May 18, 2009

Happy Victoria Day

It’s the 24th of May
the queen’s birthday
and if we don’t get a holiday
we’ll all run away.

Okay, so can someone tell me why this was the holiday weekend when the 24th is actually next Sunday? Just wondering . . .

I started out having a productive weekend. And technically, the weekend isn’t over yet because today is a holiday Monday.

I finished and *gulp* submitted my poem for the anthology. Hopefully it’s in the right format, they said standard manuscript format, so that’s what they got. I have no idea if there’s a different format poems should be sent in or not as the only other poem I’ve ever submitted was the one for the contest and it was just to be included in the body of an e-mail.

I bought my new bookcase Friday night and put it together Saturday morning. Then I spent about an hour and a half in the Wal Mart garden center (in the rain, no less) waiting for them to find the patio set they promised they called to say they had. After that I spent a goodly portion of the day de-hairing the books in the long bookcase under the window in my office, and alphabetizing them. Along the way I discovered no less than three books I have doubles of. Oops!

Needless to say, I didn’t really get any writing done on Saturday and, due to circumstances beyond my control, Sunday was pretty much a write-off (pardon the pun).

My office is about half cleaned up. The junk and extra books are out of the corners, the long bookcase looks really good (if I do say so myself), and a lot of the books that were stacked up on various surfaces around the room have found a home in the new bookcase.

Today I’d like to see if the building supply store is open so I can get another couple of shelves for my new bookcase (five shelves is never enough) and finish getting my office cleaned up/organized. Maybe I’ll even get some writing done. :-)


Benjamin Solah said...

Ah, I love buying new bookcases and organising my books. Surely that will inspire you.

C R Ward said...

I never used to care so much about being organized, but now . . . it's such a novelty, actually being able to find things! :-)