alpha thursday

Writer’s Workshop: My Love, Hello

Love Quote

Love Quote

 

3248km

That’s how far you are away from me.

It’s not that near nor that far.

5hrs by Aeroplane is what it takes for me to travel  over to be with you.   8 hrs if you include travelling and waiting time at the airport.

Living apart on different islands.

Two of us in different cities due to our work and family commitments.

Working hard to be together  and pushing through the daily grinds of life.

Doing our best and giving our all.

Appreciating each other for who we are.

Individuals  joined together through the sacrament of marriage.

Different but yet the having the same ideals and dreams.

Bonded in LOVE.

Striving  towards our common goal a step at a time.

Trudging on even though we may be physically or mentally exhausted.

Both of us on this  life long journey  since we entered the institution of marriage 14 years ago.

A journey that has seen ups and downs.

Tears of joy and sadness.

Births and Deaths.

Euphoria and heartbreaks.

It isn’t easy   for me every time we have to part.

Dealing with the longing and  physical separation only makes my heart ache even more.

Counting down till we next meet

Jenny Matlock

Mama’s Losin’ It

Writer’s Workshop: Keep on Creating

Pinkie Pie Vs Rainbow Dash

Pinkie Pie Vs Rainbow Dash

I’ve recently been putting quite a lot of pins on my Hama bead craft board on pinterest. I have taken an interest in this bead craft as it  allows one to be free to design and create without any restrictions.

I find that it is a  great alternative to electronic games during rest periods in between studying for the kids and was really happy that the kids were willing to give it a try.

One only needs to have an idea of what he wants to create and go with the flow till the whole piece is done.   There are many templates and samples available online and one has only to download and print out the patterns which they fancy.

This week’s Wordful Wednesday post showcased some of the items which the kids and I have recently created.  We did Minecraft weapons and my little pony figurines.

The kids just needed  to  count accurately and put the beads in the correct positions on the board before fusing them together. The kids and I had great fun seeing our creations come together when we fused them with the iron.

It didn’t seem that difficult especially since we were following templates. We could innovate as we go along if necessary as we may not have all the required colors on hand or wanted something more to our taste.

As you could see the creations turned out pretty well and the 3 kids have been using the Hama creations in their own self directed play of Pinky Pie vs Rainbow dash.

They make great props for script writing and acting and I can incorporate learning into play.  (Killing two birds with one stone)

Have you actually tried doing something which you saw on Pinterest?

Jenny Matlock

Mama’s Losin’ It