Given how things have been going lately – well, honestly, for years now – it is tempting fate to say I have any clue of what’s happening next.
A few things are relatively safe to say.
As in, today we will pick up my sister and niece at the bus station and meet up with Nana and Paco and my other sister and her husband for dinner. The four of them will be visiting for the weekend, which is a treat because we three sisters are only together a couple of times a year.
Early in the morning on Wednesday, daughter T will be heading to the airport to fly to Honolulu to visit daughter E and her spouse L for three weeks. August is turning into sister-togetherness month!
Other things that I think are coming up next are a bit murkier.
On August 17, we think Nana will be have a procedure as part of the continuing saga of the errant CPR/fainting spell. While we hope it will go forward, it’s been delayed and re-scheduled once already, so fingers crossed. Results from this test will help us move on to what’s next for her treatment.
As for me, part of what’s next is working on my poetry collection. I did a revision of a poem this morning. Yay, me! If my desktop computer and printer co-operate – not a given at this point – I hope to print hard copies of poems to better arrange and re-arrange and re-arrange the poems. I may have pages to represent poems that I plan to write but that aren’t yet written. Then, I can look for holes so that I know how many more poems I need to write.
Meanwhile, I will continue to workshop poems in the collection. Eventually, I’ll have to make a stab at a table of contents and probably a forward and some notes here and there.
And maybe put a call out for some readers…
Oh, and try to have it finished before the Boiler House Poets reunion at MASS MoCA which starts September 30.
Are you laughing yet?
I have my work cut out for me, but, as always, what’s next is not totally in my control.
Linda’s prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is to base the post on a word that contains “ex”. Come join us! Find out how here: https://lindaghill.com/2016/08/05/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-aug-616/