Friday, July 26, 2013
Five Minute Friday: Broken
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community...
Five minutes on broken...
Stuff is real today, y'all! Our prompt today is on the word broken. I guess there are lots of way to use that word, but I'm feeling pulled in the direction of broken-ness. Specifically, my own. And I don't know if that's something I can share. You always hear, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." But what about if it is broken? Am I broken? I don't feel totally broken, but there are parts of me that don't work the way they used to. I don't feel the joy in life that I used to. Life seems harder than usual right now. We are broke (money-wise) for the third pay cycle in a row. It didn't happen until July, so that's a plus, right!?! See? Sunshiney me is still in there somewhere!
But life is just a bit broken right now. Like I'm off track. I'm not handling the kids being kids quite as well as I want. I am not accomplishing as much at work as I should be. I vacuumed my living room last night and I only say that to mention the fact that I hadn't even seen the floor in there for about 6 weeks.
Henry was in my office this week after an art camp. He wanted to play with my Harry Potter Legos. I took a picture before he did, so I could remember how to put it back.
Life has it's ups and downs. I think maybe we're just in a valley right now. Things are slightly broken, but I think I know how to put them back together. I have pictures. Here on my blog, in my head. I even have directions on how to get started on fixing things. It's a Book on my shelf that has sat there far too long. It's a rosary on the dresser that has a bit of dust on it. It's a Friend I haven't had a good, down and dirty conversation with in a while. It's time. Friends can you pray with me that I can get started on fixing some things around here?