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A Wedding and Halloween Parties October 26, 2012

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Friends of ours got married this past weekend. It was a lovely ceremony and hand-fasting. We had a nice, cold afternoon in the park celebrating. And a fun evening at the bride’s mom’s house. There was a campfire, and fire-spinning. Such pretty fire.

Last night was the first night of the annual two-night Halloween party. The crowd was a bit smaller than usual, but we had a good time. Tonight promises to be the huge mass of people we’re used to. I think tomorrow I’m just going to sleep, but there is another party with a big bonfire. Two more parties next week.

Two months until Christmas, retail is heating up. The big setup starts the day after Halloween. Rich is still looking for a new job. Life is a bit crazy, but we’re having fun.

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Celebratory February February 9, 2012

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Had a good Sunday with my brother’s family, celebrating my nephew’s birthday with all the aunts, uncles and cousins. Excellent lunch – especially the fruit salsa. Cinnamon pita chips to dip in apples, strawberries and peaches mixed with marmalade. Delicious. The franks in bacon weren’t bad either.

This weekend will be a Valentine’s party with friends. All sorts of parties, actually, but I think I’m only going to one. Rich and I will celebrate together on Sunday, dinner and a movie, probably. Not really a big thing for me.

Next weekend, we’ll be celebrating a wedding. That will be excellent. They are creating a convention around their wedding.

 

Waiting For… January 26, 2012

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It has been a rough week. Some good, some bad. Now I’m waiting. Waiting on one last W2. Waiting on upcoming events. Waiting for calls to be returned. Waiting for mail to arrive.

On the good side of things. Happy Birthday Aunt Terri. Hope you have a good day tomorrow. My nephew is celebrating soon as well. Friends are getting married in three weeks and are throwing a convention to celebrate. So, that’ll be great fun.

Finances and health are balancing out. I’ll be starting Mirena next month, hopefully that will turn out well. One more bill will be fully paid of next month as well. Leaving us down to two, and halfway there monetarily. Looking optimistically towards tax return time, but I haven’t run any numbers yet.

Also waiting on winter. We had some solid ice on Friday last, but where’s the pretty snow? Tornadoes are not winter weather.

 

Busy Halloween November 3, 2011

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I completely forgot to post last week with all the busy, and this week is just about as crazy. Halloween parties, a wedding, and my last two weeks working at the school. Tomorrow is my last day of that, in fact. It’s been a good run, but they have no more money to pay me with, so that’s that. Gotten a few things taken care of, have a few more to do yet. Tires are next up, been too busy to get to the shop thus far. One medical bill paid off. Another sent to collections because they stopped sending us bills, so I had nowhere to send payments. Sorting that one out via email as I type… hopefully.  I don’t pay collections, I pay the people we owe.

No school after this week means I’ll be getting back on my improvement plans. Both job and web design. Working six days a week meant I had no energy left over for those things. We just transferred all our domains from Rich’s job at eCommerce over to our HostGator account, so soon, everything will be in one place.

Health seems pretty stable, no noticeable improvement, or deterioration.   Still not eating my best. Both stress and stress eating are no good for my joints. But I’m trying to be more conscious again. Still buying appropriate groceries and eating (mostly) appropriate lunches (I did have Cheddar Bay Biscuits today). It’s sweets and dinners I don’t cook that are my weakness and downfall. It just too cold out to want salad all the time. ::excuses, excuses, excuses:: But I’m doing alright.

The Holidays are heading our way, are you ready?

Warm Enough, Yet? May 12, 2011

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Lovely weather this week. Some sun, lots of heat. I am enjoying being warm. Basements are still keeping cool without AC and upstairs is nice and comfy.

Friends got married this past weekend. A nice hand fasting mixed with a traditional ceremony. Everyone was so lovely all dressed up. Tons of kids running around the place. Then the young folk went out to Dave & Busters to relax without kids or parents. A very nice Saturday night.

Sunday we tried to check out apartments. The first one, there is only one person in the office on Sundays so she’s not allowed to leave to show apartments. This is the one I hadn’t seen yet, she gave us details and floor plans, it’s 3 feet narrower than the one I drew out and won’t work as well for our living room furniture and bookcases. The second, I’d talked to my contact the week before to make sure she was going to be there, but when we arrived, the entire office was closed. So much for that. Saturday we’ll try again.

Keeping track of food, pain and swelling is going well. It shows me just how much things are affecting me. And I get to look at it and realize I’m doing pretty well, all things considered. I’ve been quite tired this week, but that has more to do with three 7am shifts in a row I’d guess. Still not a morning person.

MarCon is looming closer and closer. I have accommodations sorted, but still no toga. Need to look into that. 😉 I’m told bedsheets don’t really work all that well.

My new story has one, possibly two more scenes to go until the first draft is done. Deadline Saturday. I’ll probably stay up late working on that tonight as I don’t have work in the morning, though I am playing chauffeur for a friend.  Just like school, deadlines are good, but sometimes I still wait til the last minute.

Had to get a new pair of work pants this week. Another pair shot through the knee. Hurray for Ohio Thrift. Nice Lee pants, soft and comfy, only $3 and change. I don’t like shopping, but at least I can afford it there.

Just babbling now, should probably stop before i start discussing my Netflix queue. Hope everyone had a good Mother’s Day. Until next week, take care.

Spring Rains April 29, 2011

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The weather has been crazy. Rain and wind and storming all over the place. Massive damage down south, but only minor damage around here. I love spring storms. Listening to them, walking in them, reveling in them. I missed them so much when I lived in Boise. Something about washing away the dullness of winter and bringing everything back to life again. It fills me with happiness and energy. And, as noted last week, the spring cleaning bug.

I always use cleaning to procrastinate, but in spring, it gets crazy. Cleaning closets and emptying drawers, getting rid of the old to make space for the new. When money allows, buying new – new clothes is an odd new fad for me. Hurray for Ohio Thrift end of the month sales. Still ought to get a new pair of work pants. I’ve also got the moving bug this year, I want more space. So, I look around and think packing on top of cleaning.

A quiet week for me. Relaxing and writing cleaning. Exciting things coming up, though. Conventions and a wedding. Rich starts his new job officially on Monday. A regular schedule again at last.

Cleaning beckons, and I’m away.