It's been a great class and I'll miss those prompts arriving in my inbox every morning. The big thing it has taught me, I think, is to be more mindful, more alert to the little things that make up a whole day. Learning doesn't have to be big. Little can be perfectly fine.
Most of my stories are only little, after all. Lately I've had a few of you ask me if I'm ever tempted to add or embroider to make a better tale. The answer is a definite No! Every conversation is a true one.
Every happening has happened. In this house I don't need to put words in anyone else's mouth. They all have more than enough of their own. But what I do do, is write things down as soon as I can I have a very dangerous notebook and I use it a lot. On Monday, for example, I wrote " I was doing a bit of vacuuming the other day when I spotted a gin bottle under the desk in the dining room" (because I just had) and then I added "This came as a bit of surprise" (because it did). Now, this might become part of a story about our Autumn hedgerow harvest, or it might never appear again. I don't know yet. I'm going to do a bit more listening every day before I decide. Then you'll be the first to know. Hey, Listening Every Day: do you think there's a class in that?
Today I'm Loving..a new cookery blog I found. It was the name which drew me in. A Sofa In The Kitchen. Love it.