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Yupdate-- mental postpourri

Gah, I haven't updated this thing in forever!

I still read my friends' page sporadically though, I've a lot of catching up to do.

Here's the lowdown on what's been going on, though, since last I posted. Not a lot of new-news, but bits and pieces:

The big things:

The Most Important Thing (MIT? I wonder if there's a correlation... Many Important Thinkers go to MIT? But I digress... ) is that I released Kix from the bounds of Celeb School after becoming entirely fed up with the ordeal that was the System. She became a free range chicken the day before Valentine's day and has been thriving in that environment, home with me, growing educationally and learning and less tense and stressed by far. I'm so glad we made the switch; one of her best friends will be doing the same next year and we'll be doing many projects together.

The Other MIT is that, much like my dear literary counterpoint Alice, I fell into a looking glass of sorts... That is, if the aforementioned modern-aged looking glass were actually a computer screen. Due to a combination of curiosity and a desire to take a more active role in supervising her ever-increasing internet activity, I spent Thanksgiving week (aka the week of much sickly doom) getting into a Hogwarts role-playing game online. My first RPG, and folks-- you know who you are -- I apologize wholeheartedly for my 'meh' level of appreciation for such things. I get it now. In fact, I entered this parallel universe and it has sucked me in, taking up probably an unhealthy amount of time and energy... Because, you see, it's allowed me to stretch my creative writing muscles in a way I'd not in a long while, as well as causing me to have a reason to really jump back into Photoshop on a regular basis... and most of all because I met a few people who I really, truly adore, new friends (one in particular) who really enrich my life. I feel so blessed to have met them and to have this new creative outlet... and mostly to know them.

Other than that, it's been a lot of the same ol' thang... Working, taking care of mah kid, schooling her, trying to make ends meet, putting up with gas prices for my SUV, paying attention to politics and news, trying to re-develop my portfolio, seeing friends, spending a lot of time at Typhoon Lagoon (yay, annual passes) and indulging in culture, pop culture and the arts:

A few of note:

Indy 4 - Meh, not awful, but no Last Crusade either. I hear it is better on second viewing, but have yet to do so.
Wicked- Saw it again, loved it just as I had before.
Assassins- It's in town all month at Mad Cow-- GO SEE IT. It's so worth it and on 6/9 tickets are cheap ($10 each).

I also got to see my beloved Joshua Bell, 4th row center, at the Orlando Symphonic (Philharmonic?)... It was AMAZING. Such artistry! I am so glad we got the chance to attend... The symphony is a grand event anyway, but oh! It made my soul weep and fly and sing. And it got Kix interested in playing violin, so she is currently studying that and I'm refocusing on it as well (which reminds me... gotta pick up my violin from the shop!).

I saw KJ and her brood the other day and that was fabulous-- little Kyle is sooooo smart and so grown up! That was really nice, catching up with them.

Anyway-- that's the really high-level summary of 'how I spent my winter-spring 2008.' There's so much more, but the hour is late. I miss you all like mad (even those I've seen in RL or corresponded with) and I've been reading my friends' page, celebrating your victories (Marianne, way to go on the book deal!) and praying for you through your crises (Josh, your mom is in my thoughts and prayers DAILY.)

More later... It's a start, anyway.


( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 6th, 2008 11:44 am (UTC)
it's weird how sometimes you don't notice you miss someone until they finally post. :)

Glad to hear all is well.

Jun. 6th, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC)
:) I miss you too! I hope all is well?

Jun. 6th, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
Very well. :) Lots of Pure Romance related goodness over the past few months.

Jun. 6th, 2008 12:06 pm (UTC)
I've been thinking about you a lot lately! I wondered aloud to KJ the other day about whether your lack of posting was you being very busy or you being not okay. I'm so glad you posted and that you're okay!
Jun. 6th, 2008 02:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's been very busy- but all in positive ways. I'm going to try to be better about being back in contact, though-I've missed y'all. How's things with you and KJ?

I'll try to get on AIM later today/this weekend to say hi (my laptop is slowly dying, I think... the video keeps going blank and the mouse locks up. *cries* So I'm not positive I can. But I'll try.)
Jun. 6th, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you haven't given up on the ol' eljay. I missed reading your posts and just seeing your username made me smile this morning.

Send my love to the kidlet!
Jun. 6th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
*hugs you hard*

Haven't given up, just took a break. :) I miss you! How have things been? Drop me a line- I'm not using chrisg108 AT aol anymore (too much spam) so feel free to email me at aircheckcg AT aol DOT com -- that goes for any of y'all. XD

Jun. 6th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I will send a note - and pictures of the stinkiest greyhound ever (combination of dog breath + dog farts, but we love her anyway).
Jun. 7th, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)
*laugh* yes please do! XD
Jun. 6th, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
I was wondering where y'all'd gotten to...

Let me know if she's interested in anything that I might have college textbooks on. <3
Jun. 6th, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
Your name always makes me smile. Zarhoooooie! I miss ya like whoa. I've been loving your self-portraits when I do manage to hit my FL.

I'll do so... I think she's looking forward to a summer break but any science texts in particular, or literature/English comp, woud be hugely helpful... That's so generous of you (no surprise there, you have a huge and generous heart and have always been so kind to us!)

Jun. 6th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
Its good to hear from you again! I was starting to wonder what happened to ya. ^_^
Jun. 7th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
Good to hear from you too! :)

how's life?

Jun. 9th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
It's so great to see you in LJ land again! We'd love to get back to spending some time with you crazy kids. Let me know if you have some free time.

I mentioned this before, but I think it's so great that Kix is being home-schooled. She's simply too bright for the average everyday school to keep her interested, and I think you are the perfect teacher for her.

We finally saw Wicked and both ADORED it.

Miss you!
Jun. 12th, 2008 10:54 am (UTC)
" and most of all because I met a few people who I really, truly adore, new friends (one in particular) who really enrich my life. I feel so blessed to have met them and to have this new creative outlet... and mostly to know them."

Heeheehee...that's me. XD

Or is it?! O__o


In response to your comment in my journal...

Thank you for letting me make you part of my life off of the Hoggy warts. You're an amazing person and I love knowing you. That goes for Miss Kix as well (to whom I am eternally grateful for introducing us)! :)
Jun. 12th, 2008 11:29 am (UTC)
Yes-- that is you, mah silly monkey-bunny! XD

And... *cries* Thank YOU for thanking me and for letting me... okay, we both can go round and round thanking, or I can just... *glomp*

Yeah. That says it. XD
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