So I’ve been fairly silent on this blog for the last few weeks. There is a reason of course, and I shall try to explain…
Since losing my job, I have been under quite a bit of stress, and lets not talk about the depression. My depression manifests itself physically by emotional eating, and I have been eating, some very very bad things. It amazes me that I haven’t gained weight, thank god for my daily power walks.
On top of that I’ve had a sinus infection. All of this together meant that I’ve been having some very very bad migraines. So severe that I am still recovering from the last one, which was over a week ago.
I went to see my doctor last week and the consensus was I have dangerously high blood pressure and need to pull the line in asap.
Food is back under control (not hard, struggling to keep anything overly rich down) and I am trying to manage my stress levels, plus he’s got me on a blood pressure med.
Whee, my life is fun! Not ~_~
I’ve still been active though… and the interesting ones (to you) are:
* I’ve decided to try knitting again. I’ve never been able to get a hang of it, always messed it up… but now I am making a concerted effort to get knitting as a skill, under my belt. Eventually the plan is to knit myself a rainbow coloured scarf, and then a Gryffindor scarf.
* Been hanging out with friends a lot more, and need to reconnect with a few more too. Need to stop being such a hermit!
Went to Crafts out West, Harry Potter & and had my nails manicured in the last 4 days. Tomorrow I’ll be getting together with some mates for a pre-Doujin Overload catch up, and on Saturday, the event itself! The anti-social in me rebels, but once I’m out there doing these things, I feel so much better.
Went to visit Selina from Pretty Clever yesterday, and got a gorgeous manicure, before being swatched a few times and then getting to put on this gorgeous gorgeous ruby red nail polish. I’m not a girly girl by any stretch of the imagination, but I HAVE to have me summa this nail polish! It is called Ruby Pumps by China Glaze. Also known as ‘Ooooooh sparkly!’
Excuse the short nails btw; I can never have them at any length for a long amount of time before I take a pair of shears to them. It’s the typing you see, can’t type fast with long nails!
* Finally received the three witches from Brooke’s Books. The little kits are just too cute for words. They come with all the material you need to complete each design, all you need to do is add the floss and metallic threads. The instructions are very clear and concise too, which will come in handy as these will be the first time I’ve ever stitched on perforated paper.
In other stitchy news, I completed my Fantasy exchange piece and mailed it off on Monday with an assortment of extras. I am pretty happy with how I finished the piece, except for one glaring issue, but hey, it was a first for me in many ways. Can’t share photos until my recipient has received it. Just hope she likes!
The trip to the Crafts our West fair (a weekend of crafting goodness, mainly exhibitors selling their wares ranging from quilting, scrapbooking, foods, beading and knitting) also gave me a brain spark. I’ve always been a bit iff about scrapbooking, never knew how useful it could be to me since I don’t have babies, my family really aren’t into the whole “keeping photos for memories” and the whole scrapbooking enterprise seemed to be just so expensive!
At the show I came across wee mini paper scrapbooks and the brain went DING! I want to create a wee scrapbook and fill it with all my finished cross stitch smalls that I stitched because I liked, but didn’t know HOW to finish. Waiting for all the supplies to arrive so I can get started. I know a few other cross stitchers scrapbook their work as well, must see more of their work!
* Last but definitely not least, if you are in Auckland this coming Saturday the 25th and have nothing better to do with your time, please come and check out Doujin Overload 2009. An event where fans of anime & manga come together to share and enjoy the wonderful art form.
When: Saturday 25th July
Where: Hyatt Hotel, Auckland Central, New Zealand
Time: 9AM to 4PM
A group of us will be heading over to the Genzui Ramen Bar (in the main foyer of the Crowne Plaza, Albert Street) at 6ish to have dinner and chill out afterwards. If you haven’t got any plans come by and say hello!
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