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17 June 2015 @ 10:39 pm
beginning of summer  
Friday, the kiddo was officially promoted to sixth grade. A sixth grader. oy. Time flies omg.  Our school is K-8, where 6-8 is the middle school (they have lockers and move class to class, instead of the mostly one classroom of the primary school). But they have joint assemblies, where k-5 sit on the floor, but 6, 7, and 8 get sections of the bleachers. So it is a BIG deal at the final assembly of the year when the fifth graders get to move from the floor to the bleacher seats finally. They were very excited at this particular rite of passage. SO adorable. :)

This week he's at Golf camp, which sounds hardcore (there are sports camps which are v hardcore, even for 11 year olds) but this is for beginners, so they use the space set aside for the golf team of the local university. It's wedged in between the softball field and tennis courts, it's the cutest little putting green, sand trap and driving cage you've ever seen. He's having a blast. Next week he goes away to an overnight camp, so that'll be even more fun. For him, and me. heh

I've also been dealing with my dad getting eye surgery - nothing super serious but time consuming driving him all over the place, getting his other doctors to sign off, then the surgery place, etc. And just more awareness that he's getting old and isn't in great health.

But at least today while I waited for his follow-up appointment, I was able to get a bit done on my NPT fic. Now I just need it to actually be a story, and to shove that other requested character in there somehow. flashbacks or a nightmare, because so there, requester with too many character requests you didn't say they had to be real

For my own keeping track mostly:

  1. NPT fic, obviously

  2. Fallen on Snow

  3. Last Contract,  not sure what the hell possessed me to start and post two WIPs at once. seriously, I KNOW BETTER. yet I did it anyway. At least I alternate them.

  4. Hurricane. lol, I figured out how to take SHIELD out of the equation for a little while, so there's one problem solved finally.

  5. marvel- bang fic.

and oh boy, that's enough, good grief.

Most of my writing woes would be solved by me remembering how to write lots of words in a sitting. I feel like I've forgotten how, somehow. urgh. it's a phase I guess, but I'd like it to be over. I know, put ass in chair, write words. that's the only real solution to the problem.

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Ray: 13thTrirenec on June 18th, 2015 06:20 pm (UTC)
Hugs for your Dad and that's so cute re kiddo. :D

Good luck with the projects, hon. I'm sorry I've not been able to read more recently. I will try and catch up at some point. In the meantime, *\o/* for writing.
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on June 19th, 2015 09:34 pm (UTC)
ah, don't worry, you do what you do, read whenever or not. it's okay! ;)

Ray: Kara-Fadedrirenec on June 20th, 2015 08:09 am (UTC)
Hugs to you, and in reading below, more about your Dad, I'm always about if you need an ear. It's never easy to see those we love getting older when it's a slide towards ill health. I'm sorry he's becoming frailer. Please take care of yourself.

Edited at 2015-06-20 08:16 am (UTC)
Gramma Lunacy: Helo Kara handslanalucy on June 19th, 2015 03:30 am (UTC)
That's what I did with my dad last year, in the early part of the year. I'm single, with no kids at home, so it was easier for me than it would be for you, I imagine. It was nice getting to spend so much time with him, but yeah. Seeing with my own eyes how he was aging was an education. I take after him so much, so it gave me an idea what I've got to look forward to in the next twenty years. lol
lizardbeth: Anders with ciglizardbeth_j on June 19th, 2015 09:39 pm (UTC)
It's definitely gotten to turn from my dad 'getting older" which everyone does, and then to "is actually old". He was doing quite well for awhile but last few years, since he hit 80, it's definitely slipped over some line. Which is I guess inevitable, given his age, but definitely makes me more aware that we're on the downward slope now. Which is better than just abruptly losing him, of course, but yeah, not always easy.
Ray: Cometrirenec on June 20th, 2015 08:16 am (UTC)
Hugs to you, sweetie, as well.
Gramma Lunacy: huggy ryanlanalucy on June 20th, 2015 09:45 pm (UTC)
cujoy on June 19th, 2015 02:27 pm (UTC)

I can't believe your little boy is middle school already. Best wishes with your dad. I too have been going through lots of things with my parent's health, so I know that it's so worrying all the time.
lizardbeth: Anders with ciglizardbeth_j on June 19th, 2015 09:48 pm (UTC)
right? seems like it was just yesterday he was born and BSG was starting and then a few years after that, was fandom and cons and all that! And now the fandom is mostly scattered to the winds to new places and new fandoms, and my little guy is a giant middle schooler tween.

Aging parents - yeah, there's that moment with my dad where I know it's not going to be better, y'know? It's not terrible right now, he's moving around and his heart's strong after his procedure last year, but his new normal is not the normal it was. :(