Apparently I'm in a Bowie sort of mood tonight.
Hi, everyone! The last couple of months have been really busy around here, and for a while, dA wouldn't keep me logged in for longer than like 30 seconds... so that's why I've been gone. November was insane because Thanksgiving is the big holiday for John's family. Everyone comes to town from all over the place, they invite people from church and around town over, and we have a HUGE actual feast and since John and I decided to spend Thanksgiving exclusively with his family this year instead of try to divide it between his family and mine (huge relief), I wound up doing a lot of cooking/baking to help out. It was really fun, but it means very little time for other stuff. And, of course, while family was over, I was spending all my time with them. We went to see the Transiberian Orchestra in Greenville, which was amazing--I've been a fan for years but I'd never seen them live. We watched a lot of football, played a lot of party games, and told a lot of stories. And my sister in law Kali and I did a lot of shopping, because that's what we do. I also attempted NaNoWriMo, and... well... I'll give you two guesses how far I got and the first one doesn't count.
Now it's December, and I'm going to be doing a lot of traveling. Next week I'm going to Atlanta for a couple days to see my best friends from high school, including my bestie RavenXNevermore
. Then I'm coming back up to South Carolina and a day or two later we'll be heading for Orlando for a weekend at Disney World. THEN we'll come back to South Carolina, and at some point I'm going back to Atlanta and staying through the holidays (since we spent Thanksgiving here, we're spending Christmas with my parents). Absolutely nuts. But worth it.
I see dA has changed a hell of a lot in the time I've been gone. I logged on and I saw the bar at the top and I was like WHAT IS THIS SORCERY? And then I saw the status update thingy. And then I saw that my profile was all rearranged. This is going to take some getting used to. Usually I'm the first person to freak out when dA changes stuff, but this time I'm going to try to be an adult and deal with it. I think. Maybe.
What I would love from all of my wonderful watchers is a comment with ONE (yeah, I know some of you aren't going to be able to choose just one thing, do what you need to do) thing on dA that deserves my attention right now! It can be something you've created, a new person you've discovered, a new group, a contest that's running, whatever you want. I will be going through my inbox, of course, but I'd like to know what you think I should check out.
...WTF, dA, I just tried to post and this is how you tell me I suddenly don't have premium membership anymore? I had it set up to bill me every 3 months, what gives?! *angrily runs off to account settings*