Last night I told my husband, "I probably should clean our floors."
He's so tired of hearing my excuses, he'd do anything to avoid them. He said, "It hasn't been that long."
"Only a couple of months."
I cleaned our floors the next day. Well the main floors. I had a lot of excuses for ignoring the rest of the house.
Some of my best excuses for not cleaning our home are:
1) It's raining outside. We'll just track mud in.
2) I should let the mud on the floors dry before I sweep it.
3) I should dust, but why bother?
4) The dishes can wait because I have to unload the dishwasher.
5) The dishwasher can wait because I have to prepare for WWE.
None of the above are the legit excuses except for the last one. The truth is, they are a cover up for the fact that I'm lazy and spend too much time on Gather.
I need a cane for walking once in a blue moon, but it's pretty cool. People treat you nicer or at least with a certain amount of respect. Especially in the grocery story. If the two women hogging the entire aisle don't move when I try to get through them, I use my cane to jab them. They always move.
Here's a good one. The gaggle of gigglers came over for our one day a month gathering of tale spinning. But, I had to make up an excuse to explain the cane. "My legs haven't been working right lately," I told them.
Of course, I forgot to limp and one of the girls delicately yelled out, "Pam, you're supposed to walk, using the cane. You're not supposed to carry the gull durned thing around."
Today's challenge is, write a story or poem about something. I haven't figured out a challenge for WWE and my excuse is, I've been busy working on our Gather anthology.
Okay, fine, write something that involves an excuse. If you can't think of something involving an excuse, then you have no excuse because you should be posting and telling us what your excuse is.
Keep in mind, this is a monitored group and there are only a couple of rules, which are:
Make sure you put this (WWE, 3/6/13, Excuses) in your title.
Be sure to tag it with WWE, Gather Writing Essentials, Excuses. Post to Gather Writing Essential.
I ask that you make your submission(s) by next Tuesday afternoon.
There is a limit of three submissions from each member per day. If you’re extremely prolific, spread out your work and post only three submissions per day.
Put this challenge statement at the beginning or end of your submission so readers will know what you’re supposed to do and won’t think you’re crazy.
Challenge: Write something that involves an excuse. If you can't think of something involving an excuse, then you have no excuse because you should be posting and telling us what your excuse is.
BELOW ARE RESPONSES TO PRIOR CHALLENGES - CHECK THEM OUT. Please let me know if I missed anyone's post and I'll get it linked for next week.
Birds, by Karen Vaughan
A SEAGULL DAY, by David W.
My Bluebirds of Happiness, by Carol
Humming Container Gardening, by Ashley S.
Intermission #4....WWE - Bluebird, by Barbary Chaapel
Shades of a bird - a tribute to Pam, by Priya P.
My Daily Obsession, by Janice F.
Explosion of Yellow, by Janice F.
The Crows, by Sarah Leanne
Bird's Nest Check, by Priscella P.
Cheeky Cockatoo, by Irina Dimitric