I've been so terrible about keeping in touch with everyone and updating journals and things, please accept my apologies! It's been a horrid winter here, battling colds, flus, bronchitis, lung and sinus infections. Now, Winter has always been my favourite time of year, so I never thought I'd say this, but PLEASE STOPPIT!!! Bring on the warmer weather! However, this is NOT an invitation for the incredibly high heats we have here in the Summer time, ok? Somewhere between freezing my tits off and melting would be nice
A couple of months ago I lost my lovely dog, Freckles.
She's on the left, my other dog, Patches, is on the right. She was 13 years old and probably the best dog I've ever had, she would give me hugs and literally smile at me when she was happy, which was most of the time. She was an Australian Kelpie/Blue Cattle Dog cross. It's still hard to write this now without tearing up One minute she was fine, running around with the energy of a puppy, then she'd jumped into her chair and laid down. A few minutes later I heard a thud and went to see what it was, and she was lying on the floor and couldn't move. I helped her up but she couldn't stand...I got her onto a cushion on the floor and that's where she stayed most of the night. I took her to the vet early the next morning and they thought that maybe she'd had a seizure or a stroke, and said they would keep her there for the day and do some more tests. Around noon I got a call from the vet, who said I should come right over, as she'd had another seizure and it was bad. I left work and rushed over, and the vet said that she wouldn't recover from the seizure she'd just had, she couldn't even hold her head up. Having her put down was the hardest thing I think I've ever had to do, saying good bye was excrutiating I miss her every day and still expect her to come running when I come home after work. RIP my Freckles...you were such a good girl and I miss you like crazy
At the end of this year/early next year, I'll be away for a while having some long-awaited surgery. This is something I've been trying to have done for years now, and while it's good that it's finally going to happen, it's also scary and life-changing. I'll be in hospital for about a week and then recovering for another 5 weeks or so. Something to get my head around while I wait for my surgery date.
This really hasn't been my year, I'm ready for 2013 now, please!
My good friend `TheLastHuzzah is holding a contest! Check it out and enter if it's something you'd like to do. There's some awesome prizes up for grabs!
Want to know what else is happening around dA? Check out $Moonbeam13's Pimps and Whoas, full of all kinds of helpful and fun information!
I would like to warmly and wholeheartedly welcome back to the position of Vector Community Volunteer, the wonderful `ChewedKandi!! As most of you will remember, unless you're new to dA within the last year, `ChewedKandi was the amazing Vector CV before me. She has re-volunteered to take on the roll again, and in a few days, when my year as Vector CV ends, she will be stepping up into the role again Please give her a big WELCOME BACK!!!
My term as the Vector CV will end on the 1st of October. I've enjoyed being the Vector CV this year, and while I haven't done as much as I would have liked (due to internet issues at home as well as all of the above health issues), it has been great meeting so many wonderful Vector artists and other people in the dA community, as well as all of the other CVs that I shared my term with.
Thank you to everyone who has sent me DD suggestions over the past year. Any suggestions I get once my term has ended will be forwarded to `ChewedKandi
I guess that's about all from me for now! Take care everyone and have an awesome week
My recent journals:
August Vector DDs!
July 2012 Vector DDs!
June 2012 Vector DDs!
Suggesting VECTOR DDs to me! <3
May Vector DDs!
April Vector DDs!
March Vector DDs!</a"
February Vector DDs!
Changes to Daily Deviations!
January 2012 Vector DDs!
December Vector DDs!
November Vector DDs!
October 2011 Vector Daily Deviations!
Suggesting Daily Deviations