It has been awhile, hasn’t it? I would apologize, but that seems to be all I do sometimes.
DH and I acknowledged 35 years of marriage last month. We are both still depressed, but getting along better than we had.
All three of my daughters are once again working in the same place. It does comfort me.
We will be going to DD29’s commencement at the end of this month. Hopefully the school’s placement office will be able to help her find a more lucrative position.
On DD25’s birthday, her DH was returned to NY, so she is able to visit him. We are hopeful that soon the terms of his incarceration will be decided, and we’ll be able to make concrete plans for our future. Our lease here will end at the end of April, and we do not intend to remain here.
DD22 seems to be maturing, which is a good thing. I haven’t seen my Spud in quite awhile, but the girls say he is definitely no longer a baby and growing like a weed.
The cats and grandpewpie are all well. The other night ALL of them were in my bedroom; I think it’s because DD25 has Animal Magnetism (chortle). She has a wonderful BFF, who has 3 dogs. They always want to come home with DD25.
I am making some art, but it is backgrounds. I saw a wonderful idea yesterday that I utilized last night: remove the wire binding from my Strathmore Visual Journals and replace them with a few rings. Wonderful!! Now it won’t matter how full I stuff them, LOL. I am slowly implementing some of Kelly Kilmer’s idea, mostly having to do with washi tape and collage.
I lost 32 pounds since 1/1/2012, but there were a few “incidents” (with skipped meds, pretzel rods, crackers and a cheesecake) that don’t bear repeating. I am back on track today.
One thing that bothers me tremendously is my habit of downloading/printing/not using things (like fill in the blank goal charts, etc.). I just feel like I cannot plumb my depths effectively just now. I do not want superficial answers – I want to REALLY KNOW the answers. It seems as though the overwhelm is so great that I am paralyzed. I know that I am neither the first, nor the only person who’s felt this way. Any suggestions? I need all the advice I can download/print – and will attempt to use.
I also need to finish gessoing my Atlas.