Monday, July 11, 2011

Heritage Museum and Gardens

Monday, July 11, 2011
Waxing Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Sunny and warm

Busy weekend. Saturday, I got some work done, did three loads of laundry, and unpacked about six boxes of books in the basement, slowly, figuring out where they will actually go.

Violet was sick, and I was very worried about her. I managed to reach a nearby vet and set up an appointment for this morning. Of course, once I made the appointment, she had no symptoms for the rest of the weekend! Which is a good thing, but now we have to go to the vet today! I needed to find a new vet and get their shots updated, so it’s not a bad thing. But the negative vet memories connected to Elsa’s illness are still very raw.

Sunday, I was up early, got the papers and read them, and went to over to Armstrong-Kelley Park in Osterville for a meditation walk through the garden. It was lovely. The group was small, but everyone was very welcoming and friendly. The Park itself is gorgeous, and much bigger than I expected.

When I came home, I unpacked some more stuff from the garage, which wound up being three more loads of laundry, some great finds, some things that will be ironed and go to the consignment shop, and some stuff for the donation box.

Put a coat of black gloss paint on the bureau. Dealt with the laundry. Unpacked and put away three more boxes of books downstairs. Spent time with my students.

This morning, Violet and I are off to the vet (think good thoughts for us), and then I have a lot of work to do both on the Mermaid Ball and the book. Also have to get my post written and scheduled for The Writers Vineyard. Both cats are irritated with me right now because there’s no breakfast until after the appointment.

I’m playing with ideas to offer a short story tie-in to go with ASSUMPTION OF RIGHT — something to please those who have read the book and intrigue those who haven’t yet. I’m not sure if I should set it before or after the events in the book, or deal with some of the ghost stories told in the book. Mulling over the possibilities, while other characters from other pieces squawk at me.


ASSUMPTION OF RIGHT available from Champagne Books and Amazon Kindle.
Annabel Aidan webpage here.


  1. I know you didn’t ask for suggestions but if it were me I think I’d do a story to run consecutively with the one in the book, i.e. one or more of the ghost stories. If you build up a collection of these – and, ultimately a prequel and a sequel – you could consider an anthology …?

    I hope both you and Violet get on well at the new vet and that she’s fine. I had to suspend Domino’s tablets on Saturday because she kept fetching up her breakfast, and Holly has already darted outside once this morning to hurl. But both seem to be fine now. Hopefully all three of them (Violet too) just have hairballs.

    • Thanks — that makes a lot of sense.

      Let’s send each other kitty health vibes!

  2. Hope Violet continues good health. 🙂

    Did similar this weekend. It’s “monk season” as I call it, and we hosted another monk here at home. Just overnight, but we had to get him to the city to two specific locations to meet two people – opposite sides of the city (why on earth we can’t coordinate and have both people at the same place is beyond me). In this heat, that put a damper on any vibration we’d had from the weekend meditation. Then I had to drive to Hershey because daughter was in the ER – dehydration, it would seem.

    I’m actually glad to get back to work. 🙂

  3. Crossing fingers and sending good thoughts for Violet!

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