Thursday, March 09, 2006


My schedule's been kind of wacky these past few days and I haven't had time to update, so here's a rundown of my latest Snippets.

-I finally feel well rested. I was off work Monday (which was truly delicious) but the extra third day of living a daylight schedule like a real person kind of threw a kink in how I bounced back once I made it to work. Tuesday was an almost 12 hour day at work so I was really dragging ass by the end of things. I spent the rest of yesterday worshipping the mattress. Wednesday wasn't quite as long but just as hairy. I lived to tell about it, though, so it's all good.

For so long I took my body clock for granted. Now I totally appreciate the need for routine and schedules.


-I missed my bellydance class Tuesday night because I was tired. I've had two classes already and we're focusing on basic movements, like graceful hand gestures (the instructor says I do well with the snake) and hip movements. Some are figure 8 style, others are more like hip jerks. It's a fun little activity that makes for a great convo. topic. Next on my list of things to buy: one of those hip scarves that has all the coins on it that jingle when I shake my moneymaker. They supposedly make a great accessory for going out (wearing around the waist with jeans) but I don't know that I'm down with the snakecharmer look.

- I'm hopefully going to be networking a little bit more. I'm joining the Junior League (no jokes here, folks) Saturday and I'm really looking forward to it. My mother was really active in the Cincinnati chapter years ago and is still a sustainer in New Haven (basically she pays her dues without really doing much else). My middle sister is a new member in Atlanta (the mecca of pearls and finger sandwich luncheons). I think the opportunity will give me a chance to meet some new people I'd otherwise not get to know, as well as introduce me to a few places/experiences I haven't yet crossed in Cincinnati. Cheers to that.

- I need to get back on the diet wagon. I haven't really fallen off, per se, I've just taken a break from counting points, which is key when you're trying to lose weight via Weight Watchers. I'm still towing the line and eating my veggies/fruit and such, I just have lost the drive to track every point ingested. Maybe I can light a fire under myself after this evening's meeting.

- Heads up because I plan on writing something within the next few days on love. The heart racing, consoling, warm emotion comes to us through so many unexpected avenues, and it poses each of us with a myriad of choices and challenges. Does beauty make you fall in love, or the prospect of safety? Would you ever look outside the box for love? I've got a few questions swimming around in my head, and I'd be interested in your perspective.

- I am really looking forward to St. Patrick's Day. In Cincinnati, practically everyone has a sliver of Irish in them, including yours truly. I think it boils down to the fact I'm an eighth Irish, but half British Isles, so I kind of lump all of them together (besides, most people don't celebrate the Welsh holiday of St. David's Day, which is March 1st). Anyway. I am most proud of my Irish heritage (the story goes: we dropped the O' off the front of our last name when crossing the Atlantic) and wear my Claddagh ring daily. Anyway, the holiday should be a good one, especially since I might have found someone to oblige when I wear my Kiss Me I'm Irish pin...

Yeah, I'm a tease.

Find out why Kate's walking with a bounce in her step... a little later.


The Notorious N.A.T said...

Kate, good gracious...thank God you are back...I am jonesing for the dirt on the bounce in your step as well as your upcoming piece on love...

Glad you are back!

Me! said...

Ohhhh, you are a tease! I'll definitely be checking in on you to see what's going on. :-)