NPM – 25 of 30

My pal, Lindsay White, posts a monthly writing challenge. For June it was to write a poem where the total number of words match your age. So mine is 46. Workout #46 my sweat smells sour as I work to lose what I can only kindly describe as grief weight extreme heat presses around me…

OBX (and my return!)

Remember me? It’s been a while, I know. I always make the same excuses when I haven’t written in a long time. I’ll spare you. I changed up the theme of the blog, something I usually do when I try to get into posting more. It occurred to me that I have done a miserable…

sweaty denim

I have these old worn out jeans that I can’t bring myself to throw out because they’re super comfortable. I’m only slightly embarrassed to admit that the thigh rubbing area is getting thin and in some places has worn through. I have taken to walking in them. My last few walks have taken me further…

it’s all good

Just checking in to say that the shine on this place is still quite shiny. Since I last wrote, I have taken many walks through the downtown neighborhoods. Last Friday night, I walked down to a bar at the Hard Rock Hotel where my friends were playing a free show. It took me 8 minutes…

hello, beautiful

I got a card in the mail from my sister yesterday, and that’s what it said on the front. It was perfect. I got that card in the mailbox of my new place. The last couple months were full of house-hunting, packing, and just getting myself ready. I looked at several places in the neighborhoods…

what happened in September & hello, October

Let’s see if I even remember. 🙂 But first, a kind and welcome hello to October, this poet’s favorite month. I’ll start where I left off in late August. On the 26th, I went to my dermatologist who proclaimed the vasculitis to be over. The skin discoloration, she said, would fade over time. My mom…

August thoughts

August began (actually late July ended) with steroids. It was a weird regimen. I started with 6 pills for 3 days, then 5 pills for 3 days, and so on. It wasn’t until later in the week that I realized the pharmacist hadn’t given me enough pills. But after I explained it to them, they…

Han’s home & the bathroom is mostly done

I ended up staying at Chez Beth through Saturday morning. I owe her a big bottle of wine! I don’t really remember everything I ate, but it was pretty much the same as other days. Not a lot for lunch, then something for dinner. I think I splurged one night and got rolled tacos. Oh…

post cleanse & displaced

It’s Wednesday night. I am 4 days post-cleanse, and I feel like I have been maintaining very well! On Sunday, I was at Chez Beth all morning (strawberries w/ cinnamon for breakfast), only headed out to do my reading at Java Joe’s, which again was sparsely attended but lively. Before I went to Joe’s, though,…

metabolic detoxification

Tonight ends day 7. Days 5-7 were the toughest days with the highest frequency of the concoction and limited food ‘allowed.’ But I did it. There’s two more days to go (reintroduction). Last night [Wednesday], after I’d posted already, I found out that the bathroom remodel would feature the removal of my toilet from Friday…