Five Minute Friday Link-Up :: Present

Christ Child, Mary, Joseph, nativity, manger

Today I'm joining a talented group of writers at Five Minute Friday. This community connects each Friday in an online, unedited free-write based on a one-word prompt. My timer is set for 5 minutes. Let's see where this week's prompt—PRESENT—leads me. Likely many are thinking of the list of presents they need to buy, wrap, ship,…

Catching Up

cat, mouse, hunting, chasing

With family coming for a visit this past weekend, we decided it was time to work on catching up on a bit of housekeeping. This would be my first serious effort at helping Husband Bob do household chores. I'm happy to report my catching up on housework exercise worked out A-OK for a newbie (that's…

Unexpected Call

Our phone seldom rings. A couple of days ago, I was a bit startled by its sudden intrusion. I looked at my phone and saw the caller was my older brother. Since I'd not heard from him for several years, I was stunned. Thoughts came to mind that he'd just passed his 87th birthday. Maybe…