aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
I haven't posted much, mostly because my life has been turned upside-down by my husband's deteriorating health.

Venting under the cut for those who would rather not read it. )

This getting old crap sucks.

Take care, friendslist friends.
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
I don't know if I've ever talked about the Russian lady I'm helping learn English. Thursdays are usually our day to get together. Today ended up being a little different than usual...

Miscellaneous nattering under the cut )

It's been a long day. I'll be calling Nina in the morning to make sure she's okay, and I've talked to others in the village and know that they'll be looking in & checking up on her too. Life™ is so interesting and unexpected.
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
Yesterday was supposed to be a nice day, low-key morning leading to a chiropractor's appointment at noon topped by a regularly scheduled shopping trip with daughter Súl. I'm usually tired at the end of it, but it's a good tired.

Not yesterday. Oh no!

If you want to make the Universe laugh, make plans. The Universe was rolling on the floor for me yesterday.

My Monday of Fail under the cut )

Yippee. (Please note lack of enthusiasm.) Have I mentioned I hate hospitals lately? Saw too many of them about 6-7 years ago, haven't changed my opinion.
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
It was predicted that our warm/hot weather was going to end as of yesterday.

WRONG!!!

More whining under the cut )

Happy Wednesday, folks!
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
The first half of 2013 is now truly behind - and I'm wondering where it went.

The rest of inconsequential musings under the cut. )

Happy Monday, f-listers. Hope yours will be as nice as mine.
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
Gods! I have exactly 45 minutes to write this, get ready, and head off to Halcyon to play a 15 min musical "meditation" before the service.

And yet, I feel like I've really accomplished things already this morning.

Not Quite As Planned, my Doctor Who fic, is now finished. My Muse had been nudging me with the setting for the final scene for a couple of days; and this morning, I just sat down and wrote it out. It's done!! YAY!!! Time to ship it off to [livejournal.com profile] sensiblecat for a quick beta, and then consider another WIP off my plate.

I also added another 1k words to IDD yesterday. I'm enjoying dipping my toes back into the LOTR fandom; I feel like I'm coming home in many respects.

Probably won't be doing any more writing until later this afternoon or evening. Got a 2 hr musical rehearsal this afternoon, with some minor musical errands to perform ahead of time that will keep me nicely occupied for the nonce.

Still, I just had to brag. Getting a WIP off my plate, for me, is a Big Thing.

This is going to be a good day - despite it being hotter than Hades! :-D
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No, I didn't drop off the face of the Earth. I wasn't swallowed by a whale or have any other kind of accident.

But what has Aeärwen been up to, eh? )

So. One way or another, by hook or by crook, and one step at a time, Aeärwen's climbing out of her fog and coming back to life.

'Bout time, neh?
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Yeah, I know. It's been a long time since I blogged at all about my life in any detail. But this past week has been both eventful and peaceful enough that I thought some folks might like an update.

Miscellaneous personal nattering under the cut )

Writing-wise, I'm chugging away at finishing my Doctor Who fic and IDD - and when I'm not doing that or working on music, I'm preparing for my o-fic novel with the organizing software. My Muses are... well... reluctant to work very hard, but at least they will answer when I call them (even if it is to tell me "Later, Mom.") But they feed me enough to feel like I'm making progress, even if it's SLOOOOWWWW progress.
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This is supposed to be a journal, right? I might as well use it as one and separate out my personal yammerings from my posting of my fanfic. So this will be the personal stuff post for the week.

Well, life continues. Daughter Súl despairs at times, because the crew she had thought she had assembled to help her with the repainting of her apartment has all but abandoned her to do the work by herself. Only L&L (when not busy preparing for their own move), JJ (with what he can handle), her dad, and I (and I'm only good for organizational stuff) are around. She works long hours as a manicurist and then comes home to 2-3 hours of hard manual labor painting. However, things are progressing; she's almost done with the living room, which only leaves the kitchen to finish (the biggest job, yes, but she's more than 1/2 done with the whole place.)

L&L continue to shoot for May 5 as the day they leave the nest here and head for Oregon. Evidently son Lathron will be walking into a salaried job working for Míriel's brother, which is an improvement over not being able to find anything here in this area. A hiccough in unemployment benefits wasn't appreciated either. One would think bureaucracy would run smoother once certain decisions were made, but NO, they have to glitch at least once every six weeks or so. Sheesh!

Hubby has our yard starting to look almost as much like a park as it used to. He doesn't have much stamina, but he just keeps chugging away at it. Slowly the harder to maintain stuff is being done away with, so that all that is required is simple mowing and weed-eating. It's good to see him actually taking an interest in something again; he was so beaten down by that job of his before they laid him off! Losing his job was, believe it or not, the very best thing that could have happened to him. I think if it hadn't happened, he probably wouldn't be alive today. Yes, it really was that bad.

Last but not least, I was asked to take over the ownership and administration of one of the online writer's workshops I belong to, and I agreed. I've been working for the better part of the last two days tweaking things and going through official hoops and ladders with Proboards. The place was set up well enough from the beginning, however, that essentially all I'm doing is minor tweaks. Face it, if a think ain't broke, ya shouldn't fix it until it is, right?

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