Facebook is not so subtly reminding me that I haven’t posted for a week. (People who are on Facebook are cordially invited to “like” the Top of JC’s Mind page here.)
I had made the mistake of making a plan for the last week. After getting daughter T on the plane to Hawai’i to visit daughter E, I was going to spend a lot of time writing, both here at Top of JC’s Mind and in continuing work on my poetry collection, in anticipation of needing to take a writing break beginning on the 17th when Nana was scheduled to have a diagnostic heart catheterization, part of the continuing saga of the fainting episode in April.
As often happens, life laughs at my plans…
The day after T left, Nana developed shortness of breath and wound up in the hospital with a diagnosis of congestive heart failure. Fortunately, treatment improved her symptoms a lot and she was able to head home within 24 hours. Unfortunately, the episode precipitated a further delay in the heart catheterization, now pushed back to August 31st.
Not much writing got done in the last week, but I am tempting fate and re-organizing.
I’m pleased to report that I wrote a new poem this morning to fill a hole in the first section of my collection. The poem is about Nana and her father, so it was nice to be able to talk to her this morning and gather some more information that I needed. I have sent her a copy to review and will plan to workshop it with my poetry group when next we meet.
Yay! I managed to accomplish something in my plan!
And I am writing this post!
Crossing my fingers that things will stay calm in the coming days so I can get some more creative time in before my planned break beginning August 31st.
Or, if something does come up, I’ll just re-jigger again.
I’m really getting quite good at it…