As we creep up to the year 2020..........I'm trying to figure out ways to make my life easier. I actually bought a real-life planner. In it, I'm writing all the currently-known addresses of my friends/family/pen-pals in it--their birthdays if they're willing to tell me (most I know or know the birth month anyways). I'm going to try and be a better pen-pal next year..........as I've severely sucked in that way since my mom died. I did better until May...........and have not written back to my pen-pals since April.........me, who used to answer by the end of the week I'd receive a letter.
My long-time neighbor and elderly friend passed away the other day. It makes me sad I didn't get to really say good-bye to him and I'll miss both him and his dog. In nice weather, we'd sit outside our apartments and chat. We both took turns in winter shoveling our shared walkway in front of our apartments. But he was 78 and that was about how old my mom was and it was very similar circumstances (poor health/recovery after a heart attack). I've lived next door to him for nearly 20 years.
I'm currently working on my final "big project" piece. There will currently be no catch up of coloring older artwork or drawing anything new before I post this work. It ties in to something I plan to post in 2020 (though not on this site, as it's fiction).
"Pokemon Sword/Shield" come out in about a week, if anyone is still interested in it. They've pretty much capped the PokeDex around 400-ish Pokemon and now have so many ridiculous gimmicks that one wonders if it can really still be a "Pokemon game" or just a "game with Pokemon in it". I think GameFreak may need to learn the lesson that Sega (Sonic Team) learned when they burdened each new "Sonic" game with ridiculous gimmicks.
The 4th expansion of the "Transformers TCG" (Siege II: Mercenaries) comes out this Friday. I'm very excited about that............as well as I will pick up my new pair of glasses then, too. I had my annual eye exam on Sunday and while my vision didn't really change, somehow I've gotten some miniscule scratches on my current pair. hmmm
Thanksgiving is nearly here, with Christmas after that. I put up my Christmas tree over the weekend, because.........after everything, I felt I needed some color and cheer. I hope whatever plans you have to round out the year 2019--they all go well for you! :D