Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Confession Tuesday

Happy Confession Tuesday, and Happy St. Patrick's Day! For those of you who celebrate St. Patrick's Day with green beer and large crowds, feel free to come back and confess tomorrow—I'm sure you'll have lots to talk about! But for everyone else, welcome. Share your stories, and be sure to check out the other sinners in The Confessional.


I spent the last 10 minutes trying to film a video confession from my office at work. Ugh. I got too nervous and self conscious. Also tried to do a v-log at Starbucks and the library this past weekend, but they didn't turn out that great. Thought I'd spare everyone the versions with my face too close to the camera or my eyes cut off in the shot. Maybe I'll try again later today or this week if the mood strikes me.


Before I left for work, my daughter Ella asked, "When is Patrick coming to our house?" "Patrick?" I said. Turns out she was referring to St. Patrick. So I left Tim the task of explaining St. Patrick's Day to the kids.


Tonight for dinner, I'm making corned beef and cabbage. I hear it's easy to make so I thought I'd give it a try. I see it as a way of recognizing my husband's heritage--something I've taken for granted all these years.


I'm feeling a bit run down, which is affecting my writing life. I want to make the space for writing, but I haven't made it a priority lately. But that will change with National Poetry Month (NPM) and National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo). Years of experience have taught me never to go into the month cold, so I'll start up again with writing exercises and prompts this week.

Will post on National Poetry Month tomorrow. I'm also mulling over an idea for us bloggers to take part in on April 1 to ring in the festivities. Stay tuned.


Last song played on iTunes: Cornflake Girl by Tori Amos.


susan said...

A new year, a new opportunity. Do I dare join you for the poetry challenge? :-) Happy St.Patrick Day's!

Just read a great book and it talks about the relationship between blacks and the Irish in the 1860. I highly recommend checking out A Wish After Midnight. It is history, love, social commentary and more.

January said...

Writing a poem a day is an absolute kick in the pants to your writing! Yes, please join. More info to come!

And thanks for the recommendation. I think I remember you speaking about A Wish. I'll add it to my reading list.

susan said...

January, I'll be publishing an interview with Zetta Elliott soon. In the meantime check this out:
Diverse Irish History article at Crazy Quilts.

...deb said...

I've confessed (But thanks for your note on the poems!)

We'll have a RWP prompt-a-thon, too. Look for the announcement Thursday!


~ said...

I will be doing NaPoWriMo as well. Looking forward to hearing what you have in mind for us bloggers in April!

I've been feeling run down as well. Thankfully, we have April coming to give us a kick!

be well!

Collin Kelley said...

I commend any poet who attempts NaProWriMo. Personally, I could never do this.

Goodnight, Mom said...

Oh, a Video confessional! I don't know if I'm up for that yet on my blog! You are brave. It is different to write your shame. :)

odessa said...

oh, i'm not sure if i'm doing NaPoWriMo this year. i was an early drop-out last year *sigh*

i'll have a late confession tommorrow, been feeling under the weather for the past 2 days.

Claudia said...

Hi January, I recently discovered your site via Black Eyed Susan's. I've never taken part in NPM myself - since I'm a lit crit, I spend more time studying poetry than writing it, LOL. But I'd love to hear more about what you're doing and to follow the other participants. Maybe I'll learn something and get inspired!

January said...

Hi Claudia. Thanks for stopping by. Check out my latest posts on National Poetry Month and National Poetry Writing Month.

January said...

Odessa and Collin, give NaPo a try this year, esp. if you've had trouble writing poetry this year.

Yea Kelli. NaPo is just around the corner!

maureenpoetryblog said...

i dipped my toe back in the confession tuesday waters. (although i didn't get around to it until yesterday, which was wednesday.)


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