Quite obviously, I haven't been "active", just lurking and giving the stray comment or two. Truth is, I've been floundering since the start of this year. There was that temp job I tried, but after too many labor-law violations (and the fact I was absolutely not doing what we discussed in interview) I decided to end it before they went any further. Since I had to leave the nonprofit I'd been contracting at during this due to burnout, things have been... less than productive.
And my brain has not taken well to the sudden overload/drought swing.
I've been trying to take this time to get back into job search and further working on all those old projects/ideas I've had floating around (finishing those will open up more space in my mind and storage), but I've not had a single interview since going unemployed again. At least the sewing has seen some progress. I'll have to wait to actually finish the quilt until I can afford the batting, but the squares are almost completely put together. After that, there's the companion cube that I hit some roadblocks on, and a little engineering project I've wanted to undertake since I was in high school, which I've recently taken to sketching out using online examples and some draft measurements of the part I've been in possession of for several years. At the moment, it looks like the majority of it will be made of bonded cardboard and whatever slat/pole-like material I can come across (this will absolutely work as a reclaimed-materials piece of equipment). When this thing gets made, I might be able to make some sale-worthy artwork with enough practice.
But this all requires that I actually follow through with the work involved and not flake out like I have the past however-many years. My sleep schedule is swinging yet again, so at least I'l have the quiet hours to try...