Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011
Waxing Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Cloudy and cool

There are two Annabel Aidan reviews up — one on Coffee Time Romance and one on Colin Galbraith’s blog. Hope you’ll check both of them out.

Tuesday morning’s yoga class was HUGE. Among the participants were three sisters who’d always come to the Cape every summer. They’d rented houses again this year, with their families, and brought all their teenagers to yoga! So it was a group of about twelve from the same family. Lots of fun.

Brandy, our teacher lets people choose corpse or seated meditation, whichever is comfortable. Some people just aren’t comfortable in corpse. I have problems keeping palms up in it (receptive). Because of all the chaos leading up to the move, I have trouble with any heart-opening poses. So that’s what I have to work on the hardest. Even when I’m psychically uncomfortable, my teacher has won my trust enough so I’ll keep working. And she’s a nurse, so she’s also teaching correct physical alignments, which helps a lot, and teaches me the difference between making progress and challenging myself physically and doing something that could injure me. I also love the poses where we have the earth/sand “massage” our backs — huge difference in helping heal the back problems I had earlier this year.

I worked hard on various projects on Tuesday, and then had to go to a site job overnight. I survived it, and, as much as I’d love to vent, there’s no way I can do so and stay professional. Short version — the job the client wants me to do is an entirely different profession than mine, and not anything I ever remotely agreed to do or that was in our initial discussions. I don’t do that job. I don’t have either the interest or the skills, and that’s not how I’ve ever presented myself. So don’t bring me in under false pretenses and then order me to do something that’s not within my profession, and, when it came up last week, I told you flat out I would not do. Repeated demands do not wear me down — they piss me off.

Fortunately, my yoga teacher’s lessons embedded firmly enough so I was able to keep my cool, be cordial (a sure sign I am FURIOUS –when I hit “cordial”, everyone needs to take cover), and get through it as a professional.

Did some grocery shopping early Wednesday. Stopped at the bookstore to pick up a couple of things (stress relief) and get coffee. Did more grocery shopping and came home to recover. The cats were waiting for me in the kitchen, not at all amused that they didn’t have snacks the night before or wet food. So we took care of that! Instead of running when they hear the garage door open, they now line up at their bowls, facing the door from the garage into the kitchen.

Got some good work done, but was pretty wiped out. Prepared the smoked trout mousse and the black bean hummus for my meeting. Did a bit of reading.

Traffic wasn’t bad to Buzzards Bay, and the meeting went well. Came home, relaxed, played with the cats, went to bed early. Woke up at 2 AM and had trouble getting to sleep again.

Off to yoga now, and then a full day at the desk. It’s cool this morning, and smells like fall.

Devon


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Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Sunny and warm

I hope you’re feeling active today, because I’ve got some links for you to visit.

First, Colin Galbraith’s hosting my very first stop on the DIXIE DUST RUMORS tour (as Jenny Storm) on Freedom From the Mundane. I hope you stop by!

My guest blog “Moving Out of Your Writing Comfort Zone” was posted on May 13, but I didn’t know about it; if you get a chance, please stop by here and drop a comment.

Honestly, I don’t remember what I did yesterday. I remember that I was on the computer a lot, doing a lot of business/admin/PR stuff and the day went by really, really fast. I packed for the weekend gig — I’m looking forward to it. I managed to get a bunch of stuff off to the post office, and hope to get another stack out either later today or tomorrow morning, on my way to the gig. I completed a bunch of interview questions for various blog tour things, and talked to a couple of people about booking additional stops. I got some work done on the assignment for Confidential Job #1, but it’s not finished. It’s due tomorrow, which kind of doesn’t make any sense due to the long holiday weekend, so I’ll try to get it off at some point tonight. Got some client work done, too, and any client work that comes in today won’t be dealt with until Tuesday. The “out of office” notation will go up around noon, although I’ll probably Twitter into the afternoon.

Last night, I watched LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER’S presentation of the New York City Ballet, Peter Martins-choreographed ROMEO AND JULIET, on which Costume Imp was working. It was gorgeous — dancing, sets, costumes, lighting, everything. Truly beautiful. I’m not a big fan of the play — there’s too much miscommunication and too many people acting like idiots for my taste — but the ballet was gorgeous. The dancers in the roles of Romeo, Juliet, and Mercutio were especially wonderful.

I got an idea tickling at the back of my brain with Tybalt, Mercutio. Hostpur, and Laertes, but it’s too early to see where that will go.

I had a fantastic morning on the Matty book and didn’t want to stop. May go back to it this afternoon.

Got to wrap things up before I leave for the weekend gig tomorrow morning. I should have internet access, but one never knows.

I should be a guest on The Book Blues in the near future — will let you know.

Devon