Fixing To

[Drawing by Tom Jones]

I’m fixing to get back into the swing of things blogwise. Since November I’ve been immersed in a Mediterranean voyage of discovery and recovery in the family nature of things.

“Fixing to” (the “g” is silent) is a Texas colloquialism meaning “in the throes of preparation for doing” or “gripped by anticipation of pending effort to accomplish” or “about to undertake” something. You hear it in expressions such as “I’m fixin’ to cook supper.” It’s like saying, “I haven’t started yet, but heading for the kitchen is on my mind.”

Kind visitors to Ethical Dative whom I’ve neglected: Kindly abide my lapse. I’m fixin’ to catch up with some of what I’ve missed of your work.

(c) 2019 JMN.

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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