Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Excellent Weekend

Lately by time the weekend rolls around I am so overworked and exhausted that the idea of doing anything more then hybernating with Netflix and minimal food makes me start panicking. However, this weekend was different.

I wound up spending Friday night sewing an apron together from a really bad printed fabric I bought at Walmart a good 5 years ago.  It was one where all pattern pieces were printed directly onto the fabric.  The lines were incredibly off on it so I fixed it where I could. I also tested my wide hemmer foot on it. I won't pretend it didn't come out like a beginner project but it was my first time with the hemmer foot.  It will still take some getting used to, especially on curves.

Part of taking a break from costuming and getting my life more in order has started with starting a semi in depth cleaning schedule for my apartment that is worked around remaining shows and leaves my Tuesday movie nights free.

So each afternoon last week I knocked a small thing off at a starting point. I think between this and getting smaller projects done it's actually making me feel a lot better in general.

For the first time in months I woke up with energy and I didn't want to hide in bed.  I tackled cleaning the fridge, microwave, and the glass on my car this weekend. Though cleaning the car glass was tricky as it cooked the second I put the cleaner on.

I spent a good portion of Saturday working on Jem getting her appliqué and color blocking together.  Color blocking on curves sucks.

Sunday I also woke up with a decent amount of energy except I did want to veg out but I also wanted to do things.
I wound up putting the Jem dress together.

I felt so good this weekend and energized I actually forgot to take my B12 shot!  B12 helps fight fatigue!

As of today I finished a book and did some deep cleaning to my stove, oven, and sink.

I haven't been dirty.  Let's clarify.  My version of cleaning is hardcore but it's feeling really good to get these things done. I am looking forward to off time and possibly getting back into photography (nature).

I might have even found the perfect boots for Jubilee today.... Oh man...

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Long Day with a Sweet Ending

A sweet ending to a rather tricky day.

Today was not a bad but more of one full of anxiousness as I had an important medical appointment. So pretty much all day I was watching the clock to make sure I was working on time and ready to leave exactly when I needed to because the office was not close by.

It's also horribly hot and gross outside today.  To top it off the AC in my car does not work. Yay!  Isn't it the best when it's gross outside, you don't have AC, and somewhere important to be?  Oh yes. Those are the best days!

Anyway, I chose to be smart in my attire and wear capris with a sleeveless shirt in hopes I wouldn't be too awful looking at the doctors.  Apparently seeing my calves equals looking extra nice and interview ready.  Not the case but maybe I frightened some people. Ha!

So amid all this I start getting troll messages on my Facebook page. Today of all days. The day I really can't handle the extra emotions.  I think I handled it pretty well.

Here is the thing. I have a Facebook PAGE and a personal PROFILE.  My page is public, but my profile is not.  On my profile, I limit who I allow on there to family, actual friends, and close work friends (some I don't add).  I am picky with who I really let on there. The PAGE is public.  The page cannot be friended and while I have the time I try pretty hard to chat with everyone through commenting on posts I make on the page be it statuses, photos, or links.  If anything, I will go through and like the comment as an acknowledgement but even then sometimes it's a comment I just can't like.

So that happened.

I get through my appointment which was conveniently located down the block from my comic book shop!  So to end today on a high note I finally picked up my very own copy of Jem #4, Pop Vinyl Rachel Duncan (regular), and Pop Vinyl Felix!  My Orphan Black Pop Vinyls are currently complete. I do wish they had been produced differently.  Why not Wave 1: Sarah, Mrs S, Kera, Felix, Paul and Kera's Dad (I am drawing a blank at his name right now)?  Wave 2: Allison, Donnie, Vinnie, etc

Also on my way home I stopped to treat myself to a McDonalds Vanilla Shake which I am sure my lactose intolerant self will pay for but it was pretty perfect for long drive home in the heat with no AC.   I even remembered to ask for no whip cream.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Remember to Take Care

Time doesn't always fly when you are having fun, it also flies when you are horribly distracted.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Review: Wig is Fashion

I just picked up my Wig is Fashion wig from the Post Office today. Finally!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

My Recent Obsession with Sewing Machine Feet

Granted when I started costuming five years ago my sewing skills were very rusty but it's only been very recently that an entire new world of solutions and possibilities have opened up by realizing there are more presser feet then the basic ones with the sewing machine.

Slave Leia Toy Story

Amidst all this Slave Leia toy drama, I started doing some sniffing around for previous Slave Leia action figures.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Fixing Migraines

About a month ago I had a pretty awful migraine attack that lasted two weeks!  After a week of popping Excedrin, I was desperate for any other solution.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Agave Nectar: What the Heck is it?

In one day alone, two of my Vegan friends suggested Agave nectar to me.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Waking Up Angry

For the first time that I can recall, I woke up this morning angry. I don't mean just bothered, I mean absolutely angry.