Day 1. April 8. “Barry, I’m never going to blog again.” (Barry rolls his eyes, but does not disagree. Good husband.)
Day 2. April 9. “Barry, I’m really enjoying not blogging. Not having to take pictures. This is great. It really feels wonderful!”
Day 3, 4 and 5: April 10, 11 and 12. Sitting outside in woods. Quiet. Not very many thoughts. Crazy creative thoughts finally calm down. Phew…ahhh….this feels good. “Barry, I really like not blogging.”
Day 6. April 13. Conversation with Dad, in Florida. Dad: When are you going to start blogging again? Me: Oh, not for–two or three weeks. Barry doesn’t think I’m going to last, though. Dad: Kath, I hate to disagree with you. You know how I usually agree with you. But you’re going to start blogging again, soon. Me: NO I’M NOT!
Day 7. April 14. “Barry, I’m really kinda–almost–starting to miss blogging. But I’m not going to blog again until May. Really.” (Barry: do we have to talk about this? Kathy: YES!)
Day 8. April 15. “Barry, how many days until May?”
Day 9. April 16. Snowstorm. Six or seven inches of snow. Cabin fever. “Barry, gosh, if I were blogging we could go take pictures of this snowstorm. Gosh, I’m really, really missing blogging. Gosh, I don’t know how I can wait until next Thursday. That will be two weeks. How can I wait until next Thursday???”
Day 10: April 17. Today. Blog-yearning starts at 7 a.m. Accelerates. By 1 p.m. it’s an ache. By 5 p.m. the desire is enough to flatten an innocent bystander. “Barry, I’m going to write a blog. I can’t stand it.” Barry: NO! You’re NOT! You’re never going to blog again, remember? 5:15. 5:30. 5:45 p.m…… BARRY, I’m going to write a blog!!!! It’s been ten whole days. That’s a nice break, right??
Hi, readers. Smiling sheepishly. Glad to see you again!