Monday, May 19, 2008

What a Wonderful Weekend

This past weekend was spent at the Pagan Unity Festival near Nashville, TN.  The people who run the festival are absolutely fabulous, and their guest speakers are often people I hold dear to my heart, as was the case again this year.  We had a wonderful time meeting new people and spending time with old friends. 
Tree Faerie has new scrapes and bruises on her knees from learning the new terrain, although the falls did not stop her from walking and running around almost constantly.  She LOVED the wooden wheelchair ramp, so much so that she would spend an hour just running up and down it.  She tried sliding down it the first night without much luck.  I think the resulting scrape on the back of her leg deterred her from trying again.  Mental Note:  Take Tree Faerie to the park to slide on the slide.
Tree Faerie also enjoyed entertaining the crowd this weekend.  Everyone just loved her.  She danced with me on Friday Night and with DTTF on Saturday night, and while we tried to keep her from stealing the show, she definitely attracted attention.
In other news, I have joined a crocheting and knitting site that excites me to know end - Ravelry!  I can hardly wait to start new projects!  I have my eyes on a couple of fingerless glove patterns that would be a great gift for a dear friend and fabulous musician, S.J. Tucker.
Also, I still haven't sat down to fix my "missing" posts, one of which is a review of The Fairy Chronicles: Marigold and the Feather of Hope.  Check out the Fairy Chronicles website while you're waiting. 

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Heading Out

I am so excited!  In a little over an hour, I'll be leaving work to head home and pack a few last-minute items, then we'll be heading out to a festival.  The weekend will be filled with sun, mountains, trees, great friends, good food, and great times.  I can hardly wait!  So, have a wonderful weekend.  Since my deadlines are out of the way, I should be able to post more next week. 

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mish-Mash Monday

Sorry I've been so quiet lately, folks, but part of it is not quite my fault.  Apparently our email server has eaten a few of my posts, and since I can't log into Blogger from work and don't have time at home, I haven't been able to rectify it.  I am emailing this post from a different email account, so cross your fingers that it goes through. 
Boy, have I missed you wonderful ladies (and men)!  I check in on you all, but I hate not being able to comment!  Ugh!
To catch you all up...  I decided to take a break from my pill last month.  All was fine and dandy until last week when I was suddenly very anxious and tense and emotional.  I couldn't figure out why!
...Until Aunt Flo decided to show up on Friday.
The weekend has been a very emotional one that included pain, tears, wine, coffee, muffins, and many reminders why I love my husband so much.  Also, this weekend gave me a great reason to start my pill back up.  No more cycles like that please, at least not unless we're attempting to conceive again.  And we are NOT ready to conceive again.
So, now that I'm feeling better, I will attempt to post more.  If emailing my posts from this account proves to be more reliable, I will resubmit the posts that were skipped and change the date to the appropriate date later.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Testing 1 2 3

Blogger, are you eating my posts?  I seem to be missing a few.



Thursday, May 1, 2008


Hi! My brain? Yeah. It doesn't work.

You know what that means? My fingers don't work either. I've been very friendly with my backspace key today.

My feet don't work. Do you know how embarrassing it is to trip at work? At least I didn't bust my butt or fall on my face.

My mouth doesn't work. I've stuttered and stammered repeatedly today. I've given up on speaking, and it's not even 10 AM.

My eyes don't work. I keep having to blink and refocus. Scrolling through Excel spreadsheets while not able to focus on the numbers is a sure way to develop a migraine.

"What is the cause of this systemic dysfunction?" you ask?


My child, my wonderfully adorable child, decided she did not want me to sleep last night. She wanted to nurse and snuggle and sleep in my arms in the rocking chair. My bed was not acceptable. Her bed was not acceptable. At one point I was finally so exhausted that I put her back in her bed and just let her scream for a moment to see if she'd go to sleep so that I could lie prone for a moment.. Amazingly, she did!

For an hour...

It was so tempting to drop her off at daycare and go back home to sleep. I decided against it because I'd like to actually use my vacation time for things like visiting with my mom when she drives up, because that's probably going to happen in the middle of the week. I just don't know which week yet.

Or flying to CO to have some much needed reconnection with people I hold dear to my heart.

Or flying to FL to have much the same with other people I hold dear.

Or going to PUF.

Or... Or... Or... I don't know what else. But it won't be spur of the moment sleeping, because I would be highly disappointed if I took a mental health day to get extra sleep and then was unable to sleep. That kind of disappointment may just cause me to snap. And we don't want the mommy to snap.

Tonight, however, I will be carting myself off to bed as soon as I get the kiddo in bed and have showered. Even if Tree Faerie decides to get me up off and on all night, at least we'll get an early start.


Happy Beltane!