Another daily prompt and I’m still here 🙂 I completed my week-long challenge and am now in to week 2. It hasn’t been too hard to blog every day for the past week but I haven’t been at work and my son hasn’t been at school so my life has kind of been put on hold. I’m sure I’ll be able to keep blogging every day until the end of this week but then I may get unstuck as I’ll be back at work, back at the gym and everything else which seems to take over my life. I have enjoyed the challenge of blogging every day and I’d like to keep it up if I can. Anyway, here’s today’s response to the daily prompt.
Where were you last night when 2012 turned into 2013? Is that where you’d wanted to be?
As the year changed from 2012 to 2013 I was at home with my husband and son waiting for midnight so that we could go to bed without being woken up by the fireworks which we knew would be set off by a few people who had held them over from bonfire night.
We had just finished watching New Year’s Eve on DVD and changed the TV on to BBC1 to watch the countdown on Big Ben. I think that may now turn into an annual thing as I enjoyed the film and, as it lasts 2 hours we can start watching just before 10 pm and know we can go to bed when it finishes.
I would have preferred to go to bed at my usual time but apart from that, I was exactly where I wanted to be with the people I wanted to be with. I’ve never been one to celebrate the New Year, Christmas is much more my thing.
This one was tough! I mean, thanks to daily prompt, I have to write page 3 of my autobiography about the early years of my life. My first thought was, “but what did I write on the first 2 pages and how long were they?” Then I thought, “Is that the third page of the part of the book where I’ve started the story or page 3 of the actual book?” What I mean is, when you read a book you have a lot of blurb at the front before you actually get to the story so would it be the title page, contents page, legal page or page 3 of the story ignoring the blurby bits?
I’ve decided that it would be page 3 of the actual book as a whole rather than the story because I can’t publish page 3 of the story without writing the first 2 pages and I really don’t have time for that. I have decided that page 1 would be the title, page 2 the legal blurb and page 3 is the acknowledgements or dedication page so here it is:
“To my husband, Rob and my son, Adam for their continued support and inspiration.”
Here we go for day 5 of 7 for my week-long blogging challenge. Today’s daily prompt is to write about the role which faith, or lack of it, plays in my life.
Hmm, this is quite tricky because whilst I believe that there is something out there and I try to live my life and treat others as I would like to be treated I don’t go to church and often have doubts about whether or not my life would be better if I were a practising Christian. I sincerely doubt it.
Question raisers for me include the fact that I have a special needs child. Don’t get me wrong, I love him and wouldn’t change him for anything but when I see other families where the parents are smoking, drinking etc and have perfectly healthy children I do wonder what I did wrong. On the other hand, if I were a person of faith, I know that I have been given my child because I can give him the support and guidance he needs. After all, we are only given as much as we can handle, right?
Also, as far as I know, every war which was ever fought was because someone didn’t agree with someone else’s religion. Even now we have troops deployed to Afghanistan because of the actions of a few extremist Muslims.
So what role does faith have in my life? Not much, or maybe a lot, it depends on your point of view. I am a Christian but I do not go to church and I do not read my bible. I believe that you should treat others as you wish them to treat you. I believe this is true of all faiths. If you believe that your strength comes from God then that is fine, if you believe that your strength comes from inside you then that’s OK too.
Your personal sculptor is carving a person, thing or event from the last year of your life. What’s the statue of and what makes it so significant?
The biggest thing which happened this year was my son’s 18th birthday. We took him on a surprise trip to Disneyland Paris so that would be my sculpture – my son celebrating his birthday with all his Disney pals.
Happy 18th Birthday from Mickey Mouse at Disneyland Paris
Was there a special gift or toy you wanted as a child but never received? What was it?
I can’t remember if there was a special gift or toy which I wanted that I didn’t get so I guess I can’t really have wanted anything that much. I do remember asking Father Christmas for a rag doll and my sister and I both getting one each. I also remember us getting dresses the same as the rag dolls from my Mum so I’m guessing that either my Mum made the dolls and the dresses or Father Christmas made everything 😉
This week’s photo challenge asked us to post photos that we have taken today, not those taken previously which would fit the theme. Fortunately, I was planning to take some photos today of the Immovable stone block which has been in front of York Minster since the early hours of Monday and is going to be taken away in the middle of the night on Sunday (I think).
Here are a few of the photos which I took of the Minster
The Immovable stone
and a performance – their theme was “home”.
Sitting down “at home”
Painting the side of the house
Playing Grandmother’s footsteps
Other weekly photo challenge posts which you might enjoy are:
Now, when I think of hands I either think of the hands of a bride and groom as they exchange their rings or a neatly manicured hand showing off nail varnish or rings. I don’t have any photos of my husband and myself exchanging rings so I can’t post that and my hands are not good enough to show off nail varnish or rings. So, instead I thought I’d post some very old photos of my son playing with his hands. When he was a baby, about 6 months old, my son would sit for what seemed like *hours* just playing with his hands. He had plenty of soft toys to play with but he wasn’t interested he’d just sit looking at his hands and twisting them together in all sorts of different shapes.
I have been on many journeys in my life – childhood, parenthood, weight loss, fitness, education… However, the ones I love the most are the journeys back to my favourite place on earth (Disney) with my favourite people (my family). So, for the journey photo challenge I have put together a slide show for a journey to the “Happiest Place on Earth”
I can’t believe I am so late in posting this one – it’s the challenge set on 31 March 2012.
I had to search quite hard to find one for this as, as usual, I wanted to choose a Disney theme. Finally, I came up with photos of the Christmas window displays in the Emporium, Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom from December 2009.