I meant to write about this earlier, but I have been so physically overwhelmed the last few days, I just haven't had the energy to sit at my desk long enough to think and type. I suspect I simply overdid it on Sunday (and again on Monday since we were out of food in the house and HAD to run the errands I'd been putting off).

Anyway, this weekend something truly amazing happened to me and I just want to share.

Sunday, Captain and I showed up at the hippy grocery store where we were scheduled to play board games for a few hours with our Board Gamers group, only as we walked into the food court area I realized the glass walled meeting room was full of balloons and decorations and people I knew and presents and diapers and cake.

Our friends here in Georgia threw us - well, me, because Captain was in on it - a surprise baby shower!

They had rennaissance decorations (kiddie helmets and swords, a knight and horse on the cake) and balloons and there were people from our board gaming group, people from Captain's work, people from the game store, people I role play with but haven't had a chance to see in months.

I still don't know how they managed to get everyone I would want to see from this area together in one room, but they managed it.

I cried, obviously, because that's what I do.

By the end of the day I was so exhausted, but I didn't want to leave until the very end because it was such an amazing experience. We even stuck around after the shower was cleaned up and played a board game, since that was what I thought we were going to be doing that day anyway.

Luckily a few people brought cameras so I'll be able to get a disc of photos so I can add some to the Demon Spawn's baby book eventually. Captain did get a few pics of me opening presents and of me in the hat that the hostess made for me (she took a plastic princess tiara and attached tissue and wrapping paper and ribbon to it as I unwrapped the gifts). Yes, I willingly looked like a doofus for several hours in public, because that's what you do when awesome people hand you a wrapping paper tiara at your shower.

Today I'm finishing up the last of the thank you cards, so they can go in the mail in the morning, and I have to start washing baby laundry soon because I have oodles of new crib sheets and receiving blankets (and also so many diapers, I'm pretty sure I will never have to buy the baby any more newborn diapers ever!) to wash, fold and put away. I've also got knitting and my overdo exchange fic to work on, but those are both something I can do in bed with my legs up after I take my shower, so that's on my agenda for today.

ALSO, in funny news, mom called me last night to let me know that her work threw her a baby Grandma-to-be shower as well! How cute is that?
I meant to write about this earlier, but I have been so physically overwhelmed the last few days, I just haven't had the energy to sit at my desk long enough to think and type. I suspect I simply overdid it on Sunday (and again on Monday since we were out of food in the house and HAD to run the errands I'd been putting off).

Anyway, this weekend something truly amazing happened to me and I just want to share.

Sunday, Captain and I showed up at the hippy grocery store where we were scheduled to play board games for a few hours with our Board Gamers group, only as we walked into the food court area I realized the glass walled meeting room was full of balloons and decorations and people I knew and presents and diapers and cake.

Our friends here in Georgia threw us - well, me, because Captain was in on it - a surprise baby shower!

They had rennaissance decorations (kiddie helmets and swords, a knight and horse on the cake) and balloons and there were people from our board gaming group, people from Captain's work, people from the game store, people I role play with but haven't had a chance to see in months.

I still don't know how they managed to get everyone I would want to see from this area together in one room, but they managed it.

I cried, obviously, because that's what I do.

By the end of the day I was so exhausted, but I didn't want to leave until the very end because it was such an amazing experience. We even stuck around after the shower was cleaned up and played a board game, since that was what I thought we were going to be doing that day anyway.

Luckily a few people brought cameras so I'll be able to get a disc of photos so I can add some to the Demon Spawn's baby book eventually. Captain did get a few pics of me opening presents and of me in the hat that the hostess made for me (she took a plastic princess tiara and attached tissue and wrapping paper and ribbon to it as I unwrapped the gifts). Yes, I willingly looked like a doofus for several hours in public, because that's what you do when awesome people hand you a wrapping paper tiara at your shower.

Today I'm finishing up the last of the thank you cards, so they can go in the mail in the morning, and I have to start washing baby laundry soon because I have oodles of new crib sheets and receiving blankets (and also so many diapers, I'm pretty sure I will never have to buy the baby any more newborn diapers ever!) to wash, fold and put away. I've also got knitting and my overdo exchange fic to work on, but those are both something I can do in bed with my legs up after I take my shower, so that's on my agenda for today.

ALSO, in funny news, mom called me last night to let me know that her work threw her a baby shower as well! How cute is that?
You would think that when I get news I'm super excited about I'd hop on LJ and Facebook and share immediately, wouldn't you?

Except for the part where we wanted to tell a few people individually before broadcasting it out into the internets.

And then, by the time Captain had a chance to finally send a mass e-mail out to all the people on the brand new "we are a family dang it, let's all try to communicate once in awhile" mailing list that Captain's sister started (And bless her for it, because that is seriously something the family needs and goodness knows I'd given up on them ages ago, but a few people have stepped up and sent a few emails, including Captain, and it's more progress than they've had since I've been in the family and I'm totally off topic, aren't I?)... So by the time Captain sent out an email it had been a few days and I'd already talked to my mom and sis on the phone and told a few people in person so I sort of just forgot about Facebook and LJ.

My attention span is eerily similar to that of an over-caffeinated ferret of late. I blame the baby.

Who is a boy, btw.

Long post is long. )

Anyway, I've got to get back to trying to figure out which bottle nipple will be the least likely to cause the kid to excessively vomit on me.
I am quite excited by this.

I woke up this afternoon (I didn't get to bed until after eight this morning, don't judge) to find that a gift for a certain Miss Miah had posted to the SS/HG Exchange. Then, I did a little dance in my chair. It was a lovely and yet strangly compelling dance, meant to entice and yet push away... also, I looked goofy.

BUT, that's totally not the point!

The point is that I have gift fic and it is WONDERFUL!

You should go here and read it.

Oh, I should maybe mention the plot or something?

Summary: Snape requires a large sum of money, and a loan from Gringotts is the very last thing he wants, but there's nowhere else to turn. When the goblins assign Arithmancer Granger to monitor their investment full-time, sparks fly. Hermione uncovers much more than potions work at Spinner's End. There are troublesome buttons and an even more troublesome journal. The only one who seems to know what's going on is the cat, and she's not telling.

Seriously, if you like SS/HG, you should go read it. Now. Go.
I am quite excited by this.

I woke up this afternoon (I didn't get to bed until after eight this morning, don't judge) to find that a gift for a certain Miss Miah had posted to the SS/HG Exchange. Then, I did a little dance in my chair. It was a lovely and yet strangly compelling dance, meant to entice and yet push away... also, I looked goofy.

BUT, that's totally not the point!

The point is that I have gift fic and it is WONDERFUL!

You should go here and read it.

Oh, I should maybe mention the plot or something?

Summary: Snape requires a large sum of money, and a loan from Gringotts is the very last thing he wants, but there's nowhere else to turn. When the goblins assign Arithmancer Granger to monitor their investment full-time, sparks fly. Hermione uncovers much more than potions work at Spinner's End. There are troublesome buttons and an even more troublesome journal. The only one who seems to know what's going on is the cat, and she's not telling.

Seriously, if you like SS/HG, you should go read it. Now. Go.
Sometimes Twitter is a glorious thing.

I saw a picture of this and knew I had to have one.

This is my second 9th Wedding Anniversary gift to myself.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/74329873/zombie-garden-gnome-walking-dead

Isn't he spifftastic?!

He'll fit right in with the gnomes at the house already.
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Sometimes Twitter is a glorious thing.

I saw a picture of this and knew I had to have one.

This is my second 9th Wedding Anniversary gift to myself.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/74329873/zombie-garden-gnome-walking-dead

Isn't he spifftastic?!

He'll fit right in with the gnomes at the house already.
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( Mar. 22nd, 2009 05:36 pm)
80s baby shower.

So much blue eye shadow.

So much fun.

So little sleep.

Staying up until five in the morning.

Ended up needing a nap this afternoon - getting so old.

All in all, it was a really good weekend.

Now I just have to get home tomorrow.
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( Mar. 22nd, 2009 05:36 pm)
80s baby shower.

So much blue eye shadow.

So much fun.

So little sleep.

Staying up until five in the morning.

Ended up needing a nap this afternoon - getting so old.

All in all, it was a really good weekend.

Now I just have to get home tomorrow.
Firstly - parts of this weekend blew. Just getting that out in the open. I suspected it was going to be a major wad of suckitude around Friday when I realized that I was being very productive of late. Very. Lots of writing, some gnome painting, faux-dazzling, organizing lots of tiny little bits of faux-dazzle, lining up my paints in color order, replacing my three months broken toilet seat, hand mopping the bathroom floor, agreeing to join a yoga class, things like this.

While it's all fun and games while it lasts, it's also usually a sign that I'm in the middle of a manic episode and soon there will be a crash and almost as if realizing the crash is coming actually triggers the crash... it happens and is so not the point of this post.

The point is that today many things happened to make me a happy Miah.


  • My Ravelry invite arrived in my e-mail, and now I can play around with that.
  • My brand new yoga clothes arrived. AND they fit. Sort of. They're comfy as heck, but I purposely ordered parts of them too big so that while I'm in the gym I can feel all covered up and not having to spaz because zomg some skinny bitch is rolling her eyes at my fat rollsssss. Skinny bitch may know I'm fat, but she won't be able to actually see the fat because I shall be wearing the biggest, most shapeless shirt I could find, and I look a bit like an elephant that has lost a lot of weight on a flash diet and is now all saggy skin... What? Going to the gym is stressful enough without the tight workout clothes being on display. I got the tight stuff too, it's just under the elephant shirt.
  • My order from Whimsic Alley came in. Sarah and I are talking about going to the Hallows and Horcruxes Ball at K-State in March, and if we go, we're thinking about dressing up. I needed supplies and there was a sale. DON'T JUDGE.
  • Repo! The Genetic Opera was on sale at Wal-Mart, of all places. And now it is mine.
  • As a present to myself for finishing an entire fic (short as it may be) in just over a month, I bought Animal Crossing: City Folk for the Wii and have been adoring it.
  • Finally - Flowers! Half a dozen pink roses from the Captain, just because I had a cruddy weekend. Seriously, I do not say it often enough. I love that man.


So, just thought I'd share.
Firstly - parts of this weekend blew. Just getting that out in the open. I suspected it was going to be a major wad of suckitude around Friday when I realized that I was being very productive of late. Very. Lots of writing, some gnome painting, faux-dazzling, organizing lots of tiny little bits of faux-dazzle, lining up my paints in color order, replacing my three months broken toilet seat, hand mopping the bathroom floor, agreeing to join a yoga class, things like this.

While it's all fun and games while it lasts, it's also usually a sign that I'm in the middle of a manic episode and soon there will be a crash and almost as if realizing the crash is coming actually triggers the crash... it happens and is so not the point of this post.

The point is that today many things happened to make me a happy Miah.


  • My Ravelry invite arrived in my e-mail, and now I can play around with that.
  • My brand new yoga clothes arrived. AND they fit. Sort of. They're comfy as heck, but I purposely ordered parts of them too big so that while I'm in the gym I can feel all covered up and not having to spaz because zomg some skinny bitch is rolling her eyes at my fat rollsssss. Skinny bitch may know I'm fat, but she won't be able to actually see the fat because I shall be wearing the biggest, most shapeless shirt I could find, and I look a bit like an elephant that has lost a lot of weight on a flash diet and is now all saggy skin... What? Going to the gym is stressful enough without the tight workout clothes being on display. I got the tight stuff too, it's just under the elephant shirt.
  • My order from Whimsic Alley came in. Sarah and I are talking about going to the Hallows and Horcruxes Ball at K-State in March, and if we go, we're thinking about dressing up. I needed supplies and there was a sale. DON'T JUDGE.
  • Repo! The Genetic Opera was on sale at Wal-Mart, of all places. And now it is mine.
  • As a present to myself for finishing an entire fic (short as it may be) in just over a month, I bought Animal Crossing: City Folk for the Wii and have been adoring it.
  • Finally - Flowers! Half a dozen pink roses from the Captain, just because I had a cruddy weekend. Seriously, I do not say it often enough. I love that man.


So, just thought I'd share.
Mainly because while I am now the giddy owner of my very own crossbow - passed down to me from my father this Christmas, heeee, crossbow! - I currently have no bolts for it.

Which is probably a good thing because this puppy has no safety and I'm pretty sure it could take off a finger if I'm not careful with it.

Second only to the supreme awesomeness of the heirloom crossbow was a gift from my sister - GeMagic - an 'As Seen on TV' Bedazzler type thingy. That's right, friends of mine, prepare to be Bedazzled next Christmas because I can almost guarantee that Something will end up bejemmed.

There were lots of other presents - a few were even waiting for me when I got back home tonight - AND I learned how to make friendship bracelets while I was gone. I've always wanted to know how to knot those things, and Midget, Mom and I all sat around the kitchen table and learned.

Perhaps a Bedazzled friendship bracelet? Thoughts?

Where was I?

So... Yes, spent a week with the family, which was fabulous and exactly what I needed because I had been sort of down after Captain left.

Don't get me wrong, I am so happy to be home with the kitties (Brandon will be sprung from the kennel tomorrow, I hope) and in my own bed with my precious, precious internets... but I was really happy to be able to just veg in the living room with the family, watching Discovery channel (I love you, Dirty Jobs and Mythbusters, I really do) and playing Harry Potter Clue.

Oh, I almost forgot. Tuesday night, just as I'm leaving the grocery store, Captain called to let me know that someone would be showing up at the door with a surprise for me at some point, and as I walked in the front door with him still on the phone and started to warn Mom... she pointed to the coffee table.

There was a box from FTD.

He sent me roses.

Just when I think I can't love him more...

I hope everyone had a happy holiday season type thing, and I wish everyone a fabulous New Year!
Mainly because while I am now the giddy owner of my very own crossbow - passed down to me from my father this Christmas, heeee, crossbow! - I currently have no bolts for it.

Which is probably a good thing because this puppy has no safety and I'm pretty sure it could take off a finger if I'm not careful with it.

Second only to the supreme awesomeness of the heirloom crossbow was a gift from my sister - GeMagic - an 'As Seen on TV' Bedazzler type thingy. That's right, friends of mine, prepare to be Bedazzled next Christmas because I can almost guarantee that Something will end up bejemmed.

There were lots of other presents - a few were even waiting for me when I got back home tonight - AND I learned how to make friendship bracelets while I was gone. I've always wanted to know how to knot those things, and Midget, Mom and I all sat around the kitchen table and learned.

Perhaps a Bedazzled friendship bracelet? Thoughts?

Where was I?

So... Yes, spent a week with the family, which was fabulous and exactly what I needed because I had been sort of down after Captain left.

Don't get me wrong, I am so happy to be home with the kitties (Brandon will be sprung from the kennel tomorrow, I hope) and in my own bed with my precious, precious internets... but I was really happy to be able to just veg in the living room with the family, watching Discovery channel (I love you, Dirty Jobs and Mythbusters, I really do) and playing Harry Potter Clue.

Oh, I almost forgot. Tuesday night, just as I'm leaving the grocery store, Captain called to let me know that someone would be showing up at the door with a surprise for me at some point, and as I walked in the front door with him still on the phone and started to warn Mom... she pointed to the coffee table.

There was a box from FTD.

He sent me roses.

Just when I think I can't love him more...

I hope everyone had a happy holiday season type thing, and I wish everyone a fabulous New Year!
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( Nov. 18th, 2008 04:41 am)
OMGOMGOMFG


BPAL Resurrected Beaver Moon! Must order before it goes away! I NEED to smell like cupcakes! Need!

I've woken up Bellatrix with my squealing.
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( Nov. 18th, 2008 04:41 am)
OMGOMGOMFG


BPAL Resurrected Beaver Moon! Must order before it goes away! I NEED to smell like cupcakes! Need!

I've woken up Bellatrix with my squealing.
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Captain sent me a package that arrived on Saturday, and it contained birthday presents. For me!

My birthday isn't until the fifth, but he wanted to make sure they arrived before the day. Originally, he wanted me to wait to open the package, but I've been a bit down in the dumps lately and he asked me to go ahead and open it when I got it so I could read his letter.

He made a sterling silver bracelet, and sent a pretty carved wooden box for my perfume bottles.

And most importantly, he wrote me a letter.

Two more months.
Captain sent me a package that arrived on Saturday, and it contained birthday presents. For me!

My birthday isn't until the fifth, but he wanted to make sure they arrived before the day. Originally, he wanted me to wait to open the package, but I've been a bit down in the dumps lately and he asked me to go ahead and open it when I got it so I could read his letter.

He made a sterling silver bracelet, and sent a pretty carved wooden box for my perfume bottles.

And most importantly, he wrote me a letter.

Two more months.
Recently, Sarah and I visited the eye doctor and now that we were both armed with a copy of our prescriptions, we decided to hit the eye glass express place to see what sort of frames they had.

Cue an hour and a half of giggling and making faces at tiny mirrors.

Also, since I am blind as a bat with the nearsightedness, I have learned to drag someone with me when I go to pick out frames as I can't actually see what I look like.

Cue Sarah's brilliant solution - the Camera Phone!

"Try this one on." Click. "Okay, put your glasses back on and tell me what you think of this one. No? Okay, put this one on." Click. Wash, rinse, repeat.

The moral of the story? The one hour peeps have had to send my special order lenses (of DOOMMMM - and an extra charge for being above a +/- 7 whatsitthingy) out to the Big Shop and I shall have brand new kicky, purple, slightly horn-rimmed glasses in two to three weeks.

Also, I'm getting a pair of matching (only in black) prescription sunglasses made at the same time.

Do not ask how much that set me back. I'm still pretending the bill was a figment of my imagination.
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Recently, Sarah and I visited the eye doctor and now that we were both armed with a copy of our prescriptions, we decided to hit the eye glass express place to see what sort of frames they had.

Cue an hour and a half of giggling and making faces at tiny mirrors.

Also, since I am blind as a bat with the nearsightedness, I have learned to drag someone with me when I go to pick out frames as I can't actually see what I look like.

Cue Sarah's brilliant solution - the Camera Phone!

"Try this one on." Click. "Okay, put your glasses back on and tell me what you think of this one. No? Okay, put this one on." Click. Wash, rinse, repeat.

The moral of the story? The one hour peeps have had to send my special order lenses (of DOOMMMM - and an extra charge for being above a +/- 7 whatsitthingy) out to the Big Shop and I shall have brand new kicky, purple, slightly horn-rimmed glasses in two to three weeks.

Also, I'm getting a pair of matching (only in black) prescription sunglasses made at the same time.

Do not ask how much that set me back. I'm still pretending the bill was a figment of my imagination.
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It wouldn't be a renfest if I didn't come home with a sunburn. On my chest.

Actually, since I wasn't in a bodice this time, the burn doesn't cover nearly as much territory as usual, so yay for that. On the other hand, since I wasn't in garb, there was no wide brimmed hat to save the back of my neck and that's starting to look like it got the worst of it. This is what I get for staying out of direct sunlight 95% of the year.

Captain and I are both fried and more than a little worn out after spending yesterday at the Norman Medieval Faire with [livejournal.com profile] snazzykathy, [livejournal.com profile] begstodiffer and their family. I'm not sure what I was expecting from the fair, but it totally surpassed anything I'd considered. I'd say it was probably in the top three of fests I've gone to (Muskogee being my number one simply because of the air conditioned castle that is a godsend when one is prone to heat stroke). It would be number two, if it wasn't for my anonymous and incredibly lowkey obsession with Mr. Stripeypants from the Jolly Rogers, which I only ever get to see at the KCRF.

[livejournal.com profile] kauricat, Queen's Gambit were there. I wasn't able to stop for a full performance, but I did get to hear them sing a few numbers as we wandered through the area near their stage.

Captain and I arrived half an hour before the faire was supposed to open, so we walked around and watched vendors set up their wares while we waited for the others to arrive. Michelle, the woman who makes the bestest bodices in the world, was there and I was able to drool over Kathy's new corset (very nearly talked Captain into going back today so that I could max out one of the credit cards to get a new one myself, but the sunburn convinced us to stay in town today).

Found all sorts of things I probably would have bought if the faire were two weeks (and one paycheck) from now, so I had a blast window shopping.

Discovered that the minute I see a small child wandering away as fast as her little legs can carry her my instincts kick in to chase after her calling "Catherine!"... even when her name is Sophie. For this I blame [livejournal.com profile] grandpoohbah and her parents. Perhaps it's a good then Captain and I haven't had any children of our own.

Also discovered that M&M's currently have a Wild Cherry flavor. It still freaks me out.

After the faire, Kathy's brother and his wife lead us to a lovely Mexican restaurant for lunch and then Captain and I drove home. I promptly passed out in the car, as I tend to do, and then we both needed a nap once we got home.

Anywho - am already looking forward to Muskogee's fest in May and looking up this Joplin Faire I keep hearing about, not to mention KCRF in the fall. I'll have to remember to take pictures of those since Captain won't be able to join us.
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