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Holidays Are Done January 4, 2019

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I had a great holiday week off from work, and it was super busy and fun.

I visited my brother, sister-in-law and family. Five kids is a lot, but we played a few games together, and had a nice time. The kids’re all playing Fortnite these days, when not on YouTube or running around.

I finally got to visit my parents’ house as well. (Pictures in previous post.) We mostly relaxed and watched TV while Dad colored. Mom made tasty food and treats for me. Bailey is a silly dog, but she’s a good girl.

I also got to visit with Erika, Alyssa, and Kate ( and Kate’s Mom). That was nice, just to hang out and chat like we used to. Only now it’s about kids and family.

Over the weekend prior to the New Year, I spent around 50 hours playing D&D with a small group, and we had a blast. We started and ended in a homebrew world, and powered through Curse of Strahd in the middle. The DM went above and beyond, including organizing an in-character candlelit dinner with Strahd.

Formally set table with rose centerpiece and candelabrum.

Pre-Dinner Shot

I am organizing my writing into one place again. I also started listening to a new book after finishing City of Brass. Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller, a young genderfluid thief strives to become one of the Queen’s assassins.

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Family and Christmas November 15, 2012

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My big event of the week(end) was Mom coming to visit Sunday lunch through Tuesday lunch. She spoiled us with lots of good food, including bringing homemade Chex mix and puppy chow. We also watched lots of movies together – Argo, Up and Avengers. Monday, we went thrifting while NTB changed my oil and serpentine belt. We got me five new work shirts and a new short winter jacket.  Also stopped out to Meijer for a few things, including her getting a couple photos printed. It was a very nice visit.

Still requesting prayers for my Grandpa. Waiting to hear more news, been pretty quiet since Saturday.

The store started playing Christmas music this week. They swear it’s only one of the five CDs, but it must be a really long one. One of my radio stations has also gone all-Christmas. Still not sure what our holiday plans are for either Thanksgiving or Christmas. Several options floating around, just need to make decisions. Really wish we could get All of our Nook HD reservations into the store now. I know the storm messed some of it up, but come on, one box at a time isn’t a storm problem. We’re missing sales by a lot lately, and we don’t have the devices people want to buy. Self-correcting problem, I’d think… But then it’s always like that until the flow really starts going for a new device. Still frustrating. And they are very pretty. 🙂

Finished Nicholas and Alexandra by Massie, taking a break from history to read some magazines for a couple weeks. Russian history is fairly depressing. At least now I know the trouble with the Disney version of Anastasia. Rasputin being dead before the family died, and not being vindictive towards them in the least. Though he was a rather rotten man, in any case, though not an evil sorcerer.

Celebrations July 8, 2010

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The nation’s birthday and my Dad’s this week.  Rich back to work and healing well. The new member’s site launched. The new website launched. It has been a busy week, full of work and fun and friends.

I went to a really nice fireworks display, sat in a city park with friends and listened to well-timed music. We ate cherries, watched kids flitting about with sparklers, and relaxed on a warm summer night.

Dad turned 63. I’ll get to see him next month for the big Paige-family birthday party (my two nieces have August birthdays). I called him today, he asked when I was coming up to visit. I’d love to go to the UP for a vacation, and then there’s that needing money and time thing. Gotta get working on that independently wealthy thing, eh?

Bookup had a busy week. We launched the membership system last week with only a couple hiccups. Launched the new website yesterday. I still am not completely happy with the plain blue theme, but Mike likes it. So, it’ll work for now. The member forums have their issues, but tech support is trying to iron them out. In the mean time, very excited that the new systems are in place. Lots of work to do to make everything shine, but it has begun.

Many things to be grateful for. A very good week.