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|It's been a hard week here in my world. For those who don't read my blog, my grandma has gone into hospital and isn't expected to come back out. She turns 92 in a week. We're hoping she holds on until my dad flies over there on Monday. He's her eldest and she's probably his favourite person in the world, so we've all been worried that she'd pass before he got there. It's Saturday now in this part of the world, so two days still to go. There's been a lot of introspection, as happens at times like these. My kids never even met her. I should have sent more letters. I should have finished the recipe book in time for her to see it. But I'm not dwelling on those thoughts. Mostly just hoping she holds on until Dad gets there, and then hoping he's okay afterwards. |
On top of that, work was incredibly stressful this week. I will be spending part of this weekend applying for jobs.
It's a long weekend here, because it's Labour Day on Monday, and I'm so damn glad, because I need the break.
I'm not going to get the recipe book done in time for Grandma to see it, but I'm still working on it. So here are my plans for the long weekend:
Work on recipe book
Apply for jobs
Have dinner with Steve's streamer mates imaginary friends (Saturday)
Go into town to catch Pokemon with Caitie (Sunday) (hey - does anyone here play Pokemon Go? Let me know your friend code!)
Have a BBQ with the neighbours (Monday)
I haven't checked the newsfeed all week, so holler at me if I've missed something important. Otherwise, I'll catch up eventually.
|There are some AMAZING items going ridiculously cheap over at "SuperPower Animals Auction for Charity" ! Get in quick! |
Memberships, merit badges, trinkets, books, awardicons, scholarships, gift certificates, and even letters from pen pals! There are surprises and loads of reviews for poems, stories, chapters and longer items.
And then there's a silent auction too. What a cool idea! I've put my bids in. Have you?
Head over there now!
Merit badge challenge
I'll give an Elle merit badge to the next five
members to submit an eligible entry to "18 Ways
|Prompts have been updated over at "JAFBG" . For those not in the know, this is the blogging group for those bloggers who not only don't mind a few curse words, but NEED THEM* in order to be able to effectively vent, rant and express themselves in their blogs. Anyone is welcome to participate as much or as little as they like. We update the prompts when we feel like it, and give out prizes when we wanna. Join the group to receive the prompts by email, but otherwise, just leap in when you've had a bad day and need to know that we won't get offended by your foul mouthed rant. |
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|There are so many amazing activities taking place at the moment. I've participated in some (finally!), and have many more on my 'to do' list. But there's one that's really intrigued me. Make sure you check it out. |
Guess what! Guess what! Okay, never mind, I'm too excited to be patient...
I GOT MY JOURNAL BACK!
On 25 February 2016 I sent a journal to ~Minja~ in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Then it went to:
Fran 🏅🇬🇧🇬🇧🏅 in Cambridge, England
~MM~ in Cornwall, England
Elfin Dragon - poetry fiend in Arizona, USA
Gaby in Missouri, USA
Endless Love in Illinois, USA
ROSΣANNΣ|NaPoWriMo|WGT|JDI in New Jersey, USA
Lyn aka Hecate in New Jersey, USA
It took two and a half years, went around the world and finally came back to me filled with writing, postcards, doodles, pictures, poems and recipes. Even a $2 bill! Sooooo awesome.