I've been trying to compose a blog for a few days now, despite my weird mood swings and cramps. I've been goose pimpled with swarms of butterflies in my stomach for a few days now and I can't pinpoint exactly why, except that I feel worried, tired and restless. I have been writing, though. Everyday, even - for at least 30 minutes to an hour and a half.
Nothing new is really happening at work. We did have a potluck last week at the library and I brought dark chocolate and cherry brownies. The dark chocolate and the cherries were my idea - I thought they would be better and more interesting with the extra something. I was also pleasantly surprised by all the vegetarian-friendly fare available. Exuberant is more like it - I rarely eat so well early in the week.
I've started making regular visits to the Y again, too. I had tapered off my attendance around the holidays and then, when I was sick. Then, weekend after weekend, I've found myself flooded with plans. Finally things have slowed down a bit and I am working out again. I feel bad for wasting the money I spend on membership if I don't go, so that makes me feel much better.
I hung out with my friend, Jackie a few times over the last couple of weeks, too. It was nice to be a little social. The last time we hung out, though, I was tired and she was sick. It didn't stop us from dragging around Wicker Park clothing shops (with her friend from Texas in tow - though mostly quiet so I kept forgetting he was there). We also ate at an Asian/sushi place called Papajin that was pretty yummy.
And for Valentine's Day, Kathy and I had dinner at Andies and went to the Neofuturists' "Too Much Love…" show. The night before, we went to see "Coraline" in 3-D. Visually, the movie is lovely - in a creepy, Tim Burton kind of way. Surprisingly, Burton had nothing to do with this movie.
I'd like to see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button sometime. I'm still up in the air about this weekend - there are things I could do, but I am just feeling a little worn down and I don't want to bring my gray clouds with me. So maybe I will just work out, write, read and get some time to contemplate things.
But maybe you will hear from me again soon.