We were asked what we’d do with our ‘extra day’, this being a Leap Year; I wish it were that simple.
My days don’t often go as planned.
If I had all my ducks in a row and all the drama confined, I’d love to say that I would have a completely free day to do just as I wish.
Unfortunately, Leap Day doesn’t come with its own name and isn’t set apart. It falls right in line as a day in any other week and this year, it even fell a Monday…need I say more?
But going with the thought of a really extra day, let’s speculate.
If my husband were home, we might get some of what we have decided could go, gone, actually taken away from the house and garage. It’s sitting, waiting.
If my grandson were here, we might take a day trip.
If my granddaughters were here, we might do a project for Easter.
If I were alone, with the luxury of a ‘free day’, I’d read, I’d tackle another closet and I’d WRITE.
I had neglected my works for a while. I started reworking one of them and read back over the novel I started just to get back into the story last week, but I have been tied-up by everyone around me. To top things off, I dropped my writings again because my grandson told me of two ideas he had for books. One was so good I told him that he had to write it, but he said couldn’t figure out how to go with it. The premise has to do with a married couple and he feels out of his league. I told him I’d help him. However, he is an active 13 year old who has been writing his own ‘Broadcast’ copies for Speech and Drama competitions, so he is, actually, writing.(He had written a couple of manuscripts for children’s books a few years back.) The storyline wouldn’t leave me alone and the story started writing itself in my head the other day. I jumped to the computer and kept going back to it. Alas, I have been interrupted. (Even now as I type this, I am baking a birthday cake, trying a new “healthy” recipe at the request of #1 Son for his wife.) With a whole day, I would probably get most of the story down.
As I told my husband about the idea of an extra, free day. He said, “As long as it would be a really free day, no one working”, I interjected, “No excuse for sales”. “Right, no banking, no interest…and no sickness.”
Ah, well. Maybe I can petition for “Leap Day” to be a “Free Day” for everyone, (although I don’t know how to enable a ‘no sickness’ clause). Let’s face it, even if I did manage to get everyone to agree to a ‘free day’, it wouldn’t be available for at least four more years, and I can’t wait, nor can my writings.
Have any ideas?