Hello, dear readers, and apologies for the late blog today – I overslept this morning and time got away from me.
First off, some good news – I got the results of last week’s MRI back yesterday, and everything looked normal. So that’s a relief. I still need to get labs done (I tried on Monday, but once again, my veins didn’t cooperate), but I’m taking my wins where I can get them.
The weekend was definitely a mixed bag – it was largely positive, but also included a migraine and a lot of worrying about what the MRI results might be. The highlights of the weekend were my two D&D games on Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday, the Body Love Open Mic hosted by our friend Talia. My husband and I performed together for possibly the first time? Certainly the first time in a long time. And it went pretty well!
So that was fun. We were definitely nervous, but it felt good to try out a new song on an audience for the first time in a while.
I don’t have much beyond that this week – I hope you’re all hanging in there and taking care of yourselves and your communities. And if you’re in the US, I hope you’ve got a voting plan!
Hello, dear readers – we’ve made it to another Thursday. I don’t know about you, but my week has been a bit on the sleepy and unfocused side (although I think I’m generally being more focused than I was last week, so that’s something).
I mentioned last week that on Sunday I was going to participate in a Body Love Creative Writing Workshop that my friends Eli and Talia were putting on. I’m so glad I did! It was a lovely workshop that helped me to feel more connected to my body, and the exercises we did helped me to look at some of the difficult relationships I’ve had with my body in new ways. I ended up getting a song out of it, too, that I’m actually pretty happy with. Since I don’t have much else to talk about this week, I figured I’d share my rough cell phone recording of the new song with you all:
Here are the lyrics:
My body takes the time it needs When I am walking down the street It won’t be hurried past the trees My body takes the time it needs Oooh…
My body takes the time it needs Reminding me to bend my knees Allow my legs to carry me My body takes the time it needs Oooh…
I’ve been ashamed of my slow pace My steady, plodding gait But I am learning to have grace My life is not a race
My body takes the time it needs To laugh, to cry, to heal, to grieve To feel the sun, the rain, the breeze My body takes the time it needs Oooh…
My body takes the time it needs…
Anyway, here’s to letting our bodies take the time we need, particularly right now. Keep wearing your masks and washing your hands and socially distancing, and keep hanging in there.