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|Blog Entry - Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
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Realized just how uncommunicative I've been on the blog of late, so I'm dropping a quick multi-tasking post off between appointments today.
Under the Congratulations banner:
My friends Cindy, Dave, and Audrey added a new little Sunshine to their family yesterday. It took Cindy less time to have the baby than it did for me to drive to the hospital to visit them. A reminder of how lucky I am not to have to drive in Houston rush hour very often. Yay! for the Claytons!
My friends Warren and Kitty walked 26.2 miles at night for breast cancer research. Wow. I'm a half-marathoner, but the combination of at night, in bras, and the entire mileage makes me so proud of their accomplishment!
Congratulations to anyone who was part of the class of 1989. Philip and I went to my 20th high school reunion last weekend... I'm not exactly sure what to say or think about it - I'm still processing. Loved running into some folks I hadn't seen in a long time. So many of them are doing great things and look wonderful. I'm hoping to keep in touch with some of them going forward. I'm always grateful to my friend Julie - she's been with me through everything (since 4th grade). Besides being a wonderful friend, she always helps me keep my life in perspective.
Happy Birthday to my friend Chris! I'm hoping to visit you in SF in October as usual, but I'm thinking about you today!
Someone commented that jobless or unemployed don't have a very inspired ring. I agree - thanks Gaelyn, for the reminder to look at things as opportunities and to have my speech and writing support that. I'm considering myself a freelancer for the moment (or that's what I answered when folks asked at the reunion). That doesn't mean I'm not looking for more permanent work - I am, and actively - but I'm trying to see myself as being in process rather than anything more...negative. Thanks for those who have wished me well, given me hints or tips, and other supportive activities. To those who might be waiting on something from me, I'm back in the saddle and working on it.
My friends Margo and Ange bought me a Clutter-fairy workshop a couple of weeks ago and Ange and I have been spending time together de-cluttering our houses since then. Way too much clutter. It feels good to work on it, though, and it's much easier with a friend. Thumbs up.
Haven't been going to yoga (saving $$), but am doing some at home. I'm thinking it's time to find someplace to take my yoga style to a studio and see if I can add it to my freelancing life.
Had some Blackberry/Sprint difficulties of late. Not sure what the problem is, but I need to make a trip to the Sprint store to see if they can help me troubleshoot. One hint: definitely leave a message if you call, as my call log is among the things not working correctly.
Tried to see the shuttle launch, but they had to postpone it. After my husband, and his parents, and I drove from Houston to Florida. Four days driving (to and from) for one day of being disappointed and tired. Don't get me wrong, I'd rather they postpone and fix and problems, but it was a lot of driving for what we got. The in-laws are planning to fly out for the July 11 reschedule; Philip and I have to decide if it's in the budget for us.
I'm sure there's more, as there's a lot going on, but for now, I'm off to another appointment. Wishing peaceful, happy, healthy, good things to all of you out there.
Author: Libby Ingrassia
Posted at: 04:04:26 PM