Archive for December, 2016

New Year’s Eve

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

(quote from Neil Gaiman) 2016 sure has been a year. May 2017 be a kinder and more joyful one. Stay safe — see you on the flip side!

2016 Year in Review: Personal Roundup

Friday, December 30th, 2016

Some good things: *walked my first 5K (and bounced my second!) *explored the local state park *went back to the mountains Some milestones: *first car wash *first mattress purchase *first trip to Florida Some movies: *Star Wars (two of them!) *Star Trek Beyond *Ghostbusters Some stuff I learned: *stickers are surprisingly motivating for me *I […]

2016 Year in Review: Journaling

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

My goal for this year was 366 posts (leap year!). I missed three days in August (hiking!), and then two in November (Florida vacation!), all of which were made up for by double-post-days during nanowrimo. (Word count updates, ILU.) Total posts: 364 as of today, but I have two more written and ready to go […]

2016 Year in Review: Photos

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Going with an approximation on this one, I’ll say about 1500 pictures. (Some of the pictures on my phone weren’t taken by me, not sure how to count those…) Most Common Subject: cat! Kismet, such a star <3 Most Pictures in One Day: Florida! Penguins! Randomly Selected Photo*: Also Florida! [*Used a random number generator […]

2016 Year in Review: Pinboard

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

310 pinboard tags this year! Approximately. I mean, a lot of those were non-fic-related — recipes, and wishlist things, and just general helpful links. (Seriously, it looks like I should go back to January and just start re-reading. Look at all those Star Wars cuties!) Let’s see, in an entirely unscientific survey, the fic links […]

2016 Year in Review: Writing

Monday, December 26th, 2016

An easy one! I only wrote two fics this year: the Star Wars story that wouldn’t end, and my nanowrimo story. 1. This Family Just Keeps On Getting Bigger, by marcicat Summary: Han shows up as a ghost, and starts to realize he missed a lot more than he thought in those fifteen years he […]

“candles in the window, carols at the spinet”

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

“For we need a little music, need a little laughter Need a little singing, ringing through the rafter And we need a little snappy happy ever after We need a little Christmas now -“We Need a Little Christmas,” Johnny Mathis version

three nice things

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

Nice things about today: 1. It’s Christmas Eve! Whether you are partaking in the holiday or not, it will soon be over! 2. It’s caturday! (Always a good thing.) 3. Otters!

fic rec Friday

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

A Christmas fic for the holiday weekend! And This Is How I See You, by Emjayelle Merlin/Arthur modern AU — they live across the hall from each other! And there’s pining and pajamas and meddling friends and Christmas tea! “They’re the best. And I’m sure I’m going to receive invitations from most of my friends […]

yankee swap REVEAL

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

I have scored a SWEET BLANKET from the workplace yankee swap! (I realized last night that this brings my total of blankets won in various workplace swaps to four.) Blankets are so useful, though! I love them! (And this one has elephants on it — awww, so cute!) FIVE Starter Suggestions for AWESOME BLANKETS 1. […]