Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Steak Dinner

  • Jerry's making me steak for dinner
  • Gilmore Girls with friends over at my place last night
  • My back porch is getting fixed up pretty nicely
  • Not too much pressure in this in between time; I'm appreciating it!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Good Week

  1. Being able to drink a beer without getting a migraine
  2. Sunday night study group and L-word
  3. Jerry makes pretty decent beer
  4. Getting over PTSD symptoms
  5. Meditation - even though I was late for the group, still feels good to just sit and meditate
  6. Beautiful hike today with Jerry and the dog
  7. Wonderful neighbors, had me over last night for wine and movie

Monday, February 19, 2007

Coming Home

  • Coming home
  • Walk on cliffs overlooking ocean with Jerry
  • Got the place cleaned
  • Not too much stress

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Weekend in San Diego

  • The train - even though it took FOREVER, it was still very relaxing, especially at the beginning, with great views
  • The weather has been FABULOUS and its snowing in KC :P
  • The best lunch at D.Z. Atkins - - matzo ball soup and a brisket sandwich on pumpernickle
  • Went to Bourbon Street club last night, and it was lesbian night - great atmosphere. I had a really good time there.
  • I'm meeting a friend for brunch tomorrow, who I was worried I wouldn't get to see. She's really fabulous, and it'll be great to see her.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Finally: A Nice Valentine's Day

I normally hate Valentine's Day, but last night was really nice, and I proved to myself that I can still cook. I cleared off my dining room table which was previously completely covered in books and research materials. I also had my decks refinished, and they look amazing.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Draft of Thesis Done!

  • I turned in the completed draft of my thesis!!!!
  • I'm getting my deck cleaned up and restained, and its starting to look really nice.
  • I finally have time to do laundry.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Sunday Routines, More Nice Things

  • Jerry's trying. At least he clearly heard me.
  • Study group with friends.
  • L-word at friends' place.
  • Got feedback on my thesis.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Back to the Path

  • Gail has been posting comments all over my blog, making me go back and look at what I posted and what process I've been taking in the last couple of months. This was an important reminder for me; thanks Gail.
  • My sister and I spoke about Mom's situation and it was good to get some perspective with her and to know that I'm not the only one thinking about it.
  • My home really is this very comfortable place for me, and this stuff I've been doing with my gardens makes all the difference!
  • I may have woken up without another person in my bed, but I woke up refreshed and having had a good nights sleep!

Friday, February 9, 2007

Nice Things

  • I can always count on there being services on Friday night, and I appreciate that I have friends to go with.
  • Despite calls for rain, the weather's been gorgeous.
  • Many opporutnities for the future, but not too many commitments - the world is at my finger tips.
  • I slept last night with a lower dose of the sleep medication - so I'm on track to go off of it altogether by next month!
  • Pedicures today with my friend, Jennifer.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Good Week

  • Invite from friend to go to talk. Then, I got in when half the people behind me didn't.
  • Companionship from Jerry. There's something great about waking up to someone next to you.
  • Getting even farther on my thesis.
  • My dog - so sweet and snuggly.
  • No migraine in a month!
  • The support group for adult children whose parents have Alzheimer's.
  • Got a card from Mom today that her cousin helped her send. It was very sweet.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Keeping Me Going

  • Progress on my thesis
  • Phone calls from old friends
  • Nice weather
  • Study group

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Cravings Fulfilled

  • Sushi from this amazing sushi place with really fresh fish and interesting rolls.
  • I finally got my whole "story" off my chest to Jerry. I don't know if he responded exactly as I would have liked, but I'm glad that its out there and not something secret I have to deal with.
  • I fell asleep next to him and actually slept with no ptsd response.
  • Stressless day to work on my thesis, which is coming along nicely.
  • Having my own space with no roommates, except for my very obnoxious dog.
  • Another massage and art therapy from that therapist/friend, who is just amazing. I really feel my body healing as things heal inside.

Thursday, February 1, 2007


  • Jerry made me dinner last night - salmon, potatoes, squash. Its the first time in a long time that a date has cooked for me.
  • My research team had to meet yesterday to fix a mistake that I made, but no one even pointed out that it was my mistake. My advisor even told me afterwards that I'm doing a good job.
  • I got new patio furniture, and it looks beautiful.
  • I got lattice put up on by back porch, which makes me more protected and looks great.
  • My thesis is coming along. I'm on page 70! Another week or two and I'll have a complete draft.
  • A friend who met with my mom regarding Grandma's estate sent me this in an email: "She was carrying your postcard in her pocket and was showing it off. I think it meant a lot to her. Just wanted to let you know!"