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OOC: Going to be a long summer

This summer ,we had so many ideas we wanted to do with the kids , especially since they will have august free from any prior activities.. however with this viral flu going about . that pretty much curtailed alot of it, as well as the Teacher’s Strike in British Columbia that pretty much ended the school year two weeks earlier than planned.. however I have nothing but the fullest support for our teachers, as they pretty much had to work with overcrowded classrooms, little funding from the provincial government,and no contract since last year. 

 With three out of five in the household having to do into emergency, my middle child having to go into ER this morning ; only to find she has a touch of pneumonia ;a result from the viral infection that has been going about .Thankfully her brother and sister ,have pretty much recovered from their bouts, but her dad, is on antibiotics , after having to go into ER himself,and being treated for pneumonia like symptoms which hadn’t quite developed into a full blown case.

So its lots of chicken soup, plenty of liquids and lots of rest for us all..my grocery shopping pretty much  consisted of ingredients for chicken soup, juice, light meals ,and not much else.Not much point when no one has the appetite to eat, nor able to eat much ,so its been lots of broth… at least we got bills paid, rent covered,and some money coming in from strike pay.. tomorrow hubby can apply for Unemployment benefits to get us through summer.On the plus side however, at least it’s early enough in the summer, we can get over the worst of it, and hopefully do some quiet things as a family while everyone gets over this bug.

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2014 in Ramblings

 

OOC: Computer Woes

Just when you think things are starting to settle down ,and get better, life hands you a bag of lemons and laughs at you hysterically. With everyone barely recovering from the viral infection that was going about , my computer decides ok, now it was time to be sick . With the rolling thunderstorms coming in nightly , I have been shutting my computer down at night, so imagine my surprise when I go to boot up my computer, I hear a loud clank and see my heatsink sitting on the bottom of the case. Apparently the adhesive that was holding it on, wore off, and when I phone our local tech, find out they are no longer carrying it ,nor have they have been carrying it for sometime.So I have to make the decision to either take down to the shop today, or wait until I have more money in ; which means no gaming for me for awhile.Thankfully I have a wonderful hubby has let me have access to his computer while he’s at work while mine is down but I don’t want to let it go too long ,since we both enjoy gaming together.

 
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Posted by on June 24, 2014 in Ramblings

 

Baby’s Day out

June  8

Oh what a wonderful time we had at the faire ..little Mirren was one tired little girl but she had fun watching her daddy make a fool of  himself during the games. I must admit hearing her baby giggles and squeals of delight made it more enjoyable for me as well. Though when she saw her father flying through the air  , after being shot out of the cannon; her little eyes were like saucers and she started  crying which stopped when her father appeared before her soaking wet from his landing in the water.

 Though she was a too young to be partaking in the faire foods,  I had a few that wouldn’t upset either of our tummies.. I have to say I did enjoy the funnel cakes, but I avoided the drinks as they gave me heart burn .Found a  quiet spot to nurse her, in the midst of chaos while Fnar kept a watchful eye on us both. Though the fair was a neutral zone, that didn’t allow fighting.. that doesn’t prevent asses of either faction from spouting off.  However that was lost on our little girl who  was more intent on the faire than the posturing of jackasses. Keeping her  close, wrapped in a large sling, she was able to nap off and on during the day, while her father and I walked through the fairegrounds enjoying the day away from the farm. Already our arms were getting full from the numerous  prizes Fnar had won . Mirren took to a shine to a little stuffed Zhevra toy ,and  went to sleep with it  in her chubby little hands. She looks like a little cherub when she’s asleep , with her golden curls  so like her father’s, big rosy cheeks, and little rosebud mouth. She has my dark green eyes, and her grandfather’s nose but her personality is all her own..she knows she’s loved,and that’s the important thing.

 We arrived back home, happy and exhausted.. I certainly got no protest from Mirren when it came to putting her to bed, she was one tired little girl,and her father and I weren’t too far behind . It took everything in us, to get the animals fed and watered for the night,before we both crawled into bed exhausted from the day’s adventures. It was a good day,  one that we all enjoyed as a family .

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2014 in Ramblings

 

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Family Time

June   5 

  Oh my.. .I didn’t realize how fast time flies these days. . I suppose I have been too busy  trying to be a mate and mother to my two darlings that I lost track of time. Little Mirren is growing so fast, she’s already crawling and trying  to talk  ; it takes two of us  trying to  keep  her out of things. We decided to take her to the  Darkmoon  Faire , and enjoy the day as a family . It will be the first time since I went after I gave birth to her,and it would be wonderful to spend time with my two favourite  people .  I think Fnar was   relieved to get away from  his problems for a short while namely being an  obsessed childwoman, who thinks she is mature enough to handle a man  as experienced as my love . He doesn’t speak much of it but I know it worries  him,and scares him of the things she could and would do to get him for her own . From what he has told me  ,she  has been very spoiled and given everything she wanted  by her brother because he felt so bad for her ,growing up without parents, Like Fnar, Fnor had to raise his sister even though he had no clue what he was doing and tried to do his best for her.

Apparently she used to be a sweet girl but living in Silvermoon has given her ideas about her supposed social standing,and made her almost impossible to deal with now . Sadly , I can’t really blame her being the way she is.. especially seeing all the   rest of our society; the ones who aren’t  hardened experienced warriors, are flighty, selfish and self absorbed with no thoughts of anything in their heads other parties, clothes ,and seeing who can get who in their beds. For  all their carousing .. I have  yet children about however  if there are., they are hidden away raised by servants until they are old enough to be shuffled off to boarding school . I feel bad for those children; they are raised on duty and expectations not on love and compassion .. they would grow as useless and flighty as their parents..  in some ways while it was devastating to be torn from my family at a young age, I think it was the best thing that could have happened.. it made me grow up, made me strong and gave me  another family who turned against the current society trends and went feral. Survival was a struggle but we managed,  and love was never withheld. The elders who raised us , were like our parents.. they were stern, loving and patient .. they took a ragtag group of children torn from their  homes and families ,and made them a family.

I  get letters regularly from Foxtail; he’s taken to leadership very well and judging from the letters I got from the others ,he’s doing a fine job of it ..that is good to hear. Several new children were born , which is a good sign… the recent move from Stormpeaks to Grizzly Hills was a wise choice. The clan is growing and thriving ; they will do well.

 I should wrap this up ,  I hear a little girl babbling away to her father..its always so charming to hear  the two of them carry on a conversation at times.Sometimes you don’t have to understand what she is saying but you can certainly get the gist of it by the expressions on her face. Dad, says  she  takes after me in alot of ways, especially the facial expressions. I didn’t have to say a word but  he knew what I was thinking. He is quite proud of  his grand daughter,and tells us we are doing a good  job raising her ..no spoiled princesses here..our little girl is going to be independant, fierce, and definitely has proven to have a mind of her own .In some ways she takes after her aunt Felessa;  whom happens to be the sweetest kindest  young woman I have met, other than Shenagh..hmm.. I think maybe i should introduce them.. both are  in Silvermoon, and  quite close in age .  From the letters I got  from her,  she and Shiav are expecting their first baby in the fall ; certainly didn’t take long but I can’t say anything ..it didn’t  take long before I became pregnant with Mirren . I still shudder about how close I came to losing her , when I had been injured while on patrol. I had no  idea I was pregnant at the time ,and it was a miracle  she survived . The gods were clearly watching over our little girl  .                          

 However I should pack something for us to eat on our way to the Faire ..it will be Mirren’s first.. and I can’t wait to see the look on her little face. I think it will be one of those special family outings for the three of  us.. but I digress, while Fnar and Mirren have their special bonding time  , I will get their clothes ready for them before  I have my bath. I  hope they don’t flood the floor again  .          

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2014 in Ramblings

 

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