It has been a rough few weeks since I last posted anything. I have been working really hard since I was off for a while after my surgery. The medical bills are starting to come in, and to be honest----it has been rough paying for them but I managed to work it out. Around the 14-16th of every month I have my student loan, car payment, and life insurance that is paid for. All of my bills that I am getting in happen to be due around that time. I managed to get them mostly paid, and got through until my next pay. After Surgery
My ankle is doing really well. I went to the doctor for a check up, and I was able to do away with the crutches!
My ankle is recovering and responding to the screws that was placed very well. The doctor gave me some home exercises to do so I wouldn't have to go to physical therapy. My flexibility is doing good front and back, but I need to work on side to side motion. I am still in my boot, but I only will have the boot for another couple of weeks. The good thing is that I can finally start to walk and put pressure on my foot to get back in the walking motion. After my appointment, I will (hopefully!) be able to walk without a boot and into regular shoes. ^^Special Concert Coming Soon
A couple of months ago, I bought my Dad some concert tickets to a singer he always dreamed of going to see live. I got him tickets to go see Bob Seger and the Silverbullet Band.
The concert is next month, and it would be right after I get my boot off---so I guess that is a trade off for working really hard with my in home therapy. Every time I am in the car with him and Old Time Rock and Roll or Mainstreet comes on, he turns it up and sings it. I can tell he is getting excited for the concert, and I am too since I listened to those songs for years. Steel City Con Results
Recently, I went to Steel City Con---Pittsburgh's version of a comic con. It was my first time there, and it was really good for the time I was able to go. I had bought my tickets months in advance, but my friend was not able to attend at the last minute. My cousin stepped in, and I am glad that she did because she was able to have a good time too. Granted, I was in my transport wheelchair because I still wasn't able to put pressure on my foot. I saw some good cosplays and some cosplays I have never seen before in person. I saw a mix of anime, pop culture, Disney, TV, and movie cosplays--one in particular---a Jurassic Park group complete with a Dr. Grant, Ellie Sattler, a baby T. Rex, and John Hammond.
At this convention, I was able to meet 3 different stars. I got to meet Clare Kramer, Amy Jo Johnson, and Chris Kirkpatrick!
Amy Jo Johnson- Kimberly from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Clare Kramer- Courtney from Bring It On
Chris Kirkpatrick- *NSYNC member
It was so awesome to meet these people who were a part of my childhood for so long. I remember watching Mighty Morphin Power Rangers when I was a little girl and always wanted to be like the Pink Ranger, Kimberly. When I watch Bring It On, I always cite the famous line from Missy's cheer tryout "Tattoos are strictly forbon! Sorry!". Every time I hear an *NSYNC song, I would blast it through the speaker--letting my childhood take over and sing horribly to a childhood staple of mine for years. I certainly will be going back in December because they have a whole line up of guests, and they are not done announcing yet! James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George from Harry Potter), A Christmas Story Reunion, and the biggie-----JOHN CUSAK! Working Hard for the Money
Work has been insane. Since I was clear to go back to work after missing 3 weeks of work, I have been working extra hard to get back on track. Most of my weeks have been at least 42 hour weeks. This week is a little bit different. I have worked already 32 hours, and I still have tomorrow and Saturday to go.
But today, I found out something that is helping me out even more. I got a raise from my boss!
This will help out a little bit with the extra funds being taken for the medical bills, and it will be on this week's paycheck!
This is my 3rd raise within 8 months, and I can't believe it. I was seriously shocked to hear from my boss that I got another raise. I don't know why since he never told me, but I am guessing it is from my hard work that I have been putting into since I came back from my surgery. Statuses of Commissions
I am so so sorry that things are running behind. With my real life and work schedules, it has been crazy. I will be getting around to them shortly and uploading them to here shortly.
I will be getting to your commissions by the end of the week to upload them.