Friday, July 13, 2007

First Half of July: Catching up

Entry for 13 July 2007:

Over the past two weeks, I have:
-Been to a ScotCon meeting in Dundee dealing with the NES Improving Access to Psychological Therapies plan
-Helped Wendy and Rosanne move toward tying up the current phase of their research and begin to move on to the next phase.
-Spent a lovely Saturday adventure visiting the ruined monastery in the middle of the Lake of Menteith (boat ride and ramble around the ruins and small island with its ancient trees) and on to Doune Castle (of Monty Python and the Holy Grail fame), with its constantly surprising rooms opening one after another, seemingly larger on the inside than the outside, like the TARDIS on Dr. Who.
-Wrote a manuscript for Person, the German-language person-centred therapy journal. (Peter Schmid wrote back to say he thought it was "brilliant"; it's always nice to get good feedback!)

-Last but not least, Jeanne Watson and I ran a four-day EFT Level 1 training here at Strathclyde (more on that later, when I’m not falling asleep…)
-Spent part of today (a university holiday because of the Glasgow Fair this weekend) at See Woo, a large asian market filled with interesting and exotic items.

After all of this, I am so tired that pretty much all I’m good for is vegging out with my family and watching TV (last weekend we watched the Sky TV version of the Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather and in between times we have been working out way though the US TV series, Heroes.

But the water lilies floating on the canal have begun to bloom, sending up their yellow flowers like rocket ships blasting off from Cape Canaveral. The rain has returned, but we still have almost 17 hours of sun each day, and the long, magical light of the Scottish Summer still hovers over our days, the peak of summer, repaying the long Dark we endured last winter. Life is good…

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