erynn: Gaelic merman image (Everything Hurts)
Today I was able to drag my sorry ass down to Douglas and catch the steam train to Port Erin and back but I didn't bother to even try to do anything there, I just hopped on the immediately departing train back to Douglas. Some of the views were lovely and the trains themselves were fun if you're into steam trains. There were a couple of classic vehicles (a 1929 Austin racing car and an Austin six from probably the early 30s) on display. That was pretty cool. Sadly, I've just not been feeling that well and have been having a hard time eating much. I am leaving a stream of disappointed/insulted chefs in my wake because I just can't eat more than a tiny bit of what they bring me.

I've really been emjoying my time here, but it is definitely stick a fork in me time. I'll be very glad to get on the ferry to Liverpool tomorrow and only hope I'm able to manage the one or possibly two transfers from Lime Street Station to Blackburn. When I'm feeling like this, brain engageument is not guaranteed.

I shopped out my books today from the post office down in Douglas, so that was actually two things accomplished, and the most important one of the two. I've been way too fried to find someone to take my photo up in the arms of Manannán. If I can't do it tomorrow, I'm just going to have to forgive myself and move on. I'm at minus levels of spoons right now and feeling it pretty badly. For the record, I'm really really glad I'll be staying with friends for the rest of this trip, because at least they can keep me from wandering out in front of a bus accidentally when I'm too tired to pay attention.

[livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor is on her way to California. [livejournal.com profile] ingvisson is picking up the mail for me. Sol is watching the DoDC+3 at his place in Seattle. All at home seems generally well. I've been informed that the books from Hodges & Figgis in Dublin arrived today, so that makes me very happy.

Tomorrow I have a minimal amount of packing to do, and I'll be able to stow my stuff in a locker down at the ferry terminal when I get there, so I won't have to haul it all around Douglas until it's time to check in and get ready to board the vessel.

The cmapsite has started getting crowded for the weekend, right about the time when my tolerance for pre-teen dicks is getting to the large E on the dial. I'm hoping that, for the most part, they'll stay far away from my little cabin, because the last thing I need is a full night of yowling pre-teen boys nearby.

On the up side, Breesha sent me an email and a contact email with a link to some photos of the Brigid's well at the St Brigid's nunnery where her office is located. It's the one that was on the other side of a locked gate from us on Wednesday. The well is nearly inaccessible, under a fallen tree, and very much a mess now, but still flowing, at least. You can see the remains of the stone shelter that had been erected over/around it, but there's not much of it left. I'm hoping next time I get here, I'll be able to visit it myself. The chap who took the photos has written a dissertation on the nunnery and the well, so he'll be well worth talking to about the site when I get back home and have some time to recuperate.

For brekkies tomorrow, I bought myself a pear, a tiny thing of goat cheese, and a bottle of ginger beer. Between that and my tea, I should be good to go.

And now, I think I'm going to curl up and read in my jammies, even though it's only 8:40pm. I'm just Too Damned Tired for anything else.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Everything Hurts)
Today I was able to drag my sorry ass down to Douglas and catch the steam train to Port Erin and back but I didn't bother to even try to do anything there, I just hopped on the immediately departing train back to Douglas. Some of the views were lovely and the trains themselves were fun if you're into steam trains. There were a couple of classic vehicles (a 1929 Austin racing car and an Austin six from probably the early 30s) on display. That was pretty cool. Sadly, I've just not been feeling that well and have been having a hard time eating much. I am leaving a stream of disappointed/insulted chefs in my wake because I just can't eat more than a tiny bit of what they bring me.

I've really been emjoying my time here, but it is definitely stick a fork in me time. I'll be very glad to get on the ferry to Liverpool tomorrow and only hope I'm able to manage the one or possibly two transfers from Lime Street Station to Blackburn. When I'm feeling like this, brain engageument is not guaranteed.

I shopped out my books today from the post office down in Douglas, so that was actually two things accomplished, and the most important one of the two. I've been way too fried to find someone to take my photo up in the arms of Manannán. If I can't do it tomorrow, I'm just going to have to forgive myself and move on. I'm at minus levels of spoons right now and feeling it pretty badly. For the record, I'm really really glad I'll be staying with friends for the rest of this trip, because at least they can keep me from wandering out in front of a bus accidentally when I'm too tired to pay attention.

[livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor is on her way to California. [livejournal.com profile] ingvisson is picking up the mail for me. Sol is watching the DoDC+3 at his place in Seattle. All at home seems generally well. I've been informed that the books from Hodges & Figgis in Dublin arrived today, so that makes me very happy.

Tomorrow I have a minimal amount of packing to do, and I'll be able to stow my stuff in a locker down at the ferry terminal when I get there, so I won't have to haul it all around Douglas until it's time to check in and get ready to board the vessel.

The cmapsite has started getting crowded for the weekend, right about the time when my tolerance for pre-teen dicks is getting to the large E on the dial. I'm hoping that, for the most part, they'll stay far away from my little cabin, because the last thing I need is a full night of yowling pre-teen boys nearby.

On the up side, Breesha sent me an email and a contact email with a link to some photos of the Brigid's well at the St Brigid's nunnery where her office is located. It's the one that was on the other side of a locked gate from us on Wednesday. The well is nearly inaccessible, under a fallen tree, and very much a mess now, but still flowing, at least. You can see the remains of the stone shelter that had been erected over/around it, but there's not much of it left. I'm hoping next time I get here, I'll be able to visit it myself. The chap who took the photos has written a dissertation on the nunnery and the well, so he'll be well worth talking to about the site when I get back home and have some time to recuperate.

For brekkies tomorrow, I bought myself a pear, a tiny thing of goat cheese, and a bottle of ginger beer. Between that and my tea, I should be good to go.

And now, I think I'm going to curl up and read in my jammies, even though it's only 8:40pm. I'm just Too Damned Tired for anything else.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (GIR likes FOOD!)
I think the gal felt sorry for me as she handed me the key this evening and said that I can just use the cabin tonight for free, so why do'nt I pack things up while they're still dry. The weather had cleared up considerably this afternoon and except for a little mud on the bottom of the tent's ground tarp, It was all dry from the warmth today. I've folded up everything but the sleeping bag, as the cabin has an air mattress in it. There's also a lamp and a heater, and right at the moment it feels like the height of luxury.

I tried to call the Chinese place and had trouble with it, then tried the local pizza place, and also couldn't get through. It turns out they needed a prefix, which I found on the pizza website (it wouldn't let me order online, the bastards), so I dialed the pizza place with the prefix and will have za and some cole slaw delivered to the campsite. Hot tea has been made, most of my stuff is ready, and I have hot food coming! Life is pretty damned awesome right now, even if the pizza is from Dominos. One must make sacrifices now and then, what?
erynn: Gaelic merman image (GIR likes FOOD!)
I think the gal felt sorry for me as she handed me the key this evening and said that I can just use the cabin tonight for free, so why do'nt I pack things up while they're still dry. The weather had cleared up considerably this afternoon and except for a little mud on the bottom of the tent's ground tarp, It was all dry from the warmth today. I've folded up everything but the sleeping bag, as the cabin has an air mattress in it. There's also a lamp and a heater, and right at the moment it feels like the height of luxury.

I tried to call the Chinese place and had trouble with it, then tried the local pizza place, and also couldn't get through. It turns out they needed a prefix, which I found on the pizza website (it wouldn't let me order online, the bastards), so I dialed the pizza place with the prefix and will have za and some cole slaw delivered to the campsite. Hot tea has been made, most of my stuff is ready, and I have hot food coming! Life is pretty damned awesome right now, even if the pizza is from Dominos. One must make sacrifices now and then, what?
erynn: Gaelic merman image (writy pooped)
Talked to the lady who runs the place and they do have one of their little cabins available tomorrow night. She says they usually are for three or four people, but she'll only charge me 20 pounds for the night, so I said "sure" and handed her the money. I'll pick up the key from them tomorrow morning after I get up and will start moving my stuff around once I've got the little cabin open.

Given that I'm back at the campsite I may just order in Chinese tonight, or possibly Thai. I'm not terribly hungry yet, but I might be in an hour or so. They'll deliver free for orders over 10 pounds.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (writy pooped)
Talked to the lady who runs the place and they do have one of their little cabins available tomorrow night. She says they usually are for three or four people, but she'll only charge me 20 pounds for the night, so I said "sure" and handed her the money. I'll pick up the key from them tomorrow morning after I get up and will start moving my stuff around once I've got the little cabin open.

Given that I'm back at the campsite I may just order in Chinese tonight, or possibly Thai. I'm not terribly hungry yet, but I might be in an hour or so. They'll deliver free for orders over 10 pounds.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Awesome takes practice)
I was pretty exhausted yesterday and didn't much want to chance Sunday evening bus schedules, despite being on one of the main roads. Crawled into the tent about 9:30 and woke up about 6:30 after quite a blow last night. The tent and I remain dry and unscathed. When it's slightly warmer I'll brave the wet field and grab a shower. Nothing in Douglas is going to be open yet anyway, and I'm going to want some tea & food after I get up. Wireless here reaches my tent, yay!

Today I'm going to explore a little and see the Manx Museum (closed Sundays) and probably take the train up Snaefell after food.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Awesome takes practice)
I was pretty exhausted yesterday and didn't much want to chance Sunday evening bus schedules, despite being on one of the main roads. Crawled into the tent about 9:30 and woke up about 6:30 after quite a blow last night. The tent and I remain dry and unscathed. When it's slightly warmer I'll brave the wet field and grab a shower. Nothing in Douglas is going to be open yet anyway, and I'm going to want some tea & food after I get up. Wireless here reaches my tent, yay!

Today I'm going to explore a little and see the Manx Museum (closed Sundays) and probably take the train up Snaefell after food.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Inis Man)
Bus pass acquired, my tent is set up, I've had lunch and tea, and have got maps and guidebooks. The campsite has sporadic wireless access and I'm at a cafe back in Douglas. The campground is setting up a huge effigy of Manannán for their Mannifest, a large local music festival starting next week. It's windy but not raining. I have taken a ride on the horse tram. I was considering taking the train up to Snaefell today but I'm really tired and ought to try and get some rest. Can't get fuel for my camp stove until tomorrow as the shop is closed on Sundays (along with half the island). There's a brochure at the campsite for delivery Chinese, thai, and English food if you order more than £10 of food. Maybe that for dinner later.

I will do ALL THE THINGS before I leave on the 28th.

First, though, scribbling in my notebook, as I have only limited access to power for the gadgets, and warm, dry places for writing.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Inis Man)
Bus pass acquired, my tent is set up, I've had lunch and tea, and have got maps and guidebooks. The campsite has sporadic wireless access and I'm at a cafe back in Douglas. The campground is setting up a huge effigy of Manannán for their Mannifest, a large local music festival starting next week. It's windy but not raining. I have taken a ride on the horse tram. I was considering taking the train up to Snaefell today but I'm really tired and ought to try and get some rest. Can't get fuel for my camp stove until tomorrow as the shop is closed on Sundays (along with half the island). There's a brochure at the campsite for delivery Chinese, thai, and English food if you order more than £10 of food. Maybe that for dinner later.

I will do ALL THE THINGS before I leave on the 28th.

First, though, scribbling in my notebook, as I have only limited access to power for the gadgets, and warm, dry places for writing.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (gull at sunset)
Today was laundry and packing the last of the things I'll need for the week. I hauled everything but my bag with my clothes and stuff out to the car this afternoon. The poor DoDC+3 is kind of frantic. He knows I'm leaving because he's watched all the packing and whatnot. He was upset enough last night that I had to have him sleep in his kennel because he just wouldn't settle.

I spent several hours reading this and that for research and did the outline and remaining notes for the Brigid and Sarasvati workshop this weekend. I've got a contact number for someone I'll be seeing in Portland on the way home. I'll be posting here about when I'm in town (July 2nd) and let folks know details if they want to meet me at Powell's and they're able to make it. It'll probably be early- to mid-afternoon, depending on when I get to [livejournal.com profile] martianmooncrab's from Eugene.

I'm about as calm as I can be before I set out on a road trip. I feel like I did a reasonably good job getting things settled, considering how much I had to deal with before this trip. Any details I've forgotten for Ireland and Europe I can try to resolve while I'm home next week.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone when I get to Eight Winds, and to seeing [livejournal.com profile] blindwebster the day before. I'm trying not to think too much about everything and just go with it and let go of some of the anxiety. It feels like the launch of something huge (which it is), but I'm up to it. I probably won't sleep much tonight because I rarely sleep well at all before I take a road trip. I'll be up about 8-ish tomorrow morning and out the door around 10am, if all goes to plan. I like to get out just after the worst of rush hour has passed so that I don't get massively delayed by traffic. I expect I'll be in to [livejournal.com profile] martianmooncrab's place by around 2pm tomorrow, as usual, so lunch in Oregon City, then points south. I'll stop for the night at the Ashland Hostel; they have wifi so I'll be able to catch up with a little of the day and check in on everyone.

To the other folks traveling to the festival this week, smooth sailing to you and safe travels. Slán!
erynn: Gaelic merman image (gull at sunset)
Today was laundry and packing the last of the things I'll need for the week. I hauled everything but my bag with my clothes and stuff out to the car this afternoon. The poor DoDC+3 is kind of frantic. He knows I'm leaving because he's watched all the packing and whatnot. He was upset enough last night that I had to have him sleep in his kennel because he just wouldn't settle.

I spent several hours reading this and that for research and did the outline and remaining notes for the Brigid and Sarasvati workshop this weekend. I've got a contact number for someone I'll be seeing in Portland on the way home. I'll be posting here about when I'm in town (July 2nd) and let folks know details if they want to meet me at Powell's and they're able to make it. It'll probably be early- to mid-afternoon, depending on when I get to [livejournal.com profile] martianmooncrab's from Eugene.

I'm about as calm as I can be before I set out on a road trip. I feel like I did a reasonably good job getting things settled, considering how much I had to deal with before this trip. Any details I've forgotten for Ireland and Europe I can try to resolve while I'm home next week.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone when I get to Eight Winds, and to seeing [livejournal.com profile] blindwebster the day before. I'm trying not to think too much about everything and just go with it and let go of some of the anxiety. It feels like the launch of something huge (which it is), but I'm up to it. I probably won't sleep much tonight because I rarely sleep well at all before I take a road trip. I'll be up about 8-ish tomorrow morning and out the door around 10am, if all goes to plan. I like to get out just after the worst of rush hour has passed so that I don't get massively delayed by traffic. I expect I'll be in to [livejournal.com profile] martianmooncrab's place by around 2pm tomorrow, as usual, so lunch in Oregon City, then points south. I'll stop for the night at the Ashland Hostel; they have wifi so I'll be able to catch up with a little of the day and check in on everyone.

To the other folks traveling to the festival this week, smooth sailing to you and safe travels. Slán!
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Insane Membrane!)
Today I hung out with the folks in #writechat and #poetparty, talking about writing stuff and my recent poetry publication in Written River. Both were a good way to get my mind out of my frantic last couple of days before the road trip.

I got out to the store to run a couple of errands today that needed to be done. Work was done on the Brigid and Sarasvati workshop, and I remembered to scan and print copies of a page that had been forgotten yesterday, and emailed it off to the guy who was making copies of the other things. Further work on that can take place tomorrow. I dug out some copies of articles and such that might be relevant for one or more of the things I'll be doing at Eight Winds.

Speaking of which, does anyone have a copy of either of these articles:

Liminality in Early Irish Literature: The Madness of Suibhne Geilt by Bridgitte K. Slavin, Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association 2007 (didn't have page numbers)

The Irish Berdman: Kingship and Liminality in Buile Suibhne from Text and Transmission in Medieval Europe, Celtic Studies Publications 2007, pp 17-45

I think I'm reading my notes right on those. Anyway, if you have any idea where I might find copies, please let me know.

[livejournal.com profile] blindwebster's address was added to the god of navigation. I edited the manuscript for Fireflies at Absolute Zero again and sent it off to Hiraeth Press.

I had lunch today over at Emory's. It was warm and sunny for a while, and I grabbed a cup of clam chowder and a salad out on their back deck, sitting in the sunlight. It was really pleasant, and a good break from the work I was doing. Later, at home, I made some lentil soup and had that for dinner. I may nibble something further before I go to bed tonight.

Tonight is also my flamekeeping shift, and the altar is lit up. I got [livejournal.com profile] tdancinghands and the sib in contact with one another about the Prague part of my trip. He wants to spend a couple of days there, not having been before, and she's up for that and made a few suggestions about places for him to stay. I sent her email off to him so that they both have each others' email addresses and can work out the details between them. I'm not really in a position to be the go-between right now.

Answered a late email from [livejournal.com profile] ogam and hope that the answer was helpful. [livejournal.com profile] ingvisson and [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor are here again tonight, after having spent all day working on her moving.

Tomorrow: laundry, finish packing, finish dealing with the notes for the Brigid and Sarasvati workshop. Everything I can do for the pilgrimage right now is done, as far as I know. If there's anything else, [livejournal.com profile] vyviane and Jhenah will have to wait until I get home again next Monday before I'll have time and bandwidth to deal with it.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Insane Membrane!)
Today I hung out with the folks in #writechat and #poetparty, talking about writing stuff and my recent poetry publication in Written River. Both were a good way to get my mind out of my frantic last couple of days before the road trip.

I got out to the store to run a couple of errands today that needed to be done. Work was done on the Brigid and Sarasvati workshop, and I remembered to scan and print copies of a page that had been forgotten yesterday, and emailed it off to the guy who was making copies of the other things. Further work on that can take place tomorrow. I dug out some copies of articles and such that might be relevant for one or more of the things I'll be doing at Eight Winds.

Speaking of which, does anyone have a copy of either of these articles:

Liminality in Early Irish Literature: The Madness of Suibhne Geilt by Bridgitte K. Slavin, Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association 2007 (didn't have page numbers)

The Irish Berdman: Kingship and Liminality in Buile Suibhne from Text and Transmission in Medieval Europe, Celtic Studies Publications 2007, pp 17-45

I think I'm reading my notes right on those. Anyway, if you have any idea where I might find copies, please let me know.

[livejournal.com profile] blindwebster's address was added to the god of navigation. I edited the manuscript for Fireflies at Absolute Zero again and sent it off to Hiraeth Press.

I had lunch today over at Emory's. It was warm and sunny for a while, and I grabbed a cup of clam chowder and a salad out on their back deck, sitting in the sunlight. It was really pleasant, and a good break from the work I was doing. Later, at home, I made some lentil soup and had that for dinner. I may nibble something further before I go to bed tonight.

Tonight is also my flamekeeping shift, and the altar is lit up. I got [livejournal.com profile] tdancinghands and the sib in contact with one another about the Prague part of my trip. He wants to spend a couple of days there, not having been before, and she's up for that and made a few suggestions about places for him to stay. I sent her email off to him so that they both have each others' email addresses and can work out the details between them. I'm not really in a position to be the go-between right now.

Answered a late email from [livejournal.com profile] ogam and hope that the answer was helpful. [livejournal.com profile] ingvisson and [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor are here again tonight, after having spent all day working on her moving.

Tomorrow: laundry, finish packing, finish dealing with the notes for the Brigid and Sarasvati workshop. Everything I can do for the pilgrimage right now is done, as far as I know. If there's anything else, [livejournal.com profile] vyviane and Jhenah will have to wait until I get home again next Monday before I'll have time and bandwidth to deal with it.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Dance for Animala!)
Today brought the sib's contact information, which went into the itinerary file. I need to send it over to the iPad again now that it's complete.

[livejournal.com profile] seanthedruid sent me the Eight Winds food plan menu and it looks like, aside from my tea and a few snacky things and juice, I won't really have to take any food things along. This means that I was able to stuff the cooler and the big camp stove back into the garage. I'll just take the single-burner propane stove I use when I don't need more cooking space. Unneeded things went into the camping gear bin that will stay in the living room until I get home and can re-pack what I won't be taking with me to Europe.

All my necessary camping gear went into my duffel bag, except the camp chair and a couple of candle lanterns, and all of that went into Garuda's trunk, so that's ready for Tuesday morning. I've packed about half of what I need for clothing and stuff, cleared up the project I was working on in the living room and stowed the crafts supplies, and put a bunch of research books away. Monday will be a laundry day, so that pretty much everything but what I'm wearing will be clean when I leave on Tuesday morning. Dishes got done. I weighed the bag I'm using as a carryon. It didn't have everything I'll be taking with me to Ireland, but it had a bunch of things in it I won't be taking, and it weighed slightly less than 11 pounds. I think I'll be able to get under the 22 pound weight limit if I consider everything carefully.

Tomorrow I concentrate on reviewing notes and sources for the Brigid and Sarasvati presentation at Eight Winds next weekend. I have to put [livejournal.com profile] blindwebster's address into my god of navigation so that I can find her. Directions to the campsite have to be written down in a place where I can find them, since last year the god of navigation attempted to have me drive across a lake to get there. Over the last week, the stress has been aggravating the whole acid reflux thing, which is kind of nasty, but I'm carrying on.

I think tomorrow I'll also put a notice on the pilgrimage email list that I'll be out of town for a week, so if anyone wants to talk to me or ask me questions, they should do so and I'll get back to them once I get home again. I'll have six days at home before I get on the plane for Ireland. Tomorrow is also my last flamekeeping shift before I hit the road. (I need to remember to pack a battery-operated candle so that I can deal with it while I'm in Europe. I may have to go buy one, as I can't find the one I had around here previously.)

Still crazy busy, but that's my life.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Dance for Animala!)
Today brought the sib's contact information, which went into the itinerary file. I need to send it over to the iPad again now that it's complete.

[livejournal.com profile] seanthedruid sent me the Eight Winds food plan menu and it looks like, aside from my tea and a few snacky things and juice, I won't really have to take any food things along. This means that I was able to stuff the cooler and the big camp stove back into the garage. I'll just take the single-burner propane stove I use when I don't need more cooking space. Unneeded things went into the camping gear bin that will stay in the living room until I get home and can re-pack what I won't be taking with me to Europe.

All my necessary camping gear went into my duffel bag, except the camp chair and a couple of candle lanterns, and all of that went into Garuda's trunk, so that's ready for Tuesday morning. I've packed about half of what I need for clothing and stuff, cleared up the project I was working on in the living room and stowed the crafts supplies, and put a bunch of research books away. Monday will be a laundry day, so that pretty much everything but what I'm wearing will be clean when I leave on Tuesday morning. Dishes got done. I weighed the bag I'm using as a carryon. It didn't have everything I'll be taking with me to Ireland, but it had a bunch of things in it I won't be taking, and it weighed slightly less than 11 pounds. I think I'll be able to get under the 22 pound weight limit if I consider everything carefully.

Tomorrow I concentrate on reviewing notes and sources for the Brigid and Sarasvati presentation at Eight Winds next weekend. I have to put [livejournal.com profile] blindwebster's address into my god of navigation so that I can find her. Directions to the campsite have to be written down in a place where I can find them, since last year the god of navigation attempted to have me drive across a lake to get there. Over the last week, the stress has been aggravating the whole acid reflux thing, which is kind of nasty, but I'm carrying on.

I think tomorrow I'll also put a notice on the pilgrimage email list that I'll be out of town for a week, so if anyone wants to talk to me or ask me questions, they should do so and I'll get back to them once I get home again. I'll have six days at home before I get on the plane for Ireland. Tomorrow is also my last flamekeeping shift before I hit the road. (I need to remember to pack a battery-operated candle so that I can deal with it while I'm in Europe. I may have to go buy one, as I can't find the one I had around here previously.)

Still crazy busy, but that's my life.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (gull)
Today I got out and got the AAA batteries I needed, and a memory chip for the camera. Papers that needed to be signed were signed, then turned into a PDF and sent off to the appropriate parties. 10 copies of my Brigid & Sarasvati packet were printed for Eight Winds, and someone else asked for the files so he could make more, as he was sure that 10 weren't going to be enough. I sent the files to him. He'll bring more copies with him to the festival.

The Airmed ritual was expanded with more direction about what's actually happening in it, and I sent it off to [livejournal.com profile] vyviane and Jhenah. Everything else seems about as complete as I can make it without attempting to script the rituals, which just doesn't really seem appropriate for the ones in question. I need to email [livejournal.com profile] vyviane again about the herbs specifically for the Airmed ritual so that we're on the same page about that. She's been really busy trying to fill the last couple of slots - we had one person have to cancel, and he's wanting to get something back from it, so he's offering his space for a reduced rate. If you're interested, contact [livejournal.com profile] vyviane or let me know and I'll pass the word along.

I put together the visual aids (ogam letter graphics) for each of the writing exercises and meditations we'll be doing for the pilgrimage, and printed them out. I printed out the revised personal itinerary with the updated contact information for everyone that I have so far. I still need to get my sib's phone number and actual street address in Italy for the contact information file. The only address I have for him right now is an APO, which isn't much use if someone needs to know where I actually am staying.

I transferred a bunch of pilgrimage files over onto my iPad, where I have a program I can actually use to open .docx files, though formatting (in terms of fonts like the ogam font) isn't necessarily highly functional. I'm not sure how to transfer fonts into the program, nor have I been able to figure it out via the manual or the help website. It's not critical, but that's why I've made the ogam letter graphics files and printed them out.

I made some black eyed peas and gluten-free cornbread today. [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor should be here shortly, after having hauled as much of her stuff as she could today. She had a couple of people to help, but not enough to get everything done in one day. I've just been too crazy busy to be able to help.

Tomorrow, more prep for Eight Winds. I have to start packing my clothes and any books and whatnot I want to take for others to have a look at, and I have to make sure that I have all the camping stuff I need. I'm pretty sure I do, but it wouldn't hurt to go through the list again.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (gull)
Today I got out and got the AAA batteries I needed, and a memory chip for the camera. Papers that needed to be signed were signed, then turned into a PDF and sent off to the appropriate parties. 10 copies of my Brigid & Sarasvati packet were printed for Eight Winds, and someone else asked for the files so he could make more, as he was sure that 10 weren't going to be enough. I sent the files to him. He'll bring more copies with him to the festival.

The Airmed ritual was expanded with more direction about what's actually happening in it, and I sent it off to [livejournal.com profile] vyviane and Jhenah. Everything else seems about as complete as I can make it without attempting to script the rituals, which just doesn't really seem appropriate for the ones in question. I need to email [livejournal.com profile] vyviane again about the herbs specifically for the Airmed ritual so that we're on the same page about that. She's been really busy trying to fill the last couple of slots - we had one person have to cancel, and he's wanting to get something back from it, so he's offering his space for a reduced rate. If you're interested, contact [livejournal.com profile] vyviane or let me know and I'll pass the word along.

I put together the visual aids (ogam letter graphics) for each of the writing exercises and meditations we'll be doing for the pilgrimage, and printed them out. I printed out the revised personal itinerary with the updated contact information for everyone that I have so far. I still need to get my sib's phone number and actual street address in Italy for the contact information file. The only address I have for him right now is an APO, which isn't much use if someone needs to know where I actually am staying.

I transferred a bunch of pilgrimage files over onto my iPad, where I have a program I can actually use to open .docx files, though formatting (in terms of fonts like the ogam font) isn't necessarily highly functional. I'm not sure how to transfer fonts into the program, nor have I been able to figure it out via the manual or the help website. It's not critical, but that's why I've made the ogam letter graphics files and printed them out.

I made some black eyed peas and gluten-free cornbread today. [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor should be here shortly, after having hauled as much of her stuff as she could today. She had a couple of people to help, but not enough to get everything done in one day. I've just been too crazy busy to be able to help.

Tomorrow, more prep for Eight Winds. I have to start packing my clothes and any books and whatnot I want to take for others to have a look at, and I have to make sure that I have all the camping stuff I need. I'm pretty sure I do, but it wouldn't hurt to go through the list again.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (writy pooped)
Yet more things done today - I finished writing the closing ritual for the pilgrimage, revised the opening ritual, and dealt with a critical bit of personal paperwork that I need to go have witnessed and probably notarized tomorrow. I haven't heard anything back from the folks at Eight Winds, but I have a few days before I would really need to be concerned and, to be honest, if it comes right down to it I can buy stuff at a grocery store nearby and have somebody with a cooler store it for me. Not the end of the world if I don't have a menu for the food plan before I leave.

[livejournal.com profile] alfrecht was talking about possibly getting together with me after July 4th but before I leave for Ireland, which would be nice. I gather he's going down to the King Tut exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum. I'd love to go but I just don't have time right now. It'll be here until next year and right now I have other priorities.

Exhaustion is really starting to catch up with me. I haven't slept well for quite some time, probably at least in large part due to stress from all the "you must be an adult" I've been doing of late. Sleep is for the weak anyway, right?

In addition to dealing with paperwork tomorrow, I have to remember to get AAA batteries for my headlamp and an extra memory chip for the camera. I also have to expand upon the Airmed rituals and look over the incubation rituals again and expand them a little, as they are really primarily outlines at the moment. Not that I intend to script everything, but that it needs at least a little stage direction and whatnot.

I feel like I'm forgetting something. Y'all tell me if you know what it is, eh?
erynn: Gaelic merman image (fern spirals)
I went over to the drug store today to get TSA compliant containers for things like my green hair dye, which comes in a 4oz bottle, when they only allow 3oz, apparently. Bloody inconvenient fuckers, all of them. I got one of the proper-sized zip bags and have been stuffing it with things like toothpaste, tiger balm, hair dye, and other suchlike things that I'll need to carry with me. The hair dye really is the most important thing, because it will wash out over the course of a week or so, and trying to find a place to buy it wherever I happen to be would really not work too well. Dublin, maybe, but not most of the other places I'll be. Anyway, hair dye.

While I was walking to the store, I saw the first blackberry blossoms of the year. I stopped at a restaurant along the way for a late lunch and watched outriggers practicing their racing form. On the way back, I saw a dead mallard hen in the grass beside the road -- it had been there for several days, probably struck by a car, and someone had covered it with flowers.

I sent some stuff off as promised to [livejournal.com profile] joyful_storm and stared at the closing ritual file without actually getting anything but cogitating done. Sadly, sometimes that's how these things go.

I did ritual that I'd been intending for some time to do, and had some success with it, though I'll need a while to process the results. I scribbled a couple of pages of notes, which was helpful. The ogams I drew for ritual results were Beith, Tinne, and Coll, so I figured things were going pretty well where that was concerned. This wasn't "was the ritual okay" but "what kind of results should I expect," and those are really good things to be expecting.

Because of all the writing and typing I've been doing lately, I've had episodes of fingers on my left hand going numb. I had to take my ring off because it was putting too much pressure on my finger. It's doing a bit better now, but I'm still having some trouble. I hope it'll be all right again soon, but that will require actually not typing and probably not using my left hand much at all, for that matter. The drive to California is going to put stress on my hands, but at least I won't be on a keyboard all day.

I'm hoping that tomorrow I'll have somewhat better focus and might be able to put together at least an outline for the closing ritual. Having a lot of pain in my hands is distracting at best.

Wednesday: shrinkage. Maybe Irish class if I'm feeling up to it. At this point I'm just not sure. I have to start arranging my packing for California and digging out some of the stuff I need from the garage, like my camp stove and camp chairs and whatnot.

Profile

erynn: Gaelic merman image (Default)
erynn

September 2013

S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Tags

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags