This morning we were running late and not just a little. We had a few monkey wrenches thrown into our morning. That is how I explained it to my son’s preschool teacher on the phone. On the ride home I was thinking about a monkey wrench and other idioms. One of my favorite assignments from elementary school was using an idiom in a sentence and then drawing a funny picture of the literal meaning. Of course they tell you not to use idioms in your writing because they are over used cliches. I think this is true but I also think it is good for kids to learn about them so they know what they mean plus it is fun and funny!
There are certain vehicles I love to bump into when out on the road (not literally)! The other day I saw the most amazing shine new cement truck. It looked like a giant toy truck and filled me with child like excitement! So without further ado, the list…
I am very excited to be participating in NaBloPoMo again this month with Blogher! The theme this month is poetry and while in general I do not plan to follow the writing promps, I do like poetry, so I might sprinkle it in to my mix of good stuff. This one is called “Poem”.
I think it’s kind of funny when you start out strong singing a Christmas song then as you realize you only know the first couple lines, start mumbling to the tune and then follow it up with loud chorus singing. Even with many of the classics I really only know the first and maybe second stanzas.
Christmas music gets me into the holiday spirit! One of my favorite activities is to light a pine scented candle (a necessity with an artificial tree) and listen to Christmas music while arranging holiday decorations, wrapping gifts, or any other holiday prep activity. Continue reading →