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Just a Hello

It has been awhile, especially by my standard. 

I was in Seattle for a family reunio, and now I am back. My nephews are adorable, but parents have nixed public sharing at this time. 

It was a good time. Fireworks amd all…and having only some of the family there helped as on my father’s side I am one of 32 cousins. It helps that on my mother’s side we are the only children thus we have a glimpse of both kinds of families. 

In the meantime, I am also in love. Never thought it would happen again to be honest, and it feels like a bit of training wheels for me now and then. Being with a gentleman, is something I have had little experience with and I have to say it is nice. 

Due to that though even though we get along without even trying, and I feel comfortable at times now and then I also feel awkward. It is like I am getting used to being treated well. Kind of sad in a way in that it has taken that long for me to be with someone who does that for me but it is an honest moment of reflection. 
So naturally I am happy and scared as my defense walls tumble down. I would say more but I respect the gentleman’s privacy, and he is a private person. 

Amazon Prime has a lot of cool selections too, such as Vikings. We cuddle a lot and I love it.🙂

As to the writing, I am almost done with one side project and making headway on another. The day job will be starting up soon, and I am wondering what to do with blogging. It is almost nose to the grindstone time, but I miss my blog friends too. Hard to say, but know that I think of you guys and hope you are all well. 

A Special Day

I know I have yet to catch up with many blogs. Apologies.

After world events of yesterday I find myself in a state of reflection and gratitude. It is in that spirit, that I write to share the love is love message. Love is love. And I am grateful to my friends, family, and loved ones for being in my life and accepting me for me.

May we all have such acceptance and support.

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Because Beltane

Today is an interesting day. With all of one month until break, the insane amount of last minute work that always needs be done…and here I am trying to catch up with the blogging world. And then clean if I am lucky, and then off to a remembrance event for a friend who passed last year. He was only 45 and loved his family, teaching, and the arts. I that spirit there is a silent auction today along with music. On Friday there will be the kind of music he loved as well for the second round of toasting to his memory and his life.

So I will be in the Highlands (trendy area of downtown almost Wheat Ridge) twice in one week. May hit De Steeg as I know my friend would approve of a Belgian brewery while thinking on him. That and now know a few bartenders and regulars. Maybe they will give me more writing advice as they did before? All things are possible and they did help with one block moment.

Yet, as today is the first of May, there is this song which I know would make him laugh. Laughter is a very good thing at times such as these.

It’s Been Awhile

So here I am on break, finally, and I have a friend coming in town staying with me for the rest of it. Sitting in the coffee shop, Cannon Mine, the musicians strum and sing, sing and pluck, their varying instruments. It amazes me every time I am here the talent of the local population at an open mic night. Granted they are not always to the same level, but by and large the people who play here are wickedly talented.

What have been immersed in other than work has been the other work. Writing. I have a screenplay and a novel, and as ever working on being at peace with myself. You have heard the phrase, “Just do you.” It seems a simple request, but when one is a perfectionist, has anxiety, that request is a bit steep at times.

And now time has passed even since this draft. I have a lot of catching up to do, lot of work. Please be patient as I sort out timing and work. Also, have many blogs to catch up and hope to soon.

Oh the hecticness of life.

So, in an effort to somewhat catch up, with blogging at least, I give you another installment of the Sci-fi event I have gone to quite a bit with my friends: Starfest.

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Mario Brothers, the princesses of the game cosplay

Now, granted I have still been catching up it work, and still am, and cleaning (ever get so busy you have to prioritize things and cleaning takes a back seat but it is really bugging you even though it is not that bad since you are generally a clean person, but still it bugs you for that very reason? So now rather than grade you cannot function in your home until you mop, hence grading at Starbucks?). Anyway, I am getting by with half of what I need done so far and counting. So close.

Prior to Starfest I was a delegate for my precinct at the county’s assembly. (Democrat in case you wondered). Even giving up half of Saturday I then fins out there was yet another assembly or convention we had to elect people for to represent us again…does this ever end? I swear it is the most bureaucratic mess. With modern technology we can totally hammer this out faster and more efficiently. On the upside the speeches and meeting the candidates for all of the local elections was a learning experience. My takeaway is we need to pay more attention to these local offices and elections as it impacts us way more on a day to day…and no offense but from what I gather there are some extremist Republicans who are frankly making the rest of their party look beyond bad. Even at the local level.

Great speakers, nice people, and informative.

Starfest though. Okay so it had to move this year to a new location and got a tad more expensive to attend, but the guests are great too so worth it. Michael Dorn was there and Nana Visitor and Jamie Murray, the list goes on. Naturally to follow suit Comic Con has a beyond stellar list of celebs as well, and just remembering the madness I kind of want to go and I kind of want to pass. Still, writing is more important and the writing panel I did get to attend on Saturday was worthwhile. Woot!

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Ursula cosplay.

I cannot wait for it to go back to the other hotel in the DTC, but now my friends, who make the con even more fun (okay, truthfully they make the con to my mind), are saying if it is in April again they may have another con they have to attend…so crossing fingers that does not happen. We shall see. For them it would be a work related thing, so if there is a conflict next year, hands are tied for sure. Still, this was a great day and evening. Best part, burly men doing the Macarena at the Admiral’s Ball. Sad part, missing Irish festivities downtown but there should be some next weekend.

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Right before the Macarena. It was early later on this floor was packed!

Or I heard sleeping was good. I also totally heard that somewhere people do this thing called chilling out. Maybe even meditating. It is supposed to be really good for you. Knowing me, my body will just hit me with something and lay me out for a bit. That is generally how it handles my intense work and play periods. I am really doing my best to avoid that. Vitamin C it is for the rest of the week.

Leap Day

The Oscars have come and gone…finally Leo won.

In the meantime, sitting with me is the following thought: today is leap day.

What does this mean?

Well to some:

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From celticcowgirl.com.

I guess that is one way to go. Of course, men, like women, can still say no.

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From Grammarly.

Then there is just the fun part. People celebrating their birthday…8 year Olds are only 2…makes you think a bit before saying happy 8th birthday. I would get a kick out of it.

Then there is the whole concept of leap day, the bunny is all over it.

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Of course one last shout out:

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For its time, the best leap of all.

Well that is all I have for musings at this time. I know not much pia mater working it seems. In truth it is working overtime. Still trucking along, so yes, more to come.🙂

The Day After

I am about one day off of my longest I like to allow for non-blogging, apologies. I did not even have time until now to catch up with the blogging world…cannot recall the last time life was that hectic. Sigh.

So looking on the bright side, the show I was assisting with is done, and now just regular work…well and much to do there too but meantime, meh?

Ever get to the point when you realize as a human, adult in particular, you have limitations as to time, attention, and energy? Well, that would be myself today. I cannot go into details but it was a “wow” sort of evening. Wish I could disclose, but all is well so no worries, but wow.

That and lately I am missing friends who have passed. I have been reminded of them more as I have heard many an Irish accent and heard of local musicians more so of late. I do not know why, but it is coming up a bit to be what I consider a time then to pause, reflect, and think positive thoughts their way. So now I find myself going with the flow, as it is all you can do sometimes.

I also recalled humor and the cheery phrase I often have used with my friends when they are feeling meh themselves.

Always look on the bright side.

Always.

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Weather predictions lean to this for the upcoming week. Only in Colorado.🙂

So we shall see. As I find the bright side through the hectic I am looking forward to a local band on Saturday, so I have that going for me.

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I swear I do not get man buns either. C'mon guys.

I like a well groomed beard, but the key phrase is groomed and not wild…and no, I do not get man buns. I do not know what the next male facial/hair fashion will be, but I look forward to a change. Hipsters. Pretty sure she would be smirlking and tsking with me on this one…maybe…at the least a laugh would have been had. Dorian would have likewise had a thing or two to say about it along with his booming bellow of jolly. I intend to therefore embrace the gift given and enjoy life as silly as it can be at times. Sometimes I feel levity is necessary.

So it is that when I think on the upcoming weather, men with out of control beards, I think of the winds of change and Monty Python and I hum…always look on the bright side of life…Tra la, Tra la la la la…(you know the tune).🙂

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