*** Cross-posted with Mirz123
I really haven't given a proper "personal" update in a while, so I figured I probably should.
It's now been a bit over three months since my mother's passing. Things are a lot better, but there are still moments I think to call her, or want to tell her something, and I break down. But time is doing it's thing and slowly healing the wounds. That said, my activity is still spotty, but it's getting much better and I hope it stays on that path.
I have been wanting to pixel so much, but time has not been kind to me. Aside from life stuff, I am in the midst of major work for my fiction serial. This is a big push which will get me (and the series) to a certain point where I won't have to stress so much in the future. So, while I may be a bit MIA for a while longer, once I get passed this, I'll actually have a lot more time. And that is exciting to me, as I have so many ideas for emotes, stamps and pixels, not to mention my still-ominous "to-do" list.
Aside from the time issue, another recent hindrance has been my computer. My old computer was 8+ years old. Literally, it was limping along, but I absolutely hate switching computers. My old one was set-up just like I wanted, so I resisted an upgrade forever. Unfortunately, it was so old, it was running out of disk space all the time and just being blargh. After literally waking up in the middle of the night in panic-attacks, fearing it was going to crash and I would lose everything, I bit the bullet and replaced it. Thankfully, Ravenswd
and I were able to get a nice refurbished computer for an amazing price. Mind you, it's about 2 generations behind what is now state-of-the-art, but it's still about 5 generations ahead of what I had. (It's sad that in the computer world, "generation" is only like 1-2 years). Anyhow, I'm on the new machine, but it only has some of my files, a few of my programs, and it's taking forever
to set-up. So frustrating. When it's done, though, it will be so much better. In the meantime, more delays. *noes*
As mentioned before, I also have a Facebook
, and Tumblr
. I don't really post or reblog a whole lot. More or less use it to share things I find interesting as well as feature some of my works and musings. So if you "miss" me during my away times, those are good places to find me.
My baby is no longer a baby! He's a year and a half old, talking, and getting into all sorts of mischief. Hugo's favorite thing in the world is music. He loves to sing (and can hum the "Elmo's World" theme perfectly), and has begun trying to play around on the keyboard. He is also a monkey! The kid tries to climb on everything. And he adores our dog and cats. He is simply a joy. I hope to post a current picture of him soon.
The weather has actually shown signs of Spring. And not a moment too soon. It was getting pretty oppressive with the winter we had. I really felt the weight of depression in those weary cold days. I hope with more sun, warmer weather, and the colors of Spring, I'll feel even better emotionally.
The rest of the family is okay. Another child needed glasses, which sets the family now with half in glasses, half not. My autistic son is doing well. Gah, the kid could be a linebacker! He's a big kid, and nearly 6 feet tall! He towers over me (I'm only 5'2".) My daughter turned 18 this past October, and it's so odd to have an adult daughter when I still feel like a kid myself in many ways. Ah, the joys of growing old.
I promised I would keep this short, and it still ended up rather long. So I'll cut it here. I hope everyone is well. I have desperately missed you all. As always, I will reply to all comments and messages eventually. So, thank you for the continued support, even though I'm only half here.