Thursday, August 28, 2014

When you can't follow prompts

This week was eventful.

A pipe burst around midnight on Monday to start off the week right. A little water damage gets things rolling.

There was the always favorite: relationship confusion. Everyone loves this but I typically choose not to write about the single life because either I'd have to change the name of the guys or my own name. And that's just way too confusing to keep track of.

I went over to my friend's house on my lunch hour to try and connect with her but she wasn't home. I heard a beeping sound and thought I set off her alarm (I have a habit of walking in people's houses unannounced). Frantically, I called her and she didn't pick up.

Side note: My parents got an alarm because their house got broken into a little while back. I thought the same thing would happen, that within minutes the police would arrive.

The police never came. I found out my friend doesn't actually have an alarm.

Once again, for the second week in a row, nothing I'm writing about has anything to do with the prompt for five minute Friday.

I'm okay with that.

This is the best I can do. But don't feel sorry for me because I got to swim by myself at my neighbor's pool tonight even though the awkward check-in guy kept eying me because he knew I was pretending to live there.

Over here, the calendar still says "July." Well, one of them. Promise. I haven't turned it yet. It stays summer a long time in North Carolina. I know you thought it stayed summer a long time, but I mean a long time.

The radio announcer told me today that fall is coming but I don't believe him.

I guess the seasons do change and we have to turn the calendar and the pools close eventually and how come every year I have to write several odes to summer starting and ending?

Question (s): Do you ever feel like your life does not follow a prompt even when you are given one? Do you ever feel like it's easier to break the rules on paper than in real life?

What month would you keep on your calendar all year long if you could?!

linking with kate for five minute friday for (a stab at) reach


  1. Yes and yes. We have been battling an ant infestation here. Fun times. October- favorite holiday is Halloween and I love those changing leaves and brisk air.

  2. Absolutely! I think I'd keep my calendar on December--I love Christmas and family and COLD weather :). Glad to be your neighbor (I spent 5 weeks in NC this summer--beautiful state--but HUMID!) at FMF.

  3. I really loved this. Just real. And that I love. What month would I keep my calendar on? I'm going with October. I love, love, love summer. But there is something about fall too. I'm not quite ready to let go of summer though yet. Happy Friday. Blessings.

  4. Thanks for all the comments, friends! It's nice learning what month everyone likes. Fall seems to be a favorite. Curious, does anyone like spring? I'm trying to find all that is beautiful in the other seasons, too, but I can't give up my love affair with summer too quick;).

  5. I appreciate your humor and your transparency! My life often doesn't follow a prompt either. Enjoy summer as long as you can! I sure am in Iowa. Thanks for sharing your life here. Here from FMF. Have a great weekend!