Not much day dreaming done but a pot of tomato soup made. It was 7:25 pm when finally sat on the couch to write. The boys were still awake. It was warm enough to wear shorts and tee shirts. I made popcorn for the older ones and watched them play street hockey in the drive. They built an open-air house from plastic pipes and joints. On our walk home from school, L picked up a walking stick and told me a long story about trekking in the woods. We ate lunch together in the cafeteria. One of the kids asked who invented the light bulb. The boys debated over the answer while the little one blurted out, “cheese”. Of course, this had everyone rolling off the seats. It started with coffee, dates, and last minute tax stuff, which set the tone for the rest.
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.