Monday, August 29, 2005

touching base

with all of you & wrinkling my brow at the fact that it has been over a month of being back "home." sometimes i forget that i was ever gone because life seems to have simply picked up again right where i left off. almost eerily so. but then i see someone i haven't seen in a long time & they look surprised & scream hello! & we jump up & down & hug & do a lil jig & i realize that i must have been gone for some time...
anyways, here i am in your mailbox just to let you know that i am thinking of you again. as i do. often. i hope y'all are all content & full of laughter & not forgetting.
i also hope the bazillion photos i've sent have given you a sense of where i've been/where i'm at in a way my words just couldn't...
still. i've been staring at the computer screen altogether too much these days. looking for all kinds of stuff...i suppose it's the price i must pay to get sorted.
although i think i have certainly been "productive" since i've been back stateside.
* reconnected with my family & friends again
* been to crawford to witness/support the cindy sheehan protest against the war in iraq
* bought my first fuel efficient car (a very ishlike honda civic)
* found two part-time teaching gigs (teaching ESL two nights a week with AISD & teaching poetry to lil ones through and will be substitute teaching until i can find a "real" full time full benefits job
*moved into a cute lil bachelorette casita in my old hood
(email me for my address)
please visit soon or at the very least send me a postcard!
* acquired a cellphone (email me for my number!)
& if you want me to call you & talk your ear off i have *free* minutes after 7 my time
so i shall happily oblige ya with stories & more til late into the night...
i'm on borrrowed computer time so forgive me if i haven't sent y'all personal responses to your emails but this is just a quick note to say hello again & thank you to all of you who helped me find exactly what i needed to move on. & essentially, that's all of you.

do keep in touch. y'all mean soo much to me.