In the process for applying for grants (finished an app. last night), I updated my list of published works. Going back to 1996, I've had 25 poems published in 19 print journals or websites. I know it's about quality and not quantity; I just don't submit to many publications. One-third of those acceptances happened in 2008-2009, before Underlife went to press. And this doesn't seem right, but I have one publication to my credit this year. Yikes!
Also by my estimation, this year I've been involved in roughly 20 poetry readings or poetry related events. This is something I have to marvel at because in 2009, I don't think I had more than four things scheduled. I'm just amazed that I've had opportunities to travel, meet people, and share my poetry with the poetry community--virtual and in person. Feeling very grateful today.
Today I sign papers to refinance my mortgage! Woo hoo! I'm saving a bundle, which will allow me to put more away for a rainy-day fund. Hard to maintain a family on one income, so this comes as a really good time. Fortunately, the process was much easier than I thought it would be, and the interest rates are at an all-time low. Yea!
Happy September 1! New to-do list to come.