Update since I haven’t been very active at all since my last post-
I’m starting with the “bummer” stuff and ending with the positive stuff.
Christmas was pretty rough, as have the last few weeks been as well. My boyfriend was luckily quite stoned(Due to the surgery for his broken leg) for the holidays so he didn’t really care about missing it. My grandparents came for a short visit on Christmas day so that was really nice. It was hard to essentially spend the holidays alone(BF was too drugged to be of any real companionship, he slept for like a week solid), I didn’t even finish decorating the tree, I got into a pretty bad slump and have only recently starting coming out of it.
I’ve mostly been stuck in the house, but I was able to get a new rigid ultralight wheelchair(I have to pay my BF back for it because it was more than my entire measly monthly SSI!), It fits SO much better than my old one though I don’t get to use it myself until the BF is able to bear weight again. My health is slowly starting to get better and better after having been so sick, I lost a LOT of muscle tone that took me years to gain so now I have to start all over again! It’s very frustrating! I’m also working with several people trying to figure out how to get a set of power assist wheels(they’re 6k!), insurance won’t cover them at all because I wouldn’t use them in the house(they give no Fs that they would allow me to leave the house like other people my own age… shopping, leisure, possibly even a job…) and it’s been a struggle to find any kind of grants or anything that could possibly even pretend to help with the costs… this healthcare system is so so broken…
I’m halfway done with the toddler I’m giving my mother as a late Christmas gift and I have to say, I am SUPER enjoying painting toddlers! My mother wants to do the face detailing herself so I only did a few base layers on it to make sure the skintone matched the limbs. I now really want to have a toddler of my own to paint!
My BF got us a 3D printer for a late Christmas gift and I’m super excited to try that out, he’s going to get a 3D scanner too so I can sculpt things, scan them, and then print copies(I’m going to make so many pose-able dinosaurs!). He also took me to a makeup store called ULTA and had me(I’m super reluctant to buy things for myself) pick out some makeup which is pretty awesome as I’ve literally been using the same preteen starter kit I got like 15+ years ago! Now I need to learn how makeup actually works!
Now for some pictures(my BF gave permission for his pic to be posted, the dork insisted on doing that for the picture…).
My new chair!!
Basic paint layers on the toddler head(looks so much better in person)
WHAT EVEN IS THIS DORK?!?
I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I’M DOING-