Saturday, November 26, 2016

thanksgiving grats and processsesss

 - saw family again, was great!
- EVERYONe climbing on the fun tree
- gift exchange
- made some money on the yard sale
- eliminated some clutter
- getting along swell with people
will add more later

 To Do -

- TF posts: download photos, post
    - one
    - two
    - three
- 12 drawings (before end of year)
    - 4 b4 end of weekend
    - 2 horizontal
    - 2 vertical
    - 4 animals 3
    - 2 appalachian 2
- hygge thing
- chicken things (at least the one!!!!)
- recoup process
- post fridge ad
- post clothes ad
- post table ads

Sunday, November 13, 2016

sub opps for the future

the r.t. smith prize for narrative poetry

Named for the master storyteller and founding editor of Cold Mountain Review, this $500 prize honors a narrative poem on an ecological and/or eco-justice theme (broadly defined). All submissions will be considered for publication in the spring issue of CMR.   Deadline March 15, 2017. Look for details here and on our Submittable site soon.

- a few following options, pays $10 or $15 per piece

Dearly Beloved Jan 31 2017 (david bowie)

2016 has been a year of the significant loss of cultural icons, from music and recording artists to literary titans and sports heroes. Social media has made grief and loss a shared experience for the people influenced by these celebrities. And while the internet guarantees that there will never be agreement in the legacy left behind, it has also created a new norm in how we grieve, publicly and privately.  Artists, musicians, writers, directors, sports heroes, politicians, and actors reveal us to ourselves through their work.


NBR #13: - Urban Legends
Ends on May 1, 2017

NonBinary Review is a quarterly digital literary journal that joins poetry, fiction, essays, and art around each issue's theme. We invite authors to explore each theme in any way that speaks to them: re-write a familiar story from a new point of view, mash genres together, give us a personal essay about some aspect of our theme that has haunted you all your life. We also invite art that will accompany the literature and be featured on our cover. All submissions must have a clear and obvious relationship to a particular entry on Submissions only related by a vague, general, thematic similarity are unlikely to be accepted.
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We pay writers $250 for a short story or non-fiction entry, and $40 per poem or postscript story. In exchange, we get first Canadian publishing rights. You keep the copyright. And the bragging rights.
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Extra gratitude

More Got a logging app to work on a new device, looks like it's going to be a good one Saw cool and interesting things in Nashville, including being at a coffee shop at 2am The very existence of a 24 hour cafe! Doing something New & Different though at this stage of my life I sorta kinda rarely want that That the loud ppl left That I found a Barnes and noble where I saw a book that helps me deal with stuff well called PRESENCE   Coming to see the ways in which I ludicrously really do ask for too much, even when I do little (as in always whining to myself "I don't ask for Much but it's such bullshit, am always asking waaaaay too much outrageously much, from houses and money and others) am hopeful that these epiphanies can help me develop and evolve in more useful ways  
Finding out that weird thing about that person and when I began to get upset and judgey I instead went outside to get fresh air, and it really worked Feeling mostly physically well Looked at a specific opportunity and even if it doesn't pan out - most likely - I know I did my homework  A moment of actual inspiration looking at a home  Partnership Baths 3 days in a row Definitely the new home, still Having gone on groovy hike with friend and promise of more Walk today, it's always great to walk Remembering Labyrinth as great allegory, especially the bit about getting into the labyrinth  The bold move going to the art building

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Extra gratitude

Been feeling pretty down lately, for pretty obvious reasons. So I wanted to knock this out real quick while in the bath

Grateful for living in a beautiful place

Grateful for word completion of the cell phone

Grateful for the bath at the hotel since I don't have one at home, we have a shower, just not a bath

Grateful for the physical ability to move and do manual labour

Grateful for being so far along in moving processes, still not done but very close

Grateful that the blasted election is over (now if we could all just move on)

Grateful for not having the shitty ideas of the past

Grateful for having enough food, probably too much

Grateful for, actually, weirdly grateful for feeling bad or down or lethargic or possibly even depressed, because in the past this has often meant a real positive dynamic life change, beyond just the moving which just happened but embracing true possibility

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

REFLECTIONS: Garbagey garbage describes my health this Fall.  Just garbagey garbage. Bleh.  I'm sick AGAIN.  Started with a sore throat last Friday and today I woke up with bilateral conjunctivitis- for those who don't know what that is- it's gooky, crusty, red eye funk.  Iiiieeewww.  Last week was an insanely busy week where I didn't get enough sleep and I ran myself into the ground. Moral of the story?  Something is going to give- and if you don't take good care of yourself?  It's probably going to be your health.  So if I want to keep up this pace I need to be more disciplined about my sleeping, eating and self-care.  But I know all this already.  I just need to do it.  Discipline.  Why is it so elusive? 

So what's the positive in the eye crust and dirty tissue piles?  I've slowed down.  And slowing down means breathing and seeing things around you that you may have missed if you were going too fast .... the leaves are turning colors, tons of yellow and orange, and my summer plants are still in bloom, and my daughter is saying new words and my son's imagination is going wild right now with all of these amazing stories and ideas!  And slowing down does mean I can focus on more of the granular work... so on to that list.... things I can do while I'm sick that won't be over exerting and will allow me to still slllllooooowwww dowwwwnnnnn....

-follow up with the people for the 13th
-do the bills
-send out a promo email with contest info
-post to Facebook as well
-print out all lyrics and order them
-highlight and cut the lyrics as needed
-record the versions we are doing from youtube into garage band and make into mp3's 
-create the iTunes playlists
-burn playlists to DISC for car
-create karaoke playlists
-burn to DISC
-make youtube playlist for when blue tooth fails me
-start working on outline for ReGroup meeting
-print pie chart to fill in
-print values list 
-make menu for 13th party
-figure out goodie bags for 17th?

Things I will do differently this week:  

This week- or what's left of it- will be focused on self-care, staying in a positive, loving frame of mind, focusing on what things I can get done, passive activities, administrative tasks- it'll make me so relieved to have that above list OFF my plate.

Can I TRY to get to bed before 10?  That'd be amazing if I could consistently do this for the rest of the week!

Can I TRY to avoid garbage food?  OF course.  That's easy.  

-I am so grateful for the joy I get looking into my kids' faces
-I am so grateful for netflix and hulu and all things to help keep my kids occupied while I try to get better.
-I am so grateful for my warm shelter
-I am so grateful for all of the conveniences I have in my life
-I am so grateful for the wonderful friends I am surrounded by 

It's funny that I have that list of "non-negotiables" but I have yet to have 1 full day where I do ALL of those things. I need to finish listening to miracle morning I think... apparently there are some tips for getting you life all in gear before 8 a.m.  Sounds good to me!

Daily Non-Negotiables 
-take supplements
-stretch and meditate 
-30 minute 21 Day Fix workout 
-use meal plan tracker
-shower/look beautiful/wear one piece of jewelry

New/Carry-Over To Do Today

-organize desk
-hang up picture in back room
-print out lyrics
-start clearing out the gym again
-hang up shelf in office 
-clean the picture frames and put some pics in and possibly hang up
-make one or 2 more promo videos? if time allows?


-Run 5K:   I actually did it! It wasn't fast, nor was it timed, but I did it!! 
-Size 4 or 125: Not on target for this by try try again! 
-Put on another phenomenal charity event: Have lots of work to do still! 
-Make a vision board: Need to get ink for my printer got it! Now need to do it! 
-Figure out a work situation that works for me AND pays! Meh... 
-Throw my kids an art birthday party: Need to make a decision about this...  
-Host a killer Thanksgiving: Stated watching on streaming food network, thanksgiving recipes- jotted them down in the notes section of my phone.  
-Wake up between 4:30-6:00 a.m. every week day-  I'm waking up more days before 6:00 than I had in the past, so that's good!