You're looking at a view from a cliff just behind my house. There is a small strip of woodlands behind my house just large enough to house deer, turkey, and an abundance of wildlife. It twists through the semi-rural section of town, and twists around until it finally connects with a true rural area. The woodlands act as a funnel, bringing wildlife into the center of our town, offering them a secure place to live and travel. This rocky cliff (full of jurassic oceanic fossils) juts out of the side of the woody ridge, and acts as a rather ubrupt ending to the strip of forest. You can hear the hustle and bustle of our tiny town on either side, and on this particular day I could hear the band playing a quarter mile away at the football field, and horns honking on the total opposite side.
I took a walk up there the other day, giving thought to my life and where exactly I am right now. It was a quiet moment, something I haven't had for a couple weeks. I flipped open a pack of Marlboro menthol lights, and puffed away in the crisp autumn air as I took in the view of our town; population just under 6,000. Smoking is bad for you...and I know this. That said, I buy "stress packs" on occassion, and I've really got a full plate -- so I've needed it.
I spent my first day alone as a supervisor the other day and wouldn't you know it, the car wash broke and a truck was stolen from our parking lot. Police, corperate office, secret passwords, faxing, all during lunch rush!
Things are going good with Coffee Guru too. I hope he thinks the same, but I'm not good at reading how he feels. There are moments when I'm sure he's totally into me, and there are moments when I feel like I'm so inexperienced. I miss him, he's on a business trip. For now we're seeing each other sporadically, but it's going to be a hell of a lot easier when I get my car at the end of November. A lot of questions are running through my mind though, which is a natural occurance I guess. I love cuddling up to him and making last minute decisions to hang out when we both have the time.
Oh yeah...and my mom has a NEW job. She was working at Ponderosa for a couple weeks, but she's done there already, and she's working for a health spa/wellness center who not only pay her more, but also want to interview me and see my artwork. Why? Because they need a wildlife illustrator with a knack for pen and ink to illustrate their next book. Also, when I have some time I'm going to get copies made of my artwork and send them in to those magazines I was talking about.
Life is busy right now, but it has a lot of potential. Forgive me if I'm not blogging enough...I'm just spreading myself VERY thin at the moment. It'll be worth it.
Peace, love, and hugs.
Friday, September 29, 2006
Posted by Michael at 12:33 PM