Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011
Waning Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde
Sunny, wet, and cool

Had a good 3K day on THE SPIRIT REPOSITORY yesterday, which certainly lifted my spirits. Unfortunately, didn’t finish the galleys of ASSUMPTION OF RIGHT, so that will be today’s focus.

Ran a couple of errands, picked up a few things for Beltane. It rained all day, thunderstorms at night, and quite a bit of wind, so there wasn’t much I could do outside. There are more dandelions all over the place — of course! 😉

The huckleberry bush arrived — it’s tiny! But adorable. It was a little traumatized from the trip, but seems to be settling in.

Caught up on the workshop — a group of students even posted early.

Got up early to watch the Royal Wedding — in real time. No way was I going to have to watch the three same clips everyone’s going to run for the next two weeks. And I wasn’t going to record it to watch later. Either I watch it or I don’t. Events have more meaning when experienced in real time. I watched Prince Charles & Princess Diana get married, so I figured, why not witness another piece of history? Even if I hadn’t set my alarm for 3:15, I would have been up that early, because Violet hurled up three fur balls and was completely shocked.

Scheduled the wake up so I had time for my yoga and meditation — I kind of understand why so many people get up that early to do two hours of yoga and meditation. It’s lovely and quiet. Even the birds are asleep. Fed the cats, made the coffee, even got some writing done before putting on the television.

Watched the coverage on BBC America, because the three US Networks had coverage that was tacky and tasteless, on par with reality shows. No surprise there. BBC was commercial-free, and had historians to put traditions in context, etc. I thought the whole thing was lovely, well done, and beautifully orchestrated. I hope a happy day gives them a happy start to a good life together.

And now, I’ve had enough of it all. I can always turn the channel when they regurgitate bits and get snarky.

Errands today, and I have to focus on the galleys of the book above anything else. I’ll probably take a nap, and maybe do some yard work. SPIRIT REPOSITORY will be put aside for a day or two, until ASSUMPTION is complete, and I’ve committed to work tomorrow morning at one of the wildlife sanctuaries.

At some point, I need to mow the lawn this weekend, because it will soon look like a hayfield.

I have a feeling, though, that I’ll work a nap in there!

Right now, though, I have to post the next exercise on the workshop, go back to the page, and then comment on exercises during the block I’ve set aside this afternoon.

Devon

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Waning Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde
Rainy, cool, foggy

Is anyone else as heartily sick of all the fuss about the Royal Wedding as I am? Let them enjoy their day, for crying out loud! The way the media keeps trying to ruin it for them is despicable.

3 loads of laundry yesterday.

Hop on over to Gratitude and Growth to read about the latest goings on in the garden.

I’m struggling with THE SPIRIT REPOSITORY, and I don’t know why. So I’m just pushing through. There’s a deadline to be met. Just keep going, that’s all I can do, and remember that every word I wind up with at the end of the writing day is more than I started with.

Didn’t get enough work done on the final copyedits for ASSUMPTION OF RIGHT, either. Must do better on both today.

The workshop is off to a good start, though, which is a relief.

I find I need to take breaks between unpacking. Some of these boxes have been in storage since 2001. I haven’t seen the items inside for ten years. Some of them can be thrown out or given away; some need to be integrated into my life. Everything has a memory and a story attached, and I have to spend time with each story and see if it’s a part of my past, a part of my present, or relevant to my future. It’s a very strange process.

Back to the page.

Devon

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