Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Confession Tuesday - 4 Day Weekend Edition
It's been one concert, three accepted poems, 4 rejections, one disappointing football game and two new books since my last confession.
All and all I can't complain much about the past week. I've
had disappointments but those have been balance by the good and the result is a week that offered a lot to be thankful for. I confess that I turned the weekend into a four day weekend by taking a vacation day Friday and adding MLK day and Presto - like magic four days off!
It was had to go back to the office today, but it wasn't too tough of a day.
Over the week I accumulated homes for three poems and 4 rejection letters. I'll take that ratio any week. Perhaps this is why I came out of these four days feeling a poetic high. Lots of writing done. and it may sound funky but I decided my home office (where I write) could no longer be called my office. Having an office at my regular job I hated the duality of the word office as it interchanged in meaning from home to workplace. So I though about it and decided my writing room at home would henceforth be known as my writing studio and not an office. As trite as this might sound to anyone else, I confess it was a big deal to me.
Watching the 49ers - Seahawks game on Sunday was a disappointment. I wanted the 49ers to win but I confess it was a good game to watch. Both teams played hard and there were perhaps two plays in which the outcome hinged. Of course one was the tipped pass in the end zone that was intercepted. Either of these teams could have won this game. I confess that I was proud of the way San Fran played in a very tough venue and the way the defense held Seattle in the red zone.
I received two books in the mail this weekend. I confess I could be a book slut. There are few things that turn me on like getting a new book in the mail. Right now I have so many that I want and I have to be really careful in budgeting my resources given the size of my want list.
While this is not a secret if you have read my blog posts for the week but I am a big Kenny G fan. Friday night Cathy and I attended the Kenny G concert at the Kansas City Center for Preforming Arts. I cannot begin to tell you how awesome that place is. Last time I saw Kenny G was at the municipal auditorium back in the late 1990's. Acoustically I have never seen a place like this. Kenny was magnificent. I confess I felt blessed to hear him again in concert and was especially excited to share the experience with Cathy. Last time I went by myself. I do take a lot of grief from my kids about Kenny G. I keep telling them I'll make them listen to him at my wake. They remind me when I'm dead I won't know if they are there or not.
So my week was really a positive one overall. I know they can't all be like this, but I confess that I appreciate both the downs and the upside of life. Without the downs there is not as much to appreciate on the upside.