Well, I feel like I have been absent for months but in reality it's been maybe two weeks. It's killing my soul!
December is traditionally a very busy high stress month for pretty much everyone. But for those of us that work in a few fields it is more so and food service is certainly one of them. Work-wise, I order the food and supplies, but I also manage the catering. I flopped over in a sigh of complete physical and mental exhaustion last Friday glad that what I call "hell week" was OVER. It's the week when everyone last minute sets up their department holiday parties. It's very stressful. I screwed some things up, making it more stressful.
So outside of work work work, I have been a social butterfly. I went to WinterCon which was a lot of fun. It was a small show in Ozone Park, NY. I had planned on cosplaying as Dorothy, but when the time came my hair was not cooperating. So I went as a typical fan. I bought quite a few books. Some that I have been looking for and others that had been suggested to me. I found the Jenkins "Inhumans" book that is normally $40 for only $15. I have been looking for this book. I was happy.
I lost my mind a little bit buying Disney Infinity Power Disc packs. Specifically the series 1 Toys R Us series because I have the album and I have a completest problem (mild OCD). They had a buy one get one sale last week and I went a little wild.
My birthday was two weekends ago and it was excellent. My best guy friend came out to the island and we hung out. The following night I went to Unemployed Skeletors place and had a slumber party with Guardians of the Galaxy and Maleficent. We also had wine, fireball, toffee almonds, a dog named Timber, vintage My Little Ponies, and cake! They got me cake and I think for the first time in years I was comfortable with people singing to me. I love these people.
Last weekend, I took a CPI course at work. It's Non-Violent Crisis Intervention. It was really interesting and as one would assume focused on patients, but since I have very little patient contact if any I took the course for personal benefit. It's a skill for certain but I have been pretty open about growing up in an abusive household and being exposed to violence. It's certainly a cause of my anxiety which I have finally gotten under control. As usual I was a bit of the odd ball in class. When asked what causes anxiety I said "raised voices." I found it interesting that in the physical portion of this course the blocks were different then self-defense (which I haven't taken in a very long time) but some of the techniques were similar. Reason being non-violent verses disabling the person. It was a good class and I suggest it for others.
I saw The Hobbit 3 last night and loved it. We also had a Hobbit marathon at my place last weekend complete with popcorn, wine, and me buying more vintage ponies. I just got Baby Fifi finally. I also purchased Baby Gusty, Baby Ribbon, Baby Sundance, and Baby Heart Throb with the last two being upgrades for the ones I already have. It's been a fun a time. I love buying my vintage ponies. Hint: I have very few adult vintage ponies. I am working on the babies first.
Outside of this, I have been working hard and sleeping. I haven't gotten much sewing done. I did get my mini crossbow for Huntress. I will be buying another toy version since I don't see bringing a real crossbow into a convention as feasible or something I want to do.
Anyway, I wanted to post an update. I am not missing. Just surviving, but I should be back to normal soon.
Kisses - A