Sunday, April 9, 2006
Sunny and cool
Still exhausted. It takes me longer than it used to in order to recover from extra-long working days.
I’m giving myself today off from painting, too, and getting back to it tomorrow. I’m going to do the bedroom next and leave the bathroom for last. That simply makes more sense.
Today is Day 99 of the 100 Days – the meditation commitment made by a group of us to sit every day for 100 days. It’s truly been a transforming experience, and helped me a great deal during the current stressful Situation. I’m starting to read blogs kept by several of my compatriot sitters, and I’m sure I’ll list the ones I read regularly here.
I’m experiencing separation anxiety from the 100 Days group – guess I’ll just have to be a grownup and continue sitting on my own.
There’s some talk of starting another 100 Days in about a week or so – I hope it happens. And I want to keep the commitment to myself in the interim.
I’ve misplaced my calendar in the painting chaos. I think Saturn turns direct shortly or has just turned direct, but am not sure. Jupiter, however, continues in retrograde for several more months.
I’m going to work on my column and some other writing for a few hours, and then head back into the city for a friend’s baby shower.
Two of my favorite authors, Elizabeth Berg and Elinor Lipman, have new novels out. I’m looking forward to buying them and reading them.
And my friend Michelle’s serial, Ransom and Fortune, will be re-released on the 12th of April by Seron. In the next day or so, I’m going to order it – I’m so looking forward to it.
My own story, “Time and Place” is the feature on Tuesday’s edition of Espresso Fiction (as Christy Miller).
Someday, I will stop feeling so completely exhausted and depleted. But, I think that’s a few months down the line. In the meantime, I’m just focusing on doing what needs to be done for sheer survival and writing as much as I can in and around the survival mechanics.
I dreamed about painting last night, so I feel as though I worked all night, instead of refreshing myself with rest.