Friday, November 29, 2013

...it's beginning to look a lot...


...like that holiday that usually finds me in a black, inward-turning tailspin.  Not so much this year.








Sunday, August 25, 2013

...the Basher and I

Thanks for another amazing show, Nick.





Monday, August 5, 2013

...kinda, sorta...



...happy?

Yeah.  I think I am.  I've been meeting a lot of new people, seeing some concerts (Lyle Lovett a few weeks ago and Nick Lowe coming up at the end of August - yay!), starting to do some hiking and just generally feeling much better about things.  I look better and I feel better than I have in a long time.


(and I know I need to smile more)



Good stuff on the horizon at work - most specifically the ability to "officially" telecommute at least 2x a week.  The new VP of my division actually endorses this wholeheartedly, and brought it up in our first one-on-one.  It was all I could do not to weep in front of him.  The $$$ and stress saved will be a Godsend.

My beautiful niece will be married at the end of next month.  I cannot wait to see her and my brother and be there to watch her marry the man she loves.

I've been able to get rid of a lot of emotional baggage over these past 6 months.  It feels like some sort of "switch" was flipped since the romantic debacle in the spring.  I don't know if my feelings have been turned off, or my self-preservation shield has been activated.  Either way, it's very freeing being able to experience things with a different mindset.

I've had a lot of support from a lot of really great friends (the efforts of an insecure, control-freak former SO to the contrary) and I'm grateful for that.

Cody is hanging in there and enjoying his twilight years.  We are looking forward to fall - our favorite season.









Monday, June 17, 2013

...up on a high wire...




...and failing miserably as usual.




 
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Friday, June 14, 2013

...cranky blogger...



...turns 52.


Sunday, May 12, 2013

...as all the hip folks say...



F.T.G.




(and yet again, Nick Lowe writes the lyrics of my life)


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

...Happy Birthday!...


Cody, The World's Least Scary German Shepherd is 11 today.