Summer was going great. I have been working hard on developing my main characters for The Adventures of Aspie Andy. I’m about to embark on a large scale project which will include Andy and his antics. I’m still going to keep it under wraps until the finished product is ready to unveil. I’m very excited about this as Andy is going to be the one who can speak for thousands of kids with Aspergers and will be helping those who don’t quite get it, have a better understanding on how we think and view the world.
The beginning of November brought a lot of changes to me and my family. I am proud to say that my little brother Mikel (affectionately known as Buzzy) has embarked on a life changing adventure. He has just finished his 6th week of basic training and working his way to graduating and becoming a Weapons Technician Specialist in the Canadian Navy. I’ve had the chance to talk to him a few times and I don’t think I could ever comprehend the training he is going through. It sounds rough but the pride in his voice is something I can hear. I can’t wait to see him at Christmas and see the transformation in him. I’ll be sure to post a picture of the two of us.
November was life changing for me as well. I became very sick and was hospitalized for a couple of weeks. Without getting into the nitty gritty, I have been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and ulcerated Colitis. Since my hospital stay I’ve moved back home with my Mom and find it less stressful on my life and I’m able to concentrate on my art and take on projects. I’ve created a few pieces since my last posting and have decided to sell copies of them. I’ll post the prices as well.
My 2 cats are now happily living at my Dad’s house. They still have each other but better yet, have a yard they can go out and explore. It was quite funny seeing them come nose to nose with their first squirrel. Being the city boys they are they had no idea that a country cat would immediately chase them. Their curiosity was in figuring out what it was and that’s as far as it went. They happily live in harmony with nature, especially the squirrels.
Now it’s December and Christmas is soon on our doorstep. I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and all good health and happiness in 2015. I know I count my blessings every day and after a rough 4 months can hardly wait to see what exciting and new things the New Year will bring.
With warmest wishes from me, Mark.