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Planning! What’s going on?

Well, Arthur is growing big, and although he is still far from clean, he’s doing really well. Apart from that though, nothing seems to be going right these days. I’m suffering from severe depression and anxiety, partly because I have a meeting with a psychologist today, that I knew nothing about 3 days ago. Yep, the state is at it again with their bad planning and timing. I’m not looking forward to it at all, but I have to go. I just hope it ends positive for me, if I may be so selfish to say that.

Because of all that’s happening right now, I haven’t been able to tend to my Etsy shop, which is sad, I know. Today though, I’ll open a 10% discount coupon, but only on Instagram, so head on over to my Etsy shop account there, and follow me to see when the coupon goes live. It will be valid for a month, so go grab some early Christmas gifts, or just treat yourself! I also have some new necklaces I’d like to list when I have more time.

We’re also slowly counting down the days to when we move. Currently, 52 days are left. While it feels kind of good to see the number of days go down, it also feels awful, as I don’t know if I’ll be able to stay ‘sane’ until we reach 0. According to the housing association, our upstairs neighbors have been evicted, but nothing is happening, and I doubt the truth of their words. The noise every day is unbearable, but at least we seem to have silent nights now, so I guess they did get some sort of threat or last warning.

To get through these hard last months before we move, I try my best to keep my mind off these things. I TRY! I’ve started drawing a bit again, small ghosts in various situations. I’ve showed them to Nao on Instagram, and she seems to get a laugh out of them every time she gets one. She seems quite sure, that others would like them too, so I’m planning on scanning the sketches and re-create them as vector images. I want to make them an online ‘comic’ of sorts, offer them as prints on Redbubble and Society6, and eventually offer various small stuff with them on, like buttons and stickers. It would be fun, and keep me occupied for years to come. It’s gonna take a while until something goes online though, as I don’t plan on starting anything big before we’ve moved and settled down in the new place. But planning feels good, and it never hurts to be prepared! No, I don’t play the new WoW expansion, go away… But I sure love Illidan!

I know this post is neither interesting nor informative, but I have so little time at the PC these days, that I can’t really do much. I just wanted to say that I’m not dead, and that I’m working on both myself and some other stuff. There’s always something to do!

Blogstöckchen / Tagged

I was tagged by LizzY with 11 questions I have to answer, and need to tag someone else with 11 new questions once I’m done. As the tagging is in German, I’ve posted both the original text, as well as an English translation. I hope no one minds 🙂

o1.) Wie bist du zu deinem Blog (oder der Idee dazu) gekommen?
Ich mochte die Idee schon immer, aber hatte Blogs immer nur als Nebenseiten zur eigentlichen Hauptseite, und daher kam ich nie wirklich dazu was vernünftiges zu machen. Da mein Leben sich aber im Laufe des letzten Jahres sehr verändert hat, ich keine Lust mehr auf eine Anime/Manga GFX Seite hatte, und auch nicht mehr auf Deutsch schreiben wollte, habe ich mich dazu entschlossen auf Englisch zu bloggen, und zwar über alles was mich interessiert. So kam ich dazu XD

How did you get into blogging (or how did you get the idea for it)?
I’ve always liked the idea, but only ever had blogs as a side project to my actual websites, and thus never really got around to do anything useful with them. As my life has changed over the past year, I don’t really feel like having an anime/manga graphics site, and didn’t want to write in German anymore, I decided to blog about anything I want in English. That’s how I got into blogging XD

o2.) Worüber schreibst oder bloggst du am liebsten?
Am liebsten mag ich es über Sachen zu schreiben, wovon andere Leute auch was haben. Infoposts, Reviews und Tutorials mag ich gerne schreiben, und davon habe ich schon so einiges fertig, was ich im Laufe der Zeit veröffentlichen werde :3

What do you like to write or blog about the most?
I like to write about stuff that useful to other people. Infos, reviews and tutorials are what I like to write, and I have a few of such posts done and ready for the future :3

o3.) Welcher Film-/Buch-/Comic-Charakter beschreibt dich am besten?
Hm, schwer… Ich glaube Bastian Balthazar Bux. Ein etwas nerdiger Junge der nur Frieden in seiner eigenen Welt findet, dort aber auch alles machen kann was er will. So beschreibt mich mein Freund manchmal, und zudem mag ich Die Unendliche Geschichte total gerne!

What movie/book/comic character describes you the best?
Hm, that’s hard… I think Bastian Balthazar Bux. A bit of a nerdy boy who only finds peace in his own world, and can do what he wants to there. That’s how my boyfriend sometimes describes me, and I’m also in love with The Neverending Story!

o4.) Welches ist dein Lieblings-Zitat?
Beurteile ein Buch nicht nach seinem Umschlag.
Davon könnte jeder meiner Meinung nach was lernen!

What is your favorite quote?
Don’t judge a book by its cover.
Everyone could learn from that I think!

o5.) Gibt es eine Art Philosophie, nach der du lebst? (z.B. dass man nie im Streit auseinandergehen sollte?)
Fange täglich so viele Pokémon wie möglich! Nein, natürlich meine ich das nicht ernst. Und ich glaube so lebe ich auch, also dass ich alles nicht so verdammt ernst nehmen will. Ich bleibe im Herzen ein Kind, weil die selbsternannten Erwachsenen stinklangweilig sind. Bei Feiern sässe ich auch am liebsten am Kindertisch, aber ich darf das nicht mehr… Sagen die Erwachsenen.

Do you have a life philosophy to live by?
Catch as many Pokémon as possible every day! No, I’m obviously not serious about that. And I think that’s how I live, that I don’t want to take everything so darn serious. I will stay a child at heart, because those self-announced grown-ups are so darn boring. I’d rather sit at the children’s table at parties, but I’m not allowed to anymore… according to the grown-ups.

o6.) Entscheide schnell: Hose oder Kleid/Rock? Tee oder Kaffee? Schokolade oder Gummikrams?
Hose. Tee. Schokolade. Das war doch gar nicht schwer 🙂

Pick fast: Pants or dress/skirt? Tea or coffee? Chocolate or winegums?
Pants. Tea. Chocolate. That wasn’t so hard 🙂

o7.) Angenommen, ein Dementor (Harry Potter) greift dich an und du bist in Besitz eines Zauberstabs – mit welcher glücklichen Erinnerung stärkst du deinen Patronus-Zauber?
Ich hab doch null Ahnung von Harry Potter! Viele glückliche Erinnerungen fallen mir auf der Schnelle auch nicht ein, aber ich sage mal den ersten Kuss!

Let’s say a Dementor (Harry Potter) attacks you, and you own a wand – with what happy memory will you make your spell stronger?
I know nothing about Harry Potter! I can’t think of many happy memories that quickly, but let’s say the first kiss!

o8.) An welchem Ort kannst du so richtig schön die Seele baumeln lassen?
An keinem. Jedenfalls jetzt gerade nicht. Hoffentlich kann ich bald “Auf der Terrasse” sagen XD

At what location are you able to completely relax?
Nowhere. At least not right now. Hopefully I can soon answer “On my terrace” XD

o9.) Welches ist dein liebstes Reiseziel (egal ob bereits besucht oder Wunsch) und warum?
Berlin! Ich war da schon mit der 10ten Klasse, aber es war so ein Reinfall! Wir haben kaum was gesehen, da die Schüler bei der wir wohnten keine Lust dazu hatten, weil sie ja selbst täglich alles sehen. Ich möchte das gerne nachholen, und zwar in aller Ruhe 🙁

Where would you like to go (doesn’t matter if you’ve already been there or not), and why?
Berlin! I was there during my 10th grade school trip, but it was such a letdown! We barely saw anything, because the students we stayed at didn’t want to go anywhere, as they see everything every day anyway. I’d like to catch up with that, and be in no hurry 🙁

10.) Wenn du eine frei wählbare Superkraft / Fähigkeit erhalten könntest, welche würde das sein?
Fliegen! Nicht mehr zur Erde gebunden zu sein, oder von Autos, Busse und Schiffe. Das wäre mal was!

If you could have any super power of choise, which would it be?
Flying! Not being bound to the earth anymore, or to cars, busses or ships. That would be something!

11.) Was möchtest du auf jeden Fall noch erleben?
Das Gefühl der Freiheit. Das tun zu können wozu ich Lust habe, ohne Angst und ohne Regeln die es mir verbieten. Einfach mal leben!

What would you definitely want to experience?
The feeling of freedom. To be able to do what I want, without having to be scared or bound by rules that forbid me to do so. Just to be alive!

Phew, that was a lot of questions! I’m sorry for making you wait LizzY ;u;
I’ll now tag Shiranui and Satsuki (hohoho)! Answer the following questions on your blog, and tag up to 3 people with 11 questions of your own 🙂

1. Was magst du am liebsten; bloggen oder webseiten basteln?
2. Welche Haustiere hast/hattest du mal?
3. Welches dieser Tiere findest du am niedlichsten: Eulen, Bären oder Delfine?
4. Was würdest du tun, wenn das Internet für 7 Tage weg wäre?
5. Welche Jahreszeit magst du am liebsten, und warum?
6. Welches deiner Hobbys widmest du am meisten Zeit?
7. Wenn du nur Platz für 1 App auf deinem Handy hättest, welcher würdest du behalten, und warum genau dieser?
8. Welchen Film hast du zuletzt im Kino gesehen?
9. Schau aus dem Fenster, und sag mir wie du dich beim Anblick des Wetters fühlst?
10. Würdest du lieber zu einem Konzert deiner Lieblingsband gehen, oder auf dem roten Teppich deinen Lieblingsschauspieler sehen?
11. Wo siehst du dich selbst in 2 Jahren?

1. What do you like the most; to blog, or create websites?
2. What pets do/did you have?
3. Which of these animals do you think is cutest: Owls, bears or dolphins?
4. What would you do, if the internet was gone for 7 days?
5. What season do you like the most, and why?
6. Which of your hobbies do you spend the most time on?
7. If you only had space for 1 app on your phone, which one would you keep, and why exactly this one?
8. What movie did you last watch in the cinema?
9. Look out the window and tell me, how does the weather make you feel?
10. Would you rather go to the concert of your favorite band, or to the Red Carpet to watch your favorite moviestar?
11. Where do you see yourself in 2 years?

Viel Spass! / Have fun! 🙂

Sir Arthur Corgi Doyle

As promised, here’s my dog post! It’s been a week since we picked him up, and he’s doing so fine. It’s a struggle finding time for my other hobbies right now, so bear with me if I can’t write that often these first weeks. Anyway, he’s our little Pembroke Welsh Corgi pup, his name is Arthur, and he is one tiny bundle of pure energy! Seriously, I only get to do something when he’s sleeping, but the good thing is though, that he sleeps just about anywhere… except in his bed.

It’s a struggle to get him clean though, as he really likes to pee and poo inside, where it’s nice and warm. We try to catch him while doing his business, but he’s so fast, it’s almost impossible. When my boyfriend takes him for a walk, he sometimes does his business outside, but when I do, he only pees, and then wants to play. I take it we won’t get him clean until after we’ve moved, as we’ll have better options of letting him go outside. I just hope he won’t be too old to learn it by then. But until then, we clean the floor every 5 minutes *sigh*

He’s getting used to his name, and often reacts when we call him. He is also learning not to bite us, as it hurts a lot with his small sharp teeth. A loud and sharp “No!” usually stops him from biting whatever he’s sinking his teeth into, but when he’s all pumped up, he doesn’t listen. Today, he bit my thumb bloody while playing and I gave him a good old scolding. His facial expression obviously showed regret, and he walked slowly into the kitchen to cool off. 5 minutes later, he came back to play, but didn’t bite anymore. I guess that was a success? We’ll see when he wakes up…

Overall, I think it’s all fine, and that we’ll get him clean at some point in the future. Right now, he’s just so excited about everything and everyone he sees; it must be hard for him with all the inputs. He settled down here surprisingly fast though, especially when thinking about the breeder telling us he was mommy’s little boy. I expected him to miss her and his siblings, and stay in the bed with the towel we got from his past home. But nope, he doesn’t care about neither bed nor towel, he just wants daddy’s old stinking socks, lots of bellyrubs, and some company when he’s eating.

Of course he has his own Instagram account, where both my boyfriend and I upload photos of his adventures and lazy times in bed… Our bed. And that’s where you’ll find news about him, as I don’t want to spam Corgi posts here 🙂

From Arthur’s Instagram.
From Arthur’s Instagram.
From Arthur’s Instagram.

As I’ve got tagged last week, my next post will be about all the questions I was asked 🙂