Happy Tuesday everyone! Time to confess on this last Tuesday of May. Share you innermost thoughts, and be sure to say hi to the sinners in The Confessional.
Last night I watched the season premier of the show Jon & Kate Plus 8. If you've read any of the tabloids, you'd know that this is a family in crisis. For some reason, I have taken this family in as if they were my own—it's one of the only non-cartoon shows my kids will watch with me! But I can totally relate to the chaos raising young children brings to a household, and the stress it puts on a marriage. I understand how, as she said at the closing of the show, she never pictured five years ago they would be at this place in their lives. While not the perfect mother and maybe sometimes not the kindest, Kate Gosselin is a strong woman who knows what she wants. I completely identify with her and hope that she and her husband can work things out.
Last night the kids and I roasted marshmallows in our backyard, after a long walk around a pond. I am thankful for life's simple pleasures.
Just found out that I am going to meet one of my favorite poet-bloggers in a few weeks! Details to come.
Unfortunately, I'm following the same writing trend I did in '08 after NaPoWriMo. Haven't written a thing. Maybe that's good. No, that can't be good.
As a result of my poetry procrastination, my to-do list is now a mile long. Hope to knock off a few items, including sending off four poetry submissions, this week.
One thing I did do was look at my poems for a second manuscript—and then I promptly got overwhelmed and put them away. Ugh! All of my little insecurities about writing creeped up on me. They surprised me, in fact. But revision is my No. 1 poetry priority in June.
Time to take a big-girl pill!
I'm purchasing the following books from the Univ. of Pitt Press sale:
- Duhamel, Denise Queen for a Day
- Duhamel, Denise Two and Two
- Shepherd, Reginald Otherhood
- Shepherd, Reginald Fata Morgana
Any suggestions on other titles? I have a few, but I'm always looking for something new to read.