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Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts

This week in WordPress’s  weekly writing challenge. We are to write what we observe on our lunch break. As I ‘work’ (work is relative here) from home, I don’t see a lot of different things or people. So I’m going to have to come up with something more creative.

Being a diabetic, I try to stay on a schedule for my meals, as it is easier to control my blood sugars this way. So I usually take a break from my writing about noon or 1:00 to have lunch. Also, I always have it at my desk, sometimes I combine lunch with reading blog posts or doing other paperwork. But on rare occasions I just sit back, gaze out my window and have a leisurely lunch and daydream.

Sam (my dog) is always with me, sometimes begging for a handout. Most times sleeping on his oversized pillow.

The view from my window is the back of the property, past the fence is nothing but open fields and coolies. I’ve always spotted something moving out there. I’ve seen hawks, geese, magpies and various other birds. Once in a while I spot a cat from one of the other homes slinking through the tall grass in search of something to stalk. One day I hope I’ll see deer, or a moose. I’ve heard coyotes out there at night and once I could have sworn I heard wolves as they have a different howl than coyotes. I know it spooked Sam.

I love nature and looking out that window is so peaceful and relaxing. I have to force myself to get back on the computer and do something constructive. It’s nice to know I have that to look at if I need some recharging during the day. It’s certainly one of the perks of living more out in the country.

Here’s a little poem that I wrote about my view from the window.



My window is my view of the world of nature

Hawks swoop down and around seeking food

Tall grass bends with the cold winter winds

Solace and peace fill my heart as my mind relaxes its hold on stress

Recharged, energized, revitalized

Ready to face what comes next

My window  world of Zen.

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15 thoughts on “Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts

  1. You did make it a Zen-ful experience to read. Any time you can commune with nature is a wonderful thing. I’m in the city and my only nature is feeding the birds in hope of getting rare visits from birds passing through.


  2. Nice poem Jackie! And the rich nature you’re surrounded by is a good antidote to stress, I’m sure. Sounds wonderful! But were you being truthful? That Sam only SOMETIMES begs for a handout? If so, he’s truly well brought up 🙂


    1. Actually yeah, Sam only begs sometimes. He’s a weird little dog. One day he could eat anything and everything all day and then he has days where he just doesn’t care. Unless it’s chicken, he loves chicken. 🙂 It’s not because he is well brought up, it’s just because he’s weird. hahaha.


    1. Eww on the car park, unless you get to see some strange things, could happen, right? Thanks for reading, it really is sometimes my window world of Zen. 🙂


  3. Nice poem. I felt like I was there with you. I don’t see much out my windows other than my neighbors windows but if I venture out a bit, there are ducks and cats and nutria all around. Watch for those coyotes. They make dogs Sam’s size, dessert, but you know that already. We had them and bear as well as skunk and racoons all around my last house. The reservation often had herds of cows walking by and even wild horses. I sure do miss it, but it came with a husband. Oh well. I’ll watch my neighbors. 🙂


    1. Our yard is completely fenced in with 6 foot high fence. No way is coyotes going to eat my Sam. Plus I go out with him every single time. I’m rather protective. haha.
      Now we just need to get rid of the pesky ex husband and go move where you left. That would have been a nice place to live with all that wildlife. 🙂


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