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I woke today about halfway through the Sunday #writechat, which was rather slow and sparsely attended, presumably because it was Easter Sunday and a fair few people were off doing things with family rather than hanging about yattering with fellow writers. Still, I had fun as I usually do. It's an enjoyable crowd.

Laundry was done while I was chatting, then I tossed myself into some clothing and went for a walk around the lake. It was a lovely, warm 68f today, and partly sunny, so it was pretty much ideal for a walk. I very much enjoyed it, and the park was pretty crowded, as you might expect on such a day. My knee was twinging a bit as I went. It wasn't enough to stop me, but it was fairly creaky. I'm probably going to want to talk to the VA about getting a knee brace sometime soon. If I'm going to walk, especially if I'm hiking overseas, I'd like to be a little more sure the knee isn't going to give out on me at an inconvenient moment - not that there's a convenient moment for joints collapsing, but you know what I mean.

Last night I'd walked over to the Safeway and picked up a few things, including a couple of lamb chops, one of which I had for dinner tonight with some asparagus, brown rice, jerusalem artichokes, and a glass of Boujoulais, which suited it quite well. It was all very tasty, and I hadn't really felt much up to cooking recently because I'd been too tired and there wasn't a lot here that I really felt like eating, nor was there much beyond pasta or a can of beans that was just something I could do quickly and without a fair bit of effort. I dislike having so little energy, but I've been taking B vitamins again and it seems to be helping a bit with that. Sadly, it doesn't do jack for the insomnigrackles.

[livejournal.com profile] druid_medb emailed back about Eight Winds and was very much into opening up the discussion, but I think she took it as being potentially rather more than I'd have the bandwidth to help out with. She suggested maybe a ritual (a tentative suggestion), but I don't have it in me to deal with something that involved before I leave in July. I suggested maybe we could do something at PantheaCon next year instead, considering this is pretty heavy duty stuff and I don't have the skills to deal with it if somebody goes all splodey on us. She certainly has more than I do, but I don't think Eight Winds this year is the right time or place. We'd need a lot more time and preparation to pull something viable together. That said, I do think it's an excellent idea to consider for another time and place. Depending on what's going on next year, maybe at Eight Winds in 2013 instead.

This evening I did some more work on the links document for the pilgrimage preparation. I've got something for all the various places we are (or might be) going, and most of the deities and other figures we might deal with as well, so we'll see if this is what Vyviane had in mind when she asked for something. We'll talk on Tuesday at some point, so I don't have too much longer to wait and see if I need to deal with this differently.

Monday is the CR schmooze. I guess the idea is dealing with a definition of cosmology. I'm not in charge of this ride, so I'm not too terribly worried about it. I've got other things to keep my brain spinning its wheels. I'm also meeting [livejournal.com profile] thewronghands for tea afterwards for a little bit, pursuant to a conversation elsejournal. Wednesday is Irish class, Thursday is group at the VA (which I should actually get to this time, gods willing) and probably meeting [livejournal.com profile] isquiesque afterwards. I may also be seeing another friend, but am not so certain on that one. I was supposed to see her last Thursday but something came up and she asked to reschedule for this week. Saturday is a birthday party, Sunday is the Great Spring Ceremony at the Shinto shrine and a chat with some of the people from Sisterhood of Avalon. All in all, a pretty full week. I hope I have the braincells.

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Date: 2012-04-09 08:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wire-mother.livejournal.com
My understanding is that the discussion will not be "what is (Celtic) cosmology?", but rather "what do we mean by the term 'cosmology'?" It's a prelude to a more complete discussion later of how we conceive of esoteric cosmological assumptions in a Celtic context.

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Date: 2012-04-10 06:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erynn999.livejournal.com
It was an interesting conversation. I'm not sure it was the one you would have expected, but worthwhile.

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Date: 2012-04-10 06:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wire-mother.livejournal.com
Did it get recorded? Or, at least, were notes taken?

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Date: 2012-04-10 07:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erynn999.livejournal.com
Patrick forgot the recording device. What few notes got taken are still on the whiteboard. We were mostly looking for overlapping places in our concepts of cosmos and deity. There were a few really important ones that I was pleased to see.

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Date: 2012-04-10 07:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wire-mother.livejournal.com
Will someone be writing up those overlapping places?

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Date: 2012-04-10 07:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erynn999.livejournal.com
The question was asked, but I had to leave in order to meet someone after the schmooze. I'm not certain if the question was answered.

From what I recall, overlap included stuff like:

hard/squishy (but not soft) polytheism
more or less animist
Otherworlds exist and we can and do interact with them

I've got too much other stuff in my head right now to remember the other points of agreement. Patrick rambled for about a half-hour before anybody else got a word in edgewise, and keeping him to that half-hour was a bit of a task.

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Date: 2012-04-09 03:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maestrodog.livejournal.com
I look forward to seeing you at Eight Winds this year...I'd welcome the chance for a longer talk with you than just a quick hello.

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Date: 2012-04-10 06:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erynn999.livejournal.com
I didn't know you were coming - cool! I'll be looking forward to seeing you then!

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Date: 2012-04-09 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] martianmooncrab.livejournal.com
talk to the VA about getting a knee brace

they will have it when you get back...

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Date: 2012-04-10 06:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erynn999.livejournal.com
Yeah, that seems about the speed of it, eh?

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Date: 2012-04-10 06:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] martianmooncrab.livejournal.com
When I wore mine traveling, I got the special treatment, they loved the metal parts of it, and it even got swabbed for chem residue.

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Date: 2012-04-10 07:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erynn999.livejournal.com
I wasn't actually thinking of the metal reinforced kind, I was thinking of the sort you can stretch and slip over your leg to just hold your knee so it doesn't get wibbly. They are much cheaper.

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Date: 2012-04-10 07:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] martianmooncrab.livejournal.com
then you should be able to get one before you leave, but then it will be either too small or too large..

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Date: 2012-04-10 07:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erynn999.livejournal.com
Such is the way of the VA.

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