Had to go downtown and pay my sales taxes today. So that was a chunk of time. But at least it is done and ON TIME this year.

Tried to fill a prescription, but it had expired two days ago, and it’s been a runaround all day to get it sorted. Still isn’t taken care of, but I tried.

So, that was a lot of my day.

Then I sat and watched last night’s Once Upon a Time as I wrote a review for NovelSpot which may or may not pass muster, since it was my first try.

And I wrote a poem which I posted on Facebook. For those who might not see it there, here you go:

The Constant Battle

Today, poetry drips from my fingertips.
Not in tidy sentences or flowery phrases,
But words which stain my keys with blood…

I struggle with the words—
Fighting for victory
One red-tinged letter at a time.

I sit at my keyboard
Hoping to imprison my opponents
On the page before me—

Locking them away in
My manuscripts to serve
A lifetime sentence.


Perhaps not my best, but it is nice to be writing poetry consistently again. And I went for a BRIEF (cold out there!) walk around the block and got an idea for a new chapbook. In some ways, maybe my most ambitious yet.

So, it wasn’t a LOT of writing, but it was something, and I think I will amend my goal to just be write SOMETHING everyday. It will still be a major step up from going weeks without anything.

Made one of my famous (around the house) catch-all soups tonight. On a cold night, I like to grab several cans from the pantry and mix them together for a nice, hearty supper.

Tonight’s soup was as follows:

1 Can  Progresso Italian Vegetable soup

1 Can Campbell’s Broccoli Cheese soup

1 Can Creamed Corn

1 Can Diced Potatoes

1 Box of Tomato Red Roasted Pepper soup (my favorite–it’s yummy)

1 Can extra water

A handful of Vegetarian Sirloin Tips (any meat will do, I bet)

Mix everything together and microwave for about 10 minutes.

Great warm meal on a cold day. Pair with buttered toast if desired. 🙂




Today I cleaned — ran errands…’bout it


Today I weighed — 186.5


Today I wrote/revised — 1 review, 1 poem, and got an idea for my next chapbook.

About RieSheridanRose

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored twelve novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.
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