23 June 2010

a few things

1. I started a new blog - just for hiking/outdoorsy stuff. wheeeee. And I will still write here, too, other stuff. Check out the new blog.

2. I am actually starting to feel - almost - normal again. Or at least to adjust to my new normal - one not as clouded by grief and depression. There will always be some bittersweetness - some layer of sadness, or perhaps just hard experience, to color my point of view...but the layers of fog are lifting. I am glad. Somewhat weirded out by it all - and struggling a little with the idea that I do not have to be sad in order to honor K's life and memory. It's a process.

3. I keep thinking about getting a tatoo. Must question some medical professionals about this. No rash decisions on this one.

4. WTF McChrystal and Obama??? That's a whole blog post in and of itself.

06 June 2010

new direction...

AZ suggested I blog about hiking, since it's an (old) love I've picked back up over the last couple years. This is something I am going to do, jut not quite sure yet if that would entail a new, separate blog or what. It probably will, so as to keep the personal here and the other...there. Wherever there may be. We shall see.

Speaking of hiking...ticks? They are gross...that is all.

In other news...countdown 12 days to The Gettysburg Festival. I cannot believe it. A group I perform regularly with here in SF has been invited to sing at the festival's opening day of their Gilbert & Sullivan festivities. It will be a fast and furious trip, but fun. I still can't believe we're going! And I get to see Sibling!

Many happy things to come this summer!

05 June 2010

back for now

I keep falling off of the blogging band wagon. SUCH a crazy year, 2010, and the hits keep coming.
Most recently, bff's father passed away suddenly . . . about a month ago. In the midst of her planning a wedding. I...ugh. It's just sad. There is nothing else to say about it, really. I wish I could make it all go away for her, but I can't, so prayers would be nice. And, another friend's cousin died in a car accident. I don't know what it is for this particular group of us who all know each other going through some crazy shit over the past several months....but MAN. (Don't mind my French. I've had a couple glasses of wine this evening.)

SO. All that to say. I am still here. Still dealing. Grief counseling/therapy helps a LOT...helps a great deal to have a forum to talk things out. Keeping physically active helps, too, and - as always - I find myself staying busy with musical activities aplenty. I just...need to figure out what is most important and where God would have me be and why. You know, minor things.

In other news. Sibling's wedding is in about 2 months. Cannot believe it! Finally! Very much looking forward to that.

Hope all is well out there in internet-land aka OK, NM, CA, WI, FL, CO and beyond. I think of you all often, even if I do not expressly express it here.

Finally, based on the amount of fog that rolled in today, I'd say summer has officially landed in sf. woot.