I have no will power these days. In the morning I say, “Forget it, Blogger. No blog today. You’ve had enough to say. You’ve blogged for 30 days in a row. Silence now!”
At 4 p.m. all Will Power goes out the front door.
The sly Blogger says: “But, excuse me! I must blog! I have photos in the queue. We don’t want the photos to pile up, do we? We must speak!”
Thus I find myself at the computer once again. On WordPress. Staring at the words “Add New Post“.
What to talk about today?
All last year, during the 365-day Outdoor Blog commitment, I talked only about What Happened Outdoors. It was actually quite simple. You went outside the front door and reported whatever presented itself. It could be boring. It could be exciting. But you steadfastly reported What You Saw and Heard and Felt.
This year it’s trickier. (And more fun!) I can write what I feel. What I think. Even if it has nothing to do with the outdoors. Some of the readers who enjoyed last year’s post ran in horror. They liked the outdoor reporter better. The reporter who added some thoughts and feelings, but kept the focus on the outdoors.
Nonetheless (all the more?) today I shall report some doings. Are you ready?
I VOTED! (This is not a something of which I am proud. I was one of the most ill-informed voters in the Universe. It was shameful, what happened in the privacy of the polling booth. Shameful. You can blame it on our lack of television. Or the lack of desire to be more informed. I don’t even want to tell you how I voted for some of those University Regents. But, suffice it to say, many parties were covered. I voted Green Party, Democrat, AND Republican. Shhh…you’re not suppose to say this in public. Let’s continue on to more acceptable dinner-table conversation…)
I walked three miles with my friend, Bertha. These weren’t three ordinary miles. I can tell you this because she doesn’t usually stop to read the blog–although she probably will today, because I’ve mentioned her name. But this woman is one of the fastest walkers in the Universe! Truly she is! She walks so fast that smoke appears on her heels. So fast that the dogs can’t keep up with her. The cars can’t keep up with her! We walked so fast I am still attempting to recover. Had to come home and nap.
I was downstairs doing laundry and photographing light on spider webs–light on spider webs, can you imagine??–when Barry came home.
“Where’s the camera?” he shouted. (We both love the new camera, we do.)
I climbed up our circular stairway and mutely handed it to him. He opened the front door and began talking to one of our neighborhood does. He talks to them all the time.
“Hey, doe-head!” he says.
I am momentarily envious that he has the new camera. How close is it focusing? How close is he getting a photograph?
He hands me the camera. I download the photos. Awww…isn’t the doe cute? Shouldn’t a blog be published? Who said a blog shouldn’t be published anyway? Even though we swore we wouldn’t write a blog today…
Oh no! After thought! What a terrible headline! What will husband think? Should blog-writer have written the word “steal”? After all, the camera belongs to BOTH of us. I willingly placed it in his hands. Honey, I’m sorry. You took the BEST photo of deer thus far with this camera. Thank you!