I am cautiously optimistic about the end of this year, as I enjoy NaNoJouMo and Art Every Day Month. I FINALLY finished gessoing the Atlas!!!!! Now I have to decide how to use it. I haven’t even counted the spreads.
In family news, there is a land called Passive-Agressiva, and DD30 is their Queen. She is expecting my granddaughter, Sophia Rose, in February. No, she hasn’t found a better job, and no, she also is not married. Thank goodness her boyfriend is NOT married.
Spud is growing so big! Such a funny little man. He’s had a double ear infection and bronchitis, along with his mom (DD22) having pneumonia.
DD25 had bronchitis and pneumonia, too, which mostly fell in the 4 consecutive days off she had. Sigh. Her baking and art skills continue to impress me. Now she is creating art journal from notebooks and things lying around the house.
My son-in-love is still in prison, but it’s much better than the jail in VA. We still do not know how long he’ll be incarcerated. He will get credit for at least some of the VA time, and he will also get time off for good behavior. DD25 was able to visit on the anniversary, which ironically was the day she and I rushed down there when he was in ICU in VA.
My husband is faithfully going to work. It is so annoying that the parent company allows employees to work from home, but the office here is unwilling. . .
The pets are all well – I hope. I keep thinking that our Queen kitteh, Bubbi is losing weight, and she briefly had a limp from where she got her claw stuck in the DVR, but DD25 says she’s fine. Barf-o-matic is still hurling her way into the day a few times a week, but the vet said she’s fine, just tummy upset, much like my Little Bit has IBS.
I am not doing well. My knees are killing me, my hips, too. Plus I’ve regained most of the weight I’d lost. It is discouraging. Aside from prepping the atlas, I’ve done virtually no art. DD25 and I have invested in a bunch of paper, partly so I can work on some journaling a la Kelly Kilmer. I am taking some self-care classes, which hopefully are helping me to value myself a bit more.
I am looking forward to the classes available next year. At the very least, I am hoping to get Soul Restoration 1 & 2, Lifebook 2013, and 21 Secrets. What classes are appealing to you?