Hunters Moon in black and white by Jim Crotty

Hunters Moon in black and white by Jim Crotty (Photo credit: jimcrotty.com)

Full Hunter’s Moon – a time of high creativity and productivity…unless, of course, you are sick as the proverbial DAWG and can barely sit up and type.

Yes, my dears… I have be struck down this week with the COLD/FLU/DEATHBUG from hell.

So… This will be short.

The Quick Chicken (The Doings that help me with the Being):

  • Scribble:5/7
  • Walk: 1/7
  • Yoga:0/7
  • Meditation:  1/7


  • Writing Hours: 2/7  I just couldn’t seem to focus this week as far as REAL writing went… but I did do two longish stints of writing work for my Year in Review book.  This is part of my preparation work this week and I am glad I managed it, so hell… I’m counting it as WORK… as Writing Work.  Because I feel it is a valuable exercise and… may be the beginnings of something larger.


  • Horrible horrible horribleness last Friday… sad. mad. bad. SILENT RETREAT on this.. but clearly set up the entire week of Gnarble.
    • immune system takes a dive
    • cold virus moves on in and takes up residence smack in my lungs
    • throat takes a beating til I am left silent
    • much weeping
    • much waking in the night
    • much much so much sadness triggered
    • much much rage still lives inside me and needs to be… seen to
    • physically – fever, head and full body aching, breathless, and that fabulous feeling of being INFECTED – full of infection to the point that my very skin hurts


  • I’m still here.  And for now, that’s enough. (seems harsh, right? seems like I shouldn’t say that – it’s all just “so dramatic, baby”. Oh well. it’s the truth and for one who pretends to tell the truth… I so hide things… so I leave this here AS IS… for my future lying-pants self to erase.)

The Thing That Needs Baking In MOST (What WORKED):

Home made Hot n Sour soup is a good thing. Eat more.

R.A.I.N. – a way towards getting through this.  I hope to talk more about this on a day when I have more energy.  For now – here’s a link

Next Week’s Playful INTENTION

Ease out of this. EASE Bustin. EASE.  Out.


And to prove I can still smile through the snot….

go easy ~p

In homage to Havi’s Friday Chickens over on the The Fluent Self — This is the place I review my week – in an attempt to track some things – like progress on my novel and… living intentionally. I shake out my week and lay it out. Let the hard burn off and the good sink in. Call it an experiment in paying attention.

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