For some odd reason, when the alarm went off at 7 this morning, I thought it was 7:30 and time for me to get up. I made it all the way into the shower and back out before I realized the time, which left me feeling a little disgruntled at being up 30 minutes earlier than I had to. Bren was already getting up, otherwise I might have crawled back into bed to snuggle until time for me to get ready.
Instead, as you've already seen, I decided to post some art. Unfortunately, the Gin piece I did for Feren is the only one that's even remotely recent; the others were done before MFF of 2003.. I think the grumpy Kestral was done last summer. I have a lot more in various sketchbooks and on loose scratch paper at work. I'll try and scan a few more and upload them tonight.
I wrote Draft 2 of the rules for Artist's Alley at MFF. Some concerns have been raised with the idea of having a button that gives an artist a bit of priority. I personally am not sure how I feel about the idea. On the one hand, the fee pays for the buttons and the costs of printing out pamphlets with the rules and so forth; on the other hand, without a fee, people probably won't grumble as much when the room is full all weekend and they can't get a table. Thoughts? (Feren just gave me a very good idea on FM, I may just do that.)
My brain feels like mush this morning, which is odd. I slept really well... I woke up 3 times as per usual, but I still slept well. Maybe it's my medication; I notice that lick clockwork, around 11:00, my brain wants to shut down and sleep. If I go to bed earlier, at 10:30, I lay awake til 11, then conk out. Odd.
Work was dreadfully slow yesterday; they finally fixed our database (after arguing with me on whether or not it was actually broken), and I sat and waited for something to come in. I'm a little grumpy that I'm going to be forced to get medieval on some of our contractors... One that I really really like has put me in the difficult position where I'm going to have to follow through on my threat not to pay him. This doesn't make me happy, but I've given him every opportunity to get the information I need in, and he hasn't done it.
Today, I've gotten a bit of work done.. there's a few things I still need to do, but after that, it's hurry up and wait again. As boring and frustrating as that is, it gives me time to write journal entries like this one! I also have a rather sizable stack of sketches, and I want to work on my Vamp character's backstory. It's been a long time since I wrote a short story... I'm really really rusty. :)
Somehow, my name got on the mailing list for a bunch of catalogs, and I happened to see a bathing suit I'm gonna buy when I have a bit of extra cash. My current one is just a little too small, and it's old- I bought it in 1998, right after I got married. It's got a small rip in it that I'm.. very self conscious about. I love the style- it goes in a gradient from an almost black color to this gorgeous bronze over the bust, has a clip in the back over the shoulders for bust support, and in general is just a very stylish and modest one piece. Last night, I think it may have been in a Lane Bryant
catalog, I saw one of the same style, just different colors. I love the purple, and definately will snatch that up at the first opportunity I have. Finding a suit that's comfortable and looks halfway decent on a body like mine is difficult at best. And the best part- it doesn't cost $90 like all the others I had looked at. RAR! Yay for sales! I'm noticing a trend too with tank tops that have a shelf bra in them. Maybe that's the way they've always been, but I never noticed them before. I'd like to pick up one or two for sleeping, and I'm going to need a few pairs of shorts for the summer. The pair(s) I have don't fit very well, and I kind of want to be comfortable. For as much as I like to pretend I don't enjoy "girly" things like shopping.. I've found that if you put me in the right stores with money to blow, I can easily spend hours looking at clothing, jewelery, shoes... sigh. I'm hopeless, it must be in the genes.
I am definately starting to notice a difference in moods, which is refreshing. I won't go into details here, let's just say it's a Good Thing.
Yesterday I went home and snuggled a sickfox (Roho has some sort of sinus infection/cold that's been making him miserable all week) and puttered around a little while before settling on the couch for some R&R. As much as I hate to admit it, I love watching television. Happiness for me is snuggled into the couch with Bren and watching something fluffy and mindless. I don't particularly care for the lineup of sitcoms, nor do I enjoy reality TV. I do love watching Food Network, Animal Planet, and lately, TLC and BBC America. I turned on TLC and watched one of the many many home improvement shows that have been going lately and made myself some dinner, then snuggled with Bren some more. We talked a bit, sorted through a bit, and eventually went to bed. It was a good relaxing evening, and I got absolutely nothing done.
It was a really fine evening.
I got to chat a bit with Feren online as well, clearing a few things up. It's really funny (and sometimes scary) how alike the two of us are; I'm amazed we made it through being roommates without killing each other. I hope he feels better about the subject we discussed, and knows that he has no reason to be embarassed, and that we both support him 100%. :) We love you Fer.
So.. things are going well. I think I may take my camera to gaming tomorrow night; although we're having it at another player's home rather than Dave's apartment, so the humor may not be visual. We'll see.
I think now, I'm going to curl up under my desk and take a nap. I'm sleepy. :)
And the icon is just to show it off. I'm not actually grouchy.