Last weekend, my family helped me make the move. My mother bought some extra furniture and decorations to make the place look less like a flop house and more like a home. Once everything was unpacked, cleaned, organized, and arranged it really did turn out nicely. It's very home-like and comfortable. I don't feel as trapped as I thought I would originally. I'm only 15 minutes away from work on foot as opposed to 30 minutes and it's actually been very nice. I sleep well enough, I have my own bathroom in my room, and my sister and I have been hanging out at night to unwind after work. It's been an adjustment, and will continue to be one, but it's a nice one. I am re-learning how to budget wisely and I'm still needing to get a few things to make cooking easier (like a grill XD) but I'm adjusting well enough. Thank you anyone that was keeping us in your prayers. It seems like such a silly thing. I am only about 45 minutes away from home (by foot, 10 by car) and I'm not in a situation like I was in Boston, but I was stressed out over it regardless.
Those of you that are the praying sort, please keep my little brother in them. He's shipping out next month for basic in the Marines and we're all still pretty worried about him. It's also going to be very hard for my parents, and I worry myself into circles if given any reason at all.
Mudkip and Chicken have adjusted pretty well. Kip really seems to be less stressed out here. It could be the comfort zone defuser or it could be the fact that there's no dogs here. She and Chicken still have hissy fits on occasion but in general, the two seem to ignore each other. Chicken has minded herself and aside from the hissing has been pretty good as well. I honestly think that Mudkip is happier here. She has her cat tree right up against a window that gives her a view of the parking lot and the distant hills. There's some trees right under the window where sparrows like to nest so that gives her plenty to watch while I'm out at work.
Regarding my wrist, I'm still fighting this whole thing. Turns out that my boss switched insurance carriers right around the time I first went in to get seen. The original carrier says that the injury should be covered by the new carrier, and the new carrier says it should be dealt with by the old one. My boss has been fighting the two of them for weeks now and has pulled me aside many times to work on paper work, update me on the situation, and assure me that no matter what it takes- he's going to see me treated. I love my boss, he's like an uncle to me in a weird kind of way. He's always giving me crap on the job but it's always light-hearted. When it really matters, he's there for me. Even though he has to keep labor down, he makes sure that I have the hours I need to support myself. He makes sure that I get the time I need off when I need it and he makes sure that everyone's getting along around the shop. It's nice to have so much support around me. I have a wonderful family, amazing friends, and a boss that wants what's best for me. Yeah I'm getting minimum wage and working part time, yeah I'm living in an apartment and kind of bumping around trying to get my feet on the right path- but I'm lucky.
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"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."
"The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us."
"If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world."
"We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be."
"What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it."
C.S. LewisCommissions & Trades I'm waiting on:
Some of these are pretty recent but there are a few that are slowly gathering dust. I'm leaving them up as a reminder to myself (and hopefully the other artists involved).
Two character full body lineart from
- My end of the trade is complete as of September 14, 2009
Five Chibis from
- Paid on December 29,2012 | 1/5 received |Latest ParaChiMar Artwork: Legacy of Para group on DA!
and myself decided it's about time we start up a group for ParaChiMar: The Legacy of Para. For those interested this group is pretty much just a good place to dump all of our LoP artwork, trades, commissions, and fanart into. I've also made a small stamp collection to celebrate. Check us out. :3My buddies & Artistic Icons: ClubsReligion & Politics: "Fandoms"
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