We have officially completed out summer talk tour with our local libraries. (20 of 51 total.. in a month and a half...) Everything went well, with very minor technical difficulties. :D Met a lot of awesome people - from long-time readers to new and aspiring artists in our community. :D
It was a super learning experience for the both of us. I'm not much of a public speaker by trade, but within the past month and a half, I've become a lot more comfortable with the platform and learning how to tailor my talks to best fit my audiences. :D
I'm terribly glad it's over though - I had eaten through my buffers earlier this summer and had very little time to catch up... so I've been working from week to week. This is the first time I actually have a buffer back for me to do things like taxes, do inventory checks, and prep dinners so we can save money and eat at home. >_<;; (Much less make personal blog posts like this one~)
I am rounding out the first month of my depo shot and for the most part, things are good. I haven't had the crazy horrible cramps as I was having with the endometriosis and cysts running rampant, which is a marked improvement. I haven't been having headaches, which is also a good sign.
However, my face is starting to break out again. I went to the dermatologist to get it checked out and was prescribed a couple cleaners and lotions. So far, I have mixed reactions... It's calmed *some* of the breakout, but I missed one day when I went home to help my family clean house and BOOM, it came back two-fold. That, and the medication is making my face more and more red and sensitive - doubled with hot, humid summery days, not good. I have a month or so before I check back in for a second appointment... so I'm just waiting things out. Thankfully, I don't have many "public appearances" from now until October. XD;;
Second problem with depo - My period started earlier this month with light spotting and has graduated to a regular flow... but this period is moving into its third week. I'm kinda frustrated because 1) I'm running out of pads, 2) I'm developing "diaper rash" from constant use of paddage, 3) I'm tired of feeling just plain crappy.
Last night took the cake. I had been having "mild" (by comparison) cramps since mid-afternoon which gradually got worse throughout the day and evening. By the time I went to sleep, it was uncomfortable. Then I woke up at 4am when it was unbearable - a mix between upset stomach and cramps. I took a couple Tylenol and attempted to go back to sleep. I woke up at 7:30 and just had to rest a little longer to make up for the restless night. *sigh*
I can only hope that things improve from here on out. X_X;
I'm really sad that we're missing SDCC this year. We had planned to go, but the summer reading program talks and cost of travel just made it very difficult for us to attend. We had pro passes, so we should be set for next year, but for now, we're eavesdropping for SDCC info via twitter. XD
On a happier note, WE HAVE A YOGURTLAND AND IT IS GOOD!
KS and I have gone twice... and I'd love to go again, but it's getting really crazy busy. We went last night near closing and there was a line out the door. o_o; I also found that we pay 39cents/oz. rather than the rest of the world who pays only 30cents/oz. :\
I really like the plain tart, strawberry, pistachio, and chocolate. I could go back for those any day... with chichidango mochi bits and rainbow sprinkles.
Yes. Rainbow sprinkles. I love the stuff. *__*!
I'm glad they're planning to open a second location in Pearl City. Yum.
I could use one... right about now~ TT
Friday's Comic: Mail Bites
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Sorry for the lack of posting here lately with these comic updates~ Since we switched to this new format, it's become a little more difficult to grab the preview. To see our previous comics, just click on the "previous comic" links~ :D