erynn: Gaelic merman image (writy pooped)
I didn't update in the past couple of days mostly because I was just too tired and too busy to get to it. I did spend a little more time doing some more conceptual/outlining work on the Brigid book, so that is genuinely moving along, though these things move slowly, as one might suspect. Group went well, though I didn't get to see [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor that night. I did see her today briefly, before Brianna and I went over to Gary's place for some gaming this evening.

Today I was mostly just too tired to focus on much of anything. I couldn't read much and actually spent a fair amount of time just playing Plants v Zombies because it was brainless. (As you do.) When we got home, I made more food and ate a little, then walked down to the store to pick up a few things to tide me over until I can get out for more, probably Sunday. I think I sprained a muscle in my right hand today, as it's much more sore than usual. I've been hitting it with a lot of liniment in hopes that this will help somewhat.

Tomorrow [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor is starting to coordinate the Everett Pagan meetup, as the previous organizer is no longer doing so. After that, we'll be heading down to Seattle for the Medieval Women's Choir concert. It's at 8pm at St James Cathedral, as always. And now I'm going to try to get some sleep.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (seadragon in green)
And I'm kind of in that state today. I did go out to the AFK for the evening, though the usual folks who join me on Tuesdays had family in town so they weren't there. It was okay because I got some reading done that I wanted to deal with.

Today I mostly dealt with cleaning things up from the road trip, putting things away, and clearing the decks for working on the Brigid book's outline and whatnot. There's so damned much to deal with for that book, and I still haven't entirely decided exactly how to approach the topic and the material. And then there's the part where divination suggested I should make something for Herself before I actually write the book, and I haven't figured out what that something would be.

Anyway, my brain she is not working very well this evening so I'm going to crawl away and huddle under the covers with Plants vs Zombies or something until I fall asleep. If I haven't any brains of my own, perhaps the zombies won't get me.

FaerieCon

Feb. 23rd, 2013 11:13 pm
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Northwest forest)
I'm heading for bed a bit early tonight. [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor and I were able to get down to the con this afternoon and see some folks, though the concert tonight was $35 per person and I just didn't have the money or the wherewithal for it tonight. We will probably head down tomorrow as well, and are hoping to be out of here by 2pm to hear the panel. We might have an opportunity to go to tomorrow's performance if one of her friends comes through.

And now, tired Erynn is about to go fainting in coils, so I'm gonna head for bed.

Have an awesome night!
erynn: Gaelic merman image (writy pooped)
I got up this morning about 9:30 with a nasty headache. I stayed up for about three hours catching up with things then went to bed for another few hours. A very long, very hot shower helped some, but I'm still really out of it. [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor came over this evening and hauled me out shopping so I'd have some actual food in the house that didn't involve pasta with inappropriate toppings. She offered to drive.

Depending on how I feel, I told her that if she's willing to drive, we could possibly go to Faerycon both days this weekend, but I'm not certain I'm going to be up to going tomorrow. If I don't go tomorrow, that would mean I'd miss [livejournal.com profile] meddevi and Nathan, who are doing a workshop there. Ah, well. We'll see whether or not I'm fit company for human or beast. (Or faery.)
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Holmes & Watson & Lestrade)
Went to Seattle today to hang out with the Sherlock Seattle folks and had a fabulous time. I am now too exhausted to move. I will likely update tomorrow when I've had a little brain juice restored.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (writy pooped)
I was up for a few hours this afternoon, went to bed with a mean headache about 7:30pm,, then got up at about 11:45 so that I could get something to eat. I stayed up to read a little, took the dog out, and am getting ready to go back to bed. [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor stopped by briefly, after a walk around the lake that I hadn't been feeling well enough to accompany her on.

Tomorrow, [livejournal.com profile] alfrecht and other friends. I hope I'm up to it.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Navy seal)
This year, the city of Auburn (which holds apparently the largest veterans day parade west of the Mississippi) had decided that even though they were going to allow a Corvette club and a daffodil festival float into the veterans day parade, they didn't want Veterans For Peace marching, because that would be in conflict with the purpose of the parade.

From the ACLU Washington website, The Greater Seattle Chapter of Veterans For Peace has participated in the Auburn Veterans Day Parade since 2006. Yet the city denied the veterans group’s application to march in the 2012 parade, claiming that the city chose only those applicants which most closely meet the purpose and goals of the parade. At the same time, the city has approved applications from a motorcycle club, a Corvette club, the Optimists and Kiwanis International, the Sons of Italy, and a Daffodil Festival float. The US District court ruled in favor of the VFP, and today I went down to march with the group. This necessitated getting up way early, despite having barely been able to close my eyes last night. I'm hoping to actually sleep tonight to maybe make up for some of it.

The Seattle Times reported on our participation. I saw reporters from KING 5 and KIRO 7 (I talked to the KIRO people while we were marching), and was told that Q13 was also there covering our participation. KING 5 has a short segment up on their website from this evening's broadcast. I can be seen in the first few seconds of film and the two photos in the gallery, off at the far right of the column, just behind the peace flags, carrying a VFP flag. I haven't seen the KIRO broadcast yet, so I don't know if any of the interview with me was used.

Our reception was almost entirely very positive. There were a couple of people who booed when we went by, but we were thanked for coming by quite a few people along the route. At one point, four guys who were standing next to some Civil War reenactors turned their backs to us, but I didn't see that as being any big deal.

The reporter asked me if I was bothered by that and I said not particularly. She asked what I thought about it and I said, well, it's their right. And, of course, that's exactly what we were doing in the parade today - expressing our first amendment rights and offering a challenge to the extreme militarization of American society. Four guys turning their backs on us along a parade route isn't even a pimple on the backside of the flotilla of grey whales that comprise "things in this world that disturb me." Nobody was violent, nobody was shouting slurs, nobody was trying to prevent us from walking along the street like every other group. I don't see what the harm could possibly be, and my feelings just aren't that delicate, thank you.

There were maybe about 40 of us in the VFP contingent. I had some lovely conversations with people both before and after the parade. We stood around for about an hour at the staging area, then marched a mile or mile and a half down the parade route, which I then had to walk back to the car. We all met up at a BBQ place for lunch afterwards but, with all the closed off roads in Auburn, finding it was kind of like running a maze. Thankfully, both a little paper map and my phone's map app allowed me to get there in a reasonable amount of time. I think there were about 34 or so of us at the restaurant.

I talked with several people about my trip to Europe this summer, as they were planning their own trips to various places for next year at different points. It was nice to be able to share some of my experiences so that they would find it a little easier to do the traveling themselves, a little less expensively.

I'd hoped that I could go dancing with [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor this evening when I got home, but I didn't even get here until around 4:30, and by that time I'd started a headache (I think the barbeque sauce had something in it that triggered one), and within an hour or so, the idea of trying to move my legs much was a bit beyond me for the rest of the night. She didn't actually end up going tonight either, not feeling very well, but we'll try to get together tomorrow evening for some fireside snuggling after I get back from the veterans day dinner I'm going to with some of the women I've met at the VA in my group.

Overall, a pretty good day. If I find a clip from KIRO tomorrow, I'll post a link to that, too, whether or not I make an appearance in it.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Spock Paper Scissors)
Tried to get to bed before midnight last night and was in bed for a whole maybe two hours. Yay. Up and down until about 1:30pm.

I got up and hung out a little bit in #writechat, then caught up with email and other online things. Once I'd got a little bit of wherewithal together, I made a sort of gołabki thing - I didn't have enough brain space or energy to actually wrap the filling in cabbage leaves and bake it, so I just sliced up the cabbage and fried everything up together then added the sauce I would have put on top of the cabbage rolls and ate it like that. Tasted about the same and was a lot less effort when I didn't have any spoons for complicated cooking skills.

I walked down to the Safeway today to pick up the sour cream for the sauce, and also picked up light bulbs for the lamp in my bedroom. On the way, I stopped at [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor's place and helped her move a desk so that she could finish emptying out the boxes still in her bedroom. Apparently she's pretty much done with that now. We walked down to the Safeway together; it was drizzling when we started, but by the time I got home, I was wet enough that I had to change my clothes. Yay autumn. Updated my Searching for Imbas publications page with the poetry book.

Later this evening, she came by with her sister and we hung out for a while and talked.

Tomorrow is a VA dental appointment at 1:30, then Tuesday a medical appointment at 3pm. Maybe I'll go to the AFK Tuesday evening.

I answered a couple of emails and started looking at progressive voting guides for information about some of the initiatives and candidates I was less familiar with and will probably fill out the ballot Wednesday, when I have a little bit of brain space for it.

Bed very soon.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (giftie)
This morning didn't start well. I went to sleep at maybe 4:30am, only to be awakened by landscapers outside my bedroom window running a weedwhacker at 10:30am. Needless to say, this did not make the DoDC+3 very happy. By the third pass near the window, I gave up and hauled myself upright.

Email brought photos from Caitlin of the pomegranate ogam feda she made for me:

Pomegranate ogam feda from Caitlin

They look spiffy, don't they? She works with all kinds of wood and you can see her work or commission pieces from her here.

The mail brought my copies of Fireflies at Absolute Zero today!

Fireflies have arrived!

This means if you pre-order, you should get them before the official release date of October 31st. So dash on over to Hiraeth Press and do that thing! You can even look at the first several pages of the book there. The cover looks much nicer than this lighting makes it seem.

Last in the good news for the day department, [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor reports that she has the preliminary sound files for the Circle of Stones prayers in Gaelic/Irish and will be working on making them nice for uploading so you can buy them soon! I don't know how long that will take, but you'll know pretty much as soon as I do when they'll be available.

Even with all the good news, I barely felt up to leaving the house today. I almost left getting the mail out of the mailbox for tomorrow, but the DoDC+3 had to be walked, so I had to put clothes on anyway. Glad I did.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (d'oh!)
The tea I thought was happening today is actually set for tomorrow. I set my alarm for noon when I didn't have to and texted the person about 1:20 only to be reminded it was Tuesday. That dealt with, I went over to [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor's place, where I hung out with her and [livejournal.com profile] ingvisson and put together most of a computer armoire. When we broke to take the DoDC+3 to the vet, [livejournal.com profile] ingvisson headed home. The DoDC+3 behaved more or less well enough until we got to the nail trimming portion of the experience. He got really frantic and bitey, so we left the shortest of his claws alone (only one) and scheduled a dental for him next month. I've never taken him in for any dental work and it looks like he may lose the two front lower teeth because they're very loose. His claws will get trimmed to a normal length while he's under for the dental work.

Upon finishing up the canine torture, I dropped him home, grabbed something quick to eat, and went back over to [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor's place to finish up the furniture assembly. Upon finishing that up, one of her cats came up and I petted it, only to find it was having... intestinal issues. I will just say that there is no greater love anyone can have for their girlfriend than helping her clean up her poop-encrusted cat. *shudder*

Home again after that, but too tired to finish up the writing I was going to do today. Tomorrow, tea for an hour or so, then steampunkery in the evening, but I'll try to finish up the publicity piece between tea and steam.

All in all, a very tiring day.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (writy pooped)
No sleep last night at all. I tried going to bed and couldn't even close my eyes. Got up at about 11:30am or so and went out to run some errands, picking up a few things I needed and doing a load of laundry. [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor came over briefly and we talked for a few; I managed to get a couple of paragraphs done on the piece I need to finish tomorrow for Hiraeth. Bills got paid, as well. I keep thinking I must be missing something, but I'm not sure what it is.

Tomorrow evening I'll be heading over to Snohomish with a couple of the Everett steampunks to check out a new venue. It's an English pub called Picadilly Circus, apparently run by an English immigrant and his wife. Qi went over this past week and spoke with them about the group and they do have a back room where it will probably be quieter than the main room. They do serve food, though mostly pub grub. We'll see what the menu looks like when we get there.

Lately my stomach has been giving me a lot of trouble again and eating has been kind of painful. Probably as much stress as anything else. I've been trying to keep eating enough to go on without murdering my digestive tract. It's nasty but it's been this way before. I've added back the evening pill for that instead of just taking one in the morning and I'll see if that can help some.

I'm hoping very much that having been awake for about 32 hours or so, I'll actually be able to get some sleep tonight when I crawl off to bed here in a little bit. Got to have enough brain cells to bang together tomorrow to actually finish up the page or so I'm supposed to send in to Leslie.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (writy pooped)
Ummm... I got up and got dressed?

Tired. Fried like calamari.

One of my friends came by today and I'd totally spaced that I'd asked him to come over. I hadn't seen him in a year or so, and it was nice to catch up with him briefly, but he knew I was about out of spoons so he stayed long enough for a cup of tea and we made plans to get together again later.

Toast. Toast is my middle name.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (ogam sequence)
More photographs and scans were done today, along with plugging in some information from [livejournal.com profile] alfrecht. Sadly, I entirely spaced actually attaching the file I meant to send him last night, so I had to do that this evening. I still have a few ogam sigils to do, but beyond that, I think I'm done with the material for the PowerPoint aspect of the presentation and can put it all together when Jeff gets here tomorrow evening.

My creaky parts are creaking, and the weather took a change toward the autumnal today. It was grey all day and started raining late in the evening. It's coming down out there right now.

Got some more writing done today, and did a little brainstorming with [livejournal.com profile] random_nexus, whom I haven't had a chance to talk with in several months. Even though we had less than half an hour, she was (as always) a brilliant sounding board for ficcy things. Thanks Random!

While I was in the midst of multitasking today, I totally burnt the crap out of some chickpeas I was trying to cook for curry. I hate it when I utterly lose track of everything like that. It was a waste of perfectly good food, which also annoys me, and I'm going to have to scrape a bit of the burnt stuff out of the bottom of the pot. It's currently soaking in some baking soda and vinegar in an effort to deal with some of the mess. I wish I was better at keeping track of that sort of thing instead of getting utterly lost in my head while I'm working.

I really ought to try to get a little sleep tonight, as I got essentially none last night. I didn't actually even try to sleep until almost 10:30am and got back up by 2pm, so it was very minimal. No doubt that's influencing my creakiness.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (spices)
Today was a little slower and quieter. I filled out the VA survey and added a bunch of notes on some of the pages expressing my issues with the way it was written and where I varied from their assumptions. Not sure if it will make any difference at all, but at least I have attempted to have my say. Took an hour or two, where they claimed it would take 30 minutes. That, of course, is if you're just picking tickyboxes. The fact that anxiety level doesn't necessarily influence what I absolutely have to do because I live by myself doesn't seem to occur.

The salal berries went into the dehydrator today. A couple of small ziplock bags of them went into the freezer. I made a small salal berry cobbler as well. I turned off the dryer for the night a couple of hours ago because it's so noisy, but it shouldn't be a problem. I'll turn it back on for a bit tomorrow.

This evening I did a little chasing down dates for ogam in manuscripts so that I could construct a rough timeline for the use of the alphabet. I chased down more information the Ballinderry dice and am not quite convinced by the arguments that it's an isolated 2nd century use of ogam. I have no idea what it is, but I don't think it's that. I haven't done any photographs of things or any scanning, but I did at least get a few things done aside from #writechat today.

I'm currently feeling slightly overwhelmed and wish I didn't have a bunch of stuff to do this coming week, but stuff has to get done. My sinuses are still not too happy with me and I'm kind of hoping I'm not coming down with a cold or anything. That would be immensely annoying.

[livejournal.com profile] ingvisson is coming over tomorrow for a bit and we're going to the schmooze together. I'm going to wipe my data off the laptop tomorrow, as he has the OS discs that I need. I'm considering sending this one back to Apple for recycling, as it could net me about $300 in credit with them. It won't be useful in paying for the new computer, but I'm guessing I could get some useful stuff with that much money at the Apple store. I'm definitely contemplating an updated version of Office for Mac, as mine is Office 2008.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (GIR likes FOOD!)
[livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor and I went over to the park today to pick salal berries, but they were really substandard there. Most of them were dried out and a lot of others were moldy, which was really pretty nasty. We ended up picking from along the sidewalk by the lake. It was closer to the road than I liked, but at least they don't use lead in gas anymore, so I wouldn't be too worried about lead poisoning or anything. They washed off just fine and we got three bags full, which got cleaned down to two big mixing bowls full of berries that are now sitting on the counter on paper towels drying off a bit. I'll put them in the food dryer tomorrow, as I don't want to leave them in overnight. Last time I did that, they got crispy, which really doesn't do much for their flavor.

I spent part of today updating some of my software for the new computer and messing with the email so that it works again. Last night being able to send was sporadic but I think I've got it together again now, and it's been sending consistently again. Bills got paid, though the charge for the new computer hasn't showed up on the credit card yet. I'm sure that'll happen soon.

My Dead Can Dance hoodie showed up from [livejournal.com profile] miss_adventure today, which has delighted me to no end. I wore it out when I went grocery shopping tonight. I hadn't been out for more than just a day or so's worth of stuff since I got home from Europe, so I had rather a lot to pick up, but there were some nice Washington peaches that felt and smelled ripe -- it's hard to get peaches in a store that are actually ripe enough. They're often either grainy or crunchy. I think these might turn out okay because they're fairly local and they claim they were "tree-ripened," though what that means these days is anyone's guess. I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow when I have one for breakfast.

As noted in my other posts today, I did a blog page on finding the Wayside Well in Kildare, and Hiraeth Press posted one of my poems to their website, which made me quite happy. I sent off the link to the publicity person at Immanion. I also sent off a copy of the manuscript to [livejournal.com profile] finnchuill for a poet friend of his to look over. I hope he'll like it.

Tomorrow I'll probably do #writechat for a while and then work on some more material for the EBC presentation. I have photos that need to be taken and things that need to be scanned for further slides. Fortunately, Word and PowerPoint both still work on this version of Mac OSX. I'm definitely liking the new larger monitor. It's at a better height and I have a lot more space to deal with things.

Today's mail, along with the hoodie, also brought a fairly lengthy health practices survey from the VA. A lot of the questions are not particularly answerable (for me at least) in the format they've laid it out. So much of their stuff can really only be answered as "it depends on how I feel that day," which they really don't have allowances for. I'm going to have to give some serious thought to my answers. Also with the VA, Wendy called on Friday and left me a message that the spirituality group starts again on the 6th, for a four-week session. Things are shifting yet again, so they're needing to figure out how to handle it. But it'll be nice to see everyone again.

Carrying the huge box with the computer in it yesterday really messed up my arms. They're very sore today, as they were last night. Hauling four heavy bags of groceries tonight didn't help much, sadly. Monday is the CR schmooze. Tuesday is the steampunk social at AFK. Wednesday I have a meeting with a couple who want someone to do a handfasting for them. Thursday Jeff's back to help with finishing up (I hope) the EBC presentation. In the midst of all that, I have to deal with scanning things, photographing things, writing up text slides, and expanding on some of the material I've got for the presentation outline.

Tired Erynn is really, really tired. Probably should cork this yummy apricot cider, pop it back into the fridge, and head for bed.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Ganesha)
As you can probably tell from my posting, I was busy doing things today. The most important thing finished was my first real post about the pilgrimage, with photos and some thoughts about my experiences at Kildare. That was a couple of hours worth of work. I dealt with email and messed around with photos, trying to figure out which ones would go best with the post.

Several things got posted to the LJ today with links for folks who might be interested in them. I posted links to a few things to FB as well -- the blog post and the Brigid & Sarasvati zip file. Got email back from [livejournal.com profile] joyful_storm and [livejournal.com profile] druid_medb about joint PCon proposals for panels and such. I still haven't figured out what, if anything, I want to propose for a second solo session.

Graphics arrived from John-Paul Patton of some of his material for the ogam presentation at the EBC. The quality is immensely better than what got printed in his book. I can actually see the layout of the elemental tablet, which is going to make a huge difference for the presentation. I was pleased to receive the material.

My sinuses are all itchy and nasty on me today and I was kind of drowning in them last night in a very sticky and unpleasant way. I suspect that it's mostly just the weather turning toward fall. It's one thing I really hate. I've taken a little extra antihistamine tonight in hopes that I can head some of that off and not have the same problem, or at least not to the same degree, when I'm trying to sleep tonight.

Tomorrow will primarily be dealing with the EBC presentation's graphics. I'm hoping we can either get all or most of it done tomorrow, then I can finish up the preparation over the next few days. If I have some time, I'll try to get the blog page together on how to locate the older Brigid's Well in Kildare town so that other folks won't have to go through the frustrations I did in trying to find it via online searches.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (AAAAAIIIGHH!)
So today was more stuff needing to be done. I entered all the phone and contact addresses into my iphone today (I'll re-check them tomorrow to make sure all the numbers are correct - I have trouble getting numbers mixed up sometimes). I talked to Expedia and the airline about making sure I could pick up my tickets at the airport with just the printed out email (I can) and confirmed my flights, collecting their confirmation code while I was at it. Outbound from Seattle leaves slightly later than originally anticipated but that's okay. We're still going to have to deal with rush-hour traffic to the airport, and it won't affect my transfer time at Philly.

I was going to write up the one last ogam meditation today but got sidetracked, and [livejournal.com profile] alfrecht is here, so we watched The Whisperer in Darkness together and the various extras, which were great, as I rather expected them to be. A note has been made on my checklist of Stuff To Finish Doing and I'll get to it tomorrow.

The whole entering things into the phone was time-consuming and pretty painstaking, given that I have such trouble with numbers. I don't want to mess something up and not be able to contact someone. Anyway, I'll check them again tomorrow, as I said. Addresses were entered into my pilgrimage notebook for the web cafe and the outdoor supply shop in Douglas so that I can have net access and pick up fuel for my camp stove when I get there off the ferry.

Last minute lists of things that [livejournal.com profile] vyviane will be bringing were checked against various lists of things needed for rituals. I copied out the useful Czech phrases that [livejournal.com profile] tdancinghands provided for me. I still need to look at the French clips on YouTube that [livejournal.com profile] eydimork linked, though I can also consult with [livejournal.com profile] ogam and [livejournal.com profile] joyful_storm when I see them Tuesday.

[livejournal.com profile] alfrecht, [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor, and I went over to Emory's for dinner this evening. She's over at her new place with [livejournal.com profile] ingvisson doing some more moving/unpacking tonight and should be back eventually, as she has to take him home and he's south of here while her new place is north.

Today's mail brought a guide to benefits from the VA that was actually clear, concise, useful, and gave me information about my particular situation. For instance, I thought I'd been rated at 70% and unemployable but I am apparently at 80%. It doesn't make any real difference when it comes to receiving services, but it's still useful to know.

I'm feeling pretty emotionally exhausted just from dealing with nit-picky last minute details, but I rather expected I would be at this point. There's pretty much no bandwidth for anything else right now. I appreciate all the support everyone has been giving me on this, you're all awesome, so let me just remind you of that right now! Thank you.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (AAAAAIIIGHH!)
So today was more stuff needing to be done. I entered all the phone and contact addresses into my iphone today (I'll re-check them tomorrow to make sure all the numbers are correct - I have trouble getting numbers mixed up sometimes). I talked to Expedia and the airline about making sure I could pick up my tickets at the airport with just the printed out email (I can) and confirmed my flights, collecting their confirmation code while I was at it. Outbound from Seattle leaves slightly later than originally anticipated but that's okay. We're still going to have to deal with rush-hour traffic to the airport, and it won't affect my transfer time at Philly.

I was going to write up the one last ogam meditation today but got sidetracked, and [livejournal.com profile] alfrecht is here, so we watched The Whisperer in Darkness together and the various extras, which were great, as I rather expected them to be. A note has been made on my checklist of Stuff To Finish Doing and I'll get to it tomorrow.

The whole entering things into the phone was time-consuming and pretty painstaking, given that I have such trouble with numbers. I don't want to mess something up and not be able to contact someone. Anyway, I'll check them again tomorrow, as I said. Addresses were entered into my pilgrimage notebook for the web cafe and the outdoor supply shop in Douglas so that I can have net access and pick up fuel for my camp stove when I get there off the ferry.

Last minute lists of things that [livejournal.com profile] vyviane will be bringing were checked against various lists of things needed for rituals. I copied out the useful Czech phrases that [livejournal.com profile] tdancinghands provided for me. I still need to look at the French clips on YouTube that [livejournal.com profile] eydimork linked, though I can also consult with [livejournal.com profile] ogam and [livejournal.com profile] joyful_storm when I see them Tuesday.

[livejournal.com profile] alfrecht, [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor, and I went over to Emory's for dinner this evening. She's over at her new place with [livejournal.com profile] ingvisson doing some more moving/unpacking tonight and should be back eventually, as she has to take him home and he's south of here while her new place is north.

Today's mail brought a guide to benefits from the VA that was actually clear, concise, useful, and gave me information about my particular situation. For instance, I thought I'd been rated at 70% and unemployable but I am apparently at 80%. It doesn't make any real difference when it comes to receiving services, but it's still useful to know.

I'm feeling pretty emotionally exhausted just from dealing with nit-picky last minute details, but I rather expected I would be at this point. There's pretty much no bandwidth for anything else right now. I appreciate all the support everyone has been giving me on this, you're all awesome, so let me just remind you of that right now! Thank you.
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.
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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.

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