Tuesday, July 6

What Happened?

Life is strange.

I haven't written and haven't written. What have I been spending all my time on?!? Not much. Just a lot of dancing and eating. Work is good; busy and fulfilling. Life is good -- although I must admit that I have a total flaw: when transitions happen, I throw all my good habits out the window. If I held on to said habits (like daily writing and running and eating healthy) the stress levels in my life would probably be much much lower. But I'm human and destined to be flawed.

And a couple weeks ago I started receiving emails from my blog. From people commenting. And I mean people that I don't know in real life. Say what? Yes, strangers are reading this blog now. Of course, they've probably stopped because I haven't written word one for nearly two months. But get this: I have 15 followers. How exciting. And can I just say -- thank you, new readers. I don't know where you came from or how you found me but I think you're all lovely. And I hope you keep reading because you've encouraged me to keep writing. I've pulled myself from the new-house, new-job, new-everything slump (if you can even call that a slump ...) and I'm here; pouring out heart and soul again.

My mind is filled with all the things I haven't told you.
Allow me to regurgitate a bit:

  • I am a tubby ballerina right now. I keep trying to lose weight -- well, half-ass trying. Must try harder.
  • I have performances coming up at the end of next week. We're doing the Sleeping Beauty waltz (just beautiful) and Alice in Wonderland, in which I wear a pink dress and an anteater head. Don't ask, you must come and see for yourself.
  • I love my new house. I just bought an as-is changing table @ Toys R Us for $30 smackers. We don't have a baby; it's for the kitchen. Lacking shelves, I needed a quick, cheap fix. Hooray for innovation.
  • I need to read more. I've been meaning to buy "Ship of Brides" because I hear it's fantastic but no such luck yet. Also, my most favorite person in the world has sent me her latest installment in her novel and I haven't had a chance to read it to pieces.
  • I need to finish up my mom's blanket. I believe this has been on my "to do" list every month for a couple years. Must try harder.
  • I need to straighten out the following things: our change of address (which is still not processing), Tom's auto-payment for his student loan, the Comcast bill (those fuckers are trying to charge me WAY too much money), and I need to find out how to make a fabric strip shag rug for the kitchen. Anyone?
  • I need more time. I rush home from work at 2:30 PM, take the puppy for a walk, if it's not too hot, then go to ballet, home by 7:00 and then I just veg out. I've got to max out my time-potential. Right now I'm spending far too much time in front of the television and not enough doing stuff. Although I must say, television is very good right now. Hell's Kitchen is on, as well as So You Think You Can Dance, Big Brother starting any day now, brand new season of Entourage ... well, when I say "good" I mean entertaining.
  • Speaking of TV, I've been wanting to watch this HBO Documentary series called "The Alzheimer's Project" but haven't gotten around to it (story of my life). But I happened to catch a section of it today and it almost makes me glad for my laziness. It was incredibly sad. This particular piece covered the caretakers of Alzheimer's patients and it made me cry several times.
  • Before I forget, does anyone know if it is bad for a dog to eat bamboo sticks? We have a large bamboo plant in the backyard and the puppy gnaws on them all the time! I'm afraid she'll ruin her teeth or block her digestive system. 
More to come. And thank you for reading.


Ange said...

Hmmm...dogs and bamboo sticks. I would guess that if it wasn't comfortable to eat it, she wouldn't eat it. Isn't bamboo a type of grass? Don't dogs chew on grass to benefit their digestion or something? I can't remember.

Oh my gosh I've just realised...I'm one those "strangers" following you! Does that make me a stalker?

I used to do ballet when I was....a lot younger. My ballet teacher was the gorgeous Mrs Williams. She was like something from a story book: old, pencilled in eyebrows, had turned her house into a studio and had old, black and white photos on the wall from when she was on stage. She only charged .40c a lesson. I enjoyed it - just a pity I had no talent :)

Take care

Anonymous said...

I know the feeling...you make lists, you are like, I so am going to do this, and then you get distracted with internet or tv or for-pleasure reading...haha.
I also feel your pain with the diet, I can never try hard enough.

Jen said...

ummm...I'm totally jealous and a little hurt...Maybe, there is a blog that you have forgotten to "follow"...hmmmm. A blog that only has 5 whopping people that love me and NOBODY is related. How rude! ;)

mostly Kat said...

I feel slightly semi-important knowing a semi-famous blogger! (Whom I miss).
My to-do list is coming to see you and Jon and Marie and the house; minus kids, plus wine! Soon. Before August 1. Let me know what day. I will communicate this to you directly as well, in case you don't get this in a timely manner!
Love you!

Katie said...

Yay! As one of the people you don't know I'm glad to see you are back! I was just telling my husband that I emailed a random blogger to tell her I liked her stuff but I didn't think she was going to write anymore. Nice to meet you. :-)