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25 April 2016 @ 02:41 pm
So...how have you been?  
Is that a new top? Fabulous on you!!

So apparently it's been a really really long time since I posted here. Lots of reasons for that, none of which are worth mentioning, really.

What have I been up to? Some of this and a little of that. I've been sewing a lot lately, I'm happy to report! I have finished three quilted wall hangings and will soon have a fourth finished. Here are pictures in case you are curious:

In other family news, my sister got a job which she started in March. She's really liking it. Doesn't pay a ton but she is enjoying the work and the people, and that counts for a lot!!

I'm not writing, like, at all. I've quit watching H50. It isn't the show I fell in love with and my muses have deserted me. I'm sad about it - very sad. But I can't write stories for a show I no longer enjoy. I need to refresh my love of Star Trek. Or I could try my hand at Star Wars. I've never written in that world. (I tend to be a one-fandom girl when it comes to writing.) I'd really like to focus on original fiction but that scares the hell out of me. Which is of course all the more reason I should do it!

Otherwise my life continues to be as boring and non-eventful as ever. Our five dogs continue to be the loves of my life, although they need to eat less. But you can't have everything.

And you? What have you been up to? Catch me up on what I've missed!
mazaher on April 25th, 2016 07:38 pm (UTC)
I'm sooo glad you and your sister are back on your feet, and the dogs are all right!
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on April 25th, 2016 09:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your love and support! It means the world to me!
kaige68kaige68 on April 25th, 2016 07:52 pm (UTC)
Yes! The top is new! I got it at the outlet store this weekend! Isn't it great?

These are gorgeous!!! Very intricate and well done!

YAY for employment. Now, go write that original fic!
Are 6 dogs too many?: Kaige is my Queentkeylasunset on April 25th, 2016 09:30 pm (UTC)
I just knew that top was new! Fabulous.

I owe you many many belated thanks. You are toooooo good to me!!!

Love love love you!
kaige68kaige68 on April 27th, 2016 06:25 pm (UTC)
You are very very welcome!
Lizet Elaine: Hawaii Five 0::Steve & Mary::hugsimplyn2deep on April 25th, 2016 07:52 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear from you! Sad that you're no longer watching the show (I'm not either but thats bc of hiw early i have to be up fir work) and writing. Mostly really sad about the lack of writing because I went back and I've been rereading some of your stuff on AO3.

Those quilts are beautiful! I can't pick which one I like the most though. LOL

As for me, I think it's been longer since I last posted. LOL I'm still working my temp job and I know it's not going to be permanent because that's not how the company works. I also think my time there might be a by the end of May so I've been looking for another job and hopefully it won't take me too long to find and secure one.

I'm still living with my sister and her kids and as soon as I find a full-time job that's permanent I hope to start saving up for you than my own place or a car.

That's pretty much it for me.
Are 6 dogs too many?: redhearttkeylasunset on April 25th, 2016 09:33 pm (UTC)
Hey BB!!! So good to see your name pop up in my notices!

Thank you for the kind words about my writing. I miss it like a limb but if the inspiration is currently around, I'm dry as a desert.

Thanks also for the kind words about my wall hangings. I love making them. Maybe I'll even make money from them!

Wasn't your temp job originally supposed to end before now? It's good that you've had it this long. And something new will come up, I'm sure of it!

How's your mom doing? Are you going to get to visit her any time soon?

Take good care of yourself. And you can always email me if you want to chat!
Lizet Elaine: Hawaii Five 0::team::Ohanasimplyn2deep on April 25th, 2016 10:22 pm (UTC)
The temp job was supposed to end at the beginning of February but when I was logging in my hours one time and December I saw that it had been pushed back to May. However they recently told me my production numbers were down so I have this feeling that I'm going to be let go in May. The friends that I've made there say they don't think I'm going to be let go just moved to a different area. I hope that's the case.

I know what you mean about writing and the lack of inspiration. I have the desire but whenever I pull up the word document I suddenly become bored LOL so I've been sticking to reading.

As for seeing my mom, i was going to surprise her for her 70th brthday last Wednesday, but when i first got the idea for that, i also (thought i) had the opportunity to buy a car and needed/wanted to do that, but those plans fell through and it was too late to get a cheap lane ticket. My mom is planning to comeo out the last week in July and the first week in August, so I'll see her then...and maybe see if she could help me get a car. Im spending close to $400 a month on transportation to work! That's ridiculous and that money could actually go towards a car!

You take care as well! Pop in here to let us know youre still alive and/or are doing okay! I worry.
Stevia Fluntasphaltcowgrrl on April 25th, 2016 08:20 pm (UTC)
As much as I love books, I have to say, the elephant is my favorite! Truly amazing work on all of those.

Congrats to your sister! It makes your life so much easier when you like your job and your co-workers.

I'm so sorry about H50. It sucks to watch a show you once loved fizzle out. But, I hope that this does help you rekindle the love for Star Trek or expand out into something new and exciting as well. Let it serve as a new opportunity!

Original fiction can be scary, but on the other hand, it's freeing and much less constraining than fanfic (at least, that's how it is for me). Try it sometime, even if you don't finish or post it anywhere.

Hah! Gotta love the animals though, right?

Me? I've not been up to much of anything. Just the usual. Working, trying not to strangle any family members. My older girl is learning to drive and my anxiety levels just ratcheted up about fifty notches. She's a great driver, I'm just terrified to have my kid on these streets.
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on April 25th, 2016 09:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the kind words about my wall hangings. I really like the elephant too! He's so happy!

My sister is much relieved, as am I!

Watching a show fizzle is heartbreaking but this may be the impetus I need to write original instead. You're right - it is very freeing, if only it weren't so terrifying.

Don't strangle anyone. They don't have cable in prison, I don't think! Or maybe they do. Still - sarcasm is legal and less stressful!

Take care! And stay off the roads?
Stevia Fluntasphaltcowgrrl on April 26th, 2016 05:55 pm (UTC)
You're so welcome! And he really does look happy. :)

I'm sure you both are.

Yeah, it really can be, especially when it was one you'd been so emotionally invested in for so long. I love not having the constraints of fandom and canon to hold me back, but having to come up with EVERYTHING yourself is rough, too. But you can do it, I know you can! Have fun with it though, that's the whole point, right?

Hah! I've done well so far. Hmm... no cable but maybe I could finally get through the piles and piles of books I have?

Thanks, and you as well. Although, it's not so much my kid I'm worried about, but the idiots that seem to think she has a target on her back. Sheesh. :)
McDanno Isa O'caanmcdanno_isa on April 25th, 2016 09:21 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear about you!! I was worried about the house's issue, I hope things settled well!
Yeah, your not alone on dropped the show, i'm not 100% abandoned, but I wait the rest of fandom give news about the epi to know if i'll watch or not!! :( Sad!!
Sometimes I come back on season 1, where everything was what we fell in love.

I saw your tag, and laughed, because it's so real for me lately. Adult life sucks!

I hope you can find a good place to come back write, anything, original or not, because you are amazing writer, and the world should know that!!

ps: Along to watch season 1, your BPBB Universe fic is still printed on my nightstand for when the miss of our boys getting to hard!

Kisses your babies for me!!
Are 6 dogs too many?: thor approvestkeylasunset on April 25th, 2016 09:37 pm (UTC)
You are so sweet! Thank you! I can't believe BPBB lives on your nightstand. What an awesome compliment!!

Yes, things are much less stressful in my house now. The mortgage will be paid and the fur babies will eat! I will kiss them for you!

Thank you again!

Hugs & Kisses!
a geek in such the wrong way: H50-steve/chin-hughaldoor on April 25th, 2016 09:48 pm (UTC)
These are beautiful! I esp. love the elephants! Keep up the good work!

Do give orig fic a chance if you can! Even if you never get to publish other than to select online places for friends to read, you can have fun with it!

Glad to hear everything's more stable at your place and that your sis found a job she likes!

Nothing major happening at my place, but I must admit to have not watched H50 since mid-S5, though I keep meaning to go back there... however I seem to have enough other shows to watch anyway. Hope you find another fandom you love as much, or that you find inspiration in ST or SW as you'd like to!

Kathy: Alex/Scott listeningkitmerlot1213 on April 26th, 2016 01:24 am (UTC)
Your wall hangings are lovely! And I understand your feelings about H50--the show hasn't felt the same way to me since S4.
dreamwind83dreamwind83 on April 26th, 2016 01:49 am (UTC)
These are lovely! I especially love the elephant quilt. Where did you learn to make these? You should sell these at a crafts fair or on Etsy!

I can understand about H50. I've been watching it on my Tivo, but I haven't been feeling as obsessed with it as I used to. The episodes are much better than some of the previous seasons, and the character development is getting better again, but it's missing something. I'm not sure what though. The fandom for it is still more interesting than the show, I'm afraid. I've been fluctuating between H50 fandom, Kingsman fandom, and Star Trek fandom lately myself.