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Location: Austin, TX, United States

Scholar, Writer, Mother, Dreamer. Editor of Luminarium, an online library for English Literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Officially in Austin, Texas

Well, the move to Austin, TX, happened last week.

Vik and I flew with the dogs to Houston on Continental. That way, it was a direct flight and Continental has the best reputation with pet transportation. They did great. Then, we drove to Austin. The trip should take 3 hrs or so, but took us 4+, what with frequent stops to give Ariel breaks — at age 14, the car ride was the hardest part of the trip for her.

The furniture arrived on Thursday and for the past week we've been slowly unpacking the 150+ boxes of stuff. Sounds like a lot (and it is), but not when I tell you the boxes themselves are quite small (liquor store boxes mostly).

The weather here is still in the 80s during the day, though night time temps have dropped as low as 45. I can't tell you how divine it is to sit on the terrace with my morning coffee! In the afternoons, I've been taking the dogs to the lake. Wilbur has been intrigued and has waded as deep as his chest into the water — one of these days the kid will swim, I can feel it. Ariel looks at me like, "You and what army?" when I say I want her to come in the water with us.

I bought a GPS system before coming here, and so far I've not gotten lost. I've scouted out all the most important things — Starbucks, grocery store, video store, burger joint — and next week I'll try to do some real exploring. I want to start horseback riding and to find a nice yoga place for starters. It's been 4 weeks since surgery, so I think it's safe by now.

Tomorrow is Halloween and I'm just hoping we get some kids, because I have soooo much candy, it better not stay here making eyes at me!

That's all she wrote for now. More updates when I've more to tell :)

Stay well everyone!

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Friday, October 24, 2008

New Territory

Ariel has already barked at everything real and imaginary:

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Quiz: What Animal Are You

This is like the weirdest quiz ever, and I'm not so sure I'm any wiser for taking it. Still, quizzes are fun, right? :)

ANIMOLOGY: What Animal Are You?
Your Result: Ocre and Gray Dolphin

Sea! You're a very hearty person being a good friend. You attract many friends because of your lovely personality, but you're sometimes pretty weird. Your soul mate is the Bronze Goat. You hate the Peach Pig.

Gold Falcon
Silver and Red Wolf
Red Jaguar
Blue Fox
Teal Cat
Tan Giraffe
Yellow Trout
ANIMOLOGY: What Animal Are You?
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Friday, October 17, 2008

Moving, et cetera

I've been so busy with other things and feeling a need to recreate myself that blogging here has felt difficult. Lots of things are happening in my life, which I'll fill you in on anon.

The most important news is that Vik and I are moving to Texas. Well, Vik has been there for some months already, but the dogs and I are moving on Tuesday next week. I'm excited and nervous, but mostly just exhausted from packing and trying to fix up the money pit.

Of secondary import is that I had major abdominal surgery 2+ weeks ago. If you've ever seen "Total Recall" with that alien in the dude's stomach, that's pretty much what I had. I had a huge tumor and a big cyst, both of which got taken out. Neither was cancerous. The surgery was done by a Transformer-sized (and looking) robot with 5 arms laparoscopically. They didn't have to take out anything and I've healed pretty brilliantly, so good news in the end. I'm waiting for the swelling around my midsection to go down, because I'm hoping my waist will be skinny like Scarlett O'Hara's.

I'm thinking of closing down this blog and starting a new one, to give myself a chance to recreate and refresh. If I do, I'll let you "regulars" know the location of the new one.

Until then, keep well and keep out of trouble :)


Seven Deadly Sins Quiz

"Your sin has been measured. You have committed many sins, but Lust is the mortal sin that has done you in."

Pride:Very Low

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