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Daily Quote:

"There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness and generosity." --- Nathanial Branden; doctor, author


News:

No new artwork today. I had hoped to get my business cards designed and uploaded this week; there's a couple of different designs I've been puttering with, and I'd appreciate another view/opinion on them. But I've just been feeling rather flattened, and we're leaving town early early tomorrow. So I will try to get those up next week.

In scholastic news, I received an invitation to join Phi Theta Kappa, an honor society for students attending 2 year colleges. The registration fee is a bit hefty, but membership opens up eligibility for scholarships and grants that aren't available otherwise. Exciting stuff, considering I was a rather lackluster student in high school.

Unfortunately, I don't have a whole lot to post about today. My health is being a problem again; I won't post the gory details... suffice to say I'm really tired of a chronic problem that just will not go away, and doctors seem unwilling to do anything about. (This is not an invitation to talk about the state of healthcare in the US. Really.)

Anyway, I have my favorite class today, tonight we'll have dinner with [livejournal.com profile] linnaeus and drop off el doggie with him (She goes to see Uncle Paul sometimes when we travel), and then far far too early tomorrow, we'll be off to MKE to fly to Boston. I'll probably post something from the trip, either here or on twitter.

Have a great weekend folks. :)
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Quote of the Day:

"Listening is such a simple act. It requires us to be present, and that takes practice, but we don't have to do anything else. We don't have to advise, or coach, or sound wise. We just have to be willing to sit there and listen." --Margaret J. Wheatley; writer, consultant


Art News:

I will be uploading new art today, so over the course of the weekend, I'll post it here, so as to not swamp people. I have a particular favorite in this batch, I wonder if others will feel the same way?


Current Projects:

I may not have to go help friends paint, as they may have hired someone to do it! So I am faced with an unexpectedly free weekend! I hope to spend some time with [livejournal.com profile] roho, and maybe get some artistic painting done.


Nifty things:

The World's Wildest Wearable Gadgets -- This is really cool, but really weird to me as well. There are 16 devices in the article, the disposable nail watch is the first one I saw. "Pardon me, I must check my thumbnail for the time." How strange! (Link courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] steelhelix)

Yoga on the Job -- Our culture is busy busy busy, always cramming more activities into our day, and as a result, we don't take as good care of ourselves (or at least, I don't). Aches and pains begin to accumulate, and we don't have time to do more than grab a handful of ibuprofren and keep on trucking. This article has some simple yoga exercises that can be done at a desk while surfing the web to help alleviate some of the muscle pressures caused by the average day job. VERY neat!


Have a great day, and TGIF!

-Lydia
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Test results came back negative. The doctor is putting me on drug therapy, with blood tests again in 2 months. Very very good news. He said it can take up to a year, but they generally have good results with growths like this going away with the drug regimen.

Either way, I'm pleased, as the drug he prescribed is a product of [livejournal.com profile] roho's employer, so we get it for free.
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Biopsy done. I will find out the results next week. It hurt alot more than they tried to lead me to believe. I'm glad it's over, and hope that I don't have to go back for another one.
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Woo, my kindle(2) is here and thus far I am really enjoying it. Purchased a couple of books online and raided all the freebies I could find. I need to figure out how to convert some of the .pdb files into something the kindle can read, but for now, I have lots of things to enjoy.

On the flip side... (because everything happy needs something annoying to balance it) I have to go to the hospital next week for a thyroid biopsy. Last year they located a tumor between the lobes of my thyroid and... it's bigger now, sooooo, needle time. From what I understand the likelihood of it being malignant is very low, and the procedure itself is uncomfortable, but not painful. This is my happy face, really. (As an aside, I'm finding the terminology medical professionals use to describe a biological something that is living where it shouldn't be rather fascinating. 'It's a nodule. It's a growth. It's a tumor. It's a benign cancer.' Then we get on into Other Things like cysts, fibroids and... heaven only knows what else. Why not just say 'Look, there's a lump, it shouldn't be there, we recommend you get it checked.'?)

I apologize for the sporadic postings.. I've been enamored of Twitter and its 'here's something quick' short attention span functionality. I'll try to post more, and hopefully.. art soon.
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We've gotten a really good start off to the weekend. Dinner last night with friends, then lunch again with them... followed by games and laughter and fun.

I needed that.

Things have been a bit... rough. I owe emails and artwork and I really should introduce myself to a couple of journals I started watching (Hi there! I came from [livejournal.com profile] haikujaguar, I'm not creepy, I promise!).... and there's a lot of things around the house that really need to be done.

But I feel like a giant slug, and over the last week it's gotten worse. I'm told that my body is adjusting to my new medications, and it should balance out (or not) in another week or so. I hope so. This is kind of scary.

I'm going to try and get some of my promised scans/artwork out the door tomorrow. I don't want to look at the todo list, lest I get overwhelmed.
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For those that were helping Duncan and Taki move on Saturday...

We've discovered I have the flu. I'm not really sure how contagious it is, or what stage I was in on Saturday, but if you start feeling achy and feverish, go see your doctor sooner than later.
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Had a great day at Summerfest yesterday.

We went to see Troy today, which was fun. I really enjoyed the movie, even though I knew the general gist of the story. I want to reread the Illiad now, and brush up on my Greek mythology. I was ashamed to say I couldn't remember who Hector was until we were in theater.

After reading a recent entry of [livejournal.com profile] saribou's regarding the usage of the term 'fanboy', I've been making efforts to exclude it from my vocabulary. I've found, to my chagrin, that there are a couple of folks of my aquaintance that.... well... no other word sums them up quite as well. I don't mean it in a derogatory sense; I actually feel sorry for this particular friend.. but... yeah. Being with him is sometimes unpleasant due to his.... lack of proper socialization.

I've been in a bit of a funk since we got home. We got to talking about dietary issues after lunch (I ate waay too much today and yesterday) and.. after the movie, my mind just started zeroing in on negative things. I don't think it helped much that my own efforts for better health have pretty much stalled since I saw the nuitritionist. I don't know if I was always this way, or if my body and tastes have changed as I've gotten older, but... geez this is really getting annoyingly hard. :P

Added to the self-depreciation, I found myself angry about a situation that's out of my control. I want to scream and rant and rave at the source of the frustration, but I know that it would be counter productive, and the best thing for me to do is just let it go, and let that person make their choices and deal with the consequences thereof. Even though it's really hard not to yell at them, 'Is this what you really want? Do you see what you're doing?!'

Feh.

I wish I had a more up beat entry tonight. I think stress and fatigue are just catching up to me to the point where I am just not really myself lately. I've been sleeping alot, but I don't really feel like I'm resting. (And yes, I know I'm a very good candidate for sleep apnea. I just.. don't have the energy to deal with another medical problem right now)

I really need this vacation.
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New art up.

Saw Harry Potter tonight.

Got possible bad news at doctor.

Don't want to talk about it.

Going to bed now.
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I just took my measurements because I've got to order some new jeans (I have a hole big enough to drive through where the rear pocket has torn away), and.... Sweet Jumping Jesus on a Pogo Stick!! I knew I hard a large bust. I mean, I look at the girls on a daily basis, they're really hard to miss. But... CHRIST! I didn't know they were THAT big! Evidently I've been buying undies that were several sizes too small. I guess deep down I knew that a bra wasn't supposed to cut off your circulation, but.. vanity said I wasn't larger than size.... well... nevermind what size.

Well. I can't deny it any longer. Ouchy.

I'd be utterly depressed about it if Roho hadn't spent a good bit of time this weekend admiring them.

:>


Edit: I'd like to clarify that the breasts in the icon are, in fact, not mine. I wish they were. Mine are also not large enough to need their own set of blue jeans. Thank God for small favors.

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