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I am hitting my chest with my fist three times while saying, "Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa." I pray on my knees for you to give me absolution for the mortal sin of not blogging. But hey! Read on.

I finished Dalí: Genious or Madman? I graded finals for my Workshop class at Whidbey MFA, and  read stories from my Writers in the Schools high school students.

We also removed the peed carpets in the living and dining rooms and hallways. No, I am not yet in the habit of peeing on carpets, but my Maltese dog, Lily, is."

Everybody warned me about how difficult it was to work while the floors were being changed from carpet to hardwood. That wasn't too bad. We could hear the hammering in our basement office, but we could work. What was una locura was when the workers took off the wood panels from the walls. The super thin dust was so bad that the smoke alarm went off and on--all day, all night.

That was enough punishment for the mortal sin of not blogging. So, please, send me your absolution.                       


Edie Hemingway said...

Dear Carmen,
You are forgiven! May you enjoy your home, free of the scent of pee, over the holiday. And congrats on finishing your book on Dali!

Christy said...

I look forward to your Dalî book. I remember taking the train to the Dalí museum when I visited Barcelona years ago. It's a wonderful place..

Enjoy your refurbished floors; they sound beautiful.

Stephanie said...

Excited for your book. Now I want new floors;)

john said...

Absolution sent, Carmen.
Feliz navidad.

David LaRochelle said...

Wishing you a more peaceful new year, Carmen!