Wednesday, November 23, 2005


I'll be pretty scarce over the holiday weekend. I'm looking forward to gratefully indulging in friendship, love, fine food, lots of sleep and long walks.

Baking pies with pumpkin and pecans, making my favorite cranberry sauce, and some dish of rooty origin (yet to be determined, yes, I know, I'd better decide soon).

Playing with the dog, reading with my child, reading on my own, seeing some sun — enough of this fog!

Playing music and singing.

Sleeping in (did I mention that?).

And maybe I'll get around to writing a poem. Or maybe not.

My great appreciation to those of you who keep me company here and elsewhere in webland. I'll see you next week.

"Rest and laughter are the most spiritual and subversive acts of all."

— Anne Lamott


Blogger Dale said...

May all your subversions succeed!

11/23/2005 11:02 AM  
Blogger ruth said...

have a wonderful giving of thanks moose. it's a celebration i miss hugely having lived in the us for 4 years. savour some 'pumpkinpie' for me!

11/23/2005 12:12 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Happy Thanksgiving Moose! Enjoy a well-earned break from poetry, and come back when you can.

11/23/2005 3:11 PM  
Blogger leslee said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful break planned. Have a happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for your virtual company since joining the blog-world.

11/23/2005 3:59 PM  
Blogger garnet david said...

Have a restful and plentiful weekend. I love that quote from Anne Lamott! I'll follow that advice the next few days for sure.


11/23/2005 11:02 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

Wishing you lots and lots of rest and laughter, dear Moose xx

11/24/2005 6:59 AM  
Blogger rdl said...

"Rest and laughter are the most spiritual and subversive acts of all."

Love this quote and yr. plans sound great too. Happy Thanksgiving!

11/24/2005 9:54 AM  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

Moose, your warm and subversive spirit enriches all who visit this space. Who knows? Maybe Thanksgiving will inspire one of your delicious poems about food.

11/26/2005 8:35 PM  
Anonymous Sara said...

Cheers, Moose! I hope it was fun.

When I dragged myself from bed late on Thanksgiving, gleeful with the prospect of takeout with which we'd stocked the fridge the night before, I announced: "Rejoice and be slothful, for dinner has already been cooked." Or something like that.

Good quote. :)

11/28/2005 9:58 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Dale, thank you. Most of them did.

11/28/2005 12:35 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Ruth, Mary, Leslee, without a doubt, I savored that pumpkin pie (and the pecan). Thanks for your good company here!

11/28/2005 12:37 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Garnet, Jean, RDL, I had a little more fun and a little less rest than I expected, but it was all good. Thanks for your good wishes! It's good to be back.

11/28/2005 12:39 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Patry, "warm and subversive spirit" made me laugh. Thank you. I am grateful indeed for your presence here.

11/28/2005 12:41 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Sara, I think you earned your sloth after your retail maelstrom! I'm glad to know you got some rest. Our food was all home cooked - but certainly not all by me (not on a weekend I'm planning to sleep in) - so I was plenty slothful in my own way.

And plenty of fun, yes. Good friends, good food, good wine, good fun. And it snowed. If I were to do it again - more MAKING of music and more sleep. Oh yeah, and one more day added to the weekend. But who's complaining? Really, not me!

11/28/2005 12:46 PM  

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