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It's Wednesday? Already?

Yesterday I had more appointments, and donated three vials of blood, and a urine sample. I have a lovely bruise on the inside of my arm, though I was again told that I have excellent veins. (Go veins!)

Exhaustion is starting to hit me, a bit, and I can't tell if my minor back aches are pregnancy (!!) or overdoing it on construction; certainly the ache in my thighs is from going up and down the stairs a million times over the four-day weekend. Morning sickness has continued to be mild, though last night I had a truly unpleasant wave of nausea. Some ginger candy seemed to quell it. I've had one other wave that bad - at the movie theatre, someone was eating a hot dog, and the smell of it, mixed with the smell of fake popcorn, old soda stuck to the floor and the starburst someone else was eating, made me wonder if I was going to need to run for the bathroom. Super nose is not exactly a blessing; I could smell the individual flavors of starburst as someone in the theatre unwrapped them one by one. Didn't mix well with the hot dog smell. It faded, fortunately, in both cases. Neither was technically in the morning, either.

Still, I'm definitely not complaining; this is mild and I'm outright grateful.

In less... bodily... news, we got some GORGEOUS artwork for the August (Owls) issue of EMG-Zine - thank you so much, artists! :) Our next theme is 'Mushrooms,' so start looking through your archives for fungus-y fantasy fun! Work for EMG-Zine does not need to be new or exclusive.

I have updated the Coloring Book page to note several sold out titles. I expect stock on hand again in August. There are also several noted as nearly sold out. Links on that page also now lead to other EMG publications, including the EMG-Zine anthologies, Tell Me a Story, Family Ties and Torn Skies, and out-of-print calendars at Amazon. (Speaking of Amazon, if you've got my coloring books, PLEASE review them there! Reviews at Amazon mean a lot to sales!)

Remember that if you have EMG credits - earned from writing work for EMG-Zine, or through sales of your artwork at Sketch Fest or royalties for an anthology or coloring book, or sales of your work through Portrait Adoption - you can spend it on EMG goodies at any time by just letting me know you'd like to!

(I think I managed to incorporate enough links in there to keep you busy for a while.)

Taking it somewhat easy to day (about to go take a second nap), then I've got various administrae to deal with... including many things in my inbox!


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Jul. 6th, 2011 09:52 pm (UTC)
Some of the joint aches may be from the joints actually loosening up and "moving funny" in not so funny ways. This happens in the pelvis region to make the pelvis and it's ligaments to be more flexible. It gets more wonky the further you go. So the further you are, the more you have to be careful of heavy manual labor.

I'm about 5 months along, didn't know and fit as can be considering - however I'm not allowed to pull pallet jacks at work even though I /feel/ fine. The stress on the back and legs could cause something to "loosen" wrong and trigger a miscarriage. So my place of employ doesn't want a lawsuit on their hands. ;)

Just figured I'd let you know.

Listen to your body, but listen to your doc too. The more fit you are the more you can do, but don't over do it either. *hugs* I'm so happy for you!! :)
Jul. 13th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
Listening carefully to my body, and taking it easy whenever I need to. :)
Jul. 6th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
Art note: I /may/ have one or two Mushroom images? Are you still collecting art for it?
Jul. 13th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
Yes! Until August 1! :)
Jul. 6th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
Um, yes, that whole "morning" thing? Total lie. For SOME women it's worst in the morning and fade as the day goes on, but most of the time, you're pretty much fighting it all the time. It's generally not as horrible as it sounds, though. Just annoying. You will find things that help. The most important thing is to always try to have a little something in your stomach; once it's truly empty is when it gets really ugly (thus the "worse in the morning" thing); something healthy and bite size will be your friend...crackers, grapes, etc.
Jul. 13th, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
Yes! Crackers and fruit and cheese have been wonderful. Meat sometimes just sounds horribly unappealing, even when I know I need the protein. But it hasn't been *awful* at all, just sort of annoying. *nods*
Jul. 13th, 2011 08:58 pm (UTC)
*nod* Actually, you can get plenty of protein from non-meat sources. I was an ovo-lacto vegetarian for both my pregnancies and produced large and healthy babies each time, and they've continued to be large and healthy ever since. :)
Eggs, cheese, beans, nuts (and that healthy fat is good for baby brains, too!), etc, although I didn't make a special effort to include them in my diet or anything. I take it back, I did eat shrimp occasionally when I was pregnant with my second son, but far from often. :)
Jul. 6th, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
I got my swatches yesterday, and *THANK YOU*. They're so pretty - I have them on my window. :-)
Jul. 13th, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad they got there safely!
Edward Cammarota
Jul. 6th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
Can I submit a picture of me???? I've been known to be quite a fun guy. (Hee Hee Hee)
Jul. 13th, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Artwork
AR AR AR AR. Fun AND Funny. :P
Jul. 6th, 2011 11:48 pm (UTC)

My Satyr ARC came today!
Thank you!!!!
Jul. 13th, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
Yay! You're welcome!
Jul. 12th, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
Wow I'm so behind! congrats on the baby news...I've been living under a rock apparently! wow!:) CONGRATS!!!!:)
Jul. 13th, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
Yay! :) Thank you!
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