I have been sick for a week and believe me I am more than happy to be functional and back to work. This week I’m really behind on the blogging, so I will be doing my damnest to catch up. As for my real life, my family is recovering for a harsh strand of the flu. Everyone was sick and it was not pretty. My little boy had to stay home from school for three days and I barely got out of bed last week.
This month has been hell. I did not have happy Valentine’s day. And then the babies we were going to foster until my other sister got out of prison both ended up dying due to complications. It’s just really sad all around, and I feel a bit guilty because I was not really looking forward to fostering them. I have five children, and I’m just barely managing to assemble some type of career outside of that and I was angry at my sister.
But I never wanted those babies dead, I just wanted their mother to raise them. I wanted to grow up healthy and happy with their mom. It’s just all very heartbreaking. But my sister has managed to deal with the grief of losing her children admirally and with more grace than I know I would be exhibiting right now. I’m so proud of my sister who didn’t let her grief over her childern backslide her into downward spiral and is trying to make a better life for herself.
Valentine’s day was my mom and my stepdad’s twenth anniversary and it was very much a low key affair. Honestly, I’m awe that anyone can be with someone that long, I personally can’t see myself being with someone for that many years.
As for my career, well you guys see the new theme? It’s all nice and professional and a complete upgrade from the free wordpress theme I was using. I decided to transfer my art back to my main site because it was too many sites to manage in the end and this felt simpler. I’m back to making art, and studying to try to expand my skills by learning Adobe Indesign. In the end I want to sort end up opening my own web shop here of my art and promote my name as an artist. So I will be doing that more consistently over the next year or so.
I’m also writing again, and hopefully I can hone my skills into something that I can eventually publish my own book one day. I found this awesome writer’s group and they have been so encouraging and they have answered all my questions. I also found some damn good beta readers who has whipped my writing into shape. I will diffidently keep you guys updated on that as I progress with it.
Anyway, that is everything for now. I see you guys later!