Happy “National Apple Dumpling Day” (if you’re reading this on September 17th) or maybe just Happy Friday.
There is a local apple fair that’s held north of here every year and the apple dumpling stall is always packed with happy customers. I’ve missed going to that fair during this endless time of Covid. Perhaps next year we’ll all be able to enjoy apple dumplings, fresh pressed apple cider, and all the other delightful apple goodies once again.
For now, maybe it’s safer to celebrate “National Professional House Cleaners Day” instead.
This day of recognition celebrates a career many overlook or take for granted. While not everyone hires a Professional Cleaner, they do impact our lives in some way. Nearly every business we frequent and apartment building rented hires professional cleaners. The industry also employs approximately 3.25 million people creating a positive economic impact on the marketplace.
I may not be celebrating house cleaners today, but I may very well celebrate “house siding repair people”–well, maybe I’ll hold off celebrating until they finish their work.
In the meantime, I’ll be doing my own work today and then getting started on the prep work so I can re-paint my front porch. Having a house is a wonderful thing, but it does require a bit of maintenance now and again. With the season starting to take a turn for the chillier, it’s time start taking care of all the outside jobs that need doing.
Somewhere along the line I’ll make sure to take a break and give today’s writing prompt and random words a try.
Care to join me?
For those of you working away on a story (whether a first draft or a polished version on its way to publication), if you’re not feeling random, we’d love to hear a bit – whether it’s a scene, a paragraph, or even a phrase that you are especially pleased with and would like to share.
If you don’t have a story in progress, or just want to work on something new, I hope either today’s random words or writing prompt will catch your creative fancy.
Prompt: Change of Season
Feel free to interpret the prompt any way you choose (or ignore it completely) and include any (or all) of the following random words:
country adventure banana beehive
casino footwork prophecy toy
hibernation gum doctor harmless
hatch absorbent fashion blended
I look forward to seeing your stories in the comments. If you’re not feeling in the writing mood today, or don’t have time, feel free to post suggestions you might have for future writing prompts. Ideas are always welcome.
Happy writing to all!