Thursday, August 6, 2009

Flash Fiction Friday- Dragon Quill's

Every Friday compose a short story, poem or even a limerick
of 55 words no more no less and then report it to the G-Man!!


"Since the Dragon's not only rogitated me to do this they also dared me by insinuating that I may be too solipsistic to try to use their "quilly words" As I have been nequient in my ability to post everyday, I have found great pleasure in my ability to participate in the Flash Fiction Friday!!"

OK for those who need help like me click on the links to the Dragon's Lair and go to Thursdays Quilly word post to find the definitions of their words. There ya go G-man did I make you think Hard? The dragons are scary but sweet and love to play with words and they also play on Flash Fiction Friday. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

So my honey is gone river rafting until Sunday, I miss him already. I signed up for the classes for my daycare license today so I will take my first class on Saturday. My e-funds paperwork finally went through!! So it is official i will finally get my first paycheck in 4 and a half years!! It is surreal to me but it feels really good. I can go get the tot locks and everything else i need for the fire inspection, which is free, then send off for my license. I can't believe I am getting paid for what I am doing, finally I feel worth something!! I know that sounds awful but it is true, to some extent my whole life I have been trained that I am only worth something if I am making money and while the last four years have been the most rewarding years of my entire life I have still not quite been complete. Being totally dependent on someone else is not what my higher powers will for anyone is. This will give me my independence and with the help of my fellowship I can finally be a responsible person. I mean to say that when my sister said the money is waiting to be transferred into your account, the first thing running through my head was going out and spending it. Instead I sat down and talked with Wes and shared my feelings about this, he suggested that I write down what all I need left to get this daycare business up and running, how much I would need to put away for taxes, he suggested 50 percent until I found out how much i chose 30 percent, and then to follow that plan. So now i don't have so much anxiety about receiving this money, and I even gave myself an allowance of cash to have on me so if I want something I can get it and won't end up spending all my money. I also know that I won't be babysitting my sister's children after this month. Weather or not her husband gets pardoned doesn't matter, she won't be able to take her kids to school and i won't either, because I will have in my contracts a "no transportation" deal. If they have doctor's appointments mom and dad have to take them as i won't be getting the extra auto insurance to have to deal with that, plus I have a 7 seat mini van and plan to watch 4 children with 2 of my own, where would everyone sit?
So it is an exciting new chapter in my life and here is the cool part, if it doesn't work out, it won't break me!! But I won't have to send my kids to a sitter, I can practice my artwork at home and I will have financial independence!! God it will feel so good to pay off the rest of my debt and my student loans!! Do you know how many people are in debt today?! I am so blessed this feels so good. OK so my gratitude list 5 things, I think I already mentioned one;
1. today i am grateful for Narcotics Anonymous, a fellowship that has truly blessed my life.
2. today i am grateful for the ability to let go and let God. Something that had eluded my life for so long.
3. today i am grateful for my gratitude, i use to take things like arguments with my daughter and let them ruin my life, my life was filled with guilt and remorse and today I have some freedom from that.
4. today i am grateful for my children who teach me everyday to always stay young, hold hands and laugh, a lot.
5. today i am grateful for this blog and the community of friends it has created in my life. i love getting up everyday and looking in my email for some beautiful words you all have taken the time to leave for me. thank you.
I am really excited about this daycare. i just don't know what else to say but wow. Oh, don't forget to drop by the Dragon's Lair to find out the meaning of those words and to tell them hi! They don't bite very hard, it is their tales that really hurt. As for todays thought; "I've always thought anyone can make money. Making a life worth living, that's the real test."- Dr. Robert Fulghum

16 comments:

Lou said...

Woo,hoo..getting fancy pants with the 55's are we.

You hot shot daycare ladies are all alike with your big words;)

Gin said...

Yeah...thanks for the links because I totally needed help on every single one of those words! :-)

Steve E. said...

The kids in your care will go home speaking a foreign language. You might charge more--for the tutoring.

Never thought I'd be reading blogs where I had to look up the meaning of words.

Shadow said...

your own paycheck. independence, wooohooooooo! and that's one clever 55. keep those dragons appeased, don't wanna get on their bad side, now do we?!?!

Fandango said...

Wow! You took our challenge . And then you went and did better than us.
Great use of Quilly's words and a great 55.
Hope your Day Care goes well.

Our 55 has posted
HERE.

Steve E. said...

#2 to Clean and Crazy. I wrote this on mine, but in case you do not go back there:

Clean and Crazy: Yep, I went to the dragons, copied out new words, their meanings, tried to write, using prescribed words, even dumb poetry (missed an AA meeting, spent two hours practicing using new words, etc.)...it then dawned on me that I'm in WAY over my head on this "55" thing...

Better just get back to blogging--can't wait!

But thanks for your kind remarks!

anthonynorth said...

An enjoyable 55. Those words get difficult at times.

Dr.John said...

You let the dragons draw you in to Quilly's words. But they are addicting. Great 55 and nice use of Quilly's words.
I always like your grateful list.

Syd said...

I too am really glad for you about the daycare deal. It sounds like a great thing for you. It is a great new chapter for you.

Mama Zen said...

Congratulations!

diane d said...

That is sooooo awesome!!!!!! Yay, God!!!

Patrick said...

Loved the 55 and welcome to the world of business ownership! Careful with those dragons...

Indigo said...

Delightful play on words dear friend. (Hugs)Indigo

Hootin' Anni said...

Your 55 is ever so clever this week!!!

Oh............and I must say I LOVE the "Busted" entry on your blog from Wednesday.


Have a great weekend.

Susan at Stony River said...

Dang, with QUILLY WORDS? I get tired just thinking about it LOL. Great job you did, the Dragons will be proud!!

Cat said...

WOW!! the 55 with those words - now that is a challenge I think I will not take on - the words make my head spin!!!