Fri. Oct. 26: A Very Long Day Before 8 AM

Friday, October 26, 2012
Waxing Moon
Neptune Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde
Sunny and cool

Barely past 8 AM, and it’s already been a long day! I got up early to move the car out of the painter’s way; then, as I was mixing up the apple muffins, the landscaper finally showed up and I had to move the car again. Of course, he’s not moving the bushes today — he’s waiting until Monday, when we’re in the middle of a hurricane. He just removed the brush, and tied up the bushes, “to make it easier for the painter.” Um, if he’d come when he was supposed to, any time in the last two weeks, the painter would have had a clear shot! 😉

On top of that, something fell off the lazy Susan cupboard, it’s stuck half open, half closed, and Tessa is trying to crawl behind to explore. (Yes, as I typed, I was interrupted, yanked out the jar of popcorn kernels, and nailed the rim back into place).

I’ve got a ton of work to do today, and I can already tell that doing any of it is going to be a challenge.

Yesterday, Costume Imp and I went to the Cahoon Museum in Cotuit. It was charming! Just lovely. The Cahoons were artists with both a lovely sense of design and a lovely sense of humor.

On the way back, we stopped at the Sandwich Library to pick up a book they’d put aside for me, the grocery store, and Sturgis to return the museum pass. I love that you can check out museum passes at the library!

Tonight, we’re going to an event at Long Pasture — should be a lot of fun!

But first — there’s a lot of work to do.

And this damn hurricane that’s supposed to hit early next week is screwing up my Samhain plans!

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Thurs. Oct. 25, 2012: It’s Official

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Waxing Moon
Neptune Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde
Sunny and cold

Yesterday was busy. Worked in the morning with students. Did peer reviews for 5 World History papers and 6 Mythology papers. The World History papers — most were good, but only a few went beyond regurgitating class material. The Mythology papers were excellent. Well-written, and interesting points of view. Also worked with one of my favorite editors on some fact checking and word choices

We went shopping in Yarmouth, and Costume Imp found some great stuff. I wasn’t so lucky, but I pulled together a simple look topped by a vintage hat for the Writers’ Dinner.

It’s now official; I’m on the Board of Directors for the Cape Cod Writers Center. I’m pretty happy about that! The speaker was great — someone with whom I had contact, and who’s been supportive of my work. It was nice to meet her in person, to catch up with colleagues, etc.

The service at the event venue was awful — 30 minutes to get a drink, mixing up drink orders and giving people attitude about it, starting to clear my plate while I was cutting my meat (“You’re done, I’ll take it.” “Um, no, I am NOT.”), removing linens while we were still in the room, even though we finished early and the room was still booked.

Up early this morning, off to yoga. Found out that I’m booked to teach at a conference here in MA next April — I’ll be teaching my Settings as Character workshop — and then found out some stuff I sent for an event I’m doing next spring, too, didn’t get through, so re-sent it. Another editor liked my pitches, but has a backlog, so wanted to know if I could delay the pieces — no problem; nice to know they’re wanted.

The landscaper STILL hasn’t shown up to remove the brush and move the forsythias, but the painter’s here, scraping down the house and trying to work around the shrubbery, poor guy. The noise is driving me nuts, but at least he’s a good guy and easy to work with. So I will just have to cope with/remove myself from the noise! Note to self: When I own a place around here, I will NOT be using this landscaper!

Costume Imp and I are on our way to the exhibit at the Cahoon Museum, and then I have to buckle down and get back to work!