Con Appearance this week

I’m going to be at the St Alban’s Comic Convention on Sunday, guesting with Squad UK again. I’m taking Boomerang to fit the theme so I’ve minimal preparation to make, other than double checking tonight and tomorrow where all the elements are.

The shirt and scarf are freshly laundered, while the props SHOULD be in their usual places. The last couple of years have taught me however to assume nothing.

What I can look forward to though is the fun of catching up with people I’ve not seen since the end of May. I’ve been on a bit of a low and lack of inspiration when it comes to cosplay, so being able to just chat and compare notes and mess about with the talented people around me will do me a power of good.

I’ve also put my head above the parapet to volunteer to take part in a small panel about cosplay at the event – where I’ll be talking about body positivity and creativity among other things. I’ve even made some notes so I won’t be totally winging it. (I will be totally winging it).

So, that’s about to happen… I may even post my notes after the event and comment about what I actually say in comparison.

Not Been Well

I’m still not sure what this bug is, but it floored me these last few days. I’ve been calling it a summer cold because there’s been a sore throat and blocked sinuses, but it has mostly made me incredibly tired, with both hot and cold sweats. I suspect that this bug, plus the hot weather, have interacted with the diabetes to give me some overlapping symptoms, but that’s pure conjecture.

It was hard to force myself to stop, to stay home, and practice some self-care the last few days. It was mostly my inability to really focus much through an exhausted brain fog, and huge amounts of lethargy whenever I did anything that forced my hand. I forced back the feelings of guilt over how stretched at work things are, and made sure to be sensible with my health.

I know: me!?!

I went back to work today. I still feel rough. My throat is still slightly sore, my voice a little thick, and I still want to sleep a lot; but I’m better than I have been.