I had not forgotten to post for Days 6 & 7. It was more a side effect of limited time and very little to say. I did manage to put three poems to paper & ink during those days. Of course, there were the NaPoWriMo posts of Rhine and Floorboards but, truth be told, I wrote those two pieces in the afternoon on Day 5. I scheduled them to post for Days 6 & 7 because I knew my time at a computer for any purpose would be limited during the weekend.
I honestly cannot remember what I did on Saturday, Day 6. By that point, I had only slept about 10 hours since Wednesday evening/Thursday morning and my thoughts were mushy. Rhine and Floorboards appeared as word soup rather than poems. No idea if the two poems I wrote that day for Kirsch & Kerosene make any sense or are salvageable. I have typed them up but have not read them through.
I did get more sleep before the bulk of Day 7 which was a good thing as I was meeting up with family in Downtown Denver for a dual birthday (My mom and Brother-in-law) celebration lunch. The outing was quite exhausting once all was said and done so I did very little upon returning home. The one poem for the day was written shortly before leaving that morning. It will become part of Obiter & Oleander if it is any good. Again, I have typed it up for the word count but have not read it through.
I embarked on Day 8 way too early after very little sleep. Went to sleep after 1am and was up by 5:30am. By 6:30am, I was out the door to the grocery store for a few critical groceries – the guinea pigs were out of lettuce and carrots – before the supposedly atrocious snow storm moves in tonight. After the grocery store, I went back to the torrid coffee shop which was peaceful and pleasant. I was the only customer for a long time. It was nice even though 7:00am is a little early for me. Less than 30 minutes after arriving, I had three poems written.
In spite of very minimal sleep, I was quite productive during my time as I had two hours to kill there before continuing the rest of my weekly errands. I completed 5 poems, typed up the 3 poems from the weekend, and wrote most of this blog post. While I wanted to write more once errands were done, I ended up taking a 4.5 hour nap instead.
Now I find myself trying to get everything else done on today’s to-do list. This is proving problematic as a winter storm moves in and every previous broken bone or region of nerve damage is screaming in pain. This storm better live up to its hype since I am going through all this pain because of it. Sucking back a whole lot of pain killers under the potential I may get work done this evening.
As I am working on things, Anubis the cat keeps sticking his face in my glass of iced tea. Fortunately, the liquid level is much too low for him to drink from. I have lost many a cup of iced tea over the past two weeks to Anubis’ tongue since he decided that his new favorite drink is Mommy’s iced tea.
Tomorrow is the release day for Seasons of Self: Autumn & Winter. It will be available as a $14 paperback through Amazon. It is a poetry collection consisting of The Heart of Autumn and The Soul of Winter. Both The Heart of Autumn and The Soul of Winter are available individually as Kindle books for $1.99.