Thursday, January 29, 2009

oh noes...

Sick with my first cold in over a year. Luckily, nothing huge...just some breathing and throat troubles. Only bummer is that I can't stay home from work, since we are in the middle of a huge [HUGE] deadline [the one that I whined about earlier <grin>]. With luck, I'll make the deadline and be able to rest on Saturday...if not, I'll keep medicating, gargling with warm salt water, and trying my best to keep my germs to myself. Go, go, gadget immune system!

[LOL! I crack me up! Just re-read my post from about 8 days, the gods of irony *were* listening. ]

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

quick update

Work: hectic times, huge deadline next week, people in the workflow chain in front me slipped some of their deadlines, but I can't slip because I'm at the end of my part of the chain. Ugh. Plus reviews, peer, manager, and self. Joyfulness...but it's a paycheck, so yay for that.

Health: doing pretty well. Knock on wood, no bouts of bronchitis for over a year now [those of you who know me know how astonishing that is]. Of course, now that I've said it, the gods of irony are going to smack me down...

Life: it goes fairly well, actually. Good times with friends, catching up on movies in the library and making lists of others to add to it, registered for the MSF course at the end of February [my now-traditional year-end treat to myself [previous years included a cartilage piercing and my tattoo]...I would be taking it sooner, but the aforementioned deadline got in the way]. Missing my parents immensely. Missing Lawrence immensely, want to plan a trip to see him and the littles in the near future. Cats are doing well, even if they haven't seen much of me lately. The weather is interesting...we had beautiful sunny 65-70 degree days for the past week or so, and now it's cooling down and raining [but I'm still not going to complain too much, since my parents are dealing with single digits and being snowed in].

So all in all, not too shabby...I have zero complaints. <smile>

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

four years ago today...

...a pitifully meowing cat came off a plane from Ohio to start a different life in California. Wonder if Pepper misses the cold winters and boiling summers outdoors? <grin>

Monday, January 05, 2009

to sum up

Nice Christmas, good new year. Miss my family, both blood and chosen. Old wounds healing, new drama fading, same old job continues in same old way. Catching up with some folks, saying goodbye to others, finding unexpected connections. Putting hard-earned lessons into real-world use, learning new ones to be used when needed. Finding that human nature remains consistent, which is both good and not-so-good. Finding joy in the moments, using pain as a springboard, slowing down and enjoying the pockets of contentment wherever they might be.

Here's to did its best. And here's looking ahead to 2009...