Wednesday, October 28, 2009

circumnavigation . . .


ta raa.
i'm still here, oh bestest blogging babies. all three of you. is there anyone out there anymore? it's been a while.
it's just that presently things are, well, a little overwhelming. ever so slightly.
i've been north, where the wild things are. where the skies are bigger than anything you can possibly imagine. where the winds scream and tear at your tent. where you sleepily watch the strange stars slide behind the etched silhouettes of gnarly campiphora trees, circumnavigating the sky.
i've been to a circus and eaten popcorn and sodas. i watched, open mouthed, the contortionist who can climb (so help me god) eloquently through a child sized racquet sans strings. and then met him in real life. freak.
i've been ridin'. not the kind i usually partake in, tearing uncontrollably 'cross the plains, skimming over aardvark holes. no. i've been coached by a swedish grand prix dressage champion...on my little spotted hoss. who didn't think much of the whole show, it has to be said. still. he kicks butts. of any kind.
and i've been teaching. of sorts. and am completely overwhelmed by the work load. because i've left it all to the last minute. and by the very act of blogging, am circumnavigating the pressing issues at hand. all about planning ahead. which i've never ever been very good at. completely rubbish, if truth be told. which it shall be, tommorrow morning, when i sit in ms r's office. with my wings unfolded and flyin' high...by the grace of god there go i. where angels fear to tread.
kitchen smitchen board. i don't even know where town is anymore.
so toodely ole toot y'all - bisous X.X.X. circumnavigational ones, if ya catch my drift. x j

16 comments:

Dumdad said...

Circumnavigational kisses - now there's a thought.

Welcome back to the blogosphere, we've missed you these past weeks.

Yes, life can be overbusy and stressing and overwhelming although perhaps that's better than underwhelming. My past couple of blogposts have been downers rather than the uppers I prefer. The tired year is limping to its end....

family affairs said...

HOORAY. YOU'RE BACK. VG. Lxxx

Bill Stankus said...

Yes, I was wondering if you had gone on a walkabout. And if you had I was also certain stories and such would be forthcoming.

Butternut Squash said...

So much to do and so little time for a women with adventures on her mind.

PurestGreen said...

Still here and lovin' all your adventures.

alex said...

I'm here! I'm here! even though I am not a blogging baby...do I count? ..course I do! As usual your photos have a quality all their own I truly love them. Is he the guy who crawled through the tennis racket? When you met him did you ask him questions like "How and when did you discover this curious talent Mr Freaky Bendyman?" Maybe you could imagine his determination to master his skill and apply it to your schoolwork? "If he can bloody well squeeze through a tennis racket...." What other things did you see at the circus?!! xx

Janelle said...

six whole entire blogging bestests! yay! oh alexi, of COURSE you're a beloved, silly sausage. so glad there are people out there who would still bother checking if i had anything left to say. THANK-YOU for your kind comments...it's inspiring me to write more and again...! so enormous thanks as always and ferry wheels covered in sparkly little lights of love to y'all XXX j

SafariB said...

Yay yay she's back!! :))

Missed ya...

Hugs to my crazy friend.. heheh.. circumnavigational kisses thats a good un.

xoxo

Val said...

i'm here toooo - just been on a road trip this past while! love your blog always - a magic carpet ride it is... hang on tight and wonder at the whirling ferris wheels of light! fabulous and always uplifting. thanks xxxV

bellananda said...

i'm here, too! i'm glad you made it back safe and sound from Where the Wild Things Are (is that movie coming to your neighborhood? i can't even recall ever having read the book as a child, though i've always known of its existence...). "overwhelming" seems to be the word of the moment, of late. it shall pass, though; surely. really. um...yeah.

;) -- sb in kc

Lori ann said...

You singing,writing,
drinking,riding,teaching,
loving african cowgirl. You are the blog master, the word maker, dream creater(with your words you see).

love you Janelli,
lori XXX

p.s. when's the next c.d.?

Nancy said...

I'm here too - can't do away with your wonderful view of life in a far off - very exotic - locale. You're my only blogging friend that lives a life with wild elephants, people who can put themselves through a racket, rides like the wind.....need I say more?

Janelle said...

safari b, val, bellananda, lori ann and nancy...thanks for your encouraging messages...i MISS blogging regularly these days...just not enough time!!!! school and blah...monday morning now and another mad week begins...sending y'all love 'n biscuits, laced with choccie and hundreds and millions X j

Janelle said...

ooooh no not again...stuck on thirteen again NOT.... x j

Anonymous said...

OK I'm also not a blogger but a blogger reader - always here - you know that! not so silent all these years but I did love that track - keep your words whirling as we all love to read your tales of adventure. Ruth xx

JMH said...

Hello Hi. Neat writing -- strange sounding to me, but I'm always looking for something new and different ways to phrase things.