Keeping pace

January 13th, 2009

I love when my poem for the week comes to me on a Monday. Not that I can’t write poems every day of the year, of course, but the fact of the matter is with two small boys running around the house playing fireman I’m not very likey to. I’ve set a goal of fifty-two poems this year – that works out to one a week. I know there will be dry weeks and I know there will be times when the river is rushing but still, it works out to one poem a week and I wrote a decent first draft yesterday and that sends me off into the week with a certain peace of mind. I also did the recycling – we only have curb-side pick up for paper and cardboard so we have to bring the glass and aluminium to a collection station; there are two within five minutes so it’s not that hard, it’s just a matter of actually thinking to do it – and made a double-batch of bolognese sauce. Yum!

4 Responses to “Keeping pace”

  1. kristen on January 14, 2009 1:16 am

    The best kind of productive day (and always sweeter when it begins with a good chunk of writing!)

  2. India on January 14, 2009 7:56 pm

    oh, that recycling. I have to walk for about 20 min or take a bus to do mine. We have paper/card every two months so last Friday I had the mother, father and grandparents of all recycling heaps out. I was really anxious – once of my friends had a CHF 500 fine last year for one small mistake….

  3. Jennifer on January 15, 2009 7:34 pm

    India you have paper only every two months?? Where do you store in in the meantime?? We have curbside pickup of Altpapier every two weeks. The glass and alu depots are a five min walk away and PET and batteries we bring to the grocery store.

  4. India on January 16, 2009 3:15 pm

    We have a laundry room all to ourselves so we keep the ‘stuff’ there. But every time we go to Ikea for some furniture my heart sinks at how hard it will be to get rid of the cardboard. Strangely, we have 3 of those big bins on wheels for compost – don’t know why one of them can’t be used for cardboard. Oh well…

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