March 22, 2015

From Where I Sit

Filed under: Uncategorized — mvervinck @ 4:01 pm




  1. I’ll have to try this sometime, but I’m afraid all I’ll see is the dust everywhere!

    Comment by barbarasut — March 22, 2015 @ 4:10 pm | Reply

  2. “From where I sit…” is a great SOL idea. I’m also going to file this one away for another day. I am into “pets” today. Love the line “my Eyeore cup that is half full.” Funny! As Eyeore would most definitely have said, “half empty.” How did you do that font? Did you write it and photograph or is it a font? D 🙂

    Comment by bennisbuzz — March 22, 2015 @ 4:13 pm | Reply

    • This is my actual handwriting. I use an app called FreeNote on my Kindle. I can share directly from that app to WordPress as a MMS. I know there are other handwriting apps out there, so check around and see what works for you. I am sure there are apps for iPads, too. It is nice to actually write!

      Comment by mvervinck — March 22, 2015 @ 8:41 pm | Reply

    • I agree, by the way, that Eeyore would see the world as ‘half empty.’ Thanks for the smile! 🙂

      Comment by mvervinck — March 22, 2015 @ 8:46 pm | Reply

  3. P.S. I have 8 more to go! This has been fun this weekend! Tough competition to be chose as it seems everyone is accepting this challenge!

    Comment by bennisbuzz — March 22, 2015 @ 4:15 pm | Reply

    • Keep going! It is great to read what other people write. There is a lot of diversity in everyone’s posts.

      Comment by mvervinck — March 22, 2015 @ 8:42 pm | Reply

  4. Great idea for a slice–I’ll tuck it away in my back pocket for another day! I enjoyed seeing your view through your descriptions. I imagine you could pull out many story ideas from what you see around you– the Eeyore mug, stories about your dog, your philosophy on cleaning, etc. I, too, fear that I would only see the clutter and dust, which I suppose is a post in and of itself. Thanks for sharing! By the way, I love the commenter’s comment that Eeyore would definitely see your cup as half empty.

    Comment by mbhmaine — March 22, 2015 @ 4:45 pm | Reply

  5. From where I sit can translate into quite a nice poem because the power of observation is in the details. Thanks for sharing. Your post marks #25 for me. Onward.

    Comment by cvarsalona — March 22, 2015 @ 4:54 pm | Reply

  6. Nice ideas. I always admire how beautifully you create images in your writing.

    Comment by keitheduardo — March 22, 2015 @ 5:06 pm | Reply

  7. I really enjoyed how you told us what you see but also some great little tidbits about each…like the dog needing a haircut or the dust waiting for your comments to be done!!! Great slice!!

    Comment by litcoachdanak — March 22, 2015 @ 5:21 pm | Reply

  8. I enjoyed your slice (and my view from where I sit commenting is quite similar). My dog also needs a haircut, but she has fluffy black hair. My floors need to be swept, and clothes and shoes and dog toys are everywhere! Thank you for inspiring me to try something new.

    Comment by Lori Sheroan — March 22, 2015 @ 5:35 pm | Reply

  9. There is a Kindle Writing app? I have been on the fence about Kindles since they are not as versatile as an iPad, but the idea that there is a writing app has me thinking. Thanks for the writing idea too. I feel like I’m getting to the point where I don’t have much to say!

    -Amanda at

    Comment by isbergamanda — March 22, 2015 @ 6:13 pm | Reply

    • I am sure that there are apps for other devices, too. I am not advertising for anyone, but I do enjoy the actual feel of writing something instead of typing things. The app I use allows me to share directly to WordPress. It is worth checking out!

      Comment by mvervinck — March 22, 2015 @ 8:43 pm | Reply

  10. So many blessings seem captured in this slice. Another exercise I’ve tried with this is through the six-room poetry idea from Georgia Heard. Now focus on just on the quality of light in the room; how does it change your perspective? Other lens for this include attending to the sounds, questions you have, feelings that are evoked, and finally (looking back over the other five “rooms”) a word or phrase that stand out and will be repeated three times. Have you tried it before? Your slice is inspiring me to give this a go. Thanks.

    Comment by Morgan — March 22, 2015 @ 6:18 pm | Reply

    • I haven’t tried this yet, but I do like the idea. This is why I love the SOLC because everyone shares and everyone gets great ides to try. Thanks for the suggestion!

      Comment by mvervinck — March 22, 2015 @ 8:44 pm | Reply

  11. Wonderful slice! I am also intrigued by the Kindle writing app; will have to check that out Thanks for giving me a glimpse of your writing space!

    Comment by Jaana — March 22, 2015 @ 6:43 pm | Reply

  12. From where you sit sounds like a comfortable place with all the comforts one needs close at hand. Shoes, dust, whatever, they don’t matter. The rest is just right!

    Comment by elsie — March 22, 2015 @ 8:02 pm | Reply

  13. Very enjoyable Slice! Maybe I will try this as well! The Kindle app is impressive. I have a Kindle; I’ll to see if I can do this, too.

    Comment by beckymusician — March 22, 2015 @ 8:20 pm | Reply

  14. This is awesome! What a great idea and app!

    Comment by Jill Stalter — March 22, 2015 @ 9:43 pm | Reply

  15. This is a terrific post and I am trying it tomorrow….today I saw basketball, a sleeping husband and a grandpa who occasionally wants to talk to me as I comment. xo

    Comment by ...never ending story — March 22, 2015 @ 10:25 pm | Reply

  16. This would be a great writing idea for students to do at home. Great way to build those descriptive writing skills! Maybe I should try it too!

    Comment by Leigh Anne — March 22, 2015 @ 10:27 pm | Reply

  17. Thank you for the grea tslice idea. I love the Eyeore mug half full! I

    Comment by kdoele — March 22, 2015 @ 11:17 pm | Reply

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