Friday, February 6, 2009

Barbara's Questions

Barbara, from The Serenity Gate, offered several thought-provoking sentence prompts on Tuesday. I think taking the time to finish them is a great way to tune in to the day around us. And they may also serve to boost a little creativity.

Here are my answers:

Outside my window... dusk falls over the beautiful, 60+ degree day we had.

I am thinking... I'd like to have a glass of iced water.

I am thankful for... my daughters. My love for them feels deeper of late.

From the kitchen... comes a chocolatey dessert's call. Janna, Janna! I'm in here!

I am wearing... my glasses, because my right contact lens continues to irritate me.

I am creating... a better me.

I am going... to get that luscious chocolatey dessert and settle in with my book.

I am reading... Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult. I'm really enjoying her writing, and I wonder at the fact that I never picked up any of her titles before.

I am hoping... I can keep the headaches at bay.

I am hearing... talk between my three-year-old and husband, as they discuss a tv show together.

Around the house... is comfort.

One of my favorite things... is a good laugh with someone special.

Plans for [the weekend]... include going to a vintage market and antiques expo. I can't wait!

How would you complete these questions?


Anonymous said...

Great prompts! Your answers have given me a little window into your day. :) I'll post mine on FB once I have finished them. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Amateis said...

Ooh, these are great! I may do this for tomorrow's post.

Enjoy your chocolatey dessert! I'm being good tonight. :-(

Stonefox said...

Vintage! How fun! Hope your weekend is great...and that the chocolate in the kitchen gets eaten only by you :)

Janna Leadbetter said...

Turk - I eagerly await your answers! :)

Melissa - Oh, but I'd totally share my goody!

Stonefox - I hope it doesn't disappoint. Hope you're feeling well, too! :)

Jewel Allen said...

I tried Jodi Picoult a while back, but didn't get into it; I may have to give her another look-see.

Angie Ledbetter said...


Kathryn Magendie said...

Oh, love this - what a good prompt...
enjoy the antique of my fave things to do and haven't done it in so long!

Anonymous said...

I've been wanting to read a Jodi Picoult book for a long time and just haven't bought one. You'll have to give us your review.

Kelly said...

Yummy chocolate! And I too would like to know where Ms. Picoult has been and why I have not read her!

Can't wait to hear what you think!

Janna Leadbetter said...

Jewel - To be fair, it did take a bit to get into this storyline. And I've heard about the subject matter of others of hers (specifically My Sister's Keeper) that I don't know if I could handle.

Angie - :)

Kat - I hope you get a chance to go antiquing again soon!

FringeGirl - Maybe I will do a review. Thanks! :)

Kelly - I'll share my chocolate, if you get her quick! :P

Melanie Hooyenga said...

These are great. Maybe I'll do this for my blog today since I couldn't think of anything this morning.

I'm glad to hear about the water... :)

Natasha Fondren said...

I haven't read much Jodi Picoult, but I LOVE her My Sister's Keeper.

Just an amazing book. Amazing.

WendyCinNYC said...

Nice prompts. I just posted something else, but I'll answer these tomorrow.

Jen said...

What a cool prompt, Janna! I may have to do this as well. :)

Travis Erwin said...

Outside my window... I'm trapped in the prison that is work. No windows.

I am thinking... How can I escape.

I am thankful for... the fact I have a good paying job.

From the kitchen... we don't have a kitchen here but the breakroom has plenty of ice cold Dr. Pepper.

I am wearing... clothes, because they frown on naked employees.

I am creating... new ways to screw off.

I am going... to hide and play on the internet until quitting time.

I am reading... your blog.

I am hoping... nothing breaks so I do not have to do anymore work.

I am hearing... equipment running..

Around the house... does not pay as well.

One of my favorite things... is a day I can stay home and write.

Plans for [the weekend]... going to mass for my son's first communion.

Amy Mullis said...

Hmmm, I'm going to answer these, but I'll have to be careful or all my answers will be about food--unfortunately even the one about what I'm wearing. Looks like after almost 50 years I could get fork to mouth without sharing with my shirt!

Joshua said...

great finishers cuz, think im gonna borrow this to and try it out. :)

Janna Leadbetter said...

Melanie - You'd be proud! I've had more water in the last month than the previous two or three. :)

Spy - Really? Well, you make me think maybe I should try it. My mom gave me Second Chances today (also Picoult's) though I haven't read the blurb yet.

Wendy - Great! And go you with the writing/rewriting/resending. Good luck!

Jen - I'd like to see your answers.

Travis - *snicker* I'm really glad the USPS frowns upon nekkid employees.

Amy - *wipes tears* You are too, too amusing. :D

Josh - Do it! I double-dog dare ya. ;)

Joshua said...

you and family need to come up here and play some cards with us. Its in the Leadbetter DNA!

Kathy said...

Thanks for the prompts! I will consider these as I'm writing my blog.

How are you Janna?

Anonymous said...

These are wonderful prompts, thanks for the share, Janna!

Author Jessica Nelson said...

The kitchen one is the same. It's like a siren's call, luring us to our demise! Hehee

Kathryn Magendie said...

Me too Janna!

Janna Leadbetter said...

Josh - I'd love to!

Kathy - Can't wait to see 'em! All is well. :) I hope the same for you.

Kimmi - Thanks!

Jessica - And here it is another day... my kitchen answer is the same. LOL!

Kat - Yay! :)