Robert Herrick said it best: Gather ye rosebuds while ye may/Old Time is still a-flying/And this same flower that smiles today/Tomorrow will be dying.
I feel as though time has hurdled me through the past weeks and months and dropped me on today. But, I do have some things accomplished.
Wedding site: check
Honeymoon reserved: check
DRESS BOUGHT: check
There's still tons left to do, but at this point I've got a groom and a dress and a place to get married so the rest will have to fall into place. Noticed I said will have to - cause I'm not willing to imagine anything less than that! :)
But in addition to wedding stuff, I've taken on extra duties at work while a co-worker is on maternity leave, I've got my standard 2 pub/month load along with the daily wire, plus teaching at CCCC and going to the gym and taking Javi to Tae Kwon-do and finding time to read.
Yes, I'm making reading a priority! I have renewed my relationship with the public library, which was damaged when I was a kid and could never get to the library on time with my books. I began stealing from the library way back then, but I guess it was just illegal borrowing because I'd return the books - just at my leisure instead of theirs.
But I'm devouring books at about 2 books a week these days - more than that if I can find a juicy block of reading time. First on my agenda were books I've wanted to read in the past but never got around to. Like Gods in Alabama, Caramelo and The Corrections. Right now I'm reading some Alice Munro short stories, some Dorothy Parker short stories, Night by Elie Wiesel and finishing The Corrections. There are two or three others in there but I can't remember the titles right now.
Hmm. Back to the wedding: I've got a mock up of the final invitation on my Web site, so you can get a sneak preview at www.quinones-miller.com/mockinvite.pdf. Now, this might change and I've not designed the "regrets" card yet, so don't think I'm letting the whole cat out of the bag. But do let me know what you think.
Okay - hopefully you'll get an update from me sooner rather than later.
xoxo - Kelly