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24 March 2013 @ 10:32 pm
All I am, and all that I would ever want to be, is just a travesty  
It's been a month since my last post, thanks to a hectic end to my university term. I finished a week ago and am now back at home for a month ;of Easter break. I had a small exam on the last Friday of term which I spent the end of term revising for, so I'm hoping that I've passed that (should find out in a couple of weeks).

Next week I'm helping out with lambing at a local 'open' farm where the public come round to see the animals. It counts towards my veterinary work experience for my degree. I went last year, and learned a lot, so I'm hoping to learn a lot again (and hopefully have more basic experience to cope straight away this time). I intend to return with photos of cute newborn lambs!

My flist seems pretty quiet lately, and I've been pretty bad at staying on top of it thanks to my stupid seemingly never-ending pile of work, but hopefully things will settle down a bit after this week and I'll catch up then.

Hope everyone's doing well anyway! ♥
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: metallica - wherever I may roam
Jamiestorybox on March 26th, 2013 08:23 am (UTC)
Ohh that sounds really cool! It must be interesting to learn about the animals there.
gallifaerie: Disney - Lady...gallifaerie on March 27th, 2013 10:02 pm (UTC)
It's super interesting, and I've had a great three days so far! I helped birth some lambs today, so that was really exciting! Ah, they're just so cute newborn :)
Leahlimonatafic on March 31st, 2013 01:45 am (UTC)
I'm glad your life is calming down a little. God, a month off would be great except all my work will be done in a month anyway and delaying it would make it worse... but ugh, I want it now, haha.

Excited for the lambs! :)
gallifaerie: Disney - Alice In A Jargallifaerie on March 31st, 2013 11:09 pm (UTC)
It is so nice being at home and being able to take a bit of a breather, even though I do have a very real and very pressing pile of work that has to be done before I go back. But still, it's nice doing it at home.

Awh, all your work will be done in a month - I am very envious of that. I won't be done for over two months still :(

I have many cute photos of lambies and other animals from the farm, which I'll post asap (hopefully tomorrow)
Leahlimonatafic on November 17th, 2013 09:52 pm (UTC)
Hey! Are you still around? Anyway, happy birthday!
gallifaerie: DW - Martha Sees The Drumsgallifaerie on November 22nd, 2013 03:11 pm (UTC)
oh my gosh, hi hi hello you!

I am not really still around LJ at all, and I just checked your blog and it seems like you're not around that much either now? It's a shame, but LJ just got too much for me to handle because my degree was really stressing me out and I felt like I was having to spend an undue amount of time on LJ to stay up to date with everyone's stuff etc, whilst also not feeling motivated to make my own posts either. I just decided to put more effort into tumblr instead because I find it easier, and more fun. It seems like LJ is slowly dying with everybody these days unfortunately...

Anyway, I hope everything's going well for you!!

And thanks so much for thinking of me! It was my 21st birthday and I had a lovely time with family :)

(Also, I'm really sorry for how belated this reply is! ♥)
Leahlimonatafic on November 23rd, 2013 04:38 pm (UTC)
Hey, yeah, I'm in a downward spiral where I felt like there was no point posting anything since nobody was around, and now I have no reason to start again because I don't think anything's changed and I don't feel like anyone cares (which is a product of the lack of communication because nobody comments on the posts I don't make). Although the original problem is still there, where I comment on people's posts but people don't often reply, which is probably a function of differing lj objectives. But it kind of sucks.

Anyway. Sooooo. Haha. I've noticed the last-updated thing changes when I edit posts, though, not just I post new ones, which I feel like is kind of sneaky.

I'm glad your birthday was great! Mine's coming up and I usually ignore them but this time I'm trying to figure out a dinner or something, but the friend might be double-booked and my dad wants us to go to a music thing after and blerg.
gallifaerie: Fames - Gorgeous Kat Denningsgallifaerie on November 27th, 2013 01:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah exactly, I always felt there was no point in posting because I'd get hardly any comments and a lot people who's posts I'd comment on (not you obviously!!) wouldn't reply to my comments. So I just kinda stopped... didn't make me happy to stop but it felt kind of necessary to make the best use of my time.

I just realised that I'm not following you on tumblr, so I've now rectified that!

Thank you! Oh, I hope you have a really nice birthday too - it's nice to try and make something of it. I mean I never really anything big but even going out for food is nice y'know. What kind of music thing is it that your Dad wants to do?
Leahlimonatafic on November 27th, 2013 06:22 pm (UTC)
I don't spend much time on tumblr anymore, mostly out of spoilerphobia and also how ridiculously easy it is to get lost for ages. I had totally forgotten about that last batch of things I reblogged, just from someone's random one that I was on and then I escaped while I still could, lol. I think I'm following you (not sure) but I never look at my dashboard because I am SO BEHIND in allll the things. Oops.

There's a solo performance by a guitarist or something, at our ~church (pretty much the least churchy church) and it happens to be on my birthday. My friend told her friend she'd go to her birthday thing and it's on the 29th but apparently that whoooole weekend is busy, ugh. And then my dad invited a family friend to dinner after I mentioned a meal with her but I had intended that as a separate lunch on a different day. So now it's my dad and my mom's friend and me going to dinner, then my dad and my mom's friend's husband and me going to the music thing, which I'm kind of expecting to leave early because I hate watching people perform especially if it's not my thing and thus I perceive it going ~badly. Except the performer is having a workshop beforehand, so it's early dinner, then I come home for an hour and hang out by myself, then I go to this performance and try to like it. Happy birthday to me. :/

I mean, I know it's good to do something and that people care and whatever, but I feel like everything I wanted got totally skewed or disappeared entirely, and... idk. Oh well. :/
gallifaerie: Friends - Phoebe Bicyclegallifaerie on November 30th, 2013 08:58 am (UTC)
friends hugs

Happy birthday Leah!! I hope your day doesn't turn out awkward or anything and that you end up having a nice time! That situation does sound a bit unfortunate, but I hope you at least enjoy the dinner! And hopefully you can at least rest up on Sunday even if your Saturday plans have fallen apart a bit...

I'll be sending you positive birthday wishes all day anyway :) ♥♥♥

(Although I'm not sure if it's your birthday yet where you are, but if it isn't it will be in a few hours)

If you feel like telling me, I'd love to hear how it all went!
Leahlimonatafic on November 30th, 2013 12:54 pm (UTC)
It is! I woke up to this lovely message, thank you so much. :) :) :)

So it hasn't really ~gone yet, but If course if you want I'll let you know! :) Right now the battle is between working on my two things due on Wednesday or taking the day off.... I'll probably take the day off. :/ It's not my natural instinct but I feel like I spend 300% on these things than other people do, so I'm trying to scale bal when it really affects my quality of life, so to speak. :/
gallifaerie: Anime - Blond!Howlgallifaerie on November 30th, 2013 04:32 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome hun! :)

I propose taking the day off!! I always try to take the day off on my birthday, and when it's at the weekend I definitely do no work. And it's exactly because of the reason you said - other people seem to spend a lot less time on things and I began to feel like it was making my life a lot worse. So just enjoy the day as best as you can! :D

I look forward to hearing about it later!
Leah: friends → cast | gatheringlimonatafic on December 7th, 2013 05:03 pm (UTC)
I did take the day off. I still got things done in a relatively stress-managed manner and in on time so that's a win.

After midnight my mom, aunt and the husband of my midwife (long story I don't even really know) were in Australia with a bottle of Mateus my aunt had bought with me, and so I had bought it here and we toasted my birthday with the same drink at the same time blah blah, and that was nice except when I had to talk to that guy and I had almost nothing to say and he ignored all of the natural cutoff points, which. NOT GREAT. The rest of the wine is a week old and there's about 70% left probably and it's not tasting great, so I'm probably going to have to throw it out, oh well. I didn't really ~want it for itself, just as a coincidental thing we all had access to.

Then my birthday itself, mostly a really quiet day. I watched S2 of Modern Family from the library, and ate a free veggie wrap that the coffee place across the street makes that I loooove, except they're almost $8 and LOL NOPE but when we go there sometimes near closing time they give them away or we get 2 or 3 for the price of 1 or whatever. This one was totally free which was extra nice. :D And then around 4 I washed my hair (always nice) and back in September I bought a Dior lipstick and a clear lipliner (magic!) and the melon EOS lipbalm (I was curious and I needed something else to account for the $60-equivalent points I was redeeming - turns out that tax wasn't included so I needed extra stuff) which cost me a grand total of $11 in tax (CHA-CHING, because $40 on a lipstick would be craaaaazy for my usual $1.50-$5 range but I wanted it so much) and I'd used the lipstick and balm separately and the liner never, so I finally wore them all at once. That is a totally irrelevant detail but it makes me happy! Sorry!

Anyway, in the evening we left for Canadian Tire to pick up the storage things I'd paid for the day before and left because no way am I walking and catching a bus with a five-thing-high tower, nope, and then Dad and I and the stuff were picked up by my mom's friend Sheila and we went to a really nice dinner where I also got crepes suzette so now I fiiinally know what my sims are eating! Haha. I'm sorry if I've already mentioned any of this; I can't remember. :( I don't think I did to you though. :/

I'd also watched a few eps of Unforgettable and finished one while Dad was at the the music workshop, and then went over. It was okay, not really my kind of style, and there were just little things about the guy that I found slightly obnoxious? The workshop ran late and they were just singing the same thing over and over again, so I heard that for a bit and another of my mom's friends said she hadn't been too impressed with it because it wasn't useful (I'm not sure what she was expecting, though, really.) Then when the actual ~performance started he just... idk, he mentioned being inspired a line from a poem or something, but that line was used soooo often it just felt kind of lame. I'm really hoping you don't know this guy or I'm not insulting your uncle or something, lol, never know. There were hand gestures that we were supposed to do with one of the songs, which, gag, and he got us to do one as a two-part round which was mostly a failure and made him seem kind of up himself to me. But if I closed my eyes to the hand gestures and the round was only one thing and ignored the repetitive line, it was okay music, just still not really my style, and I didn't feel like I was getting much out of it that I couldn't off youtube. I was also super tired, idk if it was the THREE SIPS of my dad's and Sheila's glasses of wine they wanted me to help with at dinner (doubtful) or just a dramatic display of aging, but I was exhausted and went home during his intermission. Probably a good decision since I would have gotten resentful.

But yeah, all in all it was okay! My mom sent me 14 ecards that are available for 28 days and they had cute little notes most of which made me cry, so I went through them a few at a time and copied out the inscriptions to forward to myself so I get to KEEP THEM FOR EVER AND EVER. Finally finished that and now my inbox is back to a manageable size.

gallifaerie: Misc - TEAgallifaerie on December 10th, 2013 12:18 am (UTC)
Oh I'm so glad you took the day off! It's awesome that it all worked out well for you :)

Synchronised toasting of your birthday internationally is really cool! Although it's a shame you had to talk to that guy... Was that over the phone or on skype or something?

Watching lots of TV on your birthday is always a nice treat! I don't ever really get to on my birthday, but it's a dream thing I'd love to do! And free wraps is such a great thing to happen on your birthday too, how serendipitous!!

I totally understand you about make-up being too expensive, the prices are ridiculous! I usually steer clear of lipstick because I find it complicates things, and I'm really not very adept at applying it or remembering I have it on or anything whoops. But combining a lipstick with a balm and lip liner sounds like it would give a really professional effect, I'm so impressed! What colour was the lipstick?

No worries you haven't mentioned any of this to me at all! :) Also I have never had crepes suzette in my life! Were they nice?

The way you described that music workshop it didn't sound like it'd be my kind of thing either. But I'm not a very musical person in terms of creating music, so I can't imagine myself ever going to a workshop - I'd rather go to a performance or something. But all that audience participation and hand gesture stuff sounds pretty annoying. Poor you having to sit through so much of it! Leaving at intermission sounds like the best thing all round. But I get REALLY tired from not much wine as well (if that's what was causing your tiredness), like one glass and I start feeling it. I hardly drink, so maybe it has more of an effect because of that, but I don't know how people who drink loads and loads on a night out don't get tired doing that.

14 ecards, oh my gosh that's so sweet!! And you've kept them all saved, that's so lovely (totally what I'd do as well) n__n

Thanks sooo much for sharing so much with me about your birthday; this must have taken you so long to type out and I really appreciate it! It was a lot of fun to read because you always write in a lot of detail and you really paint a picture in that way. You make it super easy to read basically! And I'm so glad your birthday was all in all pretty nice :D
Leahlimonatafic on December 20th, 2013 05:52 pm (UTC)
I started replying to this and it turned into a novel. I might turn it into an entry just to get all the answers in one place. OOPS.