Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010
Waxing Moon
Neptune Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Sunny and cold

We had a few snow flurries yesterday. Nothing major, but it was very pretty, and it happened in full sunshine.

I’ve discovered that it is always sunny over Sandwich. Doesn’t matter what’s going on anywhere else, I drive to Sandwich, and the sun is out. Kind of cool.

Got some writing done (but not enough), did some more work on the workshops, ran some errands (which took far longer than expected). One was a wild goose chase looking for some small tables and lamps. Y’know, shopping for small/antique items is supposed to be great during Mercury Retrograde,and, usually it is, but not this time around.

So I guess the “go shopping” part of my Mercury Retrograde mantra (stay low, stay quiet, go shopping) doesn’t really work this time around.

Got out a bunch more packages and what I thought were the last of the cards (until I got some cards from people I haven’t heard from in a long time and had to write back). I have two more packages to get out today, and then I am done! A week later than I’d hoped, but it’s done and I’m not scrambling.

One of the things I like about the holiday card tradition is that, with some people, it’s the one time of year we actually all sit down and catch up. I love to hear what people have been up to!

Got my next assignment for Confidential Job #1, due just before the end of the year. It looks really interesting, and I plan to dig into it over the weekend.

Decided that, while I’ll probably let an anthology call due Jan. 1 go, because I’m just not feeling it (and I can let it go because there’s no signed contract), I am inspired to answer a contest call due at the end of February. The opening is coming clear, the characters are introducing themselves to me. I made a few pages of notes this morning, sorting out what’s been whirling in my head, and we’ll see how it goes. I also need to get back to THE SPIRIT REPOSITORY, and POWER OF WORDS is pulling at me again. When I last left them, they were filming the pilot of the show on .. .Cape Cod!

Hopefully, I can get the insurance stuff finally sorted today, and tomorrow I’ll get in some supplies — they’re saying Sunday’s snow storm might last until Wednesday. We might not get up to Maine for Christmas Day after all, so I’m going to have Plan A and Plan B ready, and whichever way the weather goes, we’re ready.

I’ve also got to find time to get the old mantel clock and the 400 Days clock to a local clockmaker and get them fixed. I have several clocks that need fixing, but those are the most important. I’m a clock person, and we haven’t unpacked our clocks. I don’t like relying on the cell phone to tell me what time it is. I want CLOCKS up in the various rooms.

I was working on an assignment for a client the other day and realized, “I don’t want to do this.” Of course, I did it — it was contracted, there’s nothing wrong with the client, perfectly nice, pays on time, etc. I simply don’t want to focus on that element of the business. So I have to re-think things a bit, how I can gracefully withdraw from that type of writing and replace it with paid work that I WANT to do.

Not only do we have a full moon on the Solstice (Tuesday) but there’s a full lunar eclipse at 3:17 in the morning. I love how the local weather folk here get so excited by things like eclipses.

Eek, it’s after 9 AM, I better get going, or I’ll be behind all day. Again.


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