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Weather: hot. Damn hot for April.
Mood: a bit worn but overall upbeat.
Location: on the deck at Broad River Coffeeshop, under an umbrella.
Music: Morrissey, of course.

So hello there… radio silence broken at Chez Xiane, and no worries - things have been as up and down as anyone can expect in this life, but I’m doing well nonetheless.

Update-like things:

  • increased Cymbalta dosage. This seems to be effective for now, and my moodiness has been muchly decreased.
  • one thing I notice when I’m depressed: I don’t listen to music as much. Lately, I’ve been consuming new music at an alarming rate.
  • I’m sick to death of a lot of my clothes and I want some changes.
  • I’ve been working very hard on my business, spinning MANY yarns this month. I really do love spinning… so relaxing.
  • My hair is long as hell. Seriously.
  • My dreams have been amazingly vivid and bizarre lately. I suspect it has to do with the allergy medication that I take, Singulair. Another friend of mine mentioned recently that it gives her nightmares… for me, the dreams are just epic and memorable. So weird.

So there you go. I’m quiet all this time, and I have nothing substantive to give you in exchange for my silence. That’s so like me. :D

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State of The Xiane: still coughing, still not feeling super-awesome. I crackle when I breathe - Rob mistook that noise for the cat purring at one point! I seem to vary from feeling mostly capable and almost-a-real-person to "warm shit-on-a-shingle" blah. I've been taking the inhaler and antibiotics for a week; I had been taking the cough syrup once a day but I've stopped for now, because I feel like I was both getting too used to it [it is codeine and I don't like the idea of getting addicted] and I was starting to notice that I was getting unreasonably irritable in the evenings. That's no good!

I've been trying to get things in order around here, because [livejournal.com profile] inefficiency and I will be gone this weekend [waves at [livejournal.com profile] praesentia!] and ever since the EGCG trunk show, my house has been trashed. My wonderful MiL will be staying here over the weekend to keep [livejournal.com profile] squeegee_cat company, and the house can't be all trashed for that. O_o
Also - gah, it is just so hard to get ANYTHING done when the house is wrecked! It's already difficult to get motivated with all the malaise goin' on with me, but looking around at all that needs to be done... just makes me tired.

At least I'm still here! That's something. :)
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Stuff I've been meaning to say:

Congratulations, Vomitus. You have managed to give me a gift that keeps giving: GERD. I enjoy the fact that no matter what I eat or don't eat, I seem to get acid reflux every night since your last visit. I'm glad I have something so permeating to remember you by.

I'm currently feeling pretty ill right now, ill enough to cancel making mineral eyeshadows and practice putting up the EZ-up tent with [livejournal.com profile] lipplenip. That sucks. I was going to introduce her to my Little Red Wagon, too. [currently in search of a name]

I canceled my Live365 account. For you, the reader, this means that if you were previously enjoying Radio Xiane, you have until April 27th to listen to the current rotation. I want to start posting podcast broadcasts instead, but if there's no interest then I won't bother. [that's your cue to say "yes chris pls" or"I'm sick of your musical taste anyway" or "I like peanut."] I can make this into a poll if that's what you need to feel involved in the decision-making process.

I got my first wholesale account offer this week. I sent my prices over and haven't heard back. Go me. I also got ripped off for the first time as a buyer on Etsy. Considering that I've been a member since August 2005, that's not too bad of a record.

I have to drag all my sproutlings in this evening, because they're calling for possible sub-freezing temps. Ack. I have beautiful lettuce going, happy purslane and persian cress, johnny-jump-ups, brussel sprouts... all that will be camping on my washer tonight!

[livejournal.com profile] squeegee_cat continues to be a life-saver. After all this horrible pet food recall action, I realized although I was trying to be a good cat mom and make good food choices, I was feeding my cat something akin to high-end fast food. I am now transitioning him to a raw diet and he's been really funny about it. He sings arias after a particularly good meal. He's also been ridiculously cuddly with me. Overall, he's just an excellent feline friend and I'm lucky he's here.

here are some letters.

a. Soy yogurt does not get a thumbs up.
b. Despite what my cat thinks, I do not like being awakened by having a nose inserted into my nose.
c. I really like assembling things. Putting together the wagon made me really happy.
d. Smart Water really saves the day for me.
e. We keep buying cookbooks but don't cook as much as we should.
f. GERD + Vegan Indian food = ACK.
g. Bananas help this a little.
h. I miss crab watching.

look for more alphabet in later installments.
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oh to paint her eyes so red and her lips so blue
carve her legend on the bow - Caroline four-five-two
when they come to call for her I will be there too...

So I've been rather absent again. Sorry about that. If I haven't commented on your posts, that's why, and I'm sorry.

I don't think many have noticed my silence anyway. I know who did, because they took the time to tell me.

I've been kicking around the idea of a new journal for those who actually give a crap about what I have to say. Then I think about it and I realize that it just doesn't matter. The people who care already read this, and those who just talk the talk don't bother anyway. Problem solved.

Not to sound so negative, sorry. Just something I keep forgetting to comment on, and remembered to now. Otherwise, all is going pretty well - despite occasional migraines and depressive moments, I've maintained a rather cheery attitude, and also managed to start really getting my business on the map.

See? http://www.wickedlychic.com/354/wicked-love---january-11 Not too bad of a start. I also met another Etsy person *in town* [shock] and not only is she cool but she's fun and inspirational to be around. That's something really helpful for keeping me motivated. I needed it.

Rob and I have our first wedding anniversary on the 18th. I have a lot of things to say about that, but it'll hold for a bit. I can tack on a "he's wonderful and I'm so lucky" just to hold you, though. :D

I miss several wonderful people. I feel like I've lost some great people lately, too. Makes me sad, though I know that's how life works. I'm glad to see things changing for the better for some friends. And I send extra love to those who really need it.

Yeah. That's about it, I guess.

She tune in till the tune suits her right
she tune in till the dial come alright
she tune the dial till the needles-'s in the white
tune in tonight
tune in tonight
tune in tonight...

try to think of nothing
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So I've been really pooped and haven't posted anything and haven't kept up with everyone. I apologise. I owe y'all a big update, and I've missed some things like birthday wishes and a few big changes. I'm off today to get dressed, go vote [and hope that my vote helps to get all the endless political ads off tv and out of my mailbox!] then after a grocery run I'll try and gather thoughts and post about all this stuff. Wert!

In the meantime, if you want to see the Halloween craziness from Umlaut, take a look over here: http://gallery.clubumlaut.org/main.php?g2_itemId=735

ps - if you have it in you, can just spare a kind thought for my mom today? She lost her beloved kitty Queenie this week and I'm afraid she's feeling pretty down about it. I'll post a bit about that later if I can - Queen was an amazing cat and I'm going to miss her terribly.
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What do you locally call the summertime concotion of shaved or crushed ice and flavouring? Where I'm from, we call it a Snowball.
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Just a quick update.

Back from our honeymoon, which involved staying at a hotel where rooms cost as much per day as some peoples' rent per month. [obviously we didn't pay for it.]
Had a dinner on saturday night [treat from husband] that cost as much as a weekly trip to the grocery store. Ever walk into a room and KNOW that you don't belong there? That was this place. It was lovely, delicious, and ultimately satisfying once i relaxed, but soooo weird.

So yes, the weekend = decadence. We were honeymooned and dined without wine. We hid out in the mountains of Asheville for a weekend and lived a life that isn't ours, and it was a lovely vacation... but I'm glad to be back to being Xiane again, living my little life in my new apartment with my Rob.

Today I need to go attempt to buy some furniture. Wheee. I dunno where to really look, so this is yet another adventure.

PS - I saw that I missed a few birthdays!
[livejournal.com profile] anathemadevice, [livejournal.com profile] thekdog,[livejournal.com profile] laggardluminati, [livejournal.com profile] ladylizbet, and [livejournal.com profile] hindupez - I wish I could have celebrated with all of you, but I hope your special day was the best ever. I'm sorry that I was a little preoccupied... ;)

PPS - for my married friends - how long did it take you to get used to referring to your partner as husband/wife? I feel like I'm going to giggle every time I say it! [even worse when I'm referred to as a wife!]
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From http://www.thewbalchannel.com/news/5874328/detail.html :

Authorities have three men in custody after a shooting inside a mall Thursday evening.

Police told WBAL-TV 11 News that a fight apparently broke out at about 7 p.m. in the food court of White Marsh Mall, and then an unspecified number of shots was fired.

WBAL-TV has learned that an off-duty Baltimore County police officer working mall security at the time provided descriptions of those involved in the fight, and an off-duty Baltimore City police officer provided assistance.

Police subsequently arrested two 18-year-olds and a 19-year-old just outside the mall. Authorities believe the suspects shot at four men, who then ran away.

... the food court is basically across from where HT is.

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