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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Begin with Bacon

Five Minute Friday


It's our last link up with the lovely Lisa-Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday.  Next week we will  link up with the lovely Kate Motaung, who has been handed the baton for hosting.  So grab a timer, open up a new document and let the words fly free!!  When you're finished add your post, encourage the one who psted before you with a comment and read away.   Let's get your five minutes on 

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So here I am sitting in a freshly cleaned office and thinking about my nearly clean kitchen.  It’s been straight days of hard work.  I feel for the poor recycling man who will unwittingly try to hoist my can up to the truck.  Little does he know there’s probably a hundred pounds of paper in there!

I’ve been here a little over a year and it is time to begin making the connections from the outside that help make the inside feel like home:  those memories of a friend sharing a story from the other end of the sofa, the neighbor’s little tike playing with a borrowed toy on the carpet, and meals around the table.  We’ve cocooned long enough.  Time to start the living and blooming right where we are.

As I look around at what I’ve gotten done I feel happy and sad.  Happy for the encouragement from friends to keep pushing.  I feel sad because it took so long to just do it.

To celebrate empty counters I’ll be pulling out the waffle iron on Saturday morning and we will begin with waffles and BACON!!! (That’s for you Micah Baker!!  Best word ever!)




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Thank you Lisa-Jo!  You have been the hostess with the mostest and an inspiration.



photo credit: VancityAllie via photopin cc

22 comments:

  1. Waffles and BACON! Yes, please! What time? :)

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    1. 8:30ish work for you? Come on over! :)

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  2. Bacon!!! Begin with bacon is now my morning motto. :)

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    1. I can definitely get behind that as a motto for the day! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. We do settle and in that settling we become too comfortable and afraid to begin again. I love the reminder to make it home by making waffles and bacon because you are ready to live. Thank you for this! Mary

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    1. We've joked about being long-term tourists with our moves, but we really need to dig in with our neighbors! Thanks for stopping in.

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  4. I do love a good cocoon!

    And then it's time to break out and venture ahead.

    Celebrating that next step with you, Amy!

    ;-}

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    1. Cocoons are cozy and safe, aren't they? Thanks for your encouragement!

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  5. Enjoy your settling in and your blooming :) (and your bacon). Cleaning and organizing seem like such gargantuan tasks to me. I'm cheering for you!

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    1. Oh, Anita, I hate just dealing with things, but I couldn't stand it any longer. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, just slow and a bit tedious. Thanks for the cheers!

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  6. "... it is time to begin making the connections from the outside that help make the inside feel like home."

    I join hands with you in taking the time to make those connections when it is so easy for me to just be content with my little world. I loved this and I adore you! :)

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    1. Angie, you are like sweet honey to my heart!! It's so easy to just be happy with the ones inside our walls, especially when that requires so much energy anyway. My greatest rewards have been the friends I've made over the years - you included!

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  7. Glad to find you at fmf. Great title who is not drawn in by starting with bacon but what really touched my heart is that encouragement to live and bloom right where we are - thank you x

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    1. Thank you so much for those kind words, Tania. Glad you found me as well. I hope you have a day full of blooming life!

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  8. You got me with the title!!! Hugs girlfriend!

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    1. Hugs back!! Bacon is always good, especially if crispy! :)

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  9. I nearly died from laughing over the bacon last night! I believe that God knew we needed a little humor in the midst of the torch passing. Let's always begin with bacon!

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    1. The kids were too precious. I had intention of staying until I saw the twitchat link. That was good refreshment!!

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  10. It really can't get much better than beginning with bacon. I loved that you got both words in. It's been a season of cleaning sprees for me too - I get that feeling of "they can't come fast enough to get this out of here" and "oh my, are they going to be able to lift that thing?"

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    1. Yes! I saw the recycling guy this morning right after he emptied my can. I don't think he was prepared for that and shredded paper was fluttering everywhere. As lovely as clearing out is, bacon is better! :)

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  11. We just razed our master bedroom / office too and threw out who knows how many pounds of paper and junk and stuff we didn't need. Here's to new beginnings (and endings that are sad but lead to new beginnings, too)!

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  12. I think my next step will have to be to see what waffles taste like. That looks delicious! Thanks. :-)

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