Writer’s Workshop – August 15


Oh yes, I’m back on the Workshop bandwagon! Go link up with Mama Kat here:

Mama’s Losin’ It

and come join the fun! 

This Week’s Writing Prompts for Thursday 08/15

1.) 10 Things to Smile About (inspired by Things I Can’t Say)
2.) Tell us about a time you wanted to punch someone in the face.
3.) What were you blogging about last year at this time? What has changed?
4.) Share the story behind your current Facebook and/or Twitter profile photo.
5.) Bake something yummy and share the recipe!

 

So for this week, I’ve chosen number 4 – the story behind my current Facebook profile photo. Here’s the photo so you don’t have to go find it:

IMG_0805I do have it cropped down to just our faces in the other one… but I just love this picture. This is my “significant other”. My soul-mate, best friend, and love of my life. He has helped me understand that life is meant to be lived not watched from the sidelines. He has helped me to remember that 40 something is not old.

This was a trip we took to Triple & High Falls, it’s one of the locations used to film the movie The Hunger Games. We made the trip so that my son’s girlfriend could experience North Carolina in all it’s glory. I may be prejudiced – but I happen to think my little corner of the world is one of the most beautiful places there is.  We had a great day hiking and enjoying just being out together.

I’m so glad that we were able to get out and do this before my back started acting up, this was about a 5 mile day – my back would not like that very much.

So – that’s the explanation of my current FB profile photo, share your own post and don’t forget to link up!

 

Writers Workshop – May 9


Thursday again already… which means it’s time again for Mama Kat’s Pretty Much World Famous Writers Workshop!

Mama’s Losin’ ItIt’s not too late to join the fun either – come on by!

So this weeks writing prompts are:

1.) Your top 10 favorite YouTube channels.
2.) A long drive…
3.) Describe a talent of flaw that seems to be in your genes.
4.) When you first discovered the internet, what sites did you frequent most?
5.) Tell us what (or who) you’re crushing on.

I’ve chosen prompt number 2… A long drive… Because – I took one the other day, and reinforced the lesson that you absolutely cannot always trust your GPS.

I know that I’ve been away from these mountains for 10 years… I do. I also know that certain things stick in your memory forever; like how to get to a relatives house…

A couple of weekends ago we decided to take the trek up the mountain to my Aunt’s place. It takes about an hour… It is a beautiful trip through very lush forest and some of the most breathtaking views you’ll ever see. And, bonus? It’s all paved roads…

Well, when we go, we go big so not only did R & I go… but so did Jon and R’s sister… PLUS R’s daughter K and her boyfriend C.

Two cars… it’s not a bad drive and kind of fun. Usually… fun, that is..  until your GPS decides that paved roads are for the weak and simple… you must take the road less travelled… in this case a partly flooded “camp road” that cuts through a mountain pass instead of going up and over. The reason it’s not paved? Well, in most places its not wide enough for two cars, and there is not really any room to  make it any wider what with the drop offs and such…

While I love a great scenic drive… taking 30 extra minutes to drive the route to see nothing but forest floor and dirt clouds… just not my idea of scenic…

Also – driving a Challenger over this terrain is always an interesting prospect – made even more so by the aforementioned dirt clouds and partial flooding… less than 2 hours after washing said Challenger.

We did however spend the entire trip down this forsaken track laughing and joking and cutting up. It was worth the time spent just enjoying the company of those around me. Anytime I can do that, it’s a good day.

How about you? What’s a great “long drive” story?