Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Cloudy and cool

Worked steadily all day and still couldn’t get it all done. That, and a series of setbacks which normally wouldn’t have been a big deal, but together were very discouraging, just shattered the morale. But it goes like that sometimes. We all have days were we feel like talentless failures, and yesterday was mine. You get through it, see what you can do better and differently moving forward, and then move forward. Staying mired in misery doesn’t solve anything. I allowed myself a fifteen minute pity party, and then it was time to get back to work.

The weather didn’t help, either. The downpours over the past days have pretty much guaranteed whatever’s trying to grow in the garden is rotting.

On the bright side, I baked two batches of banana-walnut-chocolate chunk cookies. And, I got to go to my colleague’s art opening in Hyannis. It was packed, people were having a great time, several of the studios were open, and it was a lovely night, in spite of the weather. It’s a good launch for him, and I’m pleased.

I’ve packed projects and most of my suitcase. I’m hoping we have yoga on the beach this morning, even with the wet and the chill — it’ll be my last chance to go for several weeks (adds to my general discouragement).

Have some last minute grocery shopping to do when I get back, a polish on a couple of articles that need to get out the door, and then I’m headed to the Marine Life Center to work on the Mermaid Ball and take some photos for my article. Then, I’ll be working tonight until it’s all done, and headed to a job tomorrow morning.


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  1. You don’t need me as a cheerleader, but I’m going to be one. You are saturated with talent, overflowing with knowledge and loaded with experience.

    You are accomplished.

  2. It’s odd that you feel like a talentless failure – I was reading your book yesterday and marveling in how you weave description into a scene without overwhelming it. That’s quite an accomplishment.

    Same here. Fifteen minutes (okay, maybe an hour if I call my sister and bitch), then I’m back in the saddle. We have to be. Too many other clients think we’re great and they’re relying on us.

  3. We all have days like that. You have more talent in your little pinkie toe than most people have in their entire bodies. Tell those doubt demons where they can stick it, you don’t have time for them! 😉

    Those cookies sound divine! I hope you’re able to accomplish everything you need to today. On the bright side, you’re doing what you love! Not a lot of people can say that!

  4. Three planets in retrograde? Would that have a debilitating effect? I’ve been exactly the same, but feeling quite overwhelmed.

    Hope you feel brighter now.

  5. I hope you were able to attend yoga. I also hope you’re feeling better and not so…. defeated today. You’re a lovely person inside and out and your talent shines!

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