Monday, December 31, 2007

Home at last

We actually spent two days on the road this time. Mainly due to the fact that I was still pretty sick, and because we took a detour to visit some friends in southern Illinois. But we finally got home Sunday afternoon. Yay! However, I am still sick. I actually feel really good, but my tonsillitis has spread to my other tonsil and I'm going to have to see the doctor on Wednesday. Why can't I just get better.....

Friday, December 28, 2007


So my antibiotic fixes my tonsillitis, but it really aggravates my stomach to the point of extreme discomfort. Luckily, I only have to take it for three more days.


Yes, I have tonsillitis in my right tonsil. Just peachy.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Too much food!

We always have a huge Christmas Eve dinner in traditional Italian style (7 different seafood). This year was no exception, and we had too much food as usual, all good though. I managed to eat a large amount, but I don't think my body was too pleased with my decision.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

New friends

Met a fellow dog owner with two Akitas! They were very sweet and my drawings don't do them justice (I'll have to practice drawing Akitas). The one on the left is Kaze, only 6 months old, 80 pounds and still growing. On the right is Kirei who is a gorgeous tan color while Kaze is mainly black. Both dogs would stand taller than me when on two legs, and Kaze is estimated to weigh more than me as well. It must be nice to have two giant, fluffy heat sources on cold Illinois nights.
On another topic, I am finally getting over my flu. My temperature was no higher than 100 today, and decreasing. About the only symptom I have left is a lot of muscle soreness and an occassional exhaustion/dizzy spell. I estimate that I will be well for Christmas morning. The only problem now is anticipating when Seth will come down with symptoms.

Really sick

We still drove to Illinois. Apparently, I really should've gone to the hospital, but once I got out of bed, out of my robe and got some food into my body, my temperature dropped to 102. It's actually a good thing we still left because the weather was infinitely more treacherous on Sunday, so at least that was a plus. My fever was still pretty darn high Saturday night, but I continued to take fever reducing medicine and kept myself only lightly covered in blankets. The worst seems to have passed now I'm just really sore. Let's just hope that I didn't cook my brain too much and that I don't make everybody else sick.

Friday, December 21, 2007


Well, I've finally given into whatever virus has been attacking me for the last couple of days. It's the weirdest thing, I don't have an stuffiness, but I have a terrible fever (101.8F) and a terrible headache. The last fever I had was after i got my wisdom teeth pulled in 2002! Anyway, I took some Day-Quil knockoff and my fever has gone down, but it makes me all loopy.

Thursday, December 20, 2007


She does this all the time.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Exhausted puppy

Loki fared well at the kennel. When we came to pick her up, we saw her in one of the fields and she went crazy after seeing us. A "Thank God you're back" type response. It's nice to so visible see that your dog actually does remember and miss you when you're gone. Anyway, once she got home, she fell asleep.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Doggy Daycare

In order to board your dog at this kennel you need to bring the dog in for an evaluation day. So, today Loki got to go to doggy daycare. The dogs get to play in groups outside all day, and go for walks. This is the first time that we have ever left her alone with someone other than family or friends. She was excited when we arrived, but once Seth and I started exiting the door, she suddenly didn't feel so secure. I'm sure she'll be fine though.

Sorting through boxes

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Too short

For more about my concert experience, check out my LiveJournal site, here.


Thursday, December 13, 2007

Door to door salesman

He really made that joke and he really put the cleaning solution in his mouth. He also showed me the personal checks filled out by my neighbors for his product. Right after he introduced himself I politely told him I was not interested. But boy was he persistent, and continued to talk and demonstrate without taking a pause for me to butt in. I finally interrupted him and asked him again to leave. He then grabbed his stuff and stormed off. Nice attitude.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Sewing done

It holds a 9"x12" sketchbook perfectly ^_^

Guest strip on Smile!

I drew a guest strip for Raina Telgemeier's dental comic Smile. It's up today, you can view it here.


I became paranoid for the rest of the night.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

City of Ember

Loved the series. Apparently there is a movie version coming out next October, I'm already excited about it. Amulet just arrived in the mail today, very convenient as I just finished the third Ember book and am eager for something new. I'd have to say that I enjoyed the first book, The City of Ember, best. I even did a small drawing of one of my favorite scenes in the book, but I have yet to color it. I always feel so happy after reading a good book ^_^

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Christmas cards

Finally sent cards to my family.

Golden Compass

Tribute to the movie. I had read the books about 4 years ago and loved them, it was neat to see it in movie format. However, I didn't get to reread the first book before seeing the movie (that may be a good thing, or bad thing, I'm not sure). But, it still feels like the movie did a good job of representing the book. About the only criticism is that I felt the bond between daemon and human wasn't quite portrayed strongly enough and that the plot seemed a bit rushed. But otherwise I really enjoyed it!

Friday, December 7, 2007


Loki always waits until I just start doing something important, or when I just sit down to relax to decide to play. Lucky for her, she's hard to resist.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Info here. I just drank mine out of a mug. No cool gourd or metal straw like in traditional versions.

Early night

Monday, December 3, 2007

A better OZ

After watching Tin Man last night, I was inspired to watch my all time favorite OZ movie - Return to OZ. I had high hopes for Tin man, but so far it was boring and the writing didn't seem all that amazing. I'm hoping it might redeem itself tonight.

Shrek bad

And DreamWorks is making more!

Turkey'd out

The turkey was tasty.