This is truly going to be a SOC, for there are a LOT of things swirling through my head - but one of them pertains completely and totally to Fadra's prompt for today - Things Better Left Unsaid On Ye Old Blawg.
SOC #1 - When you have babies, say, 6 babies in 11 years, people spend an awful lot of time telling you, "Wait until you have teenagers. Having babies is tough - but man, those teenagers - they will give you a run for your money." There's a ton of truth to that, and much of it is, unfortunately, unbloggable.
So, raising teenagers is a topic that is one of the Things Better Left Unsaid On Ye Old Blawg. Except maybe when you call your mother a very ugly name. Then, maybe, the silk gloves come off. But, really - these things are unbloggable because they make you, the reader, uncomfortable. They are unbloggable because the story is not just my own story, but it's a story of two people - one of whom would be colored with an unfair crayon. They are unbloggable because they are bad memories, gray and black and red memories that I don't want to reflect on, don't want to poke with a stick and most emphatically don't need replayed here, for they are replayed internally often enough.
SOC #2 - I was a Eucharistic Minister today for the first time. I was super duper nervous, and at one point dropped 1/4 of the cloth into the chalice - but I made it through. I was welcomed, as I have been in every aspect of church life, and pronounced a blessing to have around.
After the rest of today, that's a nice concept to ponder in my heart.
SOC #3 - There are a lot of times that I write letters, especially if I see a policy that isn't enforced appropriately, a situation that I feel is unfair, or an injustice has been witnessed. Some of those letters are rebutted by people either more intelligent or more dilligent than I will ever be. Occasionally, though - one of those letters results in, Yes, you are correct, our policy is wrong and we need to fix it - and it pertains to a kid. And when something like that happens - well, I feel warm and fuzzy and like I've used my powers for good.
SOC #4 - Have you seen the Hunger Games movie yet? What did you think? If not, do you want to see it?
This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…
- Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
- Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
- Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
- Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post.
- Link up your post below.
- Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.
1. Grab the button
(it’s over on Fadra's sidebar)
2. Write your post.
3. Link up over there.