Lunch at the Ranch

Nothing like being inspired to be creative when you are home fighting a ‘bug’.   I strolled out of my room in my pink camo jammies to make some soup.  As I was settling in to watch reruns of NCIS and eat my soup, I checked my Twitter account and saw that Word Press published a writing challenge.  (BIG SMILE)  It’s on writing about your lunch break.   If you want to give it a try, here is the original link:  http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/weekly-writing-challenge-lunch-posts/ My post for Day One of the Lunch Writing Challenge.

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Challenge accepted, I scan the room.   The dog is asleep to my left and a cat asleep to my right.  I look out the window and the trees are shiny with fog ice.  The horses are casually enjoying their progressive hay breakfast.  A bald eagle soars past the window.  Nope.  Not much happening here.  I think to myself, ‘How will I compete with stories of New York cafes and Jersey boardwalks?’  Then I smile, snuggle into my blanket, and say, ‘Thank God for sick days!’

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Here are some Lunch Challenge contributions from other WP bloggers that you may like.  This list is only a portion of the entire collection.  With each of my entries this week, I’m adding some additional from other bloggers.  Reading through them all reminded me of that film “Life In A Day” … which was amazing.  I think that’s why I enjoyed this challenge so much … we all got to experience a little ‘life in a day’ through meal times around the world.  (In this first group, some have the same title, but they are different stories.  I added them from the comments section of the main challenge page, as I’m not sure that they all made the ‘pingback’ list that follows. )
1. The Best Sandwiches Around …
2. Theres No Peace (A Short Lunch)
3. Graduate Student Lunches
4. Penalty That Working Moms Pay
5. Weekly Challenge: Lunch – thatonegirlsblog3
6. A Chaos At My Place
7. Dinner Time – Writing Challenge – 101challengesin1001days
8. Zoned
9. Monday Lunch Post – giselacarmona
10.  Transcendental Pizza
11. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts – theheathercoy
12. The Baon Chronicles: Sugar-free Lemon Chicken
13. Tuna Fish In The Morning
14. Weekly Writing Challenge Lunch Posts – thewonderthoughts
15. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Post – thunderroadtoglory
16. My First Great Office Robbery
17. Breath
18. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts | MythRider

Below are the first 50 entries in the pingbacks and trackbacks list.

  1. Lunch | The Magic Black Book
  2. Random Bits of Conversation Overheard Over Time | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  3. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts | Finding Life
  4. My Darling | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  5. DP Challenge Weekly Writing Challenge: Staring Off Into Space | Sabethville
  6. A veteran’s fondest memory | From One Crazy Life To Another
  7. Knowledge Insults My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  8. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts | khaula mazhar
  9. Weekly DP Challenge – Lunch posts | Its all about a bit of this and that.
  10. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts | The Solidarity Ramblings Of A Wisdom Seeker
  11. Lunch: Fantasy Vs. Reality | Write Through Life
  12. Lunch Day One/Weekly Writing Challenge | standinginthestorm
  13. Blue Monday | Stories from aside
  14. Today I’ll defer to the dog | Life is Unfolding
  15. Lunch, Day 1: Too Quiet « there’s this book i’m reading.
  16. Lunch Break, Day 1: The Distant Banana | Stealing All the Sevens
  17. DPchallenge: Lunch break…or not | Mindful Digressions
  18. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Post | lifethoughtenergy
  19. Daily Post Challenge: Lunch Posts | Flooding August
  20. Lunchtime | Living and Lovin
  21. lunch, anyone? | the REmissionary
  22. Free Time? | The Backwords
  23. Break Time Blogging | Lyme. Autism. Alzheimer. Oh my!
  24. Lunch Post #1: Purple Scholars | Rescued Insanity
  25. An Innocent Affair | living my life
  26. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts – Monday | Musings
  27. Google + | Happy Sushi Belly
  28. Lunch Post | Heart Soul and Mind
  29. Lunch Time. | Babbleogue
  30. Lunch on Martin Luther King Day – Evelyne Holingue
  31. Lack of dialogue | Never Stationary
  32. Daily Prompt: The Luckiest People | A Room of One’s Own
  33. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch | Picayune Pieces
  34. The Diner Lunch | Harmless Propaganda
  35. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts | UBeCute – Follow the child inside of you…
  36. The Writer’s Lunch – Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts | I am S(t)ri…
  37. Lunch Posts (Weekly Writing Challenge) | Icezine
  38. All the Coolest | The Seeker’s Dungeon
  39. LUNCH IS MOOT IF YOU DRINK ENOUGH COFFEE | SERENDIPITY
  40. Lunch With the Birds | Cat Over Clock
  41. Weekly Writing Challenge: Midnight Shift | perksofacharlie
  42. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts | A mom’s blog
  43. It’s a race! | Quintessence Of A Daydreamer
  44. Weekly challenge: Beach at noon | helen meikle’s scribblefest
  45. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts Day 1 | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)
  46. Day 1: 9am – waiting. | Abstractions of Life
  47. Sing a Song for Sixpence | litadoolan
  48. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts | The Wandering Poet
  49. Weekly Writing Challenge – Lunch Posts | Joe’s Musings

See the complete list on Lunch Writing Challenge page listed under Trackbacks & Pingbacks.   Also come back and visit this blog, Running Brook Reflections, as we’re accepting the week long Lunch challenge.

25 thoughts on “Lunch at the Ranch

    1. We are blessed. I was not raised here, although I think I was meant to be here. My husband and his family have been great stewards of the land. I’m grateful that they made it possible. Thank you for visiting my blog. 🙂

  1. you dont have to compete with New york cafes and Jersey’s boardwalks as your post totally gives us a different feel of being cozy at home! And thank you for linking my story in yours. as a newbie here, yes I did not know how to generate a ping back like others did! 😦

      1. I would be happy to. First, go back to your post and click the edit button. This will bring up the original screen you had when you wrote your story. Somewhere in the text add the link to the Lunch Writing Challenge page, which is : http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/weekly-writing-challenge-lunch-posts/. You can put it at the top or the bottom or where ever you like. You can post it like this. Or you can type the words ‘Lunch Writing Challenge’, then highlight those words, then click the link button (which reminds me of a link of chain or a paperclip) and insert the above link in the form. It will automatically attach the link to the words. When you are done, click the update button. This creates what is called a pingback. Likewise, anytime someone puts a link to your page on their page, you see a pingback in your comments.

  2. Love your take on the lunch time posts as a ‘Day in a life of’. Love that perspective and also your view! It’s amazing to see what you are looking at as you write. Great job.

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