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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Heads or Tails


Heads or Tails prompt: Surprise.

The prompt took me off guard so this post might be a little more personal than usual...the recent month has been a series of personally rewarding surprises.

First. Spring knocked a couple of times but winter kept the door locked. So I didn't have to venture outside to clean up the fallen limbs and winter damage. Ah, a reprieve!

Second. New Verse News and Right Hand Pointing each published one of my poems. Taco Salad at the Lake, a photograph, is on the cover of Travel Post Monthly.

Third. I managed to 'draw a watercolor' on my new Wacom Bamboo Fun. I hope to get better - for sure, I can't get worse. At any rate, it's a whole new ball game and I was sorely in need of a boost. Cabin fever now comes in colors!

Other events, too, added to the month to make it a pleasant and surprising piece of time.

Thanks for reading my back slapping!





22 comments:

jvdhj said...

You know, sometimes the best back slapping is the back slapping you allow yourself to do! Good for you! :) Kudos!!

Billy said...

The Stranger is excellent in every way. The first line grabs the reader. Whew. Filed under "wish I'd written that!"

Simone said...

Great work.

Hi 5!

mercedesrules said...

Awesome Surprises! Wonderful post about your personal experiences! Congratulations on your poems being published! Thanks for coming over!

Skittles said...

Nothing wrong with giving your own back a pat now and then!

Congrats on getting published! Wonderful. :)

peppylady said...

Winter I wish it would go way faster.
But I have a few bulbs poking though here and there.
Thank you for stopping by

Jo said...

WOOHOO. You are one of my favourite poets, so I'm not surprised you are getting published and the stranger is wonderful, powerful, beautiful, wild. Sadly I couldn't get the first to load, but my pooter has been antsy all night. I am so thrilled for you.

SaraLynn said...

This is terrific!
Congrats on the publishings, that must be so rewarding ;)

maggie's mind said...

Wow, you have some wonderful creative talent!

Jean at Penny Lane said...

Congratulations for those are really wonderful surprises.
Stop by my blog and meet a surprise guest!
Many blessings for you.

Sue said...

Congratulations! Happy HOT day and thanks so much for stopping by :)

Q said...

I clap while you back slap!
I snap while you tap-tap!

So fun!
Sherry

Misty Dawn said...

What awesome accomplishments! Congratulations to you!

Hope you have a great Tuesday!

paisley said...

wow!!! huge congratulations on the publishing of your art and your poetry!!! my goodness.. i have a couple of things coming out in word catalyst next month,,, but i have to date never submitted anything anywhere accept there... again congrats!!!!!

Natalie said...

Wow! You've had a lot of great surprises!

Quiet Paths said...

Congrats! Great to hear all you've been up to over the winter.

Anna said...

It sounds like you had a great month.

Mike said...

It sounds like the surprises were great ones. Congrats on the publishing. A good post for this weeks meme.

Name: Edz said...

Wow! Congrats! You deserve it anyway. You really have agreat work. Nice poems...

Happy Tuesday! Thanks for dropping at my site.

Quiet Paths said...

PS: I never did find your 'ku for the this week....

Sher :) said...

Congratulations!! It's nice to be rewarded for hard work. :)

forgetfulone said...

Everyone deserves a pat on the back sometimes! Congrats on your achievements. Your poetry is beautiful, and I really loved the photo of the taco salad. Very cool, indeed.