Friday, November 27, 2009

CAN'T LET THE MONTH GO BY...

I really feel bad that my blogging has taken such a down turn. With work and the holidays and not as many poems to my credit, blogging has been a bit forgotten. When I last posted I said I had gotten a new laptop and was trying to get used to it. Well, I didn't so went back and traded it for a new home computer which I just love. It's pretty slick and the screen is HUGE! Does seem strange to have a rectangular screen. I have to say I do prefer the square monitor.

I've written a poem for my older sister which I will attach here and I'm just finishing up my book which I self-published for my family. It'll be about 26 pages chronicalling the journey through the first two years of my grandsons and will be, as you might have expected, in poem form. I'll post it sometime in December.

Also, I've been composing some new poems for people in my congregation that are going through difficult times, illness, death, etc. As I've mentioned, that is very rewarding. I will be composing a Christmas poem to include in this years holiday letter which I'm hoping to complete by this weekend. Still waiting for the poetic
"spurt" though, but so far no spurts!

Good nite for now. Hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It's Me Again...

Well, there've been a few changes since my last blog. For one I've gotten a laptop and I'm trying to get used to typing on a level plain. It's that old dog new tricks thing, you know. It is awfully pretty though and has a load of new things. I'm beginning a new creative venture, too. I wrote a 22 verse poem about the last 3 years and the blessing of being an almost daily part of the lives of my grandsons and with the help of my new toy and a fabulous website, I'm putting together a book to give my family for Christmas. My daughter and I began looking through 3 years of pictures and are only half done choosing ones for the book. When they're all fabulous it's almost impossible. When the book is finished I'll share the poem with you.

There's at our church called the Spiritual Care Ministers. Our church is large and its hard to connect with other members. To that end the group coordinator lets us know if someone is going through a difficult time and we send a card or letter for encouragement. Sometimes I've enclosed one of my poems with the card and that has been very rewarding.

It's very late and although abrupt, I must close. Have a lovely tomorrow and don't forget to tell the people in your life that you love them.