This morning I added the above photo to the Maggie-a-Day series, as entry 722.
It’s not from day 722. It’s from day 689.
Day 689, by the way, was August 26, 2012. That’s summer, last year. It’s now May, the sun is out, and there’s every chance that I’ll be spending some of today outside, in short sleeves, in the sun.
So it’s pretty much the summer again. This photo is a year gone by.
It has also been five days since I posted entry 721 in the series.
There are good reasons for the last break. A busy schedule, Maggie’s been sick, I’m a little sick, and quite honestly this morning (Saturday) is the first time I’m firing up my laptop since Tuesday.
There are always good reasons. And the problem is that they’re cumulative; so much so that I can see a point coming where I am literally a year behind in posting, even though the project is not even three years in.
I’m pondering options.
The easiest way to catch up is to abandon the daily nature of the whole thing. I no longer take photos of Maggie every single day. If there’s no photo for a day, I could always just skip that day.
I could also double-up. Try to post twice a day.
Will I abandon the daily nature of the project? Will I seriously claim that my response to not being able to reliably do something daily is to do it twice every day?
I doubt it.
For those who follow the Maggie-a-day, I hope you don’t mind how far behind it’s falling, and continue to enjoy the photos of very-slowly-aging-Maggie.