Blogger, blogger

I’m relatively new to this blogging phenomenon, having only begun the process last October. In general, I have been fairly diligent getting posts up on the blog at least a few times a week. Lately however, as my more attentive blog readers can attest, I have been on the about-once-a-week plan with posts. I struggle with a bit of guilt over this. When I decided to embark upon building a website with the help of my friend and (yet another) fellow musician, Chris, I knew that blogging would be part of the package. I read blogs and about the process of blogging for years before I was ready to jump on the blog-boat. If I was to blog, it would be something to which I would commit. For the long haul. This is still the plan.

That said, a long term commitment to blogging, which really only amounts to a public version of a life-diary, needs to include a little wiggle room for the conditions that make up a real life, at least my real life. I am an artist, a full time mom (read: lots of time in the car to and from dance and music lessons, school, check-ups, concerts, making dinner, grocery shopping…. and the list goes on) a wife, a committed pet owner, an amateur musician, a good friend, a seeker of soul. All of these things occupy time and energy. Both of which are occasionally in short supply.

I have a tendency toward a pendulum style of existence. There is rarely balance. The best I can do is recognize and be present in my being at one end or the other of this swinging pendulum, and hang on for dear life. I know that soon, I will have the opportunity to analyze fascinating minutiae again. I’ll have time to take long walks with my dogs and notice the local hawk that hunts in our neighborhood. I may even lament about stagnancy and, dare I say it, boredom.

In the meantime, I have lots of active work available to me that leaves little time for blogging or lamenting. Here in the mid-west, it is officially Tornado Season and my job as a puppeteer at the Red Cross is pretty much full time. Jeni and I finished up our new stage and will go on the road with it this coming week. I am sure my knees and shoulders will be glad of the upgrade! Some photos of the set up have been taken and as soon as I get them I will post them. I am also delighted to have a side project at a darling boutique called Plum Diore where I have spent much of spring break making flower forms to throw some added pizazz to their spring line of fashion. These flowers are just a sculptural interpretation of their spring design which can be found on the website, on the windows and on the invite to this Friday’s fashion show.

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So, yeah, that pendulum is about as far over into the too-much-on-my-plate side of things as it can get. But it is good. I may not have time to blog every day, but today I learned most of a five part jig in whistle class. I went to my friend Cindy’s house to get some old watch parts that belonged to her dad, a watchmaker, so that I might embed some watch bits into an encaustic painting. I watched some basketball (very out of character) with my Xavier fan husband Tony (alas, UCLA wins). I even had time over the weekend to enjoy time with friends whom I hadn’t seen in awhile (Tina, Rachel, I love you both).

Although this blog is something to which I maintain a commitment for the long haul, perhaps it isn’t the best measure of balance in a life as rich and complicated as mine is. Perhaps the best measure is that I have friends and family who love and care for me… and may I just say, one of those friends makes the BEST Leek-Goat Cheese Tart I have EVER had (not to mention the yummy smoked trout!)

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One thought on “Blogger, blogger”

  1. But your blog is so meaty! Each entry is so thorough that your blog reads more like a book than a blog; it has chapters. Weekly actually works well for your particular blogging style, so don’t worry about it!

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