I have a lot on my mind today, mainly poetry stuff. This is a day in the life of a working nurse practitioner who is also a poet and a poetry editor. Here is my to-do list.
- Respond to emails that accumulated during the week, while I was working my “day job”.
- Wash clothes, I’m totally on my last pair of underwear.
- Write this blog!
- A little yoga? Maybe.
- Coffee with Janie, my neighbor and good friend. We do this every Sunday morning.
- Send off a draft of my new manuscript to someone who has graciously agreed to read it. Tinker with it for hours first.
- Prepare for an upcoming event in March, the annual AWP conference, where I will be selling books and cards for Headmistress Press and hosting an off-site poetry salon for our poets and friends. Very nervous about pulling this off!
- Package up HP books to send out for awards by deadlines that are so close it’s gotten scary. Eeeek, just peeked, I did miss an important deadline. Sorry!
- Breakdown cardboard shipping boxes that are cluttering up the office. Take the trash and the recycling out to the road for pick up tomorrow.
- Set up my schedule for doing hospice visits tomorrow.
- Listen to The Moth Radio Hour while making soup. I love soup.
- Read. Current read is: Sing, Unburied, Sing (Jesmyn Ward).
What I’m not going to do today is listen to the news or watch football.