Tiny interactions

One thing I’ve done a lot less of in the past 8 years of working from home is interact with strangers and acquaintances out in the physical world. In previous jobs, I’d pass people in parking lots or hallways, I’d run errands on the way to and from work, I’d talk, with my voice instead … Continue reading Tiny interactions

Talking about dreams

I swear I read somewhere once that dreams are one of those topics of conversation to just not pursue. They’re up there with what route you took to get to whatever location you’re in and you’re now boring the person you’re talking with about how you turned left here but hoo-boy the traffic, and then … Continue reading Talking about dreams

Wishing and doing

Today’s Bloganuary prompt is “What is something you wish you knew how to do?” I glanced at the prompt before bed so it could percolate overnight. Only, since I glanced instead of really focusing, I read it as “what’s something you’d like to learn how to do,” which completely changes my answer. Wishes require no … Continue reading Wishing and doing

Boy declares Dragon’s Tooth “Best Hike Ever.” Mom agrees.

Yesterday was our eight year old son’s special day*, where he got to pick a meal and a family activity for the day. Knowing his tendency towards lounging all day in PJs, I bribed him. I told him, “If you pick an active family activity, like, I dunno, hiking Dragon’s Tooth, I’ll make cinnamon rolls … Continue reading Boy declares Dragon’s Tooth “Best Hike Ever.” Mom agrees.