Walk across bridge, wearing loud skirt and quiet shoes.
Before Step one:
Exit house, walk to bridge while covered in equinoctial light.
Step two: (in no particular order)
Avoid being run over by cars, swear at drivers who honk horns, DO NOT be late.
Debate over coffee in coffee shop named after caramel candy beans.
Purchase coffee (un lechero sencillo) And add one sugar And stir And do not sit down.
Walk quickly, as if feet were wheels, reaching the house that looks like peaches and crème.
Ring bell, take off shoes, dust off feet, go inside, say hello to youngest by caressing obsidian bangs, smile politely to curly-haired stoic movie star with metal smile, chase oldest up the stairs, asking about school, day, homework, pets.
Look for pencil. Sigh.