Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas - 2014

It's been about a year since I posted here.  I lost my best friend in April - my beloved Cody - The World's Least Scary German Shepherd - passed away.  I miss him every day.

In other ways, it's been a good year for me, and I hope it has for my reader (waving to Tachitup)

Merry Christmas.

Friday, November 29, 2013's beginning to look a lot... 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...


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 all the hip folks say...


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