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Thursday, July 30th, 2009
12:54 pm
winedale on saturday, august 1
heading out to Winedale for the saturday plays with Capm buttercup...

anybody else going?

Current Mood: complacent
Sunday, July 12th, 2009
1:09 pm
i am starting to volunteer at Capitol area food bank...

i just purchased a life time membership at wheatsville.

these actions make me very happy.

Current Mood: cheerful
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
6:24 pm
got another great eval at work today
12 years and going strong with travis county adult probation...

i just flashed on those years in the early 90s when i so struggled with employment.. getting fired.. wondering how i was going to pay my rent.

so thankful i have found a good fit...

Current Mood: lethargic
Saturday, June 27th, 2009
12:06 pm
modified bike ride
so glad we modified it.. to cope with the heat...

rode down to ninth from the house , turned back home, hit rio grande, shady... dined in the hood...

gotta respect the heat!

Current Mood: hot
Saturday, May 30th, 2009
2:47 pm
check it out... cool locally owned book store on north lamar, near

Current Mood: complacent
8:24 am
stay cation
so glad i stayed in austin this week...


did not think about work at all.


read books

got truck fixed

played with pup

hung out with sherman.

did yard work...


bought a cooker and cooked.

had good food.

spent time at wheatsville and central market

ran some

practiced yoga

bought a bra at a local gals place

had violent dreams that put me in a bad place for awhile.

had boundaries.

went to grief group.

had good solitude.

seem to have more clarity about some things...

Current Mood: recumbent
Friday, May 22nd, 2009
10:28 am
cure for a mild tequila and beer hangover..
go jogging... really...

about half way through my course, felt right as rain again..

Current Mood: recumbent
Thursday, May 21st, 2009
10:38 am
deep thoughts...
To be or not to be, that is the question;
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing, end them.

Current Mood: contemplative
Sunday, May 10th, 2009
4:45 pm
takes a lickin'
so, i had lost my second bocca watch..

these are great watches.. i do love them.... i am the kinda gal that feels nakid' without a watch on my wrist.. esp. on work days...

and these are great watches for my personality type.. i am hard on my things... i am not the manicure type... i garden and am, well, hard on my things...

so, i went on my silent retreat recently... and at the end of the day.. i could not find my favorite bocca watch,,,

( i lost my second favorite for about a year at one point.. grog found it lodged in his sofa after a year absence.. posted it on voyagers announce... it came home)

so, i was mowing my lawn today and found it right before i mowed over it...

i think it got rained on... maybe a grakel tried to carry it away..its kinda shiney...

i have my favorite watch back..


Current Mood: recumbent
Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
9:16 am
camping trip to erock
that was fun.. i have never camped on my own before, set up my own tent, dealt with the fears of the strangers and the feral grunting, squealing animal in the middle of the night that was probably a feral hog... but perhaps a Jabberwock... :).... then friend randall joins me the next day and had so much fun..

have to figure out how to deal with the hard ground... my bed at home has made me soft...

and next time i have to make sure i can build a fire, that is half the fun to me.. fire for food and warmth and art....

Current Mood: content
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
8:29 pm
so, i found out today, i definitely dont have cancer..

boob surgery doc made me come in, even after austin radiological doc gave me the "all good"

i dont want to have cancer... dont want to be the patient... dont want pity, dont want fundraisers...

so, got that good news...

then spoke to my entire department.. have never gotten up on a stage before.. in front of peers who may or may not "like me"

to speak about a topic near and dear to my heart.... recovery...

knowing i dont have a life threatening illness help me put it into perspective..

not that big o deal...

( my super cool boss bought me a beer at happy hour tonight and gave me a big ol hug)

Current Mood: happy
Sunday, March 15th, 2009
7:42 am
going to bed at 8pm.. the day was done...

sleeping through the night, till around 5 am...

remembering that this wonderful show comes on KUT on sunday 6am... (speaking of faith)

it was really wonderful...

being true to my own schedule.. enjoying my own company.. feeling very content and peaceful....

Current Mood: content
7:38 am
i was without mine for about 24 hours...

a very interesting exercise emotionally, asking people for rides, folks offering me rides unsolicited.. the joy of that...

walking down to groovey automotive.. to get it.. getting it.. it purring like a kitten now.. at 147,000 miles.. who knew,,, (go Nissan)

then getting in and just taking a joy ride up 360... used to do that along time ago..... cruising out to Wild Basin..

yay.. for getting out of ruts... even tho its uncomfortable.

Current Mood: awake
Friday, March 13th, 2009
11:46 am
glad i went to see John and Kendra in ft. collins last summer... they are already moving to Kansas!

glad i did my community gardening when i did...the school for the blind is taking back more and more land for their buildings...i heard there is now a year wait for a plot...

i will remember to not put things off...

so many things in life are fleeing and opportunities will not always be around...

Current Mood: hopeful
Sunday, February 15th, 2009
8:52 pm
Austin half marathon
it was so much fun today...

the weather was perfect.... cool breeze, low humidity, the sun did not come out for awhile...

i had so much fun with my buddy Florence.. the time flew by..

as the mile markers came up, we would "rejoice" as we crossed over each one...

it didn't hurt (too much)

i hope i always remember the lil old couple that stood by around mile 9 and gave us home made potatoes! they were perfect...

and the hot chicken noodle soup at the end..

and all the people yelling for us,,,

and my buddy Davey being at the end to congratulate me... told me he was so proud!

i want to do it again..

(but not tomorrow)

Current Mood: accomplished
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
6:56 pm
introversion, renewal
i think i understand my truely introverted friends a little better

for the last two weekends, i have had out of town guests with me most of the weekend..

i really need my weekends to refuel.. i really enjoy my own company.. it has been exhausting not having my down time.

so, maybe my introverted friends get tired out alot more quickly than i do... they need even more time for refueling..

blessed, quiet, peace and solitude.. not having to talk or entertain... so nice!

Current Mood: peaceful
Friday, January 16th, 2009
8:39 pm
pup restored
its amazing!

she seems to be totally well.

looks like the docs knowledge and my love and diligence will give her some more life.

hard to believe that i could love her any more.. than i did before.. but i do...

Current Mood: curious
Thursday, January 15th, 2009
11:07 am
she looks like she is doing alot better...

she is actually eating the vile food that is good for her liver, plus stuff she finds on the floor :)

ears are perked up... looks generally more lively again...

if you ever need to give pills to a dog, use yogurt! works like a charm.

Current Mood: chipper
Wednesday, January 14th, 2009
8:22 pm
pup is the sweetist doggie!
i have to get these pills down her throat..

i try to find various ways.

i usually end up just kinda shoving them down..

after the food ball is eaten and she eats the food ball and spits the pill out..

she does not snap at me, or growl or snarl.

she just submits...

and ultimately swallows.

what a sweet girl

i think we are really bonded..

she trusts me.

i love her!

Current Mood: content
Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
8:20 pm
I have never had to take her to the vet for anything but wellness check ups in 13 years.. wow..

i had to check her into doggie hospital yesterday.. symptoms: pewking, lethargy, not eating, not playing ball, no cute ears up, warm nose...

finally took her in.

it was so weird to not have her here last night.. since 1996, if i have been home, she has always been around..

so,, the blood work showed some liver problems... they gave me anti biotics and anti pewk meds...

my lovely friend bobby just came over to help her get the pills down..

it will be hard to part with her.. she is a sweet pup.

Current Mood: mellow
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