On the High Wire

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high wire 1 (Photo credit: _gee_)

That’s Mrs Fringe.  You can wave, but I won’t wave back, or I’ll surely lose my balance before I’m at the halfway point.

I’m just going to ramble on a bit this evening.  Every time I sat down to post today, the phone rang or Flower Child needed help, so whatever ideas I had for a coherent post are gone.  I am sending out apologies to my fellow bloggers.  Adding a daily fiction writing block to my schedule, in addition to blogging and those other couple of things I do has me working hard on my time management skills, and I need to catch up on what everyone else has been doing.

I’ve felt like I’m up on a high wire for quite a while now, but with my new commitment to, umm…what was that again?  Oh yeah, me.  And writing…it’s a little different, because I’m trying to add in a bit of style and stay upright, not just hanging on with my pinkies.  I think starting to blog was me opening my eyes.  I’ve yet to look down.  In case you’re wondering, standing up feels great, but it’s a whole lot harder than keeping my act limited to not letting go.

Vwoop.  That’s the sound of another safety net being whisked away.  Man Child leaves on Monday morning to start an internship.  I’ve been trying to get as much done as possible this weekend while I’ve still got him here.  Groceries, dry goods, and the best pizza in the neighborhood, because they don’t deliver.  Shocking, isn’t it?  A NY pizza place that doesn’t deliver.  I’d be fine if the guys on the next block with the tasteless, rubbery cheese pizza didn’t deliver.  Protip: If you come to visit and want really good NY pizza, go to Brooklyn.

I did have an excellent adventure yesterday morning.  Can you guess?Can You Guess?

How about now?

How about now?

Grand Central Station.  I haven’t been there in eons, but I went yesterday, and had the pleasure of meeting Caitlin Kelly, of the Broadside Blog. For the record, she is every bit as smart, sophisticated, and lovely in person as she seems to be on her blog.  I had a blast.  We got to know each other a bit, and spent a while talking about writing, ideas, life, and careers.  I walked away feeling energized.  Yup, Mrs Fringe being a grown up woman.

Flower Child was home sick from school, but Man Child was able to postpone his plans and babysit.  Thank you! Even the rain held off, so I was able to wear my favorite boots.  Why are my favorite winter boots suede?  Because they’re awesome, I can’t believe you needed to ask.

I miss that too brief period in my life when I was actively involved with writers groups, attending conferences and taking myself seriously in a way that resulted in a lot of fun. Hence my high wire routine.  It’s definitely harder than it once was (hell, getting up from the floor is harder than it once was), but I’m doing it.