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So much real life

Many ups and downs last week; a highlight being a Mabon, mini-ceremony of just two of us in the park. I've also been able to become further reconciled to the reality that I may only sell a dozen or two total copies of anything I write. It really is absolutely fine. 'The Swan and the Seal' isn't yet available beyond Lulu, but should be at some point fairly soonish. I wrote a bit of new material for Defender of the Way while in Wenatchee, but haven't done much since (though typing in all of the edits took a while). I know it will all work out.

I'd planned to start getting up around 5:30 each day, do my 90 second plank and Pilates 100s and prior to starting work, spending some time at my altar and drawing a card from my Oracle deck to have as a daily focus. That lasted maybe 2 days before things got wonky. Well, I know what it is: I like to sleep in on my days off. But I still want to develop the habit of those pre-coffee mini-workouts and return to regular workouts of 3-4 a week. I know I'll feel better for it. I've also just been overindulging in general in a variety of ways and feel gross a lot of the time. I'll be trying to focus more on proteins and vegetables- something else I know future Kristi will be grateful for. It's just that present Kristi so often wants cheese rice or black beans with lots of sour cream or things similar.

I also have realized that going to Sewanee in November for a less than 72 hour trip just to sing through Godspell isn't a great idea for me right now, especially if I tried going solo. Too many ways that could go really, really wrong, especially having to rent a car and driving up and down the Mountain. I'm disappointed, but there's going to be a huge choir reunion in the spring with the retirement of Dr. Delcamp, who's been organist/choirmaster there for... 37 years. A long time. ;) Makes way more sense to plan that trip in April and maybe also spend a day or two in Nashville to show Evan another of my former haunts.

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thrihyrne
Sep. 29th, 2015 02:13 pm (UTC)
It really isn't- and you can't really fly into Sewanee, it's at least an hour's drive from the closest airport, which just makes things so much more difficult. I'm disappointed, but in some ways, really relieved to have made that decision.
febobe
Sep. 29th, 2015 05:14 am (UTC)
I know how painful it is when travel plans don't work out, and such a disappointment when we don't get to see friends we miss when we want. Hugs for you.

And I understand what you're saying, I think. I like - well - some of what I like is just plain junk. I really am too tired to cook much a lot of the time, though I love doing it, and when I do cook I need a lot of help just b/c of physical issues. I'm wanting to try and start making a pot of soup once or twic a week - usually feeds the two of us for a couple of hearty meals; we add crackers and sometimes a sandwich or salad. I've been trying to eat more produce as I'm told it's good for fighting breast cancer, and of course it's good for everything else too, and the way I've managed that is (a) buying these darling little flavorful small apples in loose bags, and (b) cutting up washed colorful bell peppers while sitting in my recliner and storing them in baggies, ready to pull some out and eat. Admittedly, I still use dips and dressings, but - I use less than I did, and that's progress.

Cheese! Why must cheese be so utterly delish?

Oh! Has Rhune sent you the book yet, or need I poke him again to remind him? :)

And speaking of books...you know, writing is something we do for us, and whil we all want to sell (of COURSE)...the most important thing is to find satisfaction in what we write. I struggle with that myself. I really struggle with it. But you never know. You might be surprised how many copies you end up selling. :) I hope you sell thousands and thousands and thousands! <3

Hope you make it back to Nashville! :) When I'm back there, I seldom do much besides attending appts and crashing in my hotel room with Food Network or HGTV, though we try to make a foray out to Edward McKay, which is HEAVEN. Have you ever been to a McKay's? :) If not, I'll tell you all about it. :D I sold them enough used books to pay for one of our nice meals out on the last trip, and I usually find some gems in the writing books and/or YA sections.

Love and hugs,
Febobe :)
thrihyrne
Sep. 29th, 2015 02:18 pm (UTC)
(((hugs))) Thank you so much for your kind words! The Choir Reunion next spring gives me plenty of time to ask off, to plan, and to be sure Evan can be with me. There's a strong possibility that he'll be in jury duty for up to 8 weeks, but he won't know until mid-November.

I do love bell pepper! And cucumber. After a very unexpected night in pain after a yummy dinner at some French restaurant, I think I'll stick to liquids today and maybe a cucumber. They're mostly water. ;)

So much about what 'makes it' in literature of any kind is timing and luck. I don't take it personally anymore, and without deadlines, can wait for the creativity to strike— though we all know that practice is so important. And no, I've not heard from Rhune, so a gentle poke may be in order!

I've not heard of Edward McKay! But I'm also not much of a book buyer, way more of a purely library person. I'll look forward to showing Evan around N'ville, though I'll hardly know my way around anymore, since it's been a decade now since I filed for divorce and moved away.

xoxoxox
eccequambonum
Oct. 5th, 2015 03:41 am (UTC)
Sorry you won't be there, but I can understand regard the time constraints. I blocked a week off work, and will do the Thursday through Sunday in a house with friends, and have a couple days off from work when I get back to decompress.

I'm on the list for the Choir Reunion/Farewell in April and have requested the time off, but... Things are still bitter there with Susan dropping me with the reason, "I don't like you. I've told Robbe repeatedly I don't like you, but anyone who signs up has to be taken for choir." Thus my reason for dropping choir my senior year. I was never apologized to, and Both have been more than cold to me when I've come back for reunions, so I don't know. Hard to celebrate a woman who basically makes you feel like a piece of shit every time you open your mouth to sing.
thrihyrne
Oct. 5th, 2015 03:17 pm (UTC)
I had no idea that happened with you and Susan! Then again, I dropped her for similar reasons. At one point I felt she was basically accusing me of withholding vibrato from her and we got into an argument and I took my cassette recording and dropped the private lessons. But in my case, the next day Robbe gave me a solo, so I felt vindicated in that even though she didn't like my voice, he did. I'm so sorry, KEK. But I'm looking forward to seeing you next spring!! :)
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