My parent’s 45th wedding anniversary was a weekend ago or so. I forget what day exactly. I mention this because on some level every relationship in this comic is kind of a reflection of their union. It would be hard to pick two more seemingly different people to put together, but their marriage is easily one of the most successful in our family at the very least. Growing up with that as my standard has made my relationships more difficult in some ways because my parents are outliers as far as marital success is concerned. Certainly not perfect, but as close as a human could be reasonably expected to achieve.
The Teen used to be so confused by my parents since they rarely spend time together the way her much less happy parents did. Over time she figured out how and why things worked though. With any luck the example set will help her in her marriage. One can only hope.
I figured out the exact spot on my shoulder I needed to deal with in order to get my face to stop going numb. It’s almost two feet from my head, but that’s the human body for you. Now that I’m rolling it out every so often my face feels much better and I can focus on things way better than when I’m distracted by it.
Many of my daily health rituals fell away when I was periodically looking after Grandpa and it lead to a decline in health to be sure. I’ve made an effort to reestablish those rituals and it’s very slowly rolling back the clock. With pretty significant changes to my diet my legs have stopped being swollen and unpleasant all the time. They aren’t fixed, but they don’t impede my efforts they way they had started to. Little by little I’m trying to claw my way back to some semblance of health. Would I like faster results? Of course, but I’ve come to know that relentless effort works better long term when compared to extreme bursts of it. Hopefully the damage done isn’t so much that I can’t rebound eventually. I guess we’ll all see…
If you’d like to support me in my efforts to keep making this comic, & keep not dying, please consider doing so via the links above. I would certainly appreciate it if nothing else. I’m also working on some non comic related passion projects when I can that I hope to reveal at some point this year. Of course this will always take priority. Still, I find that people enjoy things other people are passionate about so maybe you’ll enjoy these other things too once I get them made. In any case, god willing, I will see you on Wednesday. Until then, don’t let the bastards grind you down.