I am loving the freedom with the keyboard, and the mouse, while a bit odd at first, is utterly divine to use. I do feel a slight strain in my wrists, however, from the '0 tilt design'. We shall see how that progresses.
Other than that, I've not got much to update. I finally got a chance to sit down with a dear friend and apologize, and gracious person that he is, he accepted my apology. I've also determined that I need to eradicate all this extraneous drama from my life, as I don't want to be one of those people that thrives on misery and anxiousness. Soo... this journal is going to do its best to be a drama free zone from here on out. Yes. :)
I found several decent possibilities for an apartment in Worcester, but the most promising so far seems to be Rosemeade Apartments. A 2 bedroom place will run us a little more than we pay for our current abode, and it has washer and dryer hookups, with the appliances available for rent from the complex. Sooooo.. now we play the waiting game. I'm determined not to stress out about this too much; if he gets the job, then wonderful, we get to move. If not, then we stay here a bit longer, and we stash more money into savings. Either outcome is good for me at this point.
Artistically, I'm... actually doing pretty good. It's kind of surprising. I have two commissions I'm working on (Hey jadedfox, ever decide on the posing you wanted, dear?) that are coming along nicely in the sketching phase, and the doodles I've been doing at work indicate yet another milestone in stylistic changes.
I'm still working on getting Cheekitty up and running, however, it seems that the Gallery software, while ideal for online photo galleries, doesn't have the customization options (or rather, the support to show me how to do what I want) that I want for my online art gallery. So... I'm going to have to either pay someone to write the code, or suck it up and learn how to do it myself. I think we can all guess which I'm going to choose. ;)
I still have a couple of major projects to do for Animals for Awareness, such as set them up with PDF files for certain pages so they can be used for brochures, but for the most part, the page design and set up is done, and now we just have random updates. Mental note to self: Need to find a nice, easy blog software for them to use for updating a "What's New?" page.
Until Cheekitty is finished, I'll probably occasionally post sketches here. I am unfortunately not as prolific in my art as some.. (Good Lord haikujaguar, on sketchbook EIGHTY? I'd like to change that, just as I'd like to start dabbling in watercolors, and perhaps eventually in oils again. I never really used acrylic beyond a high school class, and found painting in general to be difficult. Color is not my strong point. I am curious as to how many of the (few) readers I have are interested in seeing art, and of that, what type? (finished pieces, sketches, ect) Lemme know.
This evening's plans include a trip to Goose Island (we had dinner at Mickey Finn's last night, by the time Ali leaves, I'm gonna be Brewpubbed out), and a show of Too Much Light Makes the Baby go Blind. I've never been to the performance, but I've heard it's good. Let's hope I can stay awake after a full day's work and a couple of delicious beers. All in all, this promises to be a good weekend, despite the rocky start the week got. I am pleased.
And now, I'm going to sit and harass Feren until my ride to Goose Island arrives. :)