Monday, July 19, 2010

32 Candles!

Yesterday was my birthday. I turned 32, and it was a good day. Slept in, went for a 3-mile run, had some bacon & eggs for brunch, some chili for dinner, and then brownies & ice cream. Plus, I announced the April PAD Challenge results for 2010 and got a lot of things done around the house. Oh yeah, I also got a few hundred Happy Birthday messages on Facebook. Great start!


My second day as a 32-year-old was pretty swell too. I woke up early and got a lot of work done while everyone else was sleeping. Then, I learned that five of my poems were accepted by Hobble Creek Review. Plus, I made a new post at my Telecommuting Parents blog and ran another 3 miles (faster than yesterday).

Whew! I'm tired, but in a good way.


I don't have much else to report at the moment, except that I realize I still need to get my poems caught up on this blog (still writing).

Oh yeah, I am reading some William Stafford right now. Great stuff.


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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Big Move That Is Not Happening

So, earlier this week I was thinking I'd make a post pretty soon about my family unit's plans to move up to Ohio from Georgia. We'd picked out a place to live and had a laundry list of things to get squared away between now and August 2. However, that post is not going to happen anymore, because...

I received a call from Ben and Jonah's mom this morning that went something like this:

B&J's Mom: When is your lease up in Ohio?

Me (not sure why she would ask such a question): Probably a year. Why?

B&J's Mom: We're planning on moving to Savannah, Georgia. Not in the next month or so, but sometime. I could wait for your lease to be up.

Me: How serious are you about moving?

B&J's Mom: Pretty serious. I've already applied for some jobs.

Me: We haven't signed anything yet. So if your're serious, we're not moving up to Ohio.

The conversation was probably a little more twisty-turny than this, but it basically sums up what we discussed. The whole purpose of moving up to Ohio was to be closer to the boys; so if they're ultimately moving to Georgia, then we're not moving to Ohio--only to move back down to Georgia. No way.

So, the big move to Ohio that was postponed last year because of several unexpected medical issues is this year possibly completely canceled because of relocation issues. Since Tammy and I had psyched ourselves up for Ohio, we're both a little bummed. But we both love Georgia and the Atlanta area. The main thing is just having the family unit together.

Plus, we're glad the Savannah relocation plan made it to us before we'd signed a year lease and put down a deposit for the house we'd found in Kettering, Ohio. That would've made things a lot less pleasant.


But let's talk about pleasant things. Earlier this week, one of my poems was accepted for publication in a future issue of MiPOesias. I'm totally excited about that.

Also, one of my poems was recently posted in the Open Mic section of the Poets for Living Waters project. Click here to read the poem "swallowing air," which is between poems by Sean Burn and Edward Byrne.


Speaking of my poems for 2010, I've got a lot to post here. I've been writing and will get this blog up to date as soon as I finish two big projects that I hope to have finished by my birthday on July 18th (when I'll be turning 32!).


Outside of that, I guess not much has been happening that I can remember. I love this song "Paper Romance" song by Groove Armada off their Black Light album. Click here to check it out.


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