What a birthday I had! Sandy, Robin, and Jeff made every bit of it special. It was truly a day to remember.
To all the friends, family, and loved ones who called, wrote poems, and sent wishes, thank you! I did my best to keep up but at one point I fell behind with my thank-you notes and then Facebook went haywire and I was no longer able to post anything. It was very frustrating. I hope you know that I read and loved each reminder that we all live in the same community.
This morning it’s back in the wheel for me. Lots to do before we head back to Missouri.
I’ve been waiting to post my Word of the Month poem inspired by our word — Me. And here it is.
Me, myself, and I agree
Today’s the day for David Lee.
I’ll think of no one else but me
And pass the hours selfishly.
I might get on a silly spree,
Pinch the girls and slap my knee,
Cackle, jump, and snort with glee,
Out of the way, “I need to pee!”
Being good to me’s the key
And I have just the recipe
For feeling fine and feeling free –
Declare today a jubilee.
Hear ye, hear ye, I decree,
Today’s the day for me me me!
(c) 2019 David L. Harrison, all rights reserved
Today I plan to get started on a new chapter in the vocabulary book, the origins of everyday words. I’ve been looking forward to this chapter because it ties in so well with our Word of the Month poetry challenge. One way I try to be original each month is to spend a little time studying the word in search of fresh ways to use it in my poem. I plan to introduce that approach in writing both prose and poetry as I develop my parts of the chapter. I know of several teachers who have agreed to participate in the shaping of the book who will enjoy the lessons in this chapter too.
Friends, my goo foffing time is winding down to the final days so I’d better get busy!
So of course I said yes. What else could I do?
The signing went well yesterday at Sundog Books in Seaside. They sold out of A PLACE TO START A FAMILY and NOW YOU SEE THEM, NOW YOU DON’T and had only four copies left of CRAWLY SCHOOL FOR BUGS.
One highlight of the signing was meeting Pat Nesbitt from Bowling Green, Kentucky, who enjoys my blog and was kind enough to buy several books for family and friends. I also met two couples from Springfield so we enjoyed our visit.
My thanks to the folks at Sundog Books for hosting me. That is one busy store!