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[Jan. 15th, 2010|08:07 pm]
Whole lotta labia.
I keep trying to start some big "Omg I'm not dead and here's what my life has been like" post but it keeps not happening and it's just to daunting to consider. So let's do it this way.

Things I've gotten in the last two months:

  • Amazing birthday wishes here and on FB. I'm 35 y'all. And I am happier, more fulfilled, more at peace with myself, and more proud of myself than I've ever been. And for all the wishes, and all you all have done for so many years to get me through, get me over, and get me better I can not thank you enough.

  • A JOB OMG A JOB! I start on Monday. It's IT project management for a company in Baltimore. It's working with a well-known bank. It's some peace of mind and some sound sleep at nights.

  • So many hugs from TBD, so many kisses, and every morning I get greeted with "Good Morning, Mommy! Happy Halloween!" Some mornings it's "Happy Birthday!" and some it's "Happy Wednesday!" (though rarely on Wednesdays) and I do not correct her. Why? For the same reason that robins1stwife refuses to teach her youngest son the word "raisin" and instead lets him continue to call them "grapes and sunshine." Cuz it's cute as all hell.

Things I have done in the last two months:

  • Survived the "Take Me Now, Lord" stomach virus the whole family got for Christmas.

  • Watched about 8 billion true crime shows, documentaries, and every episode of 7 seasons of Top Gear. I went on a non-fiction kick as soon as I got laid off and I am still trying to surface. The up side is that I have added about 27 rules to my list of Things to Keep in Mind if You're Going To Kill Someone. (Rule #1 - Bitches always talk. Rule #12 If everyone knows that your estranged wife has a restraining order against you, and you go to her house to kill her, and the phone rings? Fucking don't answer it you dumbass.)

  • Accidentally taken up quilting. I did, I swear. It was totally an accident! I was thinking about what kind of blanket we'd put on Chloe's bed when we convert her crib to daybed (we haven't done it yet because she's a serious climber) and I couldn't find any I liked. So I thought "How hard could this be to do?" I looked it up on the internet and I decided to try a quick small one as a tester. I think I was hooked before the day was out. My family showered me with fabric for my birthday and Christmas and I've been happily piecing and hand quilting and such ever since. I have about 4 projects going right now and the plans for about three more. And at the end of the month I'm taking a workshop from Jinny Beyer, a woman who's work made me cry, this is her Ray of Light, it blows my mind.

So.. that's that. I start work on Monday. I'm planning a quiet weekend. I have piles of fabric. My new hobby is like collecting colors and rolling around in them. My family is awesome. I missed you.

How are you?

[User Picture]From: kiltsandlollies
2010-01-16 01:19 am (UTC)
*Frillions* of congratulations, Melly, seriously. ♥ You're a delight, and not just because of things you mention here, but they're all lovely parts of you, too.

And wheeeeeeeeee Top Gear! ONE OF US! ONE OF US! :D
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[User Picture]From: slightlytricky
2010-01-16 02:09 am (UTC)
I am fine!

Calvin and I reorganized our books in the office. My TBR pile is now only 2 1/2 shelves high and 2 deep.

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[User Picture]From: robins1stwife
2010-01-16 02:25 am (UTC)
First, Congrats....that is wonderful news.

Second, I must sadly report that the boy has learned raisins....:( But in happy news, the other day when he overdid it on the wii he informed that "the wrists on his legs hurt.", He still has a finky finger and the lyrics to row your boat still end with "life's about a dream" So I can't complain.
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[User Picture]From: make_your_move
2010-01-16 03:06 am (UTC)
YAYAYAYAYAYYYYY!!!!!! I'm so doing the happy dance in socks!

So, Q wanted me to tell that the plan of going to school all day worked, huh?!? :)

*kisses you all over your delighted face*
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[User Picture]From: thinkingoutlaw
2010-01-16 11:38 am (UTC)
I get the quilting addiction, though this winter, my thoughts have turned to knitting, something I have never really known how to do. I am a junky. Ravelry is the best/worst thing evah! So now, poor Mieszko, I had a huge collection of fabric, but i have started amassing yarn, patterns and needles. Of course, he didn't complain about the book about knitting lingerie. Largely because he wants a pair of thigh high socks for himself to go under his waders... :)
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From: magickalmolly
2010-01-16 04:36 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the job, honey. ♥
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From: starfishchick
2010-01-16 05:27 pm (UTC)
How am I? Thrilled to see you and hear all of your wonderful news!!
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From: berreh
2010-01-16 08:54 pm (UTC)
Congratulations hon! Here's to your year only getting better from here.
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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2010-01-17 02:40 am (UTC)
Yay for the job! Yay for TBD saying happy halloween. Today Jamie threatened to "huff and puff and blow our house down" because we'd locked the bedroom door while she was watching a movie. um, cause we're bad parents. yeah.
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