ceitfianna: (stormy ship)
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Is it conceivable that you've gotten a bit off
track? As I close my eyes and ask my higher powers for a psychic vision, I
get an impression of you staring at a blurry image of a symbol that is no
longer an accurate representation of your life goal. Now of course there's
a chance that my vision is completely unfounded. But if it does ring at
least somewhat true to you -- if it suggests a question worth asking
yourself -- I invite you to meditate on the possibility that you need to
update your understanding of what your ultimate target looks like.


Uncle Rob seems to know right where I am. I feel like I'm going the right direction but taking some time to stop and think and be for a bit is going to be good for me. How that translates for the moment is that starting tomorrow I will be driving east to my parents' place in Southern Delaware. I'll be there until about the 5th or so of May and will have car and net.

I would love to try and connect with some of you that live in the Southern Maryland area, but I don't have emails for all of you. My parents' live about a three hour drive from Baltimore so meeting up somewhere should be possible. If anything seems possible, please leave a comment or DM or something for plotting and planning.

Sorry for not being faster about this, but the last few weeks have been draining for me. Mainly positive but a lot of things that keep piling on. As my mother says its the feeling of being nibbled to death by ducks, all these little things that gnaw at you. Some of them didn't work out as I hoped such as the bank didn't credit me any of the money it took for the overdrafts but I do have my tax refund. So most of my current paycheck is going to end of the month bills but there's still the refund, which will go to fun things. I'm not sure what that will end up meaning, but I'll figure it out.

Health and body thoughts under here )

Now for positive stuff. Milliways is being wonderful of late with the fun Shindig that got a few plot things going and the prompt DE from the weekend. I'm slowly working through those and would actually love more. I've got two days of six hour drives ahead and thinking about prompts is a great way for me to fill the time. You can either leave them at the link or just drop them here.

For now I think I'm going to consider my list, possibly call my parents and work on getting rid of my headache and general tiredness. I hope this next month looks up for everyone. Too much suck going around the world, it needs to lay off my friends.

ETA: And now one of my ear lobes is split. Time for a break.
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I always find it interesting to do this year in review meme so I'm going to post it as my sister in law and nieces play hearts. Life is feeling pretty good at this point. My banking stuff is finally sorted after another phone call where someone reversed the overdraft charges and sped up my credit for stolen money. It's progress which I'm grateful for.

Also I've created mirror journals for all of my RP ones though the only differences is that Tiwa and Jane's journals don't have their underscores. I started some of the imports but then realized that honestly those can wait as with some of them that will be a project. Today was wonderful, our family went for a walk out by Cape Henlopen and I split off at one point and had a nice quiet second half of the walk and took some gorgeous pictures along with having an idea for a fic. The afternoon has been lazy and since the weather in Delaware is amazingly good, my father set up the chiminea we have outside so the girls could have s'mores.

We spent some nice time being chilly, drinking wine and eating sugar, I also took some good pictures. I love having my family close and discovering my brother and I have very similar music tastes as he gave me a playlist full of Ryan Adams. Currently there's lamb cooking in the oven and lots of delicious wine. I hope everyone's New Year is wonderful. I feel blessed to have spent this year with all of you and hopefully next year I can meet more of you.

Looking back on 2011 )

Still Here

Nov. 13th, 2011 12:53 pm
ceitfianna: (long road)
This week has been long and I keep meaning to write about it but end up being tired. So I'm going to do that today. I think a lot of that long comes from a feeling of responsibilities piling up on me.

In the good realm of things, I now have three appointments set up with people who know about the library and private school world over Thanksgiving break. I'm going to find a job somewhere.

The major bad is that on Thursday I found out my debit card number had been stolen again, which makes me want to hit things. I'm doing everything I can to protect it and the bank moves quickly but it's another sign that I need to be on my own and supporting myself so I don't rely on a bank in another state.

As that happened on Thursday when I had plans for doing other things, my list of stuff to get done got pushed back. I also stayed up far too late on Thursday night doing wonderful RP with [livejournal.com profile] mercuriaz and the Matt Jamison plot, which meant I was kind of bleary on Friday morning.

I also did my Yuletide nominations: Homeward Bounders-Jamie, Joris, Helen, Konstam
Old Kingdom-Sameth, Nicholas Sayre, Ellimere, Yrael
3:10 to Yuma-the entire Evans' family
All of these I know how to write and would love to read and for the second two I tried to pick characters that might be forgotten.

Yesterday was quiet for me but I am taking steps to accomplish more on my list. My Flat Stanley pictures are uploaded so I can soon print and send them off to my niece. I have ideas for writing as RPing Charles is taking up my brain for him, but I want to finish the dream fic. Today I'm going to take care of some insurance stuff and try making a tamale pie. One of the things on my list is dealing with my student loans. Those of you who pay them, what's the best way to contact and say, hey, I can't afford these right now. I keep meaning to talk to someone on campus about them but don't know who. I'd appreciate any ideas.

Now to end with some pictures of things from a while back starting with my haul from Conclave.

My Wicked Girls' shirt, my new sleepshirt, bracelet, earrings and book.

Close up of the jewelry )
ceitfianna: (Charles X his heart breaks for you)
This week has been all over the place for me with more down than ups, but I've mainly made it through. One thing that started me off on a not great foot was that on Monday I worked a much longer day than normal, five hours instead of three and it left me tired.

The good that balanced it was I'm going to be on the East Coast during Thanksgiving break actually the week around it leaving on Monday and coming back the next Tuesday. I'm going to be trying flying into Baltimore and taking Amtrak to Wilmington to connect with my parents. The hope is that during the break I might do some informational interviews and meet up with people who know library folks. Also I get to see my family and the ocean, I'm such a coastal girl.

So that's a good and I'm hearing positive things about the story I posted last weekend, which makes me happy. Charles Xavier from First Class is an incredibly easy voice for me to write and last night I started on another story about him, this one about dreams.

Tuesday had a nice low as my shark week hit right after I'd come back from a meeting, which meant I had to go out again. Wednesday and Thursday I didn't work but Wednesday I wanted to curl up and Thursday I felt better but still low on energy.

Today was thankfully quiet at the library, all of the printers worked and then I came out. There was a thing I thought about going to tonight, but I didn't want to walk in the cold again. Tomorrow I'm working an extra shift in the morning, but it should be quiet and I can do more writing.

Other fun and random thing that happened this week was I drove to the mall to get a new watchband and the watch kiosk is near Teavana. I've been curious about Teavana since I know a lot of people who adore tea love it. Well, they have delicious tea and incredible sales people since I bought more than I meant to. Part of this was due to me feeling sore and tired, but it made me a little grumpy as I can afford it but felt a little led. The good is that I have delicious Jasmine tea and a huge tea tin that will probably hold my PG tips when I finish the Jasmine because that's the only one I buy in a pound or so measures. Though I'm going to be wary if I go there again, because I'm willing to pay for tea, it's just paying for an unexpected experience isn't my favorite. For now I'll keep looking at their stuff online because someday I'd love to have a travel tumbler for tea.

I love Halloween and I want to try and do something as I work at the undergrad desk in the afternoon, but so far anything more than my fox makeup is feeling a bit much. In my closet I've got a shirt that's cut like a men's almost musketeer shirt and I might try doing something with that.

For Milliways I've got some ideas for my pups. I'm considering two conversation with dead people for William and Tumnus and I want to put William in Logan Lerman's awful wig and costume from the new Musketeers movie, but all his icon space is full. I know I'll end up doing it for him, I just need to make the icon and decide if this is a good excuse to buy more icon space.

This is a terribly rambling entry but it's been that kind of week and I'm currently sore and cold. Things will get better.
ceitfianna: (Dean time rambles on)
Lately the weather has been rainy and grey, which makes me not want to do anything. At the moment I need to do my laundry and go grocery shopping but instead I sat in a cafe and finished reading The Ragwitch by Garth Nix. I've realized that I've given myself permission for at least the month of May to not do too much. Job things are moving, school stuff is happening, tracks are laid for progress and having time to be is rare and wonderful after the incredibly busy two years that I've had.

As inspired by [livejournal.com profile] spooky_lemur I have a list of things to do Monday to Monday that has been going wonderfully well. Not buying dessert with lunch and various things has saved me money and made me feel lighter. Also having a set amount of time to walk makes me realize just how much I do walk as by Wednesday, I'd done three and a half hours of walking.

The past few days have been full of connecting with people, which is one of my favorite things. This weekend I had a wonderful quick visit with one of my brothers, which prompted me to clean my apartment. I love my brother and we had such fun talking about what's happening next and I need to find a time in the not too distant future to visit him in France.

Then on Tuesday, I saw Thor for a second time with a good friend from SI and we talked about searching for jobs. It was nice to hear that someone else has the same way of doing things I do, which is don't just apply for everything but instead the ones you really want. As your interest comes through in terms of writing cover letters, I'm getting near the stage of applying for jobs, which scares me. Though I know that there is something out there for me and wherever I go, I'll make my way.

In terms of bumpy things, I have a paper I need to write for Monday that will require hanging out at the library probably tomorrow. Its a compare and contrast book report paper that's not too long, so I think if I just set myself down in the library and do it, it will be done.

Oh and it turns out that somehow one of my debit cards' numbers was stolen, luckily its the one based out of Delaware, so I don't use it that much and not having it for a bit isn't a great loss. For now I think I'm going to consider either grocery shopping or possibly laundry since they're useful and both can be fun.
ceitfianna: (sad face Tumnus)
I feel like I'm running in place with my programming homework since I have the basic part of it set up and it seems to work, but then I try to do other things and it doesn't work. Also I tried to go and put it up on a personal webpage which we're meant to use so the professor can see it. That wasn't helpful. Also the book and all the things I'm looking at to try and make sense of what I need to do don't help. Its like the perfect example of what we're talking about in my other class, not taking into account prior knowledge or lack of prior knowledge since staring at the code doesn't tell me how to do it.

At least one assignment finished easily and I'm pretty proud of it, I made a screencast about the styem we're using at America Reads. That assignment went so much faster than I expected, which is nice. If you're interested in terms of what it looks like, you can watch it here and it was made using a program called Jing. Now I'm going to read my seminar stuff and keep poking at the PHP. Worst case scenario, I turn in my code and explain, this is what I tried to do but none of it seemed to work. Oh and my Comcast cable bill went up and I didn't have a chance to go grocery shopping.

In terms of the poll, it looks like the preference is for me to post Art shots first with landscape, cute animals next. Now for social science reading and trying to not let the code make me too annoyed. I hate feeling like I somehow don't know how to read a book or site to figure out what I need.

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