NEW STUFF AT THE BOTTOM
January 8th, 2014
Listening to: Hozier - Take Me to Church
Reading: Dragon Wytch - Yasmine Galenorn
Watching: The Almighty Johnsons
Playing: Stress Baal
Eating: Chicken Salad Wrap
Oh goodness, wear to start. It's been a little while since I've updated with, well, anything. A lot has happened since my last journal in December. First of all, IP-Pageant
has ended for 2014. Second of all, I've found out something horrible about myself, which I will share in a brief moment, so please stay tuned for that. Thirdly, I've got general life updates plus some odds and ends I want to cover.
First, though, I want to apologize for my inactivity on here. I've been exceedingly busy over my winter break with work. I've worked 45+ hours each week up until this last one since I got out of school and it's taken a toll on my internet-based social life and art in general. I apologize for being out of touch with everyone. I've had a lot to deal with lately, as if that's a good excuse.
is over for 2014. We'll be getting scores up as soon as possible. Bear with as we're all very busy. We'll be taking entries in February and then I'll be passing the pageant over to Heavenbat
who has been basically running it for the last few months anyway. (Massive thanks to him for that!) If the wait is too long, I encourage you to check out Space-Extravaganza
which is being hosted by CuddlesAndHuggles
, and serenadefox
. But we'll be back up and running in no time.
As for the second thing, this is something I've been pondering on how to word without sounding like a whiny baby as it's a very common problem, but it's still very new to me and I'm trying my best to cope with it. I went to the doctor in December for my annual check up and we did a bunch of blood work. The results of the blood work was mostly normal, but there are a few things that have me a tad worried. 1) I have vitamin D deficiency. I have now been put on prescription-grade vitamin D because of it. 2) My liver enzymes are up. This could be due to a number of things, one of them including the medicine I take for my mental health. It was something we were supposed to be monitoring over the last year, but since I lost my psychiatrist due to an insurance change, that hasn't been happening. So I may have damaged my liver by taking medicine to take care of my head. JOY. I'm supposed to have a liver ultrasound performed, but I haven't been able to schedule it yet due to a wonky work schedule. And now for the kicker: 3) I found out that I have type II diabetes. This isn't really a shocker as I've been in a pre-diabetic state for years now due to the fact I have polycystic ovarian syndrome, and that is a very common thing to have if you do have PCOS. But I wasn't expecting it to go to full blown diabetes so soon. And to the point where I'd need to take medicine to sort it out. As a result, I'm attempting to take sugar out of my diet completely. I've replaced sugar with splenda, white bread with wheat and so on. On occassion I'll have something "normal" and will shortly thereafter feel the aftereffects of a huge headache and the inescapable need to sleep. For example, I had a burger with half the bun and some tortilla chips for dinner last night. I passed out around 9:30 due to a massive headache and I woke up with one and I still
have it and it's 3:30 in the afternoon now. JOY.
Anyway, I've been coping with this new development pretty well, but the urges to eat sugary foods are there and hard to deal with sometimes. I always regret it when I indulge though, so I've been pretty good at stopping myself. But it's hard because I can't eat a lot of my favorite foods. I've been craving fried rice with shrimp sauce like no other. I really
want some, but... can't have white rice. ]:<
Before I go into general life updates and stuff, I want to give a shout out to 0MIN0US
who is trying to raise funds for zer good friend ghoul-coffee
who is now living with zer. They have a gofundme, which you can find here
. I'll be trying to donate some myself when I can, but I'm broke right now. If you can, please donate. Saphy is also going to be using the funds from zer Etsy shop to help with this campaign. You can find zer shop here
. Saphy has some really awesome bottle necklaces and stuff there!
Now for general life updates... Still in a relationship (score), still doing well with work (super score), trying to eat better, lost 5 pounds already (yay me!), school doesn't seem like it's going to be a nightmare this semester, just a lot of reading. Which will be fine. There aren't a lot of programming assignments either, which is amazing. The teacher that we picked for Data Structures (so far) is fantastic and you can actually understand him and omg it's going to be great! He's super nice too. I'm also excited about my computer networking class and I'm a bit hesitant about databases because SQL is not something I'm familiar with and the class is online so I won't be face-to-face with a professor. We'll see how it goes though. It doesn't look too
Man, this journal is getting long... Anyway, I am still open for commissions if you can prod me into doing one. I would like some side cash or points. Icons are pretty easy for me to do and I'd like to give pixel icons a shot.
I do have photoshop installed on Azza, my desktop, but I don't have my tablet drivers installed. Maybe you guys can prod me into doing a livestream and force me into installing the drivers... Maybe. I'll put up a poll later.
I've been doing a little bit of gaming lately though. My boss and a couple coworkers got me into the MMO Archeage
, which is pretty fun. I haven't spent a lot of time on it though because I can't seem to stick to the same game for more than an hour these days. So ADD I am, when it comes to games at least.
Work is going well. I finally sorted through a week's worth of returns yesterday with the help of a couple former ops agents. You should have seen what a mess it was before. Jesus christ, there was stuff EVERYWHERE.
I'm currently sitting at my boyfriend's place while he works from home. I'm supposed to be reading my networking text, but I wanted to give you guys an update on life since it had been so long. I truly apologize for that. I will try my damnedest to be more active. Like I said above, might due a livestream. Looks like I'm off on Sunday... We'll see what the boyfriend has in store for me.
Oh! I moved on into the final round of FACTORY13
. I'm sad I don't get to face ProjectHalfbreed
. I had such a good story planned out for Ommy and Cas. Instead, I am facing ZoologyKaM
and her OC Chord. Yay! I'm excited about that. Irken-Risk
should be posting the round conditions soon. I have to go back and read what Cas was up to though. I forget what happened... lol.
ANYWAY. Enough word wall. You guys can't have possibly read that all. If you did, please comment with the following words: "yellow chicken". But only if you read it all. C8
Meglet out. <3
January 22, 2014
Listening to: Hozier - Sedated
Reading: Warrior Untamed - Melissa Mayhue
Watching: The Almighty Johnsons
Playing: Stress Baal for iOS
Eating: Wheat bagel and cream cheese
Update time? I guess? I dunno. My head is killing me. I missed class this morning because it was hurting so badly. I'm feeling a little bit better now, I think the advil finally kicked in, but I feel like shit.
Anyway, I've started some sketches up. They're mostly prizes for irkpreciation
contests, but I've also started a painting for my boyfriend. We'll see how that one goes. It'll be an experiment to say the least.
I'm not posting WIPs because they're on lined paper and lined paper is the devil.
I'll post finished pieces soon.
I'm also looking for some help on an old project of mine dubbed "Black Heart Rae" for now. The first chapter can be read here
. I need some feedback on it so I know what the hell I should do with it. There's 2 more chapters up there on moonlit-ruins
. I'm considering rewriting it completely... Need some feedback first though. HELP!
Anyway, enough for now.
January 25, 2014
Listening to: Big Data - The Stroke of Return
Reading: Nothing, I ran out of books >:
Watching: Breaking Bad
Playing: Animal Crossing New Leaf
I HAVE THE FLU.
Someone please have the decency to shoot me and put me out of my misery before this goes on any longer. Seriously. I feel like shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. I can't draw, I can't write, I can't focus on homework. I feel so awful I broke my over a year long streak of not calling out at work. It was a necessary evil and I am expected to return to work tomorrow. We'll see how that goes.
Liver ultrasound in the morning though. Yay. I'm hoping I can get squeezed in at the doctor after that before work. Might end up having to be late to work though. Oh well. My health is more important than that.
The thing I hate most about being sick is the fact that I get so hot and then immediately freeze after that. Uggghhh. I hate being sick. Hate it. I get sick so often. So very often. ;3;
Enough update for now. Bye!