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Hi there :)

Thank the Gods that LJ is back to normal. It was driving me crazy that I couldn't comment. It's not so much that I *want* to post a whole lot, it's more being *able* to, should I get the urge. I really felt terribly cut off from all of you.



Which circumstance asia_2 and sunhawk16 shamelessly abused to have a party - without me! - in my LJ. ^^

Not that there's much in the way of news. I'm still keeping up with my exercise and dieting program. I'm down to 92.2 kg by now. I'm taking it easy, because weight lost swiftly tends to return rather rapidly.

I did notice that I feel much more awake and aware after I finish my exercise. I think when you lose weight, you don't just lose it on your hips or tummy, you also lose the fat that gets stuck between your ears. At least I tend to feel that way. The more I lose, the more active in my life I become again.

Did yardwork today. I finally went out and bought a lawn trimmer (is that what it's called in english, too?). It looks like this: Garden Trimmer Even though it's not that heavy, it still takes strength to carry and move around. So now my arms feel like I've bench lifted my couch all day, and my hands refuse to work properly. I also burned the inside of my right wrist while adjusting the spool. *sigh*

I'd like to paint, but I'm going to have to wait until my hands function properly again. ^^;

I've started watching Naruto while doing my exercise in the morning. Since I have the japanese version, I'm getting all the good stuff. I compared it with the german version, and there's pretty much nothing left! O.o They cut out so much, I'm surprised they manage to get a whole episode together...
It's an interesting series. I didn't think that I would like it, but I'm already seeing that there's a whole lot more story behind it all than what's seen on the surface. I like that. ^^

Tomorrow, Zizi goes back to school. I almost didn't see her in these two weeks. She spent the first up in Cuxhaven with a friend, and then part of this one in Kempten with another. Still, I'll miss her when she goes off tomorrow afternoon. ^^ Even though she's starting to show signs of heading into puberty. Oh well...

Wanted to go see PoTC3, but I refuse to go with her, if she hasn't finished all her homework. So I guess we will be going next week. Maybe.

Aside from that, I've been busy. Next manga is due and the printer is having problems with his machine. *sigh* Also have a distributor who sells to the comic shops now. But you know, they take *50 %*! It's a wonder there's anything left over for me. And then we have to plan for the next convention. Flyers, coupons, mangas, posters... *sigh* Lots to do...

I'm *so* looking forward to my vacation in August this year!

*hugs all*

^^

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sunhawk16
Jun. 9th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
We are shameless! ^o^
ravensilver
Jun. 9th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
Indeed you are. ^^

But it was fun to read. *gg* And *very* frustrating not to be able to join in. ^^
sunhawk16
Jun. 9th, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
We're reeeeeeally sorry. ^____~
ravensilver
Jun. 9th, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah.

Right.

Look at me believe you.

NOT!

^^
asia_2
Jun. 9th, 2007 10:31 pm (UTC)
You really wanted to be squorted with our virtual water pistols? (^o^)
sunhawk16
Jun. 9th, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC)
You know... I think I still have a couple water balloons left? :P
ravensilver
Jun. 10th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
Whoever said I would *let* you squirt me. ^^

*unpacks big full body shield*

Hrhrhrhr...
zombiesmile
Jun. 9th, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
GASP! Deadlines! Deadlines! DEAD-Lines!! @_@ *faints*
Yes, I'm looking forward to summer vacation too! n_n
But I can't rest and relax until I have everything done before we leave....>_< *panic!*
ravensilver
Jun. 9th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
Muahahaha... DEADline... DEADline...

That's going to follow you into your nightmares tonight... ^^

My list is getting longer and longer instead of less of all the stuff we still have to finish. *sigh*
wickedgameff
Jun. 9th, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)
*hug*

don't be too hard on the girl. friends are more important to most teens anyway. i think that's how it supposed to be, so they can naturally grow further apart from their families in order to move more naturally into adulthood and independence.

my mom hated that phase in my life, and made me feel guilt every time i wanted to go stay with friends.

but i couldn't stay away for that long. i'd get homesick. i liked my own bed and my daddy and my mommy.

*hughughug*
ravensilver
Jun. 9th, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC)
*HUUUUUG* ^^

Nah, I'm not hard on her. I've know that she's a *very* sociable and communicative child from early on and have adjusted to that. It's just... this little pang in my heart occasionally, when I see her grow more and more. *sigh* Sometimes I wish she'd stay small and sweet forever. But, as you say, it's the way of things.

At least, she still comes to me when she needs help or hugs. :)
kaigou
Jun. 9th, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC)
Just be glad she didn't go down the raver road. CP has pictures of his daughter at 5 -- blonde hair, blue eyes, little pink tutu... and the kid-sized black Harley Davidson shirt he got for her. I tell him, that kind of combination should've been a sign.

All pretty dresses and pink, pink, pink; he took her to see Swan Lake, Nutcracker, even the balletic version of Romeo & Juliet. Then she turned 13 and whammo, it's all oversized blue jeans and demands for a tongue piercing and rumor has it she didn't wear a skirt (let alone a dress!) from 15 through 19. Sometimes he finds pictures of her as a kid and gets all quiet and bummed for awhile.

I never know what to do, when he's feeling that bittersweetness.
ravensilver
Jun. 10th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
Thank the Gods! No, not the raver road. Though she did change her taste in clothing. When I still had *some* say, it was pinks and pastels and glitter. Now, since she started picking out her own stuff, it's camo, olive, brown and black. *sigh*

I guess it's part of being a parent, that bittersweetness. You watch them grow, and walk their own path, and you wish you could just freeze them at the perfect moment and keep them from change and harm forever. *big sigh* It's the way it is...
kaigou
Jun. 9th, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC)
Are you going to be stateside in October again this year?
ravensilver
Jun. 10th, 2007 06:18 pm (UTC)
At the moment, it doesn't look like it. I'm still keeping the room that I reserved, just in case, but we've decided to invest our money in printing books, rather than flying to SF. Unless we really start hopping with sales, it's more likely that we're going to have to pass on this year's Y-con.

*sigh*

And I *so* love Mamiya Oki's art... *deep sigh*
kaigou
Jun. 10th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. Well, in that case, I don't need to go to Ycon, either! You're the only non-Cali person on my list of Must See People. ;-)

So when are you planning to be stateside again?
ravensilver
Jun. 11th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
*blushes* That is sweet of you. I really enjoyed our time together last year. It was very special for me.

Well, if sales pick up, then it *might* still happen this year - which is why I'm not giving up on the room yet. But so far... We'll see. Maybe I'll decide by the end of July, in the hope that we can still get reasonable flights then.

*sigh*

Always business before pleasure. :(
asia_2
Jun. 9th, 2007 10:30 pm (UTC)
Shame? What is shame? Is it edible? (.3.)

My weight didn't budge for 2 months...then in past 2 weeks I started losing some weight! \(^o^)/ So far it went 7 pounds down. I am aiming for losing 10 more pounds, but very slowly. I am using Kathy Smish's exersize DVDs. She is pretty good instructor...

*Wishes you best of luck on your printer*
ravensilver
Jun. 10th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
Well, I tend to gain weight very fast, and it takes forever for me to lose it again. I always know when I'm doing things that are bad - like eating too much chocolate or drinking too much alcohol (all stuff that makes you *fat*!) - and still I do it. It's almost a bit like self-destructing. THough I know where it comes from - it's a direct result of my personal situation. It's like I need a shield to keep all this crap at a distance.

Oh well.

I will think of you, when I do my exercise in the morning. ^^
whispurr267
Jun. 10th, 2007 06:43 am (UTC)
I've been having multiple problem with logging on the internet, so now that I am in, I will say that you are doing just great in your progress.

I sent a couple of different salad reipes to your other site and don't know if you got them. Maybe I should have emailed direct?

The worst thing about most of the diet stuff is that it is BORING.

The WW site has lots of into for free. You don't have to join, but maybe pick up the newspater later.
ravensilver
Jun. 10th, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
No, I didn't get the recipes. Would you mail them to me? That would be very kind. :)

I've got a pretty good diet that I know how to vary, so that it isn't too boring. But after a while you do want a change of pace...

I'll take a peek at the WW stuff later tonight... :)
wood_rabbit
Jun. 14th, 2007 06:23 am (UTC)
*grumble* LJ ate my comment.

I know I haven't been around much - I do read, but I don't always have time to comment. I usually just get caught up only every few days to a week or so, so I generally don't have the time to make too many comments! But I am sending you good vibes for your progress.

How old is your daughter? You are making me sad for when Briley grows up. Now, I get what the big deal is about babies! :)
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