Random Thinky Thoughts


Thanks to everyone for your amazing encouragment and support over my last post (and over the last several years); I cannot tell you how much it means to me and how much your kind words help. The last couple of days have been a little bit better--my anxiety has died down a little bit, and that is a relief--I only hope it continues to get better. As Margaret reminds us, "do the next step, don't hide from things, get the next thing done as best you can" via the thoughts of Tolle. And Jill reminds us to keep up our Faith and we will be taken care of. For example, the scripture: James 1:3-5 "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him". Lovely things to keep in mind, I think.

I had the best pre-DADA rehearsal catnap yesterday--literally. Parker almost never goes to sleep while I hold her like a big squishy teddy bear, but last night she totally zonked out and it was adorable and relaxing. I held her and we dozed off on the couch together. It was really cold in the house, so having a fat snory kitty next to me was heavenly.

To all my Southern friends & family, I just have to tell you that it has been in the 40s here in Chicago. Yeah.

The new John Hodgman book is out, and I am so excited. The first one, The Areas of My Expertise is the hands-down funniest book I have ever read. I can't wait to get started on this new one.

DADA rehearsals officially started last night. It was great. Normally, I feel like I am on my A game with DADA, but last night, I felt like I was off. I can only hope it is because the last few days have been so crummy and not that I am letting my insecurites of the holiday season carry over to my performance. But if that is what it is, I just need to push through it and use it. I know, though, that once things get more settled and I get back into the character (with makeup and costume and such) it will be a lot easier and natural.

Once all these shows are over, I am going to take another rest, or at least only work on one show at a time.

Here is an actual conversation I had with my mom yesterday:
Mom: Those jeans you like are on sale at McRae's for $23.99.
Me: Well, unless they have another color, I don't really need any, since I just got those 2 new pairs. Are there any new colors?
Mom: There's one that is like denim with sparkles in it.
Me: I don't need sparkles. I'm almost 30.
For some reason this was really funny to her and me.

Last night, I saw a Barack Obama campaign ad and it moved me so much I started crying. Only a couple weeks to go, you guys. It is looking like Obama will take it, and I hope and pray that he will. The McCain/ Palin ticket is virtually imploding. I mean, look at this:

Maybe it is because of the economy, or the fact that a lot of my peers are starting families and wanting yards and simpler things, or the fact that Chicago is expensive, stressful and laying everyone off (and really really cold) but it seems like a lot of my friends will be moving soon to other towns, cities, etc looking for new adventures. And I honestly can't say that I blame them.

We are still trucking to get out of our credit card debt as quickly as we can, though I know it is still a long time coming. I recently changed my plans on something that I was going to do for myself that was going to cost a lot of money so that we can be wiser with our spending. It is worth it to me to be frugal and make cuts backs now so that later we can take a nice vacation or maybe even retire.

At least it gives me something to daydream about.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day!


I love the convo with your mom about the jeans! It sounds like one that my mom and I would have--except my mom would have encouraged the sparkles! I also love that y'all still call it McRae's, too!
Miss you!

Holy crap I'm excited about the new Hodgman book!!!