Today was one of those days where I really didn’t know what to write about and now it is nearly 10 p and I still haven’t written my blog for the day. On days like today, I like to see if anything inspires me and gives me that spark to write. There are so many days that I have no problem getting something written and other days like today where I wait and wait for a prompt and am left with nothing.
Emmy Lou woke us up at 5:30 am, on my one sleep in day looking for a morning walk. I woke with a headache which always makes it difficult to go back to sleep so I took her for a morning walk and snuggled up on the couch hoping that my medicine would kick in and I’d get back to sleep. I didn’t but at least my headache went away.
I took one of my favorite classes with one of my favorite friends and it was a great start to the day. My blog is always on my mind and I am always looking for something to ignite an idea and during class one of the ladies in the group told me a funny story about looking in the mirror and noticing how great her arms were looking…until she realized that they weren’t her arms, but they were mine! A nice compliment which gave me a big laugh.
I was able to make our new favorite treat, White Chocolate Salted Caramel Rice Krispie treats for our new neighbors and Drew and I dropped them off and welcomed them to the neighborhood. I tried a new recipe for Drew, homemade bbq potato chips that are supposed to be just like Famous Dave’s BBQ chips. Dave and I declared them to be a pretty close rival but I still haven’t totally won Drew over on them. He ate them though…and that was a big step!
Overall, a pretty good day up until then, but still, not enough to write an entire blog about.
Sadly, this morning I read about a local mom who was only 42, who lost her battle with cancer today. I did not know her but she and her family have been on my mind all day. If I had known more about her, I would have shared her story and the amazing stories of courage and love I have read about her today.
Tonight, the boys went to a movie with my brothers and Dave and I stayed home and watched, The Butler, which was quite possibly one of the best movies that I have seen in a very long time. It made me so sad to know that only 5o years ago, so much segregation and hatred was still going on. I can’t imagine living in a world where we could not all live together the way we do today. It reminded me of when I talk to my students about Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. The looks on their faces when we talk about it are filled with bewilderment and confusion.
All of these things throughout the day, led me to write today’s blog. Just a lot of things that made up a pretty “regular day.” I guess not everyday is a story in itself, but a lot of little things that make up my life.