Monday, March 21, 2011

The Birthday and the Empty Mind

Happy Monday, everyone! And, Happy Birthday to my friend, partner in crime, and writing colleague, Michelle!

Michelle, the more I get to know you, the more I admire you. You impress me with your writing and your limitless energy. I admire you for the work you've already done, and I'm excited about all the cool things that are happening for you in the very near future!

Everyone, please join me in wishing Lady Glam a happy happy birthday.

I spent the last four days in the desert (Joshua Tree to be exact) letting my mind empty, and it apparently worked. I haven't felt this relaxed in over a year. Among other things, I spent hours in a hammock listening to the wind and watching lizards run around.

I am indeed reminded of the importance of taking some time off. Not only does it relieve stress, but it helps you to regroup and reflect, possibly helping to re-steer your work in a good direction on the off chance that you've gone off course. So schedule some relaxation today if you haven't had a break in awhile, and remember to back up your computers first!


  1. Davin, thank you so much. I truly count you as one of my dearest friends.

    I am so happy you spent some time relaxing. I'm very jealous about the lizards. I would have tried to catch them. I love reptiles, and I love the desert, and I love writing. What a wonderful time you must have had!

  2. Hi Michelle! I hope you have a fantastic day. :)

    I didn't try to catch any lizards. I was very content to see them from a distance. But, I did have a fantastic time.

  3. Happy birthday, Michelle!

    Happy empty mind, Davin!

  4. Jordan, thanks for stopping by!


    (See how empty my mind is?)

  5. Happy Happy Birthday Michelle! Have a great day!

    Domey- ooh- I envy you - I want to sit on a hammock and listen to the wind too!


  6. Happy birthday, Michelle! I know the coming year will bring you many wonderous things.

    Domey - I grew up with sand and sagebrush all round and I miss it (plus the sunshine!). Glad you got to relax for a bit.

    -Alexandra MacKenzie

  7. Happy birthday to Michelle (tra-la-la)
    Happy birthday to youuuuuuu!
    (hope it's a good one!)

    Domey, very jealous of your quiet time. It's been far too long since I listened to the wind whistling through the mountains. Hope the chilled feeling stays with you a while...
    Judy (South Africa)

  8. Happy Birthday, Michelle! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  9. Sometimes a break to smell the roses (or the desert air in this case) is exactly what the writing mnd needs.

    Happy birthday Michelle.


  10. Happy Birthday Michelle!


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