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My running list of books I want to read might currently be upwards of 150. ...Oops?

Exchanged where late the sweet birds sang for a copy that wasn't missing a page and was SO HAPPY to find it had dropped in price by $6. Accordingly, I picked up another book - Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse - which is an anthology of short stories including some by George R R Martin, Octavia E Butler, and Orson Scott Card. I'm silly amounts of excited.

I finished where late the sweet birds sang and liked the last half of the book much more than the first half. I love it's themes and messaging, but it feels to me like it ought to have been a much shorter story. The settings are meticulously and beautifully detailed, but most of the characters feel interchangeable (intentionally, I think) and some whole lines of plot feel utterly pointless (unintentionally, I presume). I'm glad I read it and I will probably keep it, but I'm far more likely to pull Alas, Babylon or Earth Abides off the shelf for a reread than this.

On to the anthology! So stupidly excited...

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Things - part eleventy billion

1) My phone auto corrects "Voldemort" to "cold emote." I find this utterly hilarious.

2) My kids' mad love of all things Disney have led to Ava walking around saying "How exasperating!" And Shawn saying "Aw, t'weren't nothin'." I find their choice of phrase quite appropriate as Ava is totally Donald Duck and Shawn is completely Goofy.

3) Shawn is almost entirely potty trained. HALLELUJAH!!!

4) I am very very seriously thinking about turning "Four Girls Sirius Black Could Have Fallen In Love With (And One He Did)" into a series by adding parallel fics about Regulus, James, Remus and Peter. The first fic only took me two years to write so clearly this is an insane idea... Also let's pretend I don't have other writing projects I should be working on.

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Happy birthday Shawn!

My little man is three today! Somehow it's sunny and dry and gorgeous out so we are spending most of the day at the park. He's thrilled (and its free so double yay!). The weather also makes for great pictures...


Hope everyone is having a nice weekend!

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Edit: OMG I had no idea pictures posted from my phone turn out ENORMOUS... Edited for size. Sorry!

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Why do plot bunnies always breed at the most inconvenient times? And when you have other shit you are supposed to be writing? Stupid bunnies... (No, self, you may not write Castle fic. MAY NOT. 'To do' list is too long as it is)

I have like four more (long) scenes and a bit of editing before I'm done with "Four Girls..." But I'm stupidly stuck on a sex scene. I think I'm gonna jump ahead and work on the rest and then come back... I've written plenty of sex scenes before. Not really sure why this one is proving problematic. I'm probably over thinking it.

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So... I was working on Five Minutes to Midnight and... I maybe accidentally finished the whole story. I don't actually know how I got to the end so quickly. Sent it to my betas but I might have the end of the story (which - I will warn you - is a cliffhanger, since this is my "season five" and I will be writing my "season six" next) polished and posted tomorrow or Monday.

I've never accidentally finished writing a story before. I'm really freaking floored by it.

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Shawn kept telling me that he was going to have "fish toes" for breakfast. It made a lot more sense when Dan yelled "Shawn! Your French toast is ready!" LOL

I get the keys in two hours. I slept very little because brain was fixate on how much I have to get done. Of course now I'm tired and will ironically get less done...

I dreamt I was at some kind of movie and Matt Bomer was sitting next to Michael Weatherly and some other dude all chatting away in the same row as me. I didnt approach them and i dreamt that I was too nice to snap a picture and that I then went and flailed on my LJ but I kept having typos and since there were no pictures no one believed me. Even in my dreams I'm too nice.

Oh but then I kept dreaming about leaving my kids places... I was less nice in those dreams I guess

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YAY

I'm so excited its actually ridiculous! We got that triplex rental! It's more than we have been paying but less than they wanted to up our rent to at the apartment. Three bedrooms instead of two, fireplace, laundry ROOM with oodles of shelving, fenced yard with a fair bit of grass and a nice sized wood deck, vaulted ceilings in the living room, can see both our grocery store and the preschool from the yard, covered assigned parking, on a cul-de-sac with twin boys Ava's age next door. Oh and there are brand new windows and doors and insulation. I'm SO THRILLED. We get the keys on the tenth but will still be paying rent at our current place through the end of the month. That's the only big down side so far. Well... And packing. But generally YAY!!!

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