Friday, November 20, 2009

starting to get there

I am finally starting to actually do some things I want to do. It's really too bad that I can only do that when I am not working. Or hardly working. I have to scrounge and scrape for hours at work anymore...think I am coming to the end of this pretty sweet gig. I worked 8 hours this week -- woo. Better than nothing, but it's kind of a bummer to be on the payroll and still have to beg for work. I am meeting with some people at another company next week, so we will see how that pans out. I need to finish updating my resume. I really would rather be doing another kind of work, so I am slowly exploring what kinds of options I might have. I really want to write more, and edit web writing rather than manage proposals. I am freakin' sick of proposals.

The good news: I have been playing the piano for like an hour every day. I got recruited to perform a duet with my daughter of a little swingy jazz tune for an ensemble event put on by the music teachers' association, and I really enjoyed it! We performed at the cafe of the fancy new Whole Foods, and then we performed it at the event last Saturday. We both made little mistakes and both felt kind of like it wasn't as good as we could have been, but then we got the marks from the judge, and they were glowing reviews! She praised our excellent jazz technique and swing rhythm and our technical wonderfulness. And she commented on what a fun thing it was for a mother and daughter to do together. It sure was.

Monday, November 16, 2009

a mobile test

Just wondering if my mobile posting works or not. So I will try this. And then we shall see.
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009


At least I can always write about what I'm grateful for. And that is helpful in many ways.
I'm grateful that I accomplished a few things when I went into the office, even for such a short time. And that it turned out to be a good thing I went in.
I'm grateful for my adorable nephew, who turned 7 today.
I'm happy that I finally called my dad, and he was happy to hear from me and not too crabby about how long it's been since I last called. And he sounded good, too, still feeling healthy now that he is treating his diabetes.
I'm glad that my daughter's periodontist appointment went well -- her gum recession is not any worse, no need to do anything at this time -- and that her periodontist is charming and movie-star handsome.
I'm happy that my boss is on the mend from a surgical procedure and that I can make a little money and feel useful filling in for her.
And that's my gratitude for the day. And I'm grateful that I wrote something.
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Monday, November 2, 2009

it's getting late...

...but I really want to post SOMETHING. although this is pretty lame, posting something just for the sake of having something up here.
But not as lame as not posting ANYTHING! and maybe I could post a link I like or something! Yeah, that's what I'll do.
LOVE STORY (Taylor Swift) meets VIVA LA VIDA (Coldplay) - Piano Cello - by Jon Schmidt

This video is really fun.
And that's all I have to say right now. Going to bed.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

the first of november


Well, in case I manage to actually do this NaBloPoMo thingy this time, I guess it would be good to post something before Nov. 1 is over. How 'bout some gratitude?
It was a fun weekend - a looooonnng weekend - three snowdays and then a nice Saturday and Sunday. A fun concert, a Halloween party, a nice Halloween day with cute, polite trick-or-treaters, and a fairly relaxing Sunday.
I went off the Pill yesterday - was just on it to try to make that lovely monthly time a little more manageable, but all it did was give me a nonstop period and for some reason lots of anxiety - and I feel better already. More like myself.
The snow is finally melting - yay.
I'm working this week for the first time in weeks. Hope I remember how to be productive. It will be nice to make a little money and see some people and feel needed.
There! I wrote something! Yay for me!