So, I think things are finally starting to look up. Since my Lupron shot, my pain has steadily reduced as the days pass. I say this crossing my fingers in hopes that I don’t jinx myself. I still suffer some cramping in the morning and the exhaustion comes on strong after a full day of being active, but otherwise I’m feeling hopeful. Hubby and I have planned a nice five day family vacation in Myrtle Beach at the end of April where we will be staying at the Island Vista Resort. The indoor/outdoor pool, spa, and hot tub area have been modeled after the Roman aqueducts. I’ve already purchased two new bathing suits for myself and Lina, and tons of pool toys for Angelina to play with while I relax poolside with my laptop, ipod, poetry books, and some refreshing alcoholic beverages. This vacation can’t come soon enough. I’ve already told hubby that I want to put away a few extra dineros so that I can get a back and scalp massage offered at their cabana spa. I’m SO excited.
Lina has been working on a school project celebrating historic “women” and I talked her into choosing Gloria Steinem as her woman of choice. She originally wanted to do her project on Helen Keller, which is a worthy choice, but since I thought there was a good chance someone else in her class would choose Helen I explained to her that Gloria would be pretty exclusive and an interesting read since she dealt specifically with women’s rights. So far, Lina has written a diary entry in the voice of Gloria, a time-line and a collage. Admittedly, I probably had more fun helping her with the project than she did but I’m so glad she is learning about one of the most influential feminist voices in history. And at age nine! Hopefully, it’s these kinds of projects that will one day spark her interest and activism in civil rights movements. I’m so glad I had a baby girl.
Since I’ve been out of the poetry loop for the last few months, I’m way behind in my chapbook/book reading and would really love it if everyone reading this blog could suggest a new book or two that you feel I should read. I’m ready to start placing some orders so send me in the right direction.
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