Almost everyone I talk to these days says they feel a bit lazy. I know I do. But I'm not sure if what we feel is lazy or just overwhelmed and helpless to do anything about it. We've had excessive heat, weather calamities and wildfires. We've watched our elected leaders' willingness to lead us to the brink (or past it?) of disaster. We've watched our bank accounts take a roller coaster ride. We've watched the streets of England erupt in senseless violence. It's all a bit too much, and enough to make anyone want to just go lie in a hammock for a month or two.
I've been blogging just once a week and that feels good to me. I don't always have something intelligent to say more often than that anyway! And I'm engaging in writer-mouse activities that are actually productive - checking the final book proofs, setting up my fall blog tour, making to-do lists and checking them twice. I only have control over my own little piece of the world, so it soothes me to attend to it.
This week I also did something that I've never done before. I wrote to some politicians and told them what I thought of all that's happened these past few weeks. As politely as I could, which is to say that there may have occasionally been a bite to my words.
Anyway, I'm sure that this is all the result of Mars and Pluto being up to no good, with some surprises from Uranus thrown in and of course, that darn Mercury always going retrograde. Don't buy anything! Don't sell anything! Don't quit your job, don't take a job, don't get on a plane! Apparently, hammock lounging is actually the only sane and astrologically correct course of action, so I think I'll get back to it ....