Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Sunny and warm

The weekend was busy. And hot. Not unbearable, and there was a breeze, but still. . .

Saturday, I ran errands, did my hair (back to the preferred shade) and then caught up on student work until midnight. Yeah, there was that much to do. Lots of students, and they are taking the assignments seriously, which is a good thing.

Also managed to sneak in some outline work, here and there, when I had to take breaks from the computer.

Didn’t sleep well on Saturday — too much stimulation from the student work. Up a little later than usual on Sunday, yoga, meditation, which helped. Headed off to Osterville for the meditation walk. It rained on the way there, held off while we walked, and then rained as soon as we finished! Lots of fun. Suffered serious monkey-mind during the walk. The wheels in my head were creaking so much, I’m surprised no one turned around to say, ‘shush!”

Having to stand firm on some personal and professional boundaries. “No” means “no” and I’m not on anyone’s staff, nor am I interested in being in that position. I am not on call to anyone but myself. I’m trying to apply the principles of compassion I’m working on in yoga and meditation, without being a pushover.

After the meditation walk, brought home the papers, caught up on local news, got up the next round of exercises for both classes, commented on work in one of the workshops.

We went to PetSmart to re-tstock the cat cabinet, but the power was down, and no one could check out. So we’ll go back today

Read Yasmine Galenorn’s NIGHT VEIL. I like the way this series is developing, and look forward to reading more. She has an interesting contrast in the fathers in this series and the Sisters of the Moons series; I like watching the way the two series develop simultaneously. She’s turning out three books a year — quite the schedule.

My mom woke up in the night with a terrible earache. I’ve got a call in to the doctor to find out if that’s a side effect from the adjusted medication or something new. And what we can do about it.

Busy day. This week will be brutal, work-wise, because the two workshops overlap, and I’ve got to give the students in the Revision workshop exercises work every single day so we can cram about three months’ worth of work in the two weeks. But then I’ve got August off from physical teaching, and I can focus on prepping the classes through the end of the year — because there are a lot of them.



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