Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Well, now it seems to be rolling...

Over the last couple of days, I have decided to take little breaks from the serious work I am doing and every hour or so stop and do a few little sketches, just a couple of minutes each, to break creative blocks and to get myself cheered up and motivated.
I will be posting them on and off, but do not expect much from them, they are no more than doodles, and depending on my stiffness, obviously some will be better than the others.
They may or may not relate to the other work I am doing, who cares.
On the home front, I think i got this single mother thing figured out to some extent, and my wifeless life is much easier now.
There's about three weeks left until my better half comes home. Time moves faster now and soon, my wait will be over.I am definitely looking forward to that.
I think I have memorized my kids' names and we started working as a team.
Well, not one of those top notch teams that go around winning stuff, more like one of those loosing ones that put up the fight before they give up.
I have learned a few things about my kids as well.Apparently, my older son has a girlfriend which kind of explains his permanent absence from the house, strange wristbands, silly figurines dangling off his mobile phone and his sudden interest in keeping fish tank in his room.It turns out that now he likes fish, because his girlfriend does and she told him he should like them too.I find it really amusing.
Except that the dribbling water pump from his room makes me wake up and go to pee a couple of times every night.
He also started reading books, which is amazing!If I was to compare him to the vampire, books used to be his equivalent of crosses and sunlight.
Last one I remember him reading before this "book spree" was "Ten Loopy Caterpillars" back in the primary school and he liked it so much, it took him 2 years to read.
I also discovered that my other kid is the clumsiest child I ever knew, with no interest in any sort of physical activity whatsoever.I have spent half an hour another day teaching him how to jump over the fence and had to introduce him to the childrens' playground at the age of 13.He is yet to master the monkey bars and do a single chin up, but I am optimistic and hopeful.
It is ironic that I have to spend as much time to teach him how to do all that mischievous stuff as my dad has spent trying to stop me from doing it.These are certainly different times from the ones I grew up in.
Anyhow, this is all for today, I have to go back to my work,Cheers to all,

Milenko

Monday, August 16, 2010

CPR

Well. apparently it has been over a month.
But time sure flies by.
Well, at first it did, but then it kind of stopped.
You see, my wife went to the old country to visit her family.
I may have mentioned it in my previous post, but who knows, I do not read my own crap once i put it here, and my memory is so poor, I can not remember what I had for lunch yesterday, let alone what I wrote a month ago.
It is three weeks today since she flew off, and there's four more to go.
I miss her very much. And since she left I feel kind of lost.
Much like Robinson Crusoe on his deserted island.
I know there's some kids roaming the house but I do not see them much, they live in their own rooms, facebooking and whatnot, and every now and then one of them ( I think it is the younger one, whatever his name) comes to the living room, bushy and unkept, sticks his nose in the fridge or in the kitchen drawer, picks whatever food resembling article is still left around and scatters back to his cave. I think I saw another one too, digging through a laundry basket and assessing the state of discarded cloting, looking for something still wearable.
Through this hardship I came to realize that I am a horrible housewife and even worse mother.
And it hurts.
I cooked twice since my wife left, once it was some eggs and sausages, another time I tried to cook some steak. Eggs are best not to be mentioned, and kids' feedback on the steak was that it was the worst they ever had, which I kind of agree with, but they still had to eat it.
I think they went through half a bottle of barbecue sauce each, just to disguise it's original taste.
I work from home most of the time now, so I do not have to pay too much attention to my personal hygiene which is a good thing, because I don't.
I did some laundry about a week ago, spent about five minutes fiddling with the washing machine until it somehow realized that I am an idiot and thankfully turned itself on.
I forgot to empty it though, so clothes pickled inside for about 2 days, and then i remembered and took them out and onto the clothing line, but just now I have remembered that I never took them back into the house.
Well, I better cut this one short then, as I have some clothes to pick off the line.
So as a token of my apology for not posting this long, here's some random girl sketches and speedpaints I did here and there.
Some are nice, others not that much, but hey I still like them because they keep me sane.
As of now I will try to post every couple of days, as I have no excuse not to.
I will chuck in whatever is on the random papers I doodle on around the house, so it is not going to be much, but should be better than than nothing. At least I will feel more alive.

Cheers to all,

Milenko