I kid. I honestly appreciate the busy season, but it is truly why I've fallen behind on almost every post for Beltane. In fact, I still owe you guys some pictures of my altar and my goal update. The altar is coming... eventually. I'm going to merge the goals update into this general update because I see no real reason to double post on personal stuff. I know you guys are here for the witchy, not the mundane. That being said, the mundane accounts for a good 90% of my life. Witchy Words would be lacking if I didn't include a little of it here and there.
Work has definitely kept me on my toes. I completed over 50 commissions last month.
Some days in April, I was either driving or drawing for up to 18 hours a day. It was pretty impressive. I also managed to get some snapshots of my work!
Of course, some people also got some shots of me working.
Beyond work, I've also been working out. I wasn't able to get to Zumba as much as I'd have liked to last month, so I didn't lose any weight. But I didn't gain either, so bonus!
Work was the primary reason why I missed so much class. To compensate, I'm now enrolled in a class every night Monday through Thursday. I'd like to make at least three classes a week to compensate for the money I spent, but at least I won't have a month like April where I only made one class a week at best. It was totally worth it because I love my job, but I also need to look after my health and this is my best solution.
I also broke down and bought some new clothes this month (all thrift store purchases, of course). It's less that nothing is fitting - in fact everything is finally fitting again. However, most of my clothes are purchases I made between the ages of 17 and 22. I'm 26, and will be 27 in September. I would hope that my style sense has changed a bit since I was in college. Here's some of the stuff I picked up:
Just because I'm not at my "goal weight" doesn't mean I can't appreciate what I currently have! I was never in for the number anyway. Losing the weight means better health, something that's pretty necessary given my autoimmune issues. The new clothes, however, were so absolutely needed. Apparently, I'm into 40s fashion, pencil skirts, belts and zip-up high heels. Who knew?
As a side note, check out these pillows I got during the same thrift store run. I bought the throw blanket behind them nearly two years ago! They match it perfectly. Both my husband and I were super excited to run across them. Just thought I'd share that little bit!
Speaking of my husband, May 4th marked the 11th year anniversary of the day he asked me out in high school. We tend to celebrate this day more heavily than our own wedding anniversary. Aaron spoiled me with sushi, flowers and a tent so we can finally go camping again! Gosh, I miss camping so much. I can't wait to do it again!
The familiars have been doing well. Nothing terribly new to report here; my pets are some of the most stable beings I know.
Artemis got his groom on last month. So now he's all "bootiful" and "coote," and of course he knows it.
Apollo's doing well. He's his usually derpy, liquid-cat self. He's spent most of his time this past month trying to attack bugs that are on the other side of the sliding glass door. ... Keep trying, little guy.
Zeus as a tiny UTI right now. Poor guy seems prone to them as this is the third one he's had in two years. Of course, that means he's locked out of the bedroom for a week or so. Hopefully the medication takes care of it and we won't have to do another round or take him in for tests. Otherwise, his gluttony reigns supreme and his love for me knows no bounds.
Hermes has gotten particularly cuddly the past month. No worries - health-wise, he's fine. He's just been so darn cute and positively impossible to ignore.
That doesn't mean he's shed his Asscat nickname. Lovable as he is, he got me pretty good with his daggers-for-hands today, and then sassed the whole way down the hallway.
As a final note, Blackthorn Hoodoo Blends sent me a collection of their teas for review and I received them this past week! I'm absolutely excited to try all of them. They even included a rooibos especially for my roommate and fellow CF member Tony. I think I may let him do the review on that one.
Phew! Long update is long. I'm positively worn out and I have several commissions due tomorrow while I'm at a gig two hours away, so I should probably stop blogging and get to work! I'll leave you with this adorable picture of my mutt. Enjoy!