Whatcha Been Up To?

‘Cuz we all whittle away the days somehow.

. . .

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.

. . .

SnapDragon is a writer, artist, and impulsive Dollar Store-spender.

Snippets of SnapDragon

9 responses to “Whatcha Been Up To?”

  1. Yes. But my dear friend, it doesn’t stay that way. I *know*… What I can’t promise is that this scenario, when it’s over, doesn’t come back. It will, but differently.

    What I can tell you is that when it does, you will be better equipped to handle it.


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    1. Thank you, my friend. 🕊

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  2. And sometimes it’s okay to do nothing, and enjoy it! Also, cheese is my savior too 🙂

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    1. Haha. Cheese is life! 🧀

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  3. Your day shows you’re ROCKING OUT motherhood ❣️❣️❣️

    Keep up the good work🥰🤗

    There is a saying that someone shared with me when I first became a mother:
    “The days are long but the years pass swiftly”.

    And yes, my sweet friend, they’re usually a blur until the kiddos grow more independent 🤪

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    1. I love how you indulge yourself with your iced coffees❣️❣️👍🏻

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      1. Haha. It’s such a simple pleasure, and one that probably makes me happier than it should. 🤪


    2. Well said, my friend! And thank you for your encouragement. 🕊

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  4. that sounds like a day well spent!

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