(Only I would evoke an obscure Barnes & Barnes song, called "Cats"... Yay, Bill Mumy! ;) )
Well, let's see-- I've had several thoughts (and other things) of late, both good and bad, silly and somber... So, where do I begin? *sigh*
Well, for starters, my SSI Disability (~$200 already deducted, because I get room & board from my mother, whom I also pay her the same for the same-- Go figure-- It's quite fucked up!) has been reduced by another $15 (to $602) from the state portion of the payment, because California just can't get its act together... :P This means after bills, I'll be left with $45-$55 for me own spending for the month. :P I can't even file bankruptcy, because I don't have the $800+ it costs to do so... :P Yes, things are looking pretty sour right now. :(
(For those who don't know, I'm a congenital rubella survivor, and probably one of the oldest in the world since the '65-'66 rubella epidemic-- This means I have birth defects, mostly relating to heart, nerves, motor and sensory skills, as well as its effect on the brain-- Most CRS survivors end up with Down's and/or in a vegetative state....if they survive the heart defects. In my case, I do have a serious, but functional, heart murmur, with a low metabolic rate that keeps it from overloading-- with the consequence that I'm overweight and diabetic! Basically, what has kept me alive is killing me! :P On top of that, I'm completely blind in one eye, and poor vision in the other. My left inner ear is also defective, and I live with tinnitus in both ears. I'm not in good shape, and I don't expect too many years left-- 15 on the outside. Even still, I've lived far, far longer than I should've, as I wasn't expected to survive past 6 months, no later than 3 years of age. The fact I survive at all is why I do believe in God.)
This also means don't expect to see any new pictures here for a while, although I need to upload some old ones that were done for me several years ago by a friend who since has been...AWOL. This isn't to say I don't have picture ideas, but right now, forget about commissioning-- It just ain't gonna happen. :(
(If you're here for the pics-- Surprise! I'm a writer, not a visual artist! :P )
But there are others with more pressing needs-- Help there before you even consider helping me. :(
On the brighter side, I'm still bouncing around story ideas, amongst them, a thorough skewering of a couple popular TV game shows...with SQUIRRELS! :) Also, I'm seriously considering writing my first real cub-sex story involving Amy (my mouse character), a raccoon scout (y7es, hetero sex with a lesbian! :P ) and a comedy of errors-- Whether I get to writing it, who knows, and whether I post it publicly or +friends-only, I haven't decided just yet... (And I'm well-aware some of my +watchers won't read it, because of the content.) Other ideas- mostly involving squirrels, for some reason- having been popping in and out of my head-- Only time will tell what acorn takes root! :P
I might describe some of the picture ideas later, just so others would know what's been in my head.
Meanwhile, I still have lotsa responses I've had backlogged here for the past month (once I get the time and energy), so just as you should know, no, I'm not ignoring anyone-- Just please, have patience with me. :P
And soon, I should be having my next Writing Challenge, just in time for my mother's 65th birthday, and for National Baked Bean Month. *farrrrp!* Puts me in the mood for a can of Bush's Country Style right now! *yum!* (yes, that really is my favourite flavour of baked beans, which I do like.)
Until next time (and hopefully not an annoyance)....