I'm revisiting Yuletide source, taking a lot of notes, & contemplating my reading challenge parameters for next year. This year I've focused on women authors again, but lately I've been thinking about literary awards. Maybe next year I'll try doing the Pulitzer lists or something.
Thanks for the good wishes re the cold. It's still lingering but I'm largely better. I'm still baffled that my body allowed a respiratory infection to happen at all. Maybe my allergic responses are relenting a little? *hopes*
dirt ( outside, inside )
neighbors ( squeaky wheels among so many other nice people )
healthcrap ( osteoarthritis + fibromyalgia )
Hope y'all are well! <3
When we finally reached home yesterday night it seemed like nirvana after an incredibly stressful week. Work has piled up as we were out of town and we both need some stress reduction and time to process everything, plus we still have a lot of legalities to deal with re: mom-in-law. We’ll be having to travel back and forth for awhile, but do plan to hold off things until (hopefully) the fires are under control. Plus it will allow the time needed for the coroner to run their tests and issue the death certificate. (six weeks we were told, no, we still don't know anything except that it must have been sudden and catastrophic)
Not to mention it might give me time to recover from all the soot inhaled thanks to the fires. My lungs and sinuses are most displeased.
Despite everything we saw to MIL's wishes and saved all her papers/files/documents and cat and car from the fires. If the house (ours now) goes up in flames, well, the fire insurance will pay out and we'll have an empty lot. Mad respect for chazpure who had to cope with the loss of her mom as well as everything else going on and even had to decide what mementos to try to save while under pressure. I'm proud of my beloved.
That said, I want to say thank you to all who sent messages of condolence, your comments and thoughtfulness were very much appreciated. It made an unbelievably stressful/painful time more bearable. 💌 Thank you.
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Thursday and Friday I overdid it badly, and then Friday night I started getting a sore throat. It's been several years since I had a respiratory thing last more than 2 days, and I totally forgot how to deal with it. Oops? (Today is Day 5 and I am SO ready to be well already.)
( family portrait )
books ( Kingfisher x 2 )
OMG, my assignment. I never dreamed I would get matched on this. It's going to be so hard and so rewarding if I can pull it off. *hearteyes* Now to revisit source and figure out how on earth to do this.
dirt ( cut for pics )
( * Holy Cats This Is Amazing Veggie Soup (for my own reference) )
And since the due South Canadian Six Degrees Big Bang go-live day is always on Canadian Thanksgiving Day, here's a link to the dSC6D BB 2017 collection and here's a link that goes directly to the fic in the collection co-written by verushka70 and myself and here's a link to the complementary fanart for it done by comatosebadger.
(Do check the tags on the fic before starting to read it: it may contain some of your kinks or it may contain some of your squicks or triggers.)