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( Nov. 16th, 2010 05:20 pm)
I haven't posted in a month. It seems I spend more time on Facebook, but that's only because I post short little bits and pieces there. I save my LJ for longer, more thoughtful or detailed posts. I really should make more of an effort to keep from becoming a soundbite-person.

So yeah, allow me to explain. No, there's too much. Let me sum up:

Went to the Rally to Restore Sanity in DC on Oct 30. This was Will's idea, and he seemed really hyped for it once I mentioned that I knew people in the area so we'd have a place to crash. So, off we went. We left Cai's house around 9, figuring we'd get the train around 10:30 and get into DC around 11 with plenty of time to get to the rally site. I, along with 200,000 other people, didn't think that there would be THAT many people attending. We sat in traffic for an hour just to get to the train station then found out it would be another 2-3 hours before we could even get on a train, thereby missing the rally. We decided to just drive into DC and go sightseeing. Will was really disappointed, but in the back of my mind, I was determined to get him to the rally by hook or by crook. I oriented the car toward the Washington Monument and figured we'd somehow get there.

Thankfully, I have a disabled parking placard and was able to park on Constitution Ave right in front of the Wash. Monument. We walked down the Mall and got to the rally only an hour late. TaDA!!!! We never did get close enough to actually see the stage or anything, but we heard it. After a few minutes of dealing with the massive crowd, we moved to the edges of the street and just took in the scene. It was really cool and I'm glad we made it. We made a bad move in going back to the car to drive and find a place to eat; we lost the ONLY PARKING SPACE left in the city. I don't know my way around DC and even with John on the phone and the GPS, without a distinct destination we ended up just driving in circles. The sheer numbers of pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists made Will anxiety crest, even though city driving is second nature to me. So, we got stuck in traffic for another hour trying to leave DC and ate at a Red Robin on the way back to Cai's house.

Other than that, there's really not much going on. I'm taking violin lessons and doing well. We met up with a cool person at the Witches Ball, exchanged contact info and now have someone who knows what's going on around Birmingham so we might actually have a social life! The puppies are a year old, big but still puppies. I've volunteered for Bama Bully Rescue and will be transporting a pit bull to his forever home over the weekend. I go to the Y at least twice a week, an attempt to start getting into better shape. And that's about it.

There's really not much to write about...which is why I end up reducing my life into bullet point posts on Facebook.
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( Oct. 7th, 2010 03:21 pm)
It's about time I had a decent day, one where things went RIGHT for a change. Oh sure, my fibro is still flaring but I still got things accomplished.

Took the pups to the dog park this morning. We had the place to ourselves for a while, so we worked on the agility course. Harley actually seems to be getting more excited about it than Joker, but then she'll do anything if there's treats involved. We worked on the ramp and the tunnel and both dogs really seem to like playing on "the rides". A little while later some other dogs arrived, and we had a free for all on the ramp. I had about 6 dogs running up and down it, having a ball. I really like the new dog park; it's clean, shaded and with the agility course, there's more for them to do than just run around or wrestle.

I dropped them off at home, showered and went out to run my errands. I got a shoulder rest for the violin so it doesn't dig into my collar bone and it's so much more comfortable. I have a long neck, so it also makes playing it a lot easier. I also applied for state aid in paying my Medicare premiums, signed up at the local Y (paid for by my health insurance) and discovered that it's got everything I want. A pool, yoga, water aerobics, etc. It'll not only get me out of the house, but I'll be able to do the types of exercises I enjoy.

All in all, a good day. Nothing exciting, but good nonetheless.

Oh, we're also planning on going to Atlanta PPD this weekend. IF the coordinator gets back to me about being able to bring the dogs. I'd rather have them with us than crated for such a long time.
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( Aug. 28th, 2009 09:06 am)
Today I am grateful for Facebook. Last night, Liana came downstairs to tell me that my dear beloved friend Lyle friended her because he couldn't find me. (As you know, I don't use my real name online.) I cried tears of joy, because I'd lost his information at some point and after years of searching, kept coming up empty. He called and we talked for a couple of hours, and it was like all those years had never happened. We're both older and wiser, but otherwise the same. How I've missed my Lyle.

I'm going to have to plan a trip down to Florida. At least I'm closer now than I ever was...it's only an 8 hour drive.
I just received the La Bonne Soupe Cookbook, with recipes from my favorite French bistro in Manhattan. I may not be able to visit their red-checkered tables anymore, but I can enjoy the wonderful vinaigrette de Jean-Paul, fondue au fromage et fondue au chocolat, and the incredible Soupe Crème Andalouse (Creamy Tomato Soup) from my own kitchen.

I will admit - receiving it and looking through it brought tears to my eyes.

Today's dragon brood:

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