Daylight Saving (and a bad holiday)

Apparently it’s not Daylight Savings.

Anyway, I’m not a personal fan of these two days a year. To me it makes no sense, but what do I know.

Another anyway, hope you all had a happy Halloween (I did not, which is why I disappeared for a moment). And I hope you have a happy November. Tomorrow is Bonfire Night to my British friends, and I wish I was there to celebrate with.

If you’ve had a bad holiday, know it doesn’t last forever. Use the disappointment in a productive way and make the next holiday better. Or, recelebrate on a different day, which is what I’m thinking of doing with Halloween.

Have a great day, lovelies.

Creative Week

This week has been quite busy (if you couldn’t tell from the last post), but I’m excited to bring Creative Week to the blog next week!

Monday will be a DIY on something I made for Disneyland.

Wednesday will be a costume made for a festival.

Friday will be a choice (meaning I’m not sure what yet). I’m debating between trying watercolour or going through the process of drawing people (from when I did commissions). If you have one you’d rather see, do let me know. I’ll take it into account.

But it’s not just the main posting days that are getting creative!

Tuesday and Thursday will bring a new story for my writing tab.

Saturday will bring…a surprise (*wink*)

Sunday is a day of rest. Or just basic sketching.

Let’s get creative! Join me if you want, I’d love to see your creations.

Hugs

Alexandra

Introducing Leroy Barkley

img_8276I’ve been out and about dealing with a DOG.

Meet Leroy Barkley. He’s now part of the family (aka, he’s Mother’s dog).

He’s a 3-year-old Jack-Chi, and is super cute. And can be super hyper. The good news, though, he likes to play with the cats and they aren’t scared of him.

Anyway, Leroy (plus school and work) has been taking some time away from me, hence why I forgot a Monday post. Oops.

Say hi!

See you Friday.

Hugs

Alexandra

Back from Vacay, and Here’s What’s Happening

I’m back from a nice little vacation.

I didn’t have much planned today (due to being bombarded with work after a break), but here’s what you can expect in the next several posts:

Book club this Friday, my birthday, making floating candles for a Harry Potter themed classroom, and a message from Chester (who has not shared before).

There’s more stuff on the horizon, but I’d rather not say. Let’s keep it a surprise!

Have a good day, beautiful people, and I’ll see you for our monthly book club in two days!

Hugs

Alexandra

Vacation!

It’s my vacation!

I just wanted to let you guys know that I’m gonna be away until next Wednesday (28 August). That does also mean no comic on Friday.

Here’s the thing: I’m not going anywhere.

I’m staying home.

BUT, I’m not working during that time. I’m using this week and a half to do a bunch of other stuff that will fill my days. My brother (who I haven’t seen in over 3 damn years) is coming to town, my mother’s birthday is this week and we must celebrate, Vladimir and I are starting school, and overall, I need a tech hobby break.

I will still have a video out tomorrow (check out my YouTube if you want) but next Tuesday I won’t.

Take time for yourself, even if your vacation is a staycation in order to get shit together.

See you lovelies on the 28th.

Hugs

Alexandra

What Happened?

It’s a question I ask myself every day.

But in this context, what happened so I didn’t write in two weeks? It’s something I like to call ‘Mere Functional Depression’.

I’ve only been doing the mere stuff to get me by. Work, rehearsal/performance, food, and bathing. Anything creative or hobby-ish practically didn’t exist. Of course, I tried. There are a certain three people who are making sure I do those things, and I’ve at least tried. I worked on some cross stitch, I drew. But none of it was joyful as it usually is. I just did it to do it. Writing was put on the wayside, unfortunately. I didn’t have anything interesting to say.

I can’t say if I’m fully back since I’m still in that uncreative yet functional funk. But at least I have an update for you.

Wednesday, I’ll talk about the play I was just in, and Friday…I don’t know. Guess we’ll see.

Good to be back, though.

Hugs

Alexandra

Moro Intro part 2 (aka Adopt, Don’t Shop)

Not too long ago I introduced a pup in a blog post. (here, I hope)

I wanted to give an update: she has been adopted to a very good home who will train her well.

She’s not living with us anymore; we decided to foster her and give her to someone more worthy.

Anyway, with this update I wanted to send a message to anyone thinking of getting a new pet.

Adopt.

There are so many great animals waiting for good homes. They need love and are willing to give it to someone who’ll care for them.

My entire life, our animals have been rescues. Every single one of our cats are rescues or babies of rescues. Two of our three dogs were rescues.

I’m not trying to guilt you into anything; if you want to shop for a pure bread, then go for it. But try to give to those who were born in unfortunate circumstances.

Adoption is happy, when done correctly.

And lastly, be aware of your local shelter and/or animal rescues in your town. They may need volunteers, donations, foster homes, or even just more notice that they exist.

Hugs

Alexandra

And We’re Back!

Did everyone have a good break?

Apologies again for disappearing; the production had me a mess for a bit, but now that it’s over, I’m back! Writing posts, reading (I haven’t read during the messy weeks), and watching videos when they actually come out. Oh! And preparing for the grand return to YouTube.

An actual post about the production will pop up on Wednesday.

With all that said, let me know if there’s any sort of post you’re wanting to see, and I’ll look into making it happen, potentially. Can’t promise, unfortunately.

Welcome back, beautiful people!

Hugs for all!

Alexandra

Hiatus Part 2

It hasn’t even been a month…

The production is eating me alive on top of work and other personal things going on. It’s rough when you only have two hours a day, soon to be less, to do anything self care worthy, including showering and making a decent dinner.

And now I’m just…so exhausted.

Posts will be back after production, so starting 18 March, we are back.

I apologize deeply. It hurts when I don’t even have time to write, one of my favorite things to do in the world.

Anyway, have a good break. Love you all. And I’ll see you in two weeks.

24 Hour Theatre Project

I had a part in creating a 30 minute one acting play, conception to performance in 24 hours. What a roller coaster.

Because of it, and rehearsals for the actual production I’m in, I don’t have a blog post today. So, as an apology, here’s me, 10 hours in and delirious, with a Val Kilmer face mould.