Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A bit behind, and a few other things.

Yesterday I had the migraine from H-E-double hockey sticks. I've only had two migraines before in my life, and yesterday was one of them. Oh, it was miserable! If you've never had one before I don't recommend going and looking to get one, either. It really is gnarly. I can compare it to millions of tiny men inside your head, either doing one of the following:

A) Grinding a tiny pestle repeatedly against your skull, as if it were a mortar, and they were very intent on crushing a lot of fresh herbs,
B) Clunking a tiny pickaxe against the the inside of your skull, trying to form a jailbreak and get the heck out,
C) Celebrating Memorial Day a little bit too early, complete with whizz-bang firecrackers, a 50-piece marching band mostly comprised of a percussion section, and barbecuing hotdogs by lighting many tiny fires on the inside of your skull.

I spent the most of yesterday sleeping, and when I wasn't asleep I was curled into a little ball under the blanket making noises like "mrrrghhhghgemmm". Thank goodness for Advil Migraine, though! Once I had that in me it was no contest. Take that, evil little skull-kicking men!

So suffice to say I am a bit behind in all the things I've been meaning to do, so today and tomorrow are my catch-up days.

The floor hasn't been Swiffer'd in over a week, and let me tell you, when you own animals whos fur is the exact opposite color of your floor... well, it gets a bit noticeable. It looked a little like we were walking on a cloud cover, and while it may sound whimsical... not so much. Also, Swiffering now that we have a table and chairs on the floor is infinitely much more work than Swiffering a large empty square area. Move the chairs... Swiffer where they were... now move them back... Swiffer the rest of the floor... attempt to Swiffer under the table and lose half of the fur you've collected... yup. It's an exercise in skill and dexterity, I tell you!

My good friend Gabby has also inspired me again with her endless creativity (Seriously, where do all these great ideas come from? Sometimes I think someone dug my creativity well in the desert!) so I'm going to be starting a new photography project. It's something I've wanted to do ever since I became interested in DLSR photography (so it's been quite a few years), and it's going to be a series of self-portraits over the course of a year, one for every week, or a 52 as some people call it. A lot of people do 365's, which is a photo for every day of the year... not only do I have the attention span of a sea lion, but I don't want to feel obligated to get a photo every day. I think a week's time will give me a nice amount of time to figure out what I want to do, take the time to do it with the right posing and shot, post-process it at my leisure, and not feel like my creativity is stretched or burnt out.

So, yay for that! I don't have a name for my meme yet, but I will be posting it here weekly, so you'll get to see my results and hopefully, progress. (And my ugly mug. Bwahaha!!!)

And one last thing; thank you for all of your wonderful, inspiring comments on my Saturday Centus! I really enjoy the weekly challenge of it, and I'm happy to be writing again, and that people are leaving me their feedback. :) So, thank you thank you!


Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Ugh. Migraines. I used to get them a lot when I was younger. I guess I've grown out of them and thank goodness - I actually ended up in the hospital a few times because of them. No good.

So glad you're over that!

CherylK said...

Tell you something lovely, huh? Well, I've followed the link from Jenny Matlock's blog and I really like your blog. I love the design and your signature is fun.

So sorry about the migraine. I used to have the "throwing up, cannot-tolerate-any-light-whatsoever, just want to die" kind so I can empathize. Haven't had one for several years (knock wood).

And I won Jenny's mystery prize so will post what it is whenever it comes. Take care...

Stacy's Snippets said...

Oooh...I have not tried the Advil Migraine. Excederine usually does the trick for me.

I'm a tad behind on reading my fav blogs...I love the mailbox on the beach! Such an awesome idea!

And I'm so jealous that you have a beach to walk along.

Stacy's Snippets said...

Oh yeah...I love your new blog layout!

Maybe it's not that new. I told ya I'm behind!

Gnetch said...

Migraine is really awful. I sometimes get one before my period. That and menstrual cramps. Ugh! Hope you're feeling better.

Good luck on your photography project. Can't wait to see it.

Gabby said...

Aww, you're so sweet! I just do what you do, dear ... get inspired by other people! ^_^ So, it's really just one big inspiration party!

I can't wait to see what you have planned for you P52. Having the planning will be very nice!



Cara said...

Left you an award on my blog!


Cara said...

Left you an award on my blog!


JessRaquel said...

Hate migraines and I love the idea of your project! I can't wait to start my own photography projects but I need a camera besides my beat up crappy digital one... Maybe after the wedding hopefully. Can't wait to see all your pictures!