So, a few months ago I offered up some of Mer's old clothes to people. Terribly sorry for the delay, 'late' is generally how I roll. Yesterday I finally mailed those out.

Except Nicole's, because I'm pretty sure she moved after I got her address and I didn't want to send the package to the wrong place in Canada. That would be bad. So, Nicole, if you would go here: http://mugglechump.livejournal.com/205428.html and leave me your new address, I'll get that out to you this coming week. And you'll get a Christmas card, too.

In fact, if anyone wants a Christmas/other holiday card they should also click on that link and leave me their address, assuming they haven't already done so.

I'm rambling. You get the drift.

In news of things even less scintillating, I'm making a Romy mood theme. It is a long and tedious process, but I want one. Depending on how long it takes me, I may do some for my other characters. We'll see. There are some already-made mood themes for various VRs around, but I've had a hard time finding ones I like. Call me picky. I did manage to find a decent one for Reilly, only to discover that the Si Muove rpg community is set up to use smileys on all entries. Oh well, at least her journal entries will have pretty moods.

I'm almost out of milk and I don't want to go out. Maybe Meredith will stop by today and I can send her erranding for me. *hopes*

Oh, and since music spamming is the thing to do lately, here's my contribution. I love William Joseph. (Dr.Phil? Not so much.)

mugglechump: (Little Mermaid - Shocked Sebastian)
( May. 1st, 2008 09:09 am)
I'm running late for work anyway, so it seemed like a great idea to go through the mail I haven't looked at in a few days. (Known as 'Eff it, I don't want to go to work anyway' logic.) I notice a bright yellow envelope and assume that one of my nifty friends has sent me a card, as they are wont to do from time to time simply because they are nifty. But no. It is not a card from one of my nifty friends.

It's a Mother's Day card -- from my brother, Chris.

I have never, in my entire 35 years of life, received mail from Chris. Ever. Until now.

Chris and I get along fine, but we're just not in touch unless I'm in Florida visiting or he's up here visiting. That's just the way our relationship is. It's not a matter of being estranged, we just communicate better in person, I guess.

This is very strange. Don't get me wrong, it's a pleasant surprise, but it's just SO weird.
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mugglechump: (Christmas cookies)
( Dec. 21st, 2007 10:39 am)
Happy birthday, Urs! I will make you a pretty post when I get home, but I didn't want you to think I'd forgotten about you. I hope you're feeling better and mending well. *snuggles*





(On a non-birthday related note, I got some of my Christmas pressies mailed and got stamps for my international cards. The next shipment of pressies will probably not be until Monday, so everything will be late, but they'll get there eventually. Additionally, I've not been good about acknowledging the mail I've received. I will remedy that tonight or this weekend. Please don't think I'm unappreciative, I love my friends and every card makes me giddy. I'm just very disorganized this year.)
Meredith's official soccer season is over. They ended up in 5th place in the division. Final record 4-3-2; 18 goals scored, 11 goals given up. We have a one day tourney in Delaware on the Sunday after Thanksgiving because it's a great idea to drive hours north in late fall to stand outside all day so you can drive hours back home so you don't miss school/work the next day. *shakes head* My plan for Thanksgiving weekend - I get to be really freakin' cold and tired. Hot dog! Then around the new year they'll start their indoor games. Those are fun - very fast paced, no out-of-bounds, and warm.

I have stromboli in the oven. I <3 stromboli. I don't allow myself to eat it very often, though, because it is god awful fattening. This particular stromboli confuses me a little. At least the packaging does. There are very clear directions for both convection and microwave ovens. The microwave directions state plainly that you should take off the foil wrapping before you cook the stromboli. That makes perfect sense in theory, but there isn't actually any foil wrapping on the stromboli. Bizarre.

I brought work home tonight and there is no way I can allow myself to ignore it because I have a meeting at 10:00 tomorrow morning in which I will need to have this spend plan in good order. Bah. Really not into that tonight. Would much rather read a new chapter of 3K. Of course, there isn't currently a new chapter of 3K to read, but that's not really the point.

The mail I've been intending to send out will hopefully make it to the Post Office by next weekend. My friend Cynthia's daughter is two months old, I should probably get her gift down there. Not to mention some things I've promised folks around here.

Which reminds me, I need a new color printer cartridge. A trip to Walmart is on the list for tomorrow anyway, so I'll pick one up then. Must remember to return the car battery I thought I needed, but didn't.

Clean laundry is taking over my bed. That should probably be folded before the cats get too cozy on it and it loses the 'clean' and just becomes laundry again.

That's all for now.
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( Oct. 25th, 2007 07:10 pm)
I got mail from Gina! The Bean wrote me the greatest haiku ever. *loves my GB*

This week has been so stressing. It's made me very bitchy. Poor Mer has had me on her case for DAYS. Rawr! Hiss! Spit!

I has everyone (of age) read HumbugGirl's Sub-Rosa one-shot series? The first one is Positions of Power. The second is The Secret Keeper. And, the third is The Gift Giver. God I love kink. If you like D/G smut, check her out. Seriously. (ETA: I've realized that there are two additional installments on her LJ! [livejournal.com profile] humbuggirl)

Tomorrow I'm going to the grocery store and buying stuff so I can make Frontier Chowder. Becky called me last weekend to ask me something about the recipe and I haven't been able to get it out of my head since. I wanted to make it tonight, but Mer needed the car to meet her dad for dinner. *pouts* Tomorrow! Frontier Chowder! Yum! I can't find my recipe, but here's the gist of it:

Updated!
Ground turkey, browned
1 can condensed Bean with Bacon soup
1 can water
1 can Bean with Ham soup
1 can corn
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 can tomato soup (condensed)
Fry some bacon and crumble it over the top.

I have no idea why it's called Frontier Chowder, as it doesn't seem particularly frontier-like, nor especially chowder-y. It's good comfort food, though, and easy as can be.

I should also make chili and beef barley stew soon. And maybe some chicken soup with rice (Sipping once, sipping twice, sipping chicken soup with rice! Maurice Sendak owns my soul.) Thank God for cold weather. I love soups and stews! Oh, and I have a pot roast in the freezer... *sigh*
mugglechump: (Penises)
( Oct. 4th, 2007 08:02 pm)
I got mail! TWICE! One lovely letter from [livejournal.com profile] rainpuddle13 and one very sweet card from [livejournal.com profile] water_jade. I love my friends. You guys never fail to make me happy.

I've realized that I have an appalling lack of The Police and Red Hot Chili Peppers in my music portfolio. This must be remedied post haste.

What is the name of the band that does that 'going the distance' song? You know the one.

He's going the distance
He's going for speed
She's all alone (all alone)
All alone in her time of need


That one. They have another one about a woman who changes her name from Kitty? to Kelly? or something like that. WHO IS THAT? I could Google it, but I'm lazy and I figure one of you will know the answer.

It is ridiculous that I'm thinking about turning on the air conditioner at night in the month of October. It is fall, damn it. Act like it!

I'm going to Richard's tonight for pizza and a movie. He's bringing the pizza and I'm bringing the movie. Although he picked it. We're going to watch 'Knocked Up'. So, you may have noticed the breaking-things-off plan is not going so hot. *sigh* I can't seem to find my backbone. Have any of you seen it?

If you haven't been watching [livejournal.com profile] caliga_rpg, you should check it out. I'm not playing because I suck at scening. I have to watch, though, because I'm feeling left out. :/ Because, you know, even if I didn't suck at scening, I totally have time for that with work being crazy and the million and one fics I'm being so very productive on.

I want to post 'The Proposal' on FIA because it will, eventually, be a story that fits the archive (and because it's my 'home' archive, the archive I love the most). But since all I have ready to post is that first Ginny/Lucius bit, I'm a little afraid I'll be chased by D/G fans with pitchforks. Perhaps I'll wait until I've got more of the story written. More prudent?

I haven't used this icon in a long time. I needed to break it out.

Bah, it's getting late. I'd better go get ready.

ETA: Stealthily corrected lyrics.
mugglechump: (Twilight Alice)
( Sep. 11th, 2007 05:01 pm)
Like my Alice icon? I know, I know, her hair isn't right, but she was pale and waifish, and it has that whole red/white/black theme going on. Also, if you look carefully, I colored her eyes to show that she's not thirsty right now. *cough*

I'm getting close to the end of Eclipse, but I'm not quite done yet. Bella is still irritating me. Or, I should say she's irritating me again. I wasn't as upset with her in New Moon as some of you indicated you were. Anyway, I'll write up my thoughts after I finish the rest of this last book.

Speaking of books, I don't think I ever shared my thoughts on City of Bones. I won't go into the plot, but basically... )

I've gotten lots of mail in the last couple days! I got TWO cards and a totally cute DRABBLE from Emmie, and letters from Cyn and Gina! I've said it before and I'll say it again - my friends ROCK!

Oh, and I'm feeling better now. Thank you for all the well wishes! *reiterates bit about friends who rock*

On a sad note, I've decided to put down my handsome black kitty, Jinx. His mobility has gotten really bad due to his neurological problems. It's time. He's not in pain, and he's generally a pretty happy cat, but he doesn't really walk anymore. He pulls himself along with his front paws most of the time. He has a very hard time navigating the litter box, and often falls back out - right through his mess. He has thyroid issues. The fact that he's not sick or in pain makes it really difficult, though. I wouldn't feel as guilty if he was miserable. So, that's happening on Thursday. James is coming out to see him tomorrow. I haven't told Mer yet, but I will tonight. I will miss my little dude. He's a pretty awesome cat.

So tonight I've got to clean up a bit around the house. It's embarrassingly unchanged since James was last over - a month or two ago... I also need to do laundry.

Also, later this evening I'm having dinner with Richard. And I need to go buy cat food and milk. *sigh* I'm glad Mer's practice was cancelled!
mugglechump: (Minerva)
( Aug. 3rd, 2007 11:31 pm)
I got mail from [livejournal.com profile] stellarlyssa! Hurrah! Also, I am practicing calling her by her real name, but I'm not sure I will ever give up 'Lys' entirely. I like Lys - it's got style, and so does she!

Long ass Harry Potter Meme! )
I was too busy bitching this morning to mention the really good things from yesterday.

I got to talk to Emmie! *dances gleefully* My poor Emmie isn't feeling great, but we had a good time talking about Deathly Hallows. Yay!

I also got mail from Gina! She sent me a pretty-licious picture of Jason Isaacs. *drools* That girl knows the way to my heart.

Oh! I upgraded my phone plan yesterday and now have unlimited texts. Yay!

So woo! That was good.
mugglechump: (YAY)
( Jul. 2nd, 2007 11:23 pm)
For Pud's birthday, she sent me mail! My mailbox was officially christened. Which meant I could receive mail from Emmie, too! (Because Emmie is a good, religious girl who couldn't send mail to an un-christened mailbox.) Thank you, lovely ladies! You made me so happy! Also, Cyn, we definitely should get together. I'm 45 minutes closer to you now!

I like my apartment, but Manassas is loud. Purcellville was anything but loud. It takes some getting used to. I'm slowly but surely putting things in their places. Saturday I took four big lawn and leaf bags of clothes and two boxes of household items to Salvation Army. I have more to send them, but that was a good start.

Another meme about me - am I vain or what? )
First, happy stuff! I got a package from Delaney and a card from Dawnie! Woo-hoo! Thank you so much for thinking of me, Delaney dear! Meredith asked if I was going to share with her, to which I replied, "I don't see your name on this box." *g* And thank you, Dawnie, for the card! I love mail. International mail is extremely fun. Did you two get mail from me?

And now for Kate's self-pitying ramble )
mugglechump: (Happy Lamb)
( Dec. 4th, 2006 10:51 pm)
Hooray for MAIL! When I finally got home around 8:30 this evening, James said, "I'm jealous of you. You have three cards in the mail." And I DID! [livejournal.com profile] heyurs sent me a super nice card that made me feel all warm and loved, and I got Christmas cards with very sweet messages from [livejournal.com profile] castoffstarter and [livejournal.com profile] rainpuddle13! What a great way to end a very long day!

Now I just need to get on the stick and mail out my Christmas stuff.

In life news, my grandmother is out of the hospital. She's staying in a nursing home for the next two weeks to finish recuperating. Apparently she got a nurse in the ICU fired. I'm a little fuzzy on the details, but I'll share when I find out more.

Mom is flying home on Wednesday, so I only have to feed the kitty tomorrow night and then pick Mom and Kenny up from the airport at lunchtime Wednesday. I love my family, and my mom's cat, but I'll be very glad to be done with that extra driving every night. And Punkin (the cat) is lonely, so she'll be happy to have company again.

Last night Becky started bleeding a little and went to the hospital. She and the babies seem to be fine, but she's on medical leave until her OB clears her to come back to work. She had an appointment scheduled for Wednesday anyway, so she'll probably be back to work on Thursday. Aside from having a fright, the biggest concern Becky has is that they did a sonogram at the hospital which means she probably won't have one at her appointment like she was supposed to, and she had hoped to get more pictures from it. The hospital, of course, is not set up for that sort of thing.

I have to say, far too many people I know have been in the hospital in the past few weeks. Nobody else can be ill! *points authoritative finger at you all*

I finally turned in my exchange fic this weekend. I was not very happy with it. I'm hoping my dgsmuttakah story turns out better.

I need Christmas-y icons.

That's all for now.

*hugs to all*
mugglechump: (Happy Lamb)
( Nov. 7th, 2006 12:27 am)
Woot! I got mail from my darling [livejournal.com profile] heyurs! It made my night! Thank you, hun! Hearing from you always brightens my day.

I really, truly, have the best friends. I feel very blessed to have you all in my life.

I'm off to bed now. Maybe I can read just a little, but not so much that I'm up until 1:30 or 2:00. Again.

Time management skills. How I need you!
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Hello Flist!  I'm getting together a list of people to whom I'll be sending cards this holiday season.  If you would like to be one of them, please respond to this post with your name and the address I should sent mail to.  Responses are screened.

Thanks!


Edited:  Just to clarify, I'm talking about actual post, although I'll be glad to send email if you prefer.

Further edited:
For those of you wishing to reciprocate with the card-giving, my contact information can be found here:
http://mugglechump.livejournal.com/34962.html

It is a friends-locked entry.

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