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Talkin’ ‘Bout Things


Thing the First:

Son 3 finished his homework in record time yesterday: 3 pages in 30 minutes (four if you count math front and back but he only has to do even or odd numbers depending on the day-still…it’s multiplying fractions, ’nuff said). We struggle every day getting him to do ANY kind of writing. He hates it, and I don’t mean like he hates ketchup. I mean like Dark Side of The Force hates writing. Since Kindergarten. The last one and a half weeks he’s been getting his homework done without too much urging on my part. (We hates math. Simply hates it.) It’s awesome. How and why? World of Warcraft, friends. A massive online computer game. He can’t play until homework is completely done and no notes home from the teacher. #ParentWin for now. I’ll take it.

Thing the Second:

Lizzi is coming back! Only for a few days but I get to see her and hug her and just bask in the wonderfulness that she is. It’s going to be awesome.

Thing the Third:

When you unthinkingly carry a piece of paper in your mouth so you can use your hands to quickly find something and then you go to take the paper out and you end up tearing off the upper layer of skin from the inside of your lower lip, organic coconut oil does NOT sting and it tastes pretty good. Still, if you had made sure your lips were decently moisturized before then maybe you wouldn’t have torn the skin off your lip in the first place. Just sayin’.

Thing the Fourth:

I wrote a poem. I know! I can’t believe it either. It’s been so long. But thanks to Hasty Word’s Facebook status updates, I was inspired. Thank you, Hasty!

Into the Quiet

By Jesi Scott


I walked into the quiet

to try and ease the pain,

but the silence that met me

was deafening. The rain


was cold and soaked

me through

because the silence that met me

came from you.


I walked into the quiet

to soothe my breaking heart;

strangled by the silence,

I was torn apart.


I walked into the quiet

To calm my troubled soul.

It wrapped itself around me,

And I let it

take me



Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.


  • Dawn D

    And what a poem! Sometimes I think I should write a poem again, but then I lack inspiration… :-/
    And I don’t have your skill, so… πŸ™‚

    Good thing on the homework. I’m glad to read everyone is winning at this thing!

    Talking about homework… gotta go help my baby with that :-/

    Enjoy Lizzy. It’s always nice to have your friends around, isn’t it? I need to make it happen more often!


    • Jesi

      Thank you, sweetie! One day I’ll get to wherever you are. That would be worth a trip, don’t you think?
      And April is coming up with NaPoWriMo…even if you don’t participate online you should check out the prompts every day and see what it inspires. I’ve been under a little blue raincloud for a while and not feeling motivated to write. I don’t know what’s worse: not being inspired to write, or having the inspiration but not the motivation. Just glad I was able to get something down today. It was a great feeling.

      • Dawn D

        Oh, yes, please come visit! Or maybe I will? Though it’s not looking too bright on the money front right now, so I may not be able for a while πŸ˜‰

        You are right about April. Depending on a few other things in my life, maybe that’s all I’ll be thinking about, writing poetry to keep me sane, or it’s the last thing I’ll have on my mind, being too busy elsewhere. We’ll see. But I’ll certainly give it a try, I enjoy it very much.
        I do understand the problem with lack of motivation. I have been feeling some of that here or there, whether poetry or not. Ah well… one day at a time πŸ™‚
        I know how great a feeling it can be though. It usually is for me too.

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