I've also been thinking of what I want my coronet to look like. I'm on the list with this one guy who does them. It's a year-long waiting list but he's really good and I wanted someone local, plus I'm not really sure what I want it to look like so it gives me time to think about it.
I know I want pears in jewels on it, and filigree of some kind - tho I'm not sure if I want a Moroccan lattice-looking thing or more LoTRs elvish-type thing. Maybe branches and leaves in filigree so the pears can hang off of them? I don't know. I drew up a few doodles, but I was only ok with one of them and it's more of a really-first-draft,-no-really,-don't-use-t
Oh well, the thinking is the only thing keeping me awake today. It's super slow at work and I've been really slow moving lately. At least the new meds are working. I haven't been in general pain (except for my knee and that's back and forth) since I started them in November. I call it a win! (Occurs to me that I've been feeling somewhat down and fairly tired most of the time since then too, but as side effects go, it's better than most.)
- Current Mood: tired
- Current Music:none, my headphones broke =(
I love my beaufriend. Times like this really remind me why we're together and how we get along so well. Now I need to search out some of the sources I was trying to quote and send them to him to back up what I was saying.
- Current Mood: amused
- Current Music:Sherlock playlists on YouTube
Kids tell me at the last minute that they are at the school and Fish is supposed to pick an instrument and, oh yeah, the school needs the money for it tonight (50$ deposit, 25$ a month rent til the end of school). Yeah, no. Amazon to the rescue (relatively speaking, as I didn't want to spend anything at all), 90$ to buy him a trumpet, and it's red!
Worked all week, almost had mandatory overtime on Friday with a monster 387 page document, with hundreds of names to be recorded on it. We managed it, but didn't finish (it goes into the correctory pile for working on when we can while we handle the current day's work). We really probably should have stayed; I understand that no one (bosses) really wanted to do that.
It was a little strange not to go to my parents for Christmas. We had a very quiet holiday, just the four of us, with tamales and presents (even tho I told everyone I was just giving money for Christmas, I couldn't help it).
Today is Saru's birthday! Happy birthday, eldest!!! My sleep schedule was knocked kitty-wumpus by the three day weekend, but that meant I was up at midnight to text him happy birthday wishes. Yay!
When you tell someone your trauma and they treat you differently, don't assume pity. You don't treat your loved one's weaknesses like target practice and it takes time to figure out where the scars have made you stronger.
Life has been very meh for the past month or so, but yesterday I got to spend the whole day with Saru (whom I haven't seen in a year and a half, as he's been away at college and being an adult) and the day ended with me and all 4 of my kids at my parents' to catch up on stuuuuuf. Yay!day
They finally sent him a new phone by mail, a little flip phone. It's adorable, just like the first phone I ever gave Honey, or Fish. He has to learn a whole new way of texting, but at least he can send and receive pics now!
- Current Mood: amused
- Current Music:iheartradio:Metro Station station
Finally sitting and watching Smallville (on Hulu). It took awhile to get past the initial bad impression, but as long as I don't expect certain things, it's actually pretty cute.
. Friends (FB and RL) who, in the midst of all life's chaos, still say, "hey, it's ok, we're still here and we'll stand with you"
. My job, because it is wonderful and I was so afraid it would just be more of the same (or worse) than the old one, but it's so. much. better.
. My kids because they are awesome and wonderful and they make me so proud of them and I think about them with such amazement that someone who came from me would survive my parenting and turn out so fantastic.
. zdude, for being someone that I can get so mad and frustrated with, but still turn out to be the one I most want to curl up on the couch with and ignore eachother while we read our Kindles. =)
. My job (again) for coming with benefits so I can go (attempt to) find out what's wrong with me, over and over until I get it right, and I can afford the medications for those attempts and I and my kids are completely covered.
. My parents, for being my parents and making me who I am.
. That I have a nice place to live (even if it is small), a roof over my head and storage for my stuff
. Food to eat that is clean and good to eat, and the option to choose food that tastes good even if it's bad for me.
. My hobby, for being made of wonder and magic and sparkle-dust and the people in it who try to live up to a dream.
. Fan-fic, for being a way to occupy my time as well as a method of expanding my understanding, my empathy, my beliefs, and my universe (no lie).
Thanksgiving turned out great. It was just the four of us and the menu was simple. I had Honey make the appetizers while I cooked. The kids decided on those, and made salami with cream cheese (some plain for them, and some with peppercchini for me), chips and dip (salsa and French onion). zdude watched football and cleaned the living room and Fish did chores and played in his room.
We had a 12 lb turkey. I forgot to get my favorite stuffing from Safeway in time so I had to wing it. I bought precut onion & celery mix, apples, and fresh poultry herbs (sage, rosemary, thyme) and stuffed as much of it in the bird as I could. We don't eat stuffing so when I say stuffing, I mean the flavoring, not the dish. I put the turkey in an oven bag (gosh darn those are handy, and make the turkey come out fantastic!) and cooked for 4 hours. It came out just juicy and falling apart. Wonderful!
Mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, and rolls rounded out the meal. Egg nog or ginger ale for drink, and pumpkin pie for dessert. It was very nice (even if Honey insisted that we eat off paper plates so as to cut down on dishes to wash).
Hope all y'all had a great holiday too!