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there it goes... by skulkey there it goes... by skulkey
for all the fuss and stress and waiting, Christmas goes by so very quickly...

photo is the reflection of our Christmas tree off the refrigerator. noticed it in the middle of the night.

minor adjustments in PSP.

this picture has been brought to you by Insomnia! :la:
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skulkey Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)
CrimsonMagpie Dec 31, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, nice. =p It's amazing what lack of sleep and boredom can do. :dummy:
skulkey Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
indeed. thanks, man. :)
RainySkyz Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
At first (smaller) glance thought it was a sunset photo. But it's a cool, albeit sad, concept about Christmas. Very true. Takes forever to arrive and then is over before anyone can fully appreciate it. As for the reflection off the fridge? That's very unusual.

Hope you had a nice holiday?
skulkey Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the fridge has a brushed aluminum or steel finish, so that's why you get that kind of reflection.

the holiday was pretty good, yeah. i stayed up all night and got a lot of work done on art and music and really enjoyed it. then i ate a bunch of food, took a nap, woke up and ate more food and did some more art before retiring. :)

RainySkyz Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Sounds kinda like mine, except I did something horrible to the left arm, in addition to the long-since injured vertebrae (especially between shoulder blades), in additionx2 to slamming the left elbow into a couple corners before getting used to this new apartment, in additionx3 to giving away before moving here my pc desk and now this folding one is not at the right height for the keyboard (cts anyone?), in additionx4 to being much too strong-armed for the messed up spine (always lifting and carrying much too heavy stuf)..., and doing a bunch of laundry by hand, I apparently did something even worse, because for over 4 days it's been a combination of feeling like my hand in a live electric socket, someone drilling dentistry-style into each joint, someone else carving and jabbing with sharp knives everything in between, the pain being always on and nothing turning it off, from between shoulder blades out through every finger... messing with my coordination and walking... my sleep and in even in the way my thinking works...

aside from that, I had lots of good food, some company, good movies, art, enjoyed the Christmas decore, and thankful for having a place to live and other creatures of comfort.

Just finished baking some fresh bread, and pecan brownies. And heated up some refried chicken. I'm good.

Try to keep my arm in a sling, but always something to do, including typing. :D
skulkey Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ow. that's neuralgia (nerve pain), probably from that vertebra pressing on your spinal cord. you should definitely get that checked out - you don't want that to become permanent.
RainySkyz Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:nod: It's already permanent. Has been with me since my late 20s, more so 30s. However if I eat right, exercise right, sleep right (and in the right kind of bed), take the right minerals, etc. etc. it goes away for months, even year(s) at a time. Though am noticing new things in my hands... electrical shocks... I think this goes along with RA (which I do have, recently diagnosed) and general aging and repetitive finger/hand/arm motions. I also may have some new bone spurs since the last time my spine was xrayed. There's also the problems of money, and medical coverage that actually pays for the things my premiums cost a fortune for. :(

I'm feeling somewhat improved today. The brain is working a bit better, too. I've noticed that when the nerves are pinched, the brain isn't as alert, and the usual upbeat, happier state of mind becomes more *bleag* *I don't care* *leave me alone* *don't even speak to me* *where'd I put that item* *I just want to sleep all day* *no I don't, it hurts to lie down* *but it hurts to stand up* *damn, stop hurting, grrrrrrrrrrr!!* :) Oh well. Thx for your concern.
luckymaroon Dec 25, 2009
Mmm, colors...
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