I have a new blog, which will provide me with a bit of an easier time with posting, since I’d like to keep up the daily blogging, and doing it via the web is much too time consuming as opposed to popping up an entry via a quick email. The new site is: http://doyoufeelyourbreathing.blogspot.com . This will be my last post on this blog (more than likely).

Thanks, Ned and lifeonward for your comments. I spent the weekend doing a 72-hour fast. I fully intended to make it a meditation/fast (I did get half-way through Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn, which I read about somewhere in Ned’s journal , but discovered that after the first day, I was so depleted of energy, it was a struggle to even get up to sit for meditation or even worry about doing the mental exercise. I spent the rest of the fast finishing an excellent book I had been snailing my way through Labyrinth written by Kate Mosse. The last day of the fast, after breaking the fast, I meditated and did my yoga/tai chi.

My husband John did the fast with me. We spent most of the time talking about the huge pizza/turkey/ham/junkfest we would have when we broke the fast. It was fun imagining all of the very cool, evil things we would do. When we finally did break it, we were good. We had some rice/mung bean mush, and some steel-cut oatmeal. Then, later, we went to a local chinese dive and had moo shoo (John) and tofu/veggies. I was proud that we managed to not go crazy.

I will be starting a new blog when I get a chance (I’ve been so busy with work). I hate that I can’t do email postings with wordpress, that’s such a convenient way to post when I’m stretched for time. I think the new blog will be either blogger or livejournal, both of which I’ve used in the past.

I apologize for not reading anyone else’s blog. I’ve dropped out of the blogging because of incredible work pressures, and all of the other things happening in my life which are preventing me from having much time for writing. That’s really bad, and I hope it fixes itself soon, but in the meantime, I’m concentrating on my spirituality, tai chi, yoga, acupuncture, doing lots of vegetable juicing, and walking when I can.

No email posting?

May 6, 2008

I may be re-hosting my blog. I’m a bit frustrated at not being able to do email posts, so it’s limiting my access to posting during this period when my time is precious.

Ok, I think it’s about time we pushed the “Anger Management” post down, what to you think?  I’ve been looking at my site for the past couple of weeks, and that post glares back at me as though to say “You’re not a Freakin’ Angry Person, why did you leave me entitled ‘Anger Management blah blah blah'”. 

And the answer is “Er..  cause I haven’t re-read you and I have no idea what you say?”

So here’s a filler to make up for the fact that I’m too lazy to read the “Anger Management…” post to figure out what the proper title should be for it.

It’s been weeks since I’ve written anything.  My fixation on my hives has been consuming, whiny, and well, not very creative or interesting.  Yesterday I told my chiropractor about them, and she said, “why don’t you try pricking them with a needle and putting vitamin E in them?”  So that’s what I’m doing.  Or rather John is doing to me, and in the past day they’ve felt better.  So maybe now I can move my life past them.   And that starts with my poor blog, that has been plagued with my goings on and on about them.

I’ve been searching for an appropriate spot for writing fodder — talking to different volunteer organizations and thinking through various venue possibilities for interesting and wonderful people and such.  Yesterday my chiropractor told me about an Earth Day event at a town close to where I live, sponsored by a nonprofit art organization Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts.  I sent email to them asking about volunteer opportunities and I received a reply by someone named Morwen Two Feathers.  I blinked at the signature on that email Is that a joke, or some sort of online World of Warcraft toon?   I did a google on the name, and sure enough it seems to be a valid real life name.  How interesting is that?  This Morwen Two Feathers will be my first writing fodder from this organization.  Either she will be a corporate stiff, in which case she will give me a chuckle, or she will be some sort of artistic flamboyant madwoman, wearing feathers and wild-colored clothes, maybe with a shimmery, gossamer shawl flung over her shoulders.  Yes, I’m fully aware that there’s a stereotype in there somewhere.

So, I will be a volunteer at the Earth Day celebration this Saturday. I can’t wait to meet Morwen Two Feathers with all of her color and flamboyance (I’m thinking).  Maybe she’ll be like the character on Peanuts who walks around with the dustcloud around him, except for her it will be virtual particles of paint flying around her head as she walks around doing whatever it is artistic, creative people do. Maybe, I hope, some of her paint and wonderfulness will fly onto me. Will she be a HE, I wonder?