Sunday, 4 January 2009

2009... Let It Shine!

Hello again. Long time, no see, and all the rest of the clich├ęs that are trotted out when you haven’t seen or spoken to people for a very long time, usually followed by “I’ve been busy”.

Trite, but true. It’s not an excuse, or a justification. It just is.

I’ve been busy…

Busy with my new “day job”: stripper. Yes, I’m joking. Not that kind of stripper. Yes, you know the one you were thinking of. The one that involves poles and lack of clothing. Not that one. This one involves steam and wallpaper and endless hours of making our (relatively) new house look the way we want it. The office is finished and the new kitchen gets installed in mid-January, after which we have to do the guest room so that we can offer my mom a place to sleep when she visits in the summer. Then we get to tackle changes to our bedroom and the bathrooms. And then… it seems a never-ending project at the moment. Lest you think I’m complaining. I’m not. Apart from when I'm writing, I’m absolutely in my element redecorating rooms. I’m having the time of my life. But then, thanks to my inability to climb further than the third rung of a ladder without turning into a quivering wreck, I’m not the one balanced on high bending awkwardly steaming the wallpaper off the ceilings (yes, it’s everywhere!). At this point, I’d just like to thank my husband for his tireless, stoic, and (mostly) cheerful dedication to the job!

Busy with my new project: The other spirit world. I started a website dedicated to whisky (Whisky Distilled). Hey, I live in Scotland and I love the stuff. I also now live with a barley field just beyond my back gate, a distillery just beyond that, and a maltings just down the road. Having a website dedicated to this particular spirit has been in the works for a while, and moving to our current house provided just the impetus I needed. At least, I think this is what my guides meant when they said to develop a website based on the spirit world…. Only kidding, because I’ve also been…

Busy with my re-evaluation and re-design of Woo-Woo Wisdom. For a while now, I’ve been wanting to change Woo-Woo Wisdom from a blog to a metaphysical resource site. Blogs work well for some purposes. For example, our personal blog works for me as an online diary that keeps family and friends up to date with our antics. But, for what I envisaged for Woo-Woo Wisdom in the longer term, a blog format started becoming a real sticking point. It just didn’t feel right for me for this purpose. So I’ve decided to change it. It isn’t quite ready yet, so I can’t point you to a link. Please be patient :). You’ll be the first to know when it’s ready for visitors. I’m taking it as it comes, so I don’t have a hard and fast date for the “launch”, but I’m aiming for no longer than about two or three months from now. While I’m busy with all of this, I probably won’t be posting much, if at all. In the meantime, please enjoy the archives, and keep checking back (or subscribe to this blog’s feed) to get a notification of when the new site is up and running.

Happy New Year to all of you! May 2009 be your year to shine!