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Health update: So I had my colonoscopy last week, everything came back healthy. The day before my procedure was horrible though, I couldn’t eat anything and I had to take this horrible medicine that well….emptied out everything. Enough said. LINEcamera_share_2015-03-20-15-51-16However, even though I am deeply happy about having a happy colon. In other health aspects, I had the worst sore throat/cold/ear pains all throughout last week. It started as a scratch one day and then resulted in trouble with swallowing. You never noticed how often you have to swallow your own saliva until it hurts every time. Even during your sleep! The pain was intense, I mean I’m sure there are worst things, but this was extremely painful. I went to urgent care because I waited too long and I just couldn’t take it anymore. They gave me a prescription for medicine that heals strep throat, thankfully it went away.  On top of having a stuffy nose and sore throat my jaw has also been hurting me. I feel as though I’m falling apart. Is this really because of age?! I mean, I know that I as I get older I can’t be scared of doctors and need to make sure I’m healthy. Because youth does not mean you can’t get sick.  While at urgent care, they took an x-ray to make sure my throat was ok. I still find it weird to see it. I mean, bones are just so weird looking. My jaw looks so wide and not at all like what my skin is covering. I also see why skeletons are associated with fear. I mean, aside from tying it to death, They just look so fragile, it’s scary. It also makes me think that I have a really wide neck and I realize how bad my posture is. :/

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 Ok, I’ve rambled on enough. I’m glad I’m getting better, now I just have to catch up with school work then things will be back to normal. It sucks being sick as an adult. When you’re kid, your mom brings you a bowl of soup and you get to watch cartoons all day.  To being young!!! That’s all for now…

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Let’s Knit

knitdoodleI haven’t updated in awhile and  it’s been driving me crazy.  But I’m changing that now, here I am attempting to update a short post. I have so many things that have happened in the past month and I still haven’t had a chance to update about any of it. But for now, I’m just going to post a little update and some random thoughts I’ve been having. Such as knitting! I created my own jellyfish pattern, I updated about it awhile back and I’ve been improving it. I even gave one to a new friend that I met on campus. I’m thinking of selling them on Etsy. But I’m a bit scared about this whole selling items I create. But I’ll just keep practicing and improving.

Another thing I’m excited about is forming the knitting loop on campus! It might take awhile for it to develop into what I hope it turns out to be, but I know it’s heading in the right direction. I’m alsoexcited to meet new people. I’ve made several new friends already this semester and it’s a wonderful feeling. Especially since it hasn’t always been very easy for me.  But I actually have friends that I can meet up with on campus, do you know how much I wished for that when I first started UH. It’s wonderful to have it now, so in that since I’m glad I’m still in school, even though I met two of my new friends outside of school. We just happened to attend the same college.

I said I would do my best to make this a short update, I need to make time for my blog. I’ve missed it, and I still have tons of drafts that are waiting to be finished and posted. Ok, it’s late, until next time….

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Digital Art

I tried my hand at coloring in my drawings in photoshop, pretty time consuming and they are still rough seeing as I have no idea what I’m doing. But I do feel like I progressed during each drawing so that’s encouraging, just have to continue practicing and watching youtube videos for techniques and whatnot.

colordoodle1 So here’s doodle #1, still doing the mint hair and meat buns! Eyes are not the same shape, I use my Wacom tablet thing but even with the pen it’s still pretty difficult to outline my sketch. I tried doing this with a different doodle but my lines kept coming out shaky and weird looking. I think this is a lot better than previous attempts and I’m excited to see what future attempts will look like.

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Doodle #2 the eyes are the same, because duh, I’m in Photoshop…I can duplicate and flip things. Yay!!! In this one I focused more on the eyes and hair. Didn’t do the copy and flip thing with the actual glasses frame, I was lazy even though it would probably be quicker than trying to outline the second frame again. Why do they both have rosy checks? Well, why not? Ok, I do it because I like the pink and mint color combination and because it makes her look cute… and because I’m inspired by Fran.

Doodle #3- I sort of did 2 and 3 at the same time but finished this one up last. The eyes are a bit too far apart, it sort of makes her look like a bug. >.< But again, it’s a work in progress. I’m sure if I keep practicing I’ll look back at these and think, “what was I thinking?” Heh, just kidding, hopefully I’ll be positive and excited for improving. Of course I’m not very good at repeating drawings. So if I wanted to do a daily doodle of a cartoon me, she would look different every time. These three came out different because I actually intended it that way, but I’m pretty sure if I tried to duplicate either one of these, it wouldn’t happen. Plus, I have no idea how to handle different expressions yet. After I find the face, body will be next followed by scenes. Who knows?

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How I Spent My Day

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everything and nothing.

This was my Saturday.

Ok, I should have been studying yet I found myself doing other things. I woke up three hours earlier than I had planned to, an early 9:30. Impressive, no? I find it strange that I wake up early on the days I don’t have to be anywhere. I should have gone out for a bike ride, eaten lunch with Kat or again studied for my finals. -.- Why is procrastinating so easy?!

I washed towels,

   ate junk,

     took a shower,

         took forever to straighten my hair,

             painted corks.

                  and took this picture.

Then I proceeded to watch movies. Tons of movies. It was nice, yet I obviously worried about the things I should have been doing yet made no effort to do those things. I couldn’t just lie down and watch I also had to be browsing the internet. Reading blogs, or writing in my own. Remember a time when multitasking wasn’t a thing? You would read a book or watch a film, or listen to music and only do those things one at a time. We have such low attention spans now and we get bored so easily, as I child I could sit and color for hours or watch TV and just veg out, but now I need to be doing something along with vegging out. XD So odd.

Today is now Sunday and I actually slept in. It was wonderful, I’m still watching movies but I’ll eventually make the time to study…I have to. My finals are on Friday, and I need to make one last effort in doing well in these classes. I also need to make time to finish sewing, but sewing can frustrate me and that’s probably why I’m avoiding it at this time. -.-  Now to eat some more junk and finish watching some Miyazaki movies before I  begin studying. So boring. But the semester is almost done so that’s something to look forward to. Along with my new job at the museum! That’s right, I’m officially an employee of The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Took my ID picture and everything. Now I just need to read the handbook.

Hope your weekend was relaxing as well and thanks for reading and commenting.

 

Currently…in a daze

So I bring you another post that is basically an update on life things…enjoy.

Loving :  This knitting pattern. Well, that site in general, but I’ve been loving cable stitches and this is the first scarf I’ve actually started and intend to finish. Christmas present for the bf, trying to hurry and finish it before the nice cold weather disappears. Here’s hoping.
Reading : I should be reading Mrs. Dalloway by Virgina Woolf for my lit class, but I’ve been neglecting it, I’m just really not liking this class. There are books I wish I were reading though. To name a few, Room by Emma Donoghue, An Underachiever’s Diary by Anastas, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams…I could go on but then the list would never end.
Watching : Family Guy. But it’s an old episode, I’m just waiting for the midseason finale of Walking Dead to come on. I know I’m gonna be pissed if they kill off any of my favorite characters.
Thinking about:  My never ending to do list. So many things need to get done in so little time. So much so that it calls for the cliche. I’m tired just thinking about this list. -.-
Not looking forward to : Moving day. I’m worried about how we are going to move my furniture, I have two couches and they are surprisingly heavy. :/ Plus I hate packing and moving, the 15th is fast approaching and it worries me.
Looking forward to : Living in my new apartment and already being unpacked and moved in.
Listening to: Commercials. Just need some background noise.

Here are some instagram pics from the past few months.  Next entry I hope to post will be a vlog, I haven’t made one in awhile and I’ve been wanting to. I’ve also wanted to start the favorite places series that I mentioned several entries ago. Here’s hoping.

As always thanks for reading and commenting.

Currently…Crazy

So here’s another currently creative post, I’ve actually have quite a bit to share with you.

So I’m not much of a cook/baker. I’m horrible at following cooking instructions and I’m very impatient. I do however enjoy being an official food taster. I have no problem eating any of the delicious foods my sister Kat decides to make. And the great thing about having a sister who plans on becoming a pâtissier is getting to eat all of her yummy creations. Once I discover a recipe for her to tackle she usually always decides to try it out. The results are always wonderful and it’s always fun to see her mind work while attempting new recipe.

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Currently Creative

Kellie over at Give a Girl a Blog started a really cute Currently segment over at her blog. So naturally, I decided to take part in it as well. 😀 She is one of my favorite scrapbookers. I’m always in the mood to create after visiting her blog and her current post totally inspired me. So here I am reporting what I’m currently working on…or attempting to work on. >.< … continue reading this entry.

Currently: The Sequel

Bloggers occasionally update with a current blog entry so since I just want an excuse to update my blog again before the new year I’ve decided to write another one. 🙂

attempting to write out interview questions for Gulf Coast. But my brain is just being lazy and avoiding it.  🙂

listening to Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. My sister was given this cd when she was in junior high and I’ve been thinking about these poems recently and how the voice of Silverstein totally brings them to life. This is one of my favorites, but I have several favorites so chances are I’ll share those as well. 🙂

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loving my time at home. I’ve been pretty lazy, but it is so great to just relax and not worry about deadlines.

reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I’m just about done with it and I absolutely love it. Saw the movie as well and was pretty satisfied with it.

watching a ton of Christmas movies on TV. They aren’t the greatest but since they are practically the only thing on, and my mother loves watching them, I don’t mind watching them with her.

knitting some new hand warmers and hopefully starting a new scarf. So time consuming, but Texas weather is so fickle. By the time I finish the scarf I won’t even get to use it.

hating that my sleep schedule is so screwed up. I keep trying to get it back on track but that is easier said than done. :/

And on that note I should just end this post. I plan on updating again soon, the year is coming to an end and I want to squeeze in some last minute entries before it’s 2013. I feel like I didn’t blog enough towards the end of this year or even just this month so I want to make up for that.  I have several topics I wish to discuss so look forward to that.

And as always thanks for reading. <3
 

Currently…

Kellie Winnell over at Give a Girl a Blog just updated her blog with a great post and I’ve decided to snag the idea. :3

Loving :  There a ton of things that I am loving at the moment. One thing being the people in my life. Time with friends and family is just so important to me. I mean there isn’t more I can say besides how lucky I am.

Reading : Due to my two lit classes I have a lot of required reading to get through before actually having a chance to read something I want to. Most of them I can read pretty fast, but sometimes I’m just not  in the mood to read and I’d rather just play video games. I am now starting my second book for my Mexican Lit class entitled Bless me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya. Only on chapter four so can’t say if I like or not.

Watching : Just finished watching the first season of Tales of the City. I had to read the book for my G&L lit class so I decided to watch the series as well. Pretty good.

Thinking about : Homework. I have two tests coming up. I have horrible test anxiety so I’m hoping things go well. And the deadline for my first paper is coming up at the start of October and I’m actually having problems with finding a topic. -.-

Looking forward to : Actually looking forward to next week. I have Junot Diaz reading on Monday and then Beauty and The Beast musical on Wednesday and possibly a Poison Pen reading on Thursday.

Not looking forward to : TESTS AND DEADLINES!!! -.-

Listening to : I’m actually listening to Fallin’ by Connie Francis. It’s featured on the new Target commercial and I just can’t get it out of my head. I’m putting this song on my sexy song list. That’s right. I have a list of songs that sound sexy to me.

 

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And since this post lacks pictures, here are several instagram photos from the past few days.

  1. Sushi for dinner!!! :9
  2. My free birthday scoop at B&R
  3. Közi can now be outside. Bad thing is, he’s gotten used to being in doors and wants to come in more frequently than he used to.
  4. My best friend had her second child on the 15th. Her name is Lexie, she’s so tiny and so freaking adorable.
  5. I had lunch with another friend and she crocheted me some flowers. I’m usually on the giving side of handmade gifts so this is my first time receiving a handmade gift. All I can say is that it’s a nice feeling and I hope others feel that way when I give them something I have made.
  6. Yesterday, I missed my bus so I decided to take the train instead of waiting for the next bus. I won’t be doing that very often, even though the train is so much more fun to take than the bus. >.<

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