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Bubbling up from the depths

I was shocked to realize it has been almost two years since I posted on this blog. So much has happened in that time.

I took a new job.

Princess girl has successfully gone off to college.

The Man and I are getting ready to celebrate 2 years together.

I’ve been reading again.

I’ve started thinking about writing again.

It will not be another 20+ months before I post again.


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Thinking about writing

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Medieval writing desk (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

is not actually writing. I am thoroughly aware of this fact. However, I feel like it is a step in the right direction. For several months I did not think about writing at all. I was too busy being.

Being mom. Being Proud. Being hurt. Being angry. Being strong. Being resilient. Just being.

But for the last couple of weeks, I have been thinking about writing. A lot. Mostly I am thinking about writing when I am at work or in the car or at cheer practice. But I am thinking about it.

And I know that is the first step to finding time to actually doing it.

I can feel it coming. The time where I am making time to write once again. And that makes me ecstatic.

Thinking about writing is the first small step.

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More changes

It truly was NOT simply a case of bad choices. I had no frame of reference to understand that a man could be so chauvinistic and so insecure at the same time that his entire personality would change in a situation where a woman is his equal. Still blows me away when I think about it.

Short term, in the six months it took to “fix” of the situation, I was able to process all the issues, and was more than ready to move on. And things are going swimmingly on that front.

Sometimes, the right place and the right time just fall into your lap.

Long term, what I thought was going to be a financial benefit to everyone turned out only to be a financial benefit to one, and a hardship on the other… 3 guesses on which was which. And the first 2 don’t count.

So now, I am seriously considering taking in a renter. I have to do something.


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Random thoughts on a Friday.

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1. Princess Girl is a rock star! High Honor Roll both semesters this year.

2. The best way to keep your teenager off the streets during summer vacation? Stick ’em in a gym 8 hours a week and then have them volunteer at the local zoo, too.

3. My happiness at the bridge opening today cannot be described.

4. I’m down 9 pounds since the beginning of April. I have my wardrobe back! (6 more to goal.)

5. The increase in noise level at work from 7:30 AM to 7:45 AM is astounding to me.

6. If our newest cat doesn’t stop trying to escape through my CLOSED bedroom window every night at 2 AM I’m gonna strangle him. (Why doesn’t he understand there are no friends out there???)

7. I am researching ablation because enough is enough already.

8. My cousin is coming into town this weekend, and I’m not sure we are going to be able to fit each other in to our schedules. That would be a huge bummer.

9. Two new swim suits (really cute) and rain forcasted for the entire weekend. Figures.

10. Have I mentioned lately my new phone ROCKS? It does.

Have a GREAT weekend everyone, I plan to!

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Tuesday is the new Friday.

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Which means I was out too late last night and had way too much fun.

Which means this Wednesday morning blog post is going to be suffering from lack of sleep.

For those that missed the update on Monday, the date on Saturday did not happen due to conflicting work schedules. But there will be a next time.

Fair warning, this Thursday the ’89 Girls are going out to dinner (and drinks). Friday’s post is likely to show the consequences.  Don’t worry – I plan to have plenty of fun to make up for it.

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Stop the world…

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I want to get off.

If life does not slow down soon I am going to go on strike.

If I ever get more than a minute to write it all down it will sound like a soap opera that no one will believe.

To top it all off I hit my head so hard getting into my car this morning (an act I have successfully performed at least 10,000 times in the past) that I almost lost consciousness.

What are the signs of concussion?

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I may sleep through the entire weekend.

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Shew! It has been an eventful week. I’m exhausted.

On Monday Princess Girl tried her hand at working on the stage crew for the high school fall musical. She worked hard and had a great time. The time commitment they are asking for is just too much. There are two sessions per night two hours each. The director would prefer you attend both. There is a half an hour between sessions allotted for dinner in the next room. The veteran crew told her they occasionally work until 11pm when the performance gets close. Even she knew this was not something she could handle with her other activities. In the mean time I picked her up from cheer, went home, cooked dinner and took her back for her one session; then picked her back up again, of course.

Tuesday morning dawned with a trip to the dentist. I did indeed have a chip in my tooth. The dental assistant asked how I chipped it. The dentist asked me how the hell I chipped the side of a front tooth. I had no answer for either of them. Thankfully it was a small chip. No Novocain and a tiny fill. I was in and out of the office in 15 minutes. Tuesday evening we attended an informational meeting held by the local Girl Scout council regarding a 2011, 16 day, European trip. What a fantastic opportunity. They have an awesome itinerary planned. Too bad it would cost just short of ten thousand dollars for the two of us to attend. To rule out the trip even further, they are only taking one tour bus worth of girls/chaperones.  We could not guarantee we would both make the list. I have promised her I would research a trip for just the two of us. Maybe we’ll go for her graduation.

Wednesday, about 11:30 am I realized this was the third Wednesday of the month. This means Princess Girl has tumbling on one end of the county and I have the school Booster Club meeting at the other end of the county at the same time. Normally not a big deal; I hope PG’s grandparents have remembered they are scheduled to pick her up. A quick call revealed they too had forgotten. We’re good to go after the call. I just had to take her early so I could get back for my meeting in time. What a long day.

Ahhh, Thursday. Our one day with nothing scheduled this week. I thought I might even be able to fit a blog post in my day! Would you believe Princess Girl asked if she could go to stage crew tonight since she did not have any homework? Of course you would. She’s 14. She can’t help it. By the time she had designed her locker signs to her satisfaction it was too late to go. Darn. This made the reminder that she was not participating in this event a little easier for her to swallow.

Friday brings Friday night football. I know Princess Girl will cheer her heart out tonight. I can’t wait to attend the game. Wish it wasn’t an hour away.

OH!! I almost forgot. I came home from work on Tuesday to this:

Weeping pine is gone!

Weeping pine is gone!

The poor weeping evergreen has been put out of its misery.

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