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gracemcgrath
Everything settling as expected, now, although for some of my friends the resolution will actually be tomorrow.

Anybody know any books (preferably non-fiction) which describe attitudes to mental health in he first half of the nineteenth century?

thanks
love and blessed be
xxx

this too shall pass...
gracemcgrath
I don't know if the rest of you found this week as much of a roller coaster as I did - and I suspect it's not over yet. It started with the beautiful full moon, and I suspect will be tricky until the Sostice is passed. I know of five people made redundant in that time, and my daughter's health was again  looking like a problem - but happily that resolved.
Thank the gods for that!

Thursday coming is my last working day as a nurse, but I have my writing routine established, and that is going well...
If things are uncertain for you at this time, just remember that it's only temporary. Life was never meant to be flat and uninteresting, and I can only say personally that I have learnt much more from problems than I ever would from plain sailing. No stories without conflict - no life without conflict!

Definition of a hero is someone who changes (grows/learns/develops) through the story
Try to be the hero of your own story.
You can turn this around, and the planets will ease off soon.

love and blessed be
xxx

news, news.... and apologies
gracemcgrath
I do apologise to everyone who wished me happy birthday - I've been away from the computer, and then catching up when I returned.
Yes, it was a great birthday - shared with my daughter, of course!
Thank you everyone!

But I now also have a 2 book deal to work on over the coming months - textbooks this time;  -
looking forward to this!
I'm giving up work at the end of June, so I'll be a full time writer then,
and living the life I always wanted to;
(writing, swimming, canalside, painting, garden, hospice; happy, happy)
(what could be better?)

Back into my old routine again, walk for an hour breakfast, write for a couple of hours, swim......  mmmm)

blessings everyone
love and blessed be
xxx

Prints by Pam
gracemcgrath
You may know that I'm an artist as well as a writer, but I only answer direct requests for work.

Someone else's (recommended) website is
www.pamgrimmond.co.uk - if you want to have a look!

love and blessed be
xxx


Don't talk to me about cabbages or royal weddings!).......
gracemcgrath
Unbelievably, when we walked into B & Q DIY store last week, they were selling horrible little garden gnomes just inside the door.
Not so surprising, in itself. -
But these were fressed in uniion jacks,
and on top of which some of them were female and in wedding dresses!
eeeek!
dreadful!

love and blessed be
xxx

reflections
gracemcgrath

I haven't been around much lately, because over the last six months (or so) the job that I do has become very draining and soul destroying. At times like this, I don't feel like communicating. While the crowd I work with are good fun to be around, there is no doubt that the change of management has destroyed morale, and now everyone is unhappy. I suspect that management might even be pursuing a 'natural wastage' policy, and my goodness, if so, they are succeeding.

Even my writing and other creative urges are completely stale.

For the last month, I have needed to speak to my line manager about my feelings, but actually did not trust myself to say something that I might regret. I spoke today, and it turns out that she is in an impossible situation, and that in fact had I not spoken my heart today, I would never have had the chance, because on Tuesday the management are moving her to another branch.

The good news is, - I saw a job that I would love to do (which is something I know I can do well, and which would give me a focus for the coming years). My application is in, and just re-visiting my CV made me remember that I'm actually rather good at certain things, and that it is the firms loss, since they under-use me so horribly.

My hopes (regarding  this job possibility) may come to nothing, but they may not. Curiously, I find that most taureans I  know are looking or even being interviewed for something new at this time, and astrologically the signs are good, if not necessarily immediate. I come home from work feeling de-skilled, and as if I've been through a shredder, but somewhere inside there's still a spark that says 'hey, something good around the corner...'

;D

love and blessed be
xxx



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gracemcgrath
Woke up this morning toi the news that the on-line petition/protest about selling off Britain's woodlands has worked!
the Govt. have changed their minds!
Yay!
thanks to everyone who resopnded!

love and blessed be
xxx

picnic time....
gracemcgrath
Grandma; Matthew, eat your chicken leg

Matthew (aged 6); Can't. It's meat

Grandma; Come on, now. You like chicken

Matthew; Poor chicken, poor chicken. I like chickens

Grandma; I know you do

Matthew; Can't eat them. Poor chicken

Grandma; I see... what will you eat, then?

Matthew; Can't eat meat, Grandma. I'll have a pork pie instead

Grandma; Ah, well...  There's meat in pork pies too, Matthew

Matthew' there is?

Grandma; I'm afraid so...

Matthew (thoughtful); Okay. I'll wait a while before I become a vegetable, then.



love and blessed be
xxx

woodlands
gracemcgrath

Even if you don't live in the United Kingdom, your support would be appreciated here, since woodlands have a knock on effect for all the planet.

Over 100,000 people have signerd this petition, but we do need more;
please click on the link and sign to help save our woodland.

http://woodlandtrust.org.uk/protect

thank you
love and blessed be
xxx

more about Every Day Fiction
gracemcgrath

The link to last year's 'every day fiction anthology' (2)  is :
http://www.everydayfiction.com/features/print-books/the-best-of-every-day-fiction-two-anthology/

This is a great collection, and the next one (3) should be out in April or May.
(For everyone who enjoys reading or writing,  there is just so much here to get the brain cells going!)
I'll post a further link then

If science fiction is your thing, check this! - http://dailysciencefiction.com/recent

love and blessed be
xxx


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