Friday, April 1, 2011

A is for Auto Pilot & National Poetry Month

Getting in gear for the A to Z blogging challenge of April.

Once that alarm goes off at 5:50 AM each weekday, I have to quickly get into auto pilot to get my guys moving in the morning. On auto pilot each day, I zoom through the house in my pajama pants (hopefully the ones with the drawstring that actually works).

Every minute seems to have a task that needs to get done. I used to think that I should exercise each morning. Now I see that I'm probably burning calories during that hectic hour and a half on school mornings. When I finally sit down to eat my scone or English muffin at 8:40 AM, I usually let out a good sigh until Jillian walks over at 8:43 AM with her big blue eyes and says, "Mommy, I'm bored. Do you have any ideas?" Then I turn into a cruise director for my favorite little girl.

I don't mind my auto pilot button. I like being the Energizer bunny of the family. My batteries are pretty low by 11 PM, but I'm glad that I kept this rickety old ship running for another day.

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It's National Poetry Month!! Hooray! Later on, I'm going to write a poem for Fridays Poetry over at Write With Pictures. It will be a quick one, just something off the top of my head. I hope to see all you spontaneous poets at WWP. Thanks!


Quick poetic update: It's 6:04 and the hungry kids are following me. Here's my little poem based on a cool picture over at Write With Pictures:

Feel the subtle roar inside
beckoning the self to engage
and soar over and through
the organized whirl of motion
sculpting a moment of risk.

24 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A wonderful start to the challenge. most enjoyable read which as always is a pleasure,

Yvonne.

Ella said...

Yes, you take me back, I still run the sloop at our house. My kids are older, but I swear if I wasn't home to get my college bound son up for school...well, he would be living here, longer. I am trying to find my path in the sea of life~ Welcome to the A-Z blog challenge~

Diane said...

I don't like auto pilot... I like to have some realiziation of what I'm doing and what's going on around me. Hugs :O)

the wild magnolia said...

Years ago when raising three children I lived on auto pilot too. We keep on keepin' on, and get the jobs done! Yes, I remember it well!

Gerri said...

oooh wee, I SO need to stop complaining. You amaze me!

a sojourner said...

i hear you....in part, anyways. we only have "two kids" but they're equally as difficult to keep up with. ...but our kids have four legs:)

thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. since i love photography, i peeked in your writing photography blog first:)

T Rex Mom said...

Autopilot can be both handy and dangerous at the same time. Sometimes I get into autopilot and miss the exit I need. But it is handy around the house.

I hope some day you get to go on a real cruise and have someone handle all that stuff for you so you can enjoy a break 24/7. You certainly deserve it.

The Words Crafter said...

If it weren't for the auto pilot button in the mornings, I don't think I'd make it to work intact!

Fun post!

Wanda said...

It's funny just how much I do on autopilot. Sometimes I find I miss lot of the details. You're off to a great start with the challenge. I look forward to reading more from you.

Melissa Bradley said...

I love this verse, I can see it all in my mind. And it's funny you should talk about autopilot. Some days I feel like one of those robotic automatons. :)

busy91 said...

sometimes autopilot is what we need
when we lack focus
when we lack speed.

baygirl32 said...

I think every mom runs on auto pilot in the morning!

Arlee Bird said...

Auto-pilot is okay sometimes, but sometimes you have to be cruise director as well. Parenting can be exhausting for sure.


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Cindy said...

Autopilot... gotta have it. Great "A"!

sema said...

Auto pilot is indeed useful when you have a lot to do and do not know where to start.
I have also joined the A to Z challenge on my art blog
Expressive Impressive

and I look forward to reading more of your posts for the challenge.

Valerie said...

I remember the days on auto pilot. I used to reach the office and wonder how I got there. No part of the bus journey was remembered.

Jenners said...

Does Jillian ever call you Julie McCoy?

Robyn Campbell said...

Auto pilot. uh-huh. Oh yeah! No memories of how we finished homeschool, and all our other things on our to do list. It's night and supper is over and I go, "It's nighttime all ready?" :)

Robyn Campbell said...

BTW, that poem is fantastic. I'm going to seriously write one and send it to you one of these days. :)

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I like the alphabet posts! Do you have a twitter account because you can tweet poetry (140 characters or less) to NPR's tell Me More and they will read it on air

Kim said...

I agree, you are most definitely getting lots of exercise getting that crew of yours moving. Love the poem Kell! You have a way with words that really pack a punch.

Susan Fobes said...

Hi Kelly! Autopilot-I do understand...

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