Five Minute Friday: Keep


This week’s prompt is:  WAIT

Tonight after work, I met Erich and Max at Patriot Place for supper at a sub shop that I really, really like.  It’s been a difficult week between illness and the craziness of commuting in the snow.  I needed a treat – and supper was on me.

I know I’m not a particularly good mom, or a good wife… or hell, possibly not even a good person a lot of the time.  I try to be, but I seem to fail.  So when I have the energy and the desire – I want to do something simple with the ones I love.  No frills, just us, supper, and some quiet time together.  Because it’s these moments that I keep close to me when life’s really, REALLY pushing me down.

I was spoiled as a child with funky clothes, fantastic vacations all over the country, and exposure to foods and cultures from parents that embraced the diversity around us.  I adored it.  Yet now I find myself keeping closer to home, wanting to find the value in just my small circle of family, friends, and home.  I still love the idea of adventure – and if I were blessed with the finances my parents had when I was younger, I’d likely be doing the same thing for Max. But I can’t… so I find and keep the treasures of life in ways that I can afford.  Simple, rewarding, low-key things that may not seem big at the time, but add up to a very, very big whole after a while.

These memories are my treasure box – the little jewels I take out and admire from time to time, before I put them back in the box for safe keeping.


Those who’d like to participate in Five Minute Friday will write for five minutes on the topic of the week, post it on their own blog and link up the post here.  This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.
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  1. Justine says:

    The simple things are the ones I remember about my childhood. Spending time with my family, playing games, sharing a favourite book. Looking back, I don’t think my parents had a lot of money when we were growing up, but I was never aware of it and it didn’t matter. We had fun holidays in a little caravan, new toys and books were a treat instead of the norm, as was eating out. The fact that this is what you enjoy tells me that you are a great mum and are passing the right values on to your son.

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