Today is Iain’s birthday, and I went to see him after class at his usual hangout. He turns 30 today, and it is his last smoking day. He quits tomorrow. I am glad I enjoy his company so much–the more I find out about people, the more I see that every family is different. Being related by blood does not necessarily mean one is family. Sometimes the family we choose has far more impact, but I am glad he is my brother.
I was feeling a little down today as the day started out. Well, for one thing I tossed my cookies after breakfast and ended up so jittery and wobbly I was amazed I made it to work. And the rest of the day I felt slightly nauseous. Stupid really, I ignored one of my triggers and paid the price, ugh.
And the other thing is that I’ve had to put my practice time with my dance troupe on hold. I have too many things going and a couple of issues that won’t be resolved for another few weeks or so. I just couldn’t give it my all, so I had to bow out of performing at Triangle Fest. After regular practice, I left when I would have normally gone to the troupe practice immediately afterward. 😦 I know I made the right decision for right now, but I feel horribly guilty. It just seems like I do this all the time–two steps forward, one step back. Progress in never linear for me.
But I was glad to see Iain in good spirits (ha, bad pun) and his friends are pretty nice. And I was approached about making some kilts at some point. I haven’t done a sewing project for someone else for awhile, I might be able to take another one on–with breaks for pregnancy, of course. I was flattered.
And another nice thing is that one of my favorite fan fiction writers has continued her story which is really, really good. I love a good story, especially one with a favorite anime character of mine, whom I’ve been lusting after since I was 9 or so. Yeah, I am that geeky. Hey, I can’t be cool all the time!