I've started THE ARTIST'S WAY by Julia Cameron again. I've been working my way through Introductions and haven't gotten to the meat of the book. The edition I have is THE COMPLETE ARTIST'S WAY and includes two more books, so in addition to the Introduction to the book, there was also an Introduction to the edition.
One of the things I gleaned from this morning's reading was Showing Up. And the author has a point. If you don't show up on the page, writing won't get done. That goes for the sewing machine and quilting, the computer and blogging, and to the table with the paints for painting. So I showed up at the sewing machine and I got a rather big stint done. I've embellished all but one plume on the quilt. so I turned on the computer because I was going to show up for this blog and the computer would not turn on.
As you can tell from the fact that you are reading this sentence, it all worked out. I turned it off again and walked away, and came back to find that had worked and turned it on again and this time it booted up properly.
I have no idea why it didn't boot up properly the last time, but from watching it this time, I certainly gave it more than enough time. What I do know is that I've spent the last hour doing silly stuff, like Solitaire games, to just calm down.