purple_dolphin9: (Severus/Hermione)
2014-02-03 09:47 pm

Tales of upcoming move and birthday cake

Hey everyone~
You know what, I would love to update my journal more than once every six months.
I suppose live does move fast, sometimes too fast for me. Guess I'll start with my November…

I went to help take care of my mom for a couple of weeks while she recovered from an illness, (She's doing fine now)

Then while there Kenny received some news that was not good. It's nothing life threatening or even medically related (just came to me how that sounded) It's something that I really don’t want to get into at the moment, because of all the four letter words that seem to fly and tears.

In December, because of the not so good news we have decided to relocate so now my house is in a mess as we are packing for a two hundred mile trip to our new residence. So after of just over eleven years of living here, a small town that I love we are leaving. I'm not really happy about it, but there is not a lot we can do but suck it up and move on.

I did get something for Christmas that I've wanted for about ten years. I thought I'd let the picture speak the thousand words for me.

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Did I mention that we are moving in with my mom for a while? So in January we went to rearrange some things in her house to accommodate us. We are going to be working on remodeling a older house on the property, (expect a lot of pic spams in the future)
Little fact about our family, my sister and her youngest daughter share the same birthday which was on a day we were there so I made a cake for my sister in the shape of a butterfly and her two oldest decorated it for her, (didn’t think it was such a good idea to have her 7 month old son help, maybe next year) and I made a doll cake for Mackenzie she turned 6.

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 My sister's butterfly cake that the girls decorated for her.

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Mackenzie's Dora doll cake that she wouldn't let us cut until the next day. I am proud to say that this one had the camera's clicking and Kenny in awe, we've been together over eleven years and he didn't know I knew how to decorate cakes.

So now we are back home, trying to decided what we will keep and what we can get rid of and see and when would be the best time to rent a U-Haul and move. With a snow storm that is suppose to dump up to 12 inches on us coming tomorrow this weekend is out. We are hoping for next, or at least I am only because I want this to be fast, like pulling off a band aid hoping that it won't hurt so much.

I was able to carve out a little time for me, it had come to my attention that I had been missing my OTP Severus/Hermione. So I got a little of them in over the weekend, and I did get a story that had been hiding on my hard drive finished, now to find a beta... anyone interested?
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2013-09-16 03:23 pm
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I've Been A Crafty....

Hey all...

I've been spending my time being somewhat crafty lately...

I made this bath mat for a friend of ours daughter's bridal shower ( and I use that term loosely, maybe I'm just old school but I think a bridal shower should be for the bride and for gifts that she can use to surprise her man with on the wedding night. I think of this more of a party before the wedding to get gifts that you'd get at the wedding. And what is the deal with a couples bridal shower? I would have the thought that the name would have implied that it was for the bride only. But on to the pictures.)

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and I made her these Country/Redneck wine glasses (Pick which ever name you think fits)

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Also they had a bachelorette party, that turned into a dinner with men in attendance including the groom to be. Anyway, another friend and I made chocolates for the party in the shape of the male member and some were with white chocolate and colored correctly. (I forgot to upload the pics) We did this all in an effort to embarrass the bride to be and it worked in spades.

In other news it has turned chilly here today, well really over night and K had the fan in the window most of the night because he's always hot and now I'm not feeling so well. So now I'm trying to get the apple butter I'm making finished before this icky feeling turns into a full blown cold.

Think I'm going to go watch a movie and huddle with the dog under the blanket.
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2013-09-01 07:23 pm

I'm Back

Hello all… (well if there is anyone left around here;)

Yeah it's me… I know long time no see.

Where to start? Well let me tell y'all what's been going on with me.

In the spring I decided that I wanted to get on the spring cleaning, in doing all the cleaning I hurt my back further than it already was, of course I kept going until I finally gave up and went to the doctor who put me in PT for about 6 weeks that really didn't do more than make me feel worse.

When I hurt I tend to become anti social hence I didn't want to talk to anyone or do much of anything.
A few weeks ago the doctor, (my doctor, not the one that I saw who put me in PT) changed my pain medicine to something longer lasting and stronger.

WOW!!!!! What a difference that made. I was finally able to get the house back together, and keep up with the daily cleaning. I'm able to exercise now, hopefully I can lose weight (so far I've lost about 17 pounds only another 70 to go)
I have not felt this good in several years and really didn’t realize it until I started the stronger pain meds.

Yes, I really don’t like taking them. When I first started on them they gave me a horrible migraine for 2 weeks and they do make me a little loopy at times, but I am able to get things done that I haven’t in longer than I care to think about.
I'm back to crafting again, hopefully I can get pictures posted sometime this week. I'm designing or modifying patterns again that's something I haven’t done for a very long time.

I have ideas bouncing around my brain for videos.

Looking back it really sucked to be in that much pain, I didn't realize how many things I had stopped doing because I didn't want to bother people with my problems.

If anyone is still around hopefully I'll be on a little more…  or what will be keeping me away is doing something and not just because I don’t want to talk to anyone.
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2013-03-24 01:29 pm
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I am featured on the quiz

The story I wrote for this years exchange is on this weeks [livejournal.com profile] quiz_sshg the theme is odd jobs. (I know I'm still trying to play catch up...more on that later)

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Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] morethansirius for the lovely banner
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2012-11-10 10:13 pm
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Well, it's been a while. First my computer went all wonky, so I had to move all my files which wouldn’t have been so bad if my back up drive wasn’t safely put up in the safe that the electronic lock wont work on and we have lost the master key too. So something that should have taken a little time ended up taking days but I was able to save all my files so that was good.

Then the other morning I jammed my little toe when I got up, of course I swear the vacuum jumped out in front of me. Anyway I didn’t give it much thought until the next day when it hurt like crazy, I had an appointment with the doctor anyway for something else and figured since I was there I'd have it looked at. I've had broken toes before, this didn’t look anywhere near as bad as those but he took an x-ray anyway said he didn’t see anything. I said "great" and came home. Well the nurse called that evening, like a half hour before the doctor office closed. She said the doctor that they send them to for reading said I had a small fracture close to my foot. Oh goody, now I get to wear this height of fashion for the next month.

Doesn’t help that it's getting cold here, I was coming home today mentally trying to go though my sock drawer for warmer socks than what I usually wear.

Guess this will give me the time to get some videos made, which might be a good thing since I have a list that I want to finish soon.

Other than that it's been quiet in my little corner of the world.

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2012-10-18 09:29 pm
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What I've been up to....

So I've been a little crafty the last couple of days and thought I'd share what I've been working on.

First I made 5 of these angels, would have done 6 but I ran out of the large lace I was using for them.


Cut for all the pics..... )

more finished.

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2012-10-15 01:56 pm
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The Muse...

I have the worse case of writers block. ARGHHHH! I don’t like it one bit, I've tried to write through it which usually works…not this time. If something doesn’t change soon I'm going to have to drop the Severus/Hermione story I'm writing for journeystory and try again next year, no I'm not happy about it.

Now I let you get back to your regularly scheduled programs.

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2012-09-07 11:09 am
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Just a quick note...

Hi all,

Just a little quick post...

I signed up for smutty_claus fic exchange and thought that I would pass along that today is the last day for sign ups. 

Oh FYI: It is Harry Potter centric.
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2012-08-13 10:06 am

Update & a Fan Fic

I know it's been a while… I was at my moms and her internet wouldn’t allow me to keep logged into livejournal or post pretty much anything unless it was to my journal. It wouldn't even display all of my friended journals on my friends page, very aggravating. Of course my week there ended up being almost 3 weeks and I was happy to be back home when I returned.

I've also started posting my story Far Away over on DolphinxDreams, you can check out the first chapter I Never Loved you!

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2012-06-22 08:48 pm
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2012-06-05 06:41 pm
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Posted my first story on my community

Just a quick note to let you all know that I posted a Severus/Hermione story One Last Night on dolphinxdreams
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2012-06-05 05:25 pm

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Hello,

Just a couple of things……

If you’re here by way of the sshg_exchange please check out this post What I like to read Severus/Hermione on dolphinxdreams.

Also if anyone is in need of a code for archive of our own I have a few. Just pm me.

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2012-06-03 09:39 am
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What I've been up too......

Hello Everyone,

I know long time no see, been a little busy around here.

I've decided to write this year for scifibigbang & het-bigbang & sshg_exchange. That might keep my summer hopping. I do already have my draft done for scifibigbang so only two more to go. Woohoo!!!

So a few years ago I had the idea to start a community for my graphics, but my dad passed away and I never used it. Then I decided that there were far more talented people with the graphics than I.

Anyway the other day I got an email that they were going to delete the community and had the idea to put my stories and vids on there instead. It's called dolphinxdreams and right now there is not much on the community except for a short introduction and a post about what I like and don’t like to read when it comes to Severus/Hermione.

If someone the time and wanted to make me a small banner for my bio on there with my ships, (Sam/Cam, 10/Donna, & Severus/Hermione) I would be eternally grateful.

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2012-04-10 10:03 pm

CISPA is the new SOPA

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] sue_denimmeat CISPA is the new SOPA
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] hollymac_79at CISPA is the new SOPA
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] spikedluvat CISPA is the new SOPA
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] velvetwhipat CISPA is the new SOPA
Here's their next move: The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, would obliterate any semblance of online privacy in the United States.

And CISPA would provide a victory for content owners who were shell-shocked by the unprecedented outpouring of activism in opposition to SOPA and Internet censorship.

The House of Representatives is planning to take up CISPA later this month. Click here to ask your lawmakers to oppose it.

SOPA was pushed as a remedy to the supposed economic threat of online piracy -- but economic fear-mongering didn't quite do the trick.

So those concerned about copyright are engaging in sleight of hand, appending their legislation to a bill that most Americans will assume is about keeping them safe from bad guys.

This so-called cyber security bill aims to prevent theft of "government information" and "intellectual property" and could let ISPs block your access to websites -- or the whole Internet.

Don't let them push this back-door SOPA. Click here to demand that your lawmakers oppose CISPA.

CISPA also encourages companies to share information about you with the government and other corporations.

That data could then be used for just about anything -- from prosecuting crimes to ad placements.

And perhaps worst of all, CISPA supercedes all other online privacy protections.

Please click here to urge your lawmakers to oppose CISPA when it comes up for a vote this month.

Thanks for fighting for the Internet.

-Demand Progress

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2012-02-21 04:39 pm
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Writer's Block: Shaken, Not Stirred

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Sean Connery, you mean others played Bond?;)
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2012-02-07 04:12 pm

Nabbed from a friend

I'm running a test to see who's reading my posts. So, if you read this, leave me a one-word comment about your day that starts with the third letter of your LJ USERNAME. Only one word please. Then repost so I can leave a word for you. Don't just post a word and not copy - that's not as much fun!
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2012-01-25 04:53 pm

The fiasco continues

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] electricdruidat The fiasco continues

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

Via Tumblr

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2012-01-25 03:26 pm
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I'm back..... maybe

So I wrote this post a while back then couldn’t get the thing to post at all, then got busy again along with a death in the family and the holidays. And honestly today is the first free day I've had in a while, then it's back to busy for a while.

I did not realize I had been MIA for so long, we've had a busy but all be it productive summer. Home improvement projects abounded not only here but at my mom's also. They seemed to have kept me busy most of the summer and things still don’t seem to be winding down just yet. I'm just hoping now that the jobs are fewer and further between than they have been.

Pictures and projects follow:


A cut for pictures .................... )

Well I am off to paint. (already finished that when LJ and my internet were against me. Even today it took me over an hour to get the photos added. Argh! have no idea what the cause of that was.)

Later

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2011-04-12 09:10 am

I has new icon.....


The lovely [livejournal.com profile] rightxhere made for me this new pretty.

Thanks sweetheart, (I know took me a little while to get it posted, it looks really great with my new background)
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2011-04-07 07:43 am
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Writer's Block: Teenage dream

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Scream more than likely since he's been dead for about 10 years. What he was doing when he died is a whole other story......