Monday, April 22, 2013

April 22, 2013

I had a fun weekend.  On Friday night Lupita and I went to a Frida Kahlo festival at the East End Gallery.  Frida-inspired art by local artists was on display.  There were also vendors selling Frida jewelry, etc.

Lupita and I both entered the Frida look alike contest.  The contest was judged by applause.  I got a little applause but Lupita got the most and won the contest!  She was awarded a large poster and a floral headband.

On Saturday morning I saw the new movie, Oblivion with friends.  It was a better story than I had anticipated and of course, Tom Cruise looked cute in it.  Then Cindi, Debbie and I had lunch at Cafe Adobe.

This morning I am expecting Ian to come over and do some more repairs on the house.  It is so nice to get everything back in working condition.

I am off this Tuesday and working on Friday instead.  Altha, my new supervisor wanted a long weekend.  I have an appointment with Dr Bloome in the morning.  I want to talk with him one more time before I have surgery next month.  I hope I won't have to wear that big old boot too long after surgery.

Friday, April 19, 2013

2013-04-19: Pink Poodle Mail Box!

Here are I am posing with my latest completed project:
My cat mail box was getting old.  My pink poodle mail box is more my current style these days.

I have to be careful not to run amok and turn everything into a pink poodle.  I have no supervision anymore!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

April 14, 2013

Today I went to the Japan Festival in Hermann Park.
 I was supposed to meet one of my meetup groups there.  I arrived early and the park was already so crowded.  I never saw anyone from the group but I enjoyed myself anyway.

There were more kids dressed in cosplay costumes than I saw in the Harajuku district in Toyko.  Cosplay is dressing up like characters in a Japanese video game.  There were lots of Japanese people there, too.  I got to use a few of my Japanese expressions with them.

Last time I went to this festival I was with my ex-husband. He was still sweet then - it must have been 2009 or 2010.  When he first got injured I kept remembering all the things we had done together.  I didn't think I would ever be able to revisit any of these restaurants, stores or parks again because it would be too painful.

But, he treated me so brutally (emotionally) the last year or so that we were married that I now can go anywhere I want totally pain free.  I remember our times together but it just doesn't affect me anymore.  That is a very good thing because I am a social critter and I crave being with people and participating in life.

I make plans for every weekend and I go out and enjoy myself.  It would be nice to have a special someone to do things with but it isn't necessary.  I had lots of practice being on my own during 2011 and 2012.  It took some adjustment but now it presents no problem.  I feel so "grown up" when I go to a movie or to a restaurant all by myself.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April 10, 2013: song in my head

I heard this song on the radio the other day and can't get it out of my head.

Melissa Etheridge' "I'm the Only One" probably hits home with lots of women who've had similar experiences.

I especially like these lyrics in the song:

Please baby can't you see
I'm trying to explain
I've been here before and I'm locking the door
And I'm not going back again.

I've locked that door behind me and thrown away the key.