Yesterday we were driving home, and we saw a flock of geese, flying really low, over our car. I had barely glimpsed them, and was staring - mouth open, when Bob shouted "Get the camera, get the camera!!!" The geese were so big, and so beautiful! I couldn't stop staring.
"I don't know where it is." I said.
Bob rolled down the window still shouting "Get the camera!!"
I very reluctantly pulled my gaze away from the birds, almost at eye-level now and just incredible to see, and started searching for the camera in all the pockets of all the jackets, while the honking of huge, low flying, beautiful geese sounded loud in my ears. Suddenly the car lurched. Bob was pulling off the road to get the shot. I gripped the dashboard to steady myself and looked up for the geese. They were on the other side of the car now, and flying away fast. I watched them go, knowing that I'd missed the experience for the most part. The kids hadn't. They were in awe. Cool.
The car came to a stop, and Bob and I sat staring out the windshield for a moment, both of us a little amazed at how badly we'd messed that up. I was thinking that I'd never seen geese flying in formation that close before, and wondered if I would again. Bob was wondering why I didn't get to the camera faster.
As I sat, I realized I was looking at a very muddy, swampy patch of bog, and that our car was sitting in the middle of it. Bob tried to drive forward. Nope. Tried again. Nope, although we did go a little deeper into the muck. I could feel the car going in. By that time we were giggling. What the hell had we become?? We're like ambulance chasers, but we chase anything even mildly interesting that might become a blog.
We got the car out of the muck, and nobody had to get out and push. Bob's manual driving is obviously improving! This morning we had a talk. We are official finished with our month-long 2-blog-a-day experiment. We hoped blogging twice a day would bring us more readers. It may have brought a few more, but we can't keep up the pace and also keep our blogging mojo. It's not working. So look forward to less frequent, and hopefully better, blogs for a while. You can thank us later.