If we were having coffee together, I would tell you that I have been on spring break, which gave me time to get ahead of the Blogging A-Z Challenge. I have been finding that the writing flows and I am surprisingly organized. My theme is Food Stories Remembered. I have lots of fodder to draw from. The hardest part has been finding time to read other blogs and comment thoughtfully. I hope to keep the momentum going when I go back to work this week. The state testing starts and annual reviews are scheduled, so it is going to be a bit stressful.
If we were having coffee together, I would say that although it was a stay-cation break, I took a train into Manhatten to spend the day at the New York Public Library. The building is a marvel. Patience and Fortitude sit stoically at the threshold as they had been for over a century. I spent the day researching background for my Middle-grade novel. The You Say You Want A Revolution free and fabulous NYPL exhibit gave me an excuse to take a break and browse through the 60s.
If we were having coffee together, I would report that the raw weather continues. My parents will be heading back north this week from their sunny Florida winter home. They have been away since early January. I do miss them, but they are going to be surprised as to how cold it is on Long Island. Mom will be disappointed that she cannot get to her garden right away.
If we were having coffee together, I would notice that I need another cup. It is time to get going on this Sunday morning. It is 8:15 and I am thinking about what I should prepare for dinner. Macaroni and meatballs sound right for a Sunday.
Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment.