Notice: This entry was published 4 years ago and may no longer reflect my views today.
Last week was taxing, but I’m happy to say I’ve been mostly productive. Somehow, I feel much more motivated when I have a lot of things to do. Clearly the most logical time to pile on totally unnecessary, completely non-mandatory activities is when I already have a lot on my plate. I managed my time perfectly though. 10 points for Gryffindor!
My Husband Had Surgery
Last Friday, Michael had surgery for an inguinal hernia repair. He was born with it, and although it hasn’t caused him any pain or trouble, he did want it to get fixed. The entire procedure itself was fairly short. Most of our time at the hospital was just waiting around pre and post op. We had to come in before 6am, so I was pretty exhausted when we got home around lunchtime. Got us some food truck noms when we left and took it easy for the rest of the day. We stayed in over the weekend so he can have a quiet recovery.
Mike is doing very well! He was in a lot of pain the first few days, but each day he gets better. The hardest part is convincing him to let me help him do things since he still has limited mobility. He has a follow-up with his doctor next week. So far so good, so I hope there are no other complications.
I’m Psyched for Mortal Kombat
Over Mike’s recovery weekend, we watched this playthrough of Mortal Kombat 9‘s story mode. It plays like a movie with seamless transitions from cutscenes to battles. It’s a joy to watch. Although it can get gory at times, so be wary if graphic stuff makes you queasy. We set it up on full screen on one of Mike’s monitors and watched in bed. It was a lot of fun! If you have three and a half hours to spare, check it out!
In fact, I enjoyed it so much that my husband gifted me a copy of the Komplete Edition on Steam! Wow, thank you honey! He really is too sweet. Even when he's in pain, he spoils me. I'm going to give him the best care ever!! I'm quite late however, since Mortal Kombat X was just released! I’m debating whether I should get it because I’m dying to know what happens next. I’m hoping the story mode gets posted on Youtube soon, so I can watch it again like a movie hehe.
i'm going to be a more pro-active mod at @blogmatter see you at the beauty and fashion group!
— Raisa (@sweetraiscake) April 16, 2015
I’m Being More Active Online
If you’ve been online long enough, you were most likely a member of a forum back then! I remember my first message board being a Final Fantasy forum when I was 13. I met some really cool people and made friends, though sadly I lost contact with them when my internet access got severely limited. I wonder where they are now. I hope they’re all well!
That forum was the gateway to my learning HTML. A few people were building their own character shrines and plugging it at the forum. I was like “Whoa, I want one too.” I signed up for a Topcities account (it looks so different now omg) and made a really crappy Card Captor Sakura page with no actual content. And thus began the early stage of my web development career.
Anyway, I’m trying to be more active again like I did back then! Kya runs Cup MB and Blog Matter, where I find myself
lurking hanging around more often than Tumblr these days. I’d love it if you’d join us!
I also moderate the Beauty and Fashion group at Blog Matter. My goal is to share one link a day. It only takes five minutes to find and share a good post, so I believe I can manage that at least. If you’re into hair, makeup, and/or fashion (or hey, maybe you just want to get started and learn a few things), I encourage you to join! I’d really appreciate the support.
Spring is Here!
The flowers are here!! Spring fever is on! I was beyond excited when I saw blooms at the park on my way to work. Yass, keep blooming. Surround me with flowers. This is seriously my favorite time of the year. GOODBYE SNOW, HELLO NICE WEATHER.
How was your week?