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Sunday, February 21, 2010

A journaling prompt and another template freebie

I thought it would be fun to do post a journaling prompt here and there. I need to brush up on my writing, something I used to do and has gone by the wayside.

here is a prompt for today: Your favourite book(s) as a teen/young adult

My favourite book is one I read when I was 14 years old, the title is ''Trying Hard to Hear You" by Sandra Scoppettone and was written in 1974It's about a young girl who tells of how her summer changed her life forever. Now it is a heavy subject as it deals with homosexuality and racism, but the book is not sexual or violent, but it describes how a group of friends deal with those two topics and how peoples lives are changed forever. It is one of those books that will stay with me forever.
Another fave of mine growing up was "That Was Then, This is Now"by S.E. Hinton. Yep I grew up in The Outsiders days and of course watched the movie over...and over...and over...and over again. Which of course was another fave book of mine.
Why do I remember these books so vividly? They all deal with subjects that are relevant today, the clothes and music have changed but so much is still the same. OK so those are some memorable books of my teen/young adult era..........matter of fact I may go see if I can find them for my son who will be entering his teen years in a few.
Now on to everyday life stuff, lol. I took my taxes in today to be prepared (I so hate doing them) and was very happy with the results. My refund will be enough to sustain us for the month of July. Oh let me explain a little, I work in a school and am laid off for the summer. Teachers are paid a salary but Support Staff are hourly so we are only paid when school is in session. Usually I put money aside each month to cover my time off in the summer but with B~man getting braces that has kind of put a kink in that. Should also mention that the ex hasn't been paying consistently and is behind due to his employment troubles, so makes it next to impossible to save. Anyway I can breath a sigh of relief as I know I'm all good for July and hopefully the ex's new job will last and he can start catching up. My goal will be to put that away to take care of August. Would be nice to use it for a vacation but a roof over our head, food and car payment are more important, lol.
Busy busy at the Olympics again today, I've skiied, done the bobsled, speed skated and curled. Whew, and then tomorrow is the BIG hockey game.........Canada vs. the US in men's hockey. That should be a game and a half. So I will probably be absent from the computer during game time.
Now that you have waded through all of this here is a template for you. Still no oomph to finish my mini kit :( sorry. Hopefully soon though.....hate that it's sitting there just needing some elements. You can click on the image or download below.

Download here

Have a good one!

5 comments:

CraftCrave said...

Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today (look for timestamp: [21 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

blurooferika said...

THanks for the cool template, Jaye. The Outsiders is way up there on my list of favorite books from childhood. And you're right, the content is timeless. It brought up such strong feelings and emotions even though it was set in a different place and time from my own formative years.

Sandra Scoppettone said...

Thank you.
Sandra

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Feb. 21, 2010. Thanks again.

ninigoesdigi said...

Thank you very much !!! Love this template !!