For this week’s prompt, think about a moment of your typical day (first person singular). This can be your morning routine, commute, day in the office, a walk in the afternoon, household chores, grocery shopping, gardening etc. Here’s the challenge: write and find the “extra” in your ordinary day.
I’ve awoken to another glorious spring day, sun shining, birds singing, my youngest daughter’s birthday. Tonight she will be travelling from across town for dinner and I’m cooking two meals she likes. One is in the slow cooker and it’s a recipe I haven’t cooked before. My daughter’s words echo in my head: “Follow the recipe dad and make a shit load.” So I stand at the kitchen bench, recipe in hand and decide to double everything. It’s to be a massaman beef curry and firstly I cut the beef making sure the bits aren’t too big, then bag them and cover them in flour. All the other ingredients I pile into the slow cooker, the onions, the quartered baby potatoes, the curry paste the coconut cream. Liquid ingredients follow and before long when mixed I’m looking at a meal that already has my tongue salivating. I set the cooker onto high having received that hint from the recipe and after an hour I’ll turn it down and let it do what it does so by tonight the meal will be cooked and my kitchen smell good enough to eat. I love the thrill of doing something new, the expectation of success, the terrifying thought of what to do if it doesn’t work out.
love extends today
we gather to celebrate
spring awakens us