Today is my Brigid shift and this evening lwood
will be coming into town for the Nordic knitting conference. It's brilliantly sunny at 43F. Most of the ice is melted except for the stuff in the entryway -- it's that damned north facing, where the sun literally never shines. I need to scatter some sand over it so that nobody will kill themselves on it later when it freezes up overnight again.
Yesterday I went down to hang out at Gathering Grove for a bit and picked up a book that sebastian_lvx
recommended. I also did some work on a song for the three fires (as defined by alfrect
of land spirits, ancestors, and deities) and the three realms using the tune for Tha mo run air a'ghille
as the basis. The sèist is the three realms, then there are rannan for each of the fires. alfrecht
says he thinks it's still missing something, but I think with the chorus between each verse it should be amply long. It's just a draft at the moment, but we'll see how it goes. I'll be bringing it along to the schmooze, which we're rescheduling for next Monday because we missed it this past Monday.
Earlier this week it was Travelers to see aion131
for his art show opening. brandywilliams
was in attendance as well, at least briefly, before heading off to her Medieval Women's Choir rehearsal. They'll be doing a new album this year, which I am greatly looking forward to.
I'll be calling in a little while to make reservations for my birthday dinner at Kalia's (click here for the menu
) on Greenwood near 85th -- there's on-street parking and also a parking lot behind the building with an entrance on 85th where folks can access it easily. Details will be posted here and emailed to some of my friends who aren't on LJ will have all the necessary info.
I'm giving some consideration to rearranging primary altar spaces again. It's probably that spring cleaning urge ganging up on me. I know the shared space for Manannán and the spirits in my bedroom needs some rearranging and consolidation so that new items can be placed appropriately. That, though, will be after lwood
leaves, most likely. I have other things on my mind at the moment.
After a brief correspondence with Ruby Sara, I'll be sending a few poems out to see if she's interested in having them for the anthology. She said she'd be willing to look at some longer ones, though she doesn't want too many long ones, feeling that people generally aren't much interested in longer poems. I'm not sure that's entirely true. Granted folks aren't that much into actual epic poetry these days, but two or three pages really isn't hideously long and some of the best ones I've read have been longer than one page. Regardless, I'll submit some shorter stuff and one or two longer ones and see what she has to say. I will definitely be working on an essay, though.
And now, I need to go grab a shower and get dressed. There's work to do.