Merry Christmas to all!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday. A quick update: for Christmas I was lucky enough to receive a desk that raises so that it can be worked at from standing. While I am still on the mend, and getting better by the day, my back prohibited sitting for and length of time. This also put a severe damper on both ability and also motivation for being at LIL and working on this lovely place.
I am optimistic that this new setup will be both a boon and a blessing.
I am told by my sadist... I mean physical therapist.... that it just takes time and I'll be back to my old self soon. I asked her if I could be twenty pounds lighter instead. Ironically, that has happened... :D
I am truly sorry for my absence. I have missed being here, even more so than my normal work-related absences. I have been diving back into the M&R environment and I want to put a little more work into it and then open it for preliminary testing at the start of the new year. The Goddess abhors a plan, but you know me... I have to have one anyway.
I will ask that if any of you that are still around and hanging around here on a daily basis feel the Christmas spirit, please think about contributing to bandwidth this month. I missed a month of server costs and with my lack of activity and natural evolution of the site, the donations have dwindled. We are about $500 short and that's rough on top of medical bills. I will figure it out, but contributions are always welcome.
If you are one of Ren's fans, she has asked for donations towards a shutter stock subscriptions. She is four or five images away from having the maidenhead book completely roughed out, and she has sworn to me that it will be done soon as well.
I love all of you out there. I have been amazed at how such an unexpected and unwelcome catastrophe can really make one appreciate how precious everything is. I adore this community... and I hope all of you are warm, safe and happy on this eve of merriment.
-Lissa (and Ren)