This week, Trifecta's word is:
1: lacking worth or basis : vain <idle chatter> <idle pleasure>
2: not occupied or employed: as
a : having no employment : inactive <idle workers>
b : not turned to normal or appropriate use <idle farmland>
c : not scheduled to compete <the team will be idle tomorrow>
3: a : shiftless, lazy
b : having no evident lawful means of support
This week's challenge is community-judged.
White breaths puff before their faces while they shape snow like wet sand on the beach.
On my side of the glass, steam subsides over their mugs on this idle afternoon.
January is the coldest month of the year here. I'm having some serious warm weather withdrawal. But the kiddos? Give them a bucket and some shovels, and they're good with bathing suits and sand or winter gear and snow. I'm just glad they're old enough to go out there in the cold by themselves so I can stay inside and watch my breath fog up the glass as I watch theirs effervesce exhales of joy in play.