29 June 2011

[instrumental interlude featuring inanimate grin]

One of my offices is in historic Quaker Square, which is currently undergoing a massive road and bridge reconstruction project, and it has been difficult to remain subtle when trying to photograph the various wonders of the site. Sometimes I feel self-conscious, so then I just pretend I'm playing with my phone. But look at this fellow, so excited that Wednesday is here at last, and that the weather in Akron is so darn balmy. And nobody else has taken his picture. He stood nice and still for me and just kept grinning.

July looms at the end of the week, which means the end of the lo-to-no-po diet, and thus I will have to learn how to get more writing done when my children are home. So far it's been fine and non-taxing having a summer without teaching, but the summer without childcare will begin in earnest next week, and I am going to have to get crafty. I am also going to have to get frugal. Hopefully I can do both at the same time. This is going to be an interesting experiment.

I have lately been really interested in 1) reading fiction and nonfiction, 2) Goodreads (I'd neglected it for a long time, but now I'm totally smitten), 3) puffy clouds of the "happy" variety. I hope these aren't symptoms of anything serious.

Will begin writing again in two days. Sending some poems out, too. Upbraiding myself over shoddy, ridiculous system of keeping track of submissions. Checking the mailbox, but unsure of why. And that's about it.


Marie said...

Even though most of my subs are electronic now, checking the mail is a hard habit to break. I continue to harbor the expectation that wonderful things will show up in the mailbox. Which is a great argument for subscriptions. :o) Good luck with the non-childcare writing time -- it's a hard gig, I have to say. xo

Kathleen said...

Now I'm grinning, too!

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