This is how a day should be, but unfortunately, the last few months have been disasters of sorts. Now as a first day of the new year ends, it cold, dark, and rain begins to fall that could get nasty in these freezing temps. But the good things have by far outweighed the darkness today!
I have managed to exercise…finish both the laundry and the dog’s laundry (that be a load of old towels to clean her up from outside’s mud, snow, rain and whatever caked on some rather big feet!), a nice but simple lunch, and one last batch of spiced pecans for the season. But writing was achieved too!
I have rough drafts of both a poem and a 500 word contest entry. And I managed to check out some websites that have been marked for the “right” time. While I am somewhat into digital, I am long ways from comfortable with much of it. I have made the transition from pencil and paper to composing easily on a keyboard; in fact, I enjoy that especially with a dictionary and thesaurus at hand on the computer too. Research is a breeze. While I can read on my Kindle, I do not enjoy reading on a computer. I find much I want to read but tend to postpone it.
But today I set to checking out some things. I found a new and amazing poet from Montana that writes every single day. His name is Tyler Knott Gregson and here is his web page if you’d like to check him out. http://tylerknott.com/ It is interesting that he found an old typewriter as a muse!
I also took time to really investigate a new webpage for lovers of westerns called Saddlebag Dispatches. This is an online publication promoting western books but with western stories, western travel, history of the Old West, and even some old fashioned serials. You will find names to recognize if you are a western reader--Dusty Richards, Bonnie Tesh, Velda Brotherton, and Pamela Foster among others. I would especially like to recommend you read the light and clever short story by Bonnie Tesh called “The Unlawful Adventures of Cyclone, Boomer, and Rosie Red”. Now doesn’t the title alone invite you to lighten up and enjoy? Go here to read Saddlebag Dispatches: http://www.saddlebagdispatches.com.
Hot rolls are rising on top of an oven warmed stove. They are from a frozen state I admit, but still the house smells warm and yeasty. With a dab of jam and pot of tea (alas, herbal in the evening hours), the evening will be good and a perfect end to a first day.
How was your January 1, 2015? Off to a good start?