Well Played, Universe. Well Played.

So, yesterday I decided to summon up the the nerve to contemplate what my perfect day would look like and then promptly wandered off to go chase moths for a while and then promptly fell asleep.

Today my boss started making noises about “summer hours”. Now, I started to quietly freak the fuck out about this and started promptly thinking about what I could do to make the money up, assuming she decided to give me my half day, Friday off. I considered doing massive praying and ritualing to bring my company more business.

Ooooooooooor. Or. I could consider that perhaps a weekly day off could give me a chance to really dry run my “ideal day” weekly. I could do more shopping at the farmer’s market, saving money. I could see about changing things like car insurance, my consolidated credit, hell even getting rid of cable like Gordon suggested. I could try to really make money independently. I could even buy a beach pass and that could be my primary source of entertainment and oceanside communing.

So, I’ve decided right now to do nothing. I prayed of course. I asked my gods to have my best interests at heart and I would be open to either more time to pursue my dreams or more business at work so I have more hours.

Either way. Let’s spin the wheel. Bottle’s on the ground, are you ready now?/ When it comes to me, I’m gonna be ready/ It’s my turn in a minute/ gonna put my message in it/ I am ready now!/ Already on the ground!/ spin it ’round again . . .

Deborah Castellano
Deborah Castellano's book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for purchase through Amazon, Llewellyn and Barnes and Noble.
Her frequently updated catalogue of published work is available on Author Central.

She writes about Glamour Magic here at Charmed, I'm Sure. Her podcast appearances are available here.

Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources featuring tempting small batch ritual oils and hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers and more!

In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.  

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4 Responses

  1. I don't see 'write more' anywhere on this list. And you're awesome at it so… You know… keep it in the mix.

    My last employer had summer hours but it didn't mean a paycut, it meant working an extra hour mon-thur and then having half of friday off. Was your boss clear that this would mean a pay cut?

  2. thegreencall

    I followed you here from LJ and just wanted to say that I cancelled our cable on a trial basis during the writer's strike. Not having the tv on all the time really opens up time to read, write, exercise and do magic. I miss it a little, but use Hulu and Netflix to get my media fix.

  3. Miss Sugar

    @ Gordon- Awwww! Thank you! It is actually included on my Perfect day, spending 3 hours in said perfect day is a good chunk of time to be spending weekly. Also, I do try to catch bits of writing when I can. Before starting this blog, it was mostly romantica, but I'm contemplating getting serious about writing my hearth witchery book. It would be a pay cut because I'm hourly. But! I just called the state unemployment department, and they said I would likely qualify for partial unemployment, so whoooo! Also, I'm pretty sure we're blog sibs, seperated by birth.

    @ thegreencall – It's good to hear from someone who did this. I think I would try cancelling our cable temporarily and going from there, if my hours get cut.

  4. I'm totally down with the sibs!

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