Hi, all! I'm sorry I've been quiet lately. I'm trying not to let pain and depression get me down, and I think I'm starting to climb back up from that hole I was in for a while.
I went to a sci-fi convention last weekend and had a really good time. I think it helped that I wore my belly dance costume both days, and received so many compliments. Considering that I weigh more than I am comfortable with, it really made me feel good to have so many people, both men and women, tell me I looked sexy and hot. I even got felt up a few times, lol! Both with my consent! Also, I even got a kiss! Heeee! Nothing is going to come of it, but it was nice to flirt and be sexy for a while!
It was fun, being with people who accept me for who I am, and it reminded me how isolated I became when I went to work from home. I still like working from home, but I'm really going to try and make sure I get out more and spend time with people.
I got my vacation time approved at work, so all that is worked out. The only snag I've encountered is that my plane from England is coming in so late to Seattle that there aren't any flight to my hometown until the next day. Gar! That means I either have to spend the night in the airport, or get a cheap hotel so I can get a few hours sleep before going back to the airport, and yuck! So I have to see if I can figure it all out and make things work. I may end up catching a later flight on the day after I get back to the sates, and then taking the day after off. I really want a day to recover from flying and airports and to just spend with the kitties.
I'm really getting excited about going to England, looking forward to seeing my sister again and some of you all who I've never met in person! I'm also getting nervous! Usually flying doesn't scare me, but with long trips, I keep thinking, "Well, wouldn't it suck if the plan crashed!" So I'm trying not to think about the bad stuff, and just concentrate on the good bits.
I have been searching for a new job, and found one that looked like it would have been really fun, but because it was through the VA center an the person in charge wasn't in, I think I probably missed it. I'm not too disappointed, because I don't think the timing would have worked out, but I am going to be getting a lot more serious when the trip is over with.
I'm trying to work on a few stories but my brain seems to have fizzled out. I owe two people auction stories, which I am trying to get down, and some fills from a Sherlock Holmes community I'm on. There's one story, I call it the angry story, that I really want to finish, but it's very emotionally draining, so I have to give myself enough time to recover form it, lol. forcryinoutloud
, Thanks so much for the gophers! You guys are awesome! Thank you so much!
*Hugs to you all* My flist rocks!