This is some of the 22 YR old extensive Dungeons & Dragons figurines. He got alot of them in California and he meticulously hand-paints them( they are originally just black) and adds fine details on them, painstaking work that I know I wouldn’t have the patience or the eyesight to do. He spends hours sitting at his workshop working on them.
This is his workshop which he has set up in the play room. He really is quite the creative artist and I think he could sell them and make lots of $$$$ but he said that would take the fun out of it, and besides, he couldn’t part with his creations that he made so lovingly.
He also made the “grass” seen here. Originally it was a faux fur material the girls had to make vests and it was various shades of brown but he painted it with various shades of green and it turned out really well to become a savannah or grassy plains, or prairie, or whatever venue his battlefield calls for.
This is my fave: the trees! He also made these trees all by hand! The one of the left reminds me of bonsai tree. I think these are just amazing and he definitely has artistic talent ( like most of the kids do in one way or another; creative, by painting, drawing, music, writing, etc..) I also went swimming in my green pool, just like a hippo; they swim in green water, and despite all the vacuuming and chemicals we keep dumping into it I think it’s just something that we’ll have to learn to live with, green water. I’m the only one that will swim in it though, the kids are too ‘scared” but I know it’s clean with all the chemicals in it.
The 14 YR old also lost 4 pounds in a week, a major set-back that is concerning, likely due to being away at camp for 2 weeks where we weren’t able to monitor her eating, and just when she was almost at her ideal weight after 5 months in treatment….and now she’s back to going back every week! I just hope she’s not back to vomiting up her food again, or that being weaned off her meds isn’t allowing the eating disorder to take hold of her again. Just when we think she’s making progress….now this… I try to reach out to her as well but she always keeps pushing me away and sometimes I think she’s unreachable and beyond the point of no return, and it feels like I’ve lost her forever….. it breaks my heart.
My mother, the 22 YR old,and I also went to the Chinese buffet for her belated birthday dinner. I like it better at lunch though as the selection is better as they have more noodles and dumplings that I like which they don’t have at dinner, they have more meat dishes at dinner. Plus, my hubby took forever to pick us up and we were waiting for 45 minutes after we’d already finished eating for him to come pick us up and then after that we still had to drive all around while he did his errands and we were so late and so tired, it was exhausting and we were gone 4 HRS and we just wanted to go home. He always does that though; keeps us waiting for unreasonable times and doesn’t care if we’re tired or want to go home; it’s just only ever about his schedule and what he wants and it doesn’t occur to him what other people want or that they might have plans too or want to get right back, and he snarks that I ” don’t have anything to do anyway” so it doesn’t matter, he’s really quite inconsiderate.
Name one universal rule of friendship: You need to have loyalty and trust.
What are you going to do about growing old? Atrophy, wither away and die.
If you knew the truth, how would you reveal it? On my blog!
We all hope there will be one more time. One more time for what? Finding love, romance,and happiness.
If you were going to launch a new prohibition, what would you outlaw? Abortion.
If you were to ask for Divine intervention, what would it be for? World peace.
Why do we sometimes crave chaos? Life becomes too predictable and boring.
How do you stay clear of the rocks and shoals? Trying not to venture out too far .
When they say follow the fear, what fear are you following? Putting myself in social situations where I have to talk to people,mingle,and socialize.
Why should we hang on to our illusions? Sometimes our illusions are all we have to keep us half-sane and to keep us going and when we give up our dreams we die.
What would your father make of you now? He’d probably think he made the right decision in leaving us when I was 2 YRS old.
When do reality and fantasy merge? After a good bong hit.
What is your favourite recipe for unhappiness? Looking at myself in a mirror and scrutinizing all my flaws.
What takes you down the rabbit hole? Re-hashing all my failures ,disappointments, and misfortunes over and over again.
What increases your sense of reverence? When I feel God working in my life and I can look up and say, “I know that was you! Thanks!”