8-Minute Memoir

Day 28: indulge

Day 28: indulge. This girl insisted on carrying around a block of cheese. Usually I frown on giving people blocks of cheese but yesterday I decided to give in and let the girl have her heart's desire. What do you occasionally indulge in? A…

October 19, 2016
8-Minute Memoir

Day 27: Grandparents

Day 27: Grandparents. 8 minutes. Everything you can think of. My grandparents died before I was born but I’ve heard story after story about them and my parents were grandparents when I was three years old and some of my siblings are grandparents and…

October 17, 2016
8-Minute Memoir

Day 26: Daily Tasks

Day 26: Daily Tasks. Write about things you do every day. Or every week. Tasks you hate (see laundry), tasks you don’t mind, tasks you love. I have a neighbor who is out working in his yard every day–weeding, watering, mowing. And he seems…

October 14, 2016
8-Minute Memoir

Day 25: Outside

Day 25: outside. When I was a kid, we had bushes similar to these growing in our front yard. We used pick the berries and squish them all over our arms and legs and then pretend we were bleeding. “I’ve been attacked by a…

October 12, 2016
8-Minute Memoir

Day 24: Retreat

Day 24: Retreat. Write about the place you go to be alone when things get rough. Or maybe sometimes when they get good. The place you feel safe. Maybe it’s your bed with your grandma’s afghan. Maybe it’s the woods by the river. Maybe…

October 10, 2016
8-Minute Memoir

Day 23: Suffering

Day 23: Suffering. Write about a time when you knew you were going to go through pain, you knew you’d suffer, but you went ahead anyway. Write fast. Don’t stop. 8 minutes. #8minutememoir A photo posted by Ann Dee Ellis (@anndeecandy) on Oct 6,…

October 7, 2016
8-Minute Memoir

Day 22: Your Early Reading Life

Day 22:Your Early Reading Life. I wouldn’t say this was my favorite picture book when I was a kid (Corduroy, The Little House, Drummerhoff, Where the Wild Things Are held higher positions) but I will say I made my parents read it to me…

October 5, 2016
8-Minute Memoir

Day 21: Friendship

Day 21: Friendship. Write about a friend who sparks and inspires your ambition and maybe you do the same for them. 8 minutes. #8minutememoir A photo posted by Ann Dee Ellis (@anndeecandy) on Oct 2, 2016 at 8:31pm PDT…

October 2, 2016
8-Minute Memoir

Day 20: Decorations

Day 20: Decorations. Did your family go big or go small? Make your own wreaths and garlands or hit up the big box stores? Did holidays start a month before the day or the night before? Do you copy how your parents decorated/celebrated? 8…

September 29, 2016