Wednesday, October 08, 2014
My new teacher gifted me with a beautiful Irish harp, so I have something I can do enthusiastically every day. Learning a new instrument is always exciting. Still stuck on my geas and I need to get my articles done for Peppermint and Sage -- you have all been reading P&S, haven't you? Have I neglected to mention I've been writing for an online pagan journal for over a year now? Hmmm.
Thursday, October 02, 2014
From the time I moved to my new apartment last March, I have gained weight. It's not that I'm eating too much -- I'm almost always under the calorie limits recommended by SP -- but it appears I was totally starving while living with my past girlfriend, probably only getting half the calories my body needed. I'm now working on getting the calories I take in to be healthier: veggie juice, cultured milks, less of the ramen and mac-n-cheese diet.
In the past couple days, my desire to smoke (my pipe, I'm not a breather just a taster) has decreased, to the point I didn't even touch it yesterday. I'm going to try for two... you never know. I've never been an addictive smoker, and my times of not smoking are never due to a commitment, just a feeling I don't need to right now.
Still drinking enough water to float a small whale. You don't have to say it, Lady Mary, LOL.
What I'm not doing is exercising. I have the gym membership, just never have the energy to go there. The gym closes about an hour after I get off work, and I use that as an excuse to not go, but the truth is I probably would work out for less than 45 minutes anyhow so it's an excuse only.
My musical training is feeling just barely overwhelming. That's another thing -- I have so many things I need to maintain or increase, I feel I can just barely keep going, and adding another thing would make me lose my grip. The stresses of life itself are almost more than I can handle, and I need to think more positively about that. It is quite likely half of my stress is stressing over my stresses.
OK, enough for now. Today is payday, have to go spend it all as soon as the bank shows the money has been received.
Friday, August 29, 2014
I had a wonderful thing happen. I may have mentioned that my spiritual Family named me Bard last year, a position for which I have no training save my musical ability and occasional songwriting. The last Bard in the Family passed quickly due to cancer before he could pass the training on.
Because of my feeling under-prepared, I joined ADF (Ar nDraoicht Fein, Our Own Druidism) in the hopes of getting some bardic training. Last week, the lady who has been head of the Bardic Guild decided to pass the mantle (just not in good enough health) and managed to mention that she CREATED the Bardic training for my Family back in 1992 (and I remember her performing the barding ritual of the last bard). I have gotten in touch with her, she only lives about 35 minutes away, and is excited to get to meet me and has agreed to train me. This is major whoopie!
Monday, April 21, 2014
Had several friends and a cousin visit me lately, all of them bringing or buying food. My scale broke. So am I. Going to be a few weeks before I can get another one.
But I'm safe and happy and it has been a long time since those things have b een true. I have lots of SparkFriends and friends on Facebook and IRL friends. So I'm not in danger of eating my way back to anything, just took a side trip. I was hanging around 205-208, probably up as high as 215 now, but that's still in shouting range of sub-200 and I'll get there.
Yes, Lady Mary, lots of water.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
All my stuff is in now. My stress levels are way low. I have tons of stuff to do, but I'm doing it one box at a time. It feels so good to be out on my own again. I hope it's a long time before I'm whining about needing somebody. I have lots of good friends, online and off, and a couple wannabe sweethearts that I can just keep away from.
I'm still putting my new budget together along with my apartment. I lost my jacket, and it had a couple of my good pipes in it. Still not finding some things I "know" got moved here, and I'm sure Buffy has found some of my things, whether she will admit it or not. And I still have to decide whether I will go capture my cat, Dottie, who ran away but is hanging around Buffy's house, and smuggle her into my apartment without a pet deposit (until I can afford it).
Things are really tight. My mother is probably tired of helping me, and I'm sure I've said that before. I think I can squeak by now, but there may have been a bill or two I forgot about.
But I'm happy, and I can take care of myself.
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