Friday, February 29, 2008

happy leap year day!

it's been sorta busy in my life, but then again it doesn't take much activity to knock me out of my tiny little orbit....lessee, the eclipse of the moon was pretty awesome, wasn't it? and then Brendan's other parents showed up, so the weekend was packed with work and social activities.

truthfully, my work takes most of my energy, and right now that is OK. adding dinners out and "being nice" to people (not to mention scheduling Brendan's dad and stepmom for massages) over the busiest part of my week was a stressor, albeit a pretty good one!

my son has a full house of parents! me, his dad, dad's wife (they have been married 10+ years), his godfather (with whom Brendan lived for 6 years), godfather's new wife, and her 8-year old daughter--all showed up for the birthday dinner at El Fuente, a Mexican restaurant with a strolling mariachi band. Brendan's ex-girlfriend dropped by before we got there and pre-paid for a round of margaritas for all of the adults--3 of whom did not want to drink them, so the 3 of us who did, got a double round, hee hee! (doesn't take much these days....)

the next day i arranged for Brendan's dad to have a massage from my office-mate, and after i got off work i met Brendan and his stepmom at the office to give her a treatment. she and i really do get along just fine--maybe because, out of all the children and mothers in the man's life, i keep my distance. good relations are often easier at a far reach, aren't they?

this week has been pretty slack, which means that i won't make my rent until sometime next week, but thank Goddess i will make it. i have a few "recession-proof" clients and boy, do i appreciate them! THANK YOU, M, J, R, and S!

now, if you've read this far, here's your reward: a new Blogthing!


You Are A Lily

You are a nurturer and all around natural therapist.

People see you as their rock. And they are able to depend on you.

You are a soothing influence. You can make people feel better with a few words.

Your caring has more of an impact than even you realize.

Friday, February 15, 2008

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

happy heart day

here's wishing all my blogging buddies
a sweet and gooey Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

sunny daze

ahhhhh, it's Gem Show season in Tucson and the weather is cooperating beautifully. 70's for the past 2 days--aggressively gorgeous weather! you can see sunburns sprouting on the out-of-towners--those of us who live here year-round have a leathery base layer that browns easier than the pale blue-white skin of the Snowbirds.

my son will turn 24 in 10 days. his father is flying in for the occasion and i am looking forward to seeing him, the only man i with whom i could ever entertain the idea of biological parenthood. thankfully we are still friends. and, i really like his wife! :)

otherwise not a lot to report. i have been walking with more purpose and my knees are complaining, but that's par for the course at 51. SparkPeople continues to amuse and enlighten me. plus the Spring Fever helps make getting out much more enjoyable!

ciao for now!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

whoops, it's february!

well there, lost another 2 weeks. i have joined an online exercise/nutrition group called SparkPeople and it's been a lot of fun! check it out if you are curious. there are a lot of features to explore.

i'm just trying to get the heck off my f** a** and start moving more! i met with other local Sparks at a park last week and we did a 3-mile track in about an hour. i did that 2 days in a row, and that was enough to chinger my knee to the point that i now need to see the chiropractor asap, or at least before trying any more longer walks.

old injuries suck.

i also had a "Close Encounter of the 3rd Kind" with an old friend i hadn't seen in about 5 years. it served to help me zero in on what i DON'T want in my next relationship. ha! if i am going to Intend a new love affair into my life, i'd better know what i want and what i don't want. so, all information gathered is valuable. (that's all you're going to hear about it, so don't ask for details.)

snarky? you betcha! losing weight means that i have to deal with all the emotions that got stuffed in the adipose tissue, and that's not so appealing--but it is necessary. i been carrying these "bags" around with me since i turned 13. time to empty them out and move forward.

ya think?