I've gotten most of my ducks in a row for starting school next month; I'm taking French, drawing, a history class and English Comp. It's the first time in 13 years I've been in school, and I'm both excited and a little nervous. I'm sure I'll do fine. :)
For those that didn't know, I've been out of work since June. I went into the hospital in early June, and never went back once I was released (Yes, I'm okay. :))
June was a busy month, with the surprise trip to AC (we literally decided to go the weekend before) and then the 4th holiday, and wow, July sure is trucking right along!
I've been really productive, artwise... I will have to upload everything I've scanned. I have two paid commissions in the works right now, with a few more freebies. I'm really pleased with how my skills are progressing, and I'm hoping that some formal instruction will improve things further. I will post my assignments as I do them!
I recently joined the Anthro Sketch Xchange community, and thusfar, I'm really enjoying it. I hopped in for July and cranked out a painting pretty quickly, so I 'adopted' someone that didn't get to have their character drawn. That was done pretty quickly too, so I'm done for the month. (I'll.. post that stuff too, more on why not now below)
Sooo... anyway. Bren and I bought pedometers, and we've been walking a lot more together. We've set out from our house quite often, and walked into downtown and had a meal or drinks at our new favorite restaurant (It's roughly 2 miles round trip). It's been really pleasant, and a great way for us to spend time together.
This weekend, we wandered down to the Apple store, both to look at the new iphone, and for me to drool over a new laptop. The line was intimidating at first, but was moving at a pretty good clip, so while Bren waited, I wandered in and started banging around on the demo machines. I had pretty much decided that my next computer would be a mac, and was looking at the macbook pros. Once I had a chance to actually handle them though, I realized that a 13" macbook would perfectly suit my needs, in addition to being some $700 cheaper. Well.. I can't justify paying $700 for 2" of screen space, so I told him of my change of plans while we waited.
He ended up getting one of the last three iphones in stock at the store (everyone was, I think, relieved I wasn't getting one too), and once that transaction was complete, a sales rep helped with my questions regarding the macbooks. Much discussion, some puppy eyes, and a check of finances once we got home, and Bren bought me a new macbook. I have the bestest husband in the world. :D
I've gotten just about all my software installed; all I need at this point is an IRC client for the online MFF staff meetings, and then I think I'll be set. I'm really really pleased. Mac is a completely different interface from windows, but thusfar I really like it.
Tomorrow, we're going to see a live performance with some friends, which should be a blast. Friday, Bren's sister arrives for a weekend visit, which should also be lots of fun! So July looks like it's filling up with social activities, and then two weeks into August... school starts.
And now, I have a cat begging for attention, so I'm going to close this extremely disjointed entry. :)