Starting a new chapter

 

We are starting a new chapter. We moved to a new city, a new state for that matter. We love it here. We are at peace. Trees are everywhere and seeing the snow-capped mountains never gets old. We are a car owner again. We are going to try to stick with one car as long as possible. My anxiety in the car is lessening, specifically if I am driving. I’m hoping over time that too will disappear. We have a couple that we have been living with and we will all miss having that company around. We will fight to keep that friendship strong even if we will like 25 min away. I found a church.  I am trying to get a teaching job. Jon loves his job.

What can I say??

We are finally HOME!

Get Writing Response for Prompt 9

#9 When you write, it is important to fit your tone to your purpose. If you want the manager of Widget World to allow a return, even though the 30-day return period has passed, it’s not a good idea to start your letter in this hostile tone: “I don’t know what knuckle head came up with your policy, but I think its stupid.”

If you want to apply for a job as a manager of Widget World, it’s not a good idea to start your cover letter in this casual tone: “Hey, I hear you need a Widget wonk, and I’m cool with that.”

If you want to propose marriage to the manager of Widget World, it’s probably not a good idea to start your letter in this formal tone: “Dear Ms. Applespot: After a careful analysis, I find that a legal partnership, i.e. marriage, between the two of us would be beneficial to both parties involved.”

To match tone to purpose, use words that fit the circumstances. Imagine you are the manager of Widget World. You have been hoping for a raise, since you know you’ve done an excellent job. However, the owner of the strode isn’t exactly the sharpest tack in the drawer, in your opinion, and probably hasn’t even noticed. Write a letter to the owner, choosing your tone carefully as you point out why you should have that raise.

Our responder for today:

Dear Owner of The Strode,

It has not only been pleasure working at Widget World, but a learning experience that has been invaluable. Because of the effective training and experience I have accumulated while working at your establishment, I have been able to be rather successful at our work here. I hope to work here for many more years. Unfortunately with the state of our economy, I cannot continue working here for long if my pay does not increase. This is not an ultimatum, but a sad fact. I was hoping that I would be able to meet with you to discuss the subject of a pay raise so that I can continue fully devoting myself to the good work of Widget World. Thank you for your time and understanding.
 
Sincerely, Plain Jane

 

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Get Writing #9 Prompt

#9 When you write, it is important to fit your tone to your purpose. If you want the manager of Widget World to allow a return, even though the 30-day return period has passed, it’s not a good idea to start your letter in this hostile tone: “I don’t know what knuckle head came up with your policy, but I think its stupid.”

If you want to apply for a job as a manager of Widget World, it’s not a good idea to start your cover letter in this casual tone: “Hey, I hear you need a Widget wonk, and I’m cool with that.”

If you want to propose marriage to the manager of Widget World, it’s probably not a good idea to start your letter in this formal tone: “Dear Ms. Applespot: After a careful analysis, I find that a legal partnership, i.e. marriage, between the two of us would be beneficial to both parties involved.”

To match tone to purpose, use words that fit the circumstances. Imagine you are the manager of Widget World. You have been hoping for a raise, since you know you’ve done an excellent job. However, the owner of the strode isn’t exactly the sharpest tack in the drawer, in your opinion, and probably hasn’t even noticed. Write a letter to the owner, choosing your tone carefully as you point out why you should have that raise.

 

Get Writing Series is a time to creatively respond to prompts from unjournaling by DiPrince and Thurston. Please join us and email me your entry. Prompts are posted on Thursdays and the entries will be posted the Wednesday after.

 

Get Writing #8 Prompt

#8 How many ways can you find to say no? Write ten sentences that say no in various ways, but without using the word no.

 

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Get Writing #7 Prompt

#7 Write a paragraph that includes twenty words with double vowels. Examples: poodle, peep, needle.

 

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Get Writing Entries #6

#6 A bad dude in a cowboy hat is walking into a saloon in a bad Western movie. He’s looking dangerous and mad. Tell what happens, creating a happy ending.

Wild Earl was hoppin’ mad.  After traveling for hours on his trusty horse, Rochelle, he needed a drink.  Earl stops at the Resting Renee Bar and Saloon only to find that there is a No Horse Parking sign out front of Renee’s.  How’s that for hospitality!  Earl couldn’t ride to the next town, he’d die of thirst!  Violating the No Parking sign, Earl stormed into Renee’s with his hands on his pistols.  “What kind of town doesn’t offer horse parking? I DEMAND you take my horse, feed, water, and groom her.”  The barkeep was stunned and scared out of his chaps!  He immediately agreed to Earl’s angry demands, as Earl meant business.  After making sure Rochelle was being cared for, Earl returned to the barstool and ordered a Shirley Temple.  He explained how he and Rochelle had come from a far away town to visit his dear old granny, Elizabeth Grace.  Oh, how Earl loved his dear old granny.  Elizabeth Grace was feeling ill and he just wanted to bring her a picnic lunch when he became so parched that he couldn’t think straight!  The barkeep saw a new side of Wild Earl and took heart.  The barkeep made Earl’s Shirley Temple and made another to-go for Elizabeth Grace.  After chatting about the recent dust storms, Earl collected his beautifully groomed and well fed Rochelle and headed over the river to his grandmother’s house.    – KIM

Kim did a wonderful job!!

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Entries for Get Writing #5

#5 Describe the gunky stuff that gets caught in the basket at the bottom of the sink. Don’t use the words disgusting or gross.

I wash the dishes and tidbits of each meal start making a collection in the bottom. A little orange rind here, a coffee ground there, shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes. They all start mixing together, a rainbow of waste. As time goes on, laziness prevails, the rainbow starts to change. It turns into sludge. Its murky down there. What is that smell? I can’t go near it without my stomach turning. Which is funny because most of those items made that rainbow in my stomach in the last few days. Does it look like that in there? Does it smell like that? I don’t know, though I probably rather not. Its time to plug the nose and discard that waste and start anew.

-Hallie

 

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Get Writing #6

#6 A bad dude in a cowboy hat is walking into a saloon in a bad Western movie. He’s looking dangerous and mad. Tell what happens, creating a happy ending.

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Get Writing #5

#5 Describe the gunky stuff that gets caught in the basket at the bottom of the sink. Don’t use the words disgusting or gross.

Get Writing Series is a time to creatively respond to prompts from unjournaling by DiPrince and Thurston. Please join us and email me your entry. Prompts are posted on Thursdays and the entries will be posted the Wednesday after.

The massively late Get Writing Entry for #4

#4 Write a paragraph about a cat attacking something, but don’t use the words hiss, scratch or pounce.

 The cat comes around the corner and her eye catches a wagging tail. It is the cat’s dreaded enemy, the dog. She wastes no time, she stretches out her first paw making each nail spring up. She is happy that she sharpened them earlier on the owner’s leather couch. With one swift move, she slaps the dog with nail adorned paw. Four scratches on the check of the unsuspecting dog. She was there to prove that she was better and that she is better than any dog. It wasn’t play time, it was time to show who was boss. What happened next will be etched in her mind forever. He ran away only for a second and then proceeded to drop something right in front of her. It was a present. He got her a mouse. The cat went from attack mode to loving mode in one swift mood. She returned her gratitude by licking the wounds from her slapping. -Hallie

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