Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hanging in There

Okay so I realize I haven't posted in 6 weeks and the goal was to update weekly but in my defense I have been a bit busy. I am writing this post propped up in bed with yes another case of bronchitis/ asthma flare up. I have lost exact count but I know that this at least my 7th course of steroids in a year and my neck is starting to bear the signs. Oh vanity! I have been tweaking my diet and keeping up my usual workout regime when I can breathe so I have to believe that I will get through this soon and come out better than before and if I don't, well then it is what it is and I will just see what God has in store for me.
This week begins our homeschool 3 week break and I have big plans for myself including Christmas cookie baking, sewing, crafting, house cleaning, writing and reading, reading and more reading.
I am still hoping to get into a freelance career part-time so my goal is to submit an article a week.
For those of you who haven't read it. I wrote a little story inspired by Isabelle's great and a little deranged imagination. I am still tweaking it but welcome any feedback. If after reading this you have doubts about my writing skill just know that my article submissions are factual not children's stories so here it goes:

Bella the Tooting Tooth Fairy

Bella was the best tooth fairy in the village of Cuspidville. She visited more children in one night than any other fairy. (show her driving in a little people car around the house)

She never complained about her pickup locations, (show messy room)

and she NEVER missed a tooth pickup unlike some of the other fairies. (show child waking up and looking under his pillow to find his tooth still there)

But Bella did have one problem. She had a horrible tooting habit. Whenever Bella would pull on anything, out would come a fairy stinky toot!

This posed quite an embarrassing problem for the fairy because as everyone knows most children place their lost tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy to retrieve.

Every evening Bella would fly into the children’s room to get the lost tooth.

She would slip under the pillow,

reach for the tooth

and PULL it out from under and…. TOOT!

Bella’s boss, King Molar, was quite concerned when he learned of Bella’s trouble. He sent her to Dr. Wisdom for a cure.

Dr. Wisdom suggested Bella make some changes in her diet. Perhaps if she stopped eating tulip bulbs her toots would subside.

No luck. (picture of her pulling out a book at the library and….)

Next Dr. Wisdom suggested Bella eat soup made with rose petals. Rose soup is often eaten by fairies to give them a natural flowery smell.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough. (show other fairies behind her who are bothered by her unpleasant odor)

King Molar knew he would have to decide what to do about Bella. The other fairies had begun to talk.

After careful consideration, King Molar held a Cuspidville town meeting without Bella.

The fairies voiced their concerns and then, King Molar made an announcement.

In recognition of Bella’s hard work and commitment to always do her best, Bella was to receive the first annual Tooth Fairy of the Year award!

King Molar reminded the other fairies that each of them is different and that everyone of them has some imperfection. What mattered was the kind of fairy Bella was and she was a great fairy

On that day that the fairies of Cuspidville realized that Bella had unknowingly taught them a lesson. Perhaps, one of the most important lessons of all

Soon all the fairies including Bella were back to work as usual. (show back to work)

To this day a child will still wake in the morning to find not only a gift from the tooth fairy but also something else that they can’t see. (show child waking in the morning to an unpleasant odor)

You can bet that those lucky children were visited by Bella the tooting tooth fairy.

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