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I’m going to save for the winter coat. It’s 19 weeks until October 1st, and I will have enough saved for a good coat by then. 
 

I earned three dollars this week! It is what it is, and theres no judgment on shark week

 

Tomorrow we’re going hiking, and I am taking my poles!  Unless we just do a local trail,  but if we go somewhere rocky, yessssss..

 

 

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11 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Kick the migraine in the tender places.

 

Thanks! I feel better today. I was awake for most of the night and my head feels like someone punched it, but it's not actively hurting anymore. There will be naps. 

 

I often get a reoccurrence the next day in the afternoon, so I'm off to earn my dollar and hopefully that will help my head out a bit too!

 

 

Also, when one is sleep deprived, she orders pringles from Target at 4am. :D 

 

 

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Hope you're feeling better.

 

19 hours ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

Also, when one is sleep deprived, she orders pringles from Target at 4am. :D 

This made me laugh so much :D I hope you didn't order too many

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5 hours ago, zenLara said:

Hope you're feeling better.

 

This made me laugh so much :D I hope you didn't order too many

Two cans! Whew! Not too bad!

 

i feel a lot better today!

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I did earn my dollar yesterday! 40 minutes of walking in the woods and in my neighborhood. 

 

Shark week is continuing well past it's allotted time, and I'm irritated, but not terribly concerned yet. I'm just like "LEAVE ALREADY"

 

I've been working out my budget recently, and I've decided not to renew my amazon prime membership. My folks have a membership, and we watch everything together. For shopping purposes, I barely use the site, so It doesn't really make sense for me to have a membership anymore. Think of all the chips I can buy with that money! :D 

 

Time to earn my dollar again. today is a strength training day. I like those days lately. It takes up more time, and so I feel like I'm using that part of the day well, but also like... Yes.. one step closer to bedtime.  :D 

 

Have a great day. 

 

 

 

 

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I earned my dollar! Forty minutes walking. .
 

grocery store was stressful today. Tomorrow i’m getting the car inspected. Then I’m staying put for a couple weeks.the public is too stressful right now. Too many people not wearing masks right, not maintaining distance. I’m tired..
 

 

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1 hour ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

Hi!!


*spills the entire contents of his unzipped backpack as he nearly jumps out of his skin, save  the pencil and notebook he pretends were open for notes* Uh, hi?

 

Public is too stressful right now. It turns out I get stressed/tired going places without fear of pandemic. I want a hazmat suit. 

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8 hours ago, Sciread77 said:


*spills the entire contents of his unzipped backpack as he nearly jumps out of his skin, save  the pencil and notebook he pretends were open for notes* Uh, hi?

 

Public is too stressful right now. It turns out I get stressed/tired going places without fear of pandemic. I want a hazmat suit. 

Yes! I settle for showers as soon as I get home. I wear gloves, a mask, and still have some antibacterial hand wipes I got from the airport, so I'm like ready. I'm prepared. I even have face clothes for washing my face that don't require rinsing off so I can wash my face after I remove everything. But I get home, and my clothes go in the wash, and I'm in the shower scrubbing down and it's just relaxing to visualize the stress washing down the drain with the soap bubbles. 

 

(dreamy sighs)

 

 

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DAY 10 of $*& #@!%$ SHARKS!!!

 

I mean, it's okay. It's fine. just fine.

 

*internal screaming*

 

Okay, I just wanted to complain. Now I'm off to get the car inspected and earn my dollar (I think fitness boxing is a good idea today! punch punch jab!)

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2 hours ago, Chris Tarly said:

Reading this thread, I'm confused as to whether we should be worried about a pandemic or a sharknado.

 

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Pandemic takes place way over the minor irritation of a long period duration! 
especially since you don’t live in the same house as me 🤣😂

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2 hours ago, Chris Tarly said:

I need to consult the urban dictionary more often.

OMG, the urban dictionary can be a scary place. So many things I don't want to know. nope nope nope. 

 

I could be an adult and just say "This period duration is longer than what's usual for me and I'm trying not to be concerned, but a small part of me is, so I'm talking about it here because this is the one safe space where we can talk about things" 

 

But I think the years of photos with me pulling silly faces instead of just smiling and striking the proper pose (to the side, elbows at a 90 degree angle, and knee slightly bent, butt back, and head tilted while pressing tongue to roof of the mouth to avoid a double chin)  will show that I struggle very much to do the adult thing. 

 

I definitely did not spend an hour searching for a unicorn hoodie and lamenting that none of them were sparkly enough. 

 

Totally didn't do that. 

 

Shit, what are we talking about again?

 

I hope you're drinking lots of water, Tarly! (in her best bossy "now I'm embarrassed and putting the attention back on you" voice) 

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2 minutes ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

OMG, the urban dictionary can be a scary place. So many things I don't want to know. nope nope nope. 

 

I could be an adult and just say "This period duration is longer than what's usual for me and I'm trying not to be concerned, but a small part of me is, so I'm talking about it here because this is the one safe space where we can talk about things" 

 

But I think the years of photos with me pulling silly faces instead of just smiling and striking the proper pose (to the side, elbows at a 90 degree angle, and knee slightly bent, butt back, and head tilted while pressing tongue to roof of the mouth to avoid a double chin)  will show that I struggle very much to do the adult thing. 

 

I definitely did not spend an hour searching for a unicorn hoodie and lamenting that none of them were sparkly enough. 

 

Totally didn't do that. 

 

Shit, what are we talking about again?

 

I hope you're drinking lots of water, Tarly! (in her best bossy "now I'm embarrassed and putting the attention back on you" voice) 

 

You gotta have standards and stick to 'em. You should send an angry email.

 

What I'm drinking* is at least 80% water.

 

* it's wine.

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Just now, Chris Tarly said:

 

You gotta have standards and stick to 'em. You should send an angry email.

 

What I'm drinking* is at least 80% water.

 

* it's wine.

(holds out empty wine glass) I'll have some. I'm just saving you from yourself so you don't have a hangover tomorrow. :D 

 

I decided against the hoodie. FOR NOW. I mean, it IS summer.  I MAY just be stress shopping for something soft and fluffy and magical. 

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When a small publishing company isn't what it seems. 

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I had to turn down a job offer today. At first glance, I was super excited. It's a small publishing company, and the owner is totally awesome and nice and I love the mission of the company. But just in our conversation about the book to the email with the scope of the work, he went from 32 pages to 52 pages. That's a huge increase of work, and sends a red flag to me, because 52 is not divisible by 8. All picture books are divisible by 8 for printing purposes. It concerns me that this person doesn't know that. They also wanted to retain all the copyright and pay a generous amount of royalties, but unfortunately their previous books only sold about 20 copies. Even at 30%, if they sell 20 copies at 5 bucks each, I'm making 30 dollars for a 52 pages of illustrations that I no longer own. That's pennies per hour. No thanks. I realized this is a self-published author who was smart enough to start his own company to lure in inexperienced illustrators. I don't think he's a bad person at all, I just don't think he knows much about publishing. 

 

I had trouble sleeping last night, mostly due to the spoilered subject, but also, my hands and arms are really sore. I'm gripping things too hard again. So today it's going to be advil,soaking them, and taking a break from holding too much stuff. 

 

I made a delicious sweet Italian sauce to go over our pasta last night. It was boxed pasta, I'm not fancy like Tarly.  :D  But the sauce was good. It was a package of sweet Italian sausage, with the casings removed and crumbled up, two onions, 4 garlic cloves, salt, red pepper flakes, mushrooms, yellow peppers, diced, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and heavy cream. So gooooood

 

Well, the advil have kicked in and I'm super sleepy! I'm going back to bed. Have an amazing weekend, everyone!

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8 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Good job avoiding a bad situation.

Thanks! I got more confirmation of my decision when he was asking what I meant by commonplace terms like "copyright"

 

*cringes*

 

 

 

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I took the weekend off. I thought I might work out today, but I was really concerned by a deep ache in my arm. I had it yesterday, and after taking advil before bed, it went away. But this morning, it came back with a fierce vengeance, and I went upstairs to take more advil and I felt short of breath. OMG AM I HAVING A HEART ATTACK? I removed my bra to give myself as much room to breathe and IMMEDIATELY the pain went away and I could breathe again. I looked at the bra, and it's the next size down. I always keep a next size down bra to inspire me to keep exercising, but silly me bought one that looks exactly like a bra I usually wear. I got the correct size and have been quite comfortable dying of embarrassment. 

 

Tomorrow I am fasting. I'm not sure for how long. but my guts are fed up with me, and I'm giving them a day off. When I am well and truly hungry, I'll eat a piece of fruit or a yogurt then just go back to resting it a bit. I'm also going back to working out tomorrow. It's a fresh week, and two days off in a row are plenty. 

 

I hope everyone is having a good one!

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