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On the upside, the workmen's comp checks that had mysteriously disappeared made it back to their office--they had the wrong zip code on them! So they should be here sometime this week. I need those to pay the mortgage.

Somehow the phone bill went unpaid for a couple of months - I'm not sure how, and it has gotten very expensive. I went on and paid it anyway, hopefully I've figured everything out right and we won't go into overdraft. But now the mortgage will be late.

I've said all of that to get to this. I had some money put back and I bought a reproduction of the big eyed Blythe doll I had as a kid. I know it's a less than smart move at this point, but here's a picture:

behind the cut for people who might be scared of blinky-eyed dolls! )
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I know my posts have been kind of blah lately, other than the nun costume, LOL. I've been very crafty lately, trying to get the things done that have been sitting on my to-be-sewn pile for a while. Today I will finish up the grocery bags and the bag for the dreadlock craft exchange (finally!). Yesterday [livejournal.com profile] mezzanotterose and her son's girlfriend came by and we watched old b+w horror movies (White Zombie, The Corpse Vanishes). I made some new menstrual pads and tore out the bag parts. I'm not sure why it took me so long to get on them, or wy I find it so much easier to get things done when I have company, but it seems to work for everyone, so I'm not arguing. If any of you locals want to come by and work on sewing projects, just let me know, I'd be happy to see you. :-D

Every morning lately, I have woken up in a lot of pain. I'm really happy that we are getting some rain, but I sure felt better when we were in drought conditions! My back, my knees, even my hips have taken to pestering me in the mornings. It makes it very hard to think about exercising, though of course I do have the classes to keep me moving, and I'm grateful for that. It's weird how it all works together into a downward spiral though--I hurt, I don't work out, I feel fat, so I eat more than I should because I'm bummed about that. It's stupid, and I know that recognizing this problem I have is a good thing, but I'm not thrilled with the prospects for stopping the cycle, since it means I have to work out when I feel crappy! Anyway, thanks for reading this, if you've gotten this far.

Corey is sleeping a lot. I am hoping this is a good thing, meaning his body is healing up. I think a lot of it is boredom, though. He just can't do much, other than use the computer or the laptop. [livejournal.com profile] icbhod, if you are planning any games in the near future, please call him, I am sure he could do that. He is driving me a little crazy, but it's a big joke around here so it's out in the open. I'm driving him crazy too, it's all part of the fun. When he retires, I plan to be completely deaf and senile!

Do any of you long for silly things from your youth? I have a strong nostalgic streak, and I'm not sure if possessing these little items of comfort is normal or not. When I was in Goodwill a couple of months ago, I came across a book of poetry that I had as a kid, it was one of my absolute favorites, so I brought it home. Before that I spent a day or two locating a copy of a lovely book of animal folk tales I had as a kid. It was my favorite book, and going through its pages and seeing the lovely watercolor paintings inside always makes me happy. I guess it's no different from comic book collecting or other toy hobbies.

The reason I ask is that I had this doll when I was a kid, and I think she was the only doll I ever really bonded with (I preferred horses and cars), and this weird little doll has since become a huge collector's item. The doll I loved as a kid is now selling for anywhere from 500 to 1,000 dollars. There's no way in hell I would buy one, but there are reproductions, and I'm thinking about buying one of those. But I feel guilty about it, because it's just a doll. Unlike a book, which can be read, this is a doll. I have spoken with other people who are into these reproduction dolls, and they make them outfits and change their hair and take very pretty pictures, but I'm not sure if I want to do that or not. Maybe. I'm more interested in just seeing her and her pretty green dress again. Stupid, I know. Does anyone else struggle with their inner child this way?


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