Thank you for dropping by! I have yet to make either coffee (drip or Toddy) or English Breakfast tea. Relaxing seems to involve a total shift in activities (in this case, fooling around with various WordPress themes and thinking about a new blog) with long hours, too little sleep (the Scampers still wake up and demand their breakfast at the same time every day), and erratic meals and mealtimes (not good!).
After a few days off, I am back to writing poetry, again, in addition to the techie stuff. February and April are two of my three poem-a-day months. Most of my writing partners dropped out before the end of April because of real-life priorities, but two of us made it through to the end.
The tulips are wind-tossed, petals curling dry, and ready to fall. It occurs to me that this may be a good year, once the leaves have died, to dig up the bulbs along the house and replant them, thinning or spacing them out as necessary. Over the years during which I was ill and close family members were dying, I neglected the perennials. Time for remedial replanting, again.
The college’s first Zoom alumni fund-raising event was…I don’t think I will attend another. Aside from my weekly and Patreon online gatherings, I have only one more live online event to attend: “We Need to Talk About Cancel Culture”. A New York Times event. I am still immensely enjoying the free workshop Poetry Heals on Wednesdays (7 PM in my time zone). This weekend’s Co-Working session for Liz Danforth’s patrons on Patreon will, hopefully, find me sorting books in the downstairs library into boxes to haul out to the curb for next week’s Spring Clean-up Week.
The books I have hung onto for so long, the parents’ Great Works of the Western World, must go out, along with the complete set of annual supplements (1951-end of the century). I am hanging onto the 1o study guides, thinking that I can pull selected thinkers’ works from Project Gutenberg online. I also have accumulated many science fiction novels that I will not reread, as well as many paperback books that I have in hardcover should the Internet/electric power/&c break down. There are books that are worth rereading using a magnifying glass. Just, not many authors qualify.
Natalie, at Natalie the Explorer, has an interesting lineup of topics and photographs, this week, including lovely flowers, historic buildings, and a goose. You can find her here: Five Fun Finds, including access to the Links Party for the week with others participating in Weekend Coffee Share.
I’ve got to get off the computer and fry hamburgers, now, since Al remembered to pick them up at the grocery, last night, along with the gluten-free Progresso soups that I like. Looking forward to reading the other blogs as time allows during the weekend.
Good-bye for now! Best wishes for the week to come!