Keep calm and carry on…

“…It’s not easy taking my problems one at a time when they refuse to get in line.”

I have been in a creative slump the last few weeks.  It isn’t that I haven’t had anything to blog about, I just didn’t have the energy or will to do it.  Life, work, health has been a little chaotic, and just having the energy to get home and fall in bed at night was more than I could handle.

It occurred to me a week ago when a lovely young blogger gave me a shout out on her blog, that I have been AWOL too long.  Also, I now have less than 6 months to complete as many things off my list as I can, so time to get crackin’!

So, I have vowed to get over this hump and back to writing.

I have had some things happen in the last few weeks that are worth a quick mention, plus some great things on the horizon which will possible take this blog into some new and interesting directions…  stay tuned…

What have I been up to?  In a nutshell:

Rehearsing!

I am back on stage in a featured role for the first time in entirely too long.  I will be playing Doatsy Mae in Onstage Atlanta’s Production of Best Little Whorehouse In Texas.  Doatsy is the proprietor of the local cafe in town who follows the gossip surrounding the scandal that is the Chicken Ranch, and who enjoys goading the simple, yet foul-mouthed local sheriff.  It runs July 6 – August 4.  Would love for everyone to come and see it (though not for the faint of heart – lots of language and sexy type dancing – not by me, thank goodness!)

Gardening

I by no means have a green thumb.  It’s a little more, say, puce.  Basically, if it is an un-killable plant like ivy or a Hosta, I’m good to go. Every once and a while, though,  like to try and spruce up a little side garden we have at the house.  A couple of weeks ago I went a little wild at Home Depot and bought about $200 in plants, bird feeders, soil and pots.  The end result was pretty nice, If I do say so myself.  Except, with temps soaring into the triple digits this weekend, I’m hoping they survive!

              

Sleeping (Or not, really)

Last week I participated in a Sleep Clinic to discover why I have been waking up every night, and feeling lethargic during the day.  It was quite an interesting experience, and when I get the results, I’ll do a full post on it.

Take Your Dog To Work Day

June 22, 2012 was pretty much  like every other day for me at work – except it was Take Your Dog To Work Day!  Now, Ford and Abby come to work with me often, so this is no special surprise.  But it was fun to let the public now about the day, and it also inspired me to use their Facebook Page to promote animal welfare and adoption opportunities…  more on that in a second.

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Coming up on the horizon are a couple of exciting prospects that I hope will get me writing a little bit more, and may have the potential to veer this blog into having a few different sections – one for my Bucket List, and two new ones for some new things I am taking on.  First, I will be volunteering some freelance writing to Angels Among Us Pet Rescue.  As you may know, animal rescue is a cause near and dear to my heart, so I am excited to help them out by writing articles and posts for them to help get the word out about the animals in need of homes.  You will see me cross posting those articles here as well as on Ford and Abby’s Facebook Fan Page.

Second on the docket is a weight overhaul.  This last year, my health took a bit of a hit with the MS Diagnosis, and the combination of medications, lack of energy, depression and fatigue have caused me to pack on an additional 20 lbs onto a frame that was a little to heavy for my liking to begin with.  I got a nice wake up call a couple of weeks ago when some routine blood work for my life insurance came back with my cholesterol, sugar and sodium levels nearing the “Bad zone”.  No bueno.  Also, I am committing myself to compete in the MS: MuckRuckus Challenge on October 6th, and I know there is no way I could do it right now in the shape I’m in.  So, with the help of my friend Amy and Advocare, I am starting their 24 Day Challenge to Cleanse and jump start my metabolism so I can have the energy to get back into training and losing this weight!  To be accountable, I will be blogging it here – the good, the bad and the ugly!

So, look for some changes – hopefully you will enjoy my journey.  As far as my next adventure, It looks like white water rafting may be coming up next!!  Stay tuned.

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One thought on “Keep calm and carry on…

  1. […] I realize I have been MIA for six months, right after posting about how I was going to be blogging more.  But, see, there’s this thing called Real Life, and it took over in a crazy, crazy […]

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