The prompt for this week is…
Today is a gray dreary day, rain has been coming down steadily though not hard. I know right now California desperately needs the rain, but I’m solar powered so it’s hard to be motivated to do anything on a day like this.
But the kids have both gone down for their naps and the house is quiet except for the sound of falling rain. I’m sitting at my laptop with a cup of hot cocoa because when the sun’s not out to power me I switch to chocolate instead. Perfect time to clear my head and write…but write about what…what is my story today? Doesn’t seem like I have much of a story to tell, only the mundane, sometimes even boring, things of everyday life – laundry, dishes, grocery shopping, picking up kids on a never ending repeat cycle.
Yet still I sit at the computer and write, fingers tapping away at the keys in rhythm to the falling rain. I write because it makes me happy, just as the warmth of the hot cocoa does on a dreary day like this. I write because it reminds me that I’m more than just a cook, a housekeeper, a chaffeur. I write because it keeps my brain from turning into mush. I write because I do have a story to tell, however unexciting. And on a day like this, when life is gray, I envision another mom somewhere out there sitting with a cup of tea reading this on her laptop while her kids are napping and being able to relate. And that makes me smile despite the rain.