Having Issues

I’ve been having issues lately. They’ve been getting worse.

Work/Home life balance.

It’s kicking my butt.

In the process of trying to figure it out I feel like I’m being judged.
I’ve had issues with this for years.
Being made to feel like I’m doing everything wrong.
It’s just that I do things differently. That’s all. 😒

It’s just too much sometimes. It gets me down fairly often.

Please don’t judge others. Be more understanding.

I don’t really know what else to say.

Heather/ヘザー

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Combined Manga Haul! 30+ Volumes!

Hey. I’m back finally with my manga haul.

So sorry for the wait.

I haven’t been feeling well. I had two teeth extracted and that was a lot of drama all on its own.

Then, if that wasn’t enough, I got sick right after finishing my antibiotic. I’m still sick right now.

It’s just a sinus type cold. I’m guessing/hoping I’ll be feeling better in about a week or so.

Anyway on with this haul! (^_~)v

I’ll start with the used manga.


First up is volume 27 of Dragonball in Japanese. When I saw this I had to get it. I mean it’s Dragonball.


Next is volume 8 of Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan. I didn’t already own any of this series. I’ve seen some of the anime and really liked it. Ever since then I’ve thought about getting the manga. This was the only volume they had that day.


Next up are: Non Non Biyori vol.1, Shugo Chara vol.1 & Kobato vol. 3.

Same story with these however, I hadn’t seen any of Non Non Biyori previously. I still plan on watching it soon. I love it it’s a nice slice of life type maga.

Next up is Train Man a one-shot. There are several versions of this but I got the Shojo one. I love Shojo and I thought it’d be cute.

Next is Cat Paradise vol. 2 They didn’t have any other volumes at the time and I didn’t already own any of this series.

Next up are Otomen volumes 2, 3, & 4. I think I’ve had volume one since it was originally released and I’d been planning on collecting more of this series ever since. I love this series, it’s so amusing. 😊

Next up are: We were there volumes 8 & 9 I’ve heard a lot of good things about this series so I’m finally getting around to collecting it. 🙂

Next up are: Sand Chronicles volumes 7, 8 & 9. I have the full run of Shojo beat magazine and this series was serialized there. In this case I’m not gonna get the whole series. I’m just going to focus on the volumes that cover where the serialization in the magazine left off.

Next up are: High School Debut Omnibus volumes 2, 4 & 5 I love this series. I had started collecting it but hadn’t finished by the time the omnibus volumes were being released. So I decided to get the omnibus volumes and now I only need two more to complete the series. 🙂

Next is: The Gentlemen’s Alliance Cross volume 6. It seems like I’ve been collecting this series forever! I love Arina Tanemura’s works and I think I only need two or three more volumes to complete this series.

Next is: Kazan volume 1. I also have volume two and plan on collecting the rest. I was definitely interested in owning a series in English by the creator of Devil Hunter Yohko. Devil Hunter Yohko was one of the first anime I ever saw.

Next up is: Rasetsu volume 4. I still have a few more volumes to get of this but I love it. This one has some similarities to Black Bird but I like this one better. I really like this mangaka. I think she does a really good job in general. She does reuse character designs but that’s so common though. I definitely recommend her stuff. 😉


Next up is: Happy Hustle High volume 5. I think I only need like one more volume to complete this one. I own all of Wild Act, Punch, and I read Gabakawa in Shojobeat magazine. I really enjoy this mangaka’s works as well.


Next up is: MeruPuri volume 2. This series is now complete. It’s only four volumes but it took me forever to find them all. Orz


Next up are: Oh My Goddess! Volumes 28 & 30 I’ve been collecting this series for such along time. It’s one of my favorites. This series is kinda special to me and I’ll elaborate more on that when I do my otaku origin post in the near future. Stay tuned! 😉

Next are some novels and these are all used.


And they are: Faust volume 1, Kitchen Princess: Search for the angel cake & Naruto: Mission: Protect the waterfall village.

Faust is kind of like a magazine because it has a bunch of different stories from different authors. They only released two volumes in English but they’re so expensive. I just happened to luck out and find volume one at my local used bookstore.

I plan to collect the Kitchen Princess omnibus volumes soon. I had a couple of volumes by the time the omnibus were being released. Now I have the novel, however the condition is awful. I’m not gonna re-buy it though. It ‘s way too expensive currently. I bought it from the Barnes and Noble marketplace. I just don’t think the sellers did a good job describing the state the copy was in. It’s bent in half! 😱 At least it’s not creased as well.

Anyway, the Naruto novel I thought looked like a fun read.

Next are the manga I bought in new condition!

Next up is: Fuku Fuku: Kitten Tales volume 2 I already own volume one. I got these when they were released. This is by the creator of Chi’s Sweet Home which I love and highly recommend if you like cute cat manga.

Next are: Fairy Tail: Blue Mistral volumes 2 & 3 (of 4) Volume four hasn’t been released yet. I bought a couple of issues of Nakayoshi magazine in 2015 and this series was in there at the time. I was curious about it and bought it when I realized it was available in English.


Next are: Kamunagara: Rebirth of the dragonslayer volume 1 & Million Tears volume 1. These were blind box items that my husband got us with an order from RightStuf. One was a Shonen and the other a Shojo manga blind box option and we got one of each.

And finally here’s my most recent Barnes &Noble orders!

And they are: Chi’s Sweet Home Omnibus 4 – The final volume! Again I highly recommend this if you love cute cat manga and it’s in color!

Next up is Flying Witch volume 1 I’ve seen a good bit of this anime and loved it. When I found out the manga was being released I pre-ordered it. It was just released on the 28th.

This just came in the mail today!


And it is: Kilala Princess volume 2 This series is an adorable Shojo and there’s Disney princesses too. I love it. It’s so cute.😆

And it’s only five volumes so that’s kinda nice too.

I thought I’d throw these in this post too. They’re not manga though, I did get them recently.


I got a used copy of Michelle Phan’s book. I’m so happy to finally own this. It’s really helpful. 🙂


I saw this at Costco yesterday. I hadn’t heard of it before. I read what it was about and was intrigued and bought it. I’ll provide a link to it on Goodreads if you’re curious about it.  Link —-> The Girl Who Drank the Moon


And finally me and my husband got the Nintendo Switch when it came out. We had pre-ordered it. We also pre-ordered Zelda: Breath of the Wild and I got the guide with it. My youngest cat Oscar is in this pic as well. He’s almost a year and a half. 😸nya~

Here’s another pic of Oscar from the same day I took the other pic.

おまけ!


Thank you so much for reading!

Me and my three cats hope you enjoyed! 😺

Till next time,

Heather/ヘザー

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New Plushie!


This is my newest plushie! I got it last just last week.

I’m still working on a manga haul post. I’ve had a lot going on recently.

I had a biopsy and, unrelated, my teeth are hurting me really badly.

The biopsy went well and it was not malignant.

Honestly most of if not all of my pain is due to my teeth.

The current plan is to have at least two teeth extracted within the next couple of weeks.

Anyway, that’s all for this update and I hope to have the haul up soon.

Thanx,

🌟Heather🌟

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I’m back with an unboxing!

More videos and unboxings to come!

Heather

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R.I.P. My Mom

My mom died one month ago today.
She had (in this order): multiple myeloma, a stem cell transplant, a one-time high dose of chemo, developed an infection, and died from sepsis.
I unrealistically thought my mom would be with us (me and my brothers) forever.
She always tried to be there for us whenever we needed anything.
Me and my mom didn’t always get along, but I will always love her.
From here on, I hope I can live in such a way that would make her proud.
I love you mom and I know I’ll see you again someday.

Love,

Your daughter Heather 💜

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❄Snow❄

It snowed last night.⛄

Here’s some pics I took this morning.

It’s evening now so unfortunately most of it is gone.

❄Heather❄

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My ER visit (SVT)

I went to the ER on Sunday, June 8th around 2 or 2:30 P.M.

What prompted this was my heart “shifted into high gear” and started beating super fast. 


Just a little background, my heart has done this before, but not quite like this.


It had never done this quite this long before and I’d like to think that my heart’s never beat that fast before either. My heart rate got up to 230+! (scary!!!! 60 — 100 = normal) 


So, I had my husband call an ambulance after this had gone too long and nothing I’d tried seemed to “calm it down.” 


In the past laying on my side with my arm outstretched, attempting to control my breathing & trying not to freak out has seemed to help to “calm it down”.


It had been going on for about 15 minutes by the time the paramedics arrived. By the end of it all I’d say it lasted 30 maybe up to 45 minutes. I wasn’t exactly watching the clock so I don’t know for sure. Anyway, they gave me oxygen because I have asthma and when It was at its worst my breathing was a bit labored. They also gave me an IV in addition to running an EKG and attempting to take my blood pressure. This took a few tries because this had dropped due to my heart overworking. 


Just before I was taken to the ambulance my heart rate finally lowered some. I could tell it had done so and felt so much better. My heart was still beating too fast so I continued to the hospital It lowered again to slightly above normal just before arriving. (100 — 115)


At the hospital they made sure to run an EKG. I can’t tell you how important EKG’s are if you’re having a heart rate problem. Also, IF YOU HAVE ASTHMA MAKE SURE TO TELL THEM. I also had a chest X-ray, blood work, blood pressure, all the standard stuff done.

I was asked about my thyroid and I told them that it had been tested in the past and was fine. 

Finally, the doctor came and diagnosed me with SVT which stands for Supraventricular Tachycardia. It’s not too dangerous, it’s just not any fun and it tires you out. My heart rate was a bit concerning though so I was put on a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers block adrenaline which is a stimulant. Speaking of which, I was told to stay away from all stimulants including chocolate!!! I haven’t had a follow up doctor visit yet, but when I do I’m gonna have to ask about that because I love chocolate and don’t want to give it up unless I absolutely have to. So, no caffeine, no chocolate and yes this does include decaf coffee & tea as well. If you didn’t know, things that say decaf still have caffeine. It’s supposed to be very minimal, but it still has it. I have to watch my stress levels as well. Emotions, like if I were to get super upset may set my heart problem off. 


In the past I thought I had mitral valve prolapse, which is a valve problem. I asked about this. I was told that what I went to the ER that day for was caused by SVT, but that didn’t necessarily mean that I don’t also have MVP
Whenever I do get to go to the doctor I’ll see about them ruling MVP out.
SVT is a problem based in the nervous system of the body. This is why the things I was trying at home wouldn’t necessarily help it. Sure staying calm helps any number of things and definitely didn’t hurt to try, but it’s not something that will always work every time. SVT dictates a little bit of a lifestyle and dietary change, but it’s not too bad. I’m just glad it wasn’t any worse.

For more info see the link below to learn more about what I have:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supraventricular_tachycardia

If you have any questions feel free to ask.
I will continue to update about this in future blog posts.

Thanks for reading 
Till next time~

AHO

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