Ellen Million (ellenmillion) wrote,
Ellen Million

Tuesdaily, overcoming hurdles

It has been a very challenging week, and I've only been in the edges of most of the really terrible parts. This has been alleviated somewhat with sledding down the driveway, walks in the woods with Guppy and Norway, and watching M*A*S*H, which is now on Netflix. We also got the new fan/light up in the bathroom, and having light at the flick of a switch is really wonderful. Alas, I can also see that the corners desperately need cleaning... that and laundry are on my chores list for the day, along with the usual stuff.

This is a photo from a few weekends ago - Guppy insisted that the vacuum needed fixing, one of her favorite recent roleplays. "Needs new batteries," she told me, and went to work with the screwdriver. "I'm fixing it!" she told me with a grin.

She's been a little under the weather this weekend. Nothing major, but it makes every setback VERY DRAMATIC to her. There have been a lot of temper tantrums, and a lot of sobbing 'I need a hug!'s. I was up four times Sunday night, but she slept through more of last night (just one wake-up, and the husband handled it). Her naps have been pretty epic. It wouldn't surprise me if it's part of a growth spurt - she was due for one, I think.

My Sketch Fest showing over the weekend was pretty paltry - just two very, very rough sketches. Any art time I have really needs to be going to a few projects with deadlines that are galloping up. I'm hoping to finish one of them up today. Would like to do more writing, but there's no break in the clouds for that anytime soon. I'm trying to stay positive about my projects in general, but it's a little uphill right now.

I do have a color version of one of my portraits up: http://portraitadoption.com/portrait.php?id=2326

I am still head-over-heels about my new markers. They really suit my style, I think, and I'm super excited to do more with them.

Will try to get through emails today - sorry if you're waiting on me! They really stacked up over the long weekend.
Tags: guppy, photo, portrait adoption

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