Feb 3, 2010

What to write about?

by Marielle Carlisle

I thought about sharing what I've learned so far in my online Children's Literature course at GCC, but I want a break from thinking about school.

I wrote out a rough draft of yesterday's afternoon at the playground, but decided to discard it. My wee ones looked for 'beads' (air gun pellets) instead of playing on the play equipment while I cleaned up the cigarette butts. Towards the end of my draft it turned into a rant on irresponsible teenagers, and I thought it a little too negative.

Do you want to hear about the Miss America party I attended last Saturday night? Where I, as the runner-up from last year, delivered my sassy-pants speach about how I should've been crowned the winner last year, and did my last walk as reigning champion (the winner last year had other obligations that night) to Miley Cyrus' "Party in the USA"?

I would talk about how depressing it is to hear my little guy wake up from his nap after only sleeping for 30 minutes, but it is seriously depressing. Best not go there. He can wait 10 more minutes for me to finish.

So, what to talk about? The weather? It's beautiful outside today. The forecast says it will rain, so I should probably pick up all the toys scattered throughout the backyard. UPDATE: It didn't rain. Thank goodness I didn't pick up the toys.

Callings? I'm now the ward YW Camp Director. I told the YW President that I'm overqualified for this position, since I'm practically a 13 year old girl at heart already. I mean, come on, I picked Miley Cyrus' "Party in the USA" as my Miss America final-walk song.

My new haircut? I've decided to grow my hair long again. It's been over two years since I had it long, and it's time for a change. I wish I had thought of this before I had it cut.

The housing market? We're in the process of trying to buy a short sale. Our chances of actually going through all the ropes with the bank and getting the house we want? Slim. Slim to barely above none (I like to keep a little hope alive).

So, what to talk about? Can't decide. I better go get the little man. He's ... upset.


  1. It's often hard to find something to write about, but in your search you wrote a fun blog. Good luck with child raising, Camp directing, house buying, hair growing, and Miss America-ing, and your busy life!

  2. Maarielle, you rock! I love your post. Hmmm...I have a house for sale...trying to get the paperwork so we can short sell it...Good luck in all your endeavors.

  3. Seems like life is always a viable choice for a topic (:. Cute post.


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