Monday, January 2, 2012

A New Year and A New Me?

I looked back at my goals for 2011 and realized I only did 3 of the 6. Not too bad, better than none right? My biggest goal I didn't do. It was to be published. Basically to submit work for consideration to be published. It was completely my fault that I didn't make that happen. So with more confidence in myself and my work I put it back on my mental list this year. I'm not going to write down lists or anything like that this time around.

I gained a lot of confidence this year and feel really good about the direction my art is going. My long time followers will see the most change. I'm going to continue to show finished pieces with some WIPs. I love to see other people's WIPs so hopefully you'll enjoy seeing mine.

Update on my pup Lita. She's all healed up and her butt hair is growing back, no more weird pink butt. She's back to ruling the house like the Queen Diva she is. I'm very happy that she's happy and healthy again!
Update on my Step Dad. He's still with us. He refused to move to the Supportive Living place that we found. And because of his stubbornness he missed out on a great apartment in the regular Senior building. He wants to stay here. Well that's not going to happen for various reasons that I'm not going to get into now. He's been here 5 months and it's time for him to go. He doesn't realize what a strain his being here puts on all of us especially me. I've had to put my life on hold to care for him. Which I didn't mind in the beginning, I choose to do that, but I didn't realize it would go on so long. Now he mostly needs reminding of things because his short term memory is so bad. He's back to driving himself again. I feel like a bad person cause the constant reminding about meds and food restrictions, etc is driving me crazy! We finally found him another Senior building that's not as nice as the previous one but it's closer to us and he's finally agreed to go. We are waiting for the last bit of paperwork they need before he can move in. I'll still have to go and check on him but I'm hoping I can get back to my normal working schedule and my life. I'm still resentful of my brother's lack of doing anything for his dad, but that's another rant. We are also looking forward to getting the dining room that he's currently sleeping in back.

I'm not even sure where I was going with this post now...but thanks for reading my ramblings.


Anonymous said...

Glad Lita is doing well - and hang in there, you will get back to things being normal :D

Kaerie Faerie said...

Happy New Year my friend, your art is wonderful, I can't believe you have not been published, e-mail some photos ASAP
I have older parents too, and they live in Chgo where it is cold, and have no interest in moving
I'm sure I'll be up North in the future a lot
But looking forward to a great year
So enjoy your blog and adorable felt characters
all the best
your fairy friend

Mary Ann said...

I'm so glad to see Lita her perky self again:) I understand how you feel about your step-dad. In my case it's my older brother who has had a serious battle with diabetis. I have put him into a senior's building. He has full time care if needed and I don't have to worry about him taking his medication. He's so much happier now.

oldblackcatboo said...

First, I'm glad to hear that Lita is doing so much better.
Second, I'm so proud of you for standing your ground and getting your step-dad a place to stay.
You so deserve your own life and time to yourself to create and work towards your goals.
I too am surprised that you haven't been published, you will definitely achieve that goal this year, I can just feel it!
XOXO - Cindi

Laurie said...

Kiddo, I understand about your dad. It is not a workable situation to have someone who needs that much care underfoot. I am rooting for you to get published -- it's one of my goals, as well! Cheers to a happy new year for both of us!

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

Oh, I'm so happy Lita is doing better.. She's as cute as can be.

It's hard having someone to care for when your used to a different routine.
Having my toddler granddaughter living with us has turned my creative and blogging life upside down.
I'm learning to

He probably feels such a great sense of security with you. I am sure he will adapt to his new apartment just fine, especially where he knows you are close by.

Your art is awesome!!! I cant wait to see your goal & dream happen!!!

Best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful New Year!


Anonymous said...

I know how that is, I am taking care of my mom, she lives in a retirement home, but I still take her to doctor's and hairdressers, that's why I take the midnight shift work, and I know if my brother was alive, he would shirk his responsibilities. It is sad and I know not EVERY man does it, but it's almost always the daughters who care for the elderly parents.

Sue said...

Wonderful news about your little Lita! It is hard when our furbabies are ill and suffering and always such a relief when they are on the road to recovery!

Sending positive thoughts that the situation with your step dad resolves itself soon. Caring for an elderly parent, and one with memory issues added, is incredibly stressful! I wish you tons of luck!

Thanks for visiting my blog and your encouraging words on my 'mess' LOL. Plan to tackle more of it today.


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