In the evening, plates were set then filled and emptied again. We spent the day preparing for Thanksgiving dinner, turkey with gravy and stuffing. Cranberry relish. Mashed potatoes. Roasted root vegetables. Broccoli slaw with almonds and cranberries. Wine. Seltzer. Then dessert. Cheesecake with cherries. Pies: apple, blueberry, pumpkin. Bundled up for laps around the neighborhood to tire the boys out so finally, after they went to bed, we huddled together on the couch for movie night.
I’m giving this yearlong project a spin. Undoubtedly, I will fall and pick up again. Knowing this makes it easier. Still, I plan to show up to record a short photo and story of my day. You’re welcome to join me. I’d love it really. We can give each other high fives and geek out with a hashtag (#ayearofus), not because everyone is doing it, but because we’re doing it, together. Showing up every damn day to make this creative habit real.