res·tive [res-tiv] adjective
impatient of control, restraint, or delay, as persons; restless; uneasy.

This weekend I finally felt myself falling into the pace of summer break.
“Do we have a plan?” he asked.
“Nope!”  I replied.

There was sewing, reading, knitting, and taking time to smell the laundry as I took it off the line.  I tended my garden, ran a bit slower but also a bit longer, and took an extra yoga class.

I lingered, took my time, found places to pause and take deep, restorative breathes.  I am trying to stay away from the calendar and the date that will bring me back to work.  And when I read the definition of the prompt word for today, I make a quiet note to hold on to the summer-me and resist that restive, work-work-me.

Restive is the prompt for today – new prompts coming next week.


clean 2

I have been away for a time of sewing and quilting and dreaming with some very creative friends.  I took my journal and my pen but I didn’t write.  I thought about writing, read about writing.  I jotted down a few ideas, sketched a plan.  The desire is there, but I let too many things get in the way. 

Today is a day to re-fresh, re-new, re-commit to the process.  The counter is clean.  The laundry is done.  I will write simple sentences and begin to re-connect with that desire to capture words and chase the stories.  Summer is not over yet.


writing along with prompts – the July list

kitchen floor

my kitchen floor

It is scratched and stained.  And because there are no small children in the house, it doesn’t get cleaned as often as it should.  We have talked about refinishing but it is a big project that keeps getting pushed to the bottom of the list.  But this floor holds many stories.  Of family meals, cookie parties, brewing beer.  We have danced across this floor, spilled coffee and milk and shattered a few dishes.  There are stories of the puppy that never seemed to figure out that this was a slippery space and the new dog who clicks her away across the surface.

This floor has stories to tell.

Writing with prompts – the July list



monday morning


“You’ve got to accentuate the positive
eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
But don’t mess with mister in-between”

Sam Cook

Whenever I hear the word accentuate, I think of this song.
This should be my life-song right now.  Lots of wonderful things going on, many beautiful choices and possibilities.
Just need to remember, latch on to the affirmative, eliminate the negative.


Writing with Prompts – the July List