Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I feel like the Black Swan

Finally went to see Black Swan Monday. Really liked it. I used this image because I absolutely ADORED the makeup in the film.

Marie and I were reading art magazines at Borders when we started talking about Black Swan. She just happened to have passes with her so we headed over to see it. It has been SO LONG since I've gone to the movies. I think the last time must have been at the drive-in when we were in Maine this summer. (BTW all movies are BETTER when seen at the drive-in)

Yesterday G and I hung out at M's house. He wrote (ALOT) and we made PMC pieces. They were my very first pieces. They're small but I'm hopeful I'll be able to use them as pendants. Can't wait to see them fired and tumbled. I have more clay to play with but I think I'll wait 'til I see my pieces before moving on. Or maybe practice with bronze clay instead. The pure silver I'm using is pretty expensive so I should probably practice with bronze first. M's Mom was making sauce all day so we had a delicious dinner of meatballs and pasta before I finally had to give in and leave 'cause my back had gotten so bad.

Laid down and started a live U2 video when I got home. Had to fight to keep my eyes open until it was done, but it was good. I didn't realize until I was watching it but it was the concert they had broadcast on Youtube (which I watched several times before). Not the best concert I've seen of theirs but still very good.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

very uncomfortable in my skin

Really. really have been feeling weird these last few days. I feel like I could climb out of my skin. Have tried to relax and read - no go. Can't concentrate. So, I got some sleep (a few hours after hours of getting up and down outta bed) and am now trying to kill time until I'm myself again. Can't call the doctor ( I'm wondering if this is a part of my insomnia) cause I still don't have our insurance sorted out. Well, I bet I COULD call her if I told her why I can't come in. She's been pretty good about helping me on the phone. I really do have somewhere to be and right now I just can't :(  More adventures in letting people down, I guess.

On the bright side, the livingroom, kitchen and bedroom are all looking pretty good. Having everyone here fore Christmas had it's added benefits. Now, if I could only tackle the studio. I look at all sorts of organizational pieces and am tempted to buy them, but right now isn't the time. Maybe when I get the storage towers full and a work area clean I'll see what I might still need.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

rejoined Sparkpeople

this is from one of their articles:
Research shows that a perpetual lack of sleep can:

•Undermine the body's ability to fight off disease.

•Reduce the quality and quantity of your work

•Mimic the symptoms of impaired glucose tolerance (which can lead to diabetes and hypertension).

•Hinder weight loss and/or cause weight gain

•Impair concentration

•Cause disorientation

•Slow down the body's reaction time

•Increase moodiness and irritation

•Lead to depression

that should be enough evidence for me to REALLY work on better sleep. Just now, I went to bed, read for awhile then G came to bed. After 5 mins. with the lights out I just couldn't lie there anymore. All I could feel or think about was the pain in my legs. So.. I got up and went to the livingroom to find some pain pills. I really DO TRY to sleep but either my body or my mind always get in the way. I maay have to do a short course of ambien or something. My doctor seems to think that if I can change my sleep for a couple weeks then I could stop the pills because I would have a habit and going to bed earlier would be easy.
Started packing up the Christmas decorations today. Only got a box packed up with my Boyds bears. I really love the small Boyds - wonder why I haven'r gotten one in 2 (3?) years now? Guess I really don't go in those little country type stores that sell them any more.
G has been a little under the weather. Even though I feel like we have plenty of food in the house so much of it has the potential to make him sick. The one thing we're out of is yogurt and that would've really been good for him tonight. I did offer him a variety of choices for dinner and when he finally said "you don't have to do that" I knew he wanted the chocken parmesan. So, I made him a little caserole dish of it and he really enjoyed. That makes me happy! I don't cook too much, but when he goes back to work I really want to make sure I do that for him.
I've been having this weird feeling lately. I look at things I like and consider buying them. However, I've been able to tell myself, "you have enough shoes" (makeup, bags, art supplies). That would be great but it kinda leaves me hanging and feeling a little uncomfortable. How do I transition into doing things instead of buying things?
STUFF TO DO SUNDAY:  buy drygas, see Mom, pickup yoga mat, bananas & yogurt at TJs, put away decorations, ebay something, order filter for dishwasher