My weekend was filled with taking care of my poor sick husband...who had food poisoning or some other nasty illness. I'm still not quite sure he's over it, but he's doing better at least.
Otherwise my Kickstarter is over, and as predicted in my last post didn't make its goal. I'm ok with that, though it means a lot of hard work from me for the coming months. I'll be keeping tabs on job openings, making art, and finding various ways to earn extra money on the side. I've really already been doing these things, but will have a little more time to do them now.
On the side of good news I got my application for Penland School of Crafts in the mail today. I'm so nervous about it, and hoping it will arrive in time even with all the snow and ice the weathermen are promising here. I'm glad to have it off, and will be checking the tracking number at least twice a say until it makes it to their doorstep.
Bryan and I worked on our budget today, which is continuing to look good. We have a long way to go before we can feel relaxed, but we're getting there, slowly but surely. I look forward to having emergency money saved up and debts paid off, and we're closer to that each day. In the next few weeks I'll do our taxes and hopefully we'll get a refund we can put towards our debt. For some reason I really like doing my taxes. I'm not sure if it's because I like the feeling of knowing they're completed or simply enjoy the process. I think it might mean I'm a bit crazy either way. haha
In book, news I read an article shared by a friend of mine via Facebook on Alternate History Novels. I've loved this kind of book and idea for a while now, and have added many of the books from this list to my "To Read" section of www.Goodreads.com. (If you're wondering, my "To Read" section is enormous...I'm always seeing great looking new books. I can only hope to get around to them all.) Right now I'm working on 1632 (Ring of Fire), which I got for free as a Kindle book. I'm betting it's still free, and you can read it on most platforms with the free Kindle book app (computers, tablets, smartphones). It's been interesting, and Bryan and I also decided to give Darwinia, The Aquiliad, and The Peshawar Lancers a try. We got the physical books for those though. While I like reading though Kindle it'll never be the same as having a book in hand. I've also been working my way through the graphic novel series Y The Last Man, having finished number 6 out of 10 volumes.
Beyond all of that I've been continuing work on art pieces and should have at least one if not more completed pieces to show everyone in my next entry here.
Until next time.