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Dear Week 38,

What'd I ever do to you? You're killing me and I'm only halfway. Cut me some slack, will ya?


In Sweden, a lot of things are reckoned according to what week it is. I don't know if that's a common thing elsewhere in Europe or if it's peculiar to Swedes. All I knew when I first moved here was that there were 52 weeks in the year, but I have no mental calendar to figure out what week it is on any given workday, after about week 12 or so. Thankfully, awhile ago I discovered which quickly and succinctly puts me in the know whenever necessary (assuming I have access to a computer, which I usually do).

3 Vehicles I have Seen So Few Times in the Nearly 10 Years I Have Lived in Sweden That I Can Count Them on 2 Hands: hearse, armored bank truck, double-decker multi-car carrier

Why I Wrote That Last Bit: dunno, it just struck me while I was driving home from choir

So far 3 of my talented online friends are writing morning poems and so far, they are wonderful. I wish I was in the mood. I know that the idea is that you should write even though you are not in the mood, but I fear it would be the camel's back this week. This month. This quarter. I haven't even been in the mood for Poetry Thursday lately. That's not good, is it? This makes me sound as if I'm on the verge of losing it or something, but actually I'm in quite a good mood. Productive and energetic even. Could this be what manic feels like? :P

I have too many things in my head right now, though. How many things can you keep track of before your head explodes? 80 things at work and 45 things at home and 25 things for an extracurricular organization and 24 songs for choir and a grocery list and a birthday list and 14 to-do lists and that's not even counting all the other online and real-life lives that I am connected to and involved with at some level.

Week 38, I'll beat you yet!
mood: sleepy
music: the scurrying noises thoughts make as they swirl about in my head


i love the swirls~ :)

me, too. I just wish they'd calm down just a leeeetle bit!

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hahaha! David Letterman used that once. If I remember correctly it was in reference to what made a good movie :D More splosions!

Only 14 weeks to go..

.. in the year (gregorian calender that is).
I had never thought in terms of what week we're on except when the media screams, "only 3 weeks 'til Christmas.." etc or during the week before new year.
They really go by weeks over there? You're not pulling our collective leg. (I know, dumb American..)

I no longer hold all those things in my head. I sure do panic when I lose my list.

Re: Only 14 weeks to go..

Yep, they really do. The week numbers are on all the calendars, including the one in Outlook and people actually refer to them constantly. It's really hard to get used to!


*smack* what a sweetie you are. Thanks for the encouragement, as ALWAYS, you lovely encourager you. I'm sorry that Week 38 is nasty witch, but surely surely it will get better? How about you throw a tantrum and simply insist that it get better? And maybe throw some things, like, oh, stacks of paper? Throwing things always helps me, you know.

So, for you, maybe now is not the time to tackle writing a poem a day, but maybe in the future? I am loving it, it's like I'm truly alive, my antennae up and quivering. Everything is possible material, and it's so much fun. I scribble away in the mornings, half awake. Let me tell you, this writing stuff? Is the life for me.

~Sam :)

You're definitely blossoming as a writer! :)

Week 38. Week 38!

Move back from Lizardek, give her some air.
She is a scribe who needs her hair
Your annoying stress making
will be hair taking
so Week 38, give her some air!

It sounds like you are too busy. That's ok for a while, but remember you need time to relax in between. After this week - say "no" for a while. Take a day of each week when you do "nothing". If you think it's impossible - make it possible.

Or you WILL burst... I know. :(

Take care!


Unfortunately, fall always seems to be like this, both at wor and at home. There's usually few breaks until after Christmas. :(

ah it is great to read one of your entries again, they always make me smile, even when you are mostly just berating week 38. i cannot even begin to understand how you keep track and do so many things, like i have said before i worship you and your ability to control time!(i think you have one of those harry potter time thingeys!


How many things can you keep track of before your head explodes?

I don't think it explodes. Instead, things just start draining out by your ear or something. You don't realize it's happening because you've forgotten about those things. At least, that's what happens to me. I don't feel the pressure of all the things I need to do because I've simply forgotten three-quarters of it.

Ah, but you see the 'secret' is to write poetry instead of accomplishing something every single minute! ;) xoxo (She says as she bemoans her messy house...)

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