Five Minute Friday – Again

No, really. It’s time for Five Minute Friday over at Lisa-Jo Baker’s blog , today. And I couldn’t help but chuckle/snort at the prompt -as you will see from my picture. So appropriate…

Here’s how it works: Everyone who wants to write along spends 5 minutes of uninterrupted writing time on a one-word prompt. There are no edits, although some of us can’t help ourselves where the grammar or spelling is concerned (’tis true), no re-writes, and no over-thinking.  Sharing? Yes indeedy! There is plenty of that.



Today’s prompt is: AGAIN



This morning, this happened. Again. It’s aggravating – this over pouring. It leads to extra time spent cleaning. I have to wait while the waffle iron cools so that I can get any assortment of scrapey tools into the crevices to undo the messy mess I’ve created due to my negligence. And I was negligent.
You see, I was busy. I was busy nuzzling noses with a hot-pink, Minnie Mouse-pajama-clad, four year old who is growing up much much too fast for my liking. Oh. Yes. I. Was. And when I turned around to check the waffles, I realized my mistake.
Too much attention being paid to this Sweetgirl of mine. Not enough, unfortunately, to the waffle maker. Also mine.
And the mess, now, also mine to clean up.
I find it ironic, though, that I just received a beautiful print that I had ordered in the mail yesterday. I almost couldn’t wait to get it into a frame and put out. It reminds me of what my waffle maker reminded me of this very morning.
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And once again, I find myself counting my blessings. Chocolate-chip waffle batter splattered and all!

38 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday – Again

  1. Pingback: Five Minute Friday- “Ordinary” Education | adaptivelearnin

  2. Missy, I haven’t been over here enough, lately! I love your new design!! Bright and cheery, just like you! You really do brighten my day! And Studio JRU – I love her and her work…recognized that piece immediately! I love your writing, because I feel like I get see a piece of your day…at the same time, receive a glimpse of your heart. Thanks for always sharing and turning eyes to Christ…even with the messy πŸ˜‰ Hugs!

    • Thank you thank you Jacqui! I’m so glad. I think Studio JRU might be a bit of a wallet problem from here on out. Ha! Have a great week!

    • Ha! I might have to take a little break from the waffle making. My scrapey tools are getting far too much of a workout lately. πŸ˜‰

  3. What a beautiful write. I always overflow my waffle iron! I love the print, it’s on my wish list! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  4. This is great Missy and reminds me so much of what I say to myself. I spend a lot of time cleaning up my own messes. Usually made because I was running around trying to do too many things at once. A hug to you. This made me smile.

  5. Ah, the great motherhood conundrum of snuggles or waffles! We’re always caught between making memories or making messes, aren’t we? Surely there’s a balance, or at least some yummy waffle batter to lick up, right?

  6. Love, love, love this! What a beautiful mess you’ve made. My first thought about this prompt was to write about all the food I burn again and again and I would’ve posted pictures to prove it. Now wouldn’t that have been something if I had also ordered and received a beautiful print saying something to the effect of “My heart burns for You”? Great post. I want waffles now. πŸ™‚

  7. Oh man! I hate it when the waffle maker (and I) make an overflowing mess (which happens EVERY time!). What a blessing though to get extra nose nuzzling – makes it so worth it! Enjoyed this post very much. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Jenn! I’m cleaning more of that “truth” up as we speak. πŸ˜‰ Studio JRU! She has lots of beauties to choose from and affordable pricing, too.

  8. 1. Your blog is looking FABULOUS. Love the polaroid, love the ducks, love it all.
    2. Again. Joining you on the hunt for scrapey tools to clean up messes that happen whilst we are living this crazy life.

  9. Sometimes those messes are the best because we are paying attention to what really matters! This was lovely. Thank you for sharing! Here from FMF. Have a great weekend!

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