Once in a while, an unexpected writing-free day comes along…and today was one of them. I started the day with some snow removal…then drove an hour and a half to meet my brother, Scott, for Panera Bread goodies and the movie Avatar. (We meet for a movie every 4-6 weeks midway between his home in Pittsburgh and mine in Johnstown.) Then, I drove home, arrived around 6:00, went to dinner with Wendy at a favorite local Italian place, and followed that with a trip to Wal-Mart (which was packed). Afterward, I had to do some work to get the washing machine running; it had a clogged filter in the cold water line. Which brings us to 10PM and a few things yet to do before calling it a day. And that means I’ve had a writing-free Saturday. It really eats at me; I know people who haven’t missed a day of writing for years. But I’m not one of those people. Once in a while, circumstances get in the way. And to be perfectly honest, that’s okay this time around. I had a fantastic time with my brother, I loved Avatar, and I had a great dinner with Wendy. Tomorrow will be busy, too, but I know I’ll pick up the slack then. So let’s keep moving onward and upward and not berate ourselves for the occasional dropped ball. C’est la vie. See you soon.
Books by Robert Jeschonek