Writing the Everyday // day 3: dishes

4.23.20 dishes

Clean the sink before dinner to make cooking easier.

Wash the cook prep dishes as Ant or the toaster oven or the crock pot cooks the meal.

Eat dinner while watching a movie, playing a game, or just the two of us at the dinner table.

Put the dinner dishes in the sink, with the intention to wash them in a few minutes.

A couple hours later add the ice cream bowls and spoons to the sink too.

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Day 1 // Breakfast

Via Ashlee Gad, the creator of Coffee + Crumbs, on her personal Instagram Tuesday night of last week, I was made aware of Callie Feyen’s $10 download “Forty Days of Writing the Everyday”. I bought it that night and then promptly put it off. And now I have 6 mins (writing this yesterday) before we need to let the dogs out and then head out so of course I’m taking the time do this now. Here’s to writing for 40 days.


I thought about this prompt all day Wednesday, after downloading the prompt list Tuesday night. I wanted to wait until breakfast was more glamorous so I could justify writing about it. Which is ironic really when the deeper point behind this 40-day writing journey is to find the beauty in my everyday life, to just be present, and write about it.

And so, here we are.

Breakfast.

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It’s 9 O’clock at Night and I Am Home

Tuesday, 12/26/17, 9:30pm

I am home. At 8 o’clock I was still sitting at our dining room table working my way through Day 33 of Annie F. Downs’s devotional 100 Days to Brave, listening to my Red Sea Road, Age to Age, “Even If” (by MercyMe) and “Oh My Soul” (by Casting Crowns) playlist on my iPod.

This matters because just last week I was finishing off three weeks of overnights at my favorite care home.

And every night since then we’ve been crazy busy.

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