This is it: my official post marking my break from blogging for a while. I couldn’t even officially officialize the break back when I said I would, which might clue my loyal readers in to the extent of my attention, energy, and current workload.
•#6 Pregnancy is going well. We’ve double-checked, and this one is most definitely a boy. Again.
•The house move is progressing slooooowwwlllly. It’s like I have no energy and feel sick all the time or something. I keep -optimistically- telling people we’ll be out of this house and into the next within a month or two. Problem is, the house we’re aiming for is a fixer-upper. We’d be more motivated if, say, the swamp cooler were working.
…Yes, I said “swamp cooler.” Yes, I said it’s not working. Don’t even get me started on the pages and pages the house inspector gave us when we were in the purchasing process…
•My poetry post is going wonderfully over at Carrot Ranch. It’s a monthly installment, titled Anyone Can Poem. No matter your perceived skill level, I encourage everyone to try any of the challenges. Thank you to everyone who has visited already.
•I tried my hand at the new-fangled audio-posting option with “I Cannot See My Feet No More.” Check it out if you’re curious how I sound.
•I will visit all the blogs I can over the next few days.
•Finally, as is my tradition, here are some of my friends you ought to visit (and follow):
- Hobbo of Hobbo’s Poems. A very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very (etc.) good poet of silly, whimsical types. He really, really, really, really, really, really needs to publish because his work is better than what makes it to print. I’m serious, Hobbo.
- My new friend, Bossybabe. She’s hilarious to read and I love her comments on my (few and far-between) posts.
- Willow, another very nice friend, who writes a variety of stories and prompts and poems.
- The excellent proprietor of Opal’s Farm, Gregory Joel. Besides details about that community garden, Gregory slips in the occasional post about life.
- Denny the caffeinated athlete. Someday, I’ll be back to running as well.
- Rethinking Scripture -who is really a dude dealing with life and advancing the cause for mental illness awareness.
- Frank Hubeny, another excellent poet who likes mixing religious themes in his work.
- The ever clever Obbverse, who mostly bends his wit to poetry.
- Pete Springer, whose book I discussed a bit ago. He’s the nicest guy you’ll ever meet.
- Herb, another great, down-to-earth guy.
And, actually, many more! Visit my Awards posts for more, or stalk my comments sections. I couldn’t ask for a better group than the friends I’ve made through blogging.
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