So I hope everyone had a fantastic new year!
I wound up going to a bar I frequent sometimes with Shaun, and because The Earl of Puppydom, I am now up at the butt-crack of dawn to walk her, so I had to get back over. I am now also a proud owner of a Keurig, which is seriously the best thing I've ever gotten. I never understood the whole coffee thing until I got Earl, but now that I have to be up so early every morning, coffee is now necessary for me to function. I now have Pike's Place and Breakfast Blend K-Cups, as well as Green Tea. I saw Les Miz on Christmas Day and although it was largely fantastic, Amanda Seyfried annoyed the hell out of me, but will I be buying the DVD when it comes out again? Hell yes.
So I'm sorry it's been awhile since I've posted. Things have been a bit crazy.
I've been cleaning like a fiend lately to prepare for a roommate because the financial situation right now has kind of made that necessary, and downsizing my closet space, and wound up donating a shit-ton of clothes to goodwill.
Wednesday, I played a concert at the Jacksonville Public Library, and the first piece was a disaster, but I redeemed myself on the Fantasia. I have advertised for a roommate on Craig's List, but so far, I've had about two replies, one of which was almost uncertainly a scam. The other was someone who didn't reply after I made it clear that the price I listed was the final price...so...*sigh* this is a weird, scary process for me, but I lucked out in Knoxville with Kassie, despite the fact that we had our issues, and hopefully because it's my turf, it'll be easier to deal with.
Emotionally, I've been actually pretty stable lately. Teh Earl of Puppydom is largely to thank for that. She's just the sweetest puppy in the whole wide world and makes me feel a lot less alone in the world. The other reason I've been better lately is because I've sort of become involved with m_malcontent, and while it's not certain how it's going to work as he's in Texas and I'm in Georgia and I really didn't want a LDR and neither of has the ability to move...it's been...quite an interesting development.
Also, I've been working on arrangements lately. I've been tooling around with Disney music, kid's songs (like a jazzy version of C is for Cookie), and songs that are not often aired on the radio, like Paul Simon's 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (not to be confused with 50 Ways to Say Goodbye, although that might make an interesting mash-up). I want to do a mash-up of Hazy Shade of Winter with California Dreamin'. I want to do enough that I can have a playlist for a library or something once I finally get a keyboard.
My birthday is in a few weeks. I'll be 35. That's a little hard to believe. Also, I'm still lacking a job, which needs to change desperately, but I'm kind of enjoying having the opportunity to do whatever I want with my time. I've also been getting into water color and pastels. I will get back to fics eventually, but for the moment, Raul the Muse is concentrating his energies elsewhere.
I've also decided to get a writer's group going. I don't quite know how this is going to work, but I really need something to motivate me on original projects, and plus, it's a good way to make local connections, which I need badly. I am volunteering with Golden Isles Arts and Humanities now, and I had a fun time manning the refreshments table with my therapist. We wound up getting paired together by complete coincidence.
As for TV. Enjoying Castle this season quite a lot, as well as Once upon a Time, and I think I might be one of the few who Glee hasn't completely disappointed. I really have gotten into Supernatural on a ridiculous level and the fact that The Vicar of Dibley and West Wing streams on Netflix now makes me waaaay too happy. Still though, I need a job so I can continue to afford wi-fi and Netflix. I just wish the economy would pick up a little.
How's everyone else doing? I haven't even had time lately to check my flist! I will catch up I swear!