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Thanks to the sloooowness of my computer!  Grrrr!

I just posted a new story to my fic journal, [profile] ogf_ficsandpics.  It's called The Journey Home 

It's Remus and Remus/Tonks.  If you're interested, go take a look and let me know what you think.  It's the first thing I've written in a LOOONG time.

Gotta run - have to be at soccer in 35 minutes, and I'm not dressed.  EEEK!


Mar. 9th, 2006 10:21 am
ohginnyfan: (R/T - winter passion by caladan_dd)
Thank God it's Thursday.

Yes, you read that correctly. I'm actually glad it's Thursday.

This week has been no prize for fun things I've had to do, and I'm honestly glad it is about over.

I'm ready for the weekend in the worst way. I'm being pampered this weekend -- time for my dye job. I have an appt to get my hair colored, and I'm looking forward to sitting and having it done.

This weekend we have to hit the science fair stuff pretty hard -- It's due on the 3rd of April, but everything is due -- Showboard, oral report, written report. Times Two Kids. All the "research" is done, we just need to work on write-ups. And I need to see who can type what. It would be easier if these two were twins. At least the work would be identical. If I'm going to help with double the work, it would be nice to have the same crap for both kids.

/end whine.

I was in a really blah mood yesterday. And I don't know why. I've been doing 2 jobs at work this week -- someone on vacation, and the woman who is suppose to do this job in the first place, refuses (and the boss is non-confrontational), so it's left to those of us that can pick up the slack. The one gal actually does the job almost all the time. But she's out of town this week, so I'm doing what I can to help. Fortunately, it's been a slow week for me, relatively speaking.

I am now done with most of my CAP (College of American Pathologists) work until April. Which is good.

Homework hasn't been horrible this week, which has been good, but both the older two did have major science tests. That I hope they passed. *fingers crossed*

Other than that, it's been dull. *laughs* My life is rarely dull.

I have done a spot of writing -- I wrote 2 ficlets for the community, [profile] kaleidoscopefur .  They will be posted tomorrow for my favorite werewolf's birthday. *smooches Remus* .  They are Remus/Tonks.  One is PG, one is R and one follows the other.  They are about 1300 words combined.  Just little ditties.  But hey, it's writing.  *smooches* [personal profile] aggiebell90 who gave them a quickie glance so that I don't embarrass myself too horrible by my idiot mistakes. And she says she loves my R/T stories, so extra *smooches* for her for making me feel all warm and fuzzy about my writing.  I needed some warm and fuzzy vibes.

I'm not sure why, but R/T is coming easier to me than H/G.  So, R/T are getting a lot of action in my corner right now.  Of course, they're thrilled...
ohginnyfan: (H/G QWC by djeterg19)

I will be seeing various doctors more often than I prefer over the next two weeks:

  • Ben was seen in the Urgent Care on Saturday for an ear infection.
  • Ben needs to be re-checked in 14 days by his regular doctor.
  • Nick needs a follow-up chest X-ray for his pneumonia
  • I have an appt scheduled on the 13th for a hormone recheck -- bloodwork and doctor visit.
  • I'm heading to the doctor today because the cough I have from the URI infection from two weeks ago has stalled out and is not getting any better.

Nick and I also had dental appts scheduled for next week, but those got cancelled.

In other news, Joshua's basketball team is 4 - 0 so far.  Their coaches are really very good, and are teaching a lot of strategy techniques.  The team was getting beat pretty hard after the first quarter in yesterday's game by a very aggressive team, and whatever our one coach saw, he was able to communicate to the boys, and they went out and beat the other team by 10 and kept the other team to scoring only 8 point in the last three quarters. (Final score was 25-15).  Their one coach was a pro baseball player, and knows a thing or two about strategy.  He works with the kids individually while the head coach works with the team as a whole.  It's a good system and seems to be working very well for these boys.

Josh isn't much of a basketball player but is one of the taller ones, so he can rebound really good and get it to someone who can move the ball back up the court and score.  He doesn't play a lot each game (although Saturday's game was an easy win, so he was in that game a bit more), but he loves it, so that's what's important.

And next week we have his very first band concert. That will be interesting...

We went and had brunch with Santa on Sunday -- which was very, very nice.  It's sponsored by my hospital, and is an all you can eat buffet with some made-to-order things.  Really good food (considering it's the hospital cafeteria), and the boys got to see Santa -- who Ben still wanted nothing to do with.

And my Color Challenge fiction is up here in my journal.  And I've almost got my fiction for [livejournal.com profile] bringandfly  's birthday done. And I've accepted the Christmas Challenge for the [livejournal.com profile] hbp_ficafest .

PhoenixSong is now accepting submissions for Holiday-Themed stories only.  Stories must be five chapters or shorter to be considered.  See their Homepage and Nest for details.

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Back to work after ten days, and it basically sucked.  Not horrible, work-wise, but I'm still carrying a cough and sound like someone else due to the upper respiratory crap I developed over last week.  I'm feeling better except for the abdominal muscles I've pulled coughing my lungs up.  And my incisions from 5 months ago hurt.

And I had to go for my every 6 month follow-up mammogram of my right side.  So I've been squished today, too.

/end whinging.

Work has actually gone smoothly, albeit busy.  I had to rush and get an order in by Dec. 1st (I thought the deadline was Dec. 15th).  And I had a few things I didn't do right before I left go haywire (nothing major).  I have an audio conference on Wednesday about UNANNOUNCED inspections for the lab in the future (can't you hear my excitement of this announcement coming through your computer?), and while I don't think this will be a huge deal (it better not be), I need to listen to this audio conference to make sure.  Basically, I think what it'll mean to me, is that anywhere from 6 months before my anniversary date here at the lab (March 12th, 2007) until said anniversary date, the inspectors can walk in unannounced and do my inspection that occurs every 2 years.  This means that 6 months prior to that date (approx. Sept 12th, 2006) I'll have to have all my i's dotted and t's crossed in case they walk in, instead of by the date of the inspection.  It also means my paperwork that has to be in prior to inspection (and it's a LOT of paperwork) will have to be in earlier.  Oh Joy..  In all honesty, I can't see them coming in any closer than 3 months prior, but that's just me.  I get 10 blackout dates, which I need to find out if 1 blackout date is one date or can be a block of dates (ie: I'll be out of the lab Nov 17-25th -- is that one date or 7?)

While I've felt they should be doing unannounced inspections for a while, it does suck to see them implement them.  I'll get over it.

In fandom news, I've not written a lick, thanks to the URI I've had.  I've now accepted to small challenges, and must get to work on them.  One is a small drabble for [livejournal.com profile] hpgw_otp and one is a birthday pressie for [livejournal.com profile] bringandfly .  We'll see if I get a chance to write tonight; hubby has band, and it's just the kids and I hanging out after homework.

The eldest announced to my husband as he was getting on the bus this morning, not to forget that he and his two other school-aged brothers have their first chess club meeting tonight after school.  Of course, it's not hubby that has to pick them up.  It's me.  Hubby did email me and asked if I knew about this (of course, I didn't).  My mom later calls and tells me that my eldest called her about it, so that she knew not to meet the schoolbus today, and whether or not she could pick them up.  She called me, and we squared it away.

Life is back to normal at our house. Insanely busy.

We are (mostly) all decorated for the holidays -- we tend to do it the weekend after Christmas, just so it's done and out of the way -- it's hard for us to do it throughout the week, and the weekends get so busy so fast during the holidays.  Hubby and I are both home the four days at Thanksgiving, the house is usually not in horrible shape after hosting Thanksgiving, so we just go ahead and get it done.  The one tree is a monster -- it's a 9 foot artificial that has to be put together branch by branch and not prelit.  That one takes us a while to get up and going.  We hope to buy a pre-lit one soon, but we want one that is multi-colored lights and we haven't found one locally that is reasonably priced.  So we suffer with putting this one together.  We bought it the day after Christmas in 1996, and it still looks good.  I'll take pictures when I get my act together.

I have our large nativity to get out yet, and we have the outside lights to get up.  Then we will be done.  Of course we still have to shop...

And one other tidbit -- I took the older two to see GoF on Tuesday evening (they loved it as much as their mum), and I took all four of them to see Chicken Little on Wednesday.  On Thursday, the youngest (he's 4 1/2) dons the HP glasses from Halloween.  I look at him and say, "Oh, are you my little Harry Potter?"  His response?  "No, mom, I Chicken Little".  Of course it helps that he has a totally innocent face and blonde hair.  Totally believable.



Nov. 16th, 2005 09:58 am
ohginnyfan: (Coffee: from obsessiveicons by enriana)

...And counting...

I fly out tomorrow at 1:10 PM to go meet up with my PhoenixSong buddies.  I am terribly excited, and can't wait for that and the movie.

Kink is still in my neck, but it is better.  I may have to take [livejournal.com profile] sherylyn  up on the "give each other backrubs" thing.

I am almost packed, finishing up laundry and other things that have to be done before I leave. Today is clean up the piles at work.  Should be a simple day.

There are new pictures of R/T at [livejournal.com profile] caladan_dd 's journal.  Go here to view. Be warned:  The one is labelled PG-13, because Remus doesn't have a shirt on.  I do love seeing Remus get some lovin.

Not sure if I'll be on over my trip or not -- if not, y'all enjoy the GoF movie, if you go, and have a great weekend!

ohginnyfan: (Remus/Tonks Kiss by caladan_dd)

Yep, I'm a shameless plugger.  And proud of it.  I've got a new story up at PhoenixSong called, Together.  It's Remus and Tonks (points to icon).  If you need something to read, go check it out.  (/end shameless plug).  Thanks always to my beta team and hugs to [livejournal.com profile] aggiebell90  for posting it up for me.

Click on the link here to fund free mammograms.  It's free and easy to do. Just click the button in the link.

ohginnyfan: (pink ribbon)

Well, it's been a busy morning at work -- I worked and wrote something for a friend of mine in between all the incubations. Anyway, the day is about out, I wrote nine pages and have sent it off, and I'm about ready to head home to meet the bus.

In other news, I am feeling good, but not wonderful. I was a bit more scattered today than I have been. I think things are getting adjusted, but may need more tweaking.

The boys have now all quit Karate. Son 2 wants to take a break, while son 3 doesn't like the fighting aspect. It's okay with me. I actually could use a break from it. We've gone almost non-stop with Karate for almost 3 years.

And Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] aibhinn  I hope it's happy.


Click the Breast Cancer Link and fund free Mammograms. It's free to do. They're still behind on their goal.


Oct. 18th, 2005 04:04 pm
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Today has gone by in a whirlwind -- the day was busy at work, and now I'm home and waiting on the school bus. It is late, because the bus driver was having them do a fire drill today (I know because I went by the switch point, as they were unloading out the back end).

It is odd today -- son 2 had tutoring yesterday instead of today, and Karate has now been moved from Monday to Tuesday, so things are all switched around.

My Remus/Tonks story is now with [livejournal.com profile] aggiebell90  for posting.  *hugs her*

I'm still feeling fairly good on the new hormones.  *fingers crossed* I hope it stays that way.  Will see what the blood work shows in about 2 weeks.

And clicky clicky on the breast cancer site link .  They are way, way behind on their goal of 750 mammograms for the month of October.  Every click is equal to three clicks during this month.  Please go click and fund mammograms.  It's free, and it only takes a moment to make a difference.


Oct. 11th, 2005 01:21 pm
ohginnyfan: (pink ribbon)

[shameless plug] PhoenixSong is hosting it's Annual Best of the Best Contest. Nominations will be accepted through the 13th. Go and nominate your favorites. [/shameless plug]

And just for fun:

My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
ohginnyfan goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as Lily Potter.
aggiebell90 gives you 8 dark blue passionfruit-flavoured pieces of bubblegum.
bringandfly tricks you! You lose 4 pieces of candy!
brother_art gives you 1 teal mint-flavoured pieces of chewing gum.
jeconais gives you 15 green apple-flavoured gummy bats.
jenadamson gives you 16 brown passionfruit-flavoured jawbreakers.
katieay gives you 9 dark green blueberry-flavoured pieces of bubblegum.
kelleypen gives you 1 tan grape-flavoured pieces of bubblegum.
mmmusings tricks you! You lose 10 pieces of candy!
sherylyn gives you 5 teal passionfruit-flavoured pieces of bubblegum.
velvethope gives you 7 pink orange-flavoured pieces of chewing gum.
ohginnyfan ends up with 48 pieces of candy.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.


ohginnyfan: (Coffee: from obsessiveicons by enriana)

I am, once again, wireless at my house. My router up and died back before I had surgery. I had bought one right after I had said surgery, but it's taken me this long to find the time to hook it up. I made an attempt on Monday, and the hub I had would not recognize one of the cords. So I had to get a new cord, and wah-la! It works. I think there is still an issue...something about an IP address not agreeing between my laptop and my desktop, but if my desktop is turned off, it doesn't seem to affect the ability for the laptop to get on. I have to set my palm up tonight, which I don't use for internet at home terribly often because it's so slow. But I want it set up anyway.

The boys were monsters this morning, so my morning didn't start well. I'm leaving work early today -- I need a break from kids and work (which seems to be all my life has been this week), so I'm going to go home to a quiet house and sort mail. I've probably got a stack 6 inches tall.

Submissions are now closed for PhoenixSong. Now to sort through the new submissions.

Hubby due home around 2 (well at the airport) today.  He should get to our home around 4.

And welcome back to [livejournal.com profile] bringandfly  . I hope your computer woes are a thing of the past.  *hugs*  You were missed!

Got to fly!

ohginnyfan: (Coffee: from obsessiveicons by enriana)

My weekend and week will be busy.  My husband leaves tonight for Scotland until Thursday evening.

It has been a long time since I've had to single parent.  The last time I had to for a week was probably when Son 4 was an infant.  And I think the other times since have just been for an overnight and that's been a  couple of years ago.  So this week could be... interesting.

I'm getting my grocery list ready, and will head out as soon as the husband gets back from getting his hair cut.  Then we'll do lunch, and probably just hang out while he gets ready to leave.  He leaves to go to the airport about 3:30, then the boys and I will head to 5:00 Mass at our church and dinner at my parents' church which is right around the corner from our church.  We have to go to the school sometime and pick up Matt's Math book.  He forgot it.  I think we may try to finish up homework tonight after we get home and get baths.

Since we're going to Mass tonight, we'll be able to stay home tomorrow morning (and I won't have to get everyone up, dressed, and out the door for church), and then go to lunch with my Mom, brother and aunt (a weekly tradition).  Then we'll have the afternoon to play and study for any upcoming tests this week (yes, we study in advance -- or we try).  Son 2 has at least 2 tests this week...I think actually 3.

I will probably be online more than usual this week - but it will be after everything is done at home.  I don't sleep well when my hubby is gone and I plan to do some power cleaning while the boys sleep in hopes to wear myself out.  I'm also hoping to do some more writing this week and catch up on things online.  Submissions for PhoenixSong open tomorrow and will remain open until Wednesday night.

If you can spare some "stay safe" thoughts and/or prayers for my hubby while he travels, I would appreciate it.

*begin selfpimpage* And the luverly [livejournal.com profile] aggiebell90  posted my hpgw_otp numbers challenge ficlets at PhoenixSong. */end selfpimpage* *smooches her*

And continued *huggles* for [livejournal.com profile] aggiebell90  and her family as they weather the hurricane.  It doesn't appear to be beating on them too terribly bad.  They appear to be right on the very edge.

ohginnyfan: (H/G dolls - illiriahrising)

I am, at the very least, a bit more cheerful today than I was yesterday.  Joshua brought home papers yesterday, and they were all "decent".  One C -- the rest were A's and B's.  That was a good thing.  Both boys had a bunch of homework yesterday -- Josh had more than Matt, primarily because Josh has a band meeting tonight, plus choir, so he won't have time to complete anything due on Friday.  He has to turn in a rough draft of his Amphibian report on Friday to be checked, and he hadn't started it as of yesterday (he had the research, just nothing written).  Yeah...he didn't budget very well (report was assigned two weeks ago).

Matt is doing remarkably well with most of his assignments.  He has a ton of work to do, but he can do most on his own, with very little help.  The one subject he's having issues in is Social Studies and it has to do with Maps and Map reading.  He can't get the N-S-E-W concept down.  And we've been also working on Latitude/Longitude Northern/Southern hemisphere and Eastern/Western Hemisphere.  The last about threw me for a complete loop.  I'm looking at this map thinking, "huh? I don't remember this."  I'm going to try to find some map activities on the 'net and have his tutor work with him on it.  He has everything completely backwards.

On a good note, he did really well practicing his spelling words (usually a dreadful subject for him), and he did really well studying for his vocabulary test.  Last week, Joshua aced his spelling pretest, so he didn't have to take the final test.  He has his pretest today, and we are hoping he aces this one, so he doesn't have to take the final on Friday.  He is a really good speller, so I would imagine he'll take very few final tests this year for spelling.

Today is the start of the school choir.  I have two in it this year.  Matt has decided to join, too. It meets an hour after school on Thursdays. Band starts in fifth grade, so Josh wants to join.  He and Mike will be going to the band meeting tonight and finding out the details.

I've got my [livejournal.com profile] hpgw_otp  number challenge written and back from [livejournal.com profile] aggiebell90. I hope to get it ready to post either today or tomorrow.  I did two of them, and may just go ahead and post both (I had only one number).  I hope to work on a couple other stories I've got brewing.

ohginnyfan: (Tulips: from obsessiveicons by enriana)

...April, June and November.

New month.  New challenges.

Son 2 continues to forget his homework.  I am trying to find new ways to help him make sure he has his backpack packed completly at the end of the day.

Son 1 has decided to play in the school band.  Nevermind the fact he's had never picked up an instrument (except a guitar) prior to last night.  My husband is so proud, and trying to steer the young one to the alto saxophone.  There is a reason behind his madness -- since he plays alto sax (he's in a community band), he wants our son to play his old sax so he can get a new one.  I don't want to totally influence our son -- I want him to pick what he wants to play.  My parents influenced ("don't do that!") way too many decisions I made growing up that should have been my decisions.  I want my children to have a bit more "decision freedom" than I did.  Anyway, our son and my husband were locked in a back bedroom playing saxophone last night.

Or rather, our son was blowing into the instrument and it was making some...interesting sounds.

Son 3 was bent out of shape that he couldn't try, too.

Son 4's preschool teacher comes for her home visit tonight.  That should be interesting.  This teacher was our first preschool teacher when Son 1 was in preschool.  She was our first, and she'll be our last. *sniff*  Preschool starts Sept. 12th.

Starting to weed through submissions at PhoenixSong.  They close tonight.  We have something like 40 submissions to sort through.  I've gone through about 12 so far.

*Hugs* to [livejournal.com profile] velvethope  and her mom...I hope that she's doing okay.  *sporks VH's mom's company*.

*Hugs* also to a way-to-busy [livejournal.com profile] aggiebell90 .  I hope your life slows down soon.

And in a moment of insanity, I signed up for a ficlet challenge for [livejournal.com profile] hpgw_otp . *waves to [livejournal.com profile] jenadamson * Jen helps run this community, and I had a weak moment.

Hurricane Katrina thoughts )
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Well, I'd like to know why weekends have to go so bloody fast?!? Can someone answer me this?

We actually had a lovely weekend...Weather was beautiful, but we are now very cloudy and overcast and will be getting the remains of Hurricane Katrina as soon as she gets this far north.

Friday night, I found out that son #2 didn't update his agenda from school at all...but he remembers all his assignments, mom!  Honest! Insert eyeroll here.  I love this boy to death, and he's got a decent memory, but not good enough to remember all the assignments once they start piling them on.  Will probably have to have his agenda checked daily by his teachers.

Saturday night, hubby and I had a date night. It was last minute, but we had a great time.  We went to a winery and had dinner.  I was actually lucky to get a reservation on such short notice. Details are under their "events" "cookouts".  For $50.00 a couple, you get a bottle of wine (of your choice), the choice of 2 kinds of salads, steak, baked potato, veggie (it was to die for good corn on the cob this time), bread, choice of 3 desserts, coffee, tea, water.  The deal with the steak is, you grill it yourself.  And it's actually a good time.  They have all sorts of seaonings, and the meat is excellent.  We've done this now twice -- and it's been good both times.  We may go with a group in October.  Anyway, a good time was had by all, and we picked up some bottles of wine.

Sunday was church and lunch with my mom, and grocery shopping, and finishing homework, and packing lunches (for school this week), and....

Typical weekend.

Today it's back to work.

Submissions are now open at PhoenixSong.net.  See the Nest section for details.

And by request, I'm posting a link to a community for HBP [livejournal.com profile] hbp_ficafest .  This is ran by a couple people on my flist. *waves to [livejournal.com profile] elsa241967  and [livejournal.com profile] velvethope * Go check it out.


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