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It's been forever since I last posted on here, although I've been around, I just haven't had much to say. Also, I've been incredibly busy! You'd think that in the run up to summer holidays, things would begin winding down, but apparently, just when my brain has gone all sluggish in preparation for having the kids at home for a month and a half, the schools decide that this is the moment when they want me to do things! Ugh!

Eryn has finished all of her exams, and is now waiting impatiently for her results. She's been to her new college to have a look around and meet her new teachers, and has tentatively decided on her A level subjects, depending on what her results are: English Lit, English Lang, History and Sociology. However, considering the fact that this child wouldn't be caught dead reading a book, I think she's somehow decided that I'll be doing the work for her. Hmm... I had to organise her "anti-prom" (because she didn't want to go to the official one - she had no interest in wearing clothes she doesn't like, while listening to music she can't stand and talking to people she hopes never to set eyes on again), and she and her friends had a barbeque down by the canal, and they seemed to have had a great time. We're now in the process of bleaching her hair, because she wants to dye it blue/green, and she looks very weird with the current blonde - although she was born white-blonde, it's been a while since we've seen her with that colour. Also, she has a girlfriend, a really sweet girl who looks at Eryn as though she's hung the bloody moon. It's so cute!

Madison has done her SATs exams, and we should be getting those results soon. Because she's moving up to senior school in September, the past few weeks have been a flurry of school outings and parties, as well as visiting her new school to meet her new teachers. There was a bit of a fracas with that - one particular teacher who didn't yet know that Madison is on the Autism scale told her off for something, which ending in a bit of a meltdown, but thankfully it doesn't seem to have dulled her excitement. They're putting her straight into the Gifted and Talented teaching track, which has the double effect of being a bit quieter for her at the same time as giving her enough work to satisfy her, which should be good. She's got her prom next week, and we've still yet to buy her a dress for it, so we've got to go shopping this weekend. Maybe I'll get a second to myself in a few weeks' time...

Imogen has had their hair cut into a little pixie cut. We pretty it up with clips and bows for when she's a girl, and put gel in it when he's a boy, and so far they love it. Their school report came out the other day, and apparently Imogen is really intelligent... if they could just stop daydreaming long enough to actually do some work. I have no idea what to do with this child, tbh.

I haven't been doing much in fandom recently, because even when I do get the odd hour to myself, I haven't really been feeling it. (I am still betaing though - I haven't forgotten about y'all, promise!) Instead, I've been reading, and trying to update my GR account. However, considering I own at least 4,000 books and have read a bajillion more, it's kind of a losing battle, but I'm trying! I still haven't been doing much writing, although I do intend to join in with [ profile] hd_erised - if I get in on time! Losing those 65k words has really knocked my muse about. I have written about 10k of a new original story, but I'm not sure if I like it enough to keep going. I think if I could just recreate what I lost, I might get my groove back, but so far, nothing is really grabbing me. Ugh, I feel so pathetic to be still whining about this months later.

And er, that's it, I think? See, this is why I haven't been posting - I have nothing to say! Maybe I've just become a really boring person - does that happen to everybody once 35 begins staring at you on the horizon? Ugh, I'm so old and pathetic and boring, and I think I'm turning into my mother. Can someone please kill me

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Date: 2016-07-07 02:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] capitu
It's so good to hear from you, my friend. So good! <33

I've missed you around, but very happy to read about your family, and happy you're to join erised again! \o/ I'm so excited!!!!!

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Date: 2016-07-09 11:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've missed you too! I've just been kinda lurking in the background, like that one kid at a part hugging the wall, LOL! And I hope I get in to Erised on time! I really fucking love that fest. <33

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Date: 2016-07-07 05:31 pm (UTC)
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You can't be old at 35, hon, or I'm dead at 48. <33

Your Imogen sounds very familiar (as a mom in a house full of ADD folks). Highly intelligent, brain skittering off to do other, more entertaining, things. Bet as they get older they'll do their homework and promptly forget to hand it in because they've been distracted by something else at the moment. And the hair sounds adorable!

Congratulations to Madison on the G&T track, and I really hope that works out well. It's so good to have them challenged! And to Eryn for having a lovely girlfriend (and her hair sounds adorable too). You have such a sweet set of kidlets! (They are always kidlets, no matter how old they get, ask my mini-adult who is still my kidlet)
Edited Date: 2016-07-07 05:31 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2016-07-09 11:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha, maybe I'm just feeling old then! I always get a bit like this near the summer holidays tbh, I think I'm just ready for everything to stop for a few weeks!

Imogen has always got their head in the clouds, they drift off somewhere else in the middle of sentences, or halfway through doing something. It's quite fascinating to watch actually, as well as funny!

Thanks for the lovely comment darling! <3

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Date: 2016-07-07 09:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Your children sound amazing!! Well, how could they not be having an awesome mum like you! I love the idea of the anti-prom, sounds like it was much more fun :)

I hope you get your muse back soon - it's so frustrating when things get in the way of writing, isn't it?

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Date: 2016-07-09 11:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww, you're so sweet! (And totally wrong, have I ever told you about the time I sent them to bed and forgot to make them dinner first? Eryn likes to tell that story a lot, lmao!)

And God yes, so frustrating! I still have ideas in my head, but every time I try to write, I blank out. Ugh, I hate it!


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Date: 2016-07-08 02:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Awesome for the smalls! They will be terrific!

Glad to see you posting. Sorry about the lost words. That sucks. I, seriously, would read anything (well, H/D) that you write! Looking forward to your erised!
Edited Date: 2016-07-08 02:50 am (UTC)

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Date: 2016-07-09 11:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks, darling! I'm looking forward to Erised - the journey of writing is so much fun, and I'm hoping it will give my muse a good kick in the bum! <33
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