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About Terynn

I am a Canadian in love with an American and the proud mother of three daughters. I hope to be able to achieve my goal of making a career from writing at home before the end of 2013. I better get to work!

Ellen, I Wrote a Poem Just for You and My Daughters Illustrated It

Ellen, I Wrote a Poem Just for You and My Daughters Illustrated It

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Ellen,

Please enjoy the booklet we made for you. It includes the Launch Me Ellen poem written by me and is illustrated by my three wonderful daughters, Alison, 10, Beth, 8 and Sarah, 6.

 

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Pages 2 and 3

Pages 2 and 3

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April 18 – Hold hands/Go for a walk and take pics

April 18 – Hold hands/Go for a walk and take pics

AprilShowerslogopinterestToday, hold hands as much as possible! In public or in private, no matter what you are doing, hold hands if physically possible.

Long distance couples, today your “task” is to take a walk and take pictures of anything that reminds you of your partner. Then send him/her the pictures and your explanation of why it reminded you of him/her.

Twitter #aprilshowers30
Terynn on Twitter @writerbychoice1
Heidi on Twitter @HeidiKansas

Ellen, We Have a Facebook photo!

Ellen, We Have a Facebook photo!
Our Facebook picture!

Our Facebook picture!

No plea for help is complete without a Facebook photo nowadays and so we have posted ours! Ellen, how can you resist those smiles?

Twitter #launchmeellen, #writingmom
Terynn @writerbychoice1
Heidi @HeidiKansas

Launch Me Ellen! A Mother’s Plea to Ellen DeGeneres

Launch Me Ellen! A Mother’s Plea to Ellen DeGeneres

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Hey Ellen and interested visitors/potential supporters :)

What is Launch Me Ellen all about? The short version is that I need Ellen to help me LAUNCH (clever, no?) my writing career. I need to write like Ellen needs to make you laugh. I want to have a more flexible work (and by work I mean write) schedule so I can be home to care for my three wonderful daughters, ages 10, 8 and 6. I want to have flexibility (and by that I mean I want to be able to work wherever I can bring my laptop) in where I work.

My name is Terynn and I am 38 years old. My fiancee’s name is Heidi. I live in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada. Heidi lives in Wichita, Kansas, USA with her three children ages 17, 14 and 4.

Ellen, please help me launch my writing career so Heidi and I do not have to follow up on our backup plan of approaching a producer for a reality show of our life.

Having been a Girl Guide I learned to ”Be Prepared” so I have already written (of course) the theme song they could use.

Note: Sing to the tune of The Brady Bunch. If you cannot remember said tune, click the link above to listen to it on YouTube. See original lyrics below before reading the ones I wrote:

Original Brady Bunch lyrics:

Here’s a story,

of a lovely lady,

Who was bringing up three very lovely girls.

All of them had hair of gold,

Like their mother -

The youngest one in curls.

Here’s a story,

Of a man named Brady,

Who was bringing up three boys of his own,

They were four men,

Living all together,

Yet they were all, alone.

Till the one day when the lady met this fellow,

And they knew it was much more than a hunch,

That this group might somehow form a family,

That’s the way we all became the Brady Bunch.

The lyrics for my reality show:

Here’s a story,

Of a lovely lady,

Who was bringing up three very lovely girls,

All of them had hair,

As did their mother,

And all of them had curls.

Here’s a story,

Of a woman named Heidi,

Who was bringing up three children of her own,

They were four people,

Living all together,

In their Kansan home.

Till the one day that these two ladies said hello,

And they knew it was much more than a hunch,

That if ever they were to live in the same country,

They would become the lesbian Brady Bunch.

Come back to read more reasons you should launch me Ellen :)

For those who have read this and who want to help me succeed in getting Ellen’s attention and writing from home so I can be with my daughters and see Heidi and her children more frequently, please read the rest of the Launch Me Ellen campaign right here on musingsofamom.net  and share what you like! Please help me get Ellen’s attention! And Ellen, if you are reading this please consider helping me out!

Twitter #launchmeellen, #writingmom
Terynn @writerbychoice1
Heidi @HeidiKansas

April 17 – Send your partner a love note in the mail

April 17 – Send your partner a love note in the mail

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Send your partner a love note in the mail – yes, even you local couples. Most everyone enjoys finding something in their mailbox besides bills and junk mail. Not a big fan of writing letters? That’s okay! This love note can be as simple as writing “I love you” on a sticky note! Just the fact that you took the time to send anything in the mail to your partner says a lot! The fact that you are completing your 17th “task” means you are committed – to the April Showers “campaign” and to your partner. So keep going! Get on it and send your partner some love!

Twitter #aprilshowers30
Terynn on Twitter @writerbychoice1
Heidi on Twitter @HeidiKansas

April 16 – Trace your partner’s profile/Make your partner a picture slideshow

April 16 – Trace your partner’s profile/Make your partner a picture slideshow

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Local couples your “task” is to trace your partner’s profile slowly three times (from the top of the forehead, down the nose, over the lips and down the chin and neck, and back up, ending at the lips. Gaze into his/her eyes while you do this. After three times, kiss him/her softly on the lips. Read Karen Kreps’ post Meeting eye to eye may be seen as an invitation to romance who says, “sharing extended eye contact produces powerful mojo for a couple.”

Long distance couples, your “task” is to make your partner a slideshow to music using your favourite photos and clip art and whatever else you want to include, using some of the free and easy slideshow software available on the web today.

Twitter #aprilshowers30
Terynn on Twitter @writerbychoice1
Heidi on Twitter @HeidiKansas

April 15 – Give your partner a full body massage/ Take a weather picture

April 15 – Give your partner a full body massage/ Take a weather picture

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Local couples, your “task” today is to give each other a minimum 10 minute full body massage. That means from the top of your partner’s head to the bottom of their feet. This is your second massage task. To see your last one you can read April 8th‘s task of the day.

Long distance couples, sadly, you cannot massage your partner. Instead, go outside and enjoy the weather. Take a picture of the weather outside and send it to your partner with an explanation of what you would like to be doing with him/her given the current weather conditions.

Twitter: #aprilshowers30
Terynn on Twitter @writerbychoice1
Heidi on Twitter @HeidiKansas

April 14 – Answer these questions and share with your partner

April 14 – Answer these questions and share with your partner

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Today’s “task” requires paper, a pen and total honesty. This “task” is all about getting to know each other, and yourself, better. You may feel vulnerable but letting your partner in, is the only way to have a close, fulfilling relationship.

I found a 60 page questionnaire online at lovepanky.com. They designed it with new couples in mind, to measure your level of compatibility with each other but it is also great for couples who have been together for a long time because it asks questions you may not have discussed or may not have even thought of before. Even if you know the title of your partner’s favourite book, you may not know why s/he prefers that over all other literary masterpieces. I have answered all 60 questions and I enjoyed doing it but don’t worry, today’s task is not to answer all 60.

Here are five questions from the 60 for you and your partner to answer. Answer them without any influence from your partner. Write your answers down on a piece of paper. Then read your answers to each other and have a discussion. Answer all 60 if you would like. You have the link.

1.  What’s your philosophy in life?

2.  Do you think money can buy happiness?

3.  The world would be a better place if…

4.  In the animal kingdom, what animal would you be?

5.  What is an absolute no-no in a relationship?

April 13 – Tell your partner about your favourite childhood friend

April 13 – Tell your partner about your favourite childhood friend

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Today is another communicative “task”. Tell your partner about your favourite childhood friend, no matter who that might have been. Imaginary or real, human or not, try to be descriptive and talk about how you felt about this friend and how s/he made you feel and what fun things you did together. It may make you feel vulnerable but vulnerability has to occur in order to “let someone in”. The more you “let your partner in” the closer you will become.

Try to tell your partner about your favourite childhood friend in person (video chat for long distance couples) so they can see your body language too. Here is something useful to know about communication since it is such an important part of a relationship. 55% of the message you convey is based on your body language. 38% is based on the way you say your words. Only 7% is based on the words that actually leave your mouth. So next time you roll your eyes while your partner is talking and s/he accuses you of being rude, don’t reply with the classic, “What? I didn’t say anything.” You have actually spoken volumes.

 

 

April 12 – Share a meal together

April 12 – Share a meal together

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Tonight you and your partner should share a meal together. It will be best if the two of you can share the meal every step of the way –  preparation, consumption and clean-up. If you would rather not cook, then go to a restaurant or order-in. Add some candlelight if you are so inclined. Try not to eat in front of the television together. Try to talk and focus on each other. Enjoy each other’s company and enjoy your meal!

Long distance couples: You can still do everything that local couples do in this task, minus the physical contact ;) If  possible, set up video chat in the kitchen and prepare the same meal, in your respective locations. Eat together on video chat. You can even add candlelight :) Clean up while still on video chat. It will make the clean up more enjoyable having your partner to talk to. If neither of you feel like cooking, try to order the same meal from restaurants in your respective locations.