Mon. Jan. 27, 2014: Cocktail Parties and Oil Changes — Contrasts!

Monday, January 27, 2014
Waning Moon
Jupiter Retrograde
Sunny and cold

Busy weekend. Got some good work done on TRUE HOME and on SEAL TIDES. Got some research done, and read John Lithgow’s memoir — interesting, because we’ve worked with a lot of the same people, although we’ve never worked with each other.

Friday night, I was disappointed to learn I did not get a job I’d hoped to land, especially since what they claim they wanted is absolutely in my wheelhouse, and I’ve done similar projects on a much larger and more public scale. I was also disappointed that, after having me in for more than a half a day to jump through interview hoops, they send a form letter email from someone with whom I had no dealings. That seems a little declasse to me. A friend, familiar with the organization, thinks I dodged a bullet, and I just have to trust it all happened for a reason.

On Sunday, I went to a cocktail party one of the Board members threw to introduced the Marine Life Center to her neighbors. Cocktails, appetizers, conversation, quick presentations. It was a lovely evening, and I was happy to participate.

Home, out of the dressy clothes, into PJs and made a stir-fry!

This morning, I was out the door early to get an oil change in the car. It needed it, and now runs like a dream. I’m working at Sturgis Library this morning, hoping I get enough done so I don’t have to head out again at the end of the day.

This will be a BUSY week, but in a good way!

Devon

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Thurs. Oct. 18, 2012: Intense Day


This is why I live here

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Waxing Moon
Neptune Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde
Sunny and cold

It’s going to take me about a week to recover from yesterday. I busted my ass most of the day on the non-fiction book proposal. I finally got the sample chapter where I wanted it, tweaked, proofed, and hit “send” at 3:49 in the afternoon.

During this, of course, I’d been making the devilled eggs.

Once I hit “send”, I was ready to puke and then take a nap, neither of which was on the agenda. I had all of 15 minutes to get out of sweat pants and pull myself together appropriately for a cocktail party at the National Marine Life Center.

I got there on time. The space was set up beautifully — just gorgeous! It’s amazing what someone with an eye for decorative detail can do with things that were in the space, and it looked beautiful. I had to untangle some of the eggs — a perky lil’ teenage blonde had wandered into the road 1/2 mile from the center, nearly causing a three car accident (good thing I had new brakes) — her eye on the guys in the pickup trucks that were the other two cars! But the devilled eggs survived, even if they’d rearranged themselves a bit, and people loved them.

The cocktail party was to celebrate the fact that we’re now open to accept seals, and we have our first one — Townsend. Who is such a little cutie! But it was a time to bring together those who’ve worked so hard to bring this to fruition and those who are just learning about the Center and what we do.

It was a lovely evening. I got to catch up with people I knew and get acquainted with some terrific and interesting people that I didn’t know before.

Came home, ate, checked email — found out that the person to whom I sent the proposal already read it and likes it. We have a phone conversation tomorrow for tweaks, and I’ll rewrite this weekend, and . . .we’re off. Considering how far out of my usual wheelhouse this is, I’m happy for the positive response. I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself, though.

I have a TON of work today, especially when it comes to the classes I’m taking, and the final prep on the course I’m teaching on Saturday.

Yoga was great, but I have a migraine to beat the band.

Onward.

Devon

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