It's so hard to believe how much time has passed. My first semester at the American Military Institute is in the books, and I've managed to pull a 3.085 GPA for the semester. I've already started my second semester, and I'm actually looking forward to it, because now I'm really getting into the meat of my degree track (Military History). My first class is Ancient Military History, and I'm already loving it.
Of course, all of the work that I've been having to do for my classes means that my art has fallen by the wayside. Yes, it bothers me, and I really need to learn how to budget my time better. I have all of these grand plans for some pieces of art, but no motivation to actually DO them. I HAVE started on something, but whether or not I will actually finish it is a different story.Rommel101
was here for eight glorious days in September/October. Our time together was AMAZING, and I will treasure the memories of it until the next time he and I can be together. We visited my parents for a few days, and the rest of our alone time was spent either relaxing in our recliners or snuggling in bed. For those eight wonderful days, there was no stress, no worry....it was just US. He and I, together. In our own little world.
And it was glorious.
And now, it's hell time. His deployment is looming on the not-so-distant future, and it's something that we're both dreading. But once that is all over, he only has a few more months left in the Navy.
I have also adopted two rescue cats. Marble is 1-2 years old, and Skittles (named by the boyfriend) is about six or seven months old. They are both beautiful tortoiseshell girls, and I love them dearly. Marble is very clingy - she follows me around the apartment and is ALWAYS all up in my business. And I couldn't be happier. They help to tame the loneliness that stems from Rommel101
being so far away, and they do it quite well.
The worst news I've had to deal with has been the judge's denial of my disability appeal...that happened back in September. I'm appealing that decision, and if THAT appeal gets turned down, it's off to Federal Court. My lawyer was VERY disappointed that we'd lost the appeal...she honestly thought that I had an excellent case. But she's found some discrepancies in the judge's decision, one of the biggest being that he didn't pay attention to my most recent MRI, which shows more advanced degeneration than the first MRI. *shrugs* We'll see what happens.
Life goes on, eh?
Well, since only God knows when the next time I'll write something here or post some artwork, I hope everyone has an incredibly awesome holiday season...whichever holiday you celebrate!