Things like camera cords for uploading photos
or a proper lunch
or pretty much anything other than
a coat for the cold
and a quick brush for the teeth to remove the nightly allotment of teeth sweaters.
This week is five straight days of twelve hour days away from home
that look like some kind of montage of
leaving around six
naps in the carcomputer work at the library
husband shuffling papers and bending metal
and then collapsing at home after six.
It's in these moments that I keep my eyes fixed on the weekend.
When date nights happen.
Like this weekend when we put the kids to bed
popped corn and fizzed root beer floats
then cuddled on to couch to watch Zorro II on the big screen.
It's really such a lovely life. And I love the quiet moments to remember it.
Psst! Weekend. Please hurry up and get here.