Sunday, June 22, 2008
onward and upward

well here we go --

to the new blog!

come along with me, won't you?

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Friday, June 20, 2008

something big is coming.....

to a sassy lime near you! my husband has finally convinced me to switch domain names. i will tell more once the switch is complete. but i don't want you to see it till it's all finished and perfect!

i'm pretty excited, there will be a new look -- which of course means i've enlisted my husband's help. and will i get my blogroll reorganized? only time will tell...

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Thursday, June 19, 2008
Hard Conversations and Tough Choices

Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create that fact. -- William James

i read a super entry over at In Sickness and In Health the other day -- this just helps remind me how much my blogroll needs a revamping. she should be on my blogroll, along with 5 or 6 new favorite pain blogs.

Barbara talks about not only the many social difficulties associated with chronic pain, but the difficulties it brings to a marriage relationship, as well. thus, the hard conversations. pain is hard, but for me, it's not nearly as hard as the feeling that i'm missing out on my own life. i hate cancelling at the last minute and sitting out while others are working or playing hard. these are the tough choices pain forces you to make for yourself.

Read it. :)

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Monday, June 16, 2008
starting off with some random movie quotes

"Doctors are sadists who like to play God and watch lesser people scream." (from Juno)

"At some point, life stops giving and starts taking." (from Indiana Jones...Crystal Skull)

and some links that may amuse --

the funniest post i've ever read about bra shopping -- by the Suburban correspondent

LOL Cats -- Opacity

a great picture of my husband

It's a camera -- no! it's a gun! -- via Boing Boing

LOL Cats -- I iz nu heer

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Sunday, June 15, 2008
Father's Day

i love my dad. so much that i won't post a picture of him here. :)

he's touchy about things like 'privacy' and not having his picture posted on the internet. fair enough. it's not for me, but i get it.

but i will tell you a little bit about him and how much i love him. and why i'm so lucky that he is my dad.

mostly i'm lucky because without him, i wouldn't be the woman i am.

the thing is, i don't talk about it much, but music is what makes my soul sing. i can't live without it, and it nourishes me. i need it.

i'm sure the reason i need it, the reason i love it is because of my dad. he taught me to read music, to listen to music, to feel music, and to love music. you might be thinking that a person can't be taught to love music or to listen to music -- and that might not be entirely true. but in some ways it is. i remember laying on the carpet in our living room with the score of the 1812 overture, listening to it playing (loudly of course) over the stereo. and dad would follow the music along with his finger, jabbing the cannon bursts like exclamation points.

he would trace the different national anthems along for me to see how they were woven through by tchaikovsky. he showed me how dynamics worked in a tangible and exciting way.

of course my dad has loved me and supported me through difficult times; breakups and disappointments. but nurturing my love of music is one of the things that endears him to me most of all.

i love you dad!

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Saturday, June 14, 2008
I Won!?!

So my bloggy friend Chili had a contest -- and it's really somewhat shameful that i'm just writing about it now. but i won!! eeeee!

if you click on the contest link above, you'll see that the contest was for a shirt from Trendy Tadpole -- a great store with super cute, modern designs. you really should go check it out.

i chose the Cherry Blossom onesie, for my newest niece -- but was SERIOUSLY tempted by the ABCD: for those about to read, we salute you. how cute is that? i just linked here b/c i don't want to rip off their images. and seeing how she's not my baby, i don't have any pictures of the actual cuteness.

but the onesie was adorable, and well made, and the image was perfect. check out trendy tadpole and thank you for the lovely shirt Chilihead and Trendy Tadpole!

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Friday, June 13, 2008

So here is an update from my little corner of the universe. it's been 2 weeks now and i've been off the Emsam -- the side effects are going away. my sleep is still getting back to normal. once in a while i'll wake up at 3 or 4 and not be able to get back to sleep, but it's the exception instead of the rule now. thank goodness. that kind of nonsense is unacceptable.

so the headache clinic told me to call yesterday and they would start me on the new preventative....soooo i call them up. leave a message of course. they call me back and say that my dr. doesn't want to start me on anything until i come in for an appointment. ooookay. i'm thinking why did you tell me to call? i say that i have an appointment on the 30th of june and since i'm in UTAH i can't come in any sooner (are you even looking at my chart or what?). so i'm somewhat irritated because this just continues my time being off any anti-depressant. which, frankly is somewhat sucky. i've been on an anti-depressant for 10 years. the last 3 years the dosage has been double the previous 7 years. so to be on nothing ... it's difficult to stay on an even keel.

so this little video cheers me up. it's a video of jason castro on american idol. talking about and singing memory from cats.

my favorite part (ok, the part with the talking is much better than the singing IMHO...) is at about 1:25 when he says 'this is kind of a popular song'.

ahahahahaha. so funny. i laughed till i cried.

mostly because that's just about the understatement of the century. ooh hoo hoo.

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I'm 25 - married, and recently graduated from Brigham Young University, studying music; I play piano. My husband is just starting his PhD program at the University of Utah in computer architecture.



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