I am tickled with my new blog headers! Don’t they look amazing? I went back to my top post from August and gave them one of these headers so I could put their little photo off to the side here. Even thought I did my research in creative commons usage for these photos, using them makes me nervous. Have I mentioned my master plan to use the abysmal amount of funds from this blog to purchase a Shutterstock account? Then I can be 999.9% sure I’m not breaking any laws (I’m 99.2% sure right now).
Do you ever use images online without permission? Do you feel guilty? Have you ever gotten in trouble for using a photo you didn’t have permission to use?
There has been a certain amount of blessed relief in my schedule over the past week. I have some things coming up this week that I’m sure will make me busy all over again, but life is going well. I know that something somewhere has let up because I’ve actually been able to get an hour or so of gaming in here and there. Reading is another thing. I’m behind on my commitment to finish the Harry Potter series and I took the last couple Sailor Moon mangas back to the library without finishing them. Eventually, I’ll check them out again.
In more somber news, I found out this week my grandmother is going into surgery to have her aorta value replaced. They said all other valves were good and made it sound like it would be routine surgery, but I’m freaking out a bit. It wasn’t that long ago my grandfather, her husband, died of a heart attack. I don’t really know what to do with myself.
This goes under adulthood because of the responsibility this brings to mind. All of a sudden, I’m thinking about how far away she lives from me. I’m regretting every day I haven’t called her. My grandfather’s death was a huge surprise. He was near me the weekend before he passed, but I had a few other plans and knew I’d see him in a month for Thanksgiving. A week later, he was no long on this plane of existence. It’s just crazy to me…. I will call her next week before her surgery. Please keep her in your prayers.
This is one thing that has fallen. I keep trying, but all my social media exposure is at work these days. It does make for a pretty awesome work day, but the social media of my blog suffers.
This loss of my blogs social media presence wouldn’t be so bad if I could stop thinking about things I want to tweet, share or post.
Yet another week where I worked out once… but I guess that’s more than none. It’s something. I did order some health stuff from vitacost out of curiosity. I got this vegetarian pea protein powder just to see what it was like. It’s about the same as any other protein powder in taste. I’m okay with that since I was a little worried it would be worse. I also tried these vegetarian, soy-free protein bars. I wasn’t a fan of the chocolate almond, but the cocoa coconut was alright.
I really need something filling to snack on at work. What is it with the American work place that we are constantly surrounded by sweets? No wonder working a desk job correlates with weight gain.Last week, I finished my chapter summaries. Having worked on those for a month now, it was hard for me to get back into the swing of writing a full story. I debated typing up what I have just to get the story back in my head.
I then decided that was a stupid idea. I wouldn’t be able to risk editing right away. Instead, I’m going to take some time to read the first seven chapters I wrote. Then I’ll be in my story, right where I left off and ready to push forward with the 12 chapters I have to write.
I know I can finish this draft by the end of the year, but the real question is, can I finish by the end of October?