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Happy Birthday, Toblass!

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Here's hoping you had a magical birthday, even if it is a day late!!  

Merry Christmas to us all!

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Wishing all the love, peace, and joy of the season to my LJ friends and family!  I hope that everyone's dreams and wishes have come true and here's too a fabulous New Year and all the possibilities and adventures it brings!  Love to everyone!  

SS/HG Quiz!

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I made it! I made it!!  Woohoo!  So I got notification that my story 'Stained Glass Shards' is on this week's quiz!!  Can you tell I am excited!  :)  Now, if I can figure out how to get my banner onto my LJ, I will show it off too!! 

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Well, I have returned!  It has been a crazy couple of months - this year is already turning into a doozy let me tell you.  School has been going well, I am still doing good grades wise, and I am looking forward to finishing up this course.  I started a part time job in January as a Merchandiser for American Greetings.  I have recently learned why they have a hard time keeping an employee in my area.  I have the responsibilty of 5 stores by myself, and it is NOT as easy as it sounds!  But, the pay is good and I will have me quite a pot o' cash when the hubby and I head to the Caribbean in September!  I am determined to have me a spa day on the boat!  In the midst of all this, my 13 year old son had a couple of Myoclonic seizures, and the day we were to go to the Neuro in Greenville, he had a Grand Mal.  Scared me to death - I will need a trip to the salon to cover the new grays.  So multiple trips to the ER, an MRI, a CT Scan, blood work, and a brief EEG later, and all I get from the Pediatric Neuro is "we don't know but here is some medication and it might change his personality', 'oh, and by the by, if he seizes again record it for me so I can see it'.  He has been a bit irritable and snippy lately and I can tell he gets mad over little things, but I don't know if that is hormones or the meds or both, so I just watch and crack the whip ever so often!  Of course, the 16 year old drama queen thinks I don't love her anymore because I have been a bit over protective of the boy.  The Red Cross said it wasn't a situation they will message the hubby's command for and budget cuts (don't EVEN get me started on that!) didn't allow for leave this deployment, so I had to tell the hubby everything over the phone or webcam and believe me when I say that the only thing I want from him right now is a hug and then a vacation!  I almost wasn't able to get through that phone call because when it comes to family, the hubby is not afraid of tears and panic!  The worst was after the GM and as we were sitting in the ER, my sell rang and I had to explain what was going on.  The boy was in fine fettle because his EMT was a former Army Ranger and he got all kind of cool stories while we waited.  I was scared about the seizure because my only experience was with my dad who was found to have a brain tumor when his stage 4 lung cancer had spread and I had to Red Cross the hubby then too... only that time, they sent him home.  Luckily the scans were all clear, so no one knows anything and diagnosing is a guessing game - but the ER doc thinks it is not real seizures, but stress.  And I found out my boy was being bullied at school.  To the point of violence - one kid punched him in the head.  The school never even notified me about the incident.  But, I am thankful for what we do have and that my baby is as ok as he can be right now, and it won't be long til the hubby is home and then we are on the fast track to retirement!  Even with the dark clouds, things aren't as bad as they could be!  However, I am in desperate need of a shot of something, or maybe a bottle - and I am headed to the beach as soon as the hubby is home.  THAT will make everything all better!   

Boys of Summer!

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Got to love college baseball!! And what a couple of weeks it has been! The Road To Omaha, the new stadium there, and once again, my Gamecocks are National Champions! Kudos to the other teams that made it to Omaha - especially Florida. It was a great series. And we are NUMBER 1!!!!!

Last Night's Weather

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Hope all of my friends on LJ that were anywhere near that line of storms are ok! I know I am glad to have my power back and to have escaped with no damage to me or mine. All around my area there are trees down and houses damaged, but the worst we got was the power out til this morning. Will be praying for everyone affected.

So, is it my turn to scream?

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AHHHHH! Can't say that was very satisfying at all. This has turned into the month from hell, for sure. I knew that almost shut down of the gubmint would finally catch up to us. It is scary how it only takes one paycheck out of sync to throw things for a loop. I have pared everything back as far as it would pare and still be recognizable. I have put things off or canceled things completely - including a school trip for my son (was just to a theme park, but I felt bad anyway). I was going to start school soon, but that is out now. And I just don't know what to do now. I usually don't write stuff out like this, but I just got to the end of my tether and the hubby is already getting crazy about budget and all. And the catalyst? A yearbook - for my son. They want 40 bucks for a yearbook. Is absolutely ridiculous. GAH! Hopefully, I will get things balanced again, BEFORE we fall off this highwire.

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I Did It!!

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Yep, I really did!  I can't believe it either...lol.  So I finally got brave and posted a story to Ashwinder!  YAY me!  I know I have put stuff on my LJ, but there is something so intimidating about putting yourself out there on an archive like that.  But, thank you Teddy for your encouragement, along with my friends on here who have read my meager offerings on LJ.  I truly appreciate the cheerleading!!  Hopefully, this is just the start of more of my plot bunnies fully realized!!   

Mar. 9th, 2011

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So...my child will be attending her very first High School dance this weekend.  I don't recall my dances being such a production, but I guess that would be why MY mother was laughing her arse off at me everytime I turned around and the girl was asking for something else.  We have the dress, shoes, handbag, hair doodads, scarf, and NOW she needs hose...thigh highs is what she wants...thigh highs.  <headdesk> I DO NOT look forward to the prom.  This is a military ball and is not as big a deal as the prom since only JROTC and their dates are involved.  I dread the "big" dance!!

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Another GS100 Drabble

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 It had been a long night.  The war against the Dark Lord had been fought and won.  Unfortunately, several Death Eaters had escaped to wreak havoc wherever they could.  Tonight, after five years, it was over.  The raid had killed the LeStrange brothers and their compatriots.
     Hermione found her husband in his private study.  He was staring steadily into the fire.
     "Severus, what are you doing?"
     "Retiring my dear, finally retiring."
     The former spy turned and smiled at his wife.  He took her hand and led her from the room.  Alone, the fire raged, flames eating at a silver mask.

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