Saturday, December 26, 2009

Boxing Day

I love Boxing Day. I am reading Let the Great World Spin. I have a new I-Mac which is so fast and spiffy! Yay for new computers.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

It's Official

I am on vacation until January 4th!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Look at Me I'm Blogging!

I haven't posted here in ages. But I will post over Christmas time!

Kids are done with school tomorrow. 2009 is almost over.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Tin House and Now It's Saturday

The Tin House 10th was lots of fun and you can find podcasts at Literary Arts.

Next weekend we are going to Kahneeta!

Mandy gos to the vet today.

It's summer and I never seem to have time to water my plants.

Sawyer is sleeping under my desk. He is bigger than in the previous photo!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

No Name Yet!

But we love him. Just came home today!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Last Sunday in April!

Laura is out driving with Michael as I write this. Here's a picture of her and Max, taken a few years ago, when all she drove was a bike!

Last night was the Parkrose Educational Foundation dinner and auction at Holiday Inn. That was a lot of fun, and yes, adults do occassionally still dance to Play that Funky Music White Boy - but Mike does it best!

The tour went to Corvalls and Newport this week. That was fun, and we had attentive audiences. I loved visiting Newport High School with Sara Ryan.

I am running the Eugene Half Marathon next week so I should run far today. But I may just run 7. I ran 10 and a little extra last weekend, so I know I can run 13.1!

I'm reading at the Eugene Public Library in May.

Saturday, April 04, 2009


Lilies, iris, snap peas, forget-me-nots.

Tomorrow, geraniums and petunias and lavender.

Laura got her driver's permit today. Max had his opening day game for Little League.

Gotta run far tomorrow.

Reading the new Beckman.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Like a Day Without Sunshine

PCS without Mead Hunter.

I can't wait to see where he lands.

Tomorrow National Poetry Month begins! Get your haiku on.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring Break!

Terry Tempest Williams tomorrow.

Kids on spring break.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Shamrock Run!

I ran the Shamrock Run today with Amy. I ran faster than in 2006!

I never blog these days.

Reading Tod Marshall's The Tangled Line and enjoying it very much.

Poems from Updike in this week's New Yorker. Sad but I appreciated him taking the time to say goodbye.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Milk is Cheap!

Milk is cheaper than it used to be. It's now $1.99 at Freddy's and that's not the sale price, that's just the price! Which makes it hard to be a dairy cow these days.

Yoga class tonight! I wish Laura could have come with me. You know how they say sometimes, people only use 3% of your brain power? Or something like that. I think yoga makes you realize you probably use only about 5% of your body's potential. Sitting, standing, walking, running - there's so much more than that!

Rough drafts to grade from students this weekend. But I want to see Milk (the movie not the beverage mentioned previously) with Michael before the Academy Awards on Sunday. I also want to see How To Disappear Completely, soon-ish!

I read Run by Ann Patchett over the long weekend. I liked it. I really appreciated Updike's review of it.

My new Poets & Writers arrived today and it has lots of stuff to read in it and new books coming out by Joshua Marie Wilkinson and Emily Wilson and other poets I like.

Spring is on its way, which means Little League. Life is good.

Milk is cheap. If you're not a dairy cow, that's not such bad news.

I was impressed by Calvin Trillin. They don't make them like that anymore.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Thursday, February 05, 2009

I'm Still Here and Happy Birthday Michael!

I guess I spend online goofing off time on Facebook these days. But I will blog again soon! The blog lives! And I got some nifty collage stuff I want to use to make new collages. When the time presents itself!

Caffeine Destiny will go off hiatus in a few weeks, March-ish, and I'll announce new submission guidelines.

I'm trying to write a story.

Happy Birthday Michael! I love you.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

First Post of 2009

I ran three miles today and I'm trying to finish a poem but I'm not trying today. I will finish it this week. The working title is Violins of the Great Northwest. I think that is going to be the title of my second book if my first one ever gets published. Even if it doesn't!

You can still name your books even if they are unpublished manuscripts. And unpublished manuscripts is kind of fraught with mystery. Perhaps.

Tonight is poetry group! I think...

Michael and I went to Michael's craft store and around today and that was fun.

I read an article in the Atlantic about the demise of the New York Times but I don't believe it. I should note I read it in the magazine, not on the web site.

I made my curried carrot soup.

The sky is gray. Always.

Tuesday is Michael Pollan day!