May 11, 2007

Friday, May 11, 2007
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Rainy and warm

Jill Shalvis is going to laugh at me.

If you read her wonderful blog, you know that she is less than fond of spiders. And, if you’ve read my comments to those posts, you know I keep telling her that spider is a messenger and she has to interpret the message.

Well, I came home from the theatre on Tuesday night and went into the kitchen to fix a cup of tea and one of the biggest gray spiders I’ve ever seen scuttled across my bare foot from one side of the kitchen to the other. I screamed and nearly dropped the kettle.

It wasn’t as big as the spider who visited our apartment in Edinburgh a few years ago, where my fellow cast-mates jumped on furniture and I chased it around with a baking pan and a spatula and finally corralled it and released it out the window (we were on the first floor). But it was big.

And now I don’t know where it is.

So every time I feel the least little tickle, I jump ten feet, sure that a four inch spider is about to crawl up my leg.

And I have NO idea what it’s trying to tell me.

Go ahead, Jill – laugh! Serves me right! 

Brandy, I really admire the way you’re handling everything. Chris needs you to be strong right now. And remember – you’ve got all of us as your support system. You care-take him; we’ll care-take you so that you CAN care-take him. We’re here, so don’t hesitate to call on us.

Red tagged me for “eight wonderful things about me”. I’m going to do it – but so far, I’ve only thought of two!

Hop on over to the new site for The Scruffy Dog Review Blog and read my post on “Living By Your Wits”. Thank you, Brenda and Colin, for moving it to WordPress!

And hop on over to The Tactile Muse to read about my latest knitting adventures.

I was pretty much a waste of food yesterday. Exhausted and not feeling well due to this respiratory whatever – which is made worse by the growing (in every sense of the word) mold problem in the basement of this building, post-flood. The Tenants’ Organization is putting together a meeting to figure out what to do about it.

But I read a bit, caught up on some work, knitted a bit (Elsa helped), dealt with some phone stuff, etc., etc. All I wanted to do was sleep, but that’s not an option right now. Maybe Monday I’ll be able to take a nap.

I bought lilacs on my way home from work last night – and I’m so congested I can even smell them!

Took the train into the city. Stopped by the Imperial Theatre, where Coram Boy is currently playing. A friend of mine just moved into the assistant supervisor position. I wanted to stop by and drop off the tiny little gift I brought from Iceland. And I ran into another friend of mine who’s in the process of buying a house not too far from me, so we got to catch up. I barely made it to my own theatre by call time!

Show was fine. I started reading Practical Demonkeeping backstage. It’s hilarious! Well-written, well-structured and genuinely clever. I got pulled in so deeply that sometimes, I barely made my cues! But they all got done, so it was fine.

Missed the 11:10 train by one minute. I’d much rather miss it by ten minutes than one! Puttered around Grand Central for awhile, but got a good seat on the 11:40. Got home just before one, knitted a few more rows, and went to bed.

Good yoga session this morning, and a productive session on Good Names. I need to do some more research. I’m tired, in that state of exhaustion that an eight show week always places me. If I was ONLY doing the eight shows, I could sleep in and focus on that. But, since I’m juggling the writing and the rest of it as well – I simply have to be in a state of perpetual exhaustion all week.

Today, I have to catch up on paperwork, do some research, scour the job boards (they’ve been very disappointing this week), write the pre-Preakness article, and run some errands. And then, tonight, it’s off to the theatre again. The Circadian Poem will go up later – I’m having trouble with the disk.

Today’s Iceland photos, top and bottom, are of Kerio (there should be a line over the “o” to extend it, but I think it’s pronounced “Keyrith”). This is a volcanic crater now filled with water. No guard-rails, so I didn’t get too close to the edge! I love the colors.

Hope you’re preparing for a terrific weekend!

Devon

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6 Comments

  1. I have lots of spiders in my house right now and I think one of them bit me. I also have pill bugs and lots of other creepy crawlies. I guess all this rain is driving them inside. 🙂

    I love the pictures of Eden and the crater. They are certainly beautiful. And bananas in Iceland? That is so strange to me. LOL

  2. See? That was karma because you’ve been laughing at me. Now when you figure out the message he’s trying to send, let me know, lol …

  3. UGH. Spiders! We have a lot of them in our house, too. Little yellow-looking creatures. My daughter always points them out – they like to hang out in our bathroom for some reason.

    Have a great weekend, Devon!

  4. So incredibly busy, and my apologies that I didn’t make it up to the theatre to see you today. I raced home to meet my company, only to discover that they bailed at the last minute. Now I’m trapped at home awaiting fresh direct. I booked a few shows to swing after our trip next week… OMG That’s next week. I’m getting on the bus tickets ASAP. I’ll hang around and see/discuss with you on Sunday!!! Hang in there babe. Miss you!
    What’s up with Big Grey Spiders…? Hmmm
    Love and Light!

  5. I have done nothing to earn the suppport of my wonderful internet friends, but I am ever so thankful for them! I’m going to find Chris a better Doc, one who asks ALL the questions instead of a few directed in a manner not open to other ideas.
    Um, the kitties don’t go after the spiders? Mine do. Roly-poly bugs are their favorite (aka pop bugs). Your book sounds fun. I hope you enjoy it all the way through. Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for being there!

  6. I had a pet spider named America. It didn’t live long. That’s as close as I’ll get to another spider.

    Devon, I like your knitting site.


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