summer_skin: (Misc- (animal) It's fall! OMG FALL!)
This week was so weird! And now it's 2012 and I simply can't believe it. I honestly don't know where 2011 went.

I didn't get depressed AT ALL this year about the holidays! I'm usually quite bereft about the whole occasion, sentimental and all up in my head about stupid stuff but this year was so easy and casual and YAY. God bless my anti-depressants, seriously.

My cousin and his fiance came for the weekend and I think I warmed to her more this weekend than I have in the past few years combined. It's not that I didn't LIKE her but I have found her controlling and I haven't put much stock in their relationship, honestly. But this time around... I don't know. It felt different, something she even commented on at the end.

I went out Boxing day shopping and pretty much only picked up a buttload of blurays. Getting up so early, then sleeping until early afternoon once I came home fucked up my day and for the rest of it I almost felt hung over. The rest of the week passed by uneventfully, albeit quickly, at work.

I started training SS on pages and she did Monday's, so that was cool. My supervisor only talked about starting her training last week so I was like-- hey, let's get her trained for when CH comes back!

I had an appointment with the internal doctor or whatever the fuck he's called and he wasn't too concerned with the elevated white blood cells. He only had one other test prior to 2011 to refer to from 2008, I think, and that one ALSO had an elevated count so, personally, I'm thinking that's just the way I roll. He did, however, say I should continue taking a dose of iron a day because although my count has come back up it's on the low side of average. I'm just as happy to do that, honestly, because I was feeling pretty good on it, actually.

I also got an appointment with my clinic's RN and it was all about my glucose fasting and yes, I have type 2 diabetes (diabetus for you Wilford Brimley fans). The good thing, though, is that the med they started me on for it isn't the standard one, it's this injected thing that I take once a day and can help me lose weight! The way it was explained to me is that it's marketed as a diabetes drug right now but with further testing it could go on the market for weight loss, as well. Some people have tried it without altering their diet and have lost 25-ish lbs! I'm not relying on this as how I'm going to lose weight, but it will certainly help out! I refuse to let it be a way for me to get out of changing my diet and I definitely have to look into getting a gym membership. The doc even said that once I lose some weight there's a good chance I won't be diabetic any more so there's that, too!

I shit the bed on the last day of my Advent Calendar postings but in my defense WOW I ACTUALLY STAYED WITH IT TO THE ALMOST VERY END!!!

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Day 8: [livejournal.com profile] singingrl
Day 10: [livejournal.com profile] medie
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Day 14: [livejournal.com profile] kashmir1
Day 15: [livejournal.com profile] on_the_ground
Day 17: [livejournal.com profile] hushingupnow
Day 18: [livejournal.com profile] ktnb
Day 20: [livejournal.com profile] gee_mon
Day 21: [livejournal.com profile] mancalahour
Day 23: [livejournal.com profile] fictionalfaerie

Fringe )
summer_skin: (Misc- (seasonal) pink & silver xmas ball)
My layout is different for the first time in FOREVER. It's a hot mess right now because I still have to frig with the colours and stuff but it's a good step toward a new look. I also have custom comment pages enabled WHICH I HATE but it's the only way the comment box looks like it used to. Sorry peeps, if you hate them as much as I do.

Went to the internist today and he ordered a buttload of blood tests to see if he can track down what's up with my elevated white blood cells. Going back to 2008 they were high so who knows? Right now they're on the slightly upper side of normal so he doesn't seem TOO concerned but if the numbers jump up he said he'd order a bone marrow test, yikes.

My glucose test did NOT come back well so in the New Year when I see my doctor I'll be more than prepared for a diagnosis of diabetes. For the meantime I'm going to enjoy the holiday and start looking at a gym membership.

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Day 7: [livejournal.com profile] hauntes
Day 8: [livejournal.com profile] singingrl
Day 10: [livejournal.com profile] medie
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Day 14: [livejournal.com profile] kashmir1
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Day 17: [livejournal.com profile] hushingupnow
Day 18: [livejournal.com profile] ktnb
Day 20: [livejournal.com profile] gee_mon
Day 21: [livejournal.com profile] mancalahour

Disney and Avengers )
summer_skin: (Misc- (seasonal) dog xmas lights)
Yeah, still not feeling the bullshit going on with the comments. I don't use subject lines that much but I know how crucial they are for a lot of other people. I also know how fucked up it is for some people who have bandwidth caps or slow internet to have to load their icons EVERY TIME they want to change on a comment. That's fucked up.

I just don't even know. Blech.

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Day 8: [livejournal.com profile] singingrl
Day 10: [livejournal.com profile] medie
Day 12: [livejournal.com profile] girlfmkitty
Day 13: [livejournal.com profile] theladyoffaerie
Day 14: [livejournal.com profile] kashmir1
Day 15: [livejournal.com profile] on_the_ground
Day 17: [livejournal.com profile] hushingupnow
Day 18: [livejournal.com profile] ktnb
Day 20: [livejournal.com profile] gee_mon

badasses )
summer_skin: (TVD- (20?) Caroline's acrobatic hair)
More health stuff, of course. I saw my doc yesterday and he said my bloodwork from last week showed high sugar and a fourth consecutive elevated white blood cell count. He's referred me to an internist (internalist?) about the white blood cells and mentioned leukemia and cyto something cancer cells, I dunno. The only time I reacted was when he mentioned the possibility of a bone marrow sample cause ouch!

I had to get a glucose test today where they take your blood, you drink something akin to McDonalds orange drink and then sit around at the clinic for two hours, waiting for them to take more blood. I'm pretty prepared to hear I have diabetes, tbh. I'm relatively okay with that, too. Even though it's a serious illness I think it'll be the fire under my butt I need to smarten the fuck up about food and my weight and stuff.

I'm pretty sure, however, that I don't have cancer. I'm probably just one of those people that run with higher white blood cells. Or it's something else. But I'm like, 98% sure I don't have cancer. I'm not worried about it, at any rate. Nice to know my doctor's looking out for me, though! And because I'm his patient the person who books the specialist's appointments has already gotten me in because she's also his patient!

Onto happier things!

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Day 17: [livejournal.com profile] hushingupnow
Day 18: [livejournal.com profile] ktnb

Elena/Damon )
summer_skin: (Misfits - (204) Alisha's profile)
My Advent calendar so far:

Day 1: [livejournal.com profile] enablelove
Day 3: [livejournal.com profile] fuckyeahshelly
Day 4: [livejournal.com profile] jocosa
Day 6: [livejournal.com profile] marcasite
Day 7: [livejournal.com profile] hauntes
Day 8: [livejournal.com profile] singingrl
Day 10: [livejournal.com profile] medie
Day 12: [livejournal.com profile] girlfmkitty
Day 13: [livejournal.com profile] theladyoffaerie
Day 14: [livejournal.com profile] kashmir1
Day 15: [livejournal.com profile] on_the_ground

[livejournal.com profile] ktnb I'll have yours in a bit. For right now I simply must talk about how disastrously sad I am. :(

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summer_skin: (Misfits - (204) Kelly's not having it)
Had a bit of an adventure yesterday when the furnace quit. I had to convince my mom that it was, indeed, not working. "Turn it [the thermostat] all the way down and then way up." "Nothing's happening." "Give it a second." "Trust me, nothing's happening. The fan kicks in right away." "Well what does the temperature read?" "Half what I have it turned up to." "Oh, I think I just heard it come on." "You didn't. TRUST ME." "Do you smell something?" "No." "Are you sure you don't smell anything?" "WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE GASSED TO DEATH!"

A chilly night later the furnace guy came, fixed a coupling or something, I dunno, and voila! Heat! It was a good day for it not to be working, though, because it was GORGEOUS outside, although it didn't matter because it was colder in the house than it was outside when the dude showed up.

Tomorrow we brunch! There's a hotel here (well, a couple) that does an awesome buffet brunch and I have a gift certificate so off we go!

I'm a bit late with today's advent, sorry!

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Day 15: [livejournal.com profile] on_the_ground

The Good Wife )
summer_skin: (Twilight- (event) Kstew upside down)
One more day, yo! It hasn't even been a bad week, I just want it to be over.

I'm feeling a bit of seasonal gloom creeping in. We're in the last week and I'd like to stay above board as much as possible but right now I'm kind of sinking a bit, feeling the overwhelming nature of the holiday and also the hollowness of it all. I don't have too much money to spend so I can't get what I would like for people, although I'm happy with what I HAVE gotten for them so far. I guess I just find this time of year even more frustrating because there's so much stuff I want but, again, I'm po. So then I just gaze wistfully and keep content with what I do have. I'd be just as happy with nothing for Christmas but for my mom to find a job, truthfully.

Onto better things.

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Day 4: [livejournal.com profile] jocosa
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Day 7: [livejournal.com profile] hauntes
Day 8: [livejournal.com profile] singingrl
Day 10: [livejournal.com profile] medie
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Day 13: [livejournal.com profile] theladyoffaerie
Day 14: [livejournal.com profile] kashmir1

Darren Hayes )
summer_skin: (TSC- (108) Faye's ponytail ani)
When I came home I went for a nice walk but I went a bit too far so my back hurt. Then I froze for a while but now I'm okay again, but getting sleeeeepy. But I'm getting my advent on!

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Day 4: [livejournal.com profile] jocosa
Day 6: [livejournal.com profile] marcasite
Day 7: [livejournal.com profile] hauntes
Day 8: [livejournal.com profile] singingrl
Day 10: [livejournal.com profile] medie
Day 12: [livejournal.com profile] girlfmkitty

Top Gear )
summer_skin: (Misc- (seasonal) xmas wiener dogs)
I'm SO BLOODY COLD right now. I have socks & slippers, long comfy pants, a t-shirt, 2 sweatshirts, 2 blankets and a heating pad on me right now. WTF?!

My thread in the Holiday Love Meme

I would like to get some more icons or something made but I'm so tired and cold and whiny right now. Probably not the best time, LOL.

Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] kashmir1 and [livejournal.com profile] marcasite for the lovely Christmas cards I've received!

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Day 7: [livejournal.com profile] hauntes
Day 8: [livejournal.com profile] singingrl
Day 10: [livejournal.com profile] medie

Sebastian Roche )
summer_skin: (Misfits (10??) - group heavy vibrance)
My Advent calendar so far:

Day 1: [livejournal.com profile] enablelove
Day 3: [livejournal.com profile] fuckyeahshelly
Day 4: [livejournal.com profile] jocosa
Day 6: [livejournal.com profile] marcasite
Day 7: [livejournal.com profile] hauntes
Day 8: [livejournal.com profile] singingrl
Day 10: [livejournal.com profile] medie

Watching Home Alone. This and The Santa Clause are two of MY "classic" holiday movies. What are some of yours?

My mom's not feeling well, she's got a sore ear and her head was feeling pretty floaty yesterday so I'm torn between warding her off with finger crosses and licking her face so I can not go to work for a few days. Isn't that horrible? LOL Work isn't actually that bad right now, at least now that we've put a couple of our bigger holiday features to bed. We still have some things we need to work on, though, so we can't relax just yet.

In other news: My thread in the Holiday Love Meme.

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summer_skin: (Misc- (seasonal) dog xmas lights)
I'm going to try to make myself some dill salmon tonight and I'm VERY excited. My day has otherwise been pretty boring. Mom's not feeling well and I just feel ughy.

Onto better things>

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Day 8: [livejournal.com profile] singingrl

Tim Hortons, Pepsi and pens )
summer_skin: (Misc- (seasonal) pink & silver xmas ball)
The dog shit downstairs again. This time, however, I didn't see it. I stepped in it and tracked it on my slippers from the laundry room to my room.

FFFFFUUUUUU.

Cue my mom and I scrubbing at the beige-y coloured carpet for a half hour and her scrubbing my slippers because Gia is her dog.

This is the second time she's done this. She's never done this before, at least not in the year that mom's had her. So it's a bit surprising. And why she has to shit in MY area. On CARPET. FFFFFFFUUUUUUU.

I'm taking the day off tomorrow and I'm quite excited by that. I'm going to sleep in, go get blood work done, maybe use the rest of a giftcard to have breakfast and decorate the tree.

Advent stuffs! I'm a touch late with today's.

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Day 7: [livejournal.com profile] hauntes

Damon )
summer_skin: (QaF- (314) B/J rainbow look)
My mom surprised me and put the tree up herself today. We've been having some quiet wars about the decorating of it for a few weeks now. I like "theme" trees. This year I've been determined to have a green, pink and gold tree. Mom likes coloured lights and by the time I got home added some to our white pre-lit tree. We compromised, somewhat by moving the coloured ones more into the middle. I feel SORT OF bad because it's just a Christmas tree but I have a theme, dammit. I like theme trees. Next year we can colour the shit out of it.

Anyhoodle. First world problems and all.

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Day 4: [livejournal.com profile] jocosa
Day 6: [livejournal.com profile] marcasite

Kelly and Seth/Kelly )
summer_skin: (Misc- (seasonal) pink xmas gift)
Six months ago a day like today might have really bummed me out because it was hectic and it felt like I was going in a thousand directions at once. But I got my shit done and my boss is back tomorrow and I'm pretty okay. A couple things stuck with me that I didn't like but I'll get through them.

AD said I should call my bursts of frantic activity "meth moments" because I talk a mile a minute while moving in turbo speed and doing a billion things at once, usually all of a sudden. For instance today when I was stewing over one of the things that really stuck with me I decided to recycle all the overruns of shit we don't need, despite them having sat around for about six months. Done and done. I also put away the boogie boards that have been hanging around in our department since decorating in JULY. So that's something.

I'd prefer to not sleep until 7:30 when I have to be to work for 8am to OPEN THE PAPER, though. Yeah.

My Advent Calendar so far:

Day 1: [livejournal.com profile] enablelove
Day 3: [livejournal.com profile] fuckyeahshelly
Day 4: [livejournal.com profile] jocosa

Amy/11 )
summer_skin: (Misc- (seasonal) xmas wiener dogs)
My Advent calendar so far:

Day 1: [livejournal.com profile] enablelove
Day 3: [livejournal.com profile] fuckyeahshelly
Day 4: [livejournal.com profile] jocosa

Only 20 days until Christmas, y'all. I can't believe it's coming so quickly! It will be here before we know it. I'm most excited to have a bazillion four day weeks coming up. This week I'm taking Friday off, then we get the 23rd off in lieu of the 25th, the 26th and the 2nd. Holy jeez.

I'm actually looking forward to January because that's when my benefits through work reset. Because of my physio I blow through my paramedical coverage in a heartbeat. I'm going to go to a chiropractor for the first time. There's this guy who's a stone's throw from the news who does this thing called TBM (Total Body Modification). My boss heard about it when she had to change chiros on account of hers getting charged, blah, blah, blah (it wasn't client-related, it was a personal matter that was dropped--neither here, nor there) and he told her that he could cure her allergies. She's got a couple wicked ones to eggs and her own sweat due to her hormones being fucked up.

This dude has cured people of celiac, peanut allergies, um... other stuff. It sounds SUPER hokey but it's totally true. My boss went last week to get "harmonized" (seriously, sounds fucking whacked) first and she was almost completely hive-free for the few days she was here before she left for Vegas for a marathon. She hasn't gone a day spot-free in years. This week she'll get officially treated for her allergies and from there she should be good to go.

AD is celiac and she's so excited to go on Wednesday to be treated. If this works she won't have to worry about avoiding so many foods! And even if she has to be treated like, once a year that's still AMAZING.

I want to go get harmonized more than anything, which is him fixing the "blown fuses" in your body. By moving your arms and legs and doing something akin to fluffing your hair he can tell if you're pre-diabetic or your ovaries don't work right or if your kidneys are okay--it's so fucking weird. Even though four people from my office have gone since last week and all reported the same things I'm still all- "Nuh uh! FUck off!"

But it's one thing to look forward to for January. And we all need a few of those, eh?

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summer_skin: (QaF- (photoshoot) Gale manly in pink)
Whoops, almost forgot to post this!

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Day 3: [livejournal.com profile] fuckyeahshelly

tropical )

Still waiting for the hires Misfits dl. *sigh*
summer_skin: (TVD- (20?) Caroline's acrobatic hair)
Didn't wake up feeling so hot. My throat has been hurting AGAIN but it's twentieth verse, same as the first. I don't think anything will come of it and I won't just fall apart so I can start putting myself back together again. UGH. GET SICK, ALREADY!

Visited with my aunt and uncle and played cards, which was a nice way to spend the day. I really don't feel any desire to do anything at all this weekend that involves being social with people who I have to be nice to. Not that I don't have to be nice to my family but I can show up without doing my hair, in old jeans and a t-shirt and burp and not care, you know? Going out with REAL PEOPLE means being proper.

ANYWAY. Onto more advent things!

There's still a few spots left in this post.

Day 1: [livejournal.com profile] enablelove

lots of negative space! )

Here's hoping LJ posts this on the first try!
summer_skin: (Misc- (random) pink nail polish)
And so kicks off the next few weeks of (almost) daily posting! There's still a few days open here if anyone else is interested in signing up!

First up is [livejournal.com profile] enablelove. I hope you like these, darling!

pretty things )

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