May 1st, 2009


A Month of Change

It seems that when it rains, it pours.  April was a crazy month, and it's only now that it's over that I'm catching my breath.  We experienced extreme weather here in the Silicon Valley, from winds so gusty that a fishing boat got blown into the San Mateo bridge to a brief heat wave that baked the local denizens in 90+ degree heat to cool, gray rains to wash the month away.

My life changes were equally extreme.  To wit:
  • Left my soul-sucking corporate job after twelve years (OK, 12 years, 2 months, and 19 days, not that I was counting)
  • Got a new soul-sucking corporate job, with much less suck and a lot more soul (but ask me in 12 years if I feel the same) - twice the commute but half the baggage!
  • Stressed out overly as I watched my daughter battle pneumonia at the tender age of 23 months
  • Lost my beloved, adorable, sweet, and perfect dog after 11 years of companionship
No wonder I never had a moment to blog.  But I'm optimistic about May.  Hopefully no swine flu or dead pets in the next month, and I'll get more comfortable in the new corporate gig.  My goal for the month is to channel my anxiety and grief from April into something positive and creative.

Wish me luck.


Ever Dig Up A Piece of Yourself You Forgot About?

I haven't done any drawing in years. YEARS.  But I came across a few drawings from long, long ago.  Quite frankly, I forgot my hands had skills beyond typing.  So I figured out how to scan that baby, and I'm posting it as a reminder to myself that in these tough economic times, here is another free activity I can do for fun.