Friday, September 21, 2007

Friday, September 21, 2007
Waxing Moon
Sunny and warm

Around 9 AM yesterday, I started the final work on the Dialogue Workshop materials for The Muse Online Conference. The coordinator asked me to prepare a welcome message and send any materials to the list of participants – which has now grown to about 80.

Next thing I knew, it was 1:30.

I got all the materials out and I ran tests of the exercises. Because this workshop is virtual rather than dimensional (in person), I had to adjust some of the exercises. And I had to cut the Eavesdropping exercise entirely – at least the way we do it in class.

Then, I had to rush out to the store and do a few other things. Before I knew it, it was 3 PM, and I still had way too much to do – and no creative juices left with which to do more.

That’s the way it goes sometimes, but at least I’m ready to go for the Conference. I think I want to switch out some of the examples, but, other than that, we’re ready with the daily exercises and the bonus exercises. I just have to post every night for the next day, and check in four or five times a day to comment on the homework, answer questions, and discussions.

I also signed up for several of the other workshops. There was so much fascinating stuff from which to choose! As it was, I picked seven workshops – and that was limiting myself!

And I’ve got my participant lists and sent out all the information, so it’s all good.

I worked on an e-book project for awhile, but spent most of the evening resting and reading. I read a wonderful book, over the last few days, about a woman who grew up in Chicago around the turn of the century. The author bought a box of her diaries in a second-hand bookshop one day, tracked the descendants, researched the family and the era, etc., etc. It’s fabulous. Strand sent it to me as one of the batches of books for the Good Names research. I’ve also been back at the Edith Wharton biography. It’s enormous and has so much information, and needs to be savored slowly.

Crazy Downstairs Neighbor woke me up last night again, when he came in drunk and banged around. And this morning, as soon as I sat down to work, all the leaf blowers revved up. It’s a plot, I’m telling you! 😉

Back’s a bit better, but still very sore. I could do most of my core workout last night – all but two exercises, although I did them more slowly. And I did most of the usual yoga sequence. I’m getting there, slowly, but surely. The transitions from sitting to standing and the reverse are still difficult, but most of the time I’m simply sore instead of being in severe pain, which is a step up.

I have to be organized this morning, because I’m out for most of the day – I need to run a few errands, pay some bills, and go to a friend’s to do laundry.

Still waiting for the material from Confidential Job #1 to show up – DHL never attempted delivery yesterday, and I was home almost all day AND left a note for them.

Sigh.

Devon

Revenge Tangents – 21,875 words out of est. 25,000

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
21 / 25
(84.0%)
Published in: on September 21, 2007 at 8:12 am  Comments (4)  

4 Comments

  1. I’m really looking foward to your workshop!!

  2. Thank you so much for posting about the workshop — you reminded me that I needed to register. What a variety of workshops they are offering in different genres. 🙂 Have a great day!

  3. Glad you’re feeling better!

    Is it me, or has time been FLYING lately???

  4. Glad to hear that your back is slowly improving. Waiting for packages, or mail, from a currier company can be a pain in the fanny. Hopefully they will get the material to you soon.
    I hope you enjoy your day and that your back continues to get better.


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