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Nov. 21st, 2014

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Jun. 23rd, 2017

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Four classes done in 18 days.

My 5th class's paper is currently in the grading queue, some 26 papers are ahead of it for grading. And my 6th class has the exam scheduled for next Tuesday. Assuming all goes well, that's at least 6 classes down in a month, 8 classes to go.

Apr. 29th, 2017

tea

Hey all, long time no see.

Life has been busy, to put it mildly.  And because of political shenanigans, I'm going to be moving my LJ to Dreamwidth's platform.  You can find me there at https://emmawulfstan.dreamwidth.org/.

Aug. 16th, 2015

roses

Narrowing down wedding stuff

Well, I think I have a photographer (dreamqeen) all lined up, now on to a DJ.  I've got the contract for the venue in the mail and invitations ordered.

Mom is doing the flowers -- mostly sunflowers -- and between white mini Christmas lights, paper lanterns, luminaria, and some paper flower pompoms, that should take care of most of the decor.  Should be less than a hundred bucks for decor, the venue is so pretty it really won't need much.

We still haven't figured out catering, mostly because we don't have an estimated head count yet.  Gotta get a guest list figured out!

Dec. 25th, 2014

tea

Merry Christmas!

May your Christmas day be peaceful and filled with love and laughter.


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Dec. 5th, 2014

SEWALLTHETHINGS! by tonyadmay

Slowly making my way back

Into costuming and reenactment. I managed to score a lovely sheared beaver capelet the precise size and shape as a gollar...for.$35. As the lining is shattering (linednin acetate), the game plan is to rip the lining out and replace it with some really pretty wool. Then flip it inside out, and voila! Insta-gollar!


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Oct. 17th, 2013

beautywithcat

Been busy!

Lord, just when I thought things were going to settle down a bit and that my last quarter wouldn't be too strenuous...

I was wrong.  Wrongity wrongity wrongwrongwrong. Wow, was I wrong.

(Now "wrong" appears misspelled.  Sigh.)

Anyway, while I only have two classes plus their required clinicals, they are pretty heavy-duty when it comes to outside-of-class-time work:  My Transitions to Nursing class consists mostly of computer tests and homework consists of Yet More Computer Tests (which tend to average about 350-500 NCLEX sample questions per week) which necessarily requires internet access.  Guess what I don't have at home?  Yeah.  And Psychiatric Nursing requires 8 different support group meetings logged by week 8 (none of the support groups can be duplicated; I can't attend 8 AA meetings, for example.  I have to go to 1 AA meeting, 1 NA meeting, 1 grief support group meeting, etc.).  Between 2 jobs, school, and the computer testing, I am going crazy trying to schedule all of the support group meetings I need.  Argh.

In other news, my son Caleb is home from Basic Training/AIT until the end of the month.  Wait, you say, what do you mean "your son"?  Well, like the rest of my life, it's complicated.  See, about a year and a half ago, Boe dragged Caleb home with him from the local game store after he overheard Caleb telling another player that he (Caleb) wasn't looking forward to sleeping on the front porch patio that night...in early March (2012).  It turns out that Caleb's mother was heavily into drugs and her shack-up dealer/boyfriend kicked Caleb out of the house when Caleb was 18, so he spent the next year couch surfing until Boe heard about all this and dragged him home to me.  Well, I said, "you can stay with us" and the rest is history.  Caleb is a good kid, he has needed some stability in his life and I've basically become his unofficial mom.  Caleb decided to join the Army back in February, went to Basic Training in April, started AIT in July, and will report to Fort Hood TX in November.  He is being deployed at the beginning of the year.  Anyway, somehow his debit card information was stolen back in May and we didn't discover this until now because 1. Caleb is an adult and I'm not on his account, which is why 2. I didn't open his bank statements earlier when he was at Basic and AIT; I just kept them sealed and sent them with Boe to give to Caleb when Caleb graduated from Basic.  So now I have to be put on Caleb's account in order to be able to clear all this up and get it resolved.  Y'know, in my copious amounts of spare time.  *headdesk*

But hey, life is never boring, right?