Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Confession Tuesday



And Happy New Year!

This photo is the cover of my new 2008 Engagement Calendar by Anne Taintor. Picked it up at my local B&N. It's full of subversive, snide little comments set against the backdrop of 1950s Leave-It-To-Beaver-type images. I've been waiting to use it for months.

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The phrase in the picture describes how I feel today. Had a great time with the family at home last night with a New Years party that ended at 8:30 p.m. Today I get out the calendar only to find that my youngest used it as a coloring book. Damn. I resent that the kids think everything in the house is theirs. I know they're kids, and they're learning, but I really like having a few items in the house that are just for me.

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Did manage to get to Starbucks this afternoon to make a poetry plan for the week. I also read through the latest issues of P&W and APR, as well as start a new poem.

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While I love my job, I'm not looking forward to going to work tomorrow.

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While I love my kids, I'm looking forward to going to work tomorrow.

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Those close to me tell me I'm fickle.

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Hope you enjoyed the holiday. Looking forward to visiting many blogs during the week.

7 comments:

~ said...

J--

First, caption to that picture is hilarious. And yes, I can relate to your post.

But you inspired me with your "
Did manage to get to Starbucks this afternoon to make a poetry plan for the week" - I just spent the afternoon putting away Christmas stuff and well, I'm ready for some me time.

Happy 2008 to you!

Deb R said...

Oh my, I would so love that calendar!!

I hope you have a wonderful new year, January!!

jillypoet said...

I want that calendar! I know the feeling of love the kids/hate the real world...love the real world/wouldn't mind being without the kids for a few hours... It's the guilt that gets me. Mommy guilt. No pill or tonic for that!

What's your poetry plan, I wonder? Great idea to have a plan. That, among other reasons, is why you are so successful! Rock on, sister!

wendy said...

I'm fickle too....Loved that line.

Hey BIG CONGRATs...I can't remember if I said that in the holiday haze....but just in case...

Whoo Who!

PDW said...

so glad you've adopted this practice. thanks for keeping it alive even when i took a rest in december.

and fickle. hmmm. me, too. but i didn't know it was a bad thing. :)

Kamsin said...

Happy New Year January! Isn't it a woman's prerogative to be fickle...and contrary!

January said...

Thanks Kamsin. Fickle and contrary--I've got those qualities in spades!

Happy New Year!

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