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Been a busy couple of weeks.  Work mostly.  But, also getting out and enjoying the string of nice and very fall-ish days we've been having.  So, I've not been online much.  I'm sure I'm woefully behind in reading posts from those on my Friends List.  If I've missed something of note, my apologies.  I'm not ignoring anyone, or disinterested, I've just not been around to read it.  Hope all are well, and will try to catch up a bit over the next few days.

Current Mood: busy busy

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East Coast Thing is happening now.  It actually began yesterday afternoon and will run through Sunday (a fourth day, Wesnesday, was added this year).  When my company bid vacation time for 2009 last November, I was unable to get this week off.  Last year, 2008, was the first time I attended East Coast Thing, and I had a great time.  I was hoping to do it again this year, but nooo!  Little things like rent, utility payments and the need to purchase food and clothing with some regularity require that I remain gainfully employed.  So, I'm here at home wishing I were there at the Thing.  Maybe next year.

:^ )


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It's nearly 11 o'clock, P.M., and I have to get up to get ready for work in about 2 1/2 hours.  I've been up and down all night.  So, I finally figured I might as well just get up and put on a pot of coffee.  I wasn't getting any rest anyhow.

I caught up on some mail.  And, I managed to get a little work done on a poem... not much though, my brain just doesn't want to function with that much focus.  Now I'm practicing some Italian with my Rosetta Stone program.  So, being unable to sleep hasn't been a complete waste; I've gotten a few little things accomplished anyhow.

It's going to be a long day tomorrow.

Current Mood: tired tired

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I've been granted advancement within the Scopas Gildscipe (Bards' Guild) of the Geférrǽden Fyrnsidu (GFS) from the grade of Maðelere to that of Scop.

Scopcræft, for me, is an important way of expressing my religion. Not just an expression of belief, but a "doing," and hopefully doing it in a traditional way.  I know I've yet got much to learn and to do.  At the scop grade, I realise there will be much hard work to be done.  I thank our Guildmistress, siggy_gfs, for having  the confidence in my work to grant this advancement.  I don't know if it was intentional on the guildmaster's part, but it hasn't gone unnoticed by me that this advancement was granted on Wodensdæg.
Eálá þám scopes!
Eálá þǽre Geférrǽden Fyrnsidu!

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Current Mood: accomplished accomplished

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Interesting article from National Geographic News at http://tinyurl.com/nuvp7f


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They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, oh yeah
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So mama don't take my Kodachrome away
(With thanks and love to Paul Simon)


So, I decided to take my camera along for a morning walk around the neighborhood.  These photos, of course, are digital and not film.  I really ought to dig my old Nikon out of the closet one of these days.  

But here are several shots...Collapse )
Edit: bleedin' typos!

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Current Location: Jeffries Point, Boston Mass., U.S.A.
Current Mood: cheerful cheerful
Current Music: "Kodachrome" - Paul Simon

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A great way to pass a hot August day...

Edit: I don't know why the link to the "cut" doubled like that.  I've been having difficulty getting the LJ cut to work all morning.

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I'm off to Maine tomorrow morning to attend the Maine Highland Games and give the Scots side of my ancestry some love.  There's a meat-pie with my name on it, and maybe a wee dram of "the water of life," ...or two.  The weather is supposed to be gorgeous.  Should be a fun time.

Creag Dhu!

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My Hláfmæsse fægnung was held last evening, on the full moon of August.

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Oh, Folde!  Food-filled | bright fruits you sell
For nobles and needy | all need you fulfill
Mother of mankind | Mother of Þunor
Might and main | are your gifts to mete
Through summer's end, Oh, Eorðe! | our effort sustain
As ever we endeavor | your gifts to earn
May your consequence continue | and acclaim accrue
Be growing, Oh, Governess! | in the Gods' embrace
Hail to you Hrúsan | Holiest Mother!


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