Aug 29, 2011

Matripotestal Monday

matripotestal ~ of, like or pertaining to the power of mothers

Despite the fact that we’re not supposed to feel the effects of Hurricane Irene (I guess it’s tropical storm Irene now) yesterday was overcast and incredibly windy. I actually like the wind, but this was a little much even for me. Especially since we spent the better part of the day at the cottage. It was cool enough that I, the person who is perpetually too warm, even wore my Nano hoodie.

My posts all made it up last week, although I was a little tardy with my poetry post and very tardy with my grammar post. All I can say is, it’s Harry Potter’s fault. :-) Yes, that’s right. I was so desperate to get the Harry Potter monkey off my back that I neglected everything else so I could finish reading the series. Now it’s done and over with and I can go on to reading other things. I mean, writing, much writing. ;-)

I have no idea what level I’m on with MSN Patchworkz! I think this is a good thing. It means I haven’t been playing as many games lately. I’ve been really tired, and games just make me more tired. So I’m getting into the incredibly good habit of writing first, games after (if I have the energy).

I’m still walking, but I haven’t managed to get that upper body workout worked into my routine. I have a couple of hand weights that I’m going to dust off and try out. We’ll see how it goes.

Still need an ‘X’ form for my chapbook . . . When I went about selecting the forms to use, I finally settled on the forms that had the best written examples. Unfortunately, these are often more obscure forms that require a bit of explanation.

Did not finish the edits on An Elemental Wind, nor did I get my brochures done.

This Week’s Schedule:

Tuesday: Part seven of The Seven Wonders of the Industrial World. This week’s wonder is the Hoover Dam.

Wednesday: Another hump day hunk for your viewing pleasure. ;-)

Thursday: This week’s poetry form is the Flarf.

Friday: Chapter 39 of Fire. Just who’s this guy visiting Rayne and what does he want?

Random Thoughts

Today: A double rant – people and barbeques.

Wednesday: Chapter 16 of my on-line serial Shades of Errol Flynn. So, what’s next for Jessica?

Saturday: Grappling With Grammar this week is all about active versus passive.

Elsewhere in my week:

Answer the e-mails I have piling up. Sorry people! Blame Harry Potter and . . . um . . . I guess he’s the only excuse I’ve got, other than sheer laziness.

Design the cover and get a proof copy of my chap book finished. ISBN numbers are free, so I’m going to send for some.

Get my brochures designed and printed out.

Continue with the walking and add the weight training for upper body workouts.

Nap. I figure I might as well add it to the list ‘cause I’m going to do it anyway.

Finish the final edits on An Elemental Wind.

Choose the poems I’m going to read in September.

Start working on my flash piece for Rattles. This is a new blog started by Jamie DeBree of Brazen Snake Books and Heidi Sutherland of Creative Pursuits. Essentially, they’re inviting you to write up to 1,000 words on the picture prompt in the upper right corner. The best stories will be published in an anthology. Be sure and check it out.

And that’s what I’ll be doing this week. How about you?


Jamie D. said...

Good luck with the list, Carol! I hope this week goes well for you, naps & all. We should list you up there too, since you'll be proofreading...right?

Thanks too for the motivation to quit feeling sorry for myself because I'm stuck on this couch, and get the submission terms & guidelines posted over there! ;-)

C R Ward said...

LOL I'm happy to be the "silent" partner in your venture. I love proofreading. :-)