Greetings, Poetry Lovers!
I hope your New Year is off to a positive start.
Maybe a good time to share a one-line haiku of mine from Frogpond last spring:
drips of melting ice my resolutions
Frogpond, Vol. 41:2, Spring 2018
poem ©Robyn Hood Black
How about you - are you a New Year's Resolution-Maker?
I wouldn't automatically say "yes" for myself, BUT... the reality is:
1.) I've just added a new nutrition book & cookbook to our crowded kitchen (mainly because I wanted to make the veggie soup similar to what my stepdad, "Poppy," keeps in their Florida fridge to have every day) and stuffed our own fridge with not only the soup, but half of the entire produce section....
2.) I might have ordered a stationary bike from Amazon this week, to go in the spot where the Christmas tree was....
3.) I might also have gone to Staples to get notebooks and dividers to actually corral the eight-plus years of material I've written as part of the CORE ESSENTIALS character ed. program, so I can be better organized for writing the new assignments about this time every year.
So, maybe I am a resolution-maker, even if I don't want to claim it? I'm fortunate that my hubby is a student and practitioner of Ayurveda, and he is always trying out new recipes for healthful food. [I'd rather eat yummy food but do most of my creating at my studio or a writing desk, except for that soup!] We've been vegetarians for 31 years now (!), and he's been a vegan for the last several of those.
I already have to do wee bits of yoga, too, because of a couple prior injuries - a good motivator to stretch. But the cardio is a bit wanting, when the pace of regular walking must allow for the pace of a 3 1/2-pound Chihuahua. ;0) And because I know I'm a wimp about getting out in winter weather - even if it IS Southern-Coastal-Mild winter weather -, I ordered the indoor bike.
Whatever goals or practices you're embracing this year, I wish you success and ease as well as dashes of humor when things don't always go as planned.
Our wonderful Kat is welcoming everyone to the Poetry Friday Roundup with a hearty "G'Day" - enjoy all the offerings, and I DO resolve to make it around to more posts this year than in recent months!