Wednesday, June 30, 2010


I don't usually comment on highly charged issues here in the blog...but I had a disturbing thought tonight and it has been bothering me.

I'm sure most people are aware of the Kyron Hormon disappearance and the sad and twisted stories that are coming out in the media. That's not what I'm writing about - but it is related.

The thought occurred to me tonight, as the news was talking about Kyron's family. "What could a little 7 year old do that would make someone take, harm or kill him?" [in the mind of the person who did this...not that ANYTHING a child or person could/would do can justify any of this...I don't know how to write about what I mean...NOTHING about this situation is logical or defensible.] I just don't understand. It doesn't matter if it was a stranger or a family member or a friend or acquaintance...I just don't get how anyone could harm a child in this way. And yet I know that this happens way more than we can even imagine. What is wrong with people? I know there are mental illnesses and other things that can lead people to do things that are unimaginable and unconscionable, but I just doesn't get it. And I don't want to. I don't think I want to understand or explore such things.

Anyway, it was upsetting. I hope we have a good outcome for this situation, but it doesn't seem likely at this point. I pray for that poor boy and his family. No matter what, this is such an unnecessary tragedy.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Scheduling, FCC, Staff Meetings - Oh My!

This week is crazed. I'm exhausted. I know I keep saying that...I'm sorry.  I am trying to get back to all my fun stuff, my art, reading, movies.  I'm almost there, but UGH!

So, gonna watch "Hell's Kitchen" because I love Mr. Gordon Ramsey and then I'm going to bed.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Summer, Reading and Bookfest

Well, it is summer and I have been bitten by the reading bug. I want to take my books and run away to the beach and spend the week reading and resting and listening to the waves. I will be planning a trip soon - as soon as I am done with "The Lion King", I am ready to really go on vacation.

One fun thing this year will be choosing a Bookfest book to take with me on the trip. I am hoping to find some treasures this year, but I'm not quite ready to plan the whole thing...I will have to decide if I want to enter the book buying spree with a list or if I go all organic (like I usually do).  Books are so funny for me.  A book calls out to me in a way - it could be something I have looked at a thousand times and then one day, it decides it wants to go home with me. I mean, obviously, there are books I have waited and wanted, but normally, it is all about energy and the title and the cover and then the story.  I almost always find some inadvertent theme in the books that I buy for Bookfest. Some of the themes have been AIDS, death and dying, 9/11 stories, Jewish themes, World War II, Middle Eastern stories, all women writers.  It usually happens on its own and then I discover the theme either right before I purchase or after I get to KGV's house to do the "unveiling".

Anyway, BookFest is coming!  Vacation is coming!  I can't wait!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunday Bits

Slept in a little today, watched some "Glee". I went to the movies -"Iron Man 2" and had some Puget Summer strawberries. This week is going to be a long and difficult one at work for a variety of reasons, so I'm off to bed. Wish me luck.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Recovery is Slow

I have had a strange couple of days. I think the adrenaline stayed with me much of the day yesterday and into the evening.  When I finally lay down to sleep last night, I could feel energy coursing through me and had to wait for it to slowly ebb away. As I was laying there waiting for sleep to come, I could literally feel my muscles letting go of their grip. This is not how I normally fall asleep - usually, I am awake and then I am asleep.  I was worried that I would never get to sleep and if I did, I wouldn't stay that way.  I was wrong.

When sleep finally took over, it was so gradual...then I woke up at 8:30 a.m.  I was up for a while, then put a movie on. I fell asleep and missed most of it. I had some lunch later, put a movie in, feel asleep and didn't wake up until about 8:30 p.m.  When I opened my eyes, I could tell that the squeezing of my lungs and torso were at about 1/2 the pressure it has been for the last week. I have literally felt like someone/something was squeezing the life out of me this week. I was so nervous about the show because I didn't feel like I could get enough oxygen.  Tonight, I knew that I was on the mend.

I don't feel 100% yet, but I feel 100% better than I did yesterday, if that tells you anything. I am hoping that I will get a good night's sleep again tonight. I have stuff to do tomorrow, so I don't want to sleep the day away like I did today. I will if I have to - this feeling SUCKS.  Anyway, I'm getting there and that is a very, very good thing.

Friday, June 25, 2010

We Are a Fickle Species, Aren't We?

Today is the 1 year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death. I was flipping through the channels and I happened upon the swaying snake of ABC's Michael Jackson special...

I was a fan of MJ's when he was a kid and I loved the "Thriller" album. I liked "Black and White" when it came out, but I was not interested in his strange antics and weird relationships with child stars. I thought his obsession with the weird was a sad symptom of being one of the most uber-famous people ever. Like Elvis and Marylin, MJ never really had a chance at a normal life - that is sad to me, but he (they) also had enough money and autonomy to surround themselves with some normal (and helpful) people. He chose a different path.  Still, I never considered him the "King of Pop" or anything else - he was a sick, talented person who wasted his gifts because he had some kind of mental illness.

I don't know what is true or not true about his life other than the fact that is seemed very weird and he seemed like a lonely and severely disturbed human being.

I found it frustrating as I watched the special because it reminded me of the short memory span we have as a culture. A year before MJ died, most of the world had rejected him, mocked him, suspected him of unspeakable acts against children. He was broke, he owed money, he was odd and he was raising his three children oddly. Most people wouldn't buy his albums, most people didn't want to really listen to his music or see him on television. He was persona non grata and anyone who was still a big fan of his music did not generally admit it. He was vilified in the press and a joke to most - an admittedly talented man, but considered a punch line by most. But now that he is dead - suddenly everyone forgets all the reasons he was in the position that he was in.

I don't think MJ has to be hated or vilified any longer, but I also don't think that we should just suddenly embrace all that he was and not look critically at what our "celebrity culture" can produce. He is dead BECAUSE of the way he lived and the way he was treated. Elvis was the same way. Imagine not being able to walk down the street without getting mobbed and grabbed and having people sob at your feet and faint. It is crazy.

MJ was talented, but he was the product of sickness, as well. He could dance, yes, but that doesn't take away from the fact that he was accused of the sexual abuse of children on more than one occasion. If we saw a story on the news about a swim coach or a soccer coach or a teacher accused of molesting their students/athletes MORE THAN ONCE, we would assume guilt and we would not allow them to be around children if we could help it.  Why is this different? Because he is famous? Because he is talented?  Do we abdicate our responsibility to children in the presence of someone we consider to be "gifted"?  Why isn't their safety protected with a celebrity in the same way that we protected children from other accused predators?  If a grown man asked if your child could come spend the weekend with him and share his bed, would you let him if he were just "Bob Down-the-Street"?

On the flip side, why is it acceptable to vilify someone, to hate them and mock them and then suddenly, when they are dead, turn them into a demi-god?  It is so sick.  Now that he is dead, people say, with straight faces, "Michael was misunderstood." "Michael WAS the beat." "Michael was my idol, my inspiration." "Every pop/R&B singer today has been influenced in some way by Michael Jackson."  I don't buy it. He was a man. Talented, flawed, sick. He was loved by his family, as he should have been. It is too bad no one loved him enough to get him back on the path of mental health.

Rant over. Thanks for playing.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


I know I have kind of talked about not feeling well for the last week or so...It is a weird illness...I think a virus of some kind. Basically, if I am sitting still and quiet, I feel ok. If I get up and walk 10 steps, I feel like an elephant is standing on my back. It is a combination of feeling like someone hit me with a big stick over and over and the continuous elephant pressure.  There is a breathlessness that goes with it (I see a doctor regularly so don't worry that it is something that it is not...this came on suddenly in Las Vegas).  Several people I know seem to have the same symptoms. I have a doctor's appointment next week just to be sure.

So what, then, is my admission? Well, my admission is that I was really REALLY nervous about the show tonight. Interpreting theatre, particularly a show like "The Lion King" requires great physical staminas and would not be considered in any company to be "sitting still and quiet". I wasn't sure if I would be able to stand or breathe or maintain my composure for the whole show. I haven't been this nervous to do a show in YEARS...I just wanted to be good and not fall down.

The good news is that I did it and I think I even rocked a little bit (not the whole time, but some is better than none). I did not fall down. I did have to sit during some solos to conserve my energy, but I was able to emote and to respond and got through the whole show without incident. I am so grateful. I am actually hoping that the blood movement in my body and the adrenaline will help push this virus right out and I will start feeling better soon. It is so ironic because last week, I was bopping down the hall at work thinking how good I felt. Kiss of death, that positive thinking. Smile.

Anyway, I am feeling pretty good but definitely ready to call it a day. Thanks to all who helped me get through the day and thanks to Shannon for holding down the fort. I know the last couple of weeks have been challenging for her and I have not been myself.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Night before the Show

Tonight is the night before the show. I'm going to go work on my script, so if you are interested, go here:  "The Lion King".

I know the show, but I want to do a good job, so I tend to stress over the last minute stuff...songs like "The Circle of Life" and the emotional songs like, "He Lives in You" are challenging.  I'm excited to do them, but I just want it to be a parallel experience for our audience.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Circle of Life

I was provided a ticket to see the show tonight for rehearsal purposes (I had purchased the other ones - snafu and long story).

The whole show is worth seeing just to watch opening number, "The Circle of Life".  The costumes, puppets, movements, the African singing, the beautiful colors of the sunrise, the giraffes on stilts...stunning.  This is probably the 6th or 7th time I've seen the show and I have seen the opening number on the YouTube clip of the Tony Awards from 1999(?) a million times and STILL, I was moved to tears tonight.

That's what theatre is all about, my friends.  The breathless anticipation before the curtain, the heart-stopping brilliance of a line, a song, a look, an energy, a relationship. It doesn't come to fruition in every show, but there is usually a special moment in most shows. That's what brings me back each time - the possibility that it will HAPPEN.  It did tonight. It was a thrill. And then I realize that I get to participate in the show and hope that someone who accesses the show through American Sign Language has that moment at some point in their theatre experience that night.  I think "The Lion King" is a show that transcends interpretation - it is so visually rich, I imagine that the Deaf/Hard of Hearing audience has almost as many ways to access that "moment" in this show as the hearing audience does (and usually, none of that to do with the interpretation - I'm good with that).

Anyway, I know I'm gushing, but this is the reason I love theatre.

Monday, June 21, 2010

More LV Pics

Just a couple more LV pics.  I am still feeling low - trying to get back up to speed. I'm not sure what kicked me in the behind. I don't feel SICK - just like someone took all the oxygen out of the room.  Just what I don't need for a show. Sigh.

And I didn't even take these...blurry, I know, but they are a record of the trip, I guess.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Mr. Yuk

When I came home on Thursday, I was really, really tired and it felt like my luggage was about 50 pounds heavier than it had been when I left.  On Friday, I felt like I was walking through swampland and had a little head rush at one point (in front of someone and I almost fell into a wall - embarrassing). Saturday was kind of iffy. Today, Mr. Yuk was sitting on my chest.  It is a weird sickness - just feel weak and want to sleep all day long (which I did). I canceled rehearsal today and slept some more.  I hope I feel better tomorrow.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

L Squared

 This photo is for Cher's Las Vegas show. I took it to send to my friend, Michael, in Sacramento. We bonded over Cher when I was down there last time. "If I could turn back time..."
 This is the night view from my 12th floor window. I meant to take a daytime photo, but I kept getting up and running out because I was on my way to work.
 This is another shot out my window, but showing more of the NYNY building I was in.  My room was on the 12th floor.  I know the pictures aren't great, but they are all I have from this trip. I don't know why I don't take my camera out more often.
Here is the banner at the Keller Auditorium for "The Lion King" in Portland.  I thought I should start training myself to take photos of stuff for the next time I go on a trip - maybe if it is in muscle memory, I won't forget to take good pictures.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Lost Luggage Found!

My suitcase arrived safely in Portland at around 1:30pm today. I had to go to the airport to pick it up to get a $50 travel voucher. Since my work is right near the airport, I decided that would be better than having them deliver it.
I have never had my luggage lost before - it was kind of weird to think my little suitcase was just traveling out there.

I could have slept all day today, by the way. I didn't realize how tired I was. It is good to be home and to see all my familiar faces.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

There's No Place Like Home

I overslept this morning. I guess the wake up call doesn't really have a snooze button. I didn't pack my suitcase fully last night because I was so beat, I fell asleep on my bed with my "Lion King" script next to me and the TV on.

The meetings were good, but I should have just sprung for an extra night so that I could chill for the evening. I got to the airport later than I normally would, so I was a little stressed and I'm not feeling that great. My flight was at 8:25 pm and I got the gate at 8:22 pm, just as they were boarding. I had used the red cap for the first (and last) time because the line in the Southwest ticket area was SO FREAKING LONG... Then, they didn't have my luggage after the flight, so I had to go fill out paperwork delayed my arrival home quite a bit.

One thing I need to remember for the future - Reno and Las Vegas are SO DRY. I tend to notice even the slightest bit of dehydration at home and when I go to Reno, I always get really dried out, really fast. I didn't think about it in Vegas. Even though I was drinking water ALL DAY LONG and had bottles of water in my room for the evening and morning, on day two, my nose started bleeding off and on. By the end of the day, I would have sold my soul for some of my water from home. I didn't want to drink too much before getting on the plane because I didn't want to have to run back and forth to the bathroom 12 times on a 2 hour flight.

I'm going to bed.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Day 2 is a Long One

Well, we started the day at 7:30am and went through lunch, had about 30 minutes to freshen up, then dinner and more work. We worked through our "parking lot" issues. I know most of the folks didn't want to do it while we were at dinner, but some of us figured we should take advantage of our time together (and the loosened tongues after a couple of drinks) and discuss.

I got back to the room a few minutes ago, but I have to pack up to check out tomorrow and be ready to work at 7:30am. I'm still a little tired, even though I had a short nap yesterday. Getting up at 2:30am isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Assault on the Senses and Other Things I Notice When I Get Up at 2:30am

First of all, I wish I had the sense God gave a gnat...I got home around 8pm after stopping to pick up some travel essentials from RiteAid on my way home. I had some dinner then I packed. I was done in pretty record time but I felt like I had forgotten something...I didn't - in fact, I'm way over-packed. The problem is when you are at a work function and you have no transportation and no time to yourself, it is more critical to bring all your stuff with you. Also, dress is more casual when you are vacationing.

Anyway, I didn't get to sleep until after 11:45pm so 2:30am rolled around pretty quickly. I got ready, got my ride at 3:30am and arrived at the airport a little after 4am. I didn't know the Southwest ticket counter doesn't even open until 4:30am, anyway. Got through the line and onto the plane where the Southwest guy said, "You fly a lot, don't you? Weren't you just here?" I was, in fact, just there, so I was pretty impressed with the guy.

Flight was uneventful and a little longer than normal (to Sacramento, it is usually about 1.5 hours). I thought I would conk out right away, but it took me an hour to get tired again, took an hour nap and viola! We were approaching Las Vegas. What a strange place! I was hoping for a nice restaurant to sit in and eat breakfast and finish up some work. I forgot that that is PORTLAND International Airport where people go to hang out...Las Vegas airport has a news stand, a Starbucks and some slot machines. They have a shuttle /tram and they want you to go gamble! In the baggage area, they have about 4 giagantor screens and they show all the shows and sights one might be able to partake of while in Las
Vegas. Cher, Cirque du Soliel of various forms, sexy shows I don't want to pay too much attention to, The Lion King, cooking shows...etc. I would love to be able to see "O" which is the water version of Cirque du Soliel...i've heard that one is amazing.

Anyway, it is a lot to take in for a person who has only had about 3.5 hours of sleep...

More later.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Rumpusing off to Vegas

I have to be at the airport at around 4:00am tomorrow morning (about 4 hours from now) and I am all revved up from packing and all that.  This is a business trip - we will be staying in the New York, New York hotel for a couple of days. I will be home late Thursday night and back to the office on Friday.  I have my script and music with me, so I'm ready to rehearse while killing time in the airport for a few hours tomorrow.

Anyway, I will be checking in and if there are problems with the internet, I will do some handwritten posts and put them on the blog when I get back. I think I will be able to do it nightly, though, as I am bringing a netbook and have internet access in the hotel.

Hopefully, I will have an uneventful flight in the morning. Now I'm off to bed. Good night all.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Saying Goodbye

One of the women from the telecourse I took this fall passed away recently.  She was in her 80s and was the kind of person I aspire to be - she was loving, courageous, outrageous, unafraid and a host of other wonderful qualities.  She made a deep impression on all of us as we navigated our coursework that was all about grabbing onto life and really living, embodying our own stories.

If you are interested in some inspiration, read Patti Digh's comments here.  She was able to capture Celeste's spirit and nature and our affection for her in her words.

I have a card from Celeste sitting on my desk at work.  She sent me a card that said, "Leap and the net will appear", which is one of my favorite quotes.  She had an uncanny way of SEEING people - everyone in our group received an individual card from Celeste that really got to the essence of the person, even though most of us never met in person - we were all on a teleconference together.

I thank Patti and David Robinson for facilitating the group that gave us the opportunity to meet Celeste and to be inspired by her. I thank Celeste for seeing our essence. Tonight, I will raise a glass in celebration of her life.  May we all become more like Celeste.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Relief Comes Just In Time

This week has been strange and challenging.  Luckily, today was Friday and the week is OVER!  I went to Interpreter Professional Happy Hour and talked with a bunch of people - nice to feel like an actual person.

On my way to the event, I was rear-ended, which made me that much more determined to get there and try to have a good time.  The woman who hit me was young and said she saw the light change to green and just hit the accelerator. There didn't seem to be any damage, but I did get her information, just in case. I'm feeling a little stiff today, but hopefully that will be the extent of it.  When it happened, I was REALLY MAD and then as I was getting out of the car, I realized that this stuff happens and I just got a piece of paper and a pen and the interaction was easy and brief. It is so not worth the energy that it takes to be mad about stuff that is done and that I have no control over.

Anyway, I hope this weekend is a rejuvinating - I'm running on fumes and I have a trip next week and the show the following week. I think I need to go see a movie...

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Off My Game

This has been a weird week of wearing too many metaphorical hats. I don't know if I'm coming or going, if I'm the interpreter or in charge of everything. I'm just coming back from a trip and getting ready to go on one.  My brain feels like all the power has been turned off each night and I have to totally disconnect and limit all stimulation. My back is hurting some and I just feel all discombobulated.  I know it will all be fine. Hopefully, after a brain-free weekend, I will feel better. Right now, a little bit light-headed, so I'm off to watch my favorite episode of "Friends" and then go to bed.  It is "The One Where Everyone Finds Out" about Chandler and Monica.  "They don't know we know they know we know." Hee hee.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Flowers for birthday :)

Here are some photos from a floral bouquet we had at dinner party when I was in Sacramento. Delicious dinner, beautiful flowers, fun friends laughing hysterically while playing "Apples to Apples".

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

"To Sir, With Love"

Ahh, GLEE finally sang THE BEST song, "To Sir, With Love" on the show tonight. I love their version of "Don't Stop Believing", but this was particularly fitting and I even teared up a little. Something about teacher worship just gets me. I LOVE teachers!

So, here is Sydney Poitier dancing and then Lulu singing the original:

And the whole song with Lulu from 1967:

Monday, June 7, 2010

Weird Day

Today was one of those weird days when everything just felt "off" - not bad, not upsetting, just "off". I couldn't quite get my equilibrium all day. And that lasted ALL DAY LONG. Very frustrating.

I had a few minutes today when I wondered if I had been promoted to my level of incompetence. I know I'm not incompetent, but I feel overwhelmed by all the things I don't know how to do and the things I don't even know how to start asking about. I sometimes get really frustrated with myself and feel like maybe I'm just a cry-baby or a wuss or something. At some point, reality came back and I just talked myself down.

So, I'm glad the day is over. Tomorrow will be a new day.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sunday, Sunday

I did relatively nothing yesterday, so today, I had to get my behind in gear. Listening to "The Lion King", getting my script ready for rehearsal, going to rehearsal. Worked on cleaning out my car, although I didn't finish (it was raining too hard to finish).  I wanted to go to the movies today but rehearsal was at the time I usually like to go, so I gave it a miss.

I'm also reading a good book right now, although I haven't made any progress in it this weekend. Will take some time this week to read more. Looking forward to doing some art when the show is done - I'd like to think I might do some before then, but I know I won't.

Getting ready to buy a ticket to Las Vegas for a work trip. It is funny how I can go for months and months and not travel anywhere and then I will take a trip that generates a bunch more trips. Vegas will be short - a few days, but it will be good to see some of my colleagues in person. Some notables will be missing, but life must go on.

Also, a woman from my LIAV telecourse passed away last week. She was a firecracker and lived her life so fully we were all just amazed by her. I am saddened by her death but glad I had the chance to know someone who was so full of life. Celeste, wherever you are, thanks for your courage and your participation in our group. I am richer having known you.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Trip Pics

The first photos are the view from our hotel window in the Hyatt Hotel on the Embarcadero in San Francisco. 

We went to the Exploratorium, a hands-on science museum where the energy and number of unsupervised children wore us out after about 2 hours.

Then we drove the scenic route through the Presidio (took me a while to get my camera out for that). We got stuck behind a student driver who was literally driving about 10 miles per hour. The backup behind them got longer and longer and longer. We finally pulled over and let everyone pass and took a detour for a while.  We went up the hill to the Legion of Honor, but we didn't go in.

We went to the beach (I guess I never really thought of San Francisco being on the beach...I'd been on the ferry from Oakland, but I didn't think about the ocean being right there. We saw lots of giant container ships off the coast. They moved really fast considering how large they were. I didn't get any photos of those.  

Then we went to Moroccan food for a birthday celebration. The restaurant was called El Mansour. We had superb food and even more superb service from a lovely gentleman who had a very sexy and deep voice. He talked to us about buying his own lamb from the halal butcher and described all the dishes in detail. He was quite yummy and I wanted to take him home with us.  My favorite food was the chicken with honey and prunes (delicious) and the Bastela du Chef (pastry with chicken, almonts and an assortment of spices). 

The tiles are the mosaic on either side of the doorway to the restaurant. I am a terrible photographer (I'm trying to get better) but I wanted to remember how beautiful it was out there.  This was the first full day.  That night, after a full day of eating, we drove back to Sacramento for the rest of my stay.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Hood Strawberries - Yum!

One of my favorite things about summer is buying fresh Hood and Puget strawberries from a farm down the road from me. They always have the cleanest and most delicious berries. This year, it has been a tough year for strawberries because it is so wet right now. There is a fear that many of the strawberries won't make it.
Here are some pics of the first batch! They were delicious!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Twenty-five Years Running

This October is the 25th Anniversary of the opening of "Les Miserables" in London. I have been listening to the original London Cast recording since March 1986 when one of my friends introduced Roby and I to the music. I remember listening to "At the End of the Day" and wondering what we were listening to. Then "I Dreamed a Dream" warmed me up to it. I didn't like "Lovely Ladies" at first because it sounded so rough (at the time, I didn't know it was supposed to be.

On October 3, 2010, there will be three productions of "Les Miserables" in London at the same time - one at the Barbican, one at the Queen's Theatre and one concert celebration at O2. I am thinking about going. when they had their 10 year anniversary concert, I said I wanted to go to the 20 year concert, but I didn't know about it...I'm going to see if it is even possible to get tickets. It's good to dream, right?

Here's a link to the pre-event publicity.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Short and Sweet

I just need to hook up the camera and upload the pics so that I can post on the trip. Gonna try to do that tonight or tomorrow. Off to dinner tho.

More later.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Back to Real Life

Made it back to work today - I am feeling good and had good energy levels, so it seems like I took the little vacation at just the right time. It was easier to go back to work having had a day off yesterday to just relax a little and do what I needed to do.

One strange thing in the past week or so, though - I have been having these little deja vu moments. I can only remember one from SF, but today, I had this very strong feeling of a moment, but I couldn't place where or how or why I was feeling like I had been there/done that before. I also have been having strange dreams. Last night I dreamed about high school people and yet we were all adults at this age that we really are now. And people were there who have not been in the picture for many, many moons. Very odd.

I was going to post trip photos today, but I left my camera at work today. I will do it tomorrow.

I wonder if I will ever be able to just write a regular post again instead of these little stream-of-conciousness ditties I have been doing lately. I guess it doesn't really matter, either way, but sometimes I feel like I have the attention span of a gnat. I'm working on it, though. I am reading a book that is actually holding my attention, so that is a step in the right direction. I just have to build the reading muscle back up - I think that will also help me retrain my brain to focus. I don't have to jump up every time I hear a bell ring anymore - the job I do is very different now from when I started.

I am doing Nablopomo for June, by the way. The topic is NOW. Now, I leave you so that I can go to bed.


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