I write on a wide range of topics–everything from Nutella to nature; from Writing in the Midst of Motherhood, to ideas for Quiet Times, to 10 Simple Ways to Class Up One’s Act (a notch).But Mondays over here are set apart for fun. Several weeks ago I launched Monday FunDay, a carnival dedicated to swapping simple, amusing–maybe even silly–everyday ways you enjoy good, clean fun. Because it’s Monday and there’s a blogging party going on, I couldn’t resist uniting the two ideas, so welcome to my Blog Party introductory post and…
To participate in Monday FunDay, just post a story, idea, or explanation at your blog of how you and/or your family has livened up Mondays (or any day).Then link up via Mr. Linky below (if you don’t have a blog, simply explain your idea in the comments) and we’ll collect all the ideas in one place. Again, please remember: ideas must be squeaky-clean, family-friendly fun.My idea for today’s Monday FunDay, obviously, is to participate in the totally fun Ultimate Blog Party.To participate, I’m supposed to introduce myself. To that end, you might enjoy seeing how I spent my birthday recently. It all started with a chocolate croissant. And let me tell you, when a day starts with a chocolate croissant still warm and gooey from the oven, you know it’s going to be good.To get to know me means you need to know that my faith in Jesus Christ is at the root of all that I am. From that foundation flows my family life–I’m married to The Belgian Wonder and mother to four children. The Lord also ultimately defines my writing, even if my work isn’t overtly Christian. You can read more about my corporate and creative writing work by clicking on the buttons above or the links provided.And my “About” button includes a long bio. Really long. You’ll know more about me than you ever really wanted or needed to know.You may also note my book addiction.
Here’s one room. Several shelves are double-stacked.
This is another room, showing an attempt at color-coordinating some of my hardbound books. Some book lovers have been shocked at the thought of categorizing by color. But…books are my friends, and I know them by their covers. So even if C.S. Lewis has to hang out next to Anne Lamott instead of G.K. Chesterton, I think they’ll all get along fine.And there are, by the way, many, many more books in the house–at least one bookcase in every room but the bathrooms, and several in the basement.One of my friends gave me a card with a nutty-looking girl on the front and a quote from Louisa May Alcott:
“She is too fond of books and it has addled her brain.”
This very well may be the case. You’ll have to dig into my blog to decide for yourself. So welcome to this stopover of the Ultimate Blog Party and Monday FunDay.I do want to reassure you that my contribution to Monday FunDay is usually a little more fun than merely talking about myself. What I’m really trying to encourage is participation in the Ultimate Blog Party, where blogger-creativity really shines. Drop in on other party-participants and have some fun mingling!Check on Mister Linky below to see what others are doing today…And check back every Monday for more creative, fun ideas from both me and other clever folks!
Instructions for the WordPress Mr. Linky (which is different than the ones you’ll see on WFMW and other Typepad or Blogspot blogs):1. Write your post. Type up your Monday FunDay edition and post it at your blog.2. Come back to this post and click on Mr. Linky. A window will pop up.3. Type in your name (or blog name) and if you like, you can include a short “teaser” for your idea in parenthesis. Something like this:
Ann K (join the Blog Party)
3. Paste in your url. Below the spot for your name, there’s another for the url of your own post. Copy the url for your own Monday FunDay and paste it in (including the http:// part of it).4. Press Enter. That’s it! It should be saved by Mr. Linky.To see what others have posted, click on Mr. Linky and pay a visit to the fun bloggers who have joined in!It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how![Check out previous Monday FunDays]