Stray Thoughts Sunday

Stray Thoughts Sunday

Stray Thought Sundays

This week was a long one.  I was in three different states on Monday (flying back from Michigan) and was far, far behind when I returned from almost a week away.  But, I had to jump right back into things with an event for 200+ being hosted at my work yesterday.  The year is almost over…I just have to keep telling myself that as I try to dig myself out of the deep hole of to-dos that the end of the semester brings.  But, I do have some stray thoughts to share:

One week ago, I was with my Speech and Debate team at NFA Nationals, Eastern Michigan University.  Although these trips are long and sometimes difficult, they create exceptional memories:

NFA Nationals 2014 - Water's Great       Motown Museum - Detroit 2014 NFA Nats

When I’m at home, I watch primarily Netflix with a bit of Amazon Prime mixed in, so commercials are not really in the mix anymore.  But, while staying in Michigan last weekend, I watched a bit of TV in the hotel.  One of the things I watched was a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie and the commercials were all tear-jerkers.  Many movies can’t get to this level of connection.  Check them out if you want some sentimentality in your day!

I questioned this hot dog recall on the grounds that it was just giving consumers a little bonus surprise!

This gem, reminding of us of the importance of using proper English, made me laugh.

One of my favorite blogs, Kindness Blog, had this “greatest hits” post that reminds us “Human Beings are all kinds of Awesome-sauce”.

As the mom of a heart transplant recipient, I have to highlight this amazing effort by Ellen DeGeneres to help a little boy and get the word out about organ donation.  April is organ donation month.  So, please get registered if you have not already done so.

Those are my stray thoughts for this Sunday.  What are yours?

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday – Bloggy Edition

“Missing blogging – much to say.  Write.”

I have not been blogging.  I was doing well for a while with keeping up with it, but once I feel off the bloggy boat so-to-speak, I had a hard time climbing back on board.  I have a number of drafts I have started since my last post, but I can’t seem to finish them to my liking.  Part of it is, I think, my own lack of commitment.  I would like to blog, but I am not committed to it.  I have a lot to say, but I am not committed to saying it here.  I would like to write, but I am not committed to doing it on a regular basis.  Blogging always seems to go to the bottom of the to-do list (and sometimes even falls completely off of the list).

I have a lot of excuses.  Some of them good.  Some of them bad.  None of them are really sufficient for excusing me from writing here at all though.  I could have written.  If I had it prioritized, I would find the time and energy and topics.  But, I don’t have it prioritized.  So, I’m going to try to do that going forward.  I’m going to try to keep the writing at the top of my list.  Wait – I want to keep the POSTING at the top of my list.  No more drafts.  I will finish what I start and I will post it for all to see.  It may not be great every time, but it will be done and posted.

I am tired.  I have a long list of to-dos.  I have things to do around the house and things to do for work.  But, there is no reason why I can’t write something here everyday or so.  Something interesting, something compelling and something COMPLETE.

So, there is my six words for this Saturday.  What are yours?