‘Cuz we all whittle away the days somehow.
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I feel like every time someone asks, What’ve you been up to? I’m at a loss for a substantial answer.
I mean, what have I been up to?
The days seem to blur together in a stream of chores and worry, interrupted momentarily by a few specks of fun.
Another minute-hour-day-week-month-year has passed us by.
And so, my Dear Reader, after careful reflection on my day-to-day life, I’ve come up with the following answer to that inevitable, friends-and-family question:
It’s usually a pretty safe bet that I’ve been. . .
-shamelessly pouring myself an iced coffee
-sending an unnecessary Bitmoji to a friend or family member
-changing a soiled diaper
-talking about how much I miss teaching high school
-snapping a pic of Baby Snap doing something cute, or, pretty much anything
-catching a piece of news and saying, “That’s absolutely disgusting.”
-drafting work emails just for the sake of appearing relevant
-eating some form of cheese
-reading a blog post, a Dr. Seuss book, or selection of fiction
-overthinking something I’ve said or sent via text message
-putting away groceries, laundry, or toys
-washing dishes as I listen to my husband read Horton Hears a Who, and proudly reciting every word
-tinkering away on a piece of writing
-sitting and feeling overwhelmingly preoccupied
-applying cream to my extremely chapped hands
-watching Red Oaks with my Sweet Husband
-putting on fuzzy slipper socks and climbing under the covers
-wondering where the time went
. . .
And that–in all of its mundane beauty–is a typical day in the Life of SnapDragon.
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SnapDragon is a writer, artist, and impulsive Dollar Store-spender.