Yesterday, for about five hours, all three of my children were in school. This has been happening every Monday since September. We planned it that way so I would have one day a week to myself. It's been very nice, but yesterday was extra nice because I did not start my day with a list of any kind. I did not go to the grocery store to buy groceries. I did not put on a yoga DVD and exercise. I did not vacuum or dust or mop anything. I did not make a lunch date with a friend and I did not go out to the beauty salon. I did wash one load of laundry and I did put some dirty dishes in the machine. But the most important thing I did yesterday was sit here at this laptop and journal for about ten minutes.
It was the first time I had done that in over two months, so nothing very intelligible came out, but there was this clumsily typed sentence thrown in the middle: I need to make a commitment and I need to find some disciplikne. When I got up from the computer to go pick up my three year old, I began thinking how I wished there were a writer's version of couch potato to 5k. Then, after the kids went to bed, my husband and I watched Julie and Julia, and there was the perfect movie solution: cook everyday and blog about it. We hadn't planned ahead on this one, just ended up picking from Netflix streaming because House was a re-run, and because the Collin Farrel movie seemed a little too heavy for our moods. (Or maybe my husband just decided to give in to my choice since it was the eve of my birthday.)
So today, in light of last night's providence, I've decided to turn my comment box back on. And I'd love to hear from you - if any of you are still left out there.What sort of project, (other than a Julia Child cookbook -- I can't be a total rip off) would you like to see me tackle? Something small like taking a hot yoga class, or something crazy like learning ballet? Mind you, I am not suffering from any grand delusion that a year from now I will be getting calls from publishers, book agents and movie makers. I'm just looking for a little impetus here, something to keep my blog from running completely out of steam, and my writing from turning into a hobby I used to have. Of course, there's still the off chance I could come up with my own idea, but since it's my birthday I get to ask other people for stuff, right? Any takers?