How a day-off becomes a creative day

  My days off usually have a simple agenda. If I can get some surf time in and work on a project at home, the day off is complete success. If my wife has a floral event that day then my normal day off agenda is replaced with whatever Shelley needs help with. This day, she provided florals, as one of the preferred vendors at a new wedding venue at the historic Speakeasy on State in Redlands, California.

The new owner of the venue shared a little history about the place. In the 1920’s the Speakeasy was a night club, which sold alcohol illegally during the Prohibition. The Prohibition was a nationwide ban in the U.S. on the sale and production of alcohol from the 1920’s into the 1930’s. Knowing this, you would think that the one item I should take a picture of would be the sliding door that had a peephole to screen would-be patrons and another hole about waist high for a pistol to fit through to weed out the others. Yes, I forgot to take a pic. I was sober too, so no excuse.

My normal day-off routine was put off for a another day, but helping my wife set up her florals this day included sneaking in a few pictures, meeting people, and listening to their stories. I got to see Shelley do what she loves to do, and I got to fill-up my creative tank. That makes an excellent day off.

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mrjoe

I have a family. I work with families. That's why I write about family. I'm a kidmin pastor by day, writer by night, delivery man for my wife's floral design business, and a picture-taker dude 24/7.


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