Slept like a rock, woken after 8 hours by cats jumping on my head. I guess they were hungry. I was hungry too, so I got up, fed them and made myself 3 pieces of bacon, 3 fried eggs, carrot-apple-raisins-lemon juice mix, and a cup of Earl Grey. Yeah, I feel good. Still 139 lbs. WOOT!
I read your last post fast first and envisioned 8 cats jumping on you. Figured you'd scare anyone away. Then I reread it. Then tried imagining our three cats changing into eight cats and then the kitty litter boxes!!!
Have a super day!
I miss choirs. I've gone along on a couple of College Concert Choir tours and they moved me to tears. Top-notch director and a bunch of young people who are mostly music majors - really good stuff!
If I ever get my energy back well enough to be able to commit to being somewhere on a regular basis, I might join our church choir. It isn't the greatest, and they aren't exactly lacking women, but hey, it would be fun. I wish they did a little more classical stuff.
Hah! I reread my post and for a minute it looked to me like eight cats! Although just the two FELT like eight cats.
I've been wanting to sing in the choir for the usual reasons, but also because I have heard from several sources that I trust that choral singing is one of the healthiest activities a person can engage in - apparently it feeds the mind, the soul, the personality, the social impulses, and for several reasons it is good physically as well. No downside. Our music minister is wonderful - kind, helpful, energizing, motivating, inspiring - every good adjective you can think of, that's Genie! I have scheduling conflicts up the wazoo, but I'm just going to do the best I can and make it work.
Had a pretty action-packed day yesterday - came home from an artist friend's open studio where I had a couple of glasses of wine and fell asleep for two hours. Woke up but not really - dragged around doing chores for an hour or so and gave up and went to bed. Slept great! Think I was up at 5 or 5:30 AM. Had a large, delicious breakfast of onions, peppers, garlic, and chicken sausage. Made a BAS to take to my poetry workshop today, also homemade dressing (that goes without saying). I bought some past date strawberries last week and turned them into puree - did you know strawberry puree makes excellent salad dressing? It does.
Weird day here - cool but very, very humid and foggy. I can't decide if I am hot or cold. I put on a sweatshirt and I'm too hot. Open the window and I'm too cold. Hmm.
Couldn't help weighing myself this morning, still 139. Can get enough of seeing that number on the scale. I really thought I would never be in the 130's again in this life, barring some horrible disease.
So - off to the workshop, hope it's good.
I hate humid days for that. We're having one of those too, torrential downpour, very grey. Forecast high 22 (which is more or less room temperature) with a humidex (feels-like temp) of 28! Which is in the low 80s. Right now it just feels cool, because when you're below room temperature, humidity makes it feel colder. Hard to dress for. I dress for the high though, and throw a light cardigan on as needed.
Thought I put somewhere back there that I was going to a poetry workshop today, but maybe not. Anyway, I did and now I am home. It was exhausting! But luckily I have lots of primal energy and I came home with a pretty good poem that I wrote for an exercise, quite raw and in need of work but I am pretty sure I can punch it up and sell it to a publication that has accepted my work in the past. Although no one in the workshop liked it! No accounting for taste. No, seriously it needs more detail and more action but that isn't too hard.
Very exciting stuff - hate to sound provincial, but we had an Australian woman at our workshop which was really great. She is visiting and saw the ad in the paper and signed up. It is great to get some diversity and a different perspective. She is also quite an accomplished poet and it was valuable to see her write something and then work through it. I generally learn as much from the other participants as I do from the instructor.
Paleo all day of course, BAS for lunch at the workshop. Not sure what to have for dinner but it will be much the same. I get a lot of mileage out of all these natural/organic/nitrate/nitrate-free sausages. Great for a single person. Maybe a salad with a couple of ultra-tasty chicken sausages.
Sounds like fun. You might have mentioned it, but after I scrolled back a bit and didn't find it, I got lazy and asked... ;)
I have written all of one poem since my early twenties. (Not including song lyrics, which is a whole different kettle of fish.) It wasn't magnificent, but it won me a free book. LOL! I play with the thought of starting again, have even started one or two, but they have not gone anywhere.
What I really want to get back to is novel writing. I had a couple of bad experiences with agents who loved my writing, but jerked me around, just as my health was hitting bottom, and the combination was deadly. In all fairness, it's just as well. I was in no shape to take on all the stress of publishing, not even being published.
But maybe I should look over my short stories... For some reason I don't fully understand, my short stories tend to be on the dark side, even though I am not a dark kind of person, and my longer work isn't. Maybe it's because in a short story, you don't have to belabour it.
And now I'm blathering... Back to the regular programming.
I must have mentioned it in the journal I keep in my head - notoriously unreliable....
Once again slept like a stone - not complaining, but this sleeping is unusual. On my nights off, I have been sleeping very, very well, 8-9-10 hours!
Had a disaster of my own making this morning - BW Cat knocked over a vase of flowers, which was actually totally my fault, not his - and these flowers had been here for over two weeks - not sure you can imagine how bad the water smelled and how gross it was. AND it set off some kind of allergic reaction in me, I was sneezing uncontrollably, coughing, gagging on the smell, trying to clean it up...oh, and get ready for church at the same time. Did not have time to eat, and I didn't really want to fast this morning, but fast I did, and let me tell you, sitting through church hungry as hell and lacking my usual cup of Earl Grey was not a situation I want to repeat. What a wimp I am! AND I have very little in the way of food of around here, and did not want to go to the grocery store - too busy after church. But I came home, cleaned some more, cooked two sausages and drank a cuppa. Feel much better but still a bit unsettled. Was relieved and happy to find out that my two good friends are also going to the Land Trust dinner on Wednesday. They have been out of town and I didn't have a chance to ask them before I bought my ticket.
Going to call my mom and then settle down a little.