Dealing with the lethargy of the Lithium. But I did make it to the pool yesterday. And I took a stab and poke at writing a bit, thinking of writing. Would like to settle in and read, fiction, but as I have downloaded a book about new therapies to overcome and deal with trauma-based dysfunction, I will likely read that. It irritates me, how I generally read nonfiction when I need to read a least a bit of fiction and poetry and creative nonfiction. But I am what I am.
This weekend we need to hang up things that need to be hanged. We need to start readying the house for next weekend, the Xmas party, our first in two years. I would like to happen upon two perfect chairs for the peanut butter room, which is the music room/sometimes when we really shouldn't but want to smoking room/sitting room.
I am a mentor in Creative Nonfiction's Mentor Program and I had one student back in the summer. Now I have another student, which is good. I will get the manuscript Monday and it's long, but she only wants notes written up, no line-by-line editing/suggesting. I am glad to have another student.
It would be good to do submissions, too. Rejections have come in from Guernica, The Harvard Advocate, The Kenyon Review, Narrative, and maybe somebody else. Don't have much else out.
After the holiday, I will begin my workshop at Grace Church, on Thursday mornings. I hope that people are interested. I really need to do some type of teaching. Perhaps the only key to my sanity is hearing the sound of my own voice and being around people who reflect myself back to me and convince me I'm alive.
I talk with the "wealth" management gal this afternoon. Haha!! "Wealth." Dale thinks I should do a managed account and he is probably correct. So I will discuss things thoroughly, I hope.
Have to get in pool. Got in yesterday and woke up in pain this morning, even though I was, I thought, gentle in the pool. But it had been since Saturday. I wasn't in long yesterday and I didn't really swim, but it was exhausting even so. When I go today, must soak in hot tub after.
There is one absolute thing I need to practice--never be hurried. And if I am hurried, do not stress. And if I am late, do not stress. Do not stress. Breathe. Write. Sleep. Move. Repeat.