Saturday, July 21, 2012


As our last full day of work for this month, and the first time since last weekend that all four of us were able to work together all day, we pulled together and got some good stuff accomplished.

Yoga first, breakfast, the making & jarring of plum jam from plum trees on the property (all the while brainstorming scene work), and a good two hours improvising a scene in one corner of the lower yard. Afterwards we came inside with really awesome lunch salads and our laptops, to log the text we'd just come up with and research some ideas that came out of that scene work.  How funny to see four ladies in one living room, each on their own computer.

What came next is what I believe could make any company more productive and all workers more healthy: we took a nap.  A couple of us outside in lounge chairs, the others in the house.  What a beautiful day for a nap.

We headed back up to the barn to play with how we would present a collection of stories in another scene.  We were well into it when Carol's husband yelled her name with an urgency that brought us all to our feet, heading to the door.  "What?!" Carol yelled back.  "Puppies!" was his reply.  Their pregnant Malinois was giving birth two days early.  One black puppy with his umbilical cord hanging off of him was present.  It's been a couple hours now and we're still waiting for more, with champagne glasses lined up on the counter to celebrate.

Tchin tchin!

Sunday, July 15, 2012


I'm sleeping in a humongous tent we have dubbed The Condo.


Saturday, July 14, 2012


Tonight we watched a documentary entitled "Kim Jongilia."  Some quotes that struck me from refugees who have escaped North Korea:

Referring to Kim Il-sung, leader of North Korea from 1948 until his death in 1994: "We believed he had superhuman powers, that he could fly."

After Kim Il-sung's death: "Without him, nothing could be right."

From a man who was raised by the people who killed his family: "Everything I thought I knew was a lie."

Tomorrow we watch a movie about Hitler's last days in the bunker.


Friday, July 13, 2012

Our Second Week is Here!

Weekly intensive #2!  Welcome, July!

Two of our gals are stuck in Friday summer commuter traffic, so I've got some yoga and relaxin' to do.  Our June week was about Clearing, Prepping, Purging, Cleansing, Beginning.

This week is...  Development.  Digging in.

Here we go!