5 Things on Friday: August 21, 2015, Better Late Than Never Edition
What I'm Reading: The Surrender Experiment by Michael Singer. I'm leading a discussion group on Singer's most popular book, The Untethered Soul, in October, which is why I got onto this title. It is fascinating, all about how he essentially just said yes to whatever life put in front of him. With fabulous results: he's build several multi-million dollar businesses, wrote a best-selling book, and still manages to maintain a rigorous twice daily meditation practice.
What I'm Writing: I'm kind of going back and forth between what I call prep work for my next novel and the actual writing of it. I was going great guns with the writing until I wasn't. As sometimes happens. That is a sure sign one needs to go do some planning. And it has paid off, as always happens. I know a ton more about my character now. (Don't forget I'm teaching my Get Your Novel Written Now Class in October. Go here to learn more.)
What I'm Loving: My new computer. I'm switching from a Mac to a PC, so there's a bit of a learning curve. I was also using a version of Word from 2007 on my old computer, so, yeah. And don't throw things at me if you're a Mac lover but I'm thrilled to be back in PC land. Sorry, but I kinda don't get what the mystique of the Mac is all about. Anyway, my new baby is a Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 laptop with a touchscreen (and a stylus). At 13", it is smaller than my old 15" version but I like that.
What I'm Grateful For: The neuro-prolo therapy that I got at my naturopath's office this week. I've mentioned my problems with different length legs and the issues it was causing a few times in passing. It was seriously cramping my style, most especially my love of walking. But this new therapy is amazing! Its not for the faint of heart, as it involves much injecting of solution into the body with tons of tiny needles, but I walked pain free for the first time in a couple of years yesterday.
What I'm Doing This Weekend: Moving furniture and boxes. As you know, I've moved my office downstairs. We accomplished that a couple weekends ago. Much busy-ness ensued. But now we have to deal with what we left behind–specifically my old office suite and, oh yeah, all those boxes of books and office supplies.
What is new with you? What are you doing this weekend?
*** My photo captioning is not working but in the above photo you can see that Lieutenant likes my new computer, too.