Saturday, March 19, 2011

What A Girl Has To Do



I've skipped town.

Oh yes, I have.

I am currently hunkered down in the childhood room of my big brother.

(My old room was turned into the sewing room.)

(And yes, I am the middle child. Why do you ask?)

I have a cooler of my favorite snacks beside me, courtesy of my Mom and my sister.

I have a flurry of scribbled-down notes fanned out around me, notes I finally had the presence of mind to jot down.

My sister took me out on the town this morning for my favorite food (I don't really have to say what it is at this point, do I?) and an on-the-house massage.

I have been tapping at this keyboard for the past four hours and 22 minutes and I have something to show for it.

Hallelujah.

It's amazing how getting away can clear the noggin.

This Ohio air, it always does something to me. I could swear that it has a bit of a different sheen to it. It pushes against my heart in a different sort of way.

And, as it turns out, it inspires me.

Double Hallelujah What-What.

Buckeye-Statishly Yours,
FPFG

38 comments:

  1. It is nice to be able to concentrate on "me" activities once in a while. Enjoy your visit!

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  2. And what are you working on? Sounds exciting!

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  3. My childhood room was turned into a dining room, and yes, I am a middle child too. Who says you can't go home? Apparently mom and dad! Enjoy your time away!

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  4. enjoy your time away, yummy food, cooler of food, and time with your family
    xo

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  5. oh yeah, and your writing too
    of course
    duh

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  6. I'm also a middle child. Maybe thats why I like your blog so much :)
    My sisters room turned into the sewing room. Mine was turned into a study/library so I also stay in my brothers childhood room when I'm home. What's up with the brothers always getting to keep their rooms??
    Glad to hear you were able to get some writing done. Can't wait to see the finished product. Your writing is always amazing ;)

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  7. good for you! although, i am jealous of your little retreat from the daily...enjoy it, sweet girl!!

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  8. sounds absolutely refreshing!!
    Enjoy your "you" time and if you feel like come over and enter my Dress giveaway : )

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  9. From one middle child and girl to another....a girl needs her down, girl, alone time:) Enjoy yours!

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  10. i mean, maybe you should just go on and move to ohio then. i'm just sayin' is all...

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  11. After living in Ohio for a number of years and then moving home to Michigan I can testify that it's the flat ground which allows the air to breathe and sink down deep into the senses thus allowing the brain to reenergize. Seriously. :)

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  12. A HA!!

    I am also the middle child and having said that~ of COURSE your old bedroom was turned into a sewing room. LOL.

    Enjoy your time. I assume you had mexican food of some sort and I enjoy how you labeled this post with "claw hands" among others.

    You always make me laugh!

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  13. I suppose I could be jealous. Maybe of the lunch. Maybe the massage. Possibly even the cooler of snacks. No littles around would ring even higher on the green meter. Truth be told the real twinge of jealousy comes from the fact that you have a sister. I got robbed.

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  14. sometimes getting away is the only way to rid yourself of distraction.hope you get lots done!

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  15. Glad to hear you are able to get some work done!!! (P.S. I'm also the middle child!! Do you ever feel like you are the kiddo that is there? Like the one your folks depend on to be capable and normalish? Just wondering)

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  16. I love that you can be with your family. Parents are the best : )
    And so are sisters.

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  17. Ohio, huh? Enjoy your visit :)

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  18. oh honey chile. i can't wait to read 'er!! :) i'm going to have to take one of those weekends myself or i won't make my next deadline. cannot wait to hear all about it...

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  19. Lucky lady! Sounds like you're living the dream! ;)

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  20. Nothing better than being spoiled for a while (just a little bit)... It can be really great - and necessary - sometimes. Enjoy your free time !!! ... ^___^

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  21. How great to be able to think and write for 4 hours straight! So glad you have a little getaway to home.

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  22. OH IO Great state, hah. Enjoy and I can't wait to see what you are up to. Cooler by your side sounds like you are in a not to be interupted state.

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  23. The word count is rising. Yeah!!!!
    ~G~

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  24. Way to go...nothing wrong with getting a little "me" time! Just wonderin' how that book is coming along :-)
    Fondly,
    Heather P.

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  25. I done knew something was off kilter in this here Hoosier State. I thought it was the giant moon...but now I be knowing - twas the absence of you.

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  26. that'll be me on friday...all except the writing a book part;) can't wait to smell home. have a safe trip back.

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  27. A cooler full of treats, notes around, laptop smokin'... sounds like the perfect day! :)

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  28. I don't know why... but I'm pretty sure I know what you're up to...

    And I'm proud of you girly!! Type away!! :)

    Mwah!
    Sash

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  29. ooooh so excited to hear more! so thankful you get some special pampering time too! and i just laughed because i am also the middle child and my old room? the toy room for the grandbabies! my sisters' rooms? still bedrooms. hmmm.

    oh well, it makes us stronger right! ;)

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  30. Hope you're having fun! I decided to go private so if you want an invite, let me know your email address. You can reach me at thesearethedaysmail@yahoo.com

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  31. GOOOOOOD for you! hope it was grand!

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  32. rejoicing with you for precious writing time.

    ps we're a persecuted lot, we middle children.

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  33. Wahoooooo for you!!!
    xo
    shaunna

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  34. A fellow former Ohioan, and I learn yet another surprising fact we have in common. I was born in Akron, my Dad still lives there. I have missed your blog lately, I have had a lot of housework to do to get ready for school again next week! I am still trying to get caught up on a few of your posts, shame on me!

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  35. Can't wait to see what is coming out of YOU. So exciting. Double Hallelujah What-What.

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