It's back in the saddle today. I've got a heating pad, ice coffee, a trusty ballpoint, two notebooks, Thom Gunn, a blank piece of paper, and an old quilt congregated on and around me. I am flu-ish, but I am determined to work. I am not quite all there when I am not writing. I want to take advantage of my last free Wednesday until the Christmas holidays. I want to have something to show at the end of this day.