Saturday, March 31, 2007

out of my mind

we've got some physicians visiting from eastern europe for work, plus i've been going through my own mental ups and downs (increase my meds please!), so i've been swamped, both mentally and physically.

but knitting is going well...i've got my mojo back and i'm excited about it again. it's helping with the mental issues, when i can actually find time to knit...usually 5 minutes here...10 minutes there. i hope to have pictures of my jan, feb and march projects (one finished per month, as promised in my resolutions) up soon.

we're going on a hike today with some friends-it will likely be muddy and snowy and wet and we'll see how long the girls last but we're getting outside on a beautiful day!

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

reliving the past

with all the talk about the police, reuniting for the grammys and touring, i got swept up in music nostaglia. i've spent the past couple of weeksk loading a couple of cds a night onto itunes and now have all my police, REM, elvis costello and cranberries cds on my ipod.

god, was that music great or what?

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Friday, March 09, 2007

couple two, three movie questions

we started watching babel the other night. it's a long movie (2 1/2+ hours i think) and we watched about 45 minutes of it. it is amazingly well acted, it is beautifully shot and has an incredible story so far. but it is kinda depressing. in fact, i'm almost thinking about not finishing it, despite its nomination for best picture. do any of my 6 readers have anything to add to make me want to keep watching?

also, we watched the previews on the dvd for babel, including one for black snake moan. i'm sorry, but WTF? i like samuel jackson and i like cristina ricci, but i don't think i will be seeing that one. it looks a little too strange.


Thursday, March 08, 2007


in the last month or so, a person very close to me has had a health scare, culminating in a recent biopsy that proved that everything was benign.

throughout this whole experience, i've maintained a positive attitude. i wasn't going to get upset or spend mental energy worrying about the worst case scenario outcome, just take the information as it came in and work with it once i have it. it worked pretty well. until i read the note yesterday about the results of the pathology and spontaneously burst into tears, i didn't realize how much worry i was hiding while trying to be so positive.

i feel like a huge weight is gone. life is good.


Tuesday, March 06, 2007

you are furry, proud and red

last week was a bear. it's the last of the february blahs i think, but it spilled over into a crappy overloaded work week, crankiness and lethargy in general.

this is one of the few things that made me smile last week. i TRIPLE dog dare you to watch this and not smile, tap your feet, or sing the song for the rest of the day.

this is one of my personal favorites since i'm an big REM fan. i especially love the kate pierson muppet singing back up.

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