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Jan. 26th, 2012 05:30 pm
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All that catching up I said I was gonna do on the internet and costumes and MAGFest recaps and crap was put aside because my mother, Duane and I (and my sister met us there) went to Connecticut this week because my Grandfather died. I never knew any of my grandparents (father's parents, mom's mother) besides him (mom's father) because they all died when I was really young-- and I had never been to a funeral before (even though his wife, my stepgrandma, didn't have a "big" funeral - we just had a viewing/gathering at the funeral home with about 8 of us, family and close friends).

So this week has been odd for me. It's been new, it's been sad and it's been long. I didn't really know what to expect. We spent a lot of time with my step-grandma and her sense of humor has gotten sillier over the years, which was a nice surprise. We ate lots of amazing food. I had my first tartufo thanks to her, which, my god, it is a tastebud-gasm. Valerie and I played Mario Party on the DS at the hotel and bitched at Peach and Daisy. We ate a billion plates of food at Jimmie's which is a restaurant my Mom always loved. We also bought like 4 pounds of cookies altogether.

We just got back today and I'm going to work tomorrow. Then it will be the weekend and I will be working on costumes for Katsucon to get my mind on something else. I already know I can't finish my Young Jedi Knights Tenel Ka armor that I was originally planning to finish, so I'm gonna throw a YJK-type Tenel Ka together for the shoot (since Nate is bringing YJK Jacen and Kayla is bringing YJK Zekk - I didn't want to bring a Queen Momma TK when they were doing YJK). And we won't have time to make our Persona 2 costumes as detailed and well as we want so we'll probably push those back to another con. We're going to put all our energy into the Glitterati costumes now and finishing the Silent Hill 2 costumes.

I told myself after MAGFest I was going to quit being a lazy bitch and do stuff - work on websites, learn how to use this serger I bought forever ago, keep up with commenting and stuff, write more -- and I have done nothing. I have been lazy. And that needs to stop. :|

How do I get motivated?

Date: 2012-01-27 12:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] philstar22.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry. It sucks to lose a family member. I only have one grandparent left too, and it will be really sad when she dies even though we aren't that close. I can't imagine how bad it would be if I was close to her. I hope things get better for you.

Date: 2012-01-27 12:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mandybu.livejournal.com
Man, I'm sorry that happened. :( My condolences, Heather.

<3

Date: 2012-01-27 01:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] etoile444.livejournal.com
Sorry about your grandfather. You'll get your groove back. Take it easy.

Date: 2012-01-27 01:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leesers.livejournal.com
I'm so very sorry Heather. It is a surreal feeling, and my Gram's funeral was very similar (super small and only family, probably about eight of us too.) I was worried that the funeral home staff would think we were crazy or disrespectful though since after the initial few minutes we were somewhat laughing remember great things about her. I hope it went similarly for your Grandfather.

Thank you for replying to my Facebook message about Ulala, and an extra huge thank you for your understanding. ♥ It seems neither of us were destined to finish our P2 costumes to the degree we wanted to haha. I know Avi sounded super excited that you and Nate plan on bringing your Maria/Mary and James though :) She actually baked Robbie the Rabbit cookies for the SH gathering at Ohayocon, and said she would try to do the same for us at Katsu :') ♥

Date: 2012-01-27 02:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snapdragon76.livejournal.com
Sorry for your loss. I lost my grandma a couple of years ago and it still feels weird to not have her here.

*hugs*

Date: 2012-01-27 03:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] see-aphy-be.livejournal.com
I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather. Funerals are always an odd thing and difficult to bear. To be at your age and only been to one should be considered a blessing.

Don't beat yourself up over costumes! Just do your thing and you will get them done. You always do and they are always amazing :D

Date: 2012-01-27 03:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarisa.livejournal.com
Hey babe, just take one thing at a time -- pick something small, and start with that. If you need to talk or anything, or just to chat for mutual getting-stuff-done support, let me know and we can, you know, bitch about colours or something. ♥

Date: 2012-01-27 05:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ami-ven.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather. *hugs*

Date: 2012-01-29 03:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nen-yim.livejournal.com
Oh, I'm sorry dear. ♥

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