Day Off

House where I grew up, now all fallen down...rather like me.

House where I grew up, now all fallen down…rather like me.

April is my January, the month I start over each year; April 3 is January 1 when all my annual resolutions kick into gear. Here is my update. I am doing this because there must be a post to TODAY X 365 or my primary resolution will be broken—which is to post an essay, story or new photograph each day. EVERY DAY.  ALL YEAR. By the end of these 365 days I will be a polished writer and a moderately successful photographer.

 Of course there are other resolutions since it would not be possible to start a new year without resolving to improve exercise and diet habits.  I get B for exercise, missing only one abs class and two cold morning walks; B- for the 5-2 diet plan because, while I’ve been more careful than usual, I haven’t managed the two 500 calorie days each week. I get an A for no NCIS marathons (until today) and for not buying any new books. Obviously daily posting to my new blog is the biggie—where I must get an A.

 That’s my problem today. Like yesterday, today is a bit of a downer. Not sure why. But I cannot think of one single thing about which to write…except writing about not writing. And I do not want to even walk around the block to take a new photo.

 I cannot break my resolution however. Like yesterday then…three paragraphs of whining and some old photos newly scanned.  If I do this ever so rarely my A will hold!

 Here’s the short version of my life story:

The MAIN BUSINESS OF NORTHERN MINNESOTA.

The MAIN BUSINESS OF NORTHERN MINNESOTA.

House where I was born in BLACKDUCK, MINNESOTA.

House where I was born in BLACKDUCK, MINNESOTA.

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox--whose hoof prints created Minnesota's 10,000 lakes.

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox–whose hoof prints created Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes.

Ovidia's apple pies, the world's BEST.

Ovidia’s apple pies, the world’s BEST.

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Besides baking pies, mom raised cattle–I think this is Shorty?

And this was Rosy...or maybe it's the other way around.

And this was Rosy…or maybe it’s the other way around.

Sometimes it was cold.

Sometimes it was cold.

Sometimes it's hot...I love Minnesota swamps...

Sometimes it’s hot…I love Minnesota swamps…

Eventually I became interested in the arts.

Eventually I became interested in the arts.

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About mneset

Writer, Traveler, Director/North Fourth Art Center

Posted on April 28, 2013, in Living LIFE. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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