We have been going nonstop since the beginning of May and hope to leave today for a few days at the beach for a much-needed reprieve. First we have to paint the spare room we’ve been working on, and as soon as Kevin’s done with breakfast we’ll get to that. In the meantime I’ve watered the plants and done a few other chores on the list, and I’m pretty much packed. I look forward to just sitting by the water doing nothing but reading and watching and listening and relaxing (or trying to–it usually takes me a few days to unwind and then wah-lah, it’s time to come home again!).
I’m taking along a few books of poetry I got recently, many by friends I’ve known for years: “Bundle o’ Tinder” by Rose Kelleher (which was the winner of the 2007 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize), a chapbook called “All or Nothing” by Catherine Chandler (love her sonnets especially), “Subject to Change” by Marilyn Taylor, “The Best Disguise” by Susan McLean (this book was the recipient of the 2009 Richard Wilbur Award), and “Girl on a Bridge” by Suzanne Frischkorn. Suzanne is a good friend of a good friend of mine and when I joined She Writes I recognized her name. Anyway, I look forward to immersing myself in a poetry for a few days.
So, off I go to paint! Catch you on the rebound. Happy Fourth :)