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Yeah!!! Finished my Slashy Santa story and posted it. Had to change a lot of things. figured out what was making it seem flat, rewrote some bits and posted the sucker.

And not before I finished the beta I was doing on another story and sent it back to the writer. Depending on how she feels about the suggestions I made, I may not have anymore work to do on this exchange!

Feels good, I tell ya.

And I signed on for another challenge which is due SOON, so gotta start it. It's for the Silmarillion 40, to celebrate 40 years since The Silmarillion was published. I have more than a month to write a story based on a prompt that I chose from a list, so I should be able to get this done without stressing too much.

I'm also behind on 3 SWG challenges that I really, really wanted to do. One I've almost finished though.

In real life, what else happens but family drama? I must be getting used to it because the latest round didn't faze me anymore.

The thing that bothered me the most was Sean losing his glasses in the lake up at the cottage. It's his other grandmother's place in Coboconk, Ontario (yes, pronounced just like it's spelled-LOL), on the shores of Balsam Lake in the Kawarthas (that's a holiday region where there are a lot of cottages and resorts. It's very pretty.)

At least the poor kid had a spare pair of glasses at home (which his great-grandmother ran up to him amid much drama and I felt was unfair that it had to fall to her to do it-she's 80 ffs and didn't need the stress) and although they're older ones they still fit him and he can see out of them.

When school starts in 3 more weeks I'm going to apply for some of the school insurance which is really cheap (about $6.00 per year if I remember correctly but it's been a few years since I've purchased it). That will cover him for a new pair because our family insurance plan only covers new glasses every four years and he'll have to wait until January 2019 before I can get him some from that plan.

What else? My daughter is having issues. She suffers from clinical depression and it's hit her again hard because of a recent road rage incident that happened to her. I think she might move back here for awhile to calm down and bring little Jessica with her. Jess has to start kindergarten in September too, but she can go to the school Sean used to down the street from here.

Haven't heard from my son Jamie for awhile but I think that's because he owes both his dad and myself money! LOL. Whatevs.

OK gotta go. As you see, I didn't write anything exciting but that's because I'm all burned out from writing exciting fic! (LOL - no, just kidding - sort of.)

Don't bust my ladyballs. I just wanted to get back on here and write something!

Date: 2017-08-14 11:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dawn_felagund
No ladyball bustage from these quarters. ;) I'm glad to see you around! Congrats on finishing your SS story! (It is kind of funny to see everyone talking about Slashy Santa ... in the middle of August! :D)

I am also behind on the SWG challenges; I have two stories begun but nowhere near finished (and I don't foresee a lot of writing time coming up with the school year beginning and all ...)

I know what my middle-schoolers are like as far as being responsible for their personal belongings, so I can only imagine the stress of parenting a young person with an expensive but necessary personal belonging!

a recent road rage incident

That sounds horrible and scary. I hope she's okay. :(

Date: 2017-08-15 06:44 pm (UTC)
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Jeez, that's awful! What a jackass! It's one thing to be in such a godforsaken hurry to tailgate someone, but then to deliberately try to punish/terrify them for doing the speed limit (rather than simply passing and moving on with life).

When I lived in Maryland, I felt (and still feel) that people like that should have their licenses stripped, no warnings and no exceptions. Their disregard for human life and safety means that they shouldn't be permitted behind the wheel of a car. They are worse than people who drive intoxicated because there is no explanation for behavior like that except a desire to harm another person.

One of the things I love about living in Vermont is that I don't have to be terrified every time I go out to drive. Tailgaters were the absolute worst to me in Maryland precisely because of what happened to Olivia last year; traffic was so heavy and congested there that it was nothing to crest a hill or round a corner and go from 65 mph to zero in a matter of seconds, and I was constantly on edge worrying that the person behind me wasn't going to be able to stop in time and would go right through the rear of my car. When I was small, my parents were hit from behind by a woman going 60 mph while they were stopped at a redlight; she drove them into five rows of cars in front of them and they continue to suffer pain from that accident, which was now more than thirty years ago.

I hope she can weather her depression as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Edited Date: 2017-08-15 06:46 pm (UTC)

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