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Long #FMF

long FMF

It has been a long time since I have participated in a Five Minute Friday.  I guess it is appropriate since today’s word is LONG.

FMF is a group of bloggers who write for five minutes flat on a given prompt — no over-thinking, editing, backtracking. Then we post our writing on our blogs and link up with other bloggers!

So, my 5 minutes starts NOW…

When I saw the word of the day, I decided that the first thing I’d do is find a quote that used the word LONG in it.  I found this one immediately and loved it.

When you are lucky enough to work with people who you love, who make you laugh, make you smile every single day – it makes you realize just how special your job is.  My coworkers are some of my best friends and I look forward to seeing them everyday.  My Kindergarteners keeps me on my toes but also keep my laughing.   I love teaching and can’t imagine myself doing anything else.  I don’t think I’d feel complete if I didn’t have a class full of learners in front of me.

At the end of the day, I get to come home to my family.  My loves.  My boys, growing up faster than I am ready for them to! Another college visit with DJ tomorrow.  I don’t know where the time is going.  It flies by.  When my boys were babies, everyone told me how quickly the time goes and now I understand what they meant!

Time is up.

Sunshine Blogger Award


Earlier this week I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Molly at LOVE WELL LIVE WELL 

I had never heard of the award so I looked around on the internet and found many people who had been nominated for their inspiring blogs and I was honored to be chosen by other bloggers so today, I am going to “spread the kindness” and give the award to some bloggers who have inspired me!

Here are the rules for the award:

  • Include the award logo in a post or on the blog
  • Include a link to the person who nominated you (thanks again to Love Well Live Well for the nomination).
  • Write 10 random things about yourself
  • Nominate ten other bloggers who “positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”, and let them know you nominated them.

So here are the 10 random things about myself:

  1. I married my “high school sweetheart” and we will be celebrating our 20th Anniversary in August.
  2. I prefer salty foods over sweet, but enjoy mixing movie popcorn with Snow Caps – YUM!
  3. I went to college in Washington, DC
  4. My favorite food is homemade spaghetti and meatballs
  5. I get up nearly every weekday at 4:45 in the morning so that I can get in a four mile walk or a kickboxing class before leaving for work.
  6. One of my all time favorite movies is “Forrest Gump”
  7. I share the name, “Claire Sinclair” with the 2011 Playboy Playmate of the year, which can be quite funny if you try to “google” the name when looking for me.
  8. I am a news “junkie” and cannot start or end my day without watching it everyday.  My favorites are “Eyewitness News” and “Good Morning America”
  9. I am a huge sports fan.
  10. My favorite day of the year is Christmas Eve.

10 Bloggers who I think,  “positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”

  1. Life Stories
  2. I am a Widower
  3. My Thirty Third Year
  4. Jenna Dee 222
  5. Mom in the Muddle
  6. JudiesJuice
  7. Jane’s Juice
  8. Woulda Coulda Shoulda
  9. Discovering Me
  10. Suspended Coffees


Be sure to check out the sites above, each is worth the read, and can share so many great things with you.