Write up a mid-year “State of My Year” post.
Finally, a prompt I can take seriously!
My year has been great. I’ve done lots of fun things, including several visits from people who I had never met before they arrived; but we all finished the visits as fast friends. Though one finish couldn’t come fast enough, if you know what I mean…*
*I’m kidding. Everyone was lovely; you know
I can’t resist the easy joke.
I’ve been to the theatre five times; eaten in restaurants at least four times – three of them in the space of a week. I didn’t eat out three times in the previous three years but I made up for it in July.
I’ve had a fair few poems published this year. I finished editing my South African poem collection. I gave a poetry recital and I’ve got two more planned for next month, as well as a workshop I’m going to run. I’ve signed up for a local creative writing course in September. I got my blogging addiction under control; so much so, I practically gave it up for a while, but now I’ve found a happy medium.
My boys are doing well. Tory Boy enjoys his job; he’s coming home for ten days for my birthday (oh, and the Hub’s). Spud was in three plays in six months and had the lead in two of them (I will never tire of boasting about that). He had his first paid acting gig (a post will follow when he sends me some photos).
My husband really loves me. So much, in fact, that he’s sending me away. That’s where I am now, as you read this – in London with Spud. Speaking of dead weight, I’ve lost over a stone.
My year so far is gooooooooooooooood. Though I do miss Maltesers.
Is the glass half-full, or half-empty?
The glass is brimming over and making a mess on the table.
Tell us about a time where everything you’d hoped would happen actually did.
My husband offered to send me away and then made sure he did.
Oh, sorry; I didn’t realise it was supposed to be about me.
When you gaze out your window — real or figurative — do you see the forest first, or the trees?
I see the tiny back gardens as I whizz past on the London Express.
So, not so much trees and forest as wet washing and cement.
We each have many types of love relationships — parents, children, spouses, friends. And they’re not always with people; you may love an animal, or a place. Is there a single idea or definition that runs through all the varieties of “love”?
Thank you, darling Hub, for this trip; for making sure I have a special treat for a milestone birthday; for making my dream come true. I love you.
So much so, I might be nice to you when I get home; if I’m not too tired or menopausal, that is…oh…wait…I see why I’m being sent away….