It was light out when the toast popped up. It rained last night. The backpack, lunch bag, and belt were left out on the back steps. Everything got soaked, except the rain boots tucked under the overhang. I buttered two slices for the boys and gave them each a bowl of applesauce. Between their conversations, one running into the other, I overheard on the radio that Joan Jett will be inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday. It’s about damn time! They played a clip of Bad Reputation, which I remember seeing her play at the Morris Civic Auditorium in South Bend, at my first concert. I listened to the song again later when L was in bed and the little one couldn’t sleep.
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.