Monday, August 9, 2010


First little three-legged pinch pot I made in May’s workshop

Monday, August 9, 2010
New Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Hot, humid, cloudy

No “workmen” skulking around all weekend — since they are hired to torment long-term tenants, not the new, higher-paying ones. It’s amazing how much I can get done when those phony workmen aren’t around sucking the life out of me.

Went to my friend’s place on Saturday and got six loads of laundry done — woo hoo, clean clothes and sheets.

Also finished CE Murphy’s WALKING DEAD, which I really liked.

Up early Sunday morning, usual yoga routine, feeding the cats, first 1K of the day. Then, I washed the windows, flushed out the drains with lemon and baking soda, soaked and sterilized a bunch of bottles for essential oils, cooked ratatouille, chicken/sausage/basil, chicken w/mushrooms, rosemary, and mint, and a big pot of mint-infused rice. All by 10:30 AM. Yeah, I was feeling pretty smug! 😉

Spent the afternoon working on some craft projects — takes too long to try to explain, so, for our purposes, let’s call them “craft projects”. Also read CE Murphy’s DEMON HUNT.

Cooked spaghetti and meat sauce for dinner, using the last of the fresh basil from my friend’s garden. and did some research in the evening.

Elsa was soooo much better this weekend — just amazing. She was “helping” and underfoot the whole time, which is the way she behaved before she was sick. One of the craft projects has a bloodstone on it, very similar to the bloodstone I bought for her, and she keeps trying to dis-attach it, thinking it’s hers, even though I showed her that her very own bloodstone and jasper are in her favorite sleeping spot, just the way they should be. Her appetite is almost back to normal. She can’t eat a lot at once, due to the acid reflux (which is better, but not gone), but, over the course of the day, she’s eating her normal amount. Hopefully, she’ll continue to make progress. I think the combination of the Nalpoxtrene and the Reiki are helping her a lot. She really loves the tummy massage during Reiki! She’s still got the mucus and sinus problems, which is what we’ll start tackling in today’s Reiki session, but her purring is almost back to normal, without that wetness to it. And she’s behaving more like her old self. I hope she’s really on the road to recovery, and it’s not just a temporary blip.

I have some errands to run, bills to pay, correspondence to deal with, Elsa’s Reiki session, and finishing the marketing work on ASSUMPTION OF RIGHT. Hopefully, I can also get out the newsletter, either today or tomorrow.

The “workmen” are back to make our lives hell — at 7:18 in the morning. We won a minor victory with the landlords this weekend, so I have no doubt they will try to hit us with some fresh hell shortly.

Yesterday’s writing session was great; today’s, not so much. I’m going to try to get another one in before the “workmen” get too loud. I already feel a migraine coming on. Oh, for a big old thunder and lightening storm that would send them off their scaffolding!

First irritation of the day — an admin for the classes I’m teaching just claims I never sent in the promotional materials for the classes — although they were sent on July 12 and confirmed. Re-doing work and being treated like I missed deadlines when I was ahead of schedule REALLY pisses me off.

Devon

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11 Comments

  1. I love your pinch pot. Glad Elsa is doing okay.

    Have a good Monday.

  2. A thunderstorm just might be the answer.

    I hate when people tell me I’ve missed deadlines and know I haven’t. Convincing them is terrible, because they are always right. uh huh.

  3. Sounds like a great weekend!

    It’s so strange that the landlords are going to such great expense to chase the reliable tennants out. I know they’d get much more rent money, but how much are the fools wasting trying to oust everyone who doesn’t pay big bucks? Stupid.

    Prayers for that lightning storm. 🙂

  4. Or how about hail stones the size of golf balls! Too much? 😉

  5. PS. What’s a pinch pot used for?

    • “pinch pot” refers to the way it’s made — you pinch your way around it, making it bigger and defining the shape with your fingers.

      That little three-legged pot could be used for salsa or whatever, but right now, I think I have stray pennies in it.

      It’s food safe, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe.

      • Thanks 🙂

  6. I’ll send some of our thunder and lightning your way. Hope the headaches of this morning ease up soon!

  7. Oooh, may the faux workmen get struck by lightning!! BWAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!

    So glad to hear Elsa is better! Hope your foot is better too. Happy writing!

  8. I’m glad Elsa’s feeling better and I hope you get some peace and quiet soon!

  9. Wonderful news about Elsa! May the workmen get out of life what they put into it.

    Best wishes for a nice evening!


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