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Re: April 2018 Daily Stepping

Postby inspiresuccess » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:41 am

Elaine Glimme wrote:13,000 words so far.
Yay! :D
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13,000 words

Postby Lynx » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:48 pm

Yes, YAY for the 13K and keep going.

And it's great your new hip, Elaine, is doing what you are asking it to do, let you life the life you want.

Ah, nature,
moth or termite,
now we want it,
now we don't.
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Re: April 2018 Daily Stepping

Postby Elaine Glimme » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:18 am

22,000 words.

On a more discouraging note: I thought I was being careful. But I carried heavy things and used a chain saw and weedeater and my hip hurts - the one I've been so happy with. Not a lot. Not enough that I would go back to the surgeon and say "fix it." But enough that I'm questioning the wisdom of doing any of those things again. I probably will anyway, and I'll just be more carefull. I might just call the surgeon's office and ask them what 's going on.

Before my hip started hurting again, I was thinking about the exercises in Barbara Sher's books, and I decided that I'm living close to a perfect day. I'm writing for a couple of hours then working in the garden for a couple of hours and visiting, doing chores and goofing around with solitaire and TV. The big challenge in all this is to make sure that I'm out and about meeting people. If I don't get together with someone each day, it's really depressing. And, fond as I am of my Internet friends, I need to be with people in person as well.

I like the poem, Lynx.
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Re: April 2018 Daily Stepping

Postby Elaine Glimme » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:20 pm

A couple of slow days.
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Re: April 2018 Daily Stepping

Postby Elaine Glimme » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:16 pm

25,000 words.
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Postby Lynx » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:51 am

Hi,

Elaine, about your perfect day routine, yes, that's the way to live. There's a philosopher I've been searching for, even asked on philosophy sites who wrote on the topics and got nothing, that I stumbled upon just in the last few days. What Barbara/you describe he calls attractive labor. Mostly voluntary, and little of this, then a little of that.

Not much written about him since maybe the 1970s, does have an entry on Wikipedia, thank you volunteers for that. Charles Fourier, by name.

Then there's a writer who I hadn't heard of either until last week, Guy Davenport, that uses CF's ideas in his essays and short stories!

Got their books which are sitting happily by my side awaiting my attentions.

Been on internet-silence for a few days as I managed to surf my mega project's mega-day. And ... it came off pretty well. Even feeling some thaw from the team members generously offering me the hardest times.

First time working with an interpreter (Spanish) over a long period (probably close to 2 hours). Various crises arose prior to our starting and those we handled (enough for me to let go of further tracking). Working with my assistant yesterday to get the materials back out to folks.

Asst asked: are they paying enough for you to have an assistant? Well, I guess my truer answer than the one I said is, am I smart enough to know I'd go truly mad without one? And she is really excellent at anticipating my next need and getting right on it without asking. It's like you are pulling things out of the oven for a meal, so the next step is plating, so anyone in the kitchen can get the plates ready and lined up, without being told or being asked. Intuitive participation and anticipation. Ah, I so miss this. Not a feeling one gets working alone.

Tomorrow, if the weather holds, I get my work out the door, and I don't talk myself out of it—to the Korean spa!

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Re: April 2018 Daily Stepping

Postby Elaine Glimme » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:25 am

Good wishes, Lynx. I hope your audience appreciates what you do. And let me know about the Korean spa. I googled it, and decided it's not for me. But ???
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