I had to take a break and even removed this blog's visibility for a while. 2020 has been a difficult year. We're still healthy and both my husband and I have been working this entire time. My kids are still working and healthy. My parents have been staying home. They watch their Church online and I've helped them with that. They've been going out a little bit more lately. When we head into town we shop for them. Some from their Church bring them things when we're working. I talked them into meals on wheels and that has been working out for them. I'm still stressed on and off but I'm not going to hide away for an entire year. We flew out to see our son. All you can do is wear your mask when you're in a group of people and use hand sanitizer religiously. It's difficult to take other's fear of going out seriously when you've been working through this whole thing. We had our Thanksgiving with some family. It was the first time my niece, nephews and soon-to-be nephew were able to come for Thanksgiving. I enjoyed showing the boys how to cook a turkey, make mashed potatoes from real potatoes (no flakes!) and make the pumpkin bread and butterhorn rolls. They did a great job. My soon-to-be nephew speaks Spanish so I've decided that instead of my broken Spanish I'm going to dedicate 2021 to learning it fully. I'm buying a year of Babbel. So.... Estoy aprendiendo espanol. :)
The politics are getting ridiculous. I've been watching the hearings and listening to the witnesses detail election irregularities and outright fraud they witnessed. Unfortunately it doesn't look like anyone has the backbone to actually get anything done about it. I've listened to people tell me there was no fraud but when I ask if they've watched the hearings and listened to the witnesses (all of whom signed affidavits) not one of them has. Don't look south and tell me it's not raining north. Common sense. I do know one thing.... no one who voted to put a man with obvious dementia in the White House with access to nuclear codes has a single leg to stand on when they try to criticize anyone who voted for Trump. The hypocrisy is cringe. The behavior of the left is still horrible.
Life goes on and most of our government is corrupt anyway. If nothing else, the wheels are in place to fix our elections from further corruption. At this point it isn't even about Trump, even if they do manage to install (He was not elected) Biden, at least the blinders are off (for some) on our election process. Dominion is done.
This image is my latest scifi render. I wanted something colorful and this fit my vision. I also uploaded a YouTube video and created a channel. It's not ready yet as there's only one video but it's an ambience video of the river behind my house set to ambient meditation music. The thunder in it is real though. That's when I realized I should probably cut the video short and loop it. :) More to come.
Felt like a little Stargate fanart using the Atlantis gate and my version of a Wraith Queen. Technically her hair should be white but....it is what it is.
It's a holiday weekend here and I'm extremely glad that I don't have to get out there in that traffic. I spent the morning finishing up this render including the postwork. I have a crochet project for a friend that I need to get some work done on and I made an Etsy sale last night that I need to package up. I'm also waiting for a crochet-a-long to be posted so that I can add yet another project to my ever growing list of yarn projects that I have to finish. This one at least is a small one, a pumpkin for autumn. :)