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My parents are on their way home as we speak. Phew. Everyone was here… 
10th-Jun-2013 10:43 am
My parents are on their way home as we speak. Phew. Everyone was here Thursday through this morning, and that gets clusterfucky at the best of times. I did the smartest thing I could do for myself and pled (legitimate) exhaustion instead of accompanying them on yesterday's full-day tourism spree.

Other self-care: went to a lovely party Saturday night, then out dancing. Judah never would go dancing, you see. It's one of my big three grounding things, and I was trying to write a book that needed me to be going out dancing, but he wouldn't. Except for the few times he would, then get pissy at me and make me go home when I was only two, three songs in. So. I went out dancing. Took me a while to get into dancing headspace, but I got there. Going out again on Wednesday, if I can find anything to wear.

I am waiting for phone calls: the DA, the lawyer.

I sent out my resume and am meeting someone about a job opportunity tomorrow. I will be copyediting this afternoon.

I have requested copies of the police reports. I have a copy of the lease.

There is much to do. I am breathing through it. I am eating three meals a day, taking one long walk a day, and dancing.
10th-Jun-2013 02:56 pm (UTC)
There is much to do. I am breathing through it. I am eating three meals a day, taking one long walk a day, and dancing.

Self-care FTW.

On Saturday, I took a long walk with co-workers (marching for Pride) and thought about the time I went to see TMBG with you, Adam, and Elayna four years ago after Pride. That was something I needed and hadn't realized how much I'd been missing it. (Later that year, I figured out that massage and touch were parts of my grounding practice that had been horribly neglected. I'm so much happier now that I've been able to fix that.)

If you decide you want company for a walk & talk sometime, I'm here.

<3 <3 <3
10th-Jun-2013 05:41 pm (UTC)
Sending *hugs* and good thoughts.
10th-Jun-2013 03:14 pm (UTC)
Dancing is like that for me too and I'm thinking of you.
10th-Jun-2013 03:14 pm (UTC)
Self care is terribly important (says the pregnant woman eating gingersnaps in her jammies).

Know that you are loved, even by those who can't be with you now to support you.
10th-Jun-2013 03:16 pm (UTC)
10th-Jun-2013 03:17 pm (UTC)
*big hugs*
10th-Jun-2013 03:27 pm (UTC)
Yes. Dancing.
10th-Jun-2013 03:28 pm (UTC)
When you're here for sure, yes?
10th-Jun-2013 06:08 pm (UTC)
Yes! Heroes! I am not sure if Ceremony will be extant, and anyway I leave Monday so it wouldn't be possible til July.
10th-Jun-2013 04:25 pm (UTC)
Judah never would go dancing, you see.

Wow, that surprises me. My one memory of meeting Judah is StrowlerCon (when I guess you were just sort of starting together) and I vaguely recall him being in the back, dancing. (Although he may just have been spinning his staff or some such.)

I totally understand people who don't want to go dancing (it isn't there thing) but I don't understand those who go just to get pissy and make people leave early.

You don't do that when your lover has activities that don't move you the same way. You send them off (to dance or whatever) and marvel at the joy.

I'm glad you went dancing.
10th-Jun-2013 04:29 pm (UTC)
*nods* He was just spinning staff. Which scanned as dance to me, but he insisted that he could not, would not partake of any dancing without his staff. Would not try.
10th-Jun-2013 04:41 pm (UTC)

Well that explains that memory, then.
10th-Jun-2013 04:44 pm (UTC)
It's funny. The contact juggler was spinning, too, with a light-up staff, and he came over to me at one point and, indicating Judah, said "...he seems kind of arrogant."

Which I chalked up to a clumsy pickup attempt, but hmm.
10th-Jun-2013 04:50 pm (UTC)
Yes. Dancing.

I haven't been in way too long as well. Lots of factors.

I will be happy to join you when things are possible for me.
10th-Jun-2013 04:52 pm (UTC)
No dancing???!!!
This explains a few things.
10th-Jun-2013 04:55 pm (UTC)
10th-Jun-2013 06:38 pm (UTC)
The lack of presence at T.T. the Bear.
10th-Jun-2013 05:10 pm (UTC)
No dancing for Song? What is this madness? *much hugs* I am glad you are reclaiming.
10th-Jun-2013 09:33 pm (UTC)
Well, I can't dance. No rhythm. I was born without a rhythm gene. But I don't mind going out to the dancing place with someone, and if need be I can watch coats while they dance.
11th-Jun-2013 12:29 am (UTC)
*cue dramatic music*

You get a cape and everything, if you want.

"But who watches the watcher?"


I have spontaneously amused myself and apparently have to share. I, too, am rhythm free, but that doesn't always stop me. My problem is I get too into the music and gradually stop and stare at wherever it is emanating from.
11th-Jun-2013 12:26 am (UTC)
Sounds like you are pretty damn good at self-care. Including self-care through reaching out.

Which makes you awesome. A lot of things make you awesome, but these are the two I mention today.
11th-Jun-2013 01:23 am (UTC)
I haven't really been dancing in a while, and it's one of the things I definitely miss.
11th-Jun-2013 05:08 am (UTC)
I love dancing. I'm even moderately good at dancing. And I am always, always, always morbidly shy about dancing.

Dance on, Song. Dance and dream, and take care of yourself.

(Sorry we could not come by Sunday, we didn't get home til shortly before midnight--but we did eat bbq that afternoon)
11th-Jun-2013 11:16 am (UTC)
It was good seeing you Saturday night! And even getting to talk to you, which almost never seems to happen. :)

Ever since then, my brain has been attempting to put together a country-western song called "How Did You *Think* That Was Gonna Go?" but cannot seem to get past that line as the chorus. I can see 3-4 stanzas in my head, and sort of the shape of the rest of the chorus, but nothing else is falling into place. Phooey.
15th-Jun-2013 10:25 pm (UTC)
I love dancing. I am horrible at it. And so, I never do it, which is sad.

Go, you!
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