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Um, hello.

So I missed my birthday maths post this year. Missed my birthday entirely by over a week. Oops. :P

40.

It's been a bit of a crummy couple of months in a lot of ways.

Work

I finished at the Library at the end of September. Funding just dried up, and I was on a short term contract. I had a bit of money stashed, but it's gone now. [livejournal.com profile] acerbicmuffin is only working casually as well, which makes things double tricky.She took a second job in a shoe shop over christmas to help make ends meet, but she hated it. She's finishing up there soon, as she's picked up some more work at City of Melbourne, which is great. I've been lucky in a way, as I've scored some casual work both back at the Library and through a friend at Melbourne University, which has been brilliant. I've kept up repayments, but not much on top of that. If ONE of us had a full time job, it'd be fine. Both being casual is getting really old. I'm still applying - sent three applications off today. Things are picking up a bit after the christmas slowdown. Fingers crossed.

Health

I've put weight back on that I'd been steadily losing, largely because I've been so sedentary for the last few months. I feel like on some level I can't leave the house because I might spend money. My last lot of bloods were surprisingly good, considering - A1c is a little up, but still in the "target" range, cholesterol, creatinine, etc. all fine. BP is okay, but again has been better. B vitamins down a bit, but that's an easy fix. I need to start exercising more and eat better.

Other

[livejournal.com profile] acerbicmuffin's burlesque troupe, Va Va Boombah, have their second performance tomorrow night. I've helped make some of the costumes, and it was great fun!  I also made some dinosaur heads for us for a friend's birthday party:



I've really enjoyed making stuff. This isn't a revelation as such, but it's been a good reminder. I am already plotting the next thing. :D

TL;DR: I still exist. Here's a shaved alpaca.

Date: 2013-01-17 06:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiwialicat.livejournal.com
Hello :)

Thank you for the update.

Making stuff rocks. You must make more stuff.

I'm sure something will come up on the job front. No fun while you wait for it to happen though, is it?

Date: 2013-01-20 04:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mysterysquid.livejournal.com
Not really, no. Glad I still have some money coming in from these casual gigs.

Date: 2013-01-17 07:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shadow-5tails.livejournal.com
Sorry to hear things have been a bit pants lately. Hope they're looking up for you soon.

Making things is awesome. Look forward to hearing about the results of the newest plot!

Date: 2013-01-20 04:34 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-01-17 10:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thecatsamuel.livejournal.com
Happy birthday! Life begins and all that.

And GOOD LUCK with the application.

Date: 2013-01-20 04:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mysterysquid.livejournal.com
Thank you! Applications are ongoing...

Date: 2013-01-17 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anfractuousity.livejournal.com
Man, I hope the job situation sorts itself out for you pretty soon...


Also, shaved alpacas always look like their necks are about to snap under the weight of their heads.

Date: 2013-01-20 04:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mysterysquid.livejournal.com
I know, right? :D And thanks.

Date: 2013-01-18 12:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] biffah.livejournal.com
Good luck on the job front for both you and the misses. I'll be sending positive thoughts your way.

LOVE the masks. You guys look friggin' awesome!

Date: 2013-01-20 04:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mysterysquid.livejournal.com
Cheers! They got a good reaction at the party.

Date: 2013-01-22 11:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] soindywaits.livejournal.com
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you on the job front, I know how frustrating the whole thing can be.

Those Dino hats are brilliant!

Date: 2013-01-24 07:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mysterysquid.livejournal.com
Thank you! From tumblr and twitter it sounds like you've had an eventful few years!
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