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24 November 2010 @ 10:09 pm
My Friends, the Earth, and Other Universal Wonders  
Dang, talk about being totally incommunicado. ^_^;;; I think I may actually have ceased to exist for a few days in early November. (I wish I was joking. *winces*)

I apologize for not being around much this month. A truly harrowing combination of events has kept me in the belly of the RL monster. First, getting used to having LC out of the house-- which may be less stress in terms of not having someone setting off boat flares on my lawn, but compensates with the stress of hearing from him only through mail, and the family unit readjusting itself. Then, conferences and holiday choir activities for the girls, a week long headache for me, and extended band practice for my brother. To top it all off, I was offered a spot in an craft show held at boutique in a high-end area of nearby Cincinatti. The catch was that a certain number of completed pieces and prints were required, all subjects to be approved by a pannel of judges, so cut to yours truly running around like a paint-brush welding chicken with its head cut off. X_x;; The show covers two weekends-- I made it through last Saturday with some revenue, which leaves me with another 45 minute drive for the show this Saturday. I considering the whole thing a marginal success... at least I'm getting my work out there, and four people have thought its worth spending money on. That's-- rewarding, to understate the point.

All of this means I haven't been around on LJ much and, while I've been watching a lot of Torchwood and DW while I work, I haven't gotten anything very constructive added to "In Amnion" for a few weeks. I have six pages, but they need polishing and additions. I promise, promise the story isn't dead (if anyone actually remembers the damn thing)... it's my next goal after Saturday. If I'm still, you know, copos mentis.

At any rate, the above is just an update-- not really the point of the post. So here is the conveniently labled

IMPORTANT PART:*

Happy Thanksgiving, to all my friends. If you celebrate, I wish you a wonderful day filled with delicious food, good times, and as many/few relatives as your temprament desires.** If you don't, I still wish you a happy, stress-free day.

My heart also goes out to the victims and evacuees from Incheon. Thoughts and prayers may not have physical weight, but I think South Korea could use all the positive karma it can get. Every Thanksgiving, I think of Madeleine L'Engel's Swiftly Tilting Planet. It's probably a strange association, but that book had a profound affect on me when I first picked it up in fifth grade. It's a scary planet we live on, but I'm glad its still here.

So here's a toast. *raises glass* To the wacky, off-kilter third rock from the sun.

Love,
Meredith

Ps. I can't thank you guys enough for all the kind wishes regarding my job interview earlier this month. I didn't get the job, but your support and encouragement helped me give my all during the interview. *hugs tightly* You guys are the best.

*Yes, I will stop playing with the text. Maybe.
**My brother and I plan on calling my mother around 11 am, and then we are taking the phone off the hook. Black Friday is breathing down my neck, so no calls for Meredith, thank you very much. ^_~
 
 
Emotional Temperature: optimisticoptimistic
The Band Plays:: "All She Wrote"-- Ross Copperman
 
 
 
kittenmommykittenmommy on November 25th, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)

So here's a toast. *raises glass* To the wacky, off-kilter third rock from the sun.

*raises glass*

Happy Thanksgiving! :D
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: teamgarnettrees on November 25th, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
*clinks glasses*

You have an awesome Thanksgiving, too! ^_^
-Meredith
kittenmommykittenmommy on November 25th, 2010 03:07 am (UTC)

Thanks! :D
excentric397excentric397 on November 25th, 2010 04:58 am (UTC)
I remember the story. Was just thinking about it yesterday, actually. Looking forward to it being updated. Happy Thanksgiving.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: teamgarnettrees on December 12th, 2010 06:27 am (UTC)
*grins* I'm glad people still remember the story!

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, too, my dear.
-Meredith
badly_knitted: If In Doubtbadly_knitted on November 25th, 2010 12:20 pm (UTC)
Happy Thanksgiving from England!

I, too, am still alive and finally posting again after a chaotic couple of months - with more chaos to come. When one thing goes wrong, it seems everything else follows and the migraines are NOT helping. The stress has made them worse/more frequent. One new Nosy-fic up, 3 more being planned if I can find time to write them *crosses fingers* I think I'm still two chapters behind in reading In Amnion - my head just hurts too much to be able to really enjoy reading it, I refuse to just skim, I like to immerse myself. I'll get there eventually, promise!

Have a great Thanksgiving!
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: love2garnettrees on December 12th, 2010 06:30 am (UTC)
You suffer from migraines, too? Oh, my dear, I have more sympathy than you know. Mine are hideous-- people who think migraines can be equated with headaches have simply never suffered from the former. *hugs* I'm sorry yours are acting up! This is definitely a time of year that has extra stress to pass around... but do try to take care of yourself.

Good luck with your fics! I'll keep my eye out for them! You know I'm pleased to hear from you whenever you have the time.
-Meredith
badly_knitted: Oh Captainbadly_knitted on December 12th, 2010 11:24 am (UTC)
Stress is piling on stress with gay abandon, writing is on hold and all thought of Christmas is abandoned.

We had a burst pipe in the loft which poured water through my bedroom ceiling. I spend most of my time in my room as mum (who I live with) has the TV blaring 14 hours a day continuously and I just can't stand it. Now I'm having to sleep on the living room floor, though there's barely enough room (very small house and tiny rooms when furnished) I can't go to bed until mum does and I've had a migraine the past 2 days. I've still had to clear stuff from my room, deal with insurance people tramping through and keep the fire going so we still have a bit of heat, and now we're promised more sub-zero temperatures starting tomorrow and possibly continuing into the new year. This is my worst Christmas ever - I just hope all my friends are having a better time!

Happy Christmas if you celebrate it!
Meredith Bronwen Mallorygarnettrees on December 17th, 2010 04:12 am (UTC)
*hugs tightly* I'm so sorry about your migraine, and your sleeping situation. Sometimes finally being able to fall asleep is the only thing that kills the pain for a little while, I'm dreadfully sorry you can't seem to get that. I hope the insurance people clear out soon, and that your heat holds out until you can get everything situated. Hang in there.

Here's hoping you can get some unexpected holiday cheer, even if it's only a little relief for your head.
Take it easy,
Meredith
badly_knitted: Oh Captainbadly_knitted on December 17th, 2010 09:58 am (UTC)
Nothing is going our way. Temperatures are dropping, snow and sub-zero temperatures are forecast, and now we have no heating and can't find someone to install a new fire.

On top of that, the insurance people say my bedroom ceiling has to be replaced, the government is stopping the grants we were relying on to get the house re-wired and windows replaced - but we might still get it if we can clear everything out of the house by the end of January. We can get somewhere to store everything, but we have no way of transporting everything. I'm still sleeping on the floor and I have a cough, cold, and beginnings of laryngitis because of the cold and damp.

I can't take much more stress or cold. I'd walk out if I had anywhere else to go.
Jonoddhack on October 31st, 2011 05:13 am (UTC)
Just read through all 13 parts and am enjoying it very much; I hope you're able to return to this someday. BTW, I'm pretty sure it's "Proxima" Centauri, not "Poxima" :-)