Friday, December 08, 2006

howdy and update

hello my dear reader(s)!

apologies for being so out of it (Blogsville) for the last several weeks....but what a month it's been!....opening my own office....coping with a $1000 vet bill (my dog Sun Bear has Valley Fever, or Coccidioidomycosis, has had 2 surgeries, and is now on anti-fungal medication, and i'm basically bleeding my credit cards and bank accounts dry) it's been very very windy for the past week or so, which is kinda disorienting!

i also had a woman staying in my back back yard for about 2 1/2 weeks....she is from Idaho, but used to live and fish in Alaska, and now sells wild-caught Alaska king salmon in Tucson and elsewhere. when she's on the road she lives in a Toyota pick-up with a cabover poptop camper, and has a huge Newfoundland named Oso who travels with her as well! it's a completely different lifestyle than the one i'm accustomed to.

we know some of the same people, so when i found out she was looking for a temporary camp, i invited her to stay here. we all (dogs & humans) got along just fine, and i was left with a freezer full of yummy king salmon as well! (go to for more info, but never mind about her big Clearance Sale as the last of that is gone--donated to the Reid Park Zoo for the big cats and polar bears!)

the office is simply beautiful, and the owner is a kind and gentle man who is very easy to deal with. the building, which is across the street from a major medical center, has 4 treatment rooms. i am sharing one of them with a woman who graduated last August from the massage program i used to teach in. her class was the last one i had a good connection with, and 2 other women who also graduated in that class have rented another one of the rooms! a 3rd room is being shared by 3 Shiatsu practitioners, and we are all hoping to have an acupuncturist take the 4th.

our grand opening was last Sunday and it was well attended--mostly by friends of the owner and his wife who wanted to see the newly-refurbished offices. but a few of my friends made it as well and it felt very good to present "my" new space!

my sweetie will be here soon and i have to say that's a hugely bright spot in an otherwise precarious life situation.

i am intending and affirming and putting out the good vibes for lots of referrals and for selling lots of gift certificates and massage packages in the next couple of weeks. i have been doing more Jin Shin Jyutsu and appreciate it more and more, especially in use for extreme emotional upsets.

maybe i need to do a little more of it on myself....

Friday, December 01, 2006

"are you gooder at grammer?"

Your Language Arts Grade: 100%

Way to go! You know not to trust the MS Grammar Check and you know "no" from "know." Now, go forth and spread the good word (or at least, the proper use of apostrophes).

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