June 4

It looks like this summer it will still be difficult for me to get up and go to work. But it will not be impossible. I've learned that when a person faces the prospect of trading in half their day for a couple of dull classes or eighty dollars, a long breakfast is their drowning sanity's only lifeboat.

So today I'm up early and breakfast will be long enough to include blueberries in milk, chai, homemade bread with honey, a hot bath, one sink full of dishes, and two revisions on a new poem.