Saturday, September 24, 2016

Five Minute Friday - FIVE

It has been quite a long time since I've followed the Five Minute Friday prompts; but we have been challenged by Susan Shipe at HopeHeartHome to write on this week's word .

And, since the "write31days" challenge is only a week away, I have decided to accept Susan's challenge, to get into practice for a month's worth of writing!  For this year's challenge,  I will be following the FMF "free writes" following along with Kate Motaung and the Five Minute Friday writers.

So, here goes my post for this week's word:


Five?  And I thought bacon was a hard one in last year's Five Minute Friday free writes for the "write31days" challenge ...

But, it turned out to be one of my favorite prompts!

In fact, when we were invited by Susan Shipe to submit one of our posts for an upcoming book, the post on bacon was the first one I thought about ...

And, here it is!  Scheduled to be released on Monday, October 26th; and I have just received my advance copy!  How exciting is this?!

I think, perhaps, it took only FIVE days for me to receive this book ... actually, I think it was more like four - I'm stretching it here to get five minutes worth of writing in on this number!!


Growing up, there were five members in my family: my parents, two brothers, and myself.  My brothers and I were two years apart; I was the oldest.

When I married my second husband, and we had a child, our family grew from four to five members: my husband and I, my son and daughter from first marriage, and our daughter.

In seven days, I'll be attending a scrapbook retreat; but it will take me at least the five days leading up to the retreat just to get my stuff together!  And, then I will have four days to work on several projects, once I figure out what they will be.

I'm stretching it here, but I think I have exceeded my five minute time frame anyway; but, I wrote it!!

Challenge Accepted!

Now, won't you check out this amazing weekly challenge with the Five Minute Friday family; and the write31days that is scheduled to begin on October 1st...

Then, be sure to check out the Five Minute Friday book ... You can order one for yourself here.


  1. What a fun post, Barbara! You reminded me that there were 5 in my family growing up. I was the oldest and had two brothers. :) Blessings!

    1. Thank you, Gayl! I'm hoping to get back to joining FMF every week, especially now that I'm following with the free writes for write31days...and was definitely stumped as to how to use it!! Rather than using the Bible, I just decided to go with what came out!!!

      Thanks for reading and commenting! Enjoyed reading yours!!

  2. Fun post! So good to see you here friend!

    1. So good to be here my friend! I've met so many wonderful people through blogging and am happy to be back with FMF AND write31days! We are off on another journey...blessings to you as we walk this one together, again!!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!!

  3. your post made me grin. :) Thanks for the smiles.. enjoy your retreat. Visiting from FMF $54

    1. Glad to bring a grin and smiles to you!! I am almost ready for the retreat; and definitely ready to BE there!! Thank you for reading and commenting! I've read a few but am slow to get to the excuses! Just a lot to do to get ready for next weekend!!


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