Well, it's been a while since my last submissions. Life sort of hit me all at once in the last 3 months and it seemed like I had no idea where all of my time was disappearing to. If anyone remembers my last journal, it talked about my new job and my engagement. On top of that, recently after, my fiance got a new job as well, which basically mandated a move for us. We ended up moving to a location that was between both of our new jobs; about an hour away from our old apartment.
Our apartment lease wasn't up until September though. So, we had to pay our way through that, and collect enough pay stubs from our new jobs in order to be approved for a new home with a little more value. For a month, we ended up moving in with his parents and on the weekends we made trips down to the apartment to pack and tie up all of our loose ends so that when we finally did find our new place, we could call a moving company and weren't scrambling to get things packed. The weekends that we weren't packing up the apartment, we were out looking at houses instead. Moving is such a chore...
After a month, we did find a place and hired movers. Before I knew it, another month had flown by and my house still wasn't completely unpacked. With both of us working full time, and my fiance going to school, we had to just unpack a little bit at a time since neither of us were in a position where we could just take days off work and get it knocked out in one fell swoop.
We finally got settled in our house this month, and I used October to try and catch up with friends and family that I hadn't seen in the previous two months. And now it's November and it seems like things are finally starting to slow down a little bit. In the last couple of weeks I've had a chance to draw and paint a little bit as well as take some finished photographs of my bear mount and do some writing. Don't get me wrong - things still feel crazy because of the wedding planning and trying to coordinate everyone's schedules, but at least I've finally had some time to do a few things that I've wanted to get done.
I really do apologize for my absence, especially to people in the group that are trying to make submissions and such. I really just kind of fell off the edge for a while as I was trying to get my bearings. I'm going to try to take some time this evening to make a few updates to my page and clean up my inbox as well as catch up in the group before the busy work week sets in tomorrow. There really should be more hours in the day! As much as I would love to be able to stay on top of my DA and other blogs all the time, it's just not going to happen routinely. I've even contemplated just shutting it down and not worrying about it...However, I do like and enjoy this site and I'm going to give it a solid try to at least budget some time for it.
Thanks for all of your patience guys!