If you’re one of a dozen or so people who check this blog regularly, you might have noticed that updates have been few and far between lately. The holidays being what they are, which normally takes up a large chunk of my December, had the addition of my brother’s 50th birthday event the weekend before Christmas break.
Add on top of all of that, we had a wave of sickness (not COVID thankfully) roll through our home as well. All that being said, I haven’t had a lot to say here lately. My gaming/hobby time has fallen off a cliff and with the start of the new year, I was trying to re-dedicate myself to the various projects that are either ongoing or something I was looking to take on.
So far, this fresh approach to my hobby life to begin the new year is off to a hopeful start. I’ve restarted my painting projects (looking at you ANKH and others) and I’m looking to start a new one in the fact that I was planning on building my first model kit since I was a teenager.
The big issue I’m still facing is that my 3D printer has been out of commission for a while, and I am still unable to get it operational so I can continue printing projects. Try as I might, I am cannot get the printer bed to stay level to the gantry. On the flip side, I haven’t really taken the time to really work in earnest to troubleshoot this issue.
The other big thing that I’ve been tossing around for a while is trying my hand at designing my own boardgame. I’ve sat on a general concept for years, but I’ve never taken anything more than some initial steps towards making that concept a reality. I’m hoping this year that I finally get off my ass and really work towards this goal. I’ve wasted enough time.
So yeah, 2022 has already started off on that lovely Omnicron foot, but I am hopeful that as things ebb and flow, it will allow me to stay focused and on track to getting those goals met.
Oh and did I mention I have a serious RPG deficiency at the moment?
I am hopeful that by the end of January we will see this latest surge dip back down and we can continue in person all those activities and hobbies that we all love so much. After all, if we can’t do it with friends and family, what’s the point.