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03 September 2018 @ 09:33 am
Great day yesterday  
I had a very nice time yesterday. Chris only had one job in the morning. After he came home we went to pick up some supplies at Walmart. I got some washi tape for the first time and some little note books. I had mentioned to Chris now that I'm working on traditional art that it would be nice to actually use my art table for art. Radical concept! My room is a disaster full of boxes. You can't walk into it only reach the couch at my computer. While I was watching Chris game he asked if he wanted me to have him pull all the boxes out so I can reach the art table. He'd have to put them in the living room so the living room would be a disaster. I thought about it for a while then said yes. We've been trying to empty the garage but it's been very hard. Perhaps working on my room would be easier. So he did that and I did a lot of cleaning and dusting. I threw out stuff that was just lying on my table and on my desk. Open surfaces here tend to turn into shelves and that needs to stop. We're both bad about it. We're trying to change that for the better. I was thrilled to have my room back. I can walk around now. The art table was under the window. I have moved it on the back wall opposite the computer desk.

I'm thinking also of trying something. Of getting a cushy gaming chair. The reason I use the couch at the computer desk is because of my back. I started doing this when I developed fibro back I think in 2012. I could not sit on a normal chair and it hurt having my arms up. But I wonder if I'm past that now and can do a normal chair where I can work at home for 8 hours a day. Back then I bought the "gaming chair" I have in the bedroom. That chair is so comfortable and I sit in it whenever I have back pain and it helps straighten me out. I also had noticed back when I had the camaro no matter how much my back hurt if I sat in my car that chair made me feel good and I had no trouble driving with a hurt back. Both are car seats or racing chairs. Many gaming chairs are racing seat style. I saw two at Staples but wasn't too keen on them. They are expensive, my tan one was, but for what it does for my back it was worth every penny then. The couch is good to keep because it has a small fold out bed. I'd like to be able to have guests over even if it's once in a blue moon. (I have found blue moons are not as rare as people would make them out to be.) So if all goes well it would be ideal to get a gaming chair for me to use in my works pace. The only problem I have left now is I have two printers. I have an old Epson that I LOVE that has been my fave for scanning. But I don't print with it because ink is so darn expensive and generic cartidges don't work on it. So I got a cheap HP for printing. It has a scanner too. Hard to find just a printer now a days. The scanner sucks for art. So I have two printers for two different things. I hate how they eat up so much room. It would be nice to find one that could do it all without being a wallet killer when it comes to ink refills. I'm of the mentality too that when it comes time to buy new ink to just buy a new printer. You spend $40 on a cheap printer then to get color and black you spend $60? A brand new printer's a better deal. Just sell or give away the old one. Sheesh.

But I'm very happy with the room though. I will go through the boxes in the living room and see about what can be given away. I may go out later today and see if they have some of the chairs I saw on the website of Office Depot. The reviews on youtube suck. People don't know how to make chair reviews. They act stupid or just say it's good without saying why or take forever and talk about nothing to do with the product. Very annoying. Even if it got great reviews a chair, like a backpack, is something you have to go to a store an try yourself and be your own reviewer. What is soft for someone may not be soft for me. And I hate those posturpedic chairs with a pillow in your back. Those hurt. I need my back to curve out not in. Most are made with that crappy part in your back. But yeah I'm very happy and excited to have a work space that is fun to use again. OH one other crazy idea I want to do as well. I want to paint all the rooms in my cool art with my characters or fave things. My little office would be the best to start with and practice because it's small. The walls are bumpy though. I don't like that. If money was no option I'd have all the walls replaced. I'm not sure how to go about this. Painting is not my forte and also one wall is already blue. I'm thinking maybe making everything white and then getting colors and doing my drawings over that. Definitely something to ask about and talk to an expert at Lowes or something.

We had a weird problem happen a few days ago. Our land line phone stopped working. There's no dial tone. We're caught up on bills so it's not that. If that were the issue then we'd also have no internet. I don't know if it's the phone or the service that's screwed up. I don't have another phone to plug in and test out. I don't think I do anyway. I'll have to look. Maybe there's one in the mess of boxes. So I've had to rely on my cell phone which sucks as it gets terrible reception out here. Funny enough Chris's phone works better though mine is supposed to be newer and more advanced. Go figure. If anyone needs to call me perhaps at night when Chris is home would be best. He'll have to call the phone service and find out what is going on. I'm happy the phone isn't ringing off the hook from robots. It's been peaceful actually. But the few times I have had to use it it's been annoying using my cell phone which pretty much is just for emergencies and for me to text with Chris.

Bullet is hanging in there. She seems to be keeping her food down. I'm so happy about that because force feeding her twice a day was not fun for either of us. She's making decent poops so now I know stuff's getting into her at least and I haven't seen anything thrown up on the bars of the cage. No new tumors so I hope things will get better and not worse from here out. Her birthday is the 17. We have to make it there so she can turn 5.

EDIT: I just realized it's September. The first month of Fall. YAY!! Fall is officially here. I am always fascinated by my seasonal rhythms and one of them being I become very artsy in the fall. It seems to go away in the Summer. So, yes I have once again become very artsy and have so many projects I want to work on. I have a bunch of stuff I want to do with Fear and George. I can take down the summer stuff and start to decorate for Fall now too. Halloween can start now since there aren't any real holidays in September.
Calzephyrcalzephyr77 on September 4th, 2018 04:22 am (UTC)
Whew, glad to hear that Bullet was keeping food down. Yeah, no one likes hand feeding!

I had mentioned to Chris now that I'm working on traditional art that it would be nice to actually use my art table for art.

LOL Bud and Chris would have soooo much in common to talk about :-D
Desthagirion on September 4th, 2018 11:49 am (UTC)
She stuffed herself last night but I did see one seed come back up. I hope she kept it down. I don't want to find seeds stuck to her cage or her head.

Ha yeah. I was so bad just putting things on my table like books and other supplies and it got bad. I must not allow that to happen again. It is a huge problem that open surfaces become shelves.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on September 4th, 2018 10:15 am (UTC)
I had to laugh when you said that actually using your art table would be a radical concept because of all the junk in there. Exactly the same happens at my house. Great that you're getting your room in shape, though. Yeah, a good chair would be just right.

Another radical concept: putting your art straight on the walls. Maybe instead of changing the walls you could get big canvasses and paint on them? Then if you move house you ca take them with you.

I'm glad that Bullet is hanging in there and that you don't have to force feed her at the moment.

Yeah, you do seem to have an art spurt in autumn. Maybe summer just sucks all the energy out of you.

Desthagirion on September 4th, 2018 11:57 am (UTC)
Yea it was covered in books, dvd's, my old art and garden stuff. I've been so bad about that. Also I have a tendency to use things not for their intended purposes. Usually it's a good thing, but not in this case. But yes it's so nice to be getting my room back in shape.

Yeah that's an idea. But I'd like to have a "landscape" in each room. I'll post some pics later of some amazing room that have space themes or outdoor themes.

Yeah I hope I don't have to feed her that way anymore. Not fun for anyone.

I think my energy gets charged in a different direction in summer. Mostly to go outdoors and do things like garden.
kabuldurkabuldur on September 7th, 2018 10:27 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah, that might be what it is re: the summer thing. Well, you grow some awesome things in your garden!

I look forward to any pics you might post about space and outdoor themed painted walls.

Glad that things are going better with Bullet :)