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Elle  
Wow, it’s been a month since I last did a newsfeed post! *Shock*

In that time, I quit my job and started a new one. Just about to finish my first week in the new job.

Will hopefully spend my weekend catching up on a bunch of stuff I haven’t had the brain power for this week:
*Box* Poems for "The Winter Construct Cup Again
*Box* Letters and cards for "The Snail Mail Group
*Box* Group email for "The Snail Mail Group
*Box* Blog entry about my new job
*Box* Email for Fivesixer ☮

Hope you’re all well!
Missed you, Elle!!! Cg on the new job!!! Yay!!
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Congrats on the new job!! And if you don't get to me, it's totally cool and I absolutely understand! *Heart*
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Elle  
I just sent out a stack of long overdue MBs and awardicons for "The Quill Awards. Only one small problem... "The Quill Awards Panel and Bank is now empty. And I still have 41 MBs and 5 awardicons to send out, at a cost of 660,000. And then there's next year, which frankly isn't that far away!

So if you have any spare gift points just laying around, in between the cushions on the couch or gathering dust on your dresser, please do send them to "The Quill Awards Panel and Bank. Group ID is 1375927.

Much appreciated! *Heart*
Happy to kick in a little bit. *Heart*
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Happy to and Hope it helps!! *Heart*
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Doing my best to help out, Elle! We'll all try to get you there! ~Nixie
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Elle  
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:
*Bullet* Work on recipe book
*Bullet* Apply for jobs
*Bullet* Have dinner with Steve's streamer mates imaginary friends (Saturday)
*Bullet* Go into town to catch Pokemon with Caitie (Sunday) (hey - does anyone here play Pokemon Go? Let me know your friend code!)
*Bullet* 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.
So sorry your Dad couldn't make it in time. *Heart*
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I'm SO SORRY! I feel literally sick to my stomach for him! *Frown* I'm sure there's not, but if there's anything I can do to help...

*Hug1**hug**Hug2*
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So sorry, Elle.
Prayers for your dad.
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Elle  
Sending a merit badge then going 'Ooh, I've got an email!' *Facepalm*

Jaynelf falls off the shelf just send me dumpster diving in Charlie 's blog and I have been reminded of what an awesome, crazy bunch of people you all are. The "30-Day Blogging Challenge is turning out to be a LOT of fun this month, and yes, Jayne, I'm blaming you for that. *Smirk* Between that and the "October NaNoWriMo Prep Challenge, I haven't done a single thing on my recipe book all week, but the smiles have made up for it.

LOVE YOU GUYS!!

PS. No, I'm not drunk. *Whistle*
*Rolling* *Rolling* I'm totally here for my dumpster fire blog.
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*Laugh* That happened several times, Norb. I'd leave and come back to a whole convo amongst yourselves and/or whoever else was around.
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Elle  
I definitely didn't mean dumpster diving to be disrespectful. *Blush* Charlie knows how much I love his blog posts, right, Charlie?
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Elle  
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!


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SuperPower Animals Auction for Charity  (13+)
An auction to benefit WdC SuperPowers Reviewers Group and The Livestock Conservancy.
#2168281 by Schnujo Thanks SM and SMs!
Thank you SO MUCH for the plug, Elle! Yes, there is something for nearly everyone--from virtual MBs to real food. You can find SOMETHING you want. *Bigsmile*
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18 Ways to Appreciate New Zealand  (13+)
A celebration of the diverse wonders of New Zealand
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Written for "18 Ways
Really nicely done!!! Fist pump for Wellington's wind. No smog in my city *BigSmile*

You ought to send it into your local paper to publish!
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Elle  
Aw, thanks! *Smile*
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Merit badge challenge

Merit Badge in Elle
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Congratulations on your new "Elle" merit badge for your group,  [Link To Item #1938829] ! Thank you for supporting the Writing.Com community with your inspirations, participation and activities. We appreciate it! -SMs

I'll give an Elle merit badge to the next five members to submit an eligible entry to "18 Ways. *Smile*

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18 Ways  (13+)
and 18 prizes. Come and celebrate WDC 18 with a poem or a story
#2167874 by DancingPen
Elle  
Thanks Lilli, MB on its way!
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I didn't even know about this contest! I don't know if I'm one of the five, but here's my entry "Entry- Word Count 337"  
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Elle  
You're definitely one of the five. Still a few to go! *Smile* And isn't it a fantastic concept? I love it. I'm still determined to write my own entry...
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Elle  
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.

Yes, the forum is rated XGC. Take that as the warning it is.

*Swearing is optional but encouraged. Rate your own entries appropriately.

JAFBG  (XGC)
Because real life isn't always roses and sunshine...
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I must check this out!
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Elle  
Well, in that case, Jayne, I'll tag my entry here for you when I've written it. *Smirk*
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Elle  
Here's mine, Jayne: "My favourite creative insults
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Merit Badge in Elle
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Congratulations on your new "Elle" merit badge for your group,  [Link To Item #1938829] ! Thank you for supporting the Writing.Com community with your inspirations, participation and activities. We appreciate it! -SMs
Merit Badge in Elle
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Congratulations on your new "Elle" merit badge for your group,  [Link To Item #1938829] ! Thank you for supporting the Writing.Com community with your inspirations, participation and activities. We appreciate it! -SMs

Merit badge challenge

A review from runoffscribe has inspired me to do some more interviews. If you'd like to be interviewed, let me know. Also, he suggested I interview myself. Which could be tricky, but I think you might be able to help me out...

Ask me a question about myself, and I'll put you in the draw for one of the merit badges above. *Smile* You can ask as many questions as you like (wait, didn't it all go pear-shaped last time I failed to put a limit on it? *Worry*), but please don't ask questions for the sake of asking questions, ask something you wanna know! No repeats please, so make sure you read the other comments first.

I'm going to give out one merit badge for my favourite question (which will probably be the one that I think had the most creativity or the one that inspired me to write a good response) and one to a random winner using virtual dice.

I'll give you until midnight Sunday. Go!

Also, check out "Note: I've just had a Quill nom..." for another newsfeed challenge. *Smile* And you can read the interviews I've done so far at "Interviews with Elle.
My favorite definition of "grace" is the shortest: "Look to the gracious."

Colorful, detailed, dimensioned -- it's quite an interview!

And, before I forget, thanks for the badge.
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I would like to be interviewed and I have never gone through it but It should be fun too. Thanks
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YAY Beacon44-⚓️🧩! I wanted to be interviewed too, but then I read some of the interviews and realized I didn't write enough to answer half the questions. *Laugh* Apparently I use this site more for entertainment than for actual "work"...Huh. I did not know. *Think*
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Elle  
Sooo busy. Sooo tired. *Yawn* Took my daughter to a 'make your own nail polish' workshop last night. Going to see a Beatles tribute band tomorrow night. Tonight, it's 8pm and I've finally got home from work, eaten dinner and I'm going to run away and read in bed until I fall asleep. Which might be at 8:05pm, not gonna lie. *Blush*

Bonus though, my boss goes on holiday tomorrow for two weeks. Yippee!


I still have to credit shifts for "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group and I really really wanna write an entry for "18 Ways. And...I think I need to send a merit badge for "WdC's 18th MB Bash. That's as far ahead as I can think right now. I'll catch up on the newsfeed later, but if I'm missing anything major, let me know!