Word Challenge

This weeks Fun Monday is hosted by Mommy Wizdom and it is a real word challenge.

Thank you so much to all those who submitted words and themes.  They were all wonderful.  I’m so glad I left the decision to the fates and didn’t have to choose any myself.  Otherwise, I’d still be belaboring it.

Because there were so many submissions, I’ve decided to choose three themes, ten main words, and five wild card words.
So, this is the assignment:

Themes to choose from:

A visit by your mother in law

Bedtime Stories

Raising a Teenager

The words:  Ostrich, goosebumps, magazines, soup, cats, lethargic, noodles, tequila, doorknob, biscuit

Wild card words:  prehistoric, Jedi Knight, cactus, periscope, humor

Your job is to write a story (true or made-up), poem, song, letter… whatever strikes you ABOUT one of the three themes.  You must INCLUDE all 10 words.  Wild cards words may be used in addition to or in place of the main 10 words.

A visit by your mother in law
My mothers- in- law  were visiting for the first time.  I was so nervous I had goosebumps as huge as ostrich eggs.  The recipes from the fancy cooking magazines were backfiring big time. All I had in the pantry were noodles and canned soup.  Who serves that stuff to their honored guests?  A chicken must die.  The cat had helped herself to some stale biscuit leftover and she was getting lethargic.  The doorknob turned, and I knew I needed some tequila. Problem is, I do not drink any, surely, there must be some humor in all this?

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All that waking up in the morning, running three times a week, and changing strategy to add speed workouts and doing long runs on real ground, did pay off.  I passed my PT test.  I cut my run time and ran the 2 miles in 17 minutes 55 seconds.  That might not be good time for some, but for me, it was great, I still had 3 minutes and 45 seconds to play around with.  It seems like I will still be around for the next PT test in April next year and so I am now working on maxing my time and running in 15 minutes.  it would be so great to leave with a PT badge.  I also passed my sit ups and push ups.  After I passed the test, I was wondering if I would make the tape.  If you do not pass the height and weight, they tape you to measure your body fat and I was surprised when she told me that I had made weight and did not have to get taped.  It means I lost the few extra pounds I had.  It works people, and all you need is three days a week of cardio and strength training and walking on the other days helps. I was terribly excited yesterday.


It is a quiet day at our house today, Henry has been sick but he seems to be getting better. He turned 8 months yesterday, and since he now wants to participate more in the family activities, we put out the play pen for him to be hanging out.   Gives him a little more freedom to move.  My closet still looks so bad and I do not think it will be looking good this week.  This weekend is battle assembly and we have a PT test.  I have to run 2 miles in under 21.46 minutes, do at least 15 push ups in 2 minutes and perform 42 sit ups in under 2 minutes.  My problem comes with the sit ups, after I had the babies, for some reason, I cannot do as many sit up as I used to be able to do, I think the abdominal muscles (if they are still there) have become so weak.  I hope I do well though, it probably will be my last test unless I don’t pass it.  I wish the debate tonight was a little earlier, I guess I just have to stay up and watch it.  It is usually funnier the first time round…