Happy birthday to dkollin!
Happy early birthday to robyn_ma, who advances a year over the weekend!
State of the 'Song
Tired (up at 4 this time). Emotionally, vacillating between normal and having mini breakdowns. Just the aaagh of Elayna being gone. She arrived safely, though.
DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Tel Aviv and transfer to Jerusalem
Arrive in Tel Aviv and transfer to your hotel. This evening enjoy a welcome briefing
DAY 3, Saturday - Jerusalem Old City Tour
This morning, begin your tour of Jerusalem with a view of the city spread before you from Mount Scopus, the campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Continue to Jerusalem's walled Old City, which is divided into 4 Quarters: Christian, Jewish, Armenian and Muslim. Stroll through the colorful winding alleys of the city. See the Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall, where Shabbat services will be taking place. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, and some of the Stations of the Cross en route to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Pass through the local bazaars. End your tour at Mt Zion, and visit the traditional burial place of King David. Balance of the day at leisure
DAY 4, Sunday - Jerusalem New City Tour
This morning, visit the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed on a rotating platform. Following your museum visit, continue to Yad Vashem and visit Israel's memorial to the Holocaust. Next you will visit Mount Herzl Military Cemetery, where Israel's dignitaries are buried. The tour continues past the Knesset, Israel's Parliament Building, and the President's House. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure
Optional: Illuminated Jerusalem with Dinner
I'm not kidding, you guys.
Post is here, and I'll answer the next round when I get back from work!
Always keep a pen by your bed
Especially if your medication knocks out your ability to walk up and down stairs and your higher brain functions before it actually puts you to sleep. Because otherwise you will wake up to a lovely scatter of pages across your dresser with your story ideas scrawled on them in bright blue nail polish, because that is what is handy.
* Covered in bees!
* I'm tempted to swipe this for an Arisia literature track FAQ. Speaking of which, the brainstorms list closes soon, so if you have any panel ideas, get them in!
For the first time, an animal has drawn a breath with lungs cultivated in the lab. Although preliminary, the results might eventually lead to replacement lungs for patients.
Again I say DUDE.
Wearing: Light blue skirt with a pattern of green vines; two-layered mid-blue and light-green short-sleeved shirt. Wyrding Studios jewelry.
Reading: I'm back to the Lucrezia Borgia biography.
Writing: I have some editing and some short fiction to do, and I think one of last night's ideas wants to be a poem.
Knitting: On pause on the shawl because I am really concerned about the amount of yarn I have left and don't want to knit five more really long rows only to run out and have to rip back 20someodd. On pause on the scarf because I am out of yarn; more's on order and should arrive soon.
Planning: Writing afternoon. I was going to go out of town, but crazy trainfare and the pressing need to get shit done around here so I can focus on the writing while I have time for it, plus the need of a sleepover date with Mark... plans have shifted. So. At-home weekend, with sleeves rolled up and nose to grindstone.