It’s been a weird week for me. Not sure I want to explain it all. Right now I am just glad it’s over and I get to move on. I didn’t write a poem this week and likely won’t for a little while as I am now in full editing mode on my poetry book.
My poem last week hinted at some medical issues. Actually it’s been slowly getting worse since I had my radiation treatment three years ago. The radiation has done its job to kill the prostate cancer, but there are side effects. Most are minor, just annoyances that you learn to live with, but this one got to the point where I needed some treatment. What I ended up with is a case of radiation proctitis that required a little laser treatment. I had the procedure on Thursday and all I can say is WOW! That fixed it up.
Today I am feeling much better than I have in months, so now it is on to other work.
I’ve started working through editing my cancer poetry book. Two of the people who’ve read the draft have provided detailed edits and comments, so am taking that all in and am polishing my manuscript. It can be difficult to go back and rework your words, but it’s part of being a writer. All writing can be improved and I am diving into the process.
You’ve seen my progress on the cross. It’s getting close to done. Maybe another couple of weeks.
I’ve started planning my next woodworking project after the cross. This will be a cabinet for the pantry. While we had all new kitchen cabinets made last year – and they’re great – we still find we could use more storage. The plan right now is that I’ll make a copy of the pantry cupboard the cabinet-maker built for us. More on that as the cross project winds down.
Haven’t written much about sea shanties lately, but I still listen to them every day. It’s my shop music and what I’ve been listening to while I am cutting on the cross. My collection has a number of CDs and I’ve been finding shanties on YouTube as well. One of my favorite groups on YouTube is Kimber’s Men. Their channel is at: https://www.youtube.com/user/banjostead
This week I’ve been listening to, Heave away my Johnny’s :
Take a moment to enjoy.
Till next week,