shi_koi: (snow-girl)
2013-05-04 04:37 am
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Just a little fly-by posting... looks like we may be moving soon. I made a comment about not bothering to decorate this house because I hate it here and suddenly we were looking at moving houses and we've bought a moving house kit from eBay.

So far we've chosen Durham, which has got to be better than Ipswich, and it's quite like Sheffield, without, y'know, actually being Sheffield, which is somewhere I can never return to, since my whole family lives there and I'm estranged from them (at least until my dad dies, which will hopefully be soon - no, I'm not a bad person, but he is, and he really, really needs to die. Seriously.)

Anyway...Durham. It's a market town, sort of. It's rural, which we like, even though neither of us can drive, and it's chock full of interesting places to see, and loads of countryside to walk through or cycle through, and it's full of shops that have an appreciation for arts and crafts, so I might be able to get selling stuff.

I've heard that moving house can be stressful, but I've moved houses more than two dozen times in my thirty-one years, and I've found it to be quite fun and relaxing. Yeah. I know. I'm a freak. I think it's because I have no valuables other than books, of which - between my other half and I - we own nearly twelve thousand. Yup. We don't watch much tv, and other than games, we just read...and read...and read.

I have to go to bed, otherwise I'll never be able to get up in the morning. Guh. Twenty to five. --sigh--

Oh a happier note, I can type more easily now. =^_____^=



shi_koi: (golden-apple)
2012-12-31 11:20 pm
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Bye-Bye 2012. Hello 2013.

2012, you've actually been a pretty good year for me. Granted we've had some pretty crappy moments, and we've had less money and been living hand-to-mouth and can only afford to have hot water for an hour or two every other day, but hey, I've lost weight because the internet is the second highest priority, second to the electric meter and so food was shoved down to the bottom of the list (an 11kg bag of rice for £10 goes a hell of a long way). --snicker--

Even though my accident has left me with permanent nerve damage in two of my fingers I still managed to complete NaNoWriMo, and I overcame my agoraphobia and most of my social anxiety, and I'm no longer housebound.

We're lucky in that my other half has often teased me about being a 50's housewife (dammit, I'm 32, not 60+) because I cook and clean and sew and make most of our accessories, (even the little stuff like bed-warmers, hand-warmers and things that cost under £1), and I recycle/upcycle just about everything, but in the end I am a good cook, and I don't have a sewing machine because we can't afford one, but I'm dammed handy with a needle and thread, and I don't watch TV, so in the quiet moments when everything else is done I pull out projects and finish them.

I've given up smoking, mostly because I realised around May that we couldn't afford for me to smoke, even though I was only smoking four (approximately) per day, so I reached the end of the pack I had and then simply didn't buy another pack and I haven't touched a cigarette since. I don't drink anyway, so that wasn't an issue...actually, the internet is my only vice. Huh. Oh, I also haven't got a sweet tooth, and so a box of tea is much more appreciated than chocolate. --laughs--

My other half joked before Christmas that I was nightmare to buy a gift for because I download everything I want to watch (because I mostly watch anime) and I download my books from free places, and I read fanfiction, so books are out unless they're poetry books, and I'm not a fan of dining out, or sparkly stuff, or perfumes (I only really like Anna Sui's 'Love', which I tend to buy at a wholesale price once a year from eBay for a fraction of the cost in the shops), or chocolates, etc... Poor dear. He ended up buying me manga.

My relationship with Tony has suffered and then improved thanks to the rollercoaster that this year has been, and I think we're both better for it. We've been together for thirteen years now, ever since I was seventeen, and so pretty soon more than half my life will have been spent with him. It's hard to imagine a life without him, and I know he's been worried about what will happen now that I'm no longer housebound. He's excited for me, but he's worried about my safety too.

Overall, 2012 was better than the year before, and I have great hopes for 2013.


Jasmine Holmes

shi_koi: (snow-girl)
2012-09-25 04:54 pm
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I'm going to try and get back to writing soon. I've got definite (and bad) nerve damage in two fingers, and mild nerve damage in one, and they're finally found a painkiller that won't mess up with the medication I was already on. Yay! It makes me constantly nauseous, but hopefully that will go away after a while. The painkillers aren't at 100%, so I still have nasty pain occasionally, like when I use my right hand, but it's much better than it was before.

I'm not going to be able to churn out a 2k chapter a day, but dammit, I will be writing.

Also, the fates are laughing their bollocks off at me, because I'm getting in orders for making one-off pieces of jewellery that I am incapable of making with my hand like this without a massive amount of pain, and I have to overhaul a doll, complete with repainting and sewing and all that other fun stuff and get it completed within a fortnight.

...I've also got a temperature. --headdesk--

Hug me? Someone?

--crawls to bed--