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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Down Town

Me and Fernando downtown on Saturday, Peter took the pics.
My committee meeting finally happened and went well! If all goes as planned I will start my MA study in November.
I ran into the couple we hung out with in Penang Malaysia. It was good to see them again. We are going to meet for supper and discuss our dreamy times on the Perhensian Islands.
On Friday I am going to Nelson for the weekend with my mom, Mist and Pip. Tabs is staying with her dad as she has soccer try outs.
My life is quiet at the moment as I write every second I get. I travel everywhere with my laptop and any spare moments I edit away. In fact, I dropped Tabs off at choir and drove to Starbucks to work on my novel while I waited for her lessons to be over.
My girls are all well--back at school today after a day home to rest up and get rid of a little throat/tummy bug they all seem to have had.
I've been busy building the witch: Griselda. She is one amazing life-sized woman. I will post the creation process and finished product when she's all done. I want to finish her very soon as I have to start on the kids Halloween costumes asap.
October has been a beautiful month--sunshine each afternoon.
I am restless as par ususal. It is in my genes. I want to travel, meet new people, see new places, learn new things. Buddhism is supposed to end restlessness--bring peace and calm. And I love peace and calm, I do. But I think that without my resless nature, I might be too content, boring perhaps. The reslessness keeps me full of wonder for the universe. The middleway is best of course. Too much restlessness and I get wound up and feel like I'm on a treadmill and can't get off.
What I need is more sanga--community to practice Buddhism and more social--the world is full of amazing people and I want to meet them all.
How to slow down time so I can fit everything in? I know there's a way.

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