Thank goodness everything I’ve learned about balance I’ve learned from Weebles.
I know the question in your hearts: “Wellwellwell, look who’s come crawling back?”
(I mean that in the kindest way possible.)
I had to take some time off because my off-line life became suddenly very therapy inducing real and didn’t leave me with any kind of love or sense of humor to bring to my online life – and that’s just not good for anybody.
So I’ll give a rundown of the past 9 months or so of whatsagoingsons.
I lost a male figure in my life to his own horrific undoing.
My sister got married! My nephew slept through the whole thing but later he and RHS blew bubbles. Nephew for the win.
(At my sister’s wedding) I saw my father after nearly 12 years of radio silence. It was… static-y.
I became a member of the WhoDat Nation.
I had to take a break from Dr. Rachel Maddow because she was giving me the blues.
A series of horriblenogoodverybadthings began to happen to my friends.
I welcomed my new Stepfather to the family.
I had a dramatic and possibly final falling out with my brother.
I officially became Mrs. RHS. (I’m so lucky!)
I submitted my application to Hunter College for Fall 2011 as a Philosophy major.
I promptly freaked out.
I’ve started baking bread and making my own pizza dough from scratch.
And I’ve come up with a plan.
#1 Eat more milk chocolate covered Oreos.
#2 Sign up for The Mint and start saving for the honeymoon (to Paris!).
#3 Blog more.
Please rest assured that #1 is a lock. I am well on my way with #2 even though entering all of my information into the system and creating budgets has now left me wondering how I afford to live at all.
As for #3 here’s the plan – the plan for the plan. I have decided to give my blog a focus. Writing is difficult for me and it’s easy for me to get bogged down in the not so shiny parts of my offline life and not write. I think that it’ll be a good idea to have one weekly thing to write about that brings me joy. That way, I do at least one post a week – and, regardless of what else is going on in my life I have a bright spot to share.
A happiness anchor.
And, since Barbra Streisand doesn’t have a weekly message – which, uhm, why doesn’t Barbra Streisand have a weekly address? She has a basement mall but she doesn’t have a weekly message. She is full of mystery. A beret-wearing, “I Like To Sing While Looking At the Water” stating, microphone painting, chicken-owning mystery.
Anyhoods, since Barbra Streisand doesn’t have a weekly message I have decided to turn to the other Strong Black Woman in my life, RuPaul.
The 3rd season of RuPaul’s Drag Race is green-lighted to begin on Monday, January 24th and I will be using it as my weekly bit of joy. I will recap each episode of the season which delights me because it combines two of my favourite things recapping and fierceness. I know! I’m excited too.
RuPaul will be my happiness anchor and we will set sail from there!