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It’s Monday Again

The past week was a little wild, but the weekend was alright. We bathed the cats. Friends came over, had pizza. ๐Ÿ• Worked in my studio layout. So, it was alright.

The other day I received a new package from ODU, an onesie they’d been holding for me. This onesie design makes me think of my friend Nate and this is a big reason of why I wanted it, besides the design being adorable, of course (this is something I kinda do. I’ll get things with polar bears because they remind me of Kitty and Snow, things with lions because they remind me of Mwako, and so on.)

I’m really happy with it and have worn it already! ๐Ÿด๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŽ

Also, I recently went to Target and happened to run into this adorable bear mug. Too pretty to use. It was only $5.00 so I bought it to display in the library.

In other news, Rudyard’s outfit is now complete. I think he looks absolutely adorable:

A far as health news goes, I was able to move my appointment to tomorrow (for the cervical MRI.) Without contrast, so no needles that day, but I’ll get needles on Thursday. That’s when the bloodwork is due to be done.

I still feel deeply uneasy. I’m guessing if/when I look at a second opinion as far as the brain cyst goes, we might go to Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. It’s by far the best rated place for neurology in all of Florida. And I really want to feel at ease about this. I do not feel at ease at all. I’m just plain scared, but you know, that’s okay. It’s a scary thing. As long as I still make sure to do all I need to, it’s okay to be a little scared.

I’m still not sure if my symptoms are due to the brain cyst (neurologist says no) some blood issue (we’ll know soon) or something in my spine being compressed. My posture is terrible, primarily due to poor desk set up but above all the fact that I have never had a decent chair, ever.

The one I had now surely was great at some point but it was old and flat when it was passed down to me. My spine has zero support.

So I need a new chair. Just an okay chair that isn’t ancient and can be adjusted in a particular way will do. But the chairs I am looking at are in the neighborhood of $200.

For now, I’ve rearranged my drawing boards, so I can use the one I keep downstairs for occasional use, in a more permanent manner. It’s far more ergonomically sound:

Unfortunately, this setup is only for iPad work. My primary setup, with the Cintiq, three monitors, keyboards, etc, is the one doomed with the crappy chair.

I do not feel comfortable taking more normal commissions at this time or even opening for anything this big at all. So I’ll just mention here that if anyone wants a whole bunch of artistic freedom pieces from me (say, four, fully rendered) so I can get a chair, please contact me. It’d take a while though, so I am not comfortable doing this with anyone who isn’t a friend or frequent commissioner. Especially because I’d probably have to ask you to make the order since I do not currently have a credit card I can use, until later this week.

Anyway that’s all I’ve got for now. It’s time to take care of my snildren. I wish you all a wonderful day and will keep you posted on brain/spine/etc health news.

A Wonderful Birthday Present ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŽ

I keep catching up on presents… I wanted to give this one its own post because itโ€™s just so very special.

My momโ€™s present to me was a little late because it came from Ukraine. Iโ€™d shown my mom this mug I saw on Etsy not expecting her to buy it, because it was like SIXTY dollars since itโ€™s meticulously handmade, an OOAK item, and certainly worth it, but stillโ€ฆ well over $50 for a MUG! And my mom works so hard for her money, doesnโ€™t make much in the first place, if I could have guessed she would have gone and bought it I might not have shown her, because itโ€™s just so much money, I feel kinda bad… but itโ€™s wonderful, itโ€™s such a treasure:

The mug shows a beautifully sculpted Helix Pomatia on a leaf, including water droplets. The detail is exquisite. Itโ€™s far too beautiful to use, so it will be carefully displayed on my library desk shelf. Already, Iโ€™ve been admiring it as I work. It just makes me smile every time and once we have visits again I know itโ€™s something Iโ€™ll enjoy showing off.

I just canโ€™t help but think about the hours of work this mug cost my mom… ๐Ÿ˜“ but, I will definitely treasure it as long as I live. ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•