Well, after a rather lengthy hiatus, I am back on LJ for the time being. This is largely due to the gentle nagging of my friend Chris. I took a break over the last few months while I finished the deck. I also sorta started posting more to Twitter and Facebook than I do here. Its not that I don't like blogging, but I'm starting to really be annoyed by LJ and the steady string of advertisements. Also, I'm not too sure that many people post here or read here anymore. So I started trying to put together a new website that would incorporate an RSS blog (as well as other things like a gallery and store). This is not going well. This does not make me happy. I am hating Wordpress more and more and have this increasing desire to chuck my computer across the room, more or less because Wordpress itself cannot be chucked across a room. Sigh... Wordpress is just too inflexible for someone more familiar with Dreamweaver.
Anyway, I finished the tarot deck everyone!!! Yay!!!! I'll post more about that in a bit.
What else... I'm still working at the same job. It is still making me crazy. I'm hoping this purported "rapture" improves the job market by reducing the number of people looking for work. I very much want to return to education directly, its where I was happiest. So I'm looking at the master's programs at Kent State and Akron. I hate the idea of going back into debt, I am still after all paying off my undergrad loans. However, an advanced degree should help, at least thats the theory.
I taught at Convocation in February in Detroit. Classes went well, I taught a psychic practicum workshop, a grounding and shielding workshop, and a class on textual amulets. I don't think I'll go back for 2012, unless I'm a special guest. I don't want to shell out $320 for a hotel room again. That plus food and gas... its just too expensive. I feel that if I'm a teacher for 3 of their classes, the least they could do is offer to comp me one night of my stay. Maybe that's asking too much, but when you have to arrive on Thursday and leave on Sunday, one night isn't a lot to request, especially when its my time I'm donating.
Went to New Orleans in February. Came home, finished the deck two weeks later, and yeah. My life since December. Work, class prep, painting, more painting, last push on painting, and then collapse. I've been watching a lot of Netflix and letting my brain just chill. That and fighting with my website.