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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Neglecting....such a bad thing

I am here, but not here. I just have not felt like writing as of late. Lots-o-drama happenin at work leaves me feeling like zoning at the end of the day and checking out on the weekends. So, alas my blogs have been neglected and my apologies are extended.

Work has been...well, it has been really stressful. A lot of change has been happening and it has been this way for 2 years now. This company is a good company to work for but in all of this economic crisis they have been asking a lot of us at our office. From the small changes (like a new phone system packaged up in two starkly different explanations) to moving to Oklahoma it has been quite the ride. My feeling is that this is actually the smooth part of it...the bumps have yet to come. And, yet with all of this stress I am still there.

No babies to speak of as of late. It's strange to be disappointed of the monthly arrival of my cousin Mary. She used to be so welcomed and now I hope she stays away for at least 9 months. I am trying not to put an unhealthy focus on this, but I am really ready for it to happen. After so long of not thinking I ever wanted kids, it is amazing at how now I can't wait.

My migraines remain a constant. I have been keeping them somewhat at bay with the meds. I have not had a full blown one in about 2 months, but the monster has certainly reared its ugly head a few times. Thank god for modern medicine!

I do hope all of you are well and happy. I am trying to keep myself motivated to keep my blog is quite healing :)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Put A Ring On It....

One of my guilty pleasures is music.....I love it! It helps calm me, gets me goin or just makes me smile. I admit I am somewhat of a snob when it comes to music. For example: I really only like artists who write their own music and/or lyrics. I appreciate great singers, but don't give them a lot of credit. I also appreciate great performers but don't give them many props when it comes to contributions. In other words, I poo-poo them. I am one of those nerdy people who actually read the inserts of the cd's/albums that I buy.

Migraines have been a big hinderance on my ability to listen (and I really do mean listen...I listen for the instruments and different inflections in the singers voice) to my music. I recognize that we have been lacking really creative music as of late, but still I have my old favorites (Sade, George Michael, Maxwell, Rolling Stones) that can pull me up and away from my thoughts. When I have migraine I cannot even listen to the sound of my own voice. It is brutal and cruel. I really wish I could understand why my body fights with me so much.

For the last year I have been on a George Michael kick. I saw him in concert and OH MY GOODNESS! What a performance. Tha man is amazing. His voice, his songs .....he could sing any style in any language and it would be beautiful. Recently...I admit that I have been listening to Beyonce's "Put A Ring On It." I don't really like Beyonce. Saw her in concert too and not really that impressive. But, this gets stuck in my head and I LIKE IT! I even had a migraine last Monday and had it stuck in my head...and it did not bug me.