Sunday, February 15, 2015


got cast in this show and rehearsals have already started, although I haven't been to one yet.  oh well. starting tomorrow I'll be trying to memorize lines again.

Trip to IL went fine.

made a little progress on the flag/eagle thing.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

busy, busy

for me anyway.... RTO's grandmother died earlier this month. they had a service here in TX and there will be another in IL in February.  we've been to Florida and back.  I haven't been able to get back into my routine. Food tracking is going about as expected, which is not so great.  I mean, I'm tracking things okay, it's just I keep blowing through my calories for the day.  RTO gave me a fitbit also, walking the dog is about all the walking I do.  oh well.

finished Laura's blanket and keep staring at the eagle needlepoint, but not making any progress. it just looks so complicated I can't decide where to start. I need to take an afternoon to just concentrate on it. It's actually pretty close to done... about 3/4 of the way done, just a wing and flag left before I can fill in.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

two books down...

and happy new year!  mine's been kind meh so far.  slept a bit much yesterday and ran around all day today. have a dentist appointment tomorrow.  w007!

managed to keep up with the daily short journal only missed a couple of days last year. and this year of course, I'm still writing 14 in the blank space.

won't be much going on here till later. we're going to Florida and I haven't seen any audition notices that have grabbed me.  I'm thinking I may just retire. but then I always hit that mood at some point.  we're still catching up on the dvr from the last two shows I did in October. I think we've finally made it up to December at least.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Mom Recs

The Girl You Left Behind
The Hour I First Believed
The Tilted World
One Thousand White Women
The Round House
The Giant's House
What Is Visible
The One I Was
The Promise

and to make an even 10 yet again... um, Schindler's List.

The Double Bind was interesting after having read Gatsby this year, but I don't know how much mystery/trippiness mom can handle. ;D

2014 reading list

1. The Girl You Left Behind
2. When You Are Engulfed in Flames 
3. The Great Gatsby
4. Beloved 
5. Bellefleur 
6. The Remains of the Day 
7. Zelda: A Biography
8. Eva Luna 
9. The Serpent and the Staff 
10. The Hour I First Believed 
11. Cauldstane 
12. The Road 
13. The Tilted World 
14. The Changeling 
15. Death in Venice and Seven other Stories 
16. How Evan Broke his Head and Other Secrets 
17. Not Cool 
18. The Group: A Novel 
19. Lost 
20. Wivenhoe Park 
21. Unequal Childhoods 
22. Daughter of the God-King 
23. Skinwalkers 
24. The Casquette Girls 
25. Big Trouble 
26. Think and Grow Rich 
27. One Thousand White Women 
28.  The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven 
29. The Tattooed Girl
30.  The Good Luck of Right Now
31. Summerland 
32. Exodus 2022 
33. My Sister, My Love 
34. An Uncommon Education
35.  The Mists of Avalon
36. The Round House 
37.  The Daughter of Time 
38. The Great Santini 
39. The Giant's House 
40. What is Visible: A Novel 
41. Mozart's Sister 
42. On Repeat
43. The One I Was 
44. Oryx and Crake 
45.The End of the World Running Club 
46. Trying to Save Piggy Sneed 
47. Yellow Crocus 
48. American Wife 
49. The Sound of One Hand Clapping 
50. Homeland and other stories 
51. Tricky Business 
52.  Love in the Ruins 
53. The Introverts' Way 
54. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
55. The Promise
56. Schindler's List 
57. Hold the Dark 
58. The Young Lions 
59. Shanghai Girls 
60. Ancillary Justice 
61. The Double Bind

Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas!

a little early, but knowing my current posting habits it may be next year before I think about posting again.

speaking of early, I've been up since about 5:30 this morning.  had the dog walked before I usually get out of bed. (10 ish)  so now the rest of the day will be all "What should I do now?"  rake the living room floor for one.  Sophie has spread stuffins all over. Read the Smithsonian magazine.  Hoping to get at least one more book in for the year, then I'll be at an even 60.  Less than last year, and I didn't even read a monster sized book that took me a month to read.  oh well. Here's hoping you (hi mom!) have a pleasant holiday.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

it seems I used to write a lot more....

I went looking for pictures of Roxie on here last week because we had to put her to sleep and I knew we got her around the same time I started blogging.  anyway, not so many picture of her here. not sure where they ended up. 

so we buried Roxie out at RTO's parents' place along with other family dogs. Sophie seems mopey or maybe she's always been this way, it's weird to pay so much attention to her now. Roxie required a lot of attention. Sophie, not so much.

anyway, Roxie never let on that she was sick until she just quit eating last week so thing seemed to happen very fast. and now we've been Roxie less for a week.

Friday, November 07, 2014

maybe not so normal yet

this week has been doctor visits. just check ups, nothing new. I did have some trouble getting my blood drawn.  The guy stuck me in one arm and that didn't work so he ended up using the back of my left hand.  and then I tried to pass out.  they make kinda a big deal about it at the lab.  had to lay down and wait for them to check my blood pressure before they would let me go.

anyhoo, went shopping today.  I have about half of my Christmas stuff done, trying to push RTO to help with his family.  apparently Thanksgiving is kinda late this year, so there's only three weeks between it and Christmas. (at least that's what my therapist told me, looking at it, it's like three and a half.)

so routine was blown this week only walked the dogs today and didn't get much cleaning done.  haven't dusted in weeks. oh well.