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*Cake**Cake2**ConfettiG* *ConfettiR* Happy 10th WDC Anniversary NIKKI!!!! *CakeB* } *CakeP* *ConfettiO* *ConfettiV*
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Hi there!

I see you're a member of the Angel Army Patrol so I'm dropping by to celebrate The WDC Angel Army 's 10th Anniversary with you!

May your halo shine bright
As you flit round this site
Spreading cheer and delight
To us all, day and night! *Angelic*

*Angel* HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ANGELS!
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*Confettigr* *Confettio* *Confettip* *Confettigr* *Confettio* *Confettip* Happy 9th Account Anniversary! *Heart* *Confettibr* *Confettig**Confettir* *Confettibr* *Confettig**Confettir*

Happy Account Birthday!
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Hi,
I just want to wish you an happy account anniversary!
Already 8 years at WDC, that's AWESOME!


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Hey, Nicki!
Happy 8th WDC Birthday!!!

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Happy Birthday!! *Cake2**GiftR*

-mARi-
Have you seen this? "Note: In Celebration of WDC&..." ? It said to tell a friend and I thought of you! *Heart*
And why are you on Cloud 9 my dearest friend???
Had a fender-bender this afternoon. My fault. Got a ticket. Bummed about the whole ordeal. On the bright side, hubby popped out the dent in about 10 seconds flat. He's awesome like that.
Uh oh! Glad you're okay *Smile*
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Nicki, I'm glad you're okay and that it wasn't worse. Don't beat yourself up too much, accidents happen.
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Thanks you guys! I'm not letting myself worry a minute more about it. Even though I don't know how much the ticket or insurance claims will cost...not thinking about it!! *Bigsmile* Hope all's well with you guys!! *Heart*
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Hey Nicki! I wanted to drop you a line to let you in on some big news in my life. *Bigsmile* After getting moved and some what settled into the new house my hubby and I have done a lot of soul searching, and no little amt of number crunching *Worry*, and I've decided to take a stab at staying home to be a full-time writer! I'm telling you it is one of the most exciting and frightening decisons I've ever made! Friday will be my last day at the 9-5 and then I'm going to put new pretty new home office to work. *Wink* Wish me luck! *Shamrock*
Oh Mara!!! That's the most exciting news ever! I can't imagine how you're feeling right now. First there's the prospect of NOT doing the 9-5 gig anymore. That's huge, in itself! But add to that the opportunity to write full-time? Wow!!!!!!!! I'm doing cartwheels for you, honey. I know you are too. God, I'm so out of the loop around here. I feel terrible! I didn't know you guys were moving. Did you move far or just into a bigger/smaller house? Either way, it's a major undertaking to pack up everything and then unpack on the other side. Haven't done that in about 7 years but I still remember it like it was yesterday. (It's SO good to talk to you!! And writing my thoughts like this, just letting the words flow, GAH! Haven't done this in a while. Everything I write is so calculated these days. Business blog posts, website content, press releases...such a different writing beast. I miss the creative outlet of writing fiction. And I keep saying I'm going to write something new, but then my days blur together with work I bring home because there isn't enough time in my part-time schedule for my full-time workload, kids who are home from school and alone all day while I'm at work, who want "Mom-time" when I'm there, and the housework that piles up now that I'm not a full-time stay-at-homer. But I love what I'm doing right now and the intellectual stimulation is wonderful. I'm starting to remember that I was a smart person before years of the-wheels-on-the-bus-go-round-and-round dumbed-down my brain. Ha! What am I talking about??? My kids are in high school -- can't blame my lack of brainpower on the kids anymore! *Laugh* Oh what the hell, it's their fault!! Anyhow, I needed this! Thanks for telling me your special news. It means the world that even though I've receded into the quieter corners of WDC that I haven't been forgotten by my best peeps. You made my day, especially as I continue to think about you as a full-time writer and share in your celebration of all that will come of that. Let your creativity flow, sweetie! So happy for you!!!! *Heart*
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This week I wrote a WDC newsletter, a bio for my professional portfolio, a press release, a blog post for my company website, and a thank you letter to follow up a job interview. How much fiction did I write? None *Sad*. Maybe I'll write a poem today. It's my day off and all I have to do is clean the house, do massive amounts of laundry, edit 20 or so photos of a recent work event, and pack up the suitcases for our 4 pm departure for a weekend of scuba diving in Vortex Springs, FL. *sigh* Maybe I'll write the poem in the car...
OMG Asymetrical, that is a brilliant thought!!! Haha, love it!
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Aw thanks, Mara! So much wisdom in your comment. *Heart* Have a great weekend!
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I find just emptying my e-mail can take all day! *Laugh* Have a great time doing what you love. (The scuba diving - not the cleaning/laundry)
Have a fantastic weekend. *Heart*
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My sister, Noelle has created a place for WDC writers to share their recent writerly success stories. How fun! During the Grand Opening happening now, she's giving away 6 Merit Badges. Come check it out!!
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