Thursday, August 11, 2011

Lazy Days

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 ....


  1. Yes, lie back, relax and hope for better times;-)

  2. I think it's for the best, jabblog...

  3. Blogging - yes, I agree...I don't always have something interesting to say, so on those days I just don't.

    A hammock, a shade tree a glass of wine (these times require more than iced tea for moi) and all is right with the world (for that moment in Nirvana).

  4. Yes, AB, a glass of wine is a nice touch. We have to take the lovely moments and be in them. That sentence was very yogic of me ;-)

  5. It's all so upsetting - I think the hammock is the best idea, along with a root beer float - room for 2???

  6. I couldn't agree more with you on everything here, I think relaxing in a hammock and shutting out the rest of the world sounds like a great idea right now.

    Hope you get to hang out in a hammock and have a peaceful weekend ahead! :)

  7. Rv, definitely room for two! You bring the root beer.

    Julie, hoping the same for you.


  8. I like the description of writer-mouse! And oh that mercury in retrograde... when the planets are doing their retro thing I always notice that meetings seem a bit fraught, travel connections a bit out, messages don't seem to get through... I completely believe it sends communication up the swanny!

    And I would love to go lie in a hammock for a month or two... *dreams*

  9. Jayne, yes - if only we could just laze about! Today we are going up the mountain for a picnic. Being with Mother Nature is always calming...


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