The last few (okay, several) weeks have been slow in terms of painting. Work at this time of year is pretty gonzo, and I find by the time I drag myself home, I lack the energy or inclination to sit down with a brush. It could also be the time of year, as the world has been looking particularly gloomy of late, which does little to improve my frame of mind. I'm getting to the point where I miss painting, to be honest, but I've not been feeling it, and I learned some time ago that forcing projects, and turning them into work, is generally a bad idea.
On a happy note, I had a package arrive as part of the Blogger Secret Santa organized by Ian at The Blog with No Name, and his enormously patient wife, Cath. I opened it just enough to confirm it was from Secret Santa, and have since handed it over to my own Beloved for safe-keeping. Now I just have to patiently wait for Christmas to find out what the man in the red suit brought. I'm still waiting for word that the package I sent out has arrived. It was supposedly shipped weeks ago, so I'm working on the assumption the Royal Mail is simply dragging its heels.
I've one more thoroughly busy week coming up, and then things hopefully will begin to settle down a bit. With a little luck, I should have a few easy days where I can do some Christmas prep, and then the Cub arrives, and we'll be in full Holiday mode.
With a little over three weeks left in the year, I was looking at my start-of-the-year goals and taking stock. The plan had been to bring my Antigonids and M&T French to 400 points, my BA Soviets to 500, my Skorne to 35, paint an Ayyubid force, and start fantasy Impetus Rohhirim. Instead, I brought my Soviets to over 1000 points, started both Ayyubids and Spartans for Impetus, finished 200 points of French, 15 points of Skorne, a human team for Bloodbowl, finished up a small playable force for Dystopian Wars. Not bad, I think.