Monday, May 24, 2004
It started out as a bad day, but maybe things are turning around.
I spent seven hours trying to fix the computer last night and today. Finally, Felicia – the cat – figured out what none of the techs had. For some reason, the e-mail program decided it was no longer compatible with the system and I had to install an upgrade. I’m learning how to maneuver it, and I’m not sure I’m happy with it, but at least it works. I was ready for a nervous breakdown before noon. And how did my rocket scientist of a cat figure it out? Felicia yanked the unopened disk out from a pile on my desk and tossed it into my lap. She'd had it with my frustration. She wanted her lunch.
An article rejection, but I have another market to which I can send it out immediately.
Worked on press release info to send to the Luna Jensen faction, and those went out today, mostly focusing on Tapestry.
My eyes hurt. I should be working on the Preakness/Belmont article, but I can barely stand to view the screen. The wrist is bothering me, too. I had to modify some of the yoga postures this morning, and I’m not sure I’ll be able to do the weight training.
My friend G. came up with a great idea for arts-in-educations programs with theatre professionals. I’m looking forward to her proposal.
One of my proposals was accepted by Greenwich High School’s Continuing Education program, and I start teaching there in the fall. I’m looking forward to it! I had to come up with a subtitle for the course. I hope it’s not too corny.
Re-worked one of the rejected articles into an essay and submitted it. It works much better with the personal slant than the “how-to”, and this is a case where I’m glad it got rejected in its original form. Sent a query about another article – hope to hear back from it soon. I’m tossing around some ideas for a couple of short articles. My eyes hurt too much to work a lot here, and I have to save a bit of vision to deal with things like needles, thread, and beading tomorrow.
Health magazine is having a Feel Great fair in Newport, RI at the end of August. I really want to go. It sounds like a great day. I wonder if there’s something I could donate about my writing for give-away? Hmm. Have to think about it. They talk about having sponsor booths. It sounds like it’ll be fun, especially if it’s a nice day. I’m sure I could get a few good writing ideas out of it. Both fiction and non-fiction. I need to do some more investigating. And figure out who would be fun to haul along on this escapade.