Hi Darlings! I regret I don't have any art right now to post along with this new journal entry. I just fudging MISS YOU GUYS SO MUCH I had to sorta "write" to y'all. A LOT has been happening. Where do I even begin? Let's start with the month of October, shall we?
My Grandma on my daddy's side was getting ill but still refused to go to the hospital. I remember my brother who lives with her told us "Ammah (Grandma in chinese) is falling apart...Literally!". Yes, her shoulder just down and popped out of it's socket. Her hip was all twisted in one direction and she can't stand anymore - they weren't results of previous injuries. She refused to eat or drink for long periods of time - days even. We had to bring her to the hospital against her wishes.
In the hospital we discovered the complications she had. The doctors told us her hopes of recovery were bleak, but it was understandable... She was 94 years old already. My Aunt and Uncles who have been living abroad, in the US and Germany, were called back to pay their respects, hopefully before she dies.
That's what adds to the fiasco. Of course inheritance issues were brought up and there were loooong discussions on whatever belongings were to be passed on to whom. There were also talks on how we will manage the hospital bills and what kind of life support we were willing to try to extend her life even just a bit longer.
Days were spent in the hospital talking to an unconscious Grandma and deciding with the doctors what to do next, as well as entertaining visiting relatives.
The highlight of this month was not my birthday (that would be way too selfish of me), but my Grandma's death, on the 4th - due to multiple organ failure.
I remember telling her the night before (though she was asleep), "Ammah, we don't want you to suffer. Please don't worry about us anymore. You taught us the best you can. Thank you for all of that. You did your best. We'll be fine. Don't let us hold you back".
The next morning at 5AM, before the sun even rose, I overheard my parents in the next room - their room - talking over the phone. The caregiver informed them Ammah just passed away. I didn't feel sadness or fear. I felt peace, and, not to creep you out, with my soul's eyes, (I used get out-of-body experiences often before, still do, but much less, thank God! It's SCARY!) - Uh, yeah, with my soul's eyes I saw my Grandma in the darkness of my room. She was wearing the hospital gown, but she had her eyeglasses on, and her feet were bare. She looked well and happy, smiling at me and faded away.
That's why I felt at peace. I was happy Ammah herself found rest, and I pray she's in the Lord's presence now, with all my departed loved ones as well -especially with my Lolo (Grandpa).
It doesn't end there. There were masses given for her since most of our relatives are Catholic. There were the visiting relatives again. There were the inheritance issues again.
On top of that, I had to prepare for a Christmas Bazaar my friend and I plan to sell our handmade accessories in. I've been making beaded jewelry since October in preparation for this. Next week, Dec 12-14, we will be selling in a booth we rented for the event. I've managed to make 156 items - and when I say items I mean single items like cocktail rings and whole sets that include earrings, necklaces and bracelets.
Wish me luck on our Bazaar, please! Hope we sell out on just the second day... on the third day I have a wedding to attend! See how hectic?!
*starts crying hysterically* AAAAND I MISS DRAWING! I've went and made sketches and am halfway done coloring the next page of SXM!
I'M SO TOUCHED AT ALL OF YOU WHO'VE REMEMBERED TO GREET ME FOR MY BIRTHDAY AND VI ESPECIALLY FOR EVEN MAKING SOME ART FOR ME! THAAAAANK YOUUUUUU!!!
Your kindness won't go unrewarded. I'm preparing SOMA drawings dedicated to those who greeted me and have been faithfully faving my works and commenting as well. I just hope I get to finish the artworks and post them soon.
Also, I have plans of drawing scenes from some of the Fanfics I really love! BTW, I have some writer friends here as well. As you can see how jam-packed my sched is, please if you want me to draw a scene from your stories, let me know BY COMMENTING ON THIS JOURNAL ENTRY. Send me a link to your story so I can read it, you can let me pick or you can pick yourself and ask me to draw it. Be patient too, please
Why am I adding even more stuff to my plate? BECAUSE I LOOOOVE YOU GUYS, THAT'S WHY!!! I'm going all emo and clingy right now partly because I'm stressed and partly because I miss Soul and Maka and I miss drawing and I'm getting withdrawal syndrome... probably... *spazzing*
Yeah, before I spazz s'more, I'll be ending here. SEND. ME. YOUR. STORY. SCENES...
Hugs and Kisses! God bless y'all!