Friday, October 13, 2017

Celebrate The Small Things - October 13, 2017


This week I finally started a Tumblr account for my web comics. I'm a little confused about how it works, though. Hahaha! I spent about an hour or more this morning trying to figure it out. It's getting clearer...I think. My Tumblr account is  I re-blogged images from other artists I like, but it doesn't distinguish my own pieces of art. *shrug*

I finished reading Sarah Glidden's Rolling Blackouts graphic novel. It documents her trip to Turkey, Syria, and Iraq with her journalist friends. It was an interesting and informative book, a glimpse into areas of the world that few of us are brave enough to venture.

My husband and I watched the documentary What the Health and are now freaked out about eating meat and dairy. This weekend, we are going to buy more vegetables, fruits, and legumes. Some former vegans and vegetarians that my husband knows did not recommend that we go vegan, but we are going to cut out meat as much as is healthy for us. I don't like meat anyway, so it won't be that much of a problem for me. I don't like steak and I'm happy to never eat chicken breast again in my life. I hate chicken breast! We ate it almost every day ever since we started working out at the gym eight years ago. It came to a point where I was thinking that I would rather starve than eat a chicken breast dinner. Our kids are pretty excited about eating more fruits and vegetables, too.

What will be hard for me is giving up dairy. I love milk and cheese and other foods that contain dairy products like CHOCOLATE. The grocery bill should be a lot less expensive though. We're looking forward to that as well.

I'm listening to The China Study audiobook and that has a lot of good information, too. My cousin suggested that I read it and I'm glad she did.

I started Inktober and posted my comics for the first time on the internet. It makes me feel like I'm moving forward with my career in comics albeit in baby steps.

This week I made an effort to be more active on social media since I need to establish a web presence for my comics. I commented on an art piece that one of my favorite artists posted on Instagram. She actually responded! I know it seems like a small thing, but I was jumping for joy. My favorite artists are like rock stars to me.

I hope you had wonderful things to celebrate this week.

Have a good weekend!
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  1. Good luck with the switch in diet. I'm sure it won't hurt at all. And if doesn't work out, you can always go back to chicken breasts ;-) (sorry)

  2. I hope the Tumblr thing works out for you. On the diet front: I'm not vegetarian, but I stopped eating meat at the beginning of the year and I've not missed it at all. Like you, though, I can't imagine a life without cheese. I have struggled a bit with making sure I get enough protein and there are days when I feel quite wobbly if I don't balance my nutrition. I guess I'm still learning.