Five Minute Friday – Back

I’m joining in with a group of writers for Five Minute Friday where we’re given a prompt (this week it’s BACK and write for five minutes about it.

It’s the last full day of Camp G and G. It’s been a fun-filled couple of weeks with bowling, theatre intensive, scavenger hunts, star gazing, ice cream, games, mini golf, and so much more. We’ll squeeze as much deliciousness as we can out of this last day (did someone say roll kuchen?).

Makiya and I will take a road trip tomorrow to take her back home, then I’ll get back to my regular gig tapping our words and living my ordinary-made-extraordinary days.

I’m buying a new notebook today to commemorate the transition. Ideas are whirling around in my mind. This season, like none other in recent years, feels like a return. Not to school, but to where I left off with my manuscript, to new ideas that are tumbling around in my mind, and to solitude and silence practices that haven’t been what they usually are in these weeks.

For so many years I went kicking and screaming into autumn. It’s a joy to walk comfortably and expectantly into September with a sense of settling in and looking forward at the same time.

Summer, you’ve been grand and I’ll carry your memories with me into a new season.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Good job grandma

  2. I love the idea of buying a new journal to recognize a transition. May it bring you an opportunity for wonderful reflections. FMF16

    1. Thank you, Michelle! Wishing you an inspiration-filled September. 🙂

  3. Sounds wonderful! I have always found summer too hot but I love my autumn’s, even though winter follows on its heels.

    1. Here’s to hoping we enjoy a long and beautiful autumn, Carmen.

  4. Living my ordinary-made-extraordinary days. I love this – I think I should make this my new motto!! Enjoy the extraordinary days ahead!!

    1. They all have the potential to be extraordinary, don’t they? Wishing you many ordinary-made-extraordinary days ahead, Jennifer!

  5. Good morning, Linda. I celebrate with you the return to your manuscript. I look forward to hearing more. En-JOY the holiday weekend. In Christ, Julie from FMF

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Julie! Hope you’re enjoying the weekend!

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