Five Minute Friday: Dive

I find it appropriate that “dive” is the prompt for this week’s Five Minute Friday. It’s been quite awhile since I participated and I feel like I’m leaping into something again. So, here’s 5 minutes of unedited free writing on “dive.” GO Sometimes you hold your breath, protecting yourself in an unfamiliar environment. Sometimes you…

this is not helping me lose weight

I was hoping to reach a new goal by December 31st. In 8 months I lost 40 lbs doing Weight Watchers. Actually, it was 6-1/2 months. Since September I’ve been stuck. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that my weight loss plateaued at the beginning of the comfort food, holiday baking, and cookie decorating chaos…

my grown-up Christmas wish

This is mine… My grown-up Christmas wish: To clean a room, leave, & come back to find it still clean. #4kids #neverhappens #tc — Melissa Brotherton (@melissa_rae) December 14, 2012 What’s yours?  

Break. It. Down.

My dad and I hunted for that particular refrigerator box all over the city. I had this fantastic idea that involved glow-in-the-dark paint, black butcher paper and blowing away the other kids in my science class. It all hinged on the box. My plan was to create a solar system room. As the cardboard door…