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Striking a Balance Between Fast and Slow

Yesterday I skipped out on the scheduled flickr photowalk because the little man’s been sick, and it was raining (some others, far more intrepid than I, made it out there). But by afternoon we were feeling a little antsy. I managed to take the lad to the last childish selection in the M-SPIFF (excellent animated shorts). And then for a bit playtime, about an hour, at the Children’s Museum. We wound up having a lovely day but today, not so much. The little man woke up with a wretched cough and I slept poorly due to a severely sore throat and am now feeling quite sick. The little man was understandably crabby (and likely feeding off my own crankiness). Still got him to the bus stop on time, though, and pushed myself to work out with my personal trainer. And then, instead of heading back home to collapse into bed I swung by my office, though it was my day off, for a staff meeting. I’m afraid I was in zombie-girl mode for its duration.

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Saturday was another story. I was thrilled to be in attendance when my lovely friend Monica, who I’ve known for nearly 20 years now, married the wonderful Wuy. It was a beautiful day, despite the crappy rainy weather. The ceremony had me giggling and crying at the same time. So many of us had a powerful connection to this couple and it just feels right that they should be together. I wasn’t alone in that sentiment. Most (if not all) of the wedding party had flown in with them from the Bay Area. Friends had driven from Indiana and Madison and who knows where else. One uncle had even flown in from Amsterdam that very morning. And Deedee had also come home for the wedding - Brooklyn represent! I wound up dancing the night away with her, and the amazing Emily - those girls can really bust a move! Sometimes I’d get so distracted watching them that I’d forget to dance. Doh.


Bonus: I feel like ass, but some good news just made me feel a little better. The Swedish/Lebanese film I missed last week, Zozo, is going to be shown again Friday night, as part of the Best of the Fest recap. Hopefully I’ll have recuperated by then.
Plus: Speaking of next weekend, it’s going to be another busy one. Our neighborhood’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta will be going on Friday and Saturday. I’m hoping to lure our former favorite neighbors back to the ‘hood for the big parade. And Sunday will see the Heart of the Beast May Day celebration. I rarely miss that.
And: Today is the actual May Day, of course, and this year it’s a special one…a “Day Without Immigrants” actions are taking place all over the country. Locally there’s going to be a rally at Powderhorn Park, between 3pm-8pm. I’d planned to take the little man to it, but now I think I’m too freaking sick to go. Sometimes I do need to slow down, especially when my body forces the issue.


  1. meghan wrote:

    um, you forgot to mention that mayday is also our first day of being co-workers which makes your life COMPLETE

    Monday, May 1, 2006 at 8:25 pm | Permalink
  2. Kylark wrote:

    Wow, so much going on, my head spins. Rest up!

    Monday, May 1, 2006 at 8:45 pm | Permalink
  3. Too true, too true (to both of you).

    Monday, May 1, 2006 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

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