May 8, 2013

Stanza Break

Tiny little apricots are in the stores now.

We are tweaking things now.  Yesterday I moved all the stuff for storage to the head of the stairs.  After work, G took it down.  I set up the dining room table.  We moved the living room furniture about six inches away from the window giving the studio area a little more room.  The coffee table became the TV bench, and the camel chests now are side by side.  That sort of tweaking.

The truck is filled to the brim with more boxes to go to the store. 

“Oh, you can recruit Bill to help,” G told me with a straight face.

Bill is a coworker in fragile health.  I will find someone else to help unload Grumpy.

G hooked up the printer yesterday while I backed everything up on the backup computer.  No, that last essay and poem hadn’t been backed up.  Yes, I did read the poem in class yesterday.  The teacher and I liked it.  It’s very abstract, and the other students wanted me to add structure.  Commas here and stanza breaks there.  My whole life has been abstract lately.

Right now I feel as if I’m living a stanza break.  It's just so calm and good.

  • Keeping those on the east coast in my thoughts.
  • Himself:  First day back at work was OK.  He’s filling in for a vacationing coworker.
  • Herself:  Back to work for me too.  Roasting artichokes for dinner.
  • Reading:  ”We Joined the Navy,” a post WWII bit of Brit humor.
  • Balance:  Vastly less chaos everywhere.


    1. I bought that mystery you mentioned as a Kindle version from amazon. Only about $4.00 or just under. It is a bit detailed for me, but since I tried to write an archeological mystery last year (and now it sits about 100 pages going no where) I am reading this with a cynical and over critical eye. ;-)

    2. Those apricots are amazing looking. I remember having fresh apricots in California and couldn't believe how sweet they were. I haven't seen them in Hawaii.

    3. I love the idea of a stanza break. That's what I need.

    4. Tweaking can be fun.....glad you are getting to enjoy the new surroundings....

    5. Your book sounds fascinating. Always rewarding to see a period from multiple perspectives I think.
      I'll check on this one.

      Nice to clear out clutter and settle into a rearranged life style. Just like moving again. And we know about moving hither and thither.

      Congratuations on the poem.

      I want some of those apricots. Always remind me of the Jacobean play 'The Duchess of Malfi.' Dianne


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