Since I did December last week, I thought I should also move onto January.
(Note to self: label your posts with the year, otherwise there will be too much of an overlap in the blog database.)
It's February, so here's the recap of December (obviously ;P).
Part of me feels a twinge of unreasonable guilt that I haven't written more about this pregnancy (in comparison to my last pregnancy, which I chronicled at 18, 24, 31 and 38 weeks). But then a lot of it has been the same so I'd just be repeating myself.
Happy New Year, beloved blog readers! Thank you for persevering with me—especially through the long periods of silence. Now that Christmas and New Year's are over and life is sliding into the new “normal”, I am keen to return to blogging semi-regularly and have started lining up ideas for future posts.
Today's post is about money again—a perennial topic on this blog, if you haven't noticed as I try to find ways to become more informed and less ignorant about money and how to handle it. As my actuary friend says, it's amazing we don't get taught more about money and how to handle it while we are young, given how much we use it in the day-to-day. Even this Berenstein Bears book we bought Astrid for Christmas doesn't really help with the whole “managing” side of money. (Plus its final solution has to do with checkbooks and who uses a checkbook anymore?!)
It's December, so here's the recap for November.
This is the six-page comic that Nathan Seabolt and I put together for the Sydney Comics Guild 2013 anthology. The theme was “the locked door”. I think the anthology is just going to be digital at this stage, but if it goes into print, I will be sure to post something about it here.
(NB If you're having trouble viewing it at the tiny size, go to my Flickr set to view larger versions of each page.)
I feel like October was a bit more productive but perhaps going to GRAPHIC made me feel that way. Certainly it was a bit harder because I didn't have my regular childcare slots for the first week or so because the email scheduling service I was using got a server upgrade and then, for some reason, stopped working altogether. And then there was the usual domestic and church tasks requiring my attention. (The church stuff was mostly to do with women's ministry, which I am quitting next year because that, in combination with Music Time, is too much for me.)
Since we're well into November, I should probably do an update. September was pretty much a write-off, creatively speaking, as well as August: it was the month that two sets of grandparents were out of the country and I focused most of my efforts on toilet training (and staying sane throughout toilet training) and other domestic bits and pieces. Oh, and a few volunteer jobs for church. And then the final week going into October was devoted to having a bit of a family holiday.
I wrote and drew a comic about SPD. Hope you enjoy it and find it useful.
(Now you know why I normally get other people to draw my comics!)
Sorry it's so small on this blog. If the size is driving you crazy, you can always view it as a slideshow in its Flickr set.
Update: Fixed the images. Hopefully they display better here.
Oh, I should also mention that this was made using Paper by 53 and Adobe Photoshop.
Yeah, this is going to be a post about toilet training. You may want to stop reading here.
A way of funding writing in the future: pitch and idea and get people to support it.
Place where you can hire play equipment for parties, etc.
How to recalibrate the home button on your iPhone.
Unsolicited manuscripts accepted by Pan Macmillan with certain conditions.
Thought Balloon is a group blog in which the writers tackle a new theme every week? month? with one-page scripts. This URL is for their Phonogram ones.