Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I Hardly Know Where to Begin

But I suppose I should start with an apology for my 3 +week absence.  Oops!
I actually did write a couple of posts, but haven't published them.  Partly because they were written under the influence of cold medicine, and were a bit rambling and disjointed, even for me.

First off, gotta get some geek business out of the way: "Sherlock" will air on PBS in the U.S. starting January 19th!!!!!!!!!!!!  Wahooo!!!!!!

So, a lot has been going on.  I had a near-total emotional meltdown 2 weeks ago.  But it lasted less than 24 hours, which was good.  'Cause it was pretty intense.  But, y'know, got through it and learned a whole bunch, so it was kinda worth it.

I've also been getting my workouts in again.  Sometimes they're short, maybe only 20 minutes, but they're intense and kick my patootie.  Which is what really matters.

I'm FINALLY getting over my cough!  I had a cold, but it wasn't too bad. It was the coughing that nearly did me in, lol!

There are only 2 improv sessions left, which bums me out.  I can still take classes elsewhere, but this group of folks is particularly rockin', and I'm going to miss them.
I have, however, signed up for a writing class.  Something I probably should've done a long time ago, but, hey, better late than never, right?  And if I can get some freelance writing gigs (which I used to do before the kids were born), that'd be great.  Especially on days like today, when I get a call from WG's school that I have to come pick her up because she's having, um, intestinal issues.
I need to start making money again.

I just finished watching season 2 of "The Hour," which makes me wish it hadn't been cancelled.  But Peter Capaldi is is brilliant in it, as usual, and everyone can rest assured that the 12th incarnation of The Doctor is in excellent hands (ZOMGICANNOTWAITI'MSOEXCITEDILOVEHIMHE'SSOFREAKIN'TALENTED!!!!!!!!!!!)

I've been quite busy, but I'm hard-pressed to say with what, exactly.  Mainly the daily minutae, I guess.  Nothing earth-shattering has occurred.  I'm taking things as they come, trying to figure out what I want to do now.  I must say, it's a bit of a luxury. It's also the first time I've ever done it, really.

The next phase is coming, and I'm pretty excited. :)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Maintaining Facebook Silence Today.

I made the mistake of getting of Facebook this morning.
And seeing everyone blame everyone else and their mothers for the shutdown.
So I navigated away from the FB, and will not be going back for the rest of the day.  And possibly not again until this shutdown ends.
If it ever does.
Both Hubby and my brother are federal employees.  Luckily, they were both called in to work regular hours today.  Hopefully that'll continue.

And I'm wondering if I should give up trying to teach acting to college-level and grown-up people and just go work at a book store.
Monday was one of those days:  My thoughts ran along the lines of "I suck at EVERYTHING!  I'm useless!  I'll never amount to anything!  What is the point of me?  Wah wah wah!!!!!!"
Of course, I was coming down with a cold, which makes me cranky.  And Monday was pretty blechy all-around.
It was also the first day of my 10-day vegan cleanse.  Solid food, but no caffeine.  And the food is GOOD! But I can't figure out if my headache today is caffeine withdrawal, my sinuses, or both.
There's a nice recipe that I tried this morning in lieu of my usual cuppa.  It's unsweetened almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and cloves, all warmed up in a saucepan.  I slurped that stuff right up!

It's also suggested that I keep my workouts lighter during the cleanse.  Which is fine, because walking my son to and from school yesterday was enough to send me to bed early.  Whenever I get a cold, I feel it in my legs: they get very fatigued.  So I'm gonna rest up today & tomorrow, & hopefully will have my energy back for improv tomorrow night.

Have a good one, kids!