Saturday, April 02, 2005

Saturday, April 2, 2005
Waning Moon
Jupiter Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde
Raining and cold

Today is the one-year anniversary of this blog! One year ago, I reluctantly started it, wondering if I had anything at all to say and wondering if anyone was interested in reading it. Thanks to my ever-expanding group of readers who’ve made it a wonderful experience. I honor and cherish you. I hope that some of my experiences help you with your own as we travel along creative paths together.

Ink in My Kitchen
The bread was wonderful yesterday. So wonderful that, when a friend came over for lunch, we ate nearly the entire loaf, fresh from the oven, along with butter, smoked gouda, brie, proscuitto and a nice Cote du Rhone (sorry, I can’t get the little accents over the “o”s today).

I was so stuffed that, for dinner, I just had a small plate of pasta with pesto (and a bit of white Bordeaux).


Ink in My Potting Soil
Every time I think the cress is down for the count, a few more shoots spring up! Two of three pots of wildflowers are doing well. The culantro’s thriving. The thyme’s not sure yet – it’s wondering if it’s worthwhile to stick around. I have a feeling I don’t get enough sun here to make it truly happy. The Iceland poppies didn’t make it. The one lone Black Knight Pincushion expired, but now there’s a little clump coming up in the second pot. So we’ll see. It’s all quite exciting.

Back to writing:
Yesterday was mostly about business. I did some research for Widow’s Chamber. I wrote a press release and got that mailing out. I prepared the envelopes for the radio mailing. I’m running low on ink, so I can’t print the newsletter until the new ink order arrives. I created a new promotional piece for Charlotte. I updated my business cards with the new e-mail address and printed off a bunch of them. I put together a new tip sheet for the Dialogue workshop and decided to use new excerpts –from two plays and from a novel.

I printed out the HMTL code page from one of my web pages to use as a model to create some new pages. The Devon site needs more pages, and the Cerridwen site has a holding page with relevant info, but needs to be built much like the Devon site. It’ll take some time, but I’m starting to think I can actually learn this stuff. That’s thanks to Colin, who’s a good teacher.

Everything is together for the class. I’m so furious with the administration of GCE, but I don’t want to take it out on the students. It’s not their fault. So I’m trying to drop the rage, at least while I’m within the classroom.

It’s expected that we will have serious flooding today. I moved the car last night, and, obviously, I’ll need it to go to Greenwich. I’ve filled pots on the stove with water, and will fill the bathtub and some buckets before I go, just in case it floods and the water’s turned off before I get back. Got to be prepared for anything. I’m wearing jeans and shoes that can’t be ruined.

And I’m waiting to mail the press release until I know flood waters have receded. Don’t’ want them floating away in the mailbox! Too much work went into them!

Tonight, tomorrow, and Monday have to contain a lot of creative writing, because I will have no time to fully concentrate next week, being in an eight-show week.

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