So it has been a little while since I've done an update journal of any kind............ wry laugh
For the most part, life has been the same old sort of jumping through hoops and all. Things and more things of my daily normal, boring life. This week has had a few gut punches............we got notice at work this morning that a co-worker passed away suddenly. They had never complained of their health and they were here yesterday as cheerful as always and then suddenly, they are gone. It is a shocking thing and hard to figure out how to deal with it.........both from personal and professional standpoints. Sudden, unexpected deaths like that create a very strange vacuum in lives, whether you were ever close to the person or not--you were working side-by-side with them and saw them every day for a very long time.
Personally............I don't like to gripe and whine about my own health--I saw people who did that everyday at Fur Affinity and it was kinda depressing to see 10 journals every day from one person about how much their life sucks and all that. In a generic statement of things, I've had a weird feeling in my left shoulder for about a year now--started right after my mom passed away. At first I thought it was because of all the stuff I threw out.........excessive physical stuff.............but it wasn't exactly pain. Even when I saw my doctor and mentioned it, I could not exactly explain what it was..........I began calling it a "jelly feeling". Not pain, not weakness really.............it felt like, well, if you stuck your fingers in gel or jelly--it was the feeling of that gel/jelly on your fingers. But now, this week, I started getting a tingly sensation in my elbow to a couple of fingers, like the limb had "fallen asleep".............not bad, not consistent...............but it makes me stop and think. So I was talking about this to another co-worker of mine, who's around my age--we often joke and compare health situations. He said he experiences the same thing and his doctor has said it's basically like a pinched nerve.............but it's not something that can be fixed, per se. I just kind of go back-and-forth wondering if I should call my doctor and ask her to see if she can have it examined and know for sure. But when I told her before, because I could not describe what I was feeling so she just had me take some calcium supplements, in case it was possibly oncoming osteoporosis, you know?
I went through my digital color folder and began eliminating some things that were 2015 and I didn't feel like I would ever be up to coloring. But even so.............I still have about 40 things................! XD I'll be working on a few more sets of character icons--some for some friends of mine, too. I cleaned a bit at home over the weekend and threw out about a dozen super-old sketchbooks that barely had any use and the paper felt weakened and flimsy. I picked up one of the better ones and began doing some crayon-colored stuff in it.
Like I said, same old stuff around here, basically. So I hope you guys have had some more [good] excitement than I've had recently. Anything new and upcoming in your lives? Did you do anything fun recently? :)