Close to the Edda

To-do list, Feb-May 2013

* get cinder blocks for desk/saw 2-3 inches off chair legs nb “new chair” is not an option, I love this chair

* clean office room

* at least 1-2 afternoons/wk in basement painting/collaging remaining Come, Come to the Sunset Tree LPs w/view toward actually finishing them in 2013

* book time @ The Kitchen for transferring materials from old 1/2 inch reels & Fuji Extraslim cassettes in shoebox

* hash out song list w/Peter of underplayed/unplayed/personal-favorite tunes for top secret tour plan

* contemplate regular exercise plan for 1000th time in life, put on v. serious face about it

* new songbooks for the baby

* stop calling son “the baby” when no longer baby

* WHAT DO YOU MEAN ONE DAY HE WON’T BE A BABY ANY MORE HOW CAN YOU EVEN SAY THAT

* reading plan now through June: finish Morte D’Artur, read Camellia Street or Time of the Doves, also new Blake Butler and maybe one Elsa Morante? be realistic you’re never going to be a fast reader

* talk more w/friends nb email does not count as “talking w/friends”

* revise MS of novel w/any needed corrections, hand in to Farrar, Strauss & Giroux on schedule as per contract

* count blessings, check math, thank literally everyone