Sunday February 26, 2012_Lauren is home for the weekend and she and David are going over the fafsa tax whatever for next year...in his new office!
Wednesday February 29, 2012_The Poetry Book_This is a story unto itself, but, suffice it to say that this task 'Create a Poetry Book for Lauren of 100 poems' was on my very first mission101 list and is a task that many of you helped me create when you replied to this post way back in May of 2009, giving me your very favorite poems. Originally, I was going to illustrate each with found images from google, but then, at the beginning of 2010, after I had about 30 poems complete, my laptop crashed, nothing had been saved and I lost heart until last week when I decided the illustration aspect was both unnecessary and unmanageable, what mattered was the words and so, I formatted the pages, adding in googled images of each poet, had the pages printed, on soft white linen paper and voila...is done. Every poem that was offered up by an LiveJournal friend is acknowledge, I, in fact, copied in many of your comments as to why you loved that particular poem, so Lauren would understand who gave it to us and why.
Needless to say, I ended up with more than 100, a few more, plus I've included xeroxed sheets of poetry she had collected over the years in school. In fact, it had been the poetry section in her junior year English class that had given me the basic idea and then I saw a very similar idea on someone's mission101 list and there you have it.
The binder is clear-ish plastic so I've made front & back cover pages plus the spine.
Thank you so much to everyone who gave me poetry, I really couldn't have created such an meaningful book if not for your help. Unlike her journal, this will be a Christmas gift, I'm so excited and it's only March!!!
Thursday March 01, 2012_February books & DVDs_This is a lot less than normally because I realized, even if I have always known, that I use reading to justify NOT getting other things done. Picking up a book and reading is easy, figuring out how to complete the Poetry Book isn't, so I'm cutting back for a while.
Could this be the reason why I did accomplish so much in February!!???!! Could be...could very well be.
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