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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What are you doing today?

Inspired by pages 162 & 163 of The Gentlewoman Issue nÂș 4, 2011

I believe I've finished a poem, but it is always difficult to know for sure. A celebration will be had in the form of flour, butter, sugar, and such. Thank you, Nicole, for letting me peek inside Grandmother Ruth's recipe box. This afternoon will involve an office with a red chair and strategic branding discussions. Not of my own brand, someone else's. A girl's got to earn a living.

What are you doing today?

30 comments:

  1. I'm sitting in on conference calls and making reports filled with pie charts look "pretty". I smiled when I saw that you had updated your blog.

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  2. Tracy, Best of luck with the pretty making. A smile. Excellent.

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  3. This morning I went to work then after grabbing a bite at midday went to see a little exhibitions of moomins decorated in different artists's styles - Magritte, Duchamp, Christo etc. Took quite a few pics which I hope turned out well. I've just had some leek and potato soup and I'm going to watch an Italian film now. Hope the baking turned out well and looking forward to reading the poem.

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  4. last day of autumn holidays in paris! so I took advantage of it and went for a loooong walk in the forest :-)
    curious about the poem!

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  5. Emily Vanessa, What an exhibition concept. It reminds me that I've only read Tove Jansson's adult work. I need to read a Moomin story. So far, so good, with the baking. My apartment is beginning to smell of apples, sugar, and cinnamon. Soup and an Italian film, nice. You know how to end a day.

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  6. Anne, Long walks are probably my favorite way to spend time. Wonderful choice.

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  7. Wonderful news about your poem. Perhaps you'll share one sometime?

    Today besides work, I'll be doing yoga, baking salmon for dinner, and watching the old black and white film Mr. Deeds.

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  8. I guess you need to lay the poem aside until it takes on meanings beyond those inserted by yourself, and then, through looking at those meanings, you'll know whether it is complete.

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  9. I have been sewing tissue cases and bookmarks. I feel I have done nothing else for days. I think tomorrow I will sew key fobs instead! I do like your method of celebration.

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  10. I don't remember you ever mentioning any work other than writing and raising worms but wondered about it from time to time. Sounds like a fun marketing consulting job? Hope you'll post the poem. Or, maybe you plan to submit it to a literary journal? Today, I had a morning appointment, cleaned the porch, did some laundry, planted Kale and paid the bills. Such a real and unromantic day here...but I did indulge for a few minutes in a deep, steamy bath -- a good way to quiet a mind that clearly wanted to help me write something, anything, today.

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  11. Packing! We leave for Seattle in the morning!

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  12. I drove about 30 miles (each way) to bring some of my handmade items to a consignment shop. If I were to really crunch the numbers, it probably wasn't worth the trip, but it's a pretty area around Lake Minnetonka, southwest of Minneapolis, which used to be all resorts and summer cottages 70 or so years ago. Even though it's a suburb now, there's still plenty of pretty and quaint left--the narrow land masses between the many bays and inlets of this rather large lake don't allow for big-box developments. So it was a pleasant outing.

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  13. I have just been perusing Nicole's blog and her recipes - goodness so much yumminess. I plan to try her orange and cumin beef stew this weekend. Thank you for the link. As for strategic branding sessions - hmmm - that feels like an old jacket that I wore, which I miss from time to time. I am somewhat intrigued though Denise - is this what you do as a 'day-job'? And I have an inkling that you recently celebrated a birthday - yes? If so, I hope you had a lovely day. Best, Annie x

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  14. Preparing for a job interview tomorrow, attending a PAC meeting at my son's school, cleaning the kitchen, writing some communication regarding education issues, helping my son introducing new fish to his tank, volunteering at a book fair.

    Pretty much a typical day ;)

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  15. Thank you for asking & here's a bit of a coincidence: today, in between the patients & the teaching & the meetings, I've been seeking poems to express my autumnal feelings. I found several including "Sometimes, I Am Startled Out of Myself" by Barbara Crooker.

    Your blog is a lovely place to end the day. I fear, though, I may stay up too late tonight reading it.

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  16. Waiting for the espresso to drip and reading what you and many others did yesterday.

    Very satisfying. Me? I just held on.

    I was startled out of my sleep at 4:00AM and worried off and on till 6:00.

    I could use a poem.

    xo Jane

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  17. I'm a day late, but today, I'm on my way to buy the new iphone. It's time to put my 3g to rest. Hope all is well.

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  18. rainy day, and I'm conjuring writing assignments...one about Cane Syrup in Louisiana, one about a Southern Suhla--a meal for peace and reconciliation, and one about a French-style market's holiday treats. but it would be far better to be writing a poem! like you said, a girl's gotta earn a living.

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  19. Will you be sharing your poem with us? Flour, sugar, butter...nice way to complete a poem.

    "Today" is now yesterday. So yesterday... Dias de los muertos in the Mission. Were you possibly there too?

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  20. Denise, I am so glad you tried Ruth's yorkshire pudding :)
    there's more to come!!
    I spent the morning with Roman at the park, a usual day, really....
    He went up to a little girl and asked "your name?" but it's strange because he still hasn't said his own :)
    Now that he's napping I'm considering baking gingerbread.
    The afternoon may involve a trip to the Children's museum of the Arts in Soho, one of our favorite hangouts.
    Thanks for including me in your day.

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  21. on wed. i was teaching.
    today i'm in the studio.... ;)

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  22. I am on the frustrating task to find out why bloglovin will not let me leave comments as long as i am on their sight...

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  23. I'd love to read your poem.

    I often have that sense of questioning about whether something I've written is complete.

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  24. walked with my husband. the fog wore off early and it was a brilliant sunny perfect day. I will be chauffeur and drive both my teens to work. And then come home to an ice cold pale ale. Finished a roll of film and will drop it off tonight.

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  25. It would be lovely to have a combination of those, sugar, butter, flour and such, with you.

    Today is already dark, radio plays good jazz, a book is waiting, so are pans, knives, vegetables and lentils and a few more cups of tea.

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  26. other than work, turned on the fire and made myself a hot herbal infusion. Now sitting down to do my "morning pages" (and its 6pm, but that's ok). Also, put some flour, yeast and water to do their magic in a bowl for tomorrow's bread...

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  27. you inspire me. i miss taking my hand to pen to paper. literally. the writer in me has been dormant for so long.

    lovely photo.

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  28. Hello.

    Wow, where does the time go? I enjoyed reading all of these little snippets from your lives. Thank you, all of you, for sharing them with me.

    mise, Excellent advice.

    melissa, You are wise. I've submitted it to a journal. Fingers crossed.

    Annie, Yes, it is a day job of sorts, but just one day per week. No birthday yet. I start celebrating early. Just a few days now...

    Elaine, I found "Sometimes, I Am Startled Out of Myself". Thank you.

    Janis, I did not go to the Mission, but after seeing your photographs felt I missed out.

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