The first round of antibiotics didn't knock out the infection. Starting tomorrow, I go on a new course of more aggressive antibiotics. This one is two weeks. Fortunately, I'm only have the symptoms of pain, but all I can take for it is extra strength tylenol. Advil & Alleve can actually irritate the infection.
I actually wound up in the ER over last weekend because urgent care sent me there afraid it was my appendix or kidney stones. Both were ruled out and I was told to see a GI. Lucky for me, I don't need referrals with my insurance and an appointment opened up for today, which I took. I also had a visit with my regular doctor today. Who suspected the infection was still there just by looking at the ER'S blood work reports. Elevated white blood cell count and reactionary proteins = body battling infection. The GI saw that and agreed. Hopefully in two weeks I will be feeling better, but I have a follow up in a month just in case. If I don't feel better it'it's time for icky procedures to check out my intestines.
So, that sure was a crazy few weeks.
Endometriosis flared up, but calmed down just in time for a crazy week of inventory at work. Then, since my shifts were a bit crazy, I actually got to hang out with my husband on a Friday night, so we went out and about, and got food poisoning!
We're still not 100%, but I have my appetite back, even though my stomach still hates most food.
Also, it's really hard to work a full day on just broth and crackers. Would add popsicles/water ice to that list, but I don't have a freezer to keep them in at work.
The next two weeks are going to be just as crazy because someone from the other half of my department is on vacation for two week, so my partner has to pick up the slack, leaving me alone in my half to try and cram 13 hours of work into 5, because I I'm required to help in another department the last 3 hours of my shift. My direct boss doesn't like it, but his boss doesn't like seeing other women succeed, and the big boss is on vacation for two weeks, so I have no sympathetic ear to point out 5<13, and not even close to enough time for everything.
Also, my brain is still super fuzzy.
I'll be back to writing towards the end of August.
So, I get to help teach someone from another building how RTV works! The great thing is, they get to start out when stuff has been simplified! We just started on a new program back in November where we send most stuff to a sorting facility and they do all the shipping/salvaging, which saves a bundle on shipping. Now we've started a new electronics recycling program in which we actually get to track where electronics go and how they get broken down and re-used if reuse is possible.
Also, it's a short week for us with the holiday, and we're down a person in receiving, so this might mean my shift won't be split between two departments.
The only thing I've had trouble with this week is my enodmetriosis started acting up, and walking hurt. I take super high estrogen birth control to deal with this, but I was told the symptoms might be apparent every so often, and it's been 4 months since I've had issues. This is mentioned more to keep track of it than anything.
Work was crazy this week. We had a special VP visit, which means management acting like nothing is good enough. So I wound up actually getting a weekend day off, which happens every now and then. But it mean the hubby and I get a shared day off! Wooo!
So, tonight, we are staying up late (we both get up at 4 a.m. for work during the week, while I get up at 3 am during the weekend for work) to watch the fireflies together. I love watching fireflies, they are not something I grew up with. Before moving out here, I saw them once, as we passed by them on our way to visit a cousin.
I've seen them lately when leaving to work, so I'm really excited to sit on our porch and just watch them.
So, I started re-watching FMA: Brotherhood with my husband. We've gotten through to episode 20, and it has been awesome to watch it with him. I needed to re-watch it because things were starting to fade since I haven't done much with it recently.
He's reacted pretty much as expected, but he has someone he can pester about future events. It's funny that his favorite character is the brother to my favorite character.
He also made me want fanart of Roy saying, "My name is Roy Mustang. You killed my friend. Prepare to die!"
I just showed him the little comic of Havoc being set up with Katherine because he wanted to see the Armstrong parents.
Which brings me to where we left off: poor Havoc. D:
Also, I recently planted a new rosebush, and it's already bloomed! I'm so happy I bought it!
13 – Do you prefer canon or fanon when you write? Has writing fanfic for a fandom changed the way you see some or even all of the original source material?: Canon all the way, I will throw in some of my head!canon for certain characters, or if I'm writing in a certain verse.
14 – Ratings – how high are you comfortable with going? Have you ever written higher? If you're comfortable with NC-17, have you ever been shocked by finding that the story you're writing is G-rated instead?: I usually try to keep it teen-ish, sometimes it goes to heavy implications, but never smutty.
15 – Warnings – What do you feel it most important to warn for, and what's the strangest thing you've warned for in a fic? Spoilers, for sure. Uhm strangest thing I've had to warn for...my crack-fic about Ed's automail plate having a hole in it...I don't think I can write anything that is more pure crack than that.
16 – Summaries – Do you like them or hate them? How do you come up with them, if you use them?: I usually like them, especially if I can come up with something humorous. I don't think I have a normal pattern for summaries, they're jsut whatever I can come up with...
Also, defenestration is the best word ever. I wish I could use it in casual conversation, just once, that would make my life.
11 – Genre – do you prefer certain genres of fic when you're writing? What kind do you tend to write most?
Super fluffity fluff balls! That is what I mostly write for fanfic. My original writings tend to lean towards fantasy/sci-fi genre with romance in there somewhere.
12 – Have you ever attempted an "adaptation" fic of a favorite book or movie but set in a different fandom?
Yes! I Am doing this right now for my big_bang! Hppefully I can get some more inspiration for it soon, only at 3k atm...
*goes off to make more Olivier icons*
30 Days: 7-10
7 – Have you ever had a fic change your opinion of a character?:
Only to make me more of a fan of certain characters.
8 – Do you write OCs? And if so, what do you do to make certain they're not Mary Sues, and if not, explain your thoughts on OCs.:
Most of my OCs are background characters. In one case, one was a main character, a writer, but I just make sure not to let the character fall into to many cliches.
9 – Pairings – For each of the fandoms from day two, what are your three favourite pairings to write?:
Bleach: IchixRuki is all I've written.
Peter Pan: I've only written WendyxOC...I forgot about that OC...
Fruits Basket: KyoxTohru, HanajimaxKazuma
FMA: Oliveer, RoyAi, and atm ScarxRose
10– Pairings – Have you ever gone outside your comfort zone and written a pairing you liked, but found you couldn't write, or a pairing you
didn't like, and found you could?:
I like to push myself. There are quite a few FMA pairings that I wound up liking after one person or another challenged me to write them.
I joined a rp, with much coercing from quietcreativity
, I apped to mayfield_rpg
as Olivier and got accepted. flowers_suck
is my name, and I'm already having a lot of fun.
I'll probably be posting a batch of Olivier icons sometime soon, with a couple of Kimblee and human!Al in there.
Name me a character in
one of my fandoms
FMA, and I will tell you:
* How I feel about this character
* All the people I ship romantically with this character
* My non-romantic OTP for this character
* My unpopular opinion about this character
* One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon
* Something about them I consider true, though it's just head canon/fanon
I might not get around to answering right away, b/c work, then visiting a friend.
30 Days of Fanfic: 5 – If you have ever had a character try to push their way into a fic, whether your "muse" or not, what did you do about it?
I usually let them make their way into the fic, usually it turns out better than I planned. Characters that think for themselves are the best. 6 – When you write, do you prefer writing male or female characters?
For a while, I wrote mostly from the pov of male characters, but now it's more evened out, maybe even leaning more towards writing from the pov of females.
On a side note, I finished my FMA drabbles
that I started last summer! Heck Yes! One wip complete...so many to go...
3 – For each of the fandoms from day two, what were your favourite characters to write?
LotR: Tom Bombadil
Fruits Basket: Kyo
Peter Pan: Edward (OC, name has nothing to do with Edward Elric, I started writing this long before I got that into FMA...lol odd coincidence?)
FMA: Olivier Armstrong
4 – Do you have a "muse" character, that speaks to you more than others, or that tries to push their way in, even when the fic isn't about them? Who are they, and why did that character became your muse?
Yes, Olivier Armstrong. She would squeeze her way into everything if I didn't write so much fluff. Simply put, she shoved everyone else out of the way with her awesomeness.
Since I won't be around the interweb much for the next few day, a few Happy (early) Birthdays are in order!
Happy Birthday seaweed_fma
Happy Birthday dreamer1789
Happy Birthday jalf
I hope you all enjoy your big days!
To start things off, my 30 Days of Fanfic Meme question.
2 - Name the fandoms you've written in, and how much you've written in that fandom, and if you still write in it.LotR
: not much, round robin stuff with friends. No, I don't write in it anymore.Bleach
: Just a piece or two for a friend and none recently.Fruits Basket
: One for a challenge. I might consider writing more, but not until after I re-read the manga.Peter Pan
: I haven't even finished it...but I would like to someday.Fullmetal Alchemist
: A lot...more than I care to count, and it is still growing!
I'm going to do this
mostly because I now feel the need to write alll the time to make up for my absence
! Stolen from evil_little_dog
1. How did you first get into writing fanfic, and what was the first fandom you wrote for? What do you think it was about that fandom that pulled you in?
I wrote fanfic before I knew what it was called. It was a way to kill time with friends during school. We usually came up with scenarios for our favorite characters through a round-robin note-passing. I think this was mostly for LotR, because it consumed my friends and I during high school when our art teacher showed us his fanart upon the first bits of news of it being adapted to film. Oh, Mr. Knaack, the monster you have made...
None of those will ever see the light of day, mostly because these notes have been lost years ago. After that, I didn't really get into any fandom until someone pointed out the Peter-Pan fic I wrote was fanfiction. I found fanfiction.net, rediscovered the 2003 anime of FMA, and dove headlong into the world of manga.( Questions for Days 2-30Collapse )
It feels so good to be writing again!
Work has been going well. Grandma is all settled in now. She's not used to people cooking for her, or asking her if she needs anything when they run to the store. So, she's quite content.
My sister gets irritated when she gives her cooking pointers, but usually it's a way that will cut down on cooking time or bring out the flavor of food.
He's just a couple days past ten months. Yes, he actually buried himself in the sand when he saw his daddy doing it.
Title: Rainy Day Blues
Word Count: 5727 +/- for edits
Characters/Pairings: Mustang, Hawkeye, Havoc, Breda, Falman, Fuery. RoyAi
Summary: Hawkeye usually liked the rain, but today was a bad day.
Warnings/Notes: I don't own FMA. Takes place sometime after the transfer to Central, but before the run in with Lust. Written for arizonaicerose
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