I woke up this morning,
with my back to a tree
wond’ring how on earth my chin hairs
had grown past my dimpled knees.
The last thing I remember,
someone cried out, “trick-or-treat!”
Now it’s suddenly December?
Are those gnomes nudging my feet?

Was I sucked into a whirlwind?
Abducted by imps?
Swallowed by a maelstrom?
Knocked out cold by a troop of chimps?
Did I nap into the future?
Tumble backward to the past?
Was I held prisoner in a time loop?
Shanghai’d and hung from the Black Pearl’s mast?

What happened to November?
It was the 1st a minute ago.
I’ve no excuse for not writing,
not even for NaNoWriMo.

Then again, we did have visitors

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that trip to Mexico,

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Not to mention, a last-minute conference

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Before a dinner with my beaus

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I managed to be present
and celebrate Thanksgiving Day
with turkey, trimmings, and desserts
(except for the garlic parfait).

November has been a blur,
as well as much of ’19,
And so my intention for December is
to have more of a writing routine.

What’s your experience lately with the passage of time?
Please share your thoughts in the comments.

❤ Thank you for stopping by  ❤
! Cheers !



About Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner

I am an adventure seeking ponderer of the mysteries of the universe, writer of children's books (represented by Stephen Fraser of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), and lover of anything involving armor, archery, or swashbuckling.
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  1. Lyn says:

    What happened to November? I think I must have slept through it ‘cos I certainly don’t remember much about it. :/


  2. A post full of fun and good photography


  3. This was a really lovely post, Donna! You certainly packed a lot into one month.
    For me, the passing of time is a dance that can be too fast and too slow all at once. What I’ve learned is to enjoy it all, no matter the tempo. Enjoy!


  4. Susanne says:

    Whoa! You were cheek by jowel with Mayor Pete. How cool is that? And all the other stuff too, like moody Cancun and your fair city. Know wonder November flew by.


  5. victoria eller says:

    I always love your photos and have missed your blogs! You really were busy!


  6. Those gnomes are so cute. I like how they are all together as if from a village. For me, November and now December seem to be going by real fast. My writing goal is to get a bit better organized and then I so want to get a certain number of books off my TBR list before the years end.


  7. Nina Kozain says:

    Loved your post and especially the pictures!! Yes, November flew by and the same thing is happening in December – it has started off slowly, but has been gaining momentum every day – yikes!! Does this mean another year without a Christmas letter??


  8. How can one not love a post that opens with those gnomes? :0 And the charm of the piece actually does the photo justice. As to time, I spend most of it asking myself, what exactly did you accomplish today, especially on those days when I never seemed to stop, but, again, what exactly did I accomplish?


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