Life has been a bit of a mixed bag of ups and downs since I wrote last. I've moved 3 times and managed to avoid the nasty weather last spring, albeit by a minuscule hair. I'm glad to say that I've found a job I enjoy and hope to be with the company for quite some time. I've returned to my artist roots and try to draw or do something artistic on a regular basis. I will actually be going to Wild Nights 2014 later this month and it will be my first fur con. I've been to many gaming and sci-fi cons in the past, but never a fur con. I'm really looking forward to this con. I usually don't talk about my love life, but I'm very happy to say that I've been with my love for just about 3 years now. I certainly hope we continue to remain together. ^^
I've been doing a lot of research on how to build my own fursuit and hopefully, with a steady income, I can put it together. I've made many costumes before, but never a fursuit, so this will be quite an experience. ^^ Frankly, I'm looking forward to it!
Thanks to a suggestion of a friend, I am no longer unemployed. I now have a job, not the perfect job yet, but hey...take what you can get right now, right? I start my new job this coming Monday at 8am. I'm happy as a lark!! Anyway, just wanted to update my friends on here. It's been a struggle to find something, but now, I can look upward and onward for a better job after being here a bit, unless they really like me and promote me, the manager's words, not mine. ^^ But yes, finally employed. \o/
Well, I did not go to Wild Nights, and it was a good thing because my gall bladder, which has been bothering me since Sept. 2010, acted up that weekend. That Monday, I saw a surgeon and because the gall bladder had been going on for so long and causing enough pain that I needed narcotic meds to sleep, he decided that it needed to come out ASAP. Well, I thought it would be about another month or so, no. He wanted it out that Thursday. Not about to argue, I agreed. So, my alarm went off at 5:45am, which is damn early for me considering I am normally going to bed at that time, and I got ready. By 8:30am, I was out like a light...no counting backwards from 10 to 1, in fact, the last thing I remember was moving from my comfy bed to the operating table and saying yes to something. Next thing I get is a nurse yelling at me to breathe...I have a tendency to breathe very lightly when I sleep and she was nervous about that. Plus, they like to get your blood oxygen levels up in the 90's before they let you out of recovery. i growled at her that i was breathing and they sat me on an incline for better breathing. I just wanted to sleep off the anethesia, she kept bugging me to breathe. Much growling ensued on both sides. After a bit, i was taken back into my room and allowed to wake up more fully, which didn't take long with no one yelling at me. I was up and on my feet, dressed and ready to leave the hospital by 1:30pm. Amazingly, the only painkillers I have needed since i've been home has been Tylenol, just plain old Tylenol. Once home, I crashed and slept. The next few days included much sleeping and only drinking liquids. Ahh, but now the best part. Last night, I met with a bunch of furs at the Denny's off I-240&Penn. The best part? I ate REAL food!! And it was DAMN good!!! :o) So, my oly restriction now is that i have to take it easy until the Dr. gives me the ok to do things. As long as driving and eating are an ok thing, I'm good. The rest will come with time. All in all, I was treated very well by the staff and Dr's at OU Medical Center in Edmond...even though I needed an ER visit on Friday (Yes, the day after surgery) because my bandages came off of my tummy incision. They cleaned me up, taped me back up and sent me on my way in short order. I would recommend this facility to anyone who needs this kind of thing done. Anyway, off until later. I think my pillow is call me again. ^^
Much has happened since I wrote about my graduation. BUT, I now live closer to OKC and some of my fellows. I am back and hope to post upcoming things of interest as much as i can. That's it for now, it's DINNERTIME!!! ^^
WOOT!!! As of Monday, May 17th, I am a proud graduate of Oklahoma State University!!! My older brother and his wife were able to come down from MN and my Dad and Aunt and Uncle from town all attended the ceremony. I am happy I have achieved this goal. I cried during one of the speeches because they mentioned how our parents and family were wonderful backers of the students and it made me remember my mother, who passed away June 2nd last year from cancer. I wore her Mother's ring on a chain around my neck as I proudly walked across the stage to receive my degree.
In other news, I am working on sewing a Renaissance Noble's gown and should have it finished in a few weeks, give or take, due to time and other things I need to get done. It will be lovely and I plan on wearing it in August or September when I attend the MN Renaissance Festival with my father and brothers, yes I have 2 of them, and sisters in law. I will post pics when It is finished. :o) That's all for now.
I am coming up on college graduation. My older brother was going to come, but he nor his wife can make it at that time. I mean...who holds a college graduation ceremony on a MONDAY night?!?!? Apparently, my college does. Granted, my brother and wife are planning on coming down memorial weekend, which is a few weeks later. I am just thankful they are coming. Things have been really up and down with my dad's health for the last 3 weeks. Right now, we are in a slump. He's depressed, always tired and is not allowed to drive. Meaning, I have to drive him everywhere. I am just thankful that I am here to help him get through this. Even though it's stressful on me, I believe that in the end, all will work out for the better. Just two more class periods for each of my classes and then I am DONE!! YAY!!! So, there is an up side to it all, even though we are going through a rough patch right now.
It's been a long two weeks for me and my father. I'm glad to say he is getting better each day, even though his meds make him sleepy. Still looking for artistic help with Anu, but hopefully a friend will be able to help me out on that one. :o) Even if she can do the art, I don't mind other artistic minds helping out too. So...If anyone else would like to help, shoot me a message. Got a big week this week, wish me luck with it all. I wish you all a happy and good week.
Today I made final arrangements for my graduation. I talked with the department head, got some papers from her and some other papers signed. Took it all to the registrar and they stamped it with their big stamp of approval! SO, YAY!!!! I'm done with classes in two weeks. So, I'm excited.
Finally. my dad is home from the hospital and resting comfortably in "his" chair. Soon, I hope to be able to you his help to get some things done around the house like we had planned before this last week and a half of hospital stuff.
On another note, in preparation for my graduation, I got my hair cut and colored a little. I like it....:P
I just got word today that I am graduating in 27 days!!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!! I'm am graduating this spring instead of Dec. because my Department Head approved me today!!!! WOOHOO!!!!