This week was busy with mostly mundane necessities. That involved a dentist visit on Tuesday, and went on from there.
Wednesday: I had jury duty, and had to drive thirty minutes away (I live in a really big county). The whole process was as amiable and efficient as possible, and I read a book and a half while waiting to get dismissed, then had lunch with a friend and talked a mix of magic and writing. As we are wont to do.
One of the books I read was Honoring Your Ancestors: A Guide to Ancestral Veneration by Mallorie Vaudoise, which turned out to be a very thoughtful overview of some possible approaches, with a variety of things to consider. (It also tackles ancestor work if there are difficult circumstances in your family right up front in the second chapter.) My copy is currently on loan to said friend, but I’d recommend it if you think it is a thing you’d like a book on.
Thursday, I had dinner with my oldest friend (in the sense that I’ve known her since I was in 2nd grade and she was in 3rd grade.)
Saturday, I did a presentation for alumni at the school I work at (about a particular bit of history), and got some interesting stories out of them.
Beyond that, I got a bit more information out to my Dedicants about Samhain plans (specifically the things they need to know in advance, in more detail than I’d previously told them.)
Still to be done: pre-ritual cleaning and finishing the prep on the actual ritual (which mostly means deciding if we have enough people to do a piece of it meaningfully this year.)
Strategic Sorcery course started on Friday, and I am making a serious effort at re-establishing a meditation practice. We’ll see how that goes. (I am treating it as “I will do this thing as close to daily as I can manage for three months, and see how I feel about it then.” right now.)
More on that at some future point. Right now, though, I a) have a headache and b) other words that need writing, so I will go do that.