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Lurking in the shadows!

Hello all! Just thought I would announce that I AM still alive! It has been way too busy for people, and I have found myself merely hit and run reading LJ lately. I aim to be a better poster, but I fear that will be after this month is over. Goodness, what a whirlwind this year, especially recently, has been! Hope all the flist is awesome! See you here and there as we move on to the holidays! Love and hugs to you all!

Hurricanes A'Coming!

All my buds in South Carolina and Georgia - and anywhere else affected by ol' Joachim - be safe, be smart, and I wonder how much drought they will say we are in after it is over!


Another week has flown!

There is nothing more boring than a hospital. Especially when you are the one waiting on someone else. My boy and I had to be at Greenville Memorial at 8:30 Tuesday. That is about an hour and a half from home. Then after they got us in a room, we sat. And we sat. And they came and electroded his head. Luckily, as they were doing that, we discovered that the SYFY channel was showing horrible "B" flicks. They are so bad that we love to watch! And to top it off, one of our fave "B" flicks was on! If you haven't seen Eric Estrada in 'Chupacabra Vs The Alamo', well you haven't seen a bad movie EVER! After the boy was wired, we went back to the room and sat some more. We were both relieved when 10:30 rolled around and we could think about going to bed. I am a night owl, but I was ready for sleep by 11. That is how boring a 24 hour EEG is. The nurses and techs were great. The two doctors we met were nice, maybe someone will figure out what is going on with my kid's brain. He thinks that there is just too much brain for his head. He could be right as he is quite smart. :)
We got home early on Wednesday, and even though we had both slept all night long, we went BACK to bed. The chair that turns into a bed wasn't really all that conducive to good sleep. Then Thursday was my daughter's birthday, so we went out to lunch and then home, and cut grass and pruned a bit. One day, my list of "Things Shell Needs To Do In The House and Yard" is going to get done. I just don't anticipate it happening in my lifetime! But that is half the fun, I think!


My SED contribution!

I see I am a few days late, but I figured I would jump up on the SED bandwagon as it careened on by!! This weekend has been busy, the daughter will be home from her first year of college this week, and we have been preparing for that. I take my boy for a 24 hour EEG this week. We may be getting off the anti-seizure meds! He is thrilled. I am happy but also a bit wary as they are not testing him sans medication. It would make me feel better if they would take him off his meds for a couple of days before testing. Even the risk of a seizure would be worth knowing for sure if he was clear. But, I am not the doctor.
Yard/house work is coming along. The flowers on my azaleas are finally gone, so I can go out and prune, prune, prune! Some of them are quite old and woody, so I anticipate several days of sore muscles and sunburn! I am planning on cleaning out the front flower bed next. There is only one evergreen something or other my mom planter there, a lot of mint, and an itty bitty hydrangea. My plan is to put in lilacs because that is the hubby's favorite. I might also put in gardenias or more hydrangeas... just don't know yet. All I know is that as soon as I get the front done, I will work on the side yards. One one side I have an elderly apple tree, on the other I have space for a dwarf orchard. I want cherries, peaches, plums, apples, and who knows what else. Maybe I will be able to work on the backyard NEXT summer!!!
Ahhh, it is good to be back! See y'all around LJ!

Spring, Prompt fest...

I hope everyone is having a lovely start to Spring. This is one of my most favorite times of year. I love the flowers and trees, and going to the shops and looking at everything I want to put in my yard! Unfortunately, a cold snap has hit, and I am not happy about that! Hopefully the peaches aren't killed off. That would make me very sad. As far as writing goes, I am excited about the new promptfest, got my first choice, and am already off and running with it! It is nice to be back in to something I love. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with this go around!

Happy Birthday, Toblass!

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

Merry Christmas to us all!

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!

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!!