Thursday, January 21, 2010

Writers Workshop: Fun!

I have had a lot of time to browse blogs lately and I found this one called Mama's Losin' It! This is what I found...and it intrigued me. I thought it would be fun to change it up a bit!

"Choose a prompt, post it on your blog, and come back and sign Mr. Linky. Be sure to sign up with the actual post URL and not just your basic blog URL (click on the title of your post for that URL). For good comment karma try to comment on the three blogs above your name!!"

The Prompts:

1.) I recently read all about the importance of us bloggers developing an “Elevator Pitch” via one of my new favorite blogs. According Wikipedia an Elevator Pitch is “an overview of an idea for a product, service, or project. The name reflects the fact that an elevator pitch can be delivered in the time span of an elevator ride (for example, thirty seconds or 100-150 words).” Create one short (a sentence long) and one longer (100 – 150 words) Elevator Pitch describing what your blog is about.

2.) The strangest dream ever...

3.) Write a list of 10 things that can be done to stave off boredom.

4.) “How many homes have you had? Write a journal entry about ALL the places you’ve called ‘home’ in your life.”

5.) “Why wouldn’t they just start over? Write a story where a character refuses to go back to square one.”

I thought it would be appropriate to go with #4 since that is the story of my life right move or not to move! I wanted to start off by saying there are many places that I would call 'home' from my life that I actually never lived in but to make it a simpler task, I will write just about the homes I have actually lived in.

My first home was a cute little 3 bedroom place that was my parents first house. It was in Camarillo, CA. We lived around the corner/down the street from some family friends and all I remember from it was actually hanging out with them at their house. We moved when I was two to my next house.

My second home was near Sacramento, CA. This house was in a great neighborhood, close to schools, and was 5 bedrooms. I loved it! We lived around the corner from my best friends growing up and I have many fond memories of playing with the neighborhood kids in the cul-de-sac (sp?), riding bikes, walking to school, and lots of other things. We lived there until I was 14 and then we moved again.

My third home is in Orange County, CA. My parents still live there. It has 4 bedrooms. I still like the Sacramento one better because it had a nice large yard and fruit trees and the neighbors were friendlier. Southern California homes are smashed closer together than I like. I would rather have a house that is wider rather than skinny and long.

When I was 18 or 19 I moved back up North for about 6 months where I lived with my friends in their house. Then I moved home again for a little while, and jumped right back up North again to be with a boy (not a good idea!), then it didn't work out and I moved back home again to OC.  My mom gives me charms for a charm bracelot and that year she gave me a tigger charm because I hopped from house to house a lot. I finally settled back down and that's when things started working out in my favor. I snatched myself a husband!

My sixth home is actually my in-laws house in Anaheim, CA. After Michael and I got married we lived with them for about a year and a half to save money for a down payment on a house. I recommend it to most people, if you can stand it. We were fortunate enough to not have any issues living with them. I loved it! It was a great way to save money and get to know my MIL and FIL better. I don't regret living with them at all. But a lot of people in our society look down on it. It's not for everyone, what can I say?

We were trying to buy a condo/house while living with my in laws, but it just was not working and we were anxious to move on. We found an apartment and made that my seventh home. We are still there, still searching for our 'forever home' as some would call it. That would make it my eighth house!! Right now we are stuck on number seven though. That's a lot of houses, isn't it??

Mama's Losin' It


Amber Page Writes said...

I don't think I could stand living with my in-laws. They're wonderful people, but they drive me nuts. I hope you find your forever home soon!

Anonymous said...

What a cute picture on the top of your blog! I love it!! :)

Maureen said...

My dream home would def be one with a big backyard, cute front yard and wide :) Hope you find your dream home soon.

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