I missed last week, but this Sunday, I’m participating again in “Stream of Consciousness Sunday”, hosted by Jana of Jana’s Thinking Place. The idea is to type for 5 minutes, a brain dump of sorts, and then to publish without editing the writing at all.
I’ve spent the bulk of my Sunday writing. Between writing web content for pay, sketching out future blog posts and working on my memoir for NaNoWriMo, I have been attached to my laptop for the majority of the day. I tend to write in the living room, so I am surrounded by my family and their activities, which can be both a blessing and a curse at times.
As I write these words, Lakin is playing a survival level of Plants vs. Zombies, while Addah cheers and offers plant choice suggestions from the sidelines. David is reading through his Twitter feed and occasionally reading out an interesting article. It’s a little loud, and a little chaotic, but I love that we’re all here and spending time together, albeit with our individual activities.
I imagine it won’t be too far in the future before my daughters are too old and too cool to spend lazy Sundays with their parents, playing video games and making silly jokes. I dread when that day comes and their friends are more interesting to them than we are, but for now I am grateful to have my family close by, even if their excited victory dances do disturb my writing reveries, more often than not.