Monthly Archive: December 2010

When did you last …. ?

I don’t know about yours, but my life is busy.  Busy busy busy.  And, while I still listen to music every day (where would I be without it?  Life just wouldn’t be the same), I don’t listen like I did in high school.

In high school, I remember countless afternoons, evenings, mornings, whatever, sitting on the floor next to my turntable.  And I would sit there just sketching, scribbling, and listening to the music.  Sometimes I didn’t even do something THAT productive.  Sometimes, in fact OFTEN, I would just sit there fingering my album covers.  Reading the lyrics, looking at the artwork, deciding what I would play next, and LISTENING.  Living it.  Letting the music totally fill me.

This afternoon, my first non-working Monday in 3 years that hasn’t been off because of a child’s or my own illness, I have been listening.  Really listening.  And oh! how good it feels!!!

Give yourself a present this holiday season.  Take an hour to listen to a whole album (there ARE still such things out there, even if you have to get nostalgic to find them!), or listen to your favorites playlist while doing nothing but something mindless that lets you still listen.

Soul nourishing stuff.

Personally, I am listening to Crystal Bowersox’s new album “Farmer’s Daughter, but I’m pretty sure yo can pick your own stuff!

Happy 5th Birthday to Toulouse!

Without Toulouse, my life would be harsh.

I’ve loved all the cats I’ve owned, and they all have a special place in my heart. But Toulouse is my Cat. The Man. My Toodles.

Since I first picked him out nearly 5 years ago today (he was a 6 weeks old when I chose him from his litter, and 12 weeks when I picked him up), he has been special. He’s kind of crazy, slightly cross-eyed, and super super super soft.

Life would be harsh without my Toodles.

Happy Birthday Toulouse!

My favorite couch corner


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Originally uploaded by Strumpet101

It’s been a tough week. Having hubbie gone in Argentina since last Saturday has been harsh. It’s been a long time since we’ve been apart more than a night or two. We’ve got 3 sleeps to go now – which still feels like a really long time!

I have to say I feel even more sorry for hubbie though – he really is very very ready to get home. He’s had it with the Spanish, the hugs, the kiss on the cheeks and the full-on with the client for a whole week. And he’s lonely in a stupid hotel room. At least I have the boys and the cats and the dog here.

Anyway, I have taken advantage of my evenings at home to watch Battlestar Galactica marathon style – something I couldn’t get away with to the same extent if he WAS here. AND I’ve finished signing and addressing all our Christmas cards. So early! At least I made good use of my evenings!

Three more sleeps!