Five Minute Friday: The First

Hi, blogosphere. I’m new here.

Wordless Wednesday. Thankful Thursday. Five Minute Friday. I haven’t done them yet on this blog, and today is my first.

What happens on Mondays and Tuesdays? What about Saturdays and Sundays? Do bloggers take the weekend off?

I love the idea of Wordless Wednesday, because it is a way I can incorporate some of my photography into the blog, and not have to come up with anything to write about. Double-bonus!

Anyway, I suppose Five Minute Friday posts are intended to be quick. I think some of you even run a timer? I noticed that Tiffany over at Raising Paityn does it that way! I’m not sure if I’m ready for that, so I’ll just include a few things in this post; sciatica, my mother-in-law, and missing family.

Sciatica. Peanut somehow positioned herself last night so that she is exerting more pressure on my sciatic nerve. I was laying in bed on my back (yes, I know at this point in pregnancy it is a “no-no”) peacefully reading about deceit and betrayal (typical third trimester reading for most women, isn’t it?) in George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones, and *BAM!* pain, down my tailbone and down my legs. I wonder if this was Peanut moving into my pelvis? The pain has been pretty bad today. Barely got through grocery shopping.

My mother-in-law called this morning and told me that today was the Captain’s due date 38 years ago. He was ultimately born on the 29th. Way to make the world wait, my dear! I hope I can remember the due dates for my babies almost forty years in the future. They are a special day too, even though they don’t have the same significance as actual birthdays. Though only about five percent of babies are actually born on their “due dates”, it is still a major marker in time for mom and dad. It is a succinct way of saying, “Your lives are going to really, really, really change, sometime around this date in the future. Get ready.”

Missing family. We just spent two weeks at the end of May/beginning of June with my family…they came down for a long vacation from Ohio. Pumpkin got really attached to my brother and sister-in-law during that time, as well as their son (as of right now, her only first cousin), and my parents. She has been asking for them all by name for the last week or so, and whenever she happens across a photo of any of them in the house, she lights up with excitement. Today while we were out, she called two tall and slim silver-haired gentlemen “Papa”, and pointed at them. It was darling.

Ok. So that was probably more than five minutes. Maybe next time I’ll try setting a timer.

Edited to add:

So, I suppose the idea of Five Minute Friday was originated by The Gypsy Mama…can any experienced bloggers confirm this? I just did a quick google search and this page is what came up. I guess prompts are supposed to come from her? Maybe I’ll have to rename to “Fast Friday” on my own blog!

2 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: The First

  1. I haven’t done 5 minute Fridays. I follow a blogger named Draz over at and she does a “Bring Your Own Crazy” on Friday that is rather fun. Maybe if I don’t like it one week I’ll try a Friday 5. I’ve also seen posters do just 5 random things lists like Mary does at A Merry Life (I hope that link works..)Sometimes I even participate in Friend Makin’ Mondays like Kenz does over at'm gonna start doing Wordless Wednesday. It sounds fun!


  2. Gosh, I missed a lot in the last week or so while I was out of town house-sitting! I can’t wait to catch up on everything! ❤ I love these ideas. If I ever get back into my blog, I think I might adopt something similar. Or try it at least. I read Amanda Blake Soule’s blog ( – lovvve her), and she does {this moment] on Fridays. It’s just a simple single photo of a moment in time. I like that idea as well. It seems to be pretty similar to Wordless Wednesday. Anyway, time to catch up!!! Be well, sweets.


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