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Green Room - Break Week - Day 2

Now that I'm seeing the non-mandatory topic thread filling up: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/961914.html I'm thinking I should have made this more difficult! :D

But for those of you not planning on writing, or not planning on doing it right away - you should get ahead on your reading and check out what has already come in!

Show them some love for the holidays!

It's the Spirit of Yule!


Today is the last day in the office until next Tuesday! I'm pretty excited about that. It also means that it's the last dash of "omg, I still have so much to get and I'm almost out of time and don't have much money!" I hope people enjoy their gift-wrapped kicks. I've been saving them up all year!


What's going on with you?

Btw - if you can spare any good thoughts, please send them to our own puppetmaker40 and her husband, Peter. I'm sending all I can spare right now. http://www.peterdavid.net/2016/12/22/yes-peter-is-in-the-hospital-no-we-are-not-entirely-sure-why/


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Dec. 22nd, 2016 02:37 pm (UTC)


Dec. 22nd, 2016 02:43 pm (UTC)
Happy 1st!
Dec. 22nd, 2016 02:38 pm (UTC)

I am knitting like crazy trying to finish a hat before Sunday. I feel like this scramble to knit thing is getting old.

I'm at the dentist with my husband this morning. He had to have a sedation appointment. We left home at 6. I hope he is finished soon and I can go home and get a nap.

Dec. 22nd, 2016 03:11 pm (UTC)

Hope all goes well!

Dec. 22nd, 2016 10:10 pm (UTC)
I need to finish one more hat, then I can wash and deliver most of the hats my coworkers all ordered at the last minute. One will have to be an after-Christmas hat, but that's okay.
Dec. 22nd, 2016 10:40 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! That's awesome!
Dec. 22nd, 2016 02:43 pm (UTC)
Dec. 22nd, 2016 03:12 pm (UTC)

Our furnace is 💩 out! Service dude just left.

Dec. 22nd, 2016 06:31 pm (UTC)
Left without fixing it?
Dec. 24th, 2016 07:14 pm (UTC)
He came back.
Dec. 22nd, 2016 03:22 pm (UTC)
What's been going on with us lately?

It's been a whirlwind two years. Nick passed away (formerly known as oldscratchx) over one year ago.

Carrie/us diagnosed with ASD (autism spectrum disorder). I've found that about 80-90% multiples are also autistic, at least folks I've met anyway.

The diagnosis led us employment through autism at work program at a large software development company.

Carrie's now a technical writer... She's out on loan to support for the next year or so. I like the job, just has a long ass commute. We can/do work from home 1-3 dys a week.

There's a co-worker that drives me crazy.

Right now we're waiting for the shuttle to pick us up from train station that'll take us to where we work.

That's it in a nutshell
Dec. 22nd, 2016 04:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks Gary-
We are still in a holding pattern as they decide what the heck is going on.

He is in good spirits and seems to be getting better.
Dec. 22nd, 2016 04:37 pm (UTC)
Keeping your family in my thoughts.
Dec. 22nd, 2016 10:32 pm (UTC)
Thinking of you and yours through this trying time.

Edited at 2016-12-23 12:41 am (UTC)
Dec. 22nd, 2016 04:34 pm (UTC)
Returned late last night from a long getaway to the coast. *mommaheartbeat* It was healing.

Things are falling apart here and all I want to do is run away.

Now to catch up. And bake. Baking is also cathartic.
Dec. 22nd, 2016 06:43 pm (UTC)
*Hugs* Happy baking and happy holidays
Dec. 22nd, 2016 09:33 pm (UTC)
Baking has powers to heal. Hugs you tight.

I'm so glad you were able to be near the ocean. What was her mood?
Dec. 22nd, 2016 07:24 pm (UTC)
It's my birthday tomorrow. I'll be alone. I know of a holiday party but I'm not sure I'd really enjoy my time there as I don't drink and I tend to find any party in a lounge/bar to not be my cup of tea without a good wing person. I have a long time friend who will be there but the last few years that friendship is on the rocks (I don't even recall me mentioning him in my whole essay about friends... that's how rocky it's gotten... and not even a fight, just a disconnect on life values/world thought).

Anyways, that's where my head is. Birthday, single, alone, and I don't know. Hope the rest of you have a great holiday though.
Dec. 23rd, 2016 06:30 am (UTC)
Sounds like your birthday won't be what you would wish. That is always hard. Still, I hope you do find a way to celebrate you're being in the world. I am certainly happy you're part of LJIDOL's world. Your honesty and humor, and the fact that you're the only of us who gets to yell at Gary, makes you downright special. And your are one of the Idol-ers I look forward to seeing. So, if it's okay, I'd like to celebrate your being here which wouldn't be possible without your birthday - a happy day that deserves notice and celebration.

I hope you find a way to make your birthday special to you. Fill it with unrestrained self-indulgence. That's what I do. (Wink)
Dec. 22nd, 2016 09:45 pm (UTC)
Was able to go shopping at 7:00 this morning. First time in weeeeks! However, that was it for me for today. Will see what I can do tomorrow.

Four stories! I'm so excited! I have three fairly solid ideas, but I want to hook up my new (to me) tower if I can, because I was thinking of trying a little mixed media myself - inspired by kfp_rawr! - and I need my scanner for that. But! I will not allow myself to read my fellow idol-ers' offerings until after my stories are, at least, written. If I don't do it this way my confidence bottoms out before I even start.

Oh! And I bought zucchinis and chocolate chips because I want to make that incredible zucchini loaf that I mistakenly deleted and now have to go and hunt for - don't you hate when you do that?

I don't celebrate Christmas, but for those of you who do, I want to wish you a joyous, loving, and dramaless weeked, and I pray you are all safe and well, and very well loved...and that you get lots and lots of hugs!


Edited at 2016-12-22 09:52 pm (UTC)
Dec. 22nd, 2016 10:11 pm (UTC)
I have some good ideas for stories, but I also have a Black Cloud hanging over me that is keeping me from wanting to write or finish things or really do much of anything right now. All I have to do is get through the next three days and one of them's almost over.
Dec. 22nd, 2016 10:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, I am so sorry about the Black Cloud. I hope it dissipates faster than expected. Hugs
Dec. 24th, 2016 12:31 am (UTC)
It's getting better, especially now that I've realized certain people are living down to my expectations so I wasn't wrong to make the decision I made that brought on the cloud.

I'm forcing myself to write after Christmas. That will help. My new eight-legged reindeer icon also helps. So cute!
Dec. 24th, 2016 12:41 am (UTC)
Just looked at your icon and burst out laghing. Good one!

I'm glad you're feeling better. I hope the next few days just keep getting better for you. Hugs
Dec. 22nd, 2016 10:39 pm (UTC)
A few days ago one of our Idol-ers posted a picture of a drool inspiring chocolate chip zucchini loaf, and then so kindly sent me the recipe - I believe it was Daniel's recipe. I accidentally deleted it, and I can't even remember who posted it!!!!! I'm so mad at myself right now. Forgive my addled brain. There's no rush. And I am sorry, and thank you! (Headdesk)
Dec. 22nd, 2016 11:35 pm (UTC)
Is anyone else having issues with the LJ app? It wasn't loading entries. So, I tried logging off, but now I can't log back in.
Dec. 23rd, 2016 12:18 am (UTC)
I had a Christmas meal out today. Nice food but I found it quite stressful... some of the people there were very loud, others were very rude. My resolution for 2017 is to spend more time at home, with no people.
Dec. 23rd, 2016 02:32 am (UTC)
Many good wishes to puppetmaker40 and her guy. It's bad when you know something is wrong, but it's so much worse when you have no idea what it is. I wish we could just bring in Dr. House to figure it out and resolve it.
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