kids have never been before.

Those are 8 things that you could try and do with your children if they say they are bored. Even now as an adult I don’t say those words because I always get stuck doing something that I have no desire to do.

What is something that you would have your kids do when they say they are bored?

1. List 10 things you love about motherhood
2. A photo journal entry…show us what winter looks like in your town.
3. Book review!
4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: shocked.
5. Take a look at your archives, what were you blogging about in a previous year at this time? What has changed?
6. List 8 solutions for bored children.
7. Write about something funny a sibling said to you.

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20 Ideas To Make 2016 A Great Year

20 Ideas To Make 2016 A Great Year

This week I chose to write about number 2 which is: 20 Ideas To Make 2016 A Great Year.

  1. Make a list of YouTube videos that make you laugh.
  2. Pick a different quote each day to focus on for the day.
  3. Do something every day that will make you smile.
  4. Think of 3 things that you are grateful for each morning right when you get up.
  5. Try and focus on the good in your life and not on the negative stuff.
  6. Get a new pet to love.
  7. Spend times with your friends more often.
  8. Pick a good book to read once a month.
  9. Find a hobby that you love and try to do it once a week.
  10. Try and not be around the toxic people in your life.
  11. Watch a movie that you know will make you laugh.
  12. Try and find the good in every day.
  13. If you are unhappy with your job, then find a new one that you will enjoy.
  14. De-clutter your house and your spaces.
  15. Spend time in the real world more often and put down your digital devices. I do this because one the weekend comes the last thing I want to do is turn on my computer or mess around on my phone. I started this when my last laptop died, and I have to say that I have kept it up because it is a great feeling to be able to disconnect for a few days.
  16. Don’t watch or read as much news because we all know that watching/reading the news will either piss you off or make you depressed.
  17. Put a limit on how much time you spend on Facebook. Nothing good ever comes of spending your entire life on Facebook.
  18. Spend your money wisely and put money in savings.
  19. Take the money you have saved and go on a vacation even if you stay in the state you live in. Get a hotel room and just relax for the night.
  20. Go and get pampered because everyone needs to feel special some of the time.

Those are the 20 things that I was able to come up with.

What are you going to do to make this the best year yet?

Here are the prompts for this week in case you want to join in or if you are just looking for something to write about on your blog.  If you do join in make sure you click here and link up your post so I can check out what you chose.

1. The last time my heart melted was because…
2. A list of 20 ideas to make this your best year yet.
3. Write about how you would spend the perfect Snow Day.
4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: fight.
5. If you could have given yourself a snapshot five years ago of what your life is like now, what would the picture be of and how do you think you would have felt about it?
6. Share a favorite recipe you have been loving.

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New Years Eve-Writer’s Workshop

New Years Eve 2016

This week for the writer’s workshop I am going to write about number 3 which is: If the way you spent your New Year’s Eve is any indication of how the rest of the year will go, how would you say your future is looking right about now?

I can only hope that this year will be like my new years eve was because it was quiet and laid back which is something that never seemed to happen to me last year.  The past year has been nothing short of insane for me at work and in my personal life.  It has been super hard for me to relax because my work life has been so crazy.  I am hoping that because I now work for a different company that things will settle  down and I will be able to like my job.

I am hoping that because I now work for a different company that things will settle  down and I will be able to like my job.  It is getting because we now are basically functioning at 100% which is great because it has been a crazy couple of months.  The only stressful part is that I have no idea what I am going to be doing so that is always as stressful for me.  I hate change so for me not to know what I will be doing is giving me tons of anxiety.

So I hope that this year will be like my New Years Eve was because I don’t know how I will deal with it if turns out like 2015 did.

How about you???

 

These are the rest of the prompts for this week in case you want to pick one and write about it.

1. Share your 2016 New Year’s Resolution.
2. Did you pick a Word Of The Year for 2015? Share!
3. If the way you spent your New Year’s Eve is any indication of how the rest of the year will go, how would you say your future is looking right about now?
4. Share your top 12 Instagram photos from 2015.
5. Write a blog post inspired by the word: Changed

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Writers Workshop-Best or Worst Gift

Best Or Worst Gifts

This week I chose to write about number four which is: Best or worst gift you have received. When I saw this prompt I knew I wanted to write about it because one of the worst days in my life happened on Christmas and I don’t think I have ever written about it on my blog so I figured now is as good as any time to talk about it.

Now that being said this wasn’t a true gift because I couldn’t hold it or anything like that, but it did happen on Christmas day.  It was about 4 years ago since my now ex-husband thought it would be a great idea to send me a text message on Christmas day telling me that he wanted to get a divorce.  We did end up trying to figure things out after but it didn’t work because he could never understand why telling some that they want a divorce on Christmas was something that I could never forget.  I still have a heard time at Christmas because of what he did but every year I do my best to not let what he did bring me down.

What was your best or worst gift?

Here are all the prompts for this weeks writers workshop in case you want to pick one and write about it.

1. Write a blog post inspired by the last text exchange you responded to.
2. Share a favorite holiday inspired recipe!
3. Create a gift guide.
4. Best or worst gift you ever received.
5. Describe how you would celebrate the holidays if it was totally up to you and money was not a factor.
6. Write a blog post inspired by the word: frozen.

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Favorite Quote-Writers Workshop

Favorite Quote-1272015

This week for the writers workshop I am going to write about number one which is: Share a quote I love.

Strong

 

I have always loved this quote so I am sure that people who have been following my blog for years have seen it before, but I never miss an opportunity to use it.  If you are a lover of quotes like I am then you can click here and check out some of the other quotes I have posted over the years because I try and have a quote every Monday because I think it is a great way to start a new week.

Here are the rest of the prompts for this week in case you want to write about one and then link up here.

1. Share a quote you love.
2. Write a blog post inspired by the word: snowflake
3. Describe what Friday evenings are like at your house.
4. Best or worst gift you ever gave.
5. List the best places to see holiday lights.
6. How old were you when you stopped believing in Santa?
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Writer’s Workshop- 7 Things That Bring Me Comfort

7 Things That Bring Me Comfort

This week for the writers workshop I am going to write about number 3 which is 7 things that bring my comfort.  I liked this one because it isn’t something that I would ever think to write about and since my life at work is insanely busy right now I figured this is a post I could get written pretty quickly.  So let’s get on to the 7 things.

  1. The first thing that brings me comfort would have to be my two cats.
  2. The next thing that brings me comfort would have to be the stray cats that  I feed at work.
  3. I am thankful that the company that is taking over the build that I currently am working in is going to hire all of us come the first of next year so I don’t have to look for a job and figure out what to do about health insurance and what not.
  4. Good food always comforts me when I am sad and what not.
  5. Reading a good book always brings me comfort because it gets me out of my own head and I get to pretend I am someone else and doing fun things.
  6. I also get comfort from watching shows that I love on TV because chances are I have already watched them and I love re-watching them.
  7. The last thing that I do to bring my comfort is watching Youtube video’s because I  can always find funny video’s to watch.

Those are the 7 things I do to bring myself comfort.  What do you do to comfort yourself?

Here are all the prompts for this week if you want to join in and write about one of them.  If you do write about one you can click here and link up your post.

1. Share a fall-inspired drink recipe!
2. Write a poem, post or story where the last two words are ‘thought so’.
3. List 7 things that bring you comfort.
4. List 6 places on you would love to stay locally with your family.
5. Write a poem, post, or story inspired by the word: wet
6. Write a blog post inspired by the word: power
7. Create a December bucket list.

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So Very Thankful Tag

So Very Thankful Tag

Since it is Thanksgiving in the United States this week I wants to do the “So Very Thankful Tag” that is one of the prompts for this weeks Writers Workshop with Mama’s Losin’ It.   I haven’t written anything for the writers workshop in months and since for the first time in a long time I had a free day and figured that this was  great time to answer these questions.

  1. Name a color you are thankful for. Purple
    2. Something your spouse does that you are thankful for. I am not married so this doesn’t apply to me.
    3. Something your kids do that you are thankful for. Since I consider my cats my kids they are always doing something crazy that makes me laugh.
    4. A food you are thankful for. Potato chips
    5. What recent good news are you thankful for? That I don’t have any new or active lesions in my brain or spinal cord.
    6. Name a drink you are thankful for. Dr Pepper
    7. Name a restaurant you are thankful for. Any Mexican restaurant.
    8. Talk about an animal you are thankful for. My cats
    9. Name a beauty product you are thankful for.  Hair spray
    10. Name a cleaning product you are thankful for. Lysol wipes
    11. What social media platform are you thankful for? Facebook & Youtube
    12. Tell us why you are thankful for the last person who texted you.   They always make me laugh which I love.
    13. Name a candy you are thankful for. Gummy Bears
    14. Name an app on your phone that you are thankful for.  Youtube
    15. What are you looking forward to that you are thankful for? My birthday and Christmas

Those are all my answers to the questions.  If you answer the questions leave the link in the comments so I  can check out your answers.

What are you thankful for right now?

 

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Lots Of Thoughts

Lots Of Thoughts

I was going to write something for the writers workshop but instead of doing that I am just going to write some of the thoughts that I have had over the past little while so that I can get them out of my head.  I am sure they won’t make much sense but I will try to explain a bit about what and why I am thinking them.  Anyway I am just going to make a list of them so you can just skim them if you want to.

  • The main thing that has been on my mind for the past few months is how both of my parents can write off their own children & families.  I have seen that I can do the same thing but I don’t think I could do this to my daughter when she grows up and wants to meet me.  I will never truly understand how they can and how I can just turning feelings off for a person and never look back.  I do think of people again but not enough to make me seek them out.  I just keep on going on and while I kind of understand that with friends I have no idea how a parent can just stop caring about their child.
  • The next thing that has been on my mind is why people still lie because let me be honest like the quote I posted on Monday people can’t remember all lies they tell so they always get caught.   My dad told a few lies about me last year or the year before and since I found that out I have no need to have him in my life.  I am sure he will end up alone and sad because he just can’t seem to tell the truth and he hasn’t figured out that he always get caught when he lies.  There have been more lies told by him than I could ever list so now I just assume everything he says is a lie.
  • I have wondered if two people can be so connected that without having talk to each other for 3 plus years that you still know when they are struggling and when they need you or someone to lean on.

Those are the three things that I have been on my mind for that past few months and I hope now that I have written them down that maybe I can stop thinking about them as much.

What has been on your mind?

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Writers Workshop-Some Great Books

WW-A Few Great Books

I haven’t taken part in the writer’s workshop for a few months and when I saw prompt number 3 which is to share a book review I knew I wanted to share a few books that I have read in the past few weeks so that if you are looking for a great summer read you have a few ideas.  It was hard for me to pick just a few of the books so if you are looking for more ideas you can click here and it will take to you all the reviews I have done.

Those are just a list of some of the books that I have read in the past few months and have loved.  I wish I had more time to read books other than ones that are sent to me to review so that I could read some of the books written by some of my favorite authors.

What book are you loving now or who is your favorite author?

 

Here are rest of the prompts for this week if you want to take part in it.

1. List 7 things you’d rather be doing this summer.
2. Write a blog post inspired by the word: challenge.
3. Book review!
4.  How is Summer Vacation different for your kids than it was for you growing up?
5. Take us somewhere local spot in your city and show us what we’re missing…you’ll be saving us thousands of dollars now that we won’t need to take that trip!

 

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Changing Careers?!?!

This week for the writers workshop I am going to talk about number 3 which is You HAVE to go back in time and choose a different career path for yourself. What do you choose?  As I sit here and think about changing careers the one thing that keeps coming to the front of my brain is that I wish I had finished school and that I was a registered nurse.  I basically dropped out of school after I got pregnant and had my daughter.  It has been so long since I have been in school that when I think about going back to school now I don’t know that I could or that I even want to go back to school to get my nursing degree.

I remember when I was in college people always said don’t stop going to school because once you stop or take a break you won’t go back.  At the time I was in school I always thought that was stupid because I never saw myself not finishing school even if I took a break.  Now that I have been out of school for years and years the last place I want to be in the world is back at school with teenagers and people who are younger than me.  I am that weird person who loved school and now the thought of going to school again literally makes me sick to my stomach.

The more years I spend at the job I am at now the more I realize that I am probably going to be here forever because at this point I have done it for almost 8 years and it is all I know anymore.  I remember starting this job thinking it was just going to be something until I could go back to working at a nursing home and now the longer I am here the more I realize that I don’t mind doing accounting and things like that.

It is funny to me how I have changed and my thoughts on what I want to do when “I grow up” have changed so much.  I am glad I have the job I do and I am also glad that I think I am finally okay with not being in the medical field anymore.  It will always be something that I love and something that just comes naturally to me but I don’t think I would be able to do the job because of the Multiple Sclerosis and things like that.

If you could change your career what would you want to do now?

Here are all the prompts for this weeks writers workshop if you want to join in on the fun.

1. Write a blog post inspired by the word: guilty
2. Write a poem for your mother.
3. You HAVE to go back in time and choose a different career path for yourself. What do you choose?
4. I know my kids really love me because…
5. Describe a home cooked meal that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside.

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