Not been checking in regularly many apologies – been a bit busy here down on earth.
Had a friend and her friend to stay for a weekend ( they both wanted time out from children – and they managed to organize partners to babysit and came up for some bracing air, brr.
Three hours after they left my friend from forever/editor arrived for a weeks stay. I think that went well, she had many days when she could happily yomp across the fen-lands, binoculars and camera at the ready, bird watching , with no time restraints – she slept better and seemed more relaxed than I had seen her for a long time. I don’t do yomping over fen-lands:( nor am I keen on the winter winds – never have been but now I can hang the blame on my health – don’t look so feeble then – yay!!:)
We also had our 60th anniversary of being ‘bestest friends’ – it is still our greatest puzzle in life as to how we even made friends in the first place let alone remained so – there is no explaining the chemistry sometimes.
She even joined me to watch Doctor Who – she doesn’t like Dr Who! Whereas I have been a fan since the first episode 50years ago! It is a programme which just keeps getting better.
My muse is frolicking around quite happily now the happy pills are out of my system, however, and there is always an however isn’t there? pain is also wishing to join in the skylarking. So back to drawing board -productive muse or pain free days? Back to the doctors to see if any alternative. Now’s the time to believe in faeries methinks. So paraphrasing Peter Pan ‘If there’s anyone out there who believes in happy ever afters clap your hands, please’, and maybe there’ll be somewhere else for me apart from between a rock and a hard place time.
I have felt quite tired this week, and now have four days of being sociable, one day workshop, half day book group and another two days workshop – not writing this time but craft work. Not sure exactly what – but one day is to do with book covers and the other two are something appliqued – no ones telling – ah well it’ll be fun whatever.
Writing: Managed to write my 50000 for Nano with week to spare, must get it validated now, also managed to finish memoir/autobiography(childhood) for non fiction /memoir November, with five days to go. Hoping to begin fashioning some crafty journals this festivities time, for smaller bits of auto and pics. Once I sort a cover for memoirs, can meld it to the hand made journal in some way.
Reading: Got tempted into looking forward to 2014 book reading challenges – I know – I know – haven’t finished this year’s yet! Found some interesting ones which I will sign up too later, but cannot find one for foreign books, was hoping to read around the world next year, will keep on looking if not, will have to challenge myself:)
Blogs: Have written six drafts for the various blog sites and posted three
Small rant on the misuse(in my opinion) of the English Language
Another installment of The Storyteller’s Tale
Review of A Change in Altitude
Am still way behind on reviews for challenges – I am only writing a representative selection but still, must do better.
Networking: – yes just about, snatched moments when visitors are out.
Workshops: one of these is having us make sure we are joined to everything and so have begun a pintrest account – must say not at all sure why I need another time wasting occupation, still some of the pictures are lovely.
Not much else really – still having a few problems with new computer looking forward to couple weeks off at end of year to finally get there with machine.
Hope all is doing well for everyone else, all the best:)