Hello fellow AOL-J'ers. Forgive my silence. I've been incredibly busy. And every time I try to update my journal, I get [pleasantly] interrupted by a phone call or an IM or an email or Hunny or my own random thoughts.
I'm having a great week so far. I don't want to spoil
anything but there seems to be a positive shift in my dogwalking
business. Being self-employed can be unpredictable so please keep
the candles and prayers coming. But it does look like I might be
able to buy a new pair of shoes soon. ::fingers crossed::
Music Mondays have been put on hold. I'm taking a few
weeks to get the last bunch of songs well-rehearsed. Keith
[drummer-boy] and I are scoping out bass payers. The goal is for all of
us to go into the studio one Saturday in May and play all songs - start
to finish. I'll keep you posted.
I saw my doctor this week. You know how I feel about
western medicine [and worse, insurance companies] but I left there
feeling really good. I love my doctor. I chose her as my
primary physician because she was on-call when I first got my ear
checked two years ago. I liked her then and still like her
now. And she remembers me. She's respectful of my beliefs -
in fact, she honors the holistic approach. The best of both
Since I saw my doctor, I had to get weighed. Not too bad
but it's a few pounds more than I'm comfortable with. So, with
this new bit of information, I've decided to be a little more strict
about my health. I eat fairly well, but I need to learn more
about healthy vegetarian meals. I'm still young but my body is
changing, right before my eyes. I want to keep up with it.
What I need is someone to say, "This is your meal plan. This is your exercise routine. This is your daily schedule. Take these vitamins. Go to bed at this time. Read this book. Use these products."
There are just some things I never learned growing up. For
instance, I washed my face and shaved my legs with Dial soap till just
a few years ago. I thought green beans were born in a can.
And I don't even own a single shade of eye shadow because I don't know
how to use it. So I'm calling on friends who are experts in each
area. Sort of like Queer Eye - but for ME. I'm open to suggestions!
There's earthquake talk around here lately. I don't want
to give it any more power than it deserves but it's a good reminder to
have a bag packed. I'm so disorganized. Nothing is in the
same place. Keys, shoes and phone are all in three different
areas of the apartment. I keep forgetting an earthquake is
something we just can't predict - like weather or tides.
Strangely, as I was writing about this, I heard a bang and felt the
apartment shake...a pre-quake perhaps?
Reminds me of ten years ago. I was at the kitchen table
with a roommate. I had never felt an earthquake before. I
thought I felt the table move but couldn't be sure. I asked her
if I would know when an earthquake hits. The next morning,
4:31AM, the Northridge earthquake knocked us senseless! I believe
the kitchen table shake was a pre-quake. Maybe I should pack that bag tonight.