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ldy
ldy
Even at the turning of the tide... or maybe odd
Hi there! I am alive, and mostly well. My tides are turning. I don't expect that to make much sense to many here, but one element of it it is that I'm becoming less of an isolationist. I think it's a good sign. No, make that an excellent sign. I dont' write or visit or really do much of anything socially when I'm depressed. Judging by the looks of this journal, I've been far too down for far too long.

Last week or two have been crazy...
We just finished the fourth of five weeks of performances of Peter Pan. I am a pirate (arr!). The dances are short, but dancing with your chest bound is no picnic. Neither is spending an hour in makeup transforming from a halfway-attractive lady (hey, on a good day) to a butt-ugly man.
Friends opened a bar/pub/mad scientists' laboratory across town and I've been staying there way too late drinking way too much beer and having way too much fun. And then going to work in the morning. And then performing. And then rinsing and repeating.
Zacky moved back in with us, but he will be moving out again soon. It's been nice having my boyo back.
Max cat is our hospice patient now. We have to give him subcutaneous IV fluids every morning and a variety of meds each day. He's a trouper, though. It's hard to tell when the quality of his life has been diminished to the point of letting him go... I'm hoping he'll tell me. He has his bad days, but he has his good days, too.
Switch cat has adopted another cat (we'll call her Maria, as in "How Do You Solve a Problem Like..."). She follows him around everywhere. It's adorable. So, yeah, I guess we have four cats now. Except one is clearly Switch's.
As Max has shrunk from fifteen pounds to seven, so, too, has Gracie exploded from seven pounds to fifteen. WTF? I keep saying "she's not fat, she's thick." She seems to like that. Seriously, though, gotta put that cat on a DIET.

Although I'm feeling better, self-esteemy-wise, I feel like ass. Staying up 'til 6am chitchatting and smoking cloves and drinking Guinness is for twenty-somethings. Not forty-somethings thirty-nine-and-holdings six year-olds. Though I did get chatted up earlier in the evening by a twenty-nine year-old ex-marine who genuinely seemed to think I was thirty-one. Have I mentioned one of the things that really appeals to me about my friends' pub is the lighting? Yes, it's definitely the lighting.

I make no promises about coming back and posting regularly with photos and footnotes and witty remarks. Such declarations have never yet worked. So I'm going to STAY AWAY from Livejournal. Close my Semagic and never open it again. Yup. That's what I'll do.

Hopin' this works :)

~Hugs to those who need 'em, those who want 'em, and those who don't run away quickly enough~

I'm feeling all kinds of: so very tired... but Maria is on...

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theraevyn From: theraevyn Date: August 3rd, 2009 01:40 am (UTC) (permalink)
Missed you, Ldy. Glad to hear things are looking up. :)
serendipity From: serendipity Date: August 3rd, 2009 02:24 am (UTC) (permalink)
it's good to hear from you, m'ldy. things are pretty quiet in lj-land lately - i think lots of folks either have the summer doldrums or are having far too much fun offline. me? i spent a week in northern spain with my guy, then returned home and married him in a lovely california harbor town. meanwhile, r is entering high school!
ellie From: ellie Date: August 3rd, 2009 04:07 am (UTC) (permalink)
I wish staying up and getting chatted up was for twenty-somethings. I work too much to be a twenty-something.
ubiquitousadh From: ubiquitousadh Date: August 3rd, 2009 08:21 am (UTC) (permalink)
Nice ta see ya.
kelvix From: kelvix Date: August 3rd, 2009 10:49 am (UTC) (permalink)
havn't seen a post from you in a *long* time. Hope you're OK.
ayoub From: ayoub Date: August 3rd, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Glad you're feeling a bit better! :D

*hugs you tight*

hitchhiker From: hitchhiker Date: August 3rd, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC) (permalink)
good to see you :) *hug*
curiouscat2 From: curiouscat2 Date: August 4th, 2009 04:32 am (UTC) (permalink)
we are just glad that the sun peaked out of the clouds and you got to sneak in a leave us a note.

- you have my curiousity peaked is this friends pub in G'vill or are you far far away since your last appearance on the LJ stage.
abilee30 From: abilee30 Date: August 4th, 2009 06:55 am (UTC) (permalink)
Well howdy stranger! Good to see you are doing OK...
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