Monday, October 17, 2005

hi, just hi

I'm finally back, making the rounds of blogs i read regularly, adding a few comments here and there. Where have i been? I don't even have a good answer. I haven't been turning on the computer hardly at all these days.

Lots of baking, cookies and cobblers and so forth, most given away. I made a huge chicken enchilada casserole that i realized (after the fact) was intended for the potluck following Bob's funeral--read Chris' blog for details. I just felt so connected to that event that i wanted to participate somehow.

It's weird being so connected to someone so far away. If i had a social life in this part of the country, it'd be suffering!

Longer walks in the mornings, except on school days when i can no longer make it to the river and back before i have to get ready for class. They are taking their finals on Wednesday. They are such an awesome group! I'm already planning which ones i want to receive from when they start Student Clinic next session.

I'm starting to feel the shortness of daylight. It's dark here by 6:30 p.m. now, and light in the morning at 6:30ish too. Arizona gets lots of daylight and it's habit-forming! I get a bit claustrophobic near winter solstice (soul-stice?) when it's dark by 5:00 p.m. and not light until after 7:00 a.m. I'd be a bad candidate for life in the land of the midnight sun, unless i only lived there in the summertime. Seasonal Affective Disorder (conveniently abbreviated as SAD) would probably do me in within the first 6 months of all-twilight days!

Getting ready for Chris' and my 2nd 'date'....finally it's within shouting distance and i'm getting quivery about it. What else can i say about that, not much. We are tentatively planning a 3rd 'date' in late December. Talk about a long time between dances, sigh! We continue to deepen our relationship through inventive means....we rented the same movie once and watched it more or less at the same time....we take the same book out of the library and read it more or less together....etc. It works.

It just started POURING here, what a sweet surprise!

I love my dogs, i love my work, and i love my sweet Minnesota lover. I'm blessed by life and health and great good fortune. All is well, and i send the multiplied blessings of my life to all of you, in equal measure.

11 Comments:

At 10/17/05, 5:18 PM, Blogger Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

It's about dinner time and this post really made me hungry. Sounds like you are staying busy with a lot of good stuff.
Ralph

 
At 10/17/05, 6:29 PM, Blogger annie said...

nice, taza. you certainly sound content. i've been cooking more rigorouly too, as the season change. made potato leek soup and shepherd's pie over the weekend.
i love the watching the same movie and reading the same book idea! so wise, you two!

 
At 10/17/05, 8:14 PM, Blogger I n g e r said...

Ahhhhh.

It's nice to wade in all this peace, Taza. So happy to hear you sounding so good.

 
At 10/18/05, 9:23 AM, Blogger magz said...

YOU DO HAVE A SOCIAL LIFE HERE.. AND IT IS SUFFERING!!

hi sis, member ME? I miss ya, and I'm HUNGRY! hahahahaa

 
At 10/18/05, 10:00 AM, Blogger kath said...

i love the longer hours of drkness.. cozy.. soothing...

and i love the rain! especially when i am either inside warm and cozy .. or walking my dog and kicking through piles of fallen leaves..

or when i am on the porch watching it fall..

hmm .. i just love the rain!


I am so happy to see you basking in happy!

:)

 
At 10/18/05, 10:00 AM, Blogger No_Newz said...

Welcome back in more ways than one. You sound like you needed the time off from Blogland. It's okay to break sometimes, we'll always be here to come back to. :)
Lois Lane

 
At 10/18/05, 10:51 AM, Blogger shabbychica said...

I checked out emotionally as well and it's good medicine, for me.

You're back and in a good groove. Viva la sisterhood and our brothers who keep us in check and make us warm.

I'm loving being in the kitchen, it's the cooler temps, huh. love, veronica

 
At 10/19/05, 9:17 AM, Blogger Cootera said...

Hiya Taz! Just hi!!

Glad that you and Chris are almost within hugging distance!!

Say, could you post (or e-mail) the recipe for the chicken enchilada casserole? Sounds dang yummy!!

 
At 10/19/05, 8:26 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Ya know i should NEVER read everyone else comments before i post my own. After reading Magz's i am laffing so hard i forgot what i had in my head!

 
At 10/20/05, 11:11 AM, Blogger Envoy-ette said...

Tucson? That was my stomping ground for years! Do I miss it? The mild winters....of course!

 
At 10/24/05, 6:50 AM, Blogger lightfeather said...

Wow! I'm just sneaking in from work. sssssssshhhhhhhhhhhh don't tell! Lots of really good stuff in your life right now and I am smiling wide for your happiness inside and out!

Love to you,
Lighty

 

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