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Monday, 28 January 2019 09:23 pm
apollymi: Sleepy orange kitten, text reads "Not awake not not not not not" (Kitten: Not awake)
Finally, some damn happy news: due to a prediction of a "wintry mix", GSU is going to be closed tomorrow. Cue the happy dance and singing and pretty much every other expression of joy you can think of. I even ended up singing at work. Granted, I ended up singing "Today 4 You" over and over again because it's been stuck in my head, but still...

So I get to sleep in a bit tomorrow, and it will be glorious. Even better, [personal profile] katsuko and I finally have an entire day off together. And what are we doing? Sleeping in. Probably watching YouTube. Hopefully writing. Cuddling kitties. Maybe tracking down our copies of Leverage.

And possibly going out on the back porch to do a rain dance, in the hopes we'll have too much ice tomorrow night for work on Wednesday as well. Hey, a girl can hope, right? Hope and dream and really not want to go back to work again.

And I guess I'll give this sleep thing a try again. We'll see if anything comes of it.

Happy Saturday

Saturday, 26 January 2019 07:33 pm
apollymi: Hicks holding Ripley back, text reads "Together" (Aliens**Hicks/Ripley: Together)
Today was Anastasia's birthday. Her boyfriend/baby daddy bailed on her, so we went out to eat with her, because if anyone knows what it's like trying to have a birthday in a place where you don't actually know that many people, it's [personal profile] katsuko and me. And we're not even having to try to have a birthday with an 11 month old in the house... even if Ivan is a cute little bugger. Honestly, I'll be glad when she moves to this side of town, so that we can visit more easily and so that she's in a safer area than down around the airport.

I can't tell yet if Luci's diffuser is working, but either way, I think I'm going to order a second one for back the hall, so that the whole house is covered. I also got in the first month of their flea medication today... and that was a treat and a half, trying to put that on the two of them. The neat thing was, the medication came with some freeze-dried shrimp/prawn treats. Boo devoured them after some brief initial hesitation. Luci was very concerned at first, but then she ended up licking up the crumbs from the floor so well that there was a wet spot.

Most of my writing today came from finishing a section I fell asleep while writing yesterday and some editing. So not great, but better than nothing.


Monday, 21 January 2019 11:08 pm
apollymi: Chapter 301 of manga, redeeming power of love, text reads "Even Kyo and Yuya get shojo sparkles" (SDK**Kyo/Yuya: Shojo sparkles?)
Nooooo, I don't want to go back to work tomorrow. I quite enjoyed my long weekend, even if it felt incredibly short at times. I know a lot of that was thanks to my sleep issues, but what can you do when they strike, unfortunately.

I did manage to get that handwritten bit typed up finally. It only took me three or four days. Whoops. But it's done now. I'm not going to feel guilty about how long it took me to do.

I finally got that diffuser purchased and going for Luci. I'm hopeful it will help with whatever is causing her over-grooming issues. To further move things along, I have also purchased flea medication for her and Boo. Strike on all fronts, is what I'm saying.

And now, bed, because unfortunately, it has yet to snow, so I seriously doubt we'll get to sag out of work tomorrow.


Saturday, 12 January 2019 09:48 pm
apollymi: Usagi holding Luna, Artemis, and Diana, no text (BSSM**Usagi: Kitties!)
Well, I finally got tired of using numbers for subject lines and went back to something a little more boring.

Today was a nice and boring kind of day. I texted with Mum, I hung out with [personal profile] katsuko and the kitties, and I read. I guess I also listened to the rain a bit to, which was nice, because I damn sure wasn't going to go out in it. And yet despite the "just above freezing" temperatures and the rain, the neighbors were out and being noisy, so I guess nothing short of snow or sleet slows them down.

Let's see: on the food note, I was able to a little bit of pasta last night, but it took me twice as long as normal. The brioche bread was all right and didn't seem to get stuck, but I did wind up feeling a bit queasy a few hours later. I'm not sure if that was from the brioche or because that had been all I had eaten all day up until that point. Mashed potatoes were all right, but broccoli and cheese sauce kept making reappearances.

Mum and I discussed the idea of me going back to doing smoothies again or even going with smoothie bowls. At least for a bit, until we get all this settled out with my stomach. And it's like, I would love to, but I'm not sure I can really afford to. Even frozen fruits get really expensive after a while.


Monday, 7 January 2019 11:17 pm
apollymi: Jensen & Cougar looking slightly off center, no text (Losers**Jensen/Cougar: Dangerous)
I feel like I should have downloaded a James Bond icon just for this post every year, and every year, I don't do it.

Well, the first day back at work wasn't too bad. Apparently Glynda had a good vacation so she wasn't a raging bitch when we got back in. She even managed to get everyone checked in in pretty good time this morning, so it made the whole day run a bit more smoothly.

I don't think I really have anything to say today. I'm just kinda tired and kinda drained and kinda trying not to get sick... or spend all my Amazon gift certificates on the kitties.


Thursday, 3 January 2019 08:51 pm
apollymi: Annie gives two thumbs up, text reads "Annie approves", animated (BH**Annie: Approval!)
Well, let's see: what did I get up to today? I got [personal profile] katsuko off to work. I reread over some of my Mag7 stuff, specifically the canon era femme!Faraday. I wrote a bit on the Monstrous: After Midnight epilogue. I listened/read as [personal profile] katsuko vented about work. I cuddled with Boo and gave Luci scritchies. When [personal profile] katsuko got home from work, she decided we needed food that we didn't have to cook, so we had Mexican... and I finished up that epilogue while we were eating. We also picked up a few groceries at Kroger.

So that I can find it later, the Mag7 OG crew came up with a few portmanteaus for pairings that don't currently have names. So that I can find them later, here at the portmanteaus we tend to use:
Varaday - Vasquez/Faraday
Goodrocks - Goodnight/Billy
GoodDay - Goodnight/Faraday
GoodDayRocks - Goodnight/Faraday/Billy
Varadeaux - Vasquez/Faraday/Goodnight
VaradeauxRocks - Vasquez/Faraday/Goodnight/Billy

Holy shit, we have too many pairings in this fandom. Goodrocks is the "canon" pairing, and Varaday is the big "let's get these assholes together" pairing. [personal profile] katsuko and I might just be the only ones writing GoodDay. GoodDayRocks has a tiny following. Again, [personal profile] katsuko and I might be the only one writing Varadeaux. And only one other person has ever written VaradeauxRocks that I can find.

Okay, shit, on that note, I'm going the hell to bed. OMG.

New Years Eve

Monday, 31 December 2018 11:44 pm
apollymi: Bakura and Kaiba, close up on eyes, text reads "Your eyes" (YGO**Bakura/Kaiba: Your eyes)
The fireworks have pretty much been going since 4:00 in the afternoon. My poor cats are freaking the hell out: Boo is under the bed and Luci is sticking as close to [personal profile] katsuko and me as possible. Even though it's been pouring rain for hours, there seems to be no end in sight.

I've been trying hard to make my way through some more Guardians of the Galaxy fics. I only have seven left open. Out of the twenty or thirty I had to start with, it's something at least.

Now I think I'm gonna gather up my babies and my [personal profile] katsuko and go to bed. She has an early day at work tomorrow, and I have a day of fic ahead of me.

Happy 2019 to all!


Saturday, 29 December 2018 10:58 pm
apollymi: Luke holding a lightsaber, no text (SW***Luke: Lighter side of the Force)
Well, this was a completely lazy day, and I need more of them, please and thank you. I hung out with Boo, I played with Luci, I thought about eating before [personal profile] katsuko came home from work, I vaguely paid attention while [personal profile] katsuko had YouTube playing the background...

Okay, it was less paying attention and more "unable to concentrate on anything while the sounds are going", but still...! It's the thought that counts! Right? Right? Right?

Okay, I'm actually pretty stupidly tired and even more sore, so I'm a little weird. Or wired. I'm not really too sure which.


Saturday, 15 December 2018 11:13 pm
apollymi: Bakura looking smug, text reads "Lead me into temptation" (YGO**Bakura: Lead me INTO temptation)
Guess who's up at 3:30 in the morning and reading Guardians of the Galaxy fic again. It might be a habit I need to break. But at the same time, I'm kind of enjoying it. I have this weird love for Peter Quill being whumped on (maybe for the same reason I enjoy reading about Joshua Faraday getting whumped on), and it means I get to spend time with Luci Goosey. Granted, she likes to do that by being a bit of a titten -- a tit kitten -- but eh, no one's perfect.

That said, though, I'm a little cold, so I might try to make my way to bed.


Thursday, 13 December 2018 11:17 pm
apollymi: Striker Eureka logo, bulldog with bomb in mouth, text reads "Striker Eureka" (PacRim**Striker Eureka: Logo (Max))
I could just absolutely collapse where I stand. Or sit. Or whatever.

And I would make this into a longer entry, but I seem to have developed a titten somewhere along the way. Yes, a titten. A tit kitten. In other words, Luci is laying on my tits. I can only type with one hand, and I can't see the screen.
apollymi: Annie smiling happily, text reads "omg squee!" (BH**Annie: OMG! Squee!)
Another night of poor sleep, but at least I had Boo to keep me company. She has been a lap lump pretty much all day today, except when she was experiencing kitten crazies. (You know that thing people always talk about with pitbulls? The zoomies? Kitties most assuredly get them too. We just call them "the kitten crazies" in our case.)

Other than that, not much to say for today. I tried to get caught up a bit on sleep. I wrote a bit. I ate some pretty damn good Indian food. I watched a lot of YouTube documentaries with [personal profile] katsuko. I reread [ profile] Hazel_Athena stories. I paid some bills. I put in the order for our groceries. All in all, it was a good but quiet day.

Now I need to go find where my phone has decided to disappear to, and then I'm gonna give bed a try. Good night, all.
apollymi: Pissed off Vasquez, no text (Mag7**Vasquez: Angry)
Well, I made it through (Not) Turkey Day. I got [personal profile] katsuko off to work early in the morning and then laid back down with Boo and Luci. Not that I actually really slept then, but still, it was nice to get to spend some more time with the girlies.

I'm starting to feel like I should have done the nap. Maybe then I wouldn't feel quite so out of it. Or maybe I would. Who knows.

At around 3:00, I got up to start cooking for the day. We ended up having: a Quorn Turk'y Roast, boxed potatoes, Nava Atlas' Easy Gravy, homemade broccoli casserole, sweet peas, and asparagus not-hollandaise sauce and cheese. Amusingly, [personal profile] katsuko and I ate up everything except the broccoli casserole and asparagus. If I had had to guess ahead of time, I would have assumed that those two would be the ones we didn't have leftovers of.

And then we had to have a post-meal coma. I got up to do this entry, and despite how exhausted I am, I can't seem to go back to sleep.
apollymi: Scarlet Witch casting a hex, no text (Aveng**Scarlet Witch: Change the odds)
This might be a first for me in a while: I'm not typing this up hours and hours after I originally started the post. I mean, not all of it is going to be written at the same it it's being post, posted ... but most of it was and that' a good step forward.

I ordered Boo a Catit Sense 2.0 Wellness Center from Amazon on Friday. It was supposed to arrive yesterday, but instead it got here today... and I think Boo is in love. She has only briefly moved off it, mostly just long enough to eat. She's let Luci play on it a few minutes... but not for long. I think that qualifies as a hit. I think that these are going to be my next Amazon purchase: the Catit Food Tree and the Friends Forever Automatic Laser Pointer.

I also got some additional memory for the new laptop, so that he's running on 16GB of RAM instead of 4, which has predictably made a huge improvement in his performance, and I got [personal profile] katsuko a replacement for her sugar skull cup that got broken.

And that's it. That's all I've got for today. I'm gonna go throw myself at my bed and hope for sleep to happen. Good night, all.
apollymi: Cloud leaning on Zack, text reads "Love will find a way" (FF7**Zack/Cloud: Love will find a way)
How the hell is this week not over yet?! It feels like it's been three weeks long, and yet somehow it's only Thursday?! I don't get it.

The swing side of this is that I've gotten to spend some lovely quality time with my girls. Boo has been the ultimate in love-love (purrs and cuddles and occasionally bathing me), while Luci has been joining me every time I go to the bathroom. Luci has even occasionally been sleeping on the bed with me, and Boo has been big on sitting in my lap and distracting me with cuddles while I'm trying to make words happen. It's been really nice... but now I'm hoping for some sleep and lots (and lots and lots) of writing this weekend.

Hopefully tomorrow will be... bearable at work at least. I'm just so ready for this week to be over. Like I can't even put into words how sick of it I am.

Randomly, I miss having a desk to write at. I feel like I got so much more done when I had an actual desk to write at.

And those are all my late night thoughts. Later, all.

Home again

Monday, 29 October 2018 11:33 pm
apollymi: Animated, Roy sparks the lighter, no text (FMA**Roy: Set the world aflame)
It is so damn good to be home again. God damn, that was a long ass drive, yes, but I'm glad to be home. The girlies were even mildly glad to see us.

I must admit to being a dork and having [personal profile] katsuko take some photos along the road on our way back, things that actually ended up relating back to original stuff in a particular fanfiction verse of ours. Amusingly, all the photos were Alabama, of signs for three different towns: Stockton, Spanish Fort, and Union Springs. We have an original character with the last name Stockton, who has set up base in a Spanish mission-style fort, outside a town named Union Springs... only all of these are in Arizona in the story. But it was amusing as hell to see them all show up in Alabama. (Apparently, there is also a Lester in Alabama, which is the last name of another original character in that same story, and that's even funnier.)

Anyway, it's stupid late. I fell asleep (or more accurately, passed the hell out) briefly, and so I'm still sort of awake, but I'm going to go lay in my bed and see if actual unconsciousness happens. Later, all!

Last day

Sunday, 28 October 2018 10:56 pm
apollymi: Cloud leaning on Zack, text reads "Love will find a way" (FF7**Zack/Cloud: Love will find a way)
Today was our last full day in Louisiana. I'm legitimately exhausted as hell, with no exaggeration needed. I'm not looking forward to the nearly nine hour drive again tomorrow, but it'll be good to be back home with our kitties in our own apartment... and eating on our own timeframe. That's always a down side of vacation: trying to handle meals while still doing everything you want to do. Or maybe that's just been my general experience.

We did 3 things today: Fort Hudson Civil War Battlefield State Park, Rosedown Plantation, and The Myrtles. The primary interest of Fort Hudson was the Civil War burial practices presentation that was going to be happening. It was interesting material, but honestly, the part of today I enjoyed most was the Rosedown Plantation. That surprised me a little: I was more expecting that The Myrtles would be my favorite. I don't know, though: the history of the plantation and the ghost stories just don't match up. And then there's the whole part of the ghost tour of "well, this ghost was last seen two weeks ago, and this ghost was last seen three nights ago, and a month ago we heard from this ghost". I mean, there's telling the stories, and then there's laying it on ridiculously thick for the tourists. I think my feelings on the divide here are more than abundantly clear.

Anyway, yeah, that's what I've got. I'm just gonna try to make myself get a little sleep before this big, long drive tomorrow. Good night, my freaky darlings.


Saturday, 13 October 2018 10:34 pm
apollymi: Split icon, top close-up of Ripley's face in color, bottom close-up of Hicks' face in b&w, no text (Aliens**Hicks/Ripley: Stares)
What an absolutely and completely lazy ass bitch I've been today. I've barely gotten up off the couch. I've napped, read Venom fanfic, dozed, read more fanfic, ate dinner when [personal profile] katsuko got home from work, watched Ocean's 8, read more fanfic, dozed some more, and started working on this (while reading fanfic). And I've had a lot of Boo cuddling me on the couch, so that's been nice too.

All that said, [personal profile] katsuko's very obviously ready for bed, so I'm gonna go on back the hall and either sleep... or resume reading on my phone. Good night, all.


Wednesday, 3 October 2018 10:04 pm
apollymi: Blank background, text rewads "All ship wars should be resolved by threesome fic" (Text: More threesomes!)
I’m not sure how much longer I will be able to keep my eyes open. Boo is napping. Luci is lounging. [personal profile] katsuko is napping... or deeply unconscious, depending on who you ask. I’m having a hard time, keeping my eyes open until everything is settled.

I finally got my hands on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom . It kind of makes my day, because I thoroughly enjoyed both of the movies.

Anyway, I guess I’m going to admit defeat and try to get some rest. Join everyone in severe unconsciousness. Good night, all.


Monday, 1 October 2018 10:55 pm
apollymi: Hotaru skipping happily, text reads "The Hotaru-verse is a shiny and fluffy place with skipping" (SDK**Hotaru: It's a skipping happy unive)
Yeah, I’m not sure how much I really have to say for myself for today. I got a couple thousand words written on the phone. That’s pretty impressive to me because I’m not actually that great at writing on the phone. It’s kind of a pain in the ass actually.

In a house with four females, I’m the only one who is awake. I probably need to solve this issue. Possibly by laying down myself.

So... good night, all.


Wednesday, 26 September 2018 11:50 pm
apollymi: Grover sitting on a cow, text reads "I'm on a cow" (SS**Grover: I'm on a cow)
Yeah, this one is going to be very short. I'm tired. I feel like crap. I went on the rag nearly a week early. I'm crampy. I'm bloaty. My head hurts. I just feel like crap in general.

On the other hand, I have very sweet kitties who insist I need all the purrs and nuzzles to make me feel better. Luci has bathed my fingers I don't even know how many times. It's all very sweet and all, and I have to say I do appreciate it. They're good girlies when they're not fighting with each other.

And yeah, that's about all I've got. I'm just ready for this work week to be over, so that I can have my weekend. It'll probably still be too short anyway, but a couple of days off my feet sounds really lovely right about now.

And that's it. That's all I've got. Good night, all.