One of Life’s Downs

ll lives have ups and downs, and yesterday was, I admit, a down. I did not submit a single piece during the month of February. The fault lies with me being lazy and disorganised. I’m not happy that I allowed it to happen but I’m finding it remarkably easy to bounce back. I am, after all, accustomed to being lazy and disorganised, and experience shows that I will gain nothing from being dramatic about it.

Last month is over. Next month is a whole new month, and there are at least six opportunities, probably more if I start looking. I have been getting into a rut lately so it’s probably good to have a shake up.

This month I don’t have a presentation to give at the Numismatic Society,so I have no excuses for not getting on with writing.

For now, however, I have washed up, eaten breakfast and watched |TV – my normal sort of Wednesday morning. Julia is off to lunch with friends soon and I will be accompanying as chauffeur. Not sure hat I’ll be doing for lunch but this afternoon I will be doing some planning and writing, followed by preparing tea and doing a little more writing and some TV viewing. It’s not a punishing routine, but I thought I’d work my way into it gently.

The forsythia has started to flower, and I can see a mass of yellow from my seat. As today is the first day of meteorological Spring, it’s a good day to see it. Poetry today is going to feature blossom quite heavily (it’s one of the penalties of writing nature poetry – it’s easy to find a cliched subject). I ill have to try to find a new way to write about it.

Time to go now. I will be back later to report on progress. The picture is one from stock, and a little optimistic.


18 thoughts on “One of Life’s Downs

  1. jodierichelle

    March is a fresh month. And give yourself a break for Feb. Do not underestimate the mind space your presentation took. Even though you didn’t work on it much until the last few days, you had it hanging over your head for a very long time. That procrastination is mind space that precluded your focusing on your poetry. I very much believe that to be true.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      I’m sure you are right. We sometimes expect too much of our brains. A rest never hut anyone. Well, as long as they weren’t working as a lion tamer or a trapeze artist. 🙂

  2. tootlepedal

    It may be the first day of spring but it is still cold enough to be winter here(and getting colder again). I hope that you get your poetry back on track.

  3. Lavinia Ross

    I am envious you have forsythia blooming. It will be a little while before ours blooms here. It has been cold enough, even the daffodils are making very slow progress. A dusting of snow appeared overnight, though it will soon melt.

  4. LA

    I did make my feb 28 deadline…but I’m iffy about it because I needed to cut fifteen words and I’m questioning if I chose the right fifteen…

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      In another world you cut a different fifteen and are sitting wondering if they were the right ones . . .

      This is the penalty you pay for being such a great writer and all round genius.


  5. Laurie Graves

    You have a whole new month ahead of you, and the forsythia is in bloom. As for the low energy…perhaps your work situation saps your energy? Been there, done that, and I know how draining it is.

      1. quercuscommunity Post author

        I have to agree with that. Within the space of a month the whole thing has gone down so much. Fortunately I only have 14 months to go. I should be able to manage that one way or the other.

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