I'm sure I've mentioned in previous posts that I have 500 projects going on ALL at once (but don't we all)?!? I'm in dire need of illustrating a childrens' book, working on several paintings, transcribing poetry from journals to the 'puter, working on new poetry, taking care of a 3 month old, keeping up with normal housework, etc.....(It exhausts me just typing it all out!) On top of all of that, I have a super secret photo shoot collaboration (but that will be out in the open in less than a week).
SO, at 6pm last night, I went upstairs to the bedroom. I had baby, glass of wine, laptop and several journals. Found a cartoon that I was certain would hold Loli's attention, propped her up on a pillow and snuggled several others around her. I put on my fave lounge pants and a tank top and sat down on the bed, ready to type away.
Between fussy tummy, me distracting myself with texting hubby and phone calls, and changing fussy baby 500 times....I got NIL done! No, wait, I think I did get TWO poems typed into the computer! :) It's ok though; the "tweeny" time, when I was holding Camilla to comfort her gassy stomach, the look of love and security on her little face....was SOOO worth it!
I'm not even sure where to begin with the poetry; I've asked a friend to help, but I don't want to just throw a bunch of journals at her and say, "Here, read these and let me know?" I want to get them all typed up in the computer, put them into "categories" and decide what I want my first book of poetry to "BE". So, I know that I HAVE to type them up and categorize them...What's about love, about nature, about me....it's going to be a LONG road!
The good thing is that the holidays are upon us, and that means LOADS of downtime at work. So I may even be able to get away with taking some stuff to work and going through it? And there is the time off from December 24th through January 4, 2010 for holiday vacation. Although, I'm hoping to have something ready to go to the printer by then (be it Jake's Adventures or the poetry).
On a side note, I keep wanting to structure this blog, to have days when I post something (other than Grey's complaints) of significance. I'm still waiting on my brother (who's going to be hosting the new site) to tell me we are "green light" and get the ball rolling! I just keep blurbing about what's going on with me that day, though. It's ok, it IS my blog, but I know that I want changes! I think with the new site, the new changes, I'll keep a better following. *It has to get boring reading about one's "day to day" and all!!!*
By the way, I'm listening to Frente! at the moment; she has the sweetest voice. I just love them and the nostalgia of listening to this album! Fun times in college....but that's another story!
Let me hear it....who'd be interested in reading MY poetry?
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Posted by Gigi Henson at 8:30 AM