Hello, my dear friends! Once again I must apologize for being absent for quite some time. In a nutshell, I had more injections done on the herniated discs in my neck. Suffice it to say, they did not take. So, for the last month, I have done absolutely nothing. I mean, N-O-T-H-I-N-G. Not even a minute, or two, on my computer...which just about killed me. I have yet to even check my email! (Seriously, I haven't checked it at all in almost a month. So, if any of you have emailed me, I PROMISE to respond as soon as I'm able to catch up.) I did, however, manage to spend about 30 minutes a day, drawing this skull (below) in bed. Quite the attractive sight, I assure you. Pillows rolled up into balls to prop up my stupid head, flannel pj's my uniform, and a massive slumbering dog, snoring and twitching at my feet. You know, during super-busy holiday weeks when I absolutely had to work overtime, I used to daydream about being able to have days like these. Now I just want to pull my hair out.
As for other fun and exciting news...well...I cursedcelebrated a birthday. That's right, I'm yet ANOTHER year older, and we all know how much I enjoy that. And, you know what made my celebration even MORE awesome than it already was? I was fortunate enough to get to renew my driver's license! Here in Ohio, everyone receives the gift of license, as well as tag, renewal on their birthday. And let me tell ya, there's nothing better than waking up, another year older, and having your photo taken in what can only be described as the worst possible lighting...EVER. Lighting from HELL. Seriously, I don't care how cute you think you are when you walk out your front door that morning, the D.M.V. will prove you wrong. Like I did, you can painstakingly apply your makeup, spend hours perfecting your hair, iron the cutest shirt you have, choose your jewelry carefully, give yourself a manicure, even slap on a couple "Crest Whitestrips" the night before. Yes, you can. But, guess what? Don't. Don't even bother. You know why? Because, as soon as you sit down on that hideously uncomfortable metal stool, the face you left your house with...ceases to exist. It's gone. It fell off somewhere between home and that Speedway gas station you passed, and in it's place is a face that has managed to gain 20 pounds in the less than 5 minutes it took you to reach your destination. A face that now houses a nose that has (freakishly) grown by at least 2 inches in length. A face that is now devoid of any and all color, and eyes that resemble those of a parakeet...lashless, beady, and nervous. And the final insult, aside from the fact that you actually PAID someone to take that picture, is...you have to carry it with you for YEARS. YEARS! OH MY GOD!
Well, I certainly hope you have all been well, and that everyone had a fabulous Halloween. Can you believe it's November already??? I'm SO excited for Thanksgiving, and can't wait to see my Mom and Dad. I've been looking forward to this for months now. The cold weather, snow, etc. I LOVE it, but it makes me so homesick. Sigh. Does anyone else have any fun plans for the holidays? I'd love to hear about them! I've missed chatting with everyone, and I look forward to reconnecting with you all. Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit, and I'll talk at ya soon!