Friday, January 8, 2010

Iris, AKA “Princess Hellion”

Friday, January 8, 2010
Waning Moon
Mars Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde

We’ve only had about two inches of snow, so it’s not too bad, but I’m glad I don’t have to go anywhere today. When it stops snowing, I’ll go dig the car out, before the temperatures plummet and I have to hack my way through the ice tomorrow.

Because tomorrow, I do have to go out. I have to pay some bills, hopefully get some more decorations to storage, and, around noon, go set up a site for a colleague, then retrieve her at 11 PM and drive her to the site. Her jobs overlapped by a day, so she’s bringing me in to cover the 12 hour overlap.

Yesterday was — well, yesterday, and I’m glad it’s over. Took a load of decorations to storage. Headed to White Plains. Went to Target, which was a madhouse. Bought bins and sheet protectors. Wanted to go to Home Goods, but it was later than I’d hoped (traffic), so I headed back, hauled the bins up, hauled more decorations and the laundry down, picked up Chinese food, dropped the decorations off in storage, and headed to my friend’s place. Did my laundry and just hung out. I’d brought my computer, but just didn’t feel like doing anything except sitting in a big chair by the fireplace reading and looking out at the garden.

Today, I will alternate between writing and ironing. Once the holiday fabric is ironed, I can pack it away in its new bin. I’m not driving to storage today — I’ll drop off a load of stuff tomorrow on my way to the site. It’s not like these are full carloads — basically, every time I have an errand, I take down whatever I can carry and swing by storage on my way to the other errands. Much more convenient having storage five minutes away rather than down in the city with the hateful folks at U-Haul. Yet another instance when dealing with local, family-owned businesses trumps corporations.

I got a story idea during meditation. Yeah, sure, not supposed to do that, but hey, it popped out fully formed. Will make some notes — don’t want to take any focus away from the steampunk.

I could use some quiet.

Michelle, they do have the rules for construction here, but they’re never enforced. Remember when they were doing all that asbestos removal a few years ago, right under my windows? Scumbags. It’s cheaper for them to pay the teeny, tiny fines than to actually solve any problems. Until the regulations are tightened to something where, if a developer has X number of violations, he forfeits his rights to develop the property, nothing will change. Current rules and consequences are a joke. They’ve certainly cost a lot of lives in NYC, and who knows what kinds of long term effects a lot of it will have all over the area.

I do enjoy watching the snow fall when I get to stay inside, though! 😉

Have a great day, everyone. Elsa’s hanging in there. Sometimes she seems better, sometimes not.


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  1. Sometimes meditation is exactly for that purpose. It’s the universe delivering your ideas to a quiet mind – nothing wrong with that!

    We had a smattering of snow here. I met a friend for tea this morning. She called and said, “I knew you’d brave the weather.” Sorry – where I come from, this isn’t “weather.” It’s a start. 😉

  2. What a bunch of scumbags indeed. I can’t believe they’d rather pay a fine that do what they’re required to do. You’d think the construction company would care more than that.

    The low was 14 last night. BRR. Thank goodness we didn’t have any precip or that would make for an awful day.

    Hope you have a good day!

  3. I bet Target was a madhouse! They’ve clearanced a ton of stuff. I need to get there myself!

    Glad Elsa is showing improvement. Have a safe, happy weekend!

  4. It’s difficult to put the mind on hold during meditation. I fail at this miserably. My mind is too racey to stop. Thoughts then become a gift and become a burden.

    Glad Elsa is showing improvement.

    Stay warm. It’s 12 below here. What?? Seriously.

  5. I’m sorry to “say” it, but I am so glad we don’t live in NY. I am sure it’s a wonderful city in some respects, but the stories of your landlords astound me. I am glad that Elsa is feeling a bit better. Hopefully she’ll continue to improve.
    Please stay safe and warm!

  6. I’m glad that Elsa is feeling better.

    We didn’t even get an inch of snow.

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