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Just keep swimming.

Well, this morning I got myself up at oh-dark-thirty and went to the Y. This is a big step for me, as I am utterly horrible about getting myself up so early unless it’s for something super exciting and fun that I’ve been really, really looking forward to. This morning was not such a case; rather, I decided last night that I needed to get up, get moving and hit the gym.

And I did. I swam for an hour this morning. It was hard, but in a good way. I’ve missed swimming. It is delightfully exhausting. It’s calming, too; I don’t know why, but it’s so much easier to think underwater. In fact… today? Today has sucked. In many ways, today has been downright rotten. But I went swimming this morning, and for whatever reason it is hard to get too depressed after a good hour of swimming your heart out.

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Off with her hair!

I got my hair cut last night. I definitely took off some five inches or so. It feels very, very short. It’s not SO short, but it definitely feels like it. That was the point, though, to take some of the weight off as summer starts. Summers get brutal, you know, and long, thick, heavy hair definitely does not help you stay cool.

I do like the cut, though. It’s kind of cute. At least, it is when it’s not muggy and humid and stormy outside. Between the humidity, wind and rain today, my hair has fluffed up from its pretty, smooth flat-ironed state last night. Alas, I’ll fix it tonight or tomorrow. Whenever I get time.

I’ll think about posting pictures soon. I try to avoid cameras, generally, but I really do kind of like it, so… I’ll think about it.

Just put me in the car and drive so far…

Head still hurts, but I’m waiting for my Tuesday evening class to start, so I am bored.

Last week was much busier than I had anticipated, hence my general absence. I had rehearsals Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights, and I spent all of Saturday at the theatre for tech rehearsals and the play itself. I think it went pretty well; Mom and her girlfriends liked it, and the Boychik and Dante seemed to like it well enough.

School is getting tougher; I mentioned earlier that finals are only a few weeks away. This is a great thing because it means that soon enough I’ll be out of class for about three and a half months. It’s less great because it means finals are coming. eugh.

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Just saying hi.

The play went really well, I think. I had a lot of fun, and I am still exhausted, largely because I haven’t really had a chance to just rest yet. In theory, I’ll get that after finals, around May 3 or 4. In the meantime… yes, finals are approaching. I’ve got a month until classes are over, and then I’m taking the summer off from classes in favor of working a second job or something.

I’ve got class in an hour; if my head weren’t killing me, I might actually manage a full post. Unfortunately, I presently want to crawl under a rock and die. I would so much rather be in bed toay. Watching Sweeney Todd and drinking strawberry smoothies and playing WoW.

Sigh.

Spring Break: Play-by-Play

Well, that was not much of a spring break. I still didn’t get a day to sleep in as late as I could. It’s sad, really; sleep and I used to be such close friends.

Because a lot happened last week, I’m going to condense a lot of smaller post into one long bulleted one. It’s just more efficient.

  • Sister is okay. She had surgery last Monday to have her tonsils removed. While the procedure went well, the following week was horrid at best. She’s finally gone 24 hours now without throwing up, and she looks much better tonight. She’s talking and even eating a little bit, so we’re pretty sure she’s on the mend now. Thank God for that; she had me worried.
  • Holy Week is over! Holy Week is one of the busiest times of the year for the church, and it is finally over for a whole nother year. In case I haven’t explained it before, I am a secretary at a church. I am also the daughter of the Director of Christian Education at said church. This means that I spend a great deal of time at the church, either for my own job or to help my mother out. Considering Mom had to stay home with Sister all last week… last week was a lot of work, which is now over. Yeees.
  • Spent what time I could with the Boys. I love them. They make my life that much better.
  • I got… an interesting text message Monday morning. That is a blog for another time; the story is too long to post here, especially since I was a great bonehead and accidentally deleted the messages, so I can’t post exact quotes. Bad blogger, I know. I’m sorry.
  • Dante and I work well together in the kitchen. We learned this Tuesday night when we made my mother’s stuffed meatloaf. I know the standard response to “meatloaf” is a grimace and a slow retreat, but I swear this is the best meatloaf ever concocted. It’s stuffed with ham and cheese, and it’s brilliant. I’ll think about posting the recipe one of these days. Maybe. At any rate, we made it from the recipe as Mom dictated over the phone, and, aside from being a bit sloppy-looking, it was really pretty good. I was just a little proud.

There was, of course, much more, but it is very late, and I am one tired girl. Had rehearsals tonight for The Vagina Monologues. It will all be over Saturday night, thank God. Still more on that later… Right now, sleep.

Spring Break!

I know I’ve been missing for a few days. Sorry.

As of last Saturday, I am on spring break. This means I am hanging out with the Boychik and Dante a lot. I am trying to sleep some, too. I might not manage regular posts this week. But I will return with them Monday, at the latest. Until then, I might be a bit sporadic. Believe me, I have a story for yall, and when I have time to sit down and write it the way it deserves to be written, I will definitely put it up here.

Now, though… sleep.

Power that can smash even the souls of the gods…

So I didn’t get a post up yesterday. I know. I’m sorry. To be fair, yesterday was painful and involved little down-time. My shoulder is killing me, and I am finally getting over a nasty allergic flare-up. Today’s a bit better… less sniffling and coughing on my part and therefore less shoulder pain. Still, I am at work. That’s not a terribly bad thing… Fridays are pretty quiet, and I generally LIKE my job. I just have a whole list of things I’d really rather be doing. For example, today is a perfect lazy day. It’s getting darker out… a storm’s on the way in, I hear. I would love to be at home, in bed or curled up on the couch, and playing WoW.

After work, I’m thinking I’m heading over to Dante’s for a little bit to watch some anime. It’s weird to write that… I’ve been out of anime for years. But Dante made the mistake of buying me the box set of my favorite season of my favorite anime, and he decided he wanted to watch it…. And suddenly I’m back into my favorite shows. Slayers, Oh! My Goddess, Ranma 1/2… I was really into the anime and manga scene in middle school. I generally got out of it when I started high school, though I’ve always held onto that love for certain series. Slayers holds a special place in my heart. I told Dante about it one night, and, lo and behold, come Christmas… Slayers Next on DVD!

We finished watching it last night. He just ordered Slayers Try, which comes out in two weeks, and in the meantime he’s going to see the Oh! My Goddess movie, and we’ll probably start watching some Ranma. That, and working on WoW. I want another 70, and I know the Boychik is dying for a tank. We’ll see how much leveling we can get done this weekend.