Yes, I'm still here. I've been in a bit of a funk this week, feeling a little stressed about school starting and finding a babysitter and jumping through some beaurocratic hoops to re-enter the university this semester. Plus I'm tired from staying up until midnight last night watching weather updates on TV to make sure we didn't have to go to the basement for a tornado warning. Thankfully, we didn't.

I'm having some trouble finding focus and motivation in my life. It's the classic conflict between wanting to spend time at home as a mother and not wanting to abandon my career plans altogether. Right now thinking about both of those things just sucks the energy right out of me.

So that's what I'm thinking about lately. I'm not so good at writing about it without getting whiny and pathetic, so I'll leave that topic for now.

I don't want to end this lame post on a negative tone, so I'll wrap up with something I should do much more often: practicing gratefulness.

1. I'm grateful to have a big, healthy baby who loves to smile.

2. I'm grateful that I have a husband like Stu.

3. I'm grateful for espresso.

4. I'm grateful for the storms last night. Even though the thunder and lightning and hail kept me awake for several hours, I was reminded of the importance of respecting the power of nature.

5. I'm grateful for my brother Joe, who will always be cooler than I am and who is just generally awesome.

6. Hell, I'm grateful for family in general.

7. I'm grateful for the cleansing, nourishing rain today, and the fact that it stopped in time for me to go out and teach my piano students.

8. I'm grateful for the opportunities I've had as a musician.

And now I feel better. Peace out.


canadahauntsme said…
A funk? You and me both; thankfully I have such a wonderful loving sister who looks out for me, and makes sure I keep my wits about me.

p.s. You give me way more credit than I deserve.

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