today is an odd, crampy day. not literally
Girl is off to marching band rehearsal. "I'm going on a scavenger hunt for my harness," she said.
I shouldn't quote her any more here. Had a conversation during dinner at the MFA residency one of the first nights that made me think hard about ever quoting my kid here. I can't remember the content of the discussion, but the other person misunderstood something I said about this blog and was really upset that I would put my child's words here like ... whatever.
The residency was glorious.
I'm so tired, still, though not as tired today as I was yesterday and not as tired yesterday as I was Sunday.
My books should begin arriving today.
I'm going to start the "10-week poem" today. Should have started it yesterday. (It's a secret process)
Also going to work on another poetry assignment that is due the first week of class.
Need to make sure I am not leading a discussion the week the Girl and I go to Fort Leonard Wood to watch our beloved K graduate from basic training. I think it will be all right. I'll just let Mark know as soon as possible that although I'll be participating, of course (since it's required), I will also be driving cross-country at odd hours.....
I think my good friend Laura Moe is taking me to lunch for a belated birthday celebration today. It will be nice, though we won't have as much time to talk as we need. I need to hear about her trip to Arizona, want to share things I learned during the residency.
Even deleting the previous words and rewriting isn't going to make this post come out right or interesting.
So I'll stop.