Friday Five: Cha-cha-cha Changes

Every Friday I’ll indulge my order-crazed brain in a list of randomness. Welcome to my Friday Fives.

Today I feel is the turning point of my summer. And I’m reveling in it by sitting at my desk, working on a new website for work while streaming Cincinnati Symphony & Pops’ incredible Lumenocity.

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Unreal. (Even with the bad phone photos from my computer screen!) Those are laser lights on the facade of their grand Music Hall building. You can watch it live tomorrow night, too, at this link beginning at 9:35 EST. It makes me so grateful that I get to work in the arts during such an exciting, groundbreaking time. Classical music is alive and well, my friends. Kudos to my friend Amy, and all of the other CSO staff who make events like this possible.

There’s been a lot of movin’ and shakin’ this summer, but today marks a return to normal and the start of some new “yay!” and “ack!” things. Here’s a quick (boring) update:

5. Carousel

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After seven weeks, I’m officially getting off the Carousel. It’s been a fun ride, but I need my life back like yesterday. Our last performance was today and I might have done a happy dance in my head as I packed up my horn.

4. Kondo’ing

I’m halfway through cleaning up my life and I’m anxious to finish the KonMari steps before school and seasons starts. Everything’s gotta go!

3. Work

Lots of changes coming at work: staff shifts, a completely new website and some interactive program notes that I’m spearheading. We’re less than a month away and it’s scary to think about the amount of work that needs to happen before Labor Day, but somehow it always falls into place.

2. Bella

No change here, but I am going to meet with a new vet soon to check her ears and get a new plan of action in place.

1. The No-Sugar Challenge

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Because I don’t have enough going on (ha!), I’ve decided that starting Monday I’ll go 30 days without sugar. I had my last iced coffee this morning and savored every drop. It might seem a little dramatic for someone who loves to bake (and eat) as much as me, but I know when I have a problem and I’m too reliant on sugar to get through my long days. I lack energy so I constantly pump sugar into my veins for a quick fix only to completely crash hours later. It’s been a vicious cycle and I want off. Hoping to break my addiction and find a new moderation for the future. Anyone want to join me? I have one more cake recipe to post from LAST MONTH, but consider that the last sweets recipe for a while.

Here’s to the last haul of summer and finding my normal again.

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