Friday, October 10, 2014

Use Your Words- October 2014

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them.
My words are:

Log cabin ~ highland cattle ~ crack of dawn ~ site ~ bread ~ dump

They were submitted by:

There are days when I wish we lived in a log cabin in the middle of the woods, and had enough money for Bob to retire early. We could move to Scotland and raise Highland cattle; that's far away from everything, right?

Bob's work schedule has been crazy lately. When he has an out of town job, he thinks he's being smart by going into work early so that they can get on the road for the long drive to the job site. It seems like he's been going into work at the crack of dawn a lot lately.

For some reason he thinks I need to get up when he gets up. This used to be true when the kids were still going to public school. I liked to be up early enough to drink a little coffee before I had to get the kids up. But, I've been homeschooling for 6 years and that isn't the case anymore. (He's gotten used to me packing his lunch and pouring his coffee while he gets ready for work.)

I could clean the house, bake bread, and make a trip to the dump before the kids get out of bed when I'm getting up that early. Of course, I usually make Bob go to the dump and I don't bake bread even though I'm sure it tastes better. I don't even do much cleaning until I've finished my second cup of coffee.

Shhh...don't tell Bob, but there have been mornings that I went back to bed as soon as his truck was out of the driveway.

Now, take some time and see what words the other bloggers got and what they've done with them :)

I wonder who got mine!?

Baking In A Tornado

Spatulas on Parade

Stacy Sews and Schools

Follow me home

Battered Hope

The Bergham's Life Chronicles

Evil Joy Speaks

The Momisodes

Someone Else’s Genius 

Confessions of a part-time working mom

Crumpets an Bollocks

Sparkly Poetic Weirdo


  1. I remember getting up at 5 to run before I taught school. Now, I'm lucky if I can get the youngest out the door. What happened? Now I want that second cup of coffee...and some baked bread :)

  2. LOL! I think I'll do better with these early mornings after Daylight Savings Time ends... at least I hope so.

  3. YAY!!! SO glad you joined!!!!!

    Yeah... I don't want to talk about getting up early. I went back to sleep when I got back this morning but it still wasn't enough! SIGH......

  4. I've lived in the woods, had to get up super early, feed the animals and all that jazz. I love it but love modern conveniences as well. I'm fickle that way. LOL

  5. Crud, I forgot about having to get up early to feed the cows...there goes that idea, lol!

  6. There never seems to be enough sleep anymore...getting older sucks.

  7. I got your words and I hope I did them justice.

    I have to get up early for work....but best believe on a day off I'm snuggling getting reacquainted with my bed. This post makes me want to rent a log cabin and bake.

    And nap :-)

  8. Excellent use of your words! Loved this! I look forward to reading more of your posts in the future! My Chad wakes at 4:15 for work, but he's careful not to wake us!

  9. My husband works shift work, and they scheduled an "outage" (whatever that really means, I take it to mean a series of 12 hour shifts that go against the normal schedule, and then it goes back to schedule regardless of days off one missed to work), and this outage is during the morning shift. So he gets up at like 5:30 every morning. He has learned not to wake me up for that sort of thing. I used to go through a long phase, of years not months, where I didn't sleep at night because the kids didn't, and he'd interrupt all my naps with, "I'm hungry," and it was like he really thought I slept when he slept. To me, it's just more evidence that women are cognitively superior to men because they really think we all sleep at the same time.

  10. Welcome to the UYW crowd, Ellen! Glad you got my words, too!
    What you are describing is my friend's new life. She moved from Switzerland to Canada last year and is loving it!

  11. My ultimate dream, lol! Last year friends of ours rented a house at the beach and we all went...that was an awesome week of sleeping in, but also able to hear/see the ocean. I missed it as soon as we got back home.

  12. Okay, I won't complain about 5:30 a.m.! I hear DH in the bathroom, so no matter how quiet he is I'm waking up anyway. However, if I didn't have to get up and make coffee, I'm sure I'd be able to fall back to sleep as soon as he left our room.

  13. I saw an article about a study that was done that says that women just plain require more sleep than men. Men, however, don't understand the concept of this and expect us to sleep as short of time as them and still be able to function.

  14. I've been threatening to move to Canada...but every time I think of it, I remember that I absolutely hate cold and snow.

  15. Great use of your words.
    When my kids were in school I didn't mind that Hubs taking a shower in the morning woke me up early. Now I hate it!

  16. Welcome, welcome! Great first impression! :)

    I get up long enough to make sure my kids get off to school and then it's back to bed for me. I hate being up before 11 am.

  17. I used to be that way, well I used to sleep until 10 a.m., but the older I get the earlier I'm up on my own (now 8 a.m.).

  18. Yep, just brushing his teeth will wake me up.