Sunday, May 31, 2009

Some Updates

(photos tomorrow! Promise.)

Some random updates and thoughts:

Yesterday was the NAMI Walk in the SF Bay Area, raising awareness for mental illness/recovery. It was great. I had to get there early to set up, and it was kind of cold and misty, but it was great to be surrounded by so many enthusiastic coworkers, consumers, and family members. Afterwards, I went home and was *so tired* for some reason. Spent the rest of the evening flopped. Watched silly movies. Ate ramen. Looked at library books. I got:

* The Hard Facts of the Grimm's Fairy Tales (which I am really looking forward to)
* the first of the Sookie Stackhouse vampire books, Dead Until Dark
* Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn, which I've heard good things about

Hmm. I got one other one too, but I can't remember what it was.

Today I slept in, which was lovely. We've had a slow day, just doing some house stuff. I decided that my hair (which I just got cut and colored by a new stylist) wasn't 'bright' enough. So I found a home highlighting kit and gave it a try tonight. I figured I could always just dye over it if I didn't like it. It turned out pretty well -- it's a little warmer than I'd like, but I think the sun will take care of that pretty soon. It's fairly subtle. Good enough to hold me over until I can go get it done again (which will be MONTHS I'm sure).

I also got some self-tanner. Just call me Barbie. Shea inspired me to get a little bit girly.

Tomorrow I am going to hopefully have lunch with a friend, and get some work done on creative projects. I have a huge stack of projects that need work. Paintings, sewing, new-recipe searching... I'm hoping tomorrow will be a nice full day of good stuff.

Two of our kitties need to go to the vet for teeth cleaning, shots, checkups, and one kitty has a lump that I'm sure needs attention (I think it's just a cyst). I am going to try the local pet clinic (I've been there before, it seems great) -- they do basic care for lower cost -- the catch is that you have to wait in line. But, the hours include a Monday, so that works out for me. However, they both seem just fine. I'm sure they both need teeth cleanings, so I'm hoping the clinic does that. I'm going to call tomorrow. It's only a few blocks from our house and gets great reviews, so I'm crossing fingers that they do teeth cleanings!

OK. World's Most Boring Post, over and out.


Tammie said...

enjoy sookie!
and i hope kitty's cyst is nothing major.

M.M.E. said...

Big fan of the Grimms. I'm sure it will be a good book. Those two Germans are the reason I became a children's illustrator. There is nothing more fun than illustrating fairy tales in pen and ink.

Shea said...

I loaded up on the self-tanner this morning, too. Nothing like red lipstick and fake tan to make you look more alive. :)

Nymeth said...

I can't wait to hear what you think of the Maria Tatar book :)

..and no, NOT boring!

Daphne said...

Tammie: I can't wait for Sookie! I hope I like it. I hope kitty is fine, too. I think she is.

MME: ooh, I will have to come check out your work. I have a BIG THING for children's illustrations.

Shea: not to mention Chanel foundation.

Nymeth: I'm loving it so far! I am having fun comparing what she says to my edition of Grimm's, which seems to be based on an early version of the Tales. (thanks for saying it wasn't a boring post -- I'm a little uninspired lately...)