January 2, 2009

Starting 2009 Off With a BANG!

The stomach flu will do that. 

I spent the better part of the first day of 2009 laying as still as possible so as to avoid any further tummy disruptions. Luckily I am the master of never actually having to throw up when I have the stomach flu--Tadashi Suzuki wasn't lying when he said that there was an art to stillness...

I've found a slew of Journalspace refugees and their blogs! It sucks that we don't still have our home, but at least we are slowly finding each other. There are so many I fear are lost forever, though.

Now I'm just waiting around to see how many other family members fall to the sickness. So far it's just been LittleMan and me, but Hub-O-Matic has been taking care of all of us and the girls are normally pretty susceptible. I hope we're it, though. Oh, and of course my dad who brought it into the house in the first place--I had so hoped it was food poisoning.


My head has been pounding for hours, now, and so I think I will give in and take something. Ignoring it hasn't worked, so...


December 31, 2008

JS is Gone

Long live JS.

My heart has  a little chip in it on this last day of 2008.

I was with Journalspace for 4+ years, and I can't believe that it is gone forever. How sad. I will not only miss my blogging home there, but I will miss the hundreds of talented writers I read on a regular basis and the friends and family I created while I was there. 

What made JS different from all of the other blogging sites was the sense of community; it really was the perfect microcosm of our world, and I am blessed to have been a part of it.

I hope that I will find some of my community--the process has already begun, and I have already connected with some other refugees, but it feels like such a daunting task to find everyone I am missing at the moment.

This is a difficult way to end a good year. I hope it portends positive things for 2009. Right now it feels like things couldn't get any more dire in terms of my blogging life.

Love and Belief.

December 30, 2008

That Which Does Not Kill...

I have just finished cleaning up puke.

I have been cleaning up puke on and off for 16 years; it's part of the job. I'm a mommy--it sort of comes with the territory.

However, it is a different story when it is not my children's puke. Having brought my father to live with us last February also brought an entire change of life for which none of us were entirely prepared.

We got through this, though...and now I am just hoping that it is food poisoning and not a virus.

Please, dear God, let it be food poisoning. PLEASE!!

On a brighter note: I had my 1st fitting for the dress I will be wearing in next week's 2 night cabaret--and it is more gorgeous than I had ever imagined it could be! I feel so awesome in this gown...and I can't wait to wear it on stage.

Now I am going to go back to watching Ghost Hunters with LittleMan. We were rudely interrupted by an onslaught of puke a couple of hours ago, and now I need the paranormal to unwind.

Love and Belief.

December 29, 2008

Setting the Scene

Let's see. Considering my old blog is probably gone for good (I do have the archive, but prefer to start fresh), there is some catching up to do!

I don't use real names, so everyone gets a groovy nick-name from GoGo. Sometimes, however, it takes me awhile to come up with just the right name, so some people exist as descriptions until their names are ready.

I am married with kids--so please don't bother propositioning me. Additionally, I have put on nearly 30 pounds in the past year, so it really isn't worth the trouble at this point. 

Here's the deal: I write because I don't know what else to do. It is all that has ever helped--it has saved my life more than once--and I am too afraid to stop writing. I blog, I jot notes in a little black book, I send copious emails...I am a word-aholic.

Oh. I have also been sober since May 25, 1991.

I have a stalker and I have a new friend who I've known longer than any of my old friends, and this new friend has become my closest confidante in the shortest amount of time. It's a crazy, crazy world.

I will miss my old blog...but I'm glad to be able to start something new.

More to follow...


December 28, 2008

I'm Back

Well, it seems that my blogging home is down indefinitely...and I am in dire need of a new one. I've been here for 2+ years and have only posted one entry.

That is about to change.

I've stuff to process and so this will be my new processing plant.